The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, established in 1937 at the University of Maryland, provides students with a fundamental understanding of physical, chemical and biological processes and the ability to apply molecular and biomolecular information and methods of discovery into products and the processes by which they are made. Our Undergraduate and Graduate programs provide 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. Our Undergraduate program is ABET accredited! For more information on our accredidation, please follow this link.


Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of the chemical engineering degree program are to produce graduates who:

  • Succeed in professional chemical engineering practice and in the pursuit of advanced degrees
  • Excel in traditional chemical engineering careers and diverse areas such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, medicine, law or business
  • Adapt to new technologies, with a strong ethical foundation that serves them throughout their careers

Student Outcomes

Students graduating with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering will demonstrate the following:

1.  An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2.  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

3.  An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4.  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

5.  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

6.  An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

7.  An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies