About Us

Mission & Objectives


The mission of the Department of Chemical, Biological, and Materials Engineering is to advance fundamental and applied engineering science of, and to prepare graduates with foundational knowledge and contemporary skills for, the analysis, design, and safe and sustainable operation of chemical, biological, and materials systems, processes, products, and methods in a manner compatible with professional engineering ethics and societal values.


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:

  1. Demonstrate professional engineering competence by holding positions of increasing responsibility in industry, business, government and/or educational institutions;
  2. Publish papers, reports, patents and/or technical presentations at local, national, international meetings or within the professional organization/company with which they are affiliated;
  3. 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

ABET 1: Students will demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

ABET 2: Students will demonstrate 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: Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

ABET 4: Students will demonstrate 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: Students will demonstrate 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: Students will demonstrate an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

ABET 7: Students will demonstrate an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

ABET 8: Students will demonstrate an ability to analyze the hazards associated with chemical, physical and/or biological processes.