Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Undergraduate Mission Statement

The Rowan University Chemical Engineering Program is a student-centered, primarily undergraduate program that incorporates leading-edge educational methods and technology with engineering practice. We prepare students for careers in the global chemical process industry and related fields, and for advanced degree study. Our program provides students with a strong foundation in chemical engineering science and design, and emphasizes the development of effective communication and teaming skills, and professional responsibility in preparation for a career in a diverse global workforce. Throughout the curriculum, students are exposed to chemical engineering methods using hands-on, state-of-the-art experiments, modern computer tools, and problem synthesis and solution approaches. The Chemical Engineering Program is committed to technical excellence, professional responsibility, and lifelong learning.

The Chemical Engineering Program Educational Objectives and associated Student Learning Outcomes of our program are listed below. Last revised December 2012.

Program Educational Objective:

Develop engineers who are successfully using their chemical engineering expertise to adapt to the evolving technological challenges of a wide variety of professional fields.

Student Outcomes

  • Students demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • Students demonstrate the ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data. Students will approach tasks involving the acquisition and interpretation of experimental results in a logical and systematic fashion. Students will design and conduct appropriate experiments that effectively use limited resources to obtain the necessary information.
  • Students demonstrate the ability to apply principles of organic, inorganic, materials chemistry; and some science topics at the advanced level.
  • Students demonstrate the ability to apply chemical engineering principles including conservation balances; fluid, heat and mass transfer; thermodynamics; separations; reaction engineering; unit operations, and process design and control.
  • Students demonstrate the ability to design and evaluate a chemical engineering system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints (e.g. economic, environmental, social, political, health, safety, manufacturability, sustainability).
  • Students demonstrate skills in working with both bench and pilot scale hands-on chemical engineering equipment.

Program Educational Objective:

Develop engineers, who within several years of graduation, are functioning independently and collaboratively in providing creative solution strategies to problems for their employer.

Student Outcomes

  • Students demonstrate the ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • Students demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  • Students demonstrate a knowledge of contemporary issues relevant to the field of chemical engineering.  Students demonstrate an awareness of current technical material (journals, trade publications, web sites, etc.), develop an ability to find relevant current information and use this ability in their curricular assignments.
  • Students demonstrate the ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice (ABET - K).  Students will use the internet and appropriate software packages including spreadsheets, word processors, mathematical packages and process simulators to assist in problem solving.
  • Students demonstrate skills relevant to research and engineering practice.
  • Students demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively. (a) Students in the Chemical Engineering program will write effective documents. (b) Students in the Chemical Engineering program will give effective oral presentations.

Program Educational Objective:

Develop engineers who engage in professional growth and responsible practice.

Student Outcomes

  • Students demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
  • Students have the broad education necessary to incorporate global, economic, environmental and societal context in engineering solutions. 
  • Students recognize the need and are prepared to be engaged in lifelong learning.