Department of Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering students have opportunities to use industry standard equipment.

Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry, math, physics and biology to translate laboratory innovations into profitable, large-scale manufacturing processes and products. They design and improve the operation of cutting edge processes to enhance performance and product quality, increase profitability, reduce waste and pollution and adhere to strict safety standards. By improving materials, developing energy solutions, advancing biotechnology and medicine, enhancing sustainability and much more, chemical engineers play important roles in addressing the world’s challenges and improving our everyday lives.

Our Programs

Degrees and Programs Degree type
Chemical Engineering
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Bachelor

In The Lab

You will gain experience in the labs with laboratory-scale versions of industrial chemical equipment and processes. Your skills and knowledge of appropriate use of these tools will be tested throughout your degree program. 

Computing in Chemical Engineering Lab 

This computing lab introduces the basics of computer programming and its applications to solutions of chemical engineering problems. You will use advanced programs for chemical engineers, including a powerful chemical process simulator to formulate chemical engineering problems and develop computational solutions. 

Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer Lab

Concepts in fluid mechanics fluid mechanics and heat transfer as they relate to chemical engineering are explored in this lab. Tools and equipment to evaluate process measurements, fluid statics and dynamics, metering of flows, heat exchanger design and analysis and more are evaluated. Computational topics include feed loop design and solutions of boundary value problems in momentum and heat transport. 

Separations, Reaction and Prototyping Lab

This course explores the operation and optimization of the production of chemicals using chemical reactors and the separation and purification of products using distillation columns, adsorption columns and filtration. The laboratory equipment demonstrates larger scale chemical plant operations. In this lab, you will also get to work as a team in designing, building and demonstrating prototypes of this equipment. 

Our Faculty