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Thoughts About Meeting the ABET Safety Requirements For Chemical Engineering Programs

  • David W. Murhammer (University of Iowa)


Safety was first listed as a criterion for Chemical Engineering programs for the 2012-13 ABET accreditation cycle. In order to address this criterion, chemical engineering departments have been developing methods to incorporate safety into their program. The University of Iowa satisfies this criterion through a required junior-level chemical process safety course that was first offered during the Spring 1996 semester. A major laboratory component was added to this course in 1998 to provide students with numerous hands on experiences. While a dedicated chemical process safety course is the most straightforward method of addressing this ABET criterion, the criterion can also be addressed by incorporating safety into existing courses.

How to Cite:

Murhammer, D. W., (2014) “Thoughts About Meeting the ABET Safety Requirements For Chemical Engineering Programs”, 2014 ASEE North Midwest Section Conference 2014(1), 1-5. doi: https://doi.org/10.17077/aseenmw2014.1036

Rights: Copyright © 2014, David W. Murhammer

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Published on
17 Oct 2014
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