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.