Chemical Engineering is unique in the engineering profession in that it requires a strong foundation in chemical principles, as well as in the physical and engineering sciences common to all branches of engineering. An education in Chemical Engineering is one of the broadest—the chemical engineer may find employment in all phases of technical operations. Chemical process industries supply society with a vast array of products, including chemicals, fuels, plastics, metals, foods, pharmaceuticals, textiles, and cryogenic materials. In recent years, Chemical Engineers have found employment in the microelectronics industry and in the advanced materials, biochemical and biomedical engineering fields. Chemical Engineers also serve society by reducing and eliminating pollution.
The primary goal of the department is to prepare engineers who are well qualified to design and operate chemical processes. The goals of the department include the fostering of professional ethics, standards, and practices; the development of conceptual and analytical skills in problem solving; and the development of the student’s perception and creative faculties. More specifically, the department has the following objectives, which are to:
- Achieve success in advanced studies if they so choose, and in pursuing a design a successful professional career in new and emerging areas, as well as traditional chemical engineering areas;
- Attain leadership roles in professional careers in field of choice, with high levels of competence, ethics and safety consciousness;
- Maintain and raise their level of engineering competence and achievement by engaging in lifelong learning.
The Chemical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Roy G. Perry College of Engineering, Program Enrollment and Degrees Awarded (2011 – 2015)
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
We offer two choices of degree programs for undergraduate students: the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (B.S.Ch.E), and the B.S.Ch.E. with a Concentration in Bioengineering.