The Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,


The mission of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania is:

  • to offer educational and research programs of the highest quality that will prepare students for leadership positions in the chemical, biochemical, and materials industries, academia, and governmental laboratories;
  • to help define the frontiers of knowledge in modern chemical and biomolecular engineering through intellectual leadership in research and scholarship;
  • to contribute to the nation’s technological leadership by accomplishing research that stimulates the development of new technologies.

Program Educational Objectives

In accordance with the mission of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and with the broader missions of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the University of Pennsylvania, the Undergraduate Program in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has formulated the following Educational Objectives.

Graduates of the Undergraduate Program in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering will:

  • excel in careers in chemical and biomolecular engineering practice and research in the chemical, biochemical, energy, and materials industries, having mastered the engineering fundamentals, communication skills, and teamwork.
  • excel in top ranked engineering graduate programs and professional schools.
  • make use of the versatility of our chemical and biomolecular engineering program to excel in diverse career paths, including business, medicine, law, government, and education.
  • be recognized as critical, creative, and independent thinkers who direct their technical expertise towards addressing the needs of society.
  • be recognized as leaders in their chosen fields.
  • be sensitive to the social, ethical, and technical implications of their work as it affects the environment, safety, and health of citizens worldwide.

Student Outcomes

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seeks to achieve the following 11 outcomes in all of its graduates:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. An ability to design and control experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realsitic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Student Enrollments and Graduates

Academic Year Undergraduate Enrollment Undergraduate Degrees Awarded
2016 – 2017 156 32
2015 ‑ 2016 158 42
2014 ‑ 2015 156 34
2013 ‑ 2014 172 35
2012 ‑ 2013 178 46
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Marissa Tartaglia
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Office: 311A Towne Building
Phone: 215-898-8352

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