Chemical Engineering Bachelor’s Program Curriculum Overview

The chemical engineering program at Stevens focuses on the fundamental areas of chemical engineering science that are common to all of the discipline’s more specialized branches. Courses in organic and physical chemistry, biochemical engineering and process control are offered in addition to chemical engineering core courses in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, separations, process analysis, reactor design and process design. Chemical engineering courses include significant use of modern computational tools and computer simulation programs. Qualified undergraduates may also work with faculty on research projects. By the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Use basic knowledge in physics, mathematics, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, and biological sciences to address chemical engineering problems (Scientific foundations)
  • Analyze chemical engineering systems using principles of material and energy balances, heat, mass and momentum transfer, kinetics and thermodynamics, process control and mathematical modeling (engineering foundations)
  • Design and conduct experiments involving reaction and separation of chemicals, heat, mass and momentum transfer and interpret results (experimentation) use the basic concepts, tools and methods of material and energy balances, kinetics, thermodynamics, separations, reactions, heat, mass and momentum transfer and process control to design chemical engineering units and systems (technical design)
  • Develop and assess alternative system designs for chemical engineering systems incorporating considerations such as feasibility, cost, safety, legal/regulatory issues and societal impacts (design assessment)
  • Use basic analytical instrumentation, process sensors, process simulators and computer software for applications in process analysis and design as well as oral presentations and report (tools)
  • Recognize and achieve high levels of professionalism in chemical engineering practice (professionalism)
  • Assume leadership roles (leadership)
  • Function on teams (teamwork)
  • Prepare professional reports and deliver effective presentations (communication).
  • Be cognizant of ethical and moral issues and codes relating to chemical engineering and general engineering practice (ethics and morals)
  • Understand diversity, pluralism, and the impact of chemical engineering practice on the society (social Issues)
  • Display genuine interest and participate in the activities of the chemical engineering professional societies and pursue knowledge that goes beyond the classroom experience (lifelong learning)
  • Apply fundamental knowledge in chemical engineering to nurture new technologies from concept to commercialization (entrepreneurship)

A full list of concentrations and specific courses are available in the academic catalog.