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Mission & Objectives


The mission of the Department of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering is to prepare graduates with fundamental knowledge and contemporary skills for the development, economic design, and safe operation of chemical and biological systems, processes, products, and methods in a manner compatible with societal values.

Origin: Faculty assessment, input from employers, alumni regarding the Dec 2000 Mission Statement. Discussed by the faculty during Spring of 2006 and adopted by faculty on May 1, 2006. Presented and accepted by the Industrial Advisory Board during the May 5, 2006 meeting.

(As amended and accepted by faculty on Jan 10, 2007)

The overall objective of the bachelor's degree program in chemical engineering at the University of South Florida is to prepare graduates for successful careers in the chemical engineering and related professions. Accordingly, graduates of this program who have chosen to pursue a career in engineering shall achieve the following within a few years after graduation:

Demonstrate professional engineering competence by holding positions of increasing responsibility in industry, business, government and/or educational institutions
Publish papers, reports, patents and/or technical presentations at local, national, international meetings or within the professional organization/company that they are affiliated with.
Continue to improve their technical skills, knowledge and understanding through continuing education, pursuit of advanced degrees, and/or pursuit of professional license in their chosen profession.

Expected Student Outcomes for B.S. in Chemical Engineering

The graduates of the B.S. degree program in Chemical Engineering Program at USF will demonstrate that they have:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
(c) 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
(d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g) an ability to communicate effectively
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for chemical engineering practice.
(l) an ability to analyze the hazards associated with chemical, physical and biological processes.