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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree programs in chemical engineering and biological engineering at the University of Idaho are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The mission of these programs is to provide quality educational programs firmly based in fundamental concepts and to perform and publish outstanding chemical engineering research.

Chemical Engineering Program Goals

Goals for the chemical engineering and the materials science and engineering programs are:

  • to prepare students with a broad-based education grounded in fundamentals,
  • to maintain an environment that promotes effective student/faculty involvement in teaching, research, and mentoring,
  • to promote an active interaction with regional industries, and
  • to graduate students capable of independent learning

Biological Engineering Program Educational Objectives

  1. Learn and Integrate: Graduates will demonstrate increasing responsibility and leadership in teams that identify, formulate, and solve contemporary biological engineering problems.
  2. Think and Create: Graduates will demonstrate ability to apply and broaden their skillsets to design systems, components and processes to address engineering problems for a changing world.
  3. Communicate: Graduates will demonstrate ability to effectively communicate professional content in appropriate formats with team members and stakeholders.
  4. Clarify Purpose and Perspective: Graduates will demonstrate increasing awareness of professional and ethical responsibilities, and engage in life-long learning.
  5. Practice Citizenship: Graduates will demonstrate increasing engagement with local, national and global communities to improve human health and safety, and protect the environment.

The program educational objectives for graduates from the Chemical Engineering baccalaureate program are to:

  1. Advance their careers through demonstrated skill in engineering analysis, modeling and simulations, experimental methods, application of codes and standards, process implementation, product manufacturing, and design.
  2. Drive client and stakeholder satisfaction through ethical, sustainable, and safe work practices, effective project management, and optimal use of time, talents, and budgetary resources.
  3. Become acknowledged as an effective communicator within their field or industry through the creation of clear problem statements, informative technical reports, and useful participation in technical conferences or through knowledge-sharing technologies.
  4. Prioritize life-long learning and advancement through innovation, entrepreneurship, activity in professional societies, organizations, and communities, pursuit of continuing education and graduate degrees, professional licenses or certifications, or other professional development activities.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes for the chemical and biological engineering programs are that students will have:

  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
Enrollment data for Chemical Engineering.
Degree level — Degree Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
Bachelors — B.S. 150 170 169 140 115  104
Masters — M.Engr. & M.S. 12 9 5 9 11  9
Doctoral — Ph.D. 1 6 9 8 11  11
Degrees awarded in Chemical Engineering.
Degree level 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18  2018-19
Bachelors 29 17 22 30 29  18
Masters 4 1 5 4 5  3
Doctoral 3 2 0 0 1  0
Enrollment data for the Department of Biological Engineering.
Degree level — Degree Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
Bachelors — B.S. 61 61 55 66 79  81
Masters — M.Engr. & M.S. 6 7 8 6 7  6
Doctorate — Ph.D. 5 5 5 6 6  10
Degrees awarded by the Department of Biological Engineering.
Degree level 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18  2018-19
Bachelors 16 6 15 8 12  6
Masters 4 1 2 6 1  3
Doctoral 0 1 1 1 2  1

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Mailing Address:

Chemical & Biological Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, ID 83844

Phone: 208-885-6182

Fax: 208-885-7908