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) plus 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
Graduates of chemical engineering BSc program at AUM are expected within a few years of graduation to demonstrate part of the following objectives:
- Apply their knowledge, skills, and professional ethics of chemical engineering to serve local and international industrial, academic and governmental sectors.
- Engaged in design, operational, research, or managerial tasks using the strong problem-solving, learning, communication, and teamwork skills.
- Expand their knowledge by earning a post-graduate degree, advanced certificate, or a professional license in an engineering, business, or technical field.
- Be 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 accreditation agency “the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology” (ABET) in learning outcome criteria implemented in alignment with AUM vision and educational philosophy. Graduates of Chemical Engineering Program must have demonstrated:
- 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/technical specifications 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.
- Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- Knowledge of contemporary issues.
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
3. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Chemical engineering jobs 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