Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

BSChE Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

The educational objectives of the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering's undergraduate program are that, within a few years of program completion, graduates will have used the knowledge and skills gained through academic preparation and post-graduation experience so they have:

Advanced in the chemical engineering profession, obtained professional licensure, and applied engineering knowledge and problem-solving skills to multi-disciplinary projects.
Incorporated economic, environmental, social, regulatory, constructability, safety, and sustainability considerations into the practice of chemical engineering.

Exhibited effective communication skills, teamwork, leadership, initiative, project management, and professional and ethical behavior.


Continued their technical and professional development, which may include graduate level education, continuing education, and participation in professional organizations.

BSChE Student Outcomes

Graduates of the Chemical Engineering Program at the University of South Alabama will:

a.  Have the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and engineering to analyze chemical engineering processes.

b.  Have the ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data of importance to the design and operation of chemical processes.

c.  Have the 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.  Have the ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.

e.  Have the ability to identify, formulate, and solve chemical engineering problems.

f.  Have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

g.  Have the ability to communicate effectively.

h.  Have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

i.  Have a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

j.  Have a knowledge of contemporary issues in chemical engineering.

k.  Have the ability to use the modern engineering skills and tools necessary for chemical engineering practice either in industry, or in pursuit of advanced education.