From cosmetics to plastics, potato chips to microelectronic chips, and energy to environment, chemical engineers work on processes that responsibly convert raw materials into useful products. The Chemical Engineering Department offers practice-oriented programs to develop well-trained professionals who will be successful in their careers and prepared for advanced studies.
Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering
You’ll gain a thorough background in chemistry, mathematics, physics, design and analysis, and problem-solving, and have numerous opportunities to use real-world processes. Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the program gives students hands-on experience in using computer-aided process controls, a double-effect evaporator, and a variety of separations equipment.
Minors in Chemistry or Environmental Engineering
Environmental Engineering: This 18-unit interdisciplinary minor is designed for undergraduates from various engineering and science backgrounds who are interested in applying engineering approaches to environmental issues.
Chemistry: This 19-unit minor is available to any non-Chemistry or non-Biochemistry major.
Master's in Engineering (Interdisciplinary)
Students wishing to pursue advanced study may be interested in the interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering degree. Study can be tailored to the goals of chemical engineering students by taking advanced coursework to develop expertise in one of four areas:
- Environmental: Chemistry and civil engineering
- Controls: Electrical engineering
- Microelectronics: Computer engineering
- Thermal, fluids, and materials: Mechanical engineering
With most courses offered in the evening, the program is tailored to working professionals. Thesis work may be supervised by chemical engineering faculty.