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ABET Accreditation

The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department within the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University has adopted the following ABET Program Educational Objectives for the training of our undergraduates:

  • Excel in careers in chemical engineering practice and research in the chemical, biochemical, energy and materials industries
  • Make use of the versatility of the Princeton chemical engineering program to excel in diverse careers including business, medicine, law, government and education
  • Excel in top-ranked graduate programs and professional schools
  • Be recognized as critical, creative and independent thinkers who direct their technical expertise towards addressing the needs of society
  • Be recognized as leaders in their chosen fields

Students who have successfully completed our program will have satisfied the following ABET Program Outcomes:

  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 specific 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 judgements, 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 judgement to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

About ABET

Chemical and Biological Engineering's undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

It is among the most respected accreditation organizations in the United States, and is used to ensure that certain academic programs meet established standards of for engineering and technical education.

For more information, the Engineering Accreditation Commission can be contacted at the following address:

ABET, Inc.
111 Market Place, Suite 1050
Baltimore, MD 21202
Telephone: (410) 347-7700
Fax: (410) 625-2238
Web: http://www.abet.org

Visit the ABET Web site for complete information about ABET, what accreditation means and why it is important.