Accreditation

We are ABET Accredited

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Maryland offers an undergraduate program in Chemical Engineering which is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. ABET accreditation signifies that our program meets defined quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter the workforce.

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Department and Degree Names

The Department's name, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, reflects the fact that traditional chemical engineering paradigms, concepts, and analyses apply equally to chemical and biomolecular systems.  Nevertheless, the undergraduate degree remains Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.

Mission, Objectives, & Outcomes

Mission 

The educational mission of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of physical, chemical and biological processes and with the ability to apply molecular and biomolecular information and methods of discovery into products and the processes by which they are made. Our program provides the unique interdisciplinary academic foundation and scholarly training needed to address complex engineering problems with emphasis on the advancing fields of biological engineering and nanotechnology.

Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering degree program are to produce:

1. Graduates with a solid foundation in chemical engineering science fundamentals as well as a broad background in science and mathematics to equip them to enter professional and chemical engineering practice and to enter graduate study at leading universities.

2. Graduates who will excel in traditional chemical engineering careers and diverse careers in areas such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, medicine, law or business.

3. Graduates who are equipped with solid quantitative problem solving, teamwork, communication skills, adaptability to new technologies, and that have a strong ethical foundation that will serve them throughout their careers.

Student Outcomes

Students graduating from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering will demonstrate the following:

a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
c. 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
d. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, particularly with respect to process safety
g. An ability to communicate effectively
h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
j. A knowledge of contemporary issues
k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice 

 

Facts and Figures

Program Enrollment and Degree Data

Academic Yr
Enrollment Yr
Total UG
Total Grad
Degrees Awarded
   
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
   
B.S.
M.S.
Ph.D.
Current FT 19 64 92 158 4 337 70 76 4 8
2016 PT 0 0 6 14 0 20 10      
  FT 19 82 121 112 4 338 62 66 6 5
2015 PT 0 1 2 12 1 16 5      
 
FT
41
97
84
107
2
332
55
72
8
10
2014 PT
0
1
2
7
0
10
7
     
 
FT
43
81
69
101
3
297
56
60
3
7
2013
PT
0
2
6
10
0
18
5
 
 
 
 
FT
45
65
90
83
4
287
58
53
2
4
2012
PT
1
1
2
5
1
10
5