The program provides a curriculum that begins with strong emphasis on fundamental science, mathematics and engineering. The upper level curriculum builds on this foundation by imparting basic knowledge and applications of transport processes, thermodynamics and kinetic processes, process control and computer aided design. In addition, emphasis is placed on the economic and societal implications of chemical engineering in order to increase awareness of social responsibility.
Students can select one of the following options:
General Chemical Engineering
The curriculum for general chemical engineering includes twelve credits of technical electives. Students can select four courses from a list of electives.
Environmental Engineering Option
The curriculum for this option includes courses in environmental engineering and sciences, such as environmental engineering fundamentals and industrial pollution and abatement processes.
Biochemical Engineering Option
Chemical engineering students who are interested in working in the biochemical engineering industry (such as pharmaceutical) can select the biochemical engineering option. The curriculum for this option includes courses in biology, biochemistry, biochemical engineering and microbiology.
Chemical engineering students who are interested in attending medical school can select pre-med option. Curriculum for this option includes courses in biology and second part of organic chemistry to prepare students for medical school.
Joint Program with Auburn University Pulp and Paper Program
Due to the importance of the pulp and paper industry in the southern region, a unique program with Auburn University enables the students to familiarize themselves with this industry by taking several courses related to pulp and paper industries.