The Otto H. York Department of Chemical Engineering shares the four-pronged mission of New Jersey Institute of Technology: education, research, service and economic development.
MISSION OF THE OTTO H. YORK DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
The mission of the department is to :
- educate undergraduate students for employment in industry and the pursuit of graduate studies;
- educate graduate students for employment in industry, government, or academe;
- educate students, both undergraduate and graduate, for leadership roles;
- engage in research to support the advanced education of graduate students, maintain the intellectual vitality of the faculty, and expand the frontiers of knowledge in areas of importance to the state and nation;
- publish and present the results of our intellectual activities, resulting from both research as well as teaching advances;
- serve our profession through membership and leadership on national and international societies, journals and editorial boards, and
- serve our wider constituencies by offering our expertise to industries, state and local communities, and pre-college students and teachers.
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
1. Engineering Practice:
Graduates of our program are successfully engaged in the practice of chemical engineering within industry, academe and government working in a wide array of technical specialties including but not limited to process and plant design operations.
2. Professional Growth:
Graduates of our program advance their skills through professional growth and development activities such as graduate study in engineering or complimentary disciplines, and continuing education; some graduates will transition into other professional fields such as business, law and medicine through further education.
Graduates of our program perform service to society and the engineering profession through participation in professional societies, government, civic organizations, and humanitarian endeavors.
UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM OUTCOMES
Graduates of the Otto H. York Department of Chemical Engineering will 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 within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
- 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, economic, environmental 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 chemical engineering practice