The Chemical Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org).

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Chemical Engineering undergraduate program at the University of Connecticut is to prepare students for productive careers in our versatile, dynamic, and evolving discipline. We seek to foster a sense of responsibility and community, create a desire for life long contribution and learning, and nurture an appreciation for scholarship and creativity. Upon graduation, our students will have learned skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and communication necessary for success as practicing chemical engineers and for continued studies in graduate school.

Educational Approach

To achieve its mission, the Chemical Engineering program provides an intensive educational program with faculty dedicated to developing the framework for and stimulating the desire to pursue ongoing active learning. A thorough base in mathematics, physical science, engineering science, laboratory, design, and communication skills is provided through course activities, individual and group-based projects, and independent research.

Our curriculum exposes students to relevant safety, environmental, social, and economic issues facing the engineer in modern society. Our student-to-faculty ratio permits frequent student contact with members of the faculty, creating opportunities for independent research, active advising, and mentoring.

The department provides a student experience that fosters leadership development, encourages creativity and intellectual curiosity, and demands responsible behavior and high quality performance. Flexibility in the curriculum provides opportunities to pursue independent research, a minor, double major, study abroad, honors degree or gain practical job experience through voluntary participation in an industrial co-op program. Particular strengths of the department lie in the areas of biomolecular engineering, advanced materials, energy and the environment, and computer applications.

Program Educational Objectives

  • Our graduates will be gainfully employed in chemical engineering or related career paths including industrial, academic, governmental and non-governmental organizations.
  • Our graduates will continue their professional development by engaging in professional activities and/or training to enhance their careers and/or pursue post-graduate studies.

Student Outcomes

After graduating from UConn with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, a student will possess:

    1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
    2. An ability to 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. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
    4. An ability to 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. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
    6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
    7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Chemical Engineering

Fall 2021 Enrollment

Freshmen 40
Sophomores 43
Juniors 68
Seniors 106
Total 257
2021 Graduates 69
M.S. 6
Ph.D. 57