Chemical and biomolecular engineering principles are taught as the foundation of the BS degree; however, students are also expected to solve all kinds of problems, to view systems in their entirety, and to formulate and test solutions irrespective of the framework of the problem. Completion of the BS degree prepares students for entry into the workforce or advanced study in a variety of graduate programs.
- BS in ChBE—Standard Option: provides the basics of biomolecular engineering but allows much more flexibility for students to pursue other areas of chemical engineering, such as microelectronics, materials, and the environment. Special opportunities exist for students wishing to pursue minors or certificates in fields of particular interest, and students are encouraged to participate in faculty-directed research.
- BS in ChBE—Biotechnology Option: allows students to focus their education on the biomolecular aspects of chemical and biomolecular engineering. This option includes the core chemical engineering courses, specialized biomolecular engineering courses, biochemistry, and technical electives focused in the biotechnology area.
- Five-year BS/MS in ChBE: seeks to engage undergraduate students who indicate an interest in, and ability for, additional education beyond the BS degree. Students with significant AP credit will be especially well positioned to take advantage of this opportunity.
Georgia Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, Maryland 21202-4012. Georgia Tech is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Georgia Tech’s Cooperative Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Cooperative Education.
Program Educational Objectives
Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies.
(a) Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in the principles and methods essential to modern chemical & biomolecular engineering
(b) Graduates will demonstrate broad perspectives regarding social issues and responsibilities, ethics, and professionalism
(c) Graduates will be recognized for excellence and leadership and selected for high-quality industrial, academic, government and other professional positions
(d) Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of the global nature of engineering practice and business activities
(e) Graduates will understand the importance of further professional growth through continuing education and research
The program must have documented student outcomes that prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives.
(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety manufacturability, and sustainability
(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
(e) an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g) an ability to communicate effectively
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context
(i) a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues, especially as related to engineering practice
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
(l) an understanding of the chemical engineering profession as obtained through professional organizations, cooperative education, internships, undergraduate research and/or required laboratory courses