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Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

  • QS World University Rankings
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
  • Scholarships No
Chemical Engineering is one of the most versatile of the engineering programs. It prepares students for employment in many diverse fields, such as petroleum refining, production of pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, polymers and plastics, semiconductors, heavy industrial chemicals, and synthetic fuels. Chemical engineers also work in metallurgy, corrosion control, enhanced oil recovery, environmental engineering, and biological engineering. Undergraduate chemical engineering training has been found to be an excellent background for graduate work not only in engineering, but also in a number of other fields, including medicine, law, business, and the natural sciences. The chemical engineering curriculum is based on a sound background in chemistry, mathematics, physics, and biology. The essentials of engineering are added to this foundation, including fluid dynamics and thermodynamics. In order to develop the individual's social consciousness and to broaden the student's educational background, an integrated program of study in the humanities and social sciences is included in the curriculum. Chemical engineering courses in multicomponent thermodynamics, transport phenomena, kinetics, process control and process design are concentrated in the junior and senior years. This program provides training for engineers to enter production, research, product and process development, process design, technical sales and engineering management positions. Training in chemical engineering equips the graduate to solve many of the problems facing society today: human health, energy shortages, synthetic fuels production, water and air pollution, toxic chemical control, and food production. Furthermore, our program prepares students interested in a career in medicine or the life sciences and is suitable for premed and pre-dental students. The department offers a 18-credit-hour block of approved electives and encourages concentration in an area of interest. At least one of the elective courses must be CHE. Students can elect to concentrate in Biological Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, International Engineering, Math, and Petroleum Engineering for which elective courses are approved by the department. Finally, students can design their own self-directed 18-credit-hour block of electives to reflect individual interests. Chemical Engineering degree candidates must meet the academic requirements of the college and, in addition, must have a GPA of 2.0 in Chemical Engineering courses attempted at UW that are applied toward graduation for the B.S. degree from the department. Chemical Engineering Program Educational Objectives Three to six years after graduation, graduates who choose to practice in Chemical Engineering should: Successfully practice the profession of Chemical Engineering; Demonstrate successful career growth Chemical Engineering Program Outcomes During the course of study in Chemical Engineering, the student should develop: an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering; an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data; an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability; an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams; an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems; an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility; an ability to communicate effectively; the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;

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