The educational objectives of the chemical engineering curriculum are:
- To produce chemical engineers with the ability to think critically and to perform effectively within their profession.
- To produce chemical engineers with an awareness of social responsibility and the ability for technical translation.
- To provide skills for lifelong learning both within and outside the profession and the ability to pursue a variety of career options
Students can tailor their course of study with one of more than two dozen academic minors that broaden their exposure and increase competence in an additional subject area. Some suggested minors include biology, chemistry, management, and information systems.