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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree programs in chemical engineering and materials science and 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.

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

Educational objectives of the Chemical Engineering program are to prepare students who:

  • are well grounded in the fundamentals of chemical engineering,
  • can understand, analyze, and design efficient processes,
  • are proficient in the oral and written communication of their work and ideas,
  • are able to work in multidisciplinary teams in conjunction with their design, formulation of problems, and conducting of experiments,
  • understand the safety and environmental consequences of their work, and
  • are instilled with a sense of social responsibility, ethics, and a commitment to life-long learning

Educational objectives of the Materials Science and Engineering program are to educate graduates who will:

  • Use their mathematics and science background to formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • Remain current in modern technology and in tools of engineering practice.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of current economic and societal issues associated with engineering projects and their impacts.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with engineers and non-engineers while working independently or on teams to develop engineering solutions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of their professional and ethical responsibilities as engineers and uphold their responsibility to the public and occupational health and safety.
  • Demonstrate the importance of life-long learning and continued professional growth.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes for the chemical engineering and the materials science and 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
Bachelors — B.S. 161 177 172 150
Masters — M.Engr. & M.S. 12 9 5 9
Doctoral — Ph.D. 1 6 9 8
Degrees awarded in Chemical Engineering.
Degree level 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Bachelors 29 17 22 30
Masters 4 1 5 4
Doctoral 3 2 0 0
Enrollment data for Materials Science and Engineering.
Degree level — Degree Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017
Bachelors — B.S. 47 36 42 38
Masters — M.Engr. & M.S. 3 4 4 7
Doctoral — Ph.D. 3 5 5 6
Degrees awarded in Materials Science and Engineering.
Degree level 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Bachelors 3 4 4 8
Masters 3 2 2 1
Doctoral 1 1 1 1

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Buchanan Engineering Building Rm. 308

Mailing Address:

Chemical and Materials Science Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1021
Moscow, ID 83844-1021

Phone: 208-885-7572

Fax: 208-885-7462

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