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 Year2023-20242022-20232021-20222020-20212019-20202018-2019
Undergraduate Fall Enrollment183172216230251267
B.S. Degrees Awarded 4353467154


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.