The Iowa State University chemical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of the chemical engineering program at Iowa State University are to produce graduates who:

  • Will excel in careers as professional chemical engineers in the businesses and industries related to chemical engineering
  • Will successfully pursue research and advanced studies in chemical engineering, or in related fields such as chemistry and biology, or in related professional fields such as medicine, law and business

Student Outcomes

After completion of the chemical engineering program students will have:

(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 chemical engineering system, component, or process to meet desired needs
(d) an ability to function on an inter-disciplinary team
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(f) an understanding 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 societal context
(i) an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j) knowledge of contemporary issues
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Continuous Improvement Processes









Fall 2017 chemical engineering undergraduate enrollment: 779

Chemical engineering graduates from Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017 combined: 139