UB - University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Chemical and Biological Engineering


The chemical engineering BS degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of obtaining a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University at Buffalo, the recent graduate

  1. Demonstrates professional engineering competence, broadly defined.
    Demonstrates professional engineering competence, via promotions and/or advancement to positions of increasing responsibility; via satisfactory progress towards completion of an advanced degree; or via a successful transition from the "traditional" chemical engineering career path into medicine, business, government, education, etc.
  2. Applies engineering and science to solve technical problems.
    Develops and implements innovative and effective solutions to difficult problems. Shows proficiency in the application of engineering science in the presence of practical constraints or complicating factors to solve real-world technical problems while demonstrating excellence in ethical standards.
  3. Interacts well with a broad range of people.
    Grows continuously in the range of people with whom he/she interacts professionally, demonstrating the ability to relate well to superiors, subordinates, and peers, inside or outside the organization, perhaps involving difficult circumstances. Provides input that enables others to do their job better. Reaches team leadership positions. Communicates ideas, findings, and knowledge through the composition of papers and/or internal reports, authorship of standards and guidelines, publication of scholarly articles, and application for patents. Delivers effective presentations to group leaders, internal and external customers, and at technical conferences, and/or training of coworkers and associates.

Student Outcomes

By the completion of their undergraduate studies, students are expected to demonstrate:

(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 understand 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.

Program Enrollment and Graduation Data

Program enrollment and graduation data are available here