Student Learning Outcomes and Program Educational Objectives: Chemical Engineering BS


Fall 2022 Enrollment


Degrees Awarded in 2021-2022

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate attainment of the following learning outcomes upon graduating:


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

Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, graduates of the Bachelor of Science degree program in chemical engineering at RIT are expected to meet the following objectives. 


1. Systems-Based Integrators - Demonstrates an ability to draw upon the fundamental knowledge, skills, and tools of chemical engineering to develop scale-appropriate system-based engineering solutions that satisfy constraints imposed by a global society.

2. Life-Long Learners - Demonstrates an ability to enhance their skills through formal education and training, independent inquiry, and professional development. 

3. Engineering Professionals - Demonstrates an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with others, and to have demonstrated leadership, accountability, initiative, and ethical and social responsibility.

4. Graduate Education - Demonstrates the ability to successfully pursue graduate degrees at the Master's and/or Ph.D. level for those graduates that have the interest and relevant qualifications.