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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:

(abet 1) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
(abet 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
(abet 3) an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
(abet 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
(abet 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
(abet 6) an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
(abet 7) an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
(abet 8) Students will demonstrate ability to analyze the hazards associated with chemical, physical and/or biological processes.