What courses will you take?
UMass Lowell's B.S. in Chemical Engineering program equips you with the fundamentals of chemical engineering beginning with basic mathematics and science, followed by their application to courses in engineering science and engineering design.
Courses provide a firm understanding of fundamentals, help you to develop analytical techniques and serve as the basis for specialized engineering courses.
Woven throughout the curriculum are courses in the humanities and social sciences, which help students to broaden perspectives, improve communication skills, and explore concepts of values and ethics.
We offer four options, which lead to a wide range of career opportunities:
- General Option — Prepare for careers capable of tackling diverse problems in either traditional or emerging fields of chemical engineering.
- Nuclear Engineering Option (ABET Accredited) — Gain a strong foundation in nuclear science, engineering and technology to pursue careers in the nuclear energy and technology field.
- Biological Engineering Option — Gain skills and knowledge to work in the bio-pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry.
- Nanomaterials Engineering Option — Prepare to launch a career in a materials-related industry.
The Chemical Engineering curriculum and the Chemical Engineering with Nuclear Engineering Option are accredited by ABET.
Visit the Academic Catalog for a complete course listing and to learn about the Nuclear Science and Engineering minor and the Business Administration for Chemical Engineering minor.