June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
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An approach to strengthening compliance with ABET safety criteriaIn 2012 ABET program specific criteria for Chemical Engineering were improved to include the teachingof hazards associated with various processes. Over the past few years programs have used variousmethods of attaining compliance with this criteria. This work shows 2 different methods of successfullycomplying with the criteria within large public universities with undergraduate student chemicalengineering program populations in excess of 700 each. One method places emphasis on integratingsafety throughout the entire core curriculum within mini design projects mainly through student self-learning. The topics are then reinforced and assessed within the capstone courses during senior year.The second method places emphasis on distributing safety topics among the unit operations and seniordesign courses supplemented by an elective course in Chemical Process Safety. Repeated emphasis ofsafety alongside technical content results in a relatively strong connection to the context of chemicalprocess operations. This paper specifically demonstrates each method and presents results of studentlearning.The authors would prefer the paper be presented in a regular session.
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