Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes


Program Educational Objectives

In compliance with ABET, the Department of Chemical Engineering at Auburn University has developed and maintained a well-defined set of Program Educational Objectives and desired Student Outcomes. The objectives and outcomes undergo continuous review and modification to assure the quality of our program and graduates. Our review process employs feedback instruments such as surveys and other assessment tools. These broad objectives describe the career and professional accomplishments of our graduates consistent with our constituents' needs and expectations. The most recent version of our educational objective list is given below.

1. Our graduates apply their technical proficiency for the professional practice of chemical engineering or any other career path they choose.

(a) They successfully utilize practical engineering skills and have productive, gainful, and ethical careers in chemical and related industries and organizations.

(b) They successfully pursue advanced technical and professional degrees.

(c) They successfully transition into other professional areas, such as medicine, law, business or management.

2. Our graduates contribute to the professional practice of their chosen field through effective communication, leadership, teamwork, and service, while maintaining high ethical and professional standards.

3. Our graduates apply high standards in the performance of their professional work including global and societal issues such as health, safety, and the protection of the environment.

4. Our graduates demonstrate continued life-long learning through professional activities and training, the pursuit of higher educational degrees, and individual professional improvement.

Approved by Chemical Engineering Alumni Industrial Advisory Board and CHEN Faculty: September 2015

Student Outcomes

The Auburn University chemical engineering program is designed to produce graduates with the following attributes, skills and capabilities:

AUCHEN (A): Our graduates have acquired and can apply knowledge in the areas of mathematics, science and engineering to solve problems encountered in the practice of chemical engineering.

AUCHEN (B): Our graduates have acquired the ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

AUCHEN (C): Our graduates have acquired the ability to design systems, components, or processes to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.

AUCHEN (D): Our graduates have acquired an ability to function effectively on multidisciplinary teams.

AUCHEN (E): Our graduates have acquired an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

AUCHEN (F): Our graduates will understand and appreciate the need for professional integrity and ethical decision making in the professional practice of chemical engineering.

AUCHEN (G1): Our graduates have acquired the ability to communicate effectively when employing written communications.

AUCHEN (G2): Our graduates have acquired the ability to communicate effectively when employing oral communications.

AUCHEN (H): Our graduates have acquired the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

AUCHEN (I): Our graduates have acquired an appreciation of the need for continued education after graduation as well as possess the ability to engage in life-long learning to maintain and enhance their professional abilities.

AUCHEN (J): Our graduates have acquired an understanding of contemporary issues and their impact on the professional practice of chemical engineering.

AUCHEN (K): Our graduates have acquired the ability to utilize the techniques, skills, modern engineering tools and computer-based technologies necessary for effective chemical engineering practice.




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