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 identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • 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
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • 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
  • 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
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

In Fall 2019, 312 students enrolled in the program. In AY18-19, 130 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.