The programs leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering are both accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. ABET, the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology, is a federation of 28 professional and technical societies representing these fields. You may learn more about ABET on the organization's web site. You may also view the 2012-2013 ABET EAC Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs to read the requirements that engineering programs must currently meet to become accredited. The enrollment and graduation data for the Chemical Engineering and Biochemical Engineering programs and other CSM programs can be found at the CSM Fact page.
At the Colorado School of Mines the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department (CBE) has two undergraduate degree programs: 1) BS Chemical Engineering (CHEN) and 2) BS Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (CBEN). Both degree programs are ABET accredited through 2018.
To be accredited, a program must have educational objectives and associated student outcomes that lead to meeting those objectives. Programs must also have a comprehensive assessment methodology in place that provides continuous feedback and demonstrates that the objectives are being met.
For both the CHEN and CBEN degree programs our objectives for our graduates within three to five years of completing their degree are that they will:
- be in graduate school or in the workforce utilizing their education in chemical engineering fundamentals; and
- be applying their knowledge of and skills in engineering fundamentals in conventional areas of chemical engineering and in contemporary and growing fields; and
- have demonstrated both their commitment to continuing to develop personally and professionally, and an appreciation for the ethical and social responsibilities associated with being an engineer and a world citizen.
- be applying their knowledge of and skills in biochemical engineering fundamentals.
In addition to the above objectives, our CBEN graduates three to five years out will:
Details of our student outcomes and assessment program may be viewed by clicking on the appropriate links in the sidebar.