We provide our undergraduates with excellent preparation to enter either industry positions or to continue their educational training at the graduate level in M.S. and Ph.D. programs or professional degree programs such as MBA, Pharm.D, DDS, MD or JD. In addition to the required degree coursework, many of our students also acquire hands-on training through industry internships or research positions in academic laboratories. The undergraduate program in Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. All the areas of emphasis within Chemical Engineering are part of the Chemical Engineering accreditation.
ChemE Program Educational Objectives
Chemical Engineering graduates are expected to attain the following educational objectives within a few years of graduation:
Upon completing their degree in Chemical Engineering, graduates are expected to have gained abilities to:
Degree Emphases (click links for course plans)
Petroleum Engineering Emphasis
For undergraduates interested in Petroleum Engineering, a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering may be obtained with an emphasis in Petroleum Engineering. In addition, a Minor in Petroleum Engineering is available to other Science or Engineer majors.
A minor in petroleum engineering consisting of 16 required units is available to undergraduate majors in various fields of engineering and applied science. Besides preparing for graduate study in petroleum engineering, the program will prepare students for careers in areas of national need such as the exploration, recovery and production of subterranean resources, and the underground disposal of hazardous wastes.
MATH 125, MATH 126, MATH 226, MATH 245, PHYS 151L and CHEM 105aL
PTE 461 Formation Evaluation (3 units)
PTE 462 Economic, Risk and Formation Productivity Analysis (4 units)
PTE 463L Introduction to Transport Processes in Porous Media (3 units)
PTE 464L Petroleum Reservoir Engineering (3 units)
PTE 465L Drilling Technology and Subsurface Materials (3 units)