Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
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Our department’s program in chemical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/
You can verify our ABET accreditation by visiting:
1. Program Area: Select “Chemical Engineering.”
2. State/Region: Select “Wisconsin.”
3. Click the “Search” button.
Fall 2017 -2018 enrollment: 557
August 2016 to May 2017 BS degrees: 128
The department recognizes that our graduates will choose to use the knowledge and skills they have acquired during their undergraduate years to pursue a wide variety of career and life goals and we encourage this diversity of paths.
Whatever path graduates choose, be it a job, graduate school, or volunteer service, be it in engineering or another field, within the next 5 years and beyond, we expect students to develop and embody the following traits:
- That they will exhibit strong skills in problem-solving, leadership, teamwork, and communication;
- That they will use these skills to contribute to their communities;
- That they will make thoughtful, well-informed career choices; and
- That they will demonstrate a continuing commitment to and interest in education (their own and others’).
Graduates from our baccalaureate program should have:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints
- an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to communicate effectively
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
- an ability with engineering application of the basic sciences to the design, analysis, and control of chemical, physical, and biological processes, including the hazards associated with these processes.
Engineering students at UW-Madison can participate in more than 50 engineering-affiliated student organizations, most of which host outreach activities.