To educate students for the practice of chemical engineering; to conduct research which defines and advances the knowledge frontiers of the profession; and to enrich society and enhance the profession through leadership and technical advice to industry and professional, scientific, governmental, and community organizations.
Within 5 years of graduating from the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, our graduates are expected to achieve one or more of the following milestones:
- Advance professionally in positions of increasing leadership responsibilities within the graduate's chosen career field.
- Earn an advanced degree or an advanced certification in an engineering, business, or technical field.
- Engage in educational, business, or technical activities with global or socially responsible implications.
- Publish scholarly article(s), file patent application(s), or present technical, professional or business seminars.
Our graduates will be able to:
- Apply principles of engineering, science, and mathematics to solve complex chemical engineering problems.
- 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.
- Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in chemical engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.