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

  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.

Annual Undergraduate Student Enrollment & Graduation Data

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Fall Enrollment 663 804 879 915 761 682 619 600


  2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
Degrees Awarded 75 77 103 129 112 139 127