Chemical Engineering - BS

Chemical engineers are concerned with the application of knowledge gained from basic sciences and practical experience to the development, design, operation and management of plants and processes for economical and safe conversion of chemical raw materials to useful products. Because chemical engineering is the most broadly based of all engineering disciplines, the chemical engineer is in great demand in diverse technical and supervisory areas in a wide variety of industries and has consistently commanded one of the highest starting salaries of all college graduates.

In addition to dominating the extensive chemical, petroleum and petrochemical industries, for which Qatar and the rest of the Middle East are one of the world’s leading regions, chemical engineers are leaders in such areas as food and pharmaceutical processing, biochemical and biomedical engineering, pollution control and abatement, polymers and plastics, ceramics and other advanced materials, corrosion, automation and instrumentation, aerospace materials, computer technology and data processing, safety, environmental control, and many others.

Visit the Chemical Engineering Program’s website at www.qatar.tamu.edu/programs/chemical-engineering.

The freshman year is identical for degrees in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, petroleum engineering. The freshman year is slightly different for chemical engineering in that students take CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 102/CHEM 112. 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
ENGR 102 Engineering Lab I - Computation 1 2
MATH 151 Engineering Mathematics I 1,2 4
CHEM 107
CHEM 117
General Chemistry for Engineering Students
and General Chemistry for Engineering Students Laboratory 1,4
4
ENGL 104 Composition and Rhetoric 1 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
MATH 152 Engineering Mathematics II 1,2 4
CHEM 102
CHEM 112
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II 1,4
4
ENGR 216/PHYS 216
Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab II: Mechanics 1
or Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab II - Mechanics
2
PHYS 206 Newtonian Mechanics for Engineering and Science 1 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
 Total Semester Credit Hours32
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
MATH 251 Engineering Mathematics III 1 3
CHEM 227
CHEM 237
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
4
PHYS 207 Electricity and Magnetism for Engineering and Science 1 3
ENGR 217/PHYS 217
Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab III - Electricity and Magnetism 1
or Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab III - Electricity and Magnetism
2
CHEN 204 Elementary Chemical Engineering 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 308 Differential Equations 1 3
CHEM 228
CHEM 238
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
4
CHEN 205 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I 1 3
ENGL 210 Technical and Business Writing 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Summer
High Impact Experience 5 0
Mid-Curriculum Professional Development  
 Semester Credit Hours0
Third Year
Fall
CHEN 304 Chemical Engineering Fluid Operations 1 3
CHEN 320 Numerical Analysis for Chemical Engineers 1 3
CHEN 322 Chemical Engineering Materials 1 3
CHEN 354 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II 1 3
Science elective 6 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring
CHEM 322 Physical Chemistry for Engineers 1 3
CHEN 323 Chemical Engineering Heat Transfer Operations 1 3
CHEN 324 Chemical Engineering Mass Transfer Operations 1 3
CHEN 364 Kinetics and Reactor Design 1 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
CHEN 382 Bioprocess Engineering 1 3
CHEN 425 Process Integration, Simulation and Economics 1 3
CHEN 432 Chemical Engineering Laboratory I 1 2
CHEN 461 Process Dynamics and Control 1 3
CHEN 481 Seminar 1 1
CHEN specialty elective 1,6 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
CHEN 426 Chemical Engineering Plant Design 1 3
CHEN 433 Chemical Engineering Laboratory II 1 2
CHEN 455/SENG 455 Process Safety Engineering 1 3
ENGR 482/PHIL 482 Ethics and Engineering 3
CHEN Specialty Electives 1,6 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
 Total Semester Credit Hours96