Program Objectives and Outcomes - BSCHE

The mission of the BSCHE degree program offered by the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is to provide its undergraduate students:

  1. a strong foundation in the pure sciences: biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics.
  2. a solid understanding of the fundamental chemical engineering sciences, coupled with quantitative skills, so as to provide a basis to a successful professional career within the technology fields.
  3. training of communication skills consistent with the requirements of both the technical professions and the broader community in which they live.
  4. a capacity and desire for the pursuit of life-long learning.

The faculty is committed to accomplishing this mission through the integration of teaching and research.

Program Educational Objectives

The Program Educational Objectives of the BSCHE program are closely aligned with the program’s mission and are as follows:

Within a few years of obtaining a BSCHE degree, from Tufts University, the recent graduate

  1. Shows initiative and ability for life-long learning through participation in a graduate degree program, professional society, continuing education course(s), professional engineering certification, professional development course(s), and/or industry training course(s).
  2. Demonstrates professional engineering competence, broadly defined, through promotions, advancement to positions of increasing responsibility, and/or successful transitions into other professional career paths such as medicine, business, government, and education.

Student Outcomes

The BSCHE student outcomes are modeled after those found in Criterion 3 of the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission criteria. Each graduate of the BSCHE program should be able to demonstrate:

  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 judgments, 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 judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.