ABET Accreditation - Chemical Engineering
The Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET under the commission’s General Criteria and Program Criteria for Chemical Engineering.
Why accreditation matters
Accreditation is a voluntary, peer-review process that requires programs to undergo comprehensive, periodic evaluations. These evaluations focus on program curricula, faculty, facilities, institutional support and other important areas.
ABET is the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. ABET accreditation demonstrates a program’s commitment to providing a quality education.
One of the key elements of ABET accreditation is the requirement that programs continuously improve the quality of education provided. As part of this continuous improvement requirement, programs set specific measurable goals for their students and graduates, assess their success at reaching those goals and improve their programs based on the results of their assessment.
Accreditation also helps students and their parents choose quality college programs, enables employers and graduate schools to recruit graduates they know are well-prepared and assists registration, licensure and certification boards in screening applicants.
Chemical Engineering Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
Within three to five years of obtaining a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, a graduate is expected to achieve the following:
- Technical: Graduates demonstrate their ability to solve impactful problems and communicate effectively in chemical engineering or other multidisciplinary areas.
- Professionalism and ethics: Graduates will be capable of developing innovative ideas and conduct work that meets engineering safety, professional and ethical standards.
- Engagement: Graduates will engage in solving socially relevant problems to improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the workplace and the community.
Chemical Engineering Student Learning Outcomes (SOs)
Students will have:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- 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
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- 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
- 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
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Undergraduate degrees and enrollment
Enrollment data includes all bachelor's degree students.