The ChE undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Program Educational Objectives

Following graduation our graduates are expected to:

  • attain careers as engineering professionals in chemical, energy production, engineering design, biochemical, or related industries
  • succeed in graduate programs in chemical and biomolecular engineering, medicine, business, law, or other scientific/engineering disciplines
  • solve industrially relevant, open-ended engineering problems using appropriate tools and critical thinking capabilities
  • succeed in leadership, management, and research roles in industry, academia, or government

Consistency of the Program Educational Objectives with the Mission of the Institution

The mission of Louisiana State University is the generation, preservation, dissemination, and application of knowledge and cultivation of the arts for the benefit of the people of the state, the nation, and the global community.

The program educational objectives are specific statements that define how the Chemical Engineering program contributes to the generation, preservation, dissemination, and application of knowledge during the training of undergraduate chemical engineers. It lists the attainments of our graduates that we believe are essential to ensure that a chemical engineering education will help benefit the people of the state, nation, and global community.

University, college, and department vision/mission statements and strategic goals can be accessed via the following links:

LSU Vision/Mission Statements & Strategic Plan

College of Engineering Vision/Mission Statements & Strategic Plan

Department of Chemical Engineering Vision/Mission Statements & Strategic Plan

Student Outcomes

  • 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 multidisciplinary 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 engineering practice
  • experience classroom and workplace interactions with local industry
  • recognize and evaluate environmental, health, and safety issues

Annual Undergraduate Student Enrollment & Graduation Data

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Fall Enrollment 566 663 804 879 915 761


  2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Degrees Awarded 65 66 75 77 103 129