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:

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
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