Engineering - Chemical-Engineering

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  • Degree: Bachelor
  • Campus: Debbieh
  • Faculty: Engineering
  • Department: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Program Description

Chairperson Rami Harkouss.
Associate Professors
Assistant ProfessorsKamel Bou-Hamdan.
Lecturer Hussein Ghorayeb, Shareef Mostafa.

The Chemical Engineering program 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 to make decisions, and in so doing contribute to the advancement of the community, immediate and beyond

The educational objectives of the Petroleum Engineering (PE) program are determined to support the career advancement of the graduates and as they pursue their career goals, the graduates will:

  1. Be competent to handle complex petroleum engineering tasks requiring multifaceted skills.
  2. Be recognized for their ability to pursue innovative solutions and to make decisions through creative integration of best practices in the oil and gas industry.
  3. Demonstrate career advancement and personal attributes to handle management and leadership roles.
  4. Exhibit commitment to the well-being of the community and the environment, pursuant to relevant solutions.


  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

The undergraduate curriculum for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering consists of 150 credit-hours of course work + ICDL, where the standard duration of study is 10 semesters.

Petroleum engineers attain a broad spectrum of skills sought by almost every relevant profession. Industries, enterprises, and service providers requiring petroleum engineering skills include: oil and gas production, refining and distribution, excavation, process, consulting, environmental institutions, and government. Most importantly, you can imagine something that never was and make it a reality! There is so much work to be done to guarantee the future of mankind and petroleum engineers can tap the possibilities through the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurism.

The Student’s Study Plan is given to every student upon his/her enrollment. The CHME curriculum consists of the following components:

Common Requirements Credits
General University Requirements 20
Basic Sciences and Mathematics 39
General Engineering topics 15
Program-Specific Requirements Credits
Chemical Engineering core 44
Engineering topics from outside the major 15
Chemical Engineering Technical Electives 12
Final Year Project 4
Internship 1

Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
COMP208 Programming I 3 (3Crs.: 2Lec,2Lab) GE
CVLE210 Statics 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) GE
MATH281 Linear Algebra 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
MCHE201 Engineering Drawing And Graphics 3 (3Crs.: 1Lec,4Lab) GE
PHYS281 Electricity and Magnetism 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) BSMC
Second Semester
CHEM281 Principles of Chemistry I 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
CHME202 Introduction To Chemical Engineering 3 (3Crs:3Lec) CECC
MATH282 Calculus 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
MCHE213 Dynamics 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) GE
PHYS282 Material Properties and Heat 3 (3Crs.: 2Lec,2Lab) BSMC
Summer I
ARAB001 Arabic Language 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) CUR
BLAW001 Human Rights 1 1 Lec. CUR
------- General Electives 4 (4) E
Third Semester
CHEM282 Principles of Chemistry II 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
CHEM331 Organic Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) BSMC
ENGL211 Advanced Writing 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec,0Lab) GEC
MATH283 Differential Equations 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
MCHE321 Thermodynamics I 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) MECC
MCHE331 Fluid Mechanics I 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) MECC
Fourth Semester
CHEM248 Physical Chemistry I 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) CECC
CHEM345 Inorganic Chemistry I 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CECC
CHMExxx Technical Electives 1 3 (3) E
MATH284 Numerical Analysis 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) BSMC
MCHE322 Thermodynamics II 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) MECC
MCHE332 Fluid Mechanics II 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) MECC
Summer II
ENGL300 Speech Communications 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec,0Lab) GEC
MGMT002 Entrepreneurship 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec, 0Lab) GEC
------- General Elective 4 (4) E
Fifth Semester
CHME301 Separation Processes 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CECC
CHME302 Chemical Engineering Reaction 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec) CECC
CHME302L Chemical Engineering Reaction 1 (1Cr.: 2Lab) CECC
CHME406 Catalytic Processes 3 (3Crs.3Lec,0Lab) CECC
MATH381 Probability and Statistics 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) BSMC
MCHE421 Heat Transfer 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) MECC
Sixth Semester
CHME304 Membrane Science 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) CECC
CHME403 Process Control 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec) CECC
CHME403L Process Control Lab 1 (1Cr.: 2Lab) CECC
CHME405 Reactor Design 3 (3Crs.3Lec,0Lab) CECC
CHME407 Mass Transfer 3 (3Crs:3Lec,0Lab) CECC
CHME500 Research Methodology 2 (2Crs.:2Lec,0Lab) CECC
INME221 Engineering Economy 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) GE
Seventh Semester
CHEM358 Surface and Colloid Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) CECC
CHME402 Unit Operation 3 (3Crs: 3Lec) CECC
CHME402L Unit Operation 1 (1Cr: 2Lab) CECC
CHME404 Transportation Of Hydrocarbons 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CECC
CHME408 Chemical Process Design 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CECC
CHME499 Internship 1 (1Cr.) CECC
CHME501 Final Year Project I 1 (1Cr.) CECC
CHMExxx Technical Electives 2 3 (3) E
Eighth Semester
CHME502 Final Year Project II 3 (3Cr.) CECC
CHME507 Process Optimization 3 (3Crs.3Lec,0Lab) CECC
CHME511 Polymer Engineering 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CECC
CHMExxx Technical Electives 3 6 (6) E
ENGR001 Engineering Ethics 1 (1Crs.: 1Lec, 0Lab) GEC