Our vision is to building a better world through leadership and innovation in science, technology, and education.


Our Mission is to advance knowledge, educate the next generation of chemical engineers, and address the scientific and technological challenges of a diverse, global society.

The Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Program at the University of Delaware is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The Program Educational Objectives of our Department are:

  • To provide students with the breadth of educational opportunities in the chemical and biological sciences and in engineering that will enable them to pursue productive careers.
  • To maintain an environment that enables students to identify and pursue their personal and professional goals within an innovative educational program that is rigorous and challenging as well as flexible and supportive.
  • To educate graduates who will be able to apply their knowledge of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, including their problem solving, analytical, design, and communication skills, in the private or public sectors and/or in the pursuit of more advanced degrees.
  • To cultivate graduates who will actively seek to provide technical, educational, public sector and/or business leadership in a rapidly changing, increasingly technological, global society and who recognize their professional responsibility toward the betterment of our community.

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Student Outcomes

The graduates of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering should demonstrate that they have:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
  • an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

ABET Accreditation: Chemical Engineering Enrollment and Graduation Data

Fall Undergraduate Enrollment
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Chemical Engineering 444 463 426 413 429 403

Bachelor's Degrees Awarded
  2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Chemical Engineering 52 83 87 85 75 90

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