Two Programs: A Doctoral Degree and a Combined Bachelor/Doctoral Degree
NOTE: Our Chemical Engineering program described below deals primarily with “Process Engineering”. Please also click on “Petroleum Engineering” under Degree Programs in the Navigation Bar to view our new exciting online doctoral degree program in Petroleum Engineering.
Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry, biology, and physics to solve problems. These problems involve the production or use of chemicals, fuel, drugs, food, and many other products. They design processes and equipment for large-scale safe and sustainable manufacturing, plan and test methods of manufacturing products and treating byproducts, and supervise production. A chemical engineer is involved in the design, development, construction and operation of industrial processes and factories for the production of a diverse range of products, as well as in commodity and specialty chemicals. Relevant industries include oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, energy, water treatment, food and drink, plastics and toiletries. Modern chemical engineering is also concerned with pioneering valuable new materials and techniques, such as nanotechnology, fuel cells and biomedical processes and engineering. As a chemical engineer, you may work in research, teaching, development, manufacturing, technical support, marketing, sales, project engineering, or enter into engineering management.
This program will build on your baccalaureate engineering degree by providing you with advanced knowledge and skills. You will take core courses covering mathematical modeling, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and chemical reaction engineering, then you will move on to more specialized subjects such as materials science, process control, environmental science, and petroleum engineering, among many others.
We have two exciting programs, and they are not as difficult as you think!! Dissertation topics are always open to the student to select what he/she would like to research (with faculty guidance and approval). We are currently encouraging dissertations that relate to the batch processing of human stem cells, growth media, and nanotechnology for labeling and sorting of cells, but this topic in biomedical processes is not a requirement.
We operate on a trimester schedule, which means that our academic year is divided into 3 segments of 4 months each. In each 4 month period, students take three courses. For some terms, or as determined by the University, students may be assigned courses in sequence, lasting about 1 month each. In that event, for any approximate one month period, a student will be studying one course.
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