Undergraduate Education 

What will I learn as a ChE student?

ChE students take multiple courses in chemistry and biology to develop a fundamental understanding of the molecular sciences. The program includes physics, math, and computer courses to provide the analytical tools required to design processes. Finally the core Chemical Engineering curriculum includes engineering courses in thermodynamics, heat and mass transport, fluid dynamics, chemical reaction kinetics and reactor design, molecular separations and unit operations, and process design and control. Elective courses are also available to provide specialization in emphases such as:

  • Advanced materials
  • Bioprocessing/biochemical engineering
  • Energy technology
  • Environmental engineering
  • Petroleum engineering
  • Polymers


BS Chemical Engineering Curriculum Flowchart (2016-17) – 130 credits

Course descriptions can be found here.

The bachelor of science program in chemical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of
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