The Chemical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the commission’s General Criteria and Program Criteria for Chemical, Biochemical, Biomolecular and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

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:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


Continuous Improvement Processes


Undergraduate Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic year Fall enrollment

Annual Graduation Data

2023-2024 375
2022-2023 412 94
2021-2022 484 123
2020-2021 583 121
623 128
2018-2019 697 152

Iowa State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.