The McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Consistent with the mission of The University of Texas at Austin and the Cockrell School of Engineering, the needs our constituencies and ABET accreditation criteria, we have the following Program Educational Objectives.

Our graduates will:

  1. Become leading professionals who advance chemical engineering practice and knowledge in multiple fields, such as energy, materials, environmental and systems engineering, electronics, biotechnology, human health, public service, and education.
  2. Continue to educate themselves, seeking new and innovative engineering approaches as dictated by their needs, interests, and circumstances.
  3. Become ethical and productive engineers, who recognize and acknowledge the local and global impacts of engineering technology on humans and the environment.

The faculty has designed a rigorous, demanding, state-of-the-art curriculum that integrates lectures and laboratory experience. It provides a thorough grounding in the basic sciences including chemistry, physics, and/or biology, with content at an advanced level appropriate to the objectives of the program. The curriculum includes the engineering application of these basic sciences to the design, analysis, and control of processes, including the hazards associated with these processes.

Graduation from the chemical engineering degree program signifies attainment of the following 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

Learn more about our department, including program enrollment and degrees awarded, or data on all Cockrell School of Engineering programs.