Programs of Study
The BS degree in Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org).
Our educational objectives are to prepare graduates such that, within a few years of graduation, they have established chemical engineering careers in the petroleum, natural gas, chemicals, alternative energy, environmental, materials, or biotechnology industries, and/or have begun graduate studies in chemical engineering or related fields such as medicine, law, and business administration.
Current options include:
The Department also offers a 4/1 program leading to both a B.S. and Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering degree. The curriculum emphasizes the solution of problems demanding imagination and ingenuity. A solid background in the basic and engineering sciences is provided along with the latest skills of chemical engineering unit operations, transport phenomena, reaction engineering, plant design, and economics. The use of computers as an engineering tool is strongly emphasized.
Undergraduate Courses - Detailed course descriptions for required and optional undergraduate courses in the Department of Chemical Engineering can be found here: Detailed Course Descriptions
The objective of the master's programs is to prepare the student for professional work in chemical engineering at a more advanced level than the B.S. or for further study leading to the Ph.D. degree. Both thesis (Master of Science in Chemical Engineering) and non-thesis (Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering) options are available. Study at the master's level includes a range of fundamental courses in chemical engineering and allied areas, and independent study or research in an area of specialization.
The principal objectives of the Ph.D. program are to provide students with an opportunity to reach a critical understanding of basic scientific and engineering principles underlying their fields of interest and to cultivate their ability to apply these principles creatively through advanced methods of analysis, research, and synthesis. The Ph.D. is awarded primarily on the basis of research.