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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. A.  An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
  2. B.  An ability to design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data
  3. C.  An ability to design a system component, or process to meet desired needs
  4. D.  An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. E.  An ability to formulate and solve engineering problems
  6. F.  An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. G.  An ability to communicate effectively
  8. H.  The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal content
  9. I.  A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. J.  A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. K.  An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

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

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