Chemical Engineering is concerned with the economic conversion of basic raw materials into useful products for society. Included in industrial groups are petrochemical, synthetic fuels, metals, foods, synthetic materials and fibers, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, fertilizers and coal tar products. Chemical engineers rely on applied mathematics, physical chemistry, reaction kinetics, thermodynamics and other engineering subjects, including computer technology and economics for their basic backgrounds. Chemical engineers are also particularly well qualified for the technological solution of environmental, ecological and biomedical problems.
From its inception at the College of Engineering in 1977, the Chemical Engineering Department has focused on the education of undergraduate students and the state-of-the-art research in chemical and environmental engineering. The program receives full accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Every student in the department is assigned an advisor who monitors his/her progress toward graduation. Classes are small, which helps to promote interaction between students and faculty. Our undergraduate curriculum is revised regularly to meet the requirements of the employers of our graduates. The program presently offers the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees.
I invite you to explore our web site to learn about our program, student organizations, and the research conducted by our faculty and students. Please fill free to contact us for additional information.
Nader Vahdat, Department Head