Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (BSChE) degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Students seeking the BSChE degree must complete a minimum of 120 credits. This includes 62 credits in Math & Sciences/Humanities & Social Sciences; 52 credits in Engineering; 3 credits in Engineering Elective, and 3 credits in a Science/Engineering elective course. See the B.S. Ch.E. Program Handbook for more information.

Educational Emphasis

The Department of Chemical Engineering, through elective sequences and consultation with a faculty advisor, gives students the opportunity to concentrate their studies in the following areas: (i) Environmental Protection and Hazardous Waste Treatment, (ii) Biotechnology and Biomedicine, and (iii) Nanotechnology. Descriptions follow.

(i) Environmental Protection and Hazardous Waste Treatment: Chemical engineers use chemical techniques to leach hazardous chemicals from landfills and use micro- organisms and combustion technology to destroy hazardous waste. They develop catalytic reaction devices to convert air and water pollutants to harmless compounds.

(ii) Biotechnology and Biomedicine: Chemical engineers design and develop separation processes and bioreactors to produce complex bioproducts such as therapeutic drugs and agricultural biochemicals. They also make important contributions in the development of artificial organs, artificial tissues and prostheses.

(iii) Nanotechnology: Nanotechnology, with sizes ranging from 1 to 100 nanometres, includes the application of fields as diverse as engineering, chemistry, biology, physics, etc.. Chemical Engineers use their knowledge of chemistry, mathematics, and processing to manufacture nanomaterials, devices, and other structures, for applications in medicine, consumer products, food and energy. Scientists and Engineers are also studying the toxicity and environmental impact of nanomaterials.

News

Thomas Brings Home a Win from 2018 Annual AIChE Meeting

Mon, December 10, 2018

Chemical Engineering Junior Jamaka Thomas won second place in the Food, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology category at the 2018 Annual AIChE Meeting for her research submission titled: “Enrichment of Oat Protein by Means of Gravity and Electrostatic Forces.” Thomas co-authored her submission with Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Dinara Konakbayeva.Read More >>

Assistant Professor Patrick Ymele-Leki Mentors Postdoctoral Researcher and 2018 Research Week Winner

Fri, April 20, 2018

Chemical Engineering postdoctoral researcher Jyothirmai Simhadri was announced as the Post Doc/Resident/Fellow/Research Associate winner in the Physical Sciences and Engineering category for her research submission titled: "Development of Shewanella Oneidensis MR-1 Biofilms for Iodate Reduction in Groundwater". Read More >>

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