ABET, Inc. is the governing agency responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and certifying the quality of applied science, computing, engineering, and technology education. The BYU Chemical Engineering program is currently accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
This site contains links to the College and Department Mission Statements. The Department Mission is achieved through Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes.
The term Education Objectives refers to general statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the Chemical Engineering program is preparing graduates to achieve.
Student Outcomes refers to the outcomes which we would like for our students to possess when they leave the university and enter the workforce.
Competencies refers to specific characteristics of an outcome and, in most cases, are implemented in courses. The competencies simply provide more detail to the outcomes.
Educational Objectives, Student Outcomes, and Competencies are assessed throughout the curriculum to provide feedback to the Chemical Engineering program. The feedback is used for continuous program improvement. In addition, prior to graduating with a BS degree in chemical engineering, students must pass an exam in which certain competencies (denoted Level 3 or L3) are tested. For a thorough discussion of the senior competency exam that is a major component of our assessment plan, click on the link below. This is a link to a paper presented at the 2002 ASEE meeting in Montreal.