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Courses for a Degree in Chemical Engineering

In addition to a focus on chemical engineering courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Chemical Engineering Courses:

  • Introduction to Chemical Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics of Single-Component Systems
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Chemical Engineering Laboratory
  • Chemical Engineering Computer Methods
  • Thermodynamics of Multi-Component Systems
  • Chemical Engineering Reactor Design
  • Chemical Engineering Materials Technology
  • Separation Processes
  • Corrosion Control
  • Chemical Engineering Design
  • Automatic Process Control
  • Chemical Process Safety

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology