Chemical Engineering - BS

The chemical engineering curriculum provides a balanced education in virtually all aspects of chemical engineering principles and practice and includes education in economics, language, philosophy and culture and communication. Chemical engineering courses emphasize fundamentals and methods that are applicable to the analysis, development, design and operation of a wide variety of chemical engineering systems and processes, thereby providing the necessary background for entry into the wide array of activities described above. At the same time, specific example applications provide the student with insight into the ability of chemical engineers to work in such a variety of areas. The curriculum is structured to offer students an opportunity to extend and apply the fundamentals developed in the basic courses toward more focused areas of specialization. The sequence of courses converges in the senior year into a comprehensive capstone design course that includes elements of economics, safety and environmental issues. The course provides an experience much like that of an industry design project. It is this philosophy of fundamentals, applications and design that has enabled our chemical engineering graduates to adapt readily to a dynamic and rapidly changing world and to solve problems they have not previously experienced.

The freshman year is identical for degrees in aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, electronic systems engineering technology, industrial distribution, industrial engineering, manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology, mechanical engineering, multidisciplinary engineering technology, nuclear engineering, ocean engineering, and petroleum engineering (Note: not all programs listed are offered in Qatar). The freshman year is slightly different for chemical engineering in that students take CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 andCHEM 102/CHEM 112. Biomedical Engineering also requires a two semester sequence of chemistry courses consisting of CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 102/CHEM 112.  Students pursuing degrees in biological and agricultural engineering should refer to the specific curriculum for this major. It is recognized that many students will change the sequence and number of courses taken in any semester. Deviations from the prescribed course sequence, however, should be made with care to ensure that prerequisites for all courses are met.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
CHEM 107 General Chemistry for Engineering Students 1,4 3
CHEM 117 General Chemistry for Engineering Students Laboratory 1,4 1
ENGL 103
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition 1
or Composition and Rhetoric
ENGR 102 Engineering Lab I - Computation 1 2
MATH 151 Engineering Mathematics I 1,2 4
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
CHEM 102
CHEM 112
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II 1,4
ENGR 216/PHYS 216 Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab II: Mechanics 1 2
MATH 152 Engineering Mathematics II 1 4
PHYS 206 Newtonian Mechanics for Engineering and Science 1 3
University Core Curriculum 3,5 3-6
 Semester Credit Hours15-16
 Total Semester Credit Hours31-32
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
CHEM 227
CHEM 237
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
CHEN 204 Elementary Chemical Engineering 3
ENGR 217/PHYS 217 Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab III - Electricity and Magnetism 2
MATH 251 Engineering Mathematics III 1 3
PHYS 207 Electricity and Magnetism for Engineering and Science 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
CHEM 228
CHEM 238
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
CHEN 205 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I 3
ENGL 210 Technical and Business Writing 3
MATH 308 Differential Equations 1 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
CHEN 304 Chemical Engineering Fluid Operations 3
CHEN 320 Numerical Analysis for Chemical Engineers 3
CHEN 322 Chemical Engineering Materials 3
CHEN 354 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
Science Elective 6 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
CHEM 322 Physical Chemistry for Engineers 1 3
CHEN 323 Chemical Engineering Heat Transfer Operations 3
CHEN 324 Chemical Engineering Mass Transfer Operations 3
CHEN 364 Kinetics and Reactor Design 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
High Impact Experience 7 0
Mid-Curriculum Professional Development  
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
CHEN 382 Bioprocess Engineering 3
CHEN 425 Process Integration, Simulation and Economics 3
CHEN 432 Chemical Engineering Laboratory I 2
CHEN 461 Process Dynamics and Control 3
CHEN 481 Seminar 1
CHEN specialty options 6 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
CHEN 426 Chemical Engineering Plant Design 3
CHEN 433 Chemical Engineering Laboratory II 2
CHEN 455/SENG 455 Process Safety Engineering 3
ENGR 482/PHIL 482 Ethics and Engineering 3
University Core Curriculum 3
CHEN specialty options 6 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
 Total Semester Credit Hours96

A grade of C or better is required in all CHEN courses.

Total Program Hours 128