The undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, (http://www.abet.org). Students seeking the Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering must complete a minimum of 120 credits. This includes 62 credits in Math & Sciences/Humanities & Social Sciences; 52 credits in Engineering; 3 credits in Engineering Elective, and 3 credits in a Science/Engineering elective course.
Chemical Engineering primarily deals with the many aspects of processes in which matter and energy undergo change. It is based on the sciences of chemistry, physics and mathematics and the principles of economics and environmental protection. Chemical engineers are generally regarded as versatile problem-solvers. Working in consultation with other engineers and scientists, chemical engineers define problems, determine objectives, plan and carry out the research, and then design, develop, computerize and control the processes.
The Department of Chemical Engineering provides a broad and strong foundation which prepares graduates for entry into all areas of chemical engineering or pursuit of advanced degrees in chemical engineering and other disciplines. Our graduates are highly sought after.
The undergraduate program leads to the Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. Studies leading to the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and Chemical Engineering/Materials Science are also offered.
The educational objectives of the Chemical Engineering program, defined to be achieved by our graduates within a few years of their graduation, are to produce graduates, who are
The Department of Chemical Engineering, through elective sequences and consultation with a faculty advisor, gives students the opportunity to concentrate their studies in the following areas: (i) Environmental Protection and Hazardous Waste Treatment, (ii) Biotechnology and Biomedicine, (iii) Nanotechnology, and (iv) Processing of Energy and Natural Resources.
One Senior and six juniors chemical engineering students respectively participated in the 2016 AIChE Annual Student Conference in San Francisco, CA, November 14-18, 2016. The students were Simone Stanley, April Howard, Anayia Reliford, Mahtab Waseem, Bekuechukwu Uzondu, Diwash Bajracharya and Okeoghene Osevwe. Simone Stanley (Senior Chemical Engineering student) won first place for her presentation of “An Experiment Based Smartphone Education App for a Simple Introduction to Chemical Engineering Kinetics” in the General Engineering and Engineering Education session of the poster competition.Read More >>
Dr. Ramesh Chawlaof the College of Engineering and Architecture's Chemical Engineering Department has been invited to serve on the U.S Environmental Protection Agency's National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology for a two-year term. As a representative member, he will represent the interests of the Howard University Department of Chemical Engineering.Read More >>