The faculty and staff of the Chemical Engineering Department are focused on serving the needs of our students.
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While we have provided a variety of information that should help you plan your program of study, we strongly encourage you to visit with your faculty advisor to help answer any questions you may have. You should also feel free to visit with Kathy Johnke and Dr. Frank Bowman. It is our goal to help you through the program and meet your graduation and long-term career goals.
Earn Your Ch.E. Degree Online
The Chemical Engineering Department has offered online education for over a decade. Our online program is tailored to students who are working full time and live outside the Grand Forks, North Dakota area.
The online delivery method is different, but the curriculum is the same.
- Classes offered in this program are recorded digitally and can be accessed by the online students via the Internet within two hours after the lecture was presented.
- Online students are responsible for the same homework, project and other assignments.
- Proctored tests are administered at the student’s location.
- Students typically correspond with faculty members and other students online or by telephone, mail or email.
- Our laboratory sequence is delivered through three two-week intensive on-campus sessions.
This program is fully accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
Since this program is the same program that is offered to our on-campus students, all of the information on the “Transfer Student” and “Undergraduate” pages is relevant to our distance students. Feel free to visit these sections to obtain more details regarding our academic program.
Enroll in Our Online Degree Programs
If you have any questions specific to administration of the program please email our Office of Student Experience & Outreach.
For technical and program specific questions, contact Dr. Edward Kolodka, academic advisor to our distance students. 701.777.3798
UND's Chemical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
About Chemical Engineering at UND
The department's primary objective is the education of undergraduate students so that, upon graduation, they are prepared to take responsible entry-level positions in a wide range of industries. These include not only the traditional chemical and petroleum processing but also such "things" as biotechnology, consumer products, electronic materials, energy, food, polymers, pulp & paper, and the environment. They may be engaged in research, teaching, development, manufacturing, technical support, marketing, sales or project engineering and frequently enter engineering management later in their careers.
In addition, the prescribed curriculum provides a sound, technically based general education for those graduates who wish to pursue other professions such as medicine, law, and business. Research and professional activities by members of the faculty, conducted in collaboration with graduate and undergraduate students, provide training for our students on how to succeed as a researcher.
The Chemical Engineering program prepares graduates for future professional growth in a broad spectrum of careers. Our program educational objectives describe the expectations for graduates within a few years following their graduation. Graduates of the UND Chemical Engineering program will:
- Be highly competent in conducting the assignments and activities associated with their chosen career path.
- Attain promotions and/or accept responsibilities beyond their entry-level position in the chemical process and broadly related industries or be pursuing advanced degrees.
- Continue to develop professionally.
- Work effectively in teams and as leaders to solve problems and clearly communicate results.
- Act with integrity and consider the safety, sustainability, and social consequences of their decisions and activities.
Continuous assessment of student learning in accordance with specific program outcomes including input from program constituents such as students, alumni, employers and industry advisory groups, provides opportunity to measure success in meeting the mission of the department.
To enable continuous program improvement, the department utilizes an assessment, analysis, and feedback process. A set of assessment instruments is used to demonstrate that the department's graduates demonstrate the following student learning 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 and/or diverse teams
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written formats
- 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 lifelong learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues of relevance to the field of chemical engineering
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
- an understanding of the role of economics in engineering and an ability to apply that understanding to problem solving
- a working knowledge of chemistry and chemical engineering topics