The Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering and Chemical and Biological Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET: http://www.abet.org

B.S. Degree Program in Chemical Engineering

Mission Statement: The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado seeks to instill in its students an education in the principles and practice of chemical engineering that will serve a broad and dynamic range of career paths and provide a foundation for lifelong professional growth.

B.S. Degree Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Mission Statement: The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado seeks to instill in its students an education in the principles and practice of chemical and biological engineering that will serve a broad and dynamic range of career paths and provide a foundation for lifelong professional growth.

Program Objective: The department prepares our graduates to make significant contributions in many diverse areas. Specifically, within a few years of graduation our graduates will have achieved one or more of the following attributes:

  • In their chosen field, be established in a professional career, be pursuing an advanced degree, or be seeking advanced certification.

  • Be recognized as academic, industrial, or entrepreneurial leaders.

  • Be successfully working and contributing in a variety of technical fields.

  • Be adapting to new technologies and changing professional environments.

Student Outcomes for the B.S. Degree Program in Chemical Engineering

At the time of graduation, our graduates will demonstrate:

(1) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

(2) an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

(3) an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

(4) an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

(5) an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

(6) an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

(7) an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

"Chemical" Program Criteria: The curriculum must include the engineering application of these basic sciences to the design, analysis, and control of chemical, physical, and/or biological processes, including the hazards associated with these processes.

Student Outcomes for the B.S. Degree Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering

At the time of graduation, our graduates will demonstrate:

(1) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

(2) an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

(3) an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

(4) an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

(5) an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

(6) an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

(7) an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

"Chemical" Program Criteria: The curriculum must include the engineering application of these basic sciences to the design, analysis, and control of chemical, physical, and/or biological processes, including the hazards associated with these processes.

"Biological" Program Criteria: a working knowledge of advanced biological sciences consistent with the program educational objectives.

"Biological" Program Criteria: prepare graduates to apply engineering to biological systems.

Annual student enrollment and graduation data for both Chemical Engineering and Chemical and Biological Engineering can be found on the College of Engineering Accreditation webpage.