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.
The Chemical Engineering Department offers undergraduate instruction leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (BSChE).
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.
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.
Three to four years after graduation, Chemical Engineering Program graduates are expected to:
The Chemical Engineering Program must demonstrate that its students attain:
In order to obtain the degree, the student must complete the following minimum requirements:
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