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Education Objectives and Outcomes

Educational Objectives

Chemical engineering graduates of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, possess the knowledge base, intellectual skills, and professional commitment which prepare them for innovative technical leadership, graduate study, productive service to society, and continued professional growth through lifelong learning. Preparation is based in the attainment of the objectives identified below, regular evaluation of the achievement of these objectives, and use of evaluation results to improve the educational process.

  • Graduates of the UT Knoxville chemical engineering program will meet or exceed the expectations of employers of chemical engineers.
  • Qualified graduates of the UT Knoxville chemical engineering program will pursue graduate or advanced professional study if desired.
  • Graduates of the UT Knoxville chemical engineering program will continue their professional growth through lifelong learning.
  • Graduates of the UT Knoxville chemical engineering program will pursue career progression toward positions of technical or managerial leadership.

Student Outcomes

Students of the UTK Chemical Engineering program are able to demonstrate the following student outcomes:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

These Student Outcomes are subject to regular evaluation to improve the educational process.

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