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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Accreditation

ABET Chemical Engineering

Accreditation

The Washington State University program in Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives

Objective 1: Engage successfully in graduate or professional education or entry-level employment.

Objective 2: Perform responsibly and professionally in their chosen career paths.

Objective 3: Exhibit continued growth of effective communication and collaboration skills.

Objective 4: Demonstrate ongoing development of competent and innovative problem solving skills.

Objective 5: Continue learning and accept increasing levels of responsibility over time.

Student Outcomes

  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.

In addition to these outcomes we will also monitor the program criteria for chemical, biochemical, biomolecular, or similarly named engineering programs, as set forth by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). These criteria are, respectively:

“The curriculum must provide (1) a thorough grounding in the basic sciences including chemistry, physics, and biology, with some content at an advanced level, as appropriate to the objectives of the program. The curriculum must include (2) 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.” (Numerals added to original AIChE statement.)

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

YearEnrollmentDegrees Awarded
201824052
201725657
201627256
201529852
201428430

Enrollment data is for the Fall semester of the year identified.
Degrees awarded are for the Fiscal year (July 1-June 30) ending in the year identified.

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Contact Information

Maria Greaney Curry
Academic Coordinator
mgreaney@wsu.edu
509-335-1041