Bachelor of Science In Chemical Engineering

My favorite part about the chemical engineering program is the professors,” said Elizabeth Cavanaugh, Class of ’22. “Many of the professors have spent their lives in the industry and are therefore able to provide practical examples of the concepts we are learning. They have such a passion for the sciences, and genuinely want to see us succeed."

Engineer chemical solutions to address problems

As a chemical engineer, you will transform matter or energy into forms that benefit human beings. You might design clean energy solutions, innovate new solutions to biomedical issues, perform research and development in pharmaceuticals, develop new materials for spaceships, or create new ways to feed the world’s growing population.

The foundation you will build in chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics – and your collaborations involving engineering disciplines such as computer science, and biomedical, mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering – will prepare you to rise to the challenges that face both the modern-day chemical engineer and the world. Those challenges — hallmarks of the early 21st century — include environmental integrity, limited resources, and human health and safety.

As a Chemical Engineering major at the University of New Haven, you will:
  • Learn to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Design and conduct experiments in state-of-the-art laboratories, then analyze and interpret data
  • Master modern techniques, skills, software, and engineering tools
  • Design systems, components, and processes to meet specific needs and comply with realistic economic, environmental, social, ethical, and political restraints
  • Learn the fundamentals of thermodynamics, reactor design, process controls, and fluid dynamics
  • Pursue research projects in conjunction with University of New Haven faculty
  • Personalize coursework and focus in specific areas, such as biotechnology, chemistry, sustainable energy, and environmental engineering
  • Gain hands-on experience through lab experience, internships, and study abroad opportunities
  • Participate in a Senior Design course, where you will complete a sponsored team project using current chemical engineering technology
  • Have the opportunity to join on-campus clubs and organizations, including University of New Haven chapters of the American Chemical Society and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers as well as the Forensic Science and Chemistry Club
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Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

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Envision Your Future

The information below is designed to show the many possible careers you could pursue with your major. The research is provided by Encoura, the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on higher education. It includes median national salaries and industry growth projections over the next decade. Click here to view the full report.

$128K

Drilling Engineer

10% Growth 2017-2027

$134K

Senior Project Manager

5% Growth 2017-2027

$93K

Operations Manager

6% Growth 2017-2027

Selected Courses and Programs
  • Chemical Engineering Technology (2 credits)

    Prerequisite or co-requisite: MATH 1115.
    Students are introduced to the chemical engineering profession and opportunities in this field. Students develop the skills required to successfully plan and implement selected projects within budgetary and time constraints using project management software. Project(s) use LabVIEW© programming for data acquisition and control, and CAD tools and presentation software for technical communication of design information.

  • Chemical Engineering Workshop (1 credit)

    Prerequisites: COMM 1130, EASC 1120, EASC 2211.
    Students develop the skills required to successfully plan and implement experiments and projects within time constraints. A variety of software products are utilized for computer data acquisition and control, and technical communication. Students gain proficiency in each of these areas as they are applied to a series of projects spanning the course.

  • Thermal-Fluid Systems (3 credits)

    Prerequisites: EASC 2211, EASC 2213, MATH 1118.
    An expansive study of thermal and fluid principles and applications including laws of thermodynamics, basic power cycles, conservation laws, internal and external flows, and convective heat transfer. Cross-listed with EASC 2224.

  • Reaction Kinetics & Reactor Design (3 credits)

    Prerequisite: CHME 2220. Co-requisite: MATH 2203.
    Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalyzed and noncatalyzed reaction kinetics for flow and batch chemical reactors. Application of kinetic data to both isothermal and nonisothermal reactor design. This course is intended for both chemists and chemical engineers.

  • Process Dynamics & Controls (3 credits)

    Prerequisites: CHME 3310 or CHME 3315 or MECH 3321; EASC 2230, MATH 2204.
    Fundamental principles of chemical process dynamics used in the measurement and control of process variables such as temperature, pressure, and flow rate. Development of linear and nonlinear dynamic process models, stability analysis, and control system design using analytical and computer methods. Analysis, design, and tuning of process loops using computer simulations.

  • Full List of Courses and Learning Outcomes for Chemical Engineering

    The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, check out the Academic Catalog:

    Chemical Engineering, B.S.

    Chemical Engineering Minor


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The bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering offered by the Tagliatela College of Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. http://www.abet.org

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    We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.

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Licensure and Certification Information

In the University's B.S. Chemical Engineering program students can start the path towards becoming a Professional Engineer (PE).

  • Our curriculum meets the educational requirements for PE licensure AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI, and WY.

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