Mission & Objectives

Our Mission

As a collegial community of faculty, staff, and students, we strive for innovation, leadership, and excellence in chemical engineering scholarship, education and service. We endeavor to promote the development and education of future leaders in chemical engineering. We seek to create and sustain a mutually supportive, stimulating environment to promote the individual and professional growth of members of our academic community.

Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives are described after examining the mission of Rutgers, the School of Engineering and the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.

a. Mission

The mission statement for the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering represents the goals for both the undergraduate and graduate programs; it was crafted to reflect the vision of the Department and to be consistent with the mission for Rutgers and the School of Engineering.

The mission statements for the University, School of Engineering and Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department are as follows.

Institute - Rutgers, New Jersey’s preeminent public university, is one of a small number of comprehensive research universities that is both prepared and committed to exercise national leadership for higher education. We are dedicated to a standard
of quality that makes Rutgers a preferred choice for students, a first-rate intellectual environment for faculty, and an outstanding place to work for staff.

We are committed to:

  • Creating knowledge and ideas for the improvement of the human condition.
  • Preparing students to meet the needs of a changing society and encouraging their personal and professional growth.
  • Advancing the well-being of our communities, state, and nation.

Rutgers seeks nothing less than to become one of America’s very best universities.

School of Engineering - The Delivery of Excellent Education, Research, Service and Economic Development.

Vision
- A friendly environment of relevant scholarship with the respect of our academic peers.
- Multidisciplinary activities with strong (traditional) academic departments.
- Mission elements as irreducible whole.
- Close collaborative relationship with State and Industry.
- Recognized value of intellectual propery.

To prepare men and women through education and research for the imaginative, purposeful and thoughtful creation and utilization of knowledge and technology designed to improve the human condition and maintain the diversity of life on Earth.

 

Chemical Engineering Department - As a collegial community of faculty, staff, and students, we strive for innovation, leadership, and excellence in chemical engineering scholarship, education and service. We endeavor to promote the development and education of future leaders in chemical engineering. We seek to create and sustain a mutually supportive, stimulating environment to promote the individual and professional growth of members of our academic community.

b. Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, Rutgers chemical engineering graduates will:

  • be innovative, competent, contributing engineers

Apply engineering and science principles and methods to solve challenging, realworld engineering problems. Demonstrate excellent communication and teamwork skills. Adhere to high ethical standards.

  • take on new responsibilities, move into new areas of opportunity and assume leadership roles


Advance to positions of increasing responsibility and expertise. Earn promotions and assume team leadership positions. Interact and collaborate on multidisciplinary teams.

  • continue their professional development, with some obtaining advanced degrees in engineering and allied disciplines, including business, medicine and law


Engage in professional training to remain current in the field; transition into new areas through work experiences and/or completion of an advanced degree.

These objectives are consistent not only with the mission of the Department in serving the broad reach of our constituencies, but also with the missions of Rutgers and the School of Engineering.

Educational Outcomes For CBE Graduates

Each Chemical and Biochemical Engineering student will demonstrate the following attributes by the time they graduate:

a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics (including multivariable calculus, differential equations, linear algebra and statistics), science (including chemistry, calculus-based physics and the life sciences), and engineering. 
b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data. 
c) an ability to design and realize a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary/multi-functional teams (this can be defined as a mix of biochemical and chemical engineers, or as a group of students working on a different roles of a project). 
e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. 
f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. 
g) an ability to communicate effectively. 
h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context. 
i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning. 
j) a knowledge of contemporary issues. 
k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

 

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