The Department of Chemical Engineering offers two undergraduate majors accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/.

  1. Biochemical Engineering
  2. Chemical Engineering

Biochemical Engineering

College of Engineering Undergraduate Enrollment and Graduation Data

Student Enrollment for 2017-18

Total Enrolled (as of Spring 2018): 78
Total Graduated (Fall 2017 through Summer 2018): 12

Student Enrollment for 2016-17

Total Enrolled (as of Spring 2017): 81
Total Graduated (Fall 2016 through Summer 2017): 16

Student Enrollment for 2015-16

Total Enrolled (as of Spring 2016): 87
Total Graduated (Fall 2015 through Summer 2016): 21

Student Enrollment for 2014-15

Total Enrolled (as of Spring 2015): 95
Total Graduated (Fall 2014 through Summer 2015): 18

Student Enrollment for 2013-14

Total Enrolled (as of Spring 2014): 79
Total Graduated (Fall 2013 through Summer 2014): 10

Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of the Biochemical Engineering program at the University of California at Davis are:

  1. Graduates will be employed in a professional field related to biochemical engineering, or another area of their choosing that utilizes their skills as identified in the Biochemical Engineering student outcomes, and/or will be admitted into graduate or professional programs of study.
  2. Graduates will contribute to their profession and society through engineering practice, research and development, teaching and/or education, or in governmental, regulatory or legal aspects.

Student Outcomes

Upon graduation, we expect our students to 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 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

Contribution of required Biochemical Engineering Courses to Student Outcomes

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Chemical Engineering

College of Engineering Undergraduate Enrollment and Graduation Data

Student Enrollment for 2017-18

Total Enrolled (as of Spring 2018): 457
Total Graduated (Fall 2017 through Summer 2018): 125

Student Enrollment for 2016-17

Total Enrolled (as of Spring 2017): 477
Total Graduated (Fall 2016 through Summer 2017): 113

Student Enrollment for 2015-16

Total Enrolled (as of Spring 2016): 467
Total Graduated (Fall 2015 through Summer 2016): 105

Student Enrollment for 2014-15

Total Enrolled (as of Spring 2015): 438
Total Graduated (Fall 2014 through Summer 2015): 78

Student Enrollment for 2013-14

Total Enrolled (as of Spring 2014): 370
Total Graduated (Fall 2013 through Summer 2014): 82

Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of the Chemical Engineering program at the University of California at Davis are:

  1. Graduates will be employed in a professional field related to chemical engineering, or in another area of their choosing that utilizes their skills as identified in the Chemical Engineering student outcomes, and/or will be admitted into graduate or professional programs of study.
  2. Graduates will contribute to their profession and society through engineering practice, research and development, teaching and/or education, or in governmental, regulatory or legal aspects.

Student Outcomes

Upon graduation, we expect our students to 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 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

Contribution of required Chemical Engineering Courses to Student Outcomes

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For more information regarding accreditation and why you should choose an accredited program, please visit ABET’s website, or contact:

Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
111 Market Place, Suite 1050
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012
Tel: (410) 347-7700