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Educational Objectives

Chemical Engineering is the only engineering discipline that makes extensive use of chemical transformations (reactions) in addition to physical transformations (refining, molding or machining) to achieve added value. Chemical engineers are employed in virtually all manufacturing industries, from the basic chemical, materials, energy, food, pharmaceutical and microelectronics industries to the myriad consumer product industries. Our various curricula are designed to produce graduates who are broadly educated as well as highly adaptable.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering programs are prepared to achieve any of the following accomplishments:

  • To obtain employment in organizations where physical, chemical or biochemical transformations are utilized to produce products and services that benefit society.
  • To pursue graduate or professional education in a variety of related fields.
  • To engage in continuous personal and professional development through life-long learning.
  • To assume leadership roles in their employment organization or community.

Course List

Classes below the 500 level are generally for undergraduate students. 
Always check the course directory for the latest information.

Course Requirements

Undergraduate students have the opportunity of pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering with an emphasis in one of the following areas: Biochemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Polymer Science. Students also have the opportunity to pursue a minor in Petroleum Engineering or in Materials Science.

Sample Schedule

For a list of sample schedules of the above degrees, please refer this page.