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ABET Criterion 2. Program Educational Objectives
Each program for which an institution seeks accreditation or reaccreditation must have in place:
(a) published educational objectives that are consistent with the mission of the institution and these criteria
(b) a process that periodically documents and demonstrates that the objectives are based on the needs of the program's various constituencies
(c) an assessment and evaluation process that periodically documents and demonstrates the degree to which these objectives are attained.
Department of Chemical Engineering Program Objectives
Preamble: In compliance with the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the Department of Chemical Engineering at Auburn University has developed and maintained a well-defined set of Educational Objectives and desired Program 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.
Revised and Approved by Chemical Engineering Alumni Industrial Advisory Board and CHEN Faculty: November 2010