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B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering

B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering

The field of chemical engineering deals with the science and engineering of chemical reactions and separation processes. It applies physical and life sciences together with engineering and economic principles to produce, transform, transport, and properly use chemicals, materials and energy.

The BSc in Chemical Engineering program at Khalifa University of Science and Technology educates engineers to design, develop, and operate chemical processes by which chemicals, petroleum products, food, pharmaceuticals, and consumer goods can be produced economically and safely. The program incorporates extensive laboratory work and computer process simulation to reinforce the principles and concepts used in the classroom.

  • Successful practice of the chemical engineering profession.
  • Design and safe operation of process plants.
  • Successful career in research and development.

Students graduating with a BSc in Chemical Engineering degree will attain the following:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. 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.
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. A recognition of the need for broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Degree Requirements

To be recommended for graduation with a BSc in Chemical Engineering, students must satisfactorily complete the courses in the specified categories as set out below. The categories cover the University General Education Requirements (GER, 43 credits), College of Engineering Requirements (CER, 29 credits), as well as Chemical Engineering Core and Technical Electives requirements. The normal length of the program is 136 credits.

Additional Math/Sciences Requirements (14 credits)

To satisfy the College of Engineering requirements, the BSc in Chemical Engineering requires the following Mathematics and Sciences courses in addition to the Math/Science required in GER: CHEM115, PHYS121, PHYS122, MATH111, and MATH112.

Course Code Course Name Credits
CHEM116 General Chemistry II 4 cr.
CHEM211 Organic Chemistry 4 cr.
MATH206 Differential Equations 3 cr.
MATH231 Calculus III 3 cr.

Chemical Engineering Core Requirements (52 credits)

Course Code Course Name Credits
CHEG205 Principles of Chemical Engineering 3 cr.
CHEG210 Introduction to Biochemical Engineering 3 cr.
CHEG213 Experimental Design 3 cr.
CHEG230 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I 3 cr.
CHEG232 Fluid Mechanics 4 cr.
CHEG312 Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineers 3 cr.
CHEG324 Mass Transfer 3 cr.
CHEG332 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II 4 cr.
CHEG335 Heat Transfer 4 cr.
CHEG350 Materials Science and Engineering 3 cr.
CHEG412 Process Dynamics and Control 4 cr.
CHEG443 Reaction Engineering 4 cr.
CHEG485 Separation Processes 4 cr.
CHEG497 Senior Design Project I 3 cr.
CHEG498 Senior Design Project II 3 cr.
ENGR399 Engineering Internship 1 cr.

Chemical Engineering Technical Electives (12 credits)

The following is a sample list of courses that will satisfy the Technical Electives requirement for the BSc in Chemical Engineering program. Students must select a total of 12 credits from this list. At most three credits of the technical electives may be at 300-level and at most three credits may be independent study. In addition, courses from the list below may be taken to satisfy the free electives requirement. Additional courses may be approved by the department as technical electives.

Course Code Course Name Credits
CHEG325 Fundamentals of Nanotechnology 3 cr.
CHEG380 Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering 3 cr.
CHEG381 Polymer Chemistry and Reaction Engineering 3 cr.
CHEG391/491 Independent Study 3 cr.
CHEG395/495 Special Topics in Chemical Engineering 3 cr.
CHEG415 Combustion and Air Pollution Control 3 cr.
CHEG416 Corrosion Engineering 3 cr.
CHEG423 Gas Processing Engineering 3 cr.
CHEG424 Petroleum Refining and Processing 3 cr.
CHEG470 Industrial Catalysis 3 cr.
CHEG472 Water Treatment and Membrane Processes 3 cr.
CHEG488 Polymer Properties 3 cr.
  Fall   Spring  
Year 1  ENGL111 Academic Communication I 4 cr. ENGL112 Academic Communication II 4 cr.
MATH111 Calculus I 4 cr. MATH112 Calculus II 4 cr.
CHEM115 General Chemistry I 4 cr. PHYS121 University Physics I 4 cr.
ENGR111 Engineering Design 4 cr. CHEM116 General Chemistry II 4 cr.
Summer         
Year 2     ENGR113 Introduction to Computing using Matlab 4 cr. MATH206 Differential Equations 3 cr.
PHYS122 University Physics II 4 cr. CHEG210 Introduction to Biochemical Engineering 3 cr.
MATH231 Calculus III 3 cr. CHEG213 Experimental Design 3 cr.
CHEM211 Organic Chemistry I 4 cr. CHEG232 Fluid Mechanics 4 cr.
CHEG205 Principles of Chemical Engineering 3 cr. CHEG230 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I 3 cr.
Summer         
Year 3     ENGR311 Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Eng. Design 4 cr. CHEG324 Mass Transfer 3 cr.
CHEG312 Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineers 3 cr. CHEG350 Materials Science & Engineering 3 cr.
CHEG332 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II 4 cr. BUSSXXX Business Elective 3 cr.
CHEG335 Heat Transfer 4 cr. HUMAXXX Humanities and Social Sciences Elective* 3 cr.
HUMAXXX Humanities and Social Sciences Elective* 3 cr. Free Elective 3 cr.
    Technical Elective 3 cr.
Summer  ENGR399 Engineering Internship 1 cr.
Year 4 CHEG497 Senior Design Project I 3 cr. CHEG498 Senior Design Project II 3 cr.
CHEG485 Separation Processes 4 cr. CHEG412 Process Dynamics and Control 4 cr.
CHEG443 Reaction Engineering 4 cr. HUMAXXX Humanities and Social Sciences Elective* 3 cr.
BUSSXXX Business Elective 3 cr. Technical Elective 3 cr.
Technical Elective 3 cr. Technical Elective 3 cr.
Total Credit Hours 136

*At least one Islamic Studies course must be taken from the Humanities Electives to meet graduation requirements.

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