ABET Accreditation

UMBC’s B.S. in Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Program Educational Objectives

The department faculty, in consultation with various program constituencies, established the following Program Educational Objectives  – the “Five C’s”. These broad statements describe what our graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation and are based on the needs of our constituencies.

Program Educational Objectives – “The Five C’s”

Within three to five years after graduation:

  • C1. Graduates will have Competency in the Practice of Chemical Engineering.
  • C2. Graduates will have Critical Thinking Ability that will enable them to solve complex engineering or related technical problems.
  • C3. Graduates will have the ability to work in Cooperation with Diverse Teammates.
  • C4. Graduates will be effective Communicators.
  • C5. Graduates will have demonstrated their Commitment to Life-Long Learning.

Student Outcomes

Our Student Outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program. Our seven Student Outcomes are related to our Program Educational Objectives and also map to the outcome requirements of ABET Criterion 3.


  • Identify, Formulate and Solve complex engineering problems.
  • Use of Appropriate Tools to Solve Engineering Problem


  • Design Processes and Evaluate Solutions


  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication


  • Understand Broader Impact
  • Work effectively in teams


  • Ability to develop and conduct experimentation
  • Analyze and Interpret Data


  • Define Problems, Locate and Assimilate Information
  • Self-assessment

Enrollment and Graduation Statistics

Chemical Engineering Program – Enrollment and Graduation Statistics
Enrollment and graduation data are located on the College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT) web site: http://coeit.umbc.edu/enrollment-graduation-data/ .