Texas Tech University

Objectives & Outcomes

Chemical Engineering BS

Program Educational Objectives

The Program Educational Objectives define future roles for which we are preparing our graduates. The program educational objectives for the graduates of the Chemical Engineering BS program at Texas Tech University are:

  • Graduates will be successful in chemical engineering-related careers and other diverse career paths.
  • Graduates will continue professional development and will pursue continuing education opportunities relevant to their careers.
  • Some graduates will pursue advanced degrees.

Student Outcomes

The Student Outcomes define the knowledge and skills that will be mastered by our graduates. Graduates of the Chemical Engineering BS program at Texas Tech University attain the following educational outcomes:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An 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.
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life−long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Chemical Engineering Program Specific Criteria

  • The curriculum provides a thorough grounding in the basic sciences including chemistry, physics, and/or biology, with some content at an advanced level, as appropriate to the objectives of the program.
  • The curriculum includes the engineering application of these basic sciences to the design, analysis, and control of chemical, physical, and/or biological processes, including the hazards associated with these processes.


Fall 2017

Department Fndl Bachelor's Master's Doctoral Total
Department of Chemical Engineering 264 289 8 79 640

Degrees Awarded

Academic Year 2016 - 2017

Degrees awarded: December 2016, May 2017, August 2017

Department Bachelor's Master's Doctoral Total
Department of Chemical Engineering 76 13 6 95


The Program Educational Objectives, Student Outcomes & Program Specific Criteria are presented in the 2017-2018 course catalog.

The Chemical Engineering BS program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 

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