University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Chemical Engineering

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Pitt-Johnstown began offering a Chemical Engineering (ChE) bachelor's degree in 2015. The enrollment has grown incrementally, more than doubling in size since 2017.

The ChE curriculum prepares students for a broad variety of positions in the chemical and petroleum industry through instruction in advanced chemistry, process control, system dynamics and design.

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Program Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

Pitt-Johnstown Chemical Engineering graduates will:

  • gain employment in professional careers (often in positions of technical expertise in chemical engineering, but also including professions such as medicine, law, business, finance, non-profit organizations, government, education, etc.) and/or enroll in graduate studies.

  • be committed to lifelong learning throughout their careers

  • work on teams and assume positions of leadership as their careers develop

  • recognize the importance of utilizing their knowledge, skills, and initiative for the benefit of society and demonstrate that understanding through their interactions within their community, in government, or in society as a whole.

Student Outcomes

Pitt-Johnstown Chemical Engineering students will develop the ability to:

  1. identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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. communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. 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. develop 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. develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.