Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
Chemical engineering combines a multi-disciplinary branch of engineering. It is involved in the research, design, development, construction, modification and operation of industrial processes and machinery that turn raw materials into valuable products. Like all engineers, chemical engineers combine natural and experimental sciences (such as chemistry and physics), along with life sciences (such as biology, microbiology and biochemistry) with the addition of mathematics and economics to develop new or adapt substances for a wide range of products.
Depending on their specific role, chemical engineers might be researching and developing new products from trial to commercialization, managing processes from testing in a small plant to full industrial-scale manufacturing, developing improvements to product lines, modifying processing plants, and designing and commissioning new plants. Chemical engineers help in developing atomic science, polymers, paper, dyes, drugs, plastics, fertilizers, foods, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, and electronics.
1. PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
The Program Educational Objectives of the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Chemical Engineering (CHE) are to matriculate graduates who conduct themselves in a responsible and professional manner, and who within a few years of graduation, will be:
- Applying their knowledge, skills, and professional ethics of chemical engineering to serve local and international industrial, academic and governmental sectors.
- Engaging in design, operational, research, or managerial tasks using the strong problem-solving, learning, communication, and teamwork skills.
- Expanding their knowledge by earning a post-graduate degree, advanced certificate, or a professional license in an engineering, business, or technical field.
- Recognized as effective, ethical, and inspirational leaders, and contribute to the overall development of the society.
2. STUDENT OUTCOMES
The Program of Study follows the ABET student outcomes criteria implemented in alignment with AUM vision and Learning and Educational Philosophy. Graduates of Chemical Engineering Program must have demonstrated:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
3. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Chemical engineering graduates are in roles such as:
- Research and development
- Field engineering
- Design and manufacturing
- Oil, gas, and petrochemical industry
- Advanced materials
- Food and consumer goods
- Specialty chemicals and pharmaceuticals
- Engineering consultancy
- Environmental Safety and health
- Wastewater management
- Energy process engineer
- Finance and management consultancy