The Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (BSChE) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

ABET, Inc. is the governing agency responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and certifying the quality of applied science, computing, engineering, and technology education.

Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Enrollment and B.S. Degree Statistics

Academic Year 2022-2023 2021-2022 2020-2021 2019-2020 2018-2019 2017-2018
Undergraduate Fall Enrollment 172 216 230 251 267 278
B.S. Degrees Awarded   53 46 64 54 54


Program Educational Objectives

The Department of Chemical Engineering at UMD produces engineers with a strong foundation of technical, communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills required for professional success, who:

  1. Pursue meaningful careers where they apply their engineering and problem-solving skills.
  2. Pursue advanced studies or other forms of continuous learning.
  3. Value their UMD chemical engineering education and endorse the program and its students.

Student Outcomes

By the completion of their undergraduate studies, students are expected to demonstrate an ability to:

1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

2. 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. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences. 

4. 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. Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.

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

7. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.