• Description
  • The chemical engineering department offers fundamental knowledge in chemical engineering subjects. This will allow the students to understand and apply the principles of mathematical, physical, and life sciences in combination with the principles of engineering, economics, and social sciences to design and develop ways for the optimum use of the natural resources. In this way, the chemical engineer can create goods, products and services for the benefit of humankind, following ethical principles for a sustainable development in order to preserve nature for future generations.

    Fundamental studies in physics and mathematics, and a major emphasis on chemistry, are combined with essential courses in chemical engineering and other engineering related areas to develop students’ capabilities to analyze and solve a multiplicity of modern day problems, all together with the synthesis and invention of new methods for the use of materials in production processes. Courses are offered in key areas such as mass and energy balances, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, together with kinetics and catalysis, process design, automatic control, and numerical analysis applied to chemical engineering. In addition, the program offers elective courses in environmental engineering, biochemical technology, polymers technology, nanotechnology, and pharmaceutical operations, among others, to address job market opportunities.

  • Degree Offered
  • The Chemical Engineering Department offers undergraduate instruction leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (BSChE).

  • Career Opportunities
  • In today’s industries, Chemical Engineers can be found almost everywhere. They are involved with planning, designing, constructing, and operating manufacturing processes in a variety of industries. These industries range from the pharmaceutical, petrochemical and agricultural industries to biotechnology, nanotechnology, and advanced materials to even finance, food, electronics, and consumer products. Growing public awareness of the problems of energy and environmental pollution also provides opportunities for chemical engineers in these areas. The B.S. program in chemical engineering prepares graduates for professional careers in industry, government, private laboratories, in engineering design and construction companies, and also for graduate programs.

  • Mission
  • To provide quality education to students from different backgrounds in the principles and application of chemical engineering fundamentals, so they can successfully deal with situations involving technological and societal issues. The program emphasizes development of the ability and competency of its students to become significant contributors to community development and to take leadership roles in industry, academia, and government.

  • Educational Objectives
  • Three to four years after graduation, Chemical Engineering Program graduates are expected to:

    • 1. Work effectively in the chemical engineering career providing their communities the service required in accordance to the standards of the profession
    • 2. Apply principles of mathematics, science, and engineering, and use modern techniques and tools to solve chemical engineering problems
    • 3. Perform as responsible team members and effective leaders in projects that may involve multidisciplinary activities, communicating comfortably in both Spanish and English
    • 4. Improve their professional knowledge through lifelong learning
  • Outcomes
  • The Chemical Engineering Program must demonstrate that its students attain:

    • (a) An ability to apply mathematics, science, and engineering in the solution of Chemical Engineering problems
    • (b) An ability to design and conduct experiments, to collect, analyze, and interpret experimental data
    • (c) Proficiency to analyze and design chemical systems, components or processes to meet desired needs
    • (d) An ability to function in multidisciplinary teams and interrelate with professionals of other disciplines
    • (e) Skills to identify, formulate, and solve problems in Chemical Engineering
    • (f) An understanding of the demands of responsible professional practice and related ethical principles
    • (g) An ability to effectively communicate orally, in writing, and graphically
    • (h) An ability to assess the impact that different design alternatives could have on society
    • (i) An ability to learn independently and the motivation to engage in continuing education activities
    • (j) Knowledge of contemporary issues related to the Chemical Engineering practice
    • (k) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for Chemical Engineering practice
  • Curriculum
  • Preparatory Studies Component

    Prerequisite Structure of the Chemical Engineering Program Curriculum

  • Graduation Requierements
  • Chemical Engineering Program Requirements

    In order to obtain the degree, the student must complete the following minimum requirements:

  • Enrollment

    2011-2012 220
    2012-2013 184
    2013-2014 191
  • Graduation Data

    2010-2011 15
    2011-2012 33
    2012-2013 33

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