Program Objectives for the
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

The department recognizes that our graduates will choose to use the knowledge and skills they have acquired during their undergraduate years to pursue a wide variety of career and life goals and we encourage this diversity of paths.

Whatever path graduates choose, be it a job, graduate school, or volunteer service, be it in engineering or another field, we have for our graduates the following objectives:

1.         That they will exhibit strong skills in problem-solving, leadership, teamwork, and communication;

2.         That they will use these skills to contribute to their communities;

3.         That they will make thoughtful, well-informed career choices; and

4.         That they will demonstrate a continuing commitment to and interest in education (their own and others’).

Departmental Educational Outcomes

Graduates from our baccalaureate program should have:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints

(d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

(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, economic, environmental, 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.

(l) ability with engineering application of the basic sciences to the design, analysis, and control of chemical, physical, and biological processes, including the hazards associated with these processes.

Revised Fall 2011

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Date Created: October 7, 2004
Last Modified:Dec. 1 , 2011
Content By: Thatcher Root
Markup By: Thatcher Root