BS Chemical Engineering ABET Student Learning Outcomes

Attributes of a SJSU Chemical Engineering BS student by the time of graduation:

  • Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
      • Analyze systems through material and energy balances models
      • Specify operating conditions for a heat exchanger to meet performance requirements
      • Evaluate the design of a non-isothermal reactor for a chemical process.
  • Ability to design/conduct experiments and analyze/interpret data
      • Conduct an experiment for a unit operation experiment
      • Analyze and interpret data for chemical reaction kinetics
      • Design an experiment for a unit operation experiment
      • Analyze and interpret data for a unit operation experiment
  • Ability to design system, component or process to meet desired needs
      • Design an isothermal reactor for a chemical process.
      • Complete process operating risk analyses for a plant and develop inherently safe system to minimize risk
      • Analyze, design and evaluate mass transfer processes for specific applications
  • Ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
      • Function effectively on multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
      • Analyze a thermal system for appropriate heat transfer prediction
      • Compare alternative reactor designs and select the most effective choice for a given process
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
      • Students demonstrate knowledge of code of engineering ethics
      • Identify the ethical issues in a case study
      • Students can design a strategy to manage a situation where an employee/subordinate commits a violation of engineering ethics
  • Ability to communicate effectively
      • Write effectively
      • Give an effective oral presentation
  • Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal context
      • Appraise the inherent safety strategies applied in an experiment or process
      • Estimate the societal impact of a project on the surrounding community
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning
      • Evaluate a technical process based on a journal review article.
  • Knowledge of emerging and new technologies and contemporary social issues
      • Evaluate relative technical and economic merit for alternate process configurations
  • Ability to use the techniques, skills and modern tools necessary for engineering practice
      • Use simulation software to design a unit operation to meet specified performance criteria.
      • Use non-linear regression to evaluate kinetic mechanisms.