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Chemical Engineering


"The Bachelor of Science Program in Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,"

The chemical engineering program offers students a broad education built on the foundation of fundamentals in science, mathematics, and engineering, which is then applied to a variety of contemporary problems using modern tools such as computational software and computer-aided design. For example, chemical engineers are creating new materials needed for space exploration, alternate energy sources, and faster, self-powered computer chips. In biotechnology and bioengineering, chemical engineers are working to understand human diseases, developing new therapies and drug delivery systems, and producing new medicines through cell culture systems.

Chemical engineers are also using nanotechnology to revolutionize sensors, security systems, and medical diagnostics and treatments. In addition to creating important products, chemical engineers are also involved in protecting our environment by exploring ways to reduce acid rain and smog, to recycle and reduce wastes, to develop new sources of environmentally clean energy, and to design inherently safe, efficient, and "green" processes. The role of chemical engineers is to develop new products and to design the processes while reducing costs, increasing production, and improving the quality and safety of new products.

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