Mission Statement


To provide a solid and current technical foundation that prepares students for a career in chemical engineering or related fields.


To educate and support diverse students and prepare them to be leaders in chemical engineering or related fields.


Within a few years of graduation, UMChE graduates will have attained leadership roles among peers in chemical engineering, or another field, such as medicine, law, business and education, through:

  • effectiveness as proactive and creative problem solvers and innovators
  • ability to think critically to solve relevant problems
  • effectiveness as communicators to gain and convey information
  • competence and comfort in multifunctional and multicultural environments
  • exhibiting and demanding high ethical standards


The outcomes we desire are that graduates of the University of Michigan Chemical Engineering Program demonstrate:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to chemical engineering problems;
  • 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;
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
  • An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems;
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  • An ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global 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 and computing tools necessary for engineering practice.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

In Fall 2016, 412 students enrolled in the program. In AY15-16, 173 degrees were awarded. For other terms, the University Registrar publishes the number of students enrolled annually in this program, and the number of degrees granted each term by this program. This information is also available in the Chemical Engineering Department’s Enrollment website.