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2011 ChE Undergraduate Advising Sessions

Program Educational Objectives
Graduates of the program will:

1.Demonstrate a broad knowledge in the field of chemical engineering;

2.Demonstrate critical reasoning and the requisite quantitative skills in seeking solutions to chemical engineering problems;

3.Demonstrate skills for effective communication and teamwork;

4.Effectively lead chemical engineering projects in industry, government, or academia;

5.Exhibit a commitment to lifelong learning.

(Program educational objectives are those aspects of engineering that help shape the curriculum; achievement of these objectives is a shared responsibility between the student and UCI.)

Student Outcomes
By the time of graduation, the UCI Chemical Engineering students will have demonstrated:

a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to chemical engineering problems.

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 such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.

d. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.

e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve chemical engineering problems. f.An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. g. An ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

h. A broad education necessary to understand the impact of chemical 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 in chemical engineering. k. An ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering and computing tools necessary for chemical engineering practice.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers Code of Professional Ethics

Fundamental Principles:

Engineers shall uphold and advance the integrity, honor, and dignity of the engineering profession by

using their knowledge and skill for the enhancement of human welfare;
being honest and impartial and serving with fidelity the public, their employers, and clients;
striving to increase the competence and prestige of the engineering profession

Fundamental Canons:

To achieve these goals, Engineers shall

Hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public and protect the environment in performance of their professional duties.

Formally advise their employers or clients (and consider further disclosure, if warranted) if they perceive that a consequence of their duties will adversely affect the present or future health or safety of their colleagues or the public.

Accept responsibility for their actions, seek and heed critical review of their work and offer objective criticism of the work of others.

Issue statements or present information only in an objective and truthful manner.

Act in professional matters for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees, avoiding conflicts of interest and never breaching confidentiality.

Treat fairly and respectfully all colleagues and co-workers, recognizing their unique contributions and capabilities.

Perform professional services only in areas of their competence.

Build their professional reputations on the merits of their services.

Continue their professional development throughout their careers, and provide opportunities for the professional development of those under their supervision.

Never tolerate harassment.

Conduct themselves in a fair, honorable and respectful manner.

Specializations (modified and updated from the 2010-11 UCI General Catalog)

Three (3) specializations are offered in the undergraduate major in Chemical engineering. The...
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