Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Chemical Engineering Program Educational Objectives:

Educational Objectives

1.     Graduates will gain employment in professional careers (often in positions of technical expertise in chemical engineering, but also including professions such as medicine, law, business, finance, non-profit organizations, government, education, etc.) and/or enroll in graduate studies. 

Measure: The percent of alumni that graduated three or more years ago (responding to the alumni survey or identified in the direct phone poll) that have professional careers either in areas that use chemical engineering knowledge or other professions, plus the percent enrolled in a full-time graduate program. 

2.     Graduates will be committed to lifelong learning throughout their careers. 

Measure: The number of lifelong learning activities (specifically the sum—for the past 12 months—of the number of technical society memberships, the number of workshops or technical conferences attended, and the number of part-time graduate school classes enrolled in) associated with alumni that graduated five or more years ago (responding to the alumni survey or identified in the direct phone poll). 

3.     Graduates will assume positions of leadership. 

Measure: The percent of alumni who graduated three or more years ago (responding to the alumni survey or identified in the direct phone poll) who are employed in professional careers and who have at least two people reporting to them plus the percent that is enrolled in full-time graduate study and have published or submitted at least one paper as lead author, have taken on a leadership position in a graduate student or professional organization, and/or have been involved in organizing a conference or portion of a conference. 

4.     Graduates will recognize the importance of utilizing their knowledge, skills, and initiative for the benefit of society and demonstrate that understanding through their interactions within their community, in government, or in society as a whole. 

Measure: The percentage of alumni who graduated three or more years ago (responding to the alumni survey or identified in the direct phone poll) who are active in their community or in a related societal role. 


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