The mission of the Department is to provide the highest quality programs to educate students at all levels in the principles and applications of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, within the environment of Tulane University. As part of this mission, students perform innovative and high quality research that advances engineering solutions as applied to health, energy, and the environment.

Vision Statement

We strive to be internationally recognized as a leading chemical and biological engineering department that exemplifies the dual commitment of outstanding research and education, producing high quality graduates who are creating knowledge and developing innovations

Distinctive Features of Our Program

  • Small class size (high faculty-to-student ratio) with individualized attention to students at all levels.

  • Discovery-based research at the molecular level with strengths in materials, biomolecular and interface sciences, bioengineering, and molecular modeling and simulation

  • Opportunities for undergraduates to carry out research

  • Opportunities to interact with the major chemical industries along the Gulf Coast

  • Interdisciplinary research with Tulane Medical School, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the Departments of Chemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Physics and Engineering Physics, and the Neurosciences Program

  • Entrepreneurial research opportunities related to the unique environment of the coastal and deltaic region

  • A rich and unique cultural environment in the New Orleans area and a campus culture that embraces civic engagement

Our Program Objectives

The objectives of Tulane’s chemical engineering undergraduate program are to provide our students with the engineering science education and problem-solving skills:

  1. To be rapidly placed in the next step of their career paths following graduation (e.g., industry, graduate school, or professional school).
  2. To continuously grow with each career endeavor.
  3. To be fulfilled professionals in their careers.

Program Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary 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.
  12. An ability to solve a problem of industrial relevance.
  13. A knowledge of current issues in industrial and academic research and development.
  14. An ability to consider the entire system in project solutions.



Our program in Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700.

ABET, Inc. (formerly known as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredits programs in Engineering based on specific criteria (available from the ABET web site at

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