Chemical Engineering Program

Mission

The Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department is devoted to educating exemplary chemical engineers by instituting best learning practices that drives knowledge, build skills and competencies, and inspire the learner to define a purpose, develop a passion to forever learn, cultivate a sense of responsibility toward the profession, society and the environment, and attain the ability to confront challenges, and in so doing contribute to the advancement of the community, immediate and beyond.

Objectives

The educational objectives of the Chemical Engineering (ChE) program are determined to support career advancement of the graduates and as they pursue their career goals. Chemical Engineering program objectives are:
  1. Provide Students with the education and training in the field of chemical engineering through the study of chemical manufacturing or industrial processes by transforming raw materials into consuming products through the design, construction and management of factories
  2. Supply the student with basic Chemical Engineering knowledge necessary for industrial practices.
  3. Meet the growing needs to face future difficulties in the Lebanese and Middle East Chemical industries

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program graduates shall be able to:
  • 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 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
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Degree Requirements

The undergraduate curriculum for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering consists of 150 credit-hours of course work + ICDL.

Career Opportunities

Chemical engineers bridge sciences and manufacturing by applying the principles of science and engineering, to solve problems involving modification of raw materials into required products in a variety of industries including: oil and gas; pharmaceuticals; energy; water treatment; food and drink; plastics; and toiletries.

Program Overview