Pitt-Johnstown Chemical Engineering
Pitt-Johnstown began offering a Chemical Engineering (ChE) bachelor's degree in 2016. The enrollment has grown incrementally, more than doubling in size since 2017.
The ChE curriculum prepares students for a broad variety of positions in the chemical and petroleum industry through instruction in advanced chemistry, process control, system dynamics and design.
Chemical Engineering graduates will:
- gain and appreciate a commitment to lifelong learning throughout their careers;
- work on teams and assume positions of leadership as their careers develop; and
- recognize the importance of their knowledge, skills, and initiatives as they benefit society. They will demonstrate that understanding through interactions within the community, in government, or in society as a whole.
Pitt-Johnstown Chemical Engineering student outcomes include the ability to:
- identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- 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.
- communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- 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.
- 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.
- develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- and acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.