Chemical engineering accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering program at Wayne State University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

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Program mission

We are an academic community of faculty, students, and academic staff committed to the creation and application of chemical engineering and materials science knowledge that contributes to the economic vitality and sustainability of our society. We accomplish our mission by 1) preparing highly skilled professional engineers, 2) conducting basic and applied research, 3) preparing the next generation of scholars, and 4) collaborating with industry to facilitate technology transfer and talent acquisition. Through our work we advance the creation and application of chemical engineering and materials science knowledge, develop future researchers to expand the scientific enterprise, provide highly skilled professional engineers to meet the evolving needs of industry and society, and translate scientific discovery into products and processes that contribute to our wellbeing and the sustainability of our society. Our guiding principles are: 1) professionalism, 2) growth, 3) opportunity, 4) excellence, 5) diversity, inclusion, and equity, 6) multidisciplinary collaboration, and 7) innovation.

Enrollment and graduation statistics

Year (fall semester) Enrollment Degrees awarded
2023 81 26
2022 96 23
2021 121 28
2020 142 37
2019 154 34

Enrollment data reflects the total number of students in BSCHE pre-professional and professional engineering programs. 

Program educational objectives

Program educational objectives describe the career and professional accomplishments for which the program is preparing graduates to achieve within a few years of graduation:

  • PEO 1: Obtain professional positions in the public or private sector, and/or
  • PEO 2: Earn advanced degrees in their area of interest.
  • PEO 3: Acquire and integrate new knowledge, skills and areas of expertise during their careers.
  • PEO 4: Use their engineering skills to contribute in meaningful ways to their local and global communities.

Student outcomes

The following student outcomes are knowledge and abilities that students are expected to have by the time of their graduation. 

  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.