Our department strives for regional and international recognition in teaching, research and community service. It enriches the standard of engineering education, continually enhances the quality and competence of its graduates with an ethical vision, and stimulates outstanding research activities that contribute to the advancement of the chemical engineering profession and the development of local and regional industry.
Our vision is to provide a high-quality education in chemical engineering at the undergraduate and graduate levels to produce graduates with sufficient knowledge of the Chemical Engineering field. This covers the fundamentals of thermodynamics and physical chemistry; heat, mass, and momentum transfer and chemical reaction processes; chemical process design principles; modeling and computer simulation; selected chemical process industries; instrumentation and control; as well as process economics.
The department fulfills its commitment in achieving excellence both in education and research through:
- Providing high-quality undergraduate and graduate education that will prepare the graduates for leading roles and ability to continue learning.
- Generating knowledge and developing technology through excellence in research, in conjunction with graduate education, that are recognized by peers in the profession, in the interdisciplinary fields of chemical engineering.
- Allowing each student to shape his or her own career by choosing among different elective courses and graduation projects or suggesting her or his own project.
- Enhancing creative activities in research and fostering a community of learning and scholarship, to create new knowledge and technology.
The program aims to qualify students to understand unit operations, unit processes and transport phenomena of heat, mass and momentum, also familiarize them with plant design, economics and process control. By the completion of his study, the graduate will be capable to:
- Acquire basic knowledge of chemical process industries.
- Identify technological and economic problems.
- Perform mass and heat balances.
- Size devices and draw layout for industrial facilities.
- Address the issues of environmental pollution problems concerning industrial wastewater & air pollution and propose the corresponding solutions.
- Plan and execute research work, evaluate outcomes and draw conclusions.
- Communicate effectively in written, verbal and graphical forms.
- Have a sound foundation in mathematics and other request science.
- Utilize and manage resources creatively through effective analysis and interpretation.
- Recognize the potential and applicability of computer based methods in chemical engineering design.
- Address issues of process dynamics and control in plant operation.
- Have proficiency in safe and good laboratory practice.
- Apply knowledge and skills to respond to recent technological changes.
- Identify and control the impact that chemical engineering has onsociety from an environmental point of view.
- Function effectively as an individual and as a part of a team.
- Have a competence in English as a second language.
- Apply safe operations and assess industrial hazards and implement their control.
- Relate chemical reactions and their characteristics to process industries.
- Recognize the challenging role and responsibilities of the professional engineer, while abiding by the ethics of the profession.