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Chemical Engineering


Program educational objectives

  1. Graduates will have a strong foundation in chemical engineering theory and practice.
  2. Graduates will have communication and interpersonal skills needed to succeed in a professional environment.
  3. Graduates will be scholars and professionals and dedicated to the betterment of themselves and society.

Student outcomes

An Ohio University Chemical Engineering graduate will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, basic sciences, and computational tools to the solution of chemical and biomolecular engineering problems.
  2. Apply knowledge of chemical and biomolecular engineering theory and science including:
    • Mass and energy balances
    • Thermodynamics (both mechanical and chemical)
    • Transport phenomena (momentum, heat, and mass)
    • Chemical kinetics and reactions (both homogenous and heterogeneous).
  3. Apply knowledge of chemical and biomolecular engineering practice and application, including:
    • Material handling (fluid flow, e.g. piping systems, pumps, compressors)
    • Heat transfer devices (e.g. heat exchangers)
    • Separation systems (e.g. distillation, absorption)
    • Chemical reactors (e.g. batch, CSTR, PFR, dispersion).
  4. Complete experimental studies including:
    • Designing and conducting experiments
    • Formulating mathematical models
    • Interpreting results using statistical tools.
  5. Identify, formulate, and solve chemical and biomolecular engineering problems.
  6. Design chemical processes including:
    • Using process simulators
    • Considering controllability
    • Considering product quality and economics
    • Considering safety and environmental concerns.
  7. Participate effectively in a team through leadership, individual contributions, and multidisciplinary interactions.
  8. Communicate in oral, written, and graphical form.
  9. Articulate the responsibilities of engineering practice including professional responsibilities and ethical responsibilities.
  10. Articulate the interaction between engineering solutions, contemporary issues, and cultural perspectives.
  11. Engage in life-long learning by learning independently and articulating the importance of independent learning for future professional development.

Enrollment and graduation data

Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Fall Headcount 73 79 103 125 129 141 177
6-year Graduation Rate1 75% 77% 75% 67% 57% 56% 88%





1 For cohort entering six years prior to date.