Educational Objectives

Jose Urquijo (BSCHE 2013) on the job with Proctor & Gamble in Green Bay, WI

Jose Urquijo (BSCHE 2013) on the job with Procter & Gamble

Undergraduate Program Educational Objectives

The Chemical & Materials Engineering Department at New Mexico State University strives to produce undergraduates who several years into their professional careers will:

  1. apply their problem-solving and communication skills to chemical engineering industries, government research labs, academia, and related fields;
  2. implement safety practices in their work;
  3. be on the path to leadership; and
  4. build new skills sets through continuing education and professional development.

These Program Educational Objectives (PEOs), which are modified based on input from our constituencies, are consistent with the missions of NMSU, the College of Engineering and the Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering.  

08/15/2017 2017 Faculty Assessment Meeting – consider addition of a PEO that reflects that one does not stop being an engineer when not at work, and engineering decisions/solutions have impact on society, potentially both locally and globally.  Revisit in 2018 meeting.

Updated on 11/22/2016 by the CHME faculty during the 2016 Faculty Assessment Retreat.

Graduates three years removed or longer are asked to assist with the evaluation of these objectives with this short PEOs survey.

Graduate Program Educational Objectives

Reviewed and approved by CHME constituency (faculty, Academy, and CHEGSO) during the Fall 2015 semester.  

Updated on 11/22/2016 by the CHME faculty during the 2016 Faculty Assessment Retreat.

The Chemical & Materials Engineering Department at New Mexico State University strives to produce graduate students who will:

  1. design research studies to solve complex engineering problems using engineering and science fundamentals combined with statistics and economic principles to justify their technical recommendations;
  2. apply their engineering knowledge to critically evaluate relevant literature and emerging technologies;
  3. work independently and collaboratively;
  4. apply professional and ethical responsibilities of the engineering profession;
  5. evaluate the impact of their work on society;
  6. effectively present engineering results in both written and oral formats; and
  7. serve as effective leaders of their peers.