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Program Accreditation

The Penn State Chemical Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Chemical, Biochemical, Biomolecular Engineering Program Criteria.

Program Educational Objectives

The undergraduate program in chemical engineering at Penn State has been designed so that students can identify and pursue their personal and professional goals while obtaining a strong foundation in the principles and practice of chemical engineering.The program aims to produce graduates who will attain one or more of the following:

  1. Careers as practicing chemical engineers in traditional chemical and energy-related industries as well as in expanding areas of materials, environmental, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries.
  2. Advanced degrees in chemical engineering (or a related technical discipline), medicine, law, or business.
  3. Positions that provide the technical, educational, business, and / or political leadership needed in today’s rapidly changing, increasingly technological, global society.

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Contact Information

  • Mechteld Hillsley
    Associate Teaching Professor and ABET Coordinator

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The Penn State Department of Chemical Engineering, established in 1948, is recognized as one of the largest and most influential chemical engineering departments in the nation.

The department is built upon the fundamentals of academic integrity, innovation in research, and commitment to the advancement of industry.

Department of Chemical Engineering

121 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2574