Chemical engineering is a branch of engineering that uses principles of chemistry, applied physics, life sciences (microbiology and biochemistry), applied mathematics and economics to efficiently use, produce, transform, and transport chemicals, materials and energy.
A chemical engineer designs large-scale processes that convert chemicals, raw materials, living cells, microorganisms and energy into useful forms and products.
We are designed to give our students a competitive edge. Our engineering
graduates are well-equipped with the knowledge and skills required to meet
professional challenges and industry requirements.
Our courses are designed to provide students with exhaustive knowledge of the
fundaments of the discipline.
Students will have a firm foundation in the fundamentals and application of
current chemical and scientific theories including those in Analytical,
Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistries. Majors to be certified by the
American Chemical Society will have extensive laboratory work and knowledge of
Students will be able to design and carry out scientific experiments as
well as accurately record and analyze the results of such experiments.
Students will be skilled in problem solving, critical thinking and
analytical reasoning as applied to scientific problems.
Students will be able to clearly communicate the results of scientific work
in oral, written and electronic formats to both scientists and the public at
Students will appreciate the central role of chemistry in our society and
use this as a basis for ethical behavior in issues facing chemists including an
understanding of safe handling of chemicals, environmental issues and key issues
facing our society in energy, health and medicine.
Students will be able to explain why chemistry is an integral activity for
addressing social, economic, and environmental problems.