Programs of Study

Undergraduate Options

While pursuing an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering, students also have the option of specializing in four areas including biological engineering, nanomaterials engineering and paper engineering.

Biological Engineering Option
Courses focus on subjects necessary for work in the biopharmaceutical or biotechnology industry. This option requires one technical elective.

For a complete course of study, go to Biological Engineering Option - Curriculum Checksheet (pdf).

Nanomaterials Engineering Option
Four technical electives are required for this option that offers specialization in the newly emerging nanotechnology field, as well as the materials-related industry.

For a complete course of study, go to Nanomaterials Engineering Option - Curriculum Checksheet (pdf).

Nuclear Engineering Option
This sequence of four courses provides training in a variety of nuclear technologies similar to the nuclear-related subjects usually taken as part of an undergraduate program in this field. It is taken during the junior and senior years, one course per semester, and satisfies the technical and chemical engineering elective requirements. It also requries one technical elective.

For a complete course of study, go to Nuclear Engineering Option - Curriculum Checksheet (pdf).

Paper Engineering Option
This option prepares students for work in the processing and testing of paper and paper-like materials relevant to the paper industry. The curriculum consists of four courses and one technical elective. 

For a complete course of study, go to Paper Engineering Option - Curriculum Checksheet (pdf).

Computer-Aided Process Design and Controls Concentration
Students specialize in the design, analysis and computer control of chemical processes. Courses are taught on the hardware and software aspects of computer control, as well as on advanced methods of chemical process analysis, design and control. The four courses satisfy the technical and chemical engineering elective requirements.

Engineering Materials Concentration  
This concentration begins with a survey course on engineering materials required by all chemical engineering juniors and followed by four additional courses that should cover at least three areas of specialization. The four courses satisfy the technical and chemical engineering elective requirements.