BS in Chemical Engineering

BS in Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering is a broad multi-disciplinary branch of engineering that combines the knowledge of mathematics and science – particularly chemistry, to develop engineering applications that span a wide range of industries, namely, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, design and construction, pulp and paper, petrochemicals, food processing, specialty chemicals, polymers, biotechnology, and environmental health and safety industries, among others. Students with a passion for chemistry and talent in math and problem solving typically do well in chemical engineering.

Chemical engineering research has created safer, more efficient methods of refining petroleum products, making energy and chemical sources more productive and cost effective. They also develop solutions to environmental problems, such as pollution control and remediation.

Chemical engineers draw upon and apply their engineering knowledge to safely and economically solve any technical challenges they encounter. Specifically, chemical engineers are engaged at the forefront of R&D in order to improve food-processing techniques and methods of producing fertilizers, to increase the quantity and quality of available food. They construct the synthetic fibers that make our clothes more comfortable and water resistant. They develop methods to mass produce drugs, thus making them more affordable.

The chemical engineering program prepares students with a strong base of engineering knowledge, and helps develop problem-solving skills. Students learn to design and conduct experiments and interpret the outcomes. The program focuses on critical thinking, preparing graduates to identify and develop solutions for engineering challenges in real-life situations.

Mission

The Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering program at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) educates students to become qualified engineers who are capable of generating effective solutions by using engineering approaches in the field of Chemical Engineering. The graduates of the program will be well versed in technology and in social and environmental issues.

To fulfill this mission, the program provides the undergraduate student with a thorough foundation in the basic tenets of Chemical Engineering and technologies, and a broad introduction into chemistry, , engineering materials, thermal sciences, reaction and separation sciences, energy and environment protection and chemical systems. The program provides a strong background for graduate study in the diverse areas branching out of the Chemical Engineering field. The technical focus is complemented with topics in general education leading to a well-rounded member of the global society.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

 

The Program goals describe the expected accomplishments of the graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. The chemical engineering program educational objective have been derived from and support the mission statement of the American University of Ras al Khaimah. The chemical engineering program at American University of Ras Al Khaimah has a strong focus on the integration of engineering, science and process design with complementary areas of study in environmental engineering, fuels and energy, pharmaceutical, petrochemicals, materials, and renewable energy.

The graduates of the Chemical Engineering Program are expected to be able to:

  1. Pursue a successful professional career in engineering, scientific, or complementary disciplines through technical competence, effective communication, teamwork and leadership.
  2. Engaged in creating a positive impact with a sufficient awareness of the ethical, cultural, legal and environmental issues.
  3. Maintain a lifelong interest in learning for personal and professional development

Student Outcomes

 

AURAK has adopted ABET’s a-k outcomes for Chemical Engineering Program. The outcomes for program are:

  1. Thorough grounding in chemistry, physics, biology, math and engineering subjects such as fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, mass transfer, and reaction kinetics; and the ability to apply knowledge of these subjects in chemical engineering practice.
  2. An ability to design and conduct different chemical engineering experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to analyze, design, and control a system, component and/or process dealing with fluid and solid handling, separation, and chemical/biochemical reactions to meet desired needs
  4. An ability to work and interact effectively in groups/teams which have diverse personalities, cultures, and backgrounds.
  5. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve chemical engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. Ability to develop effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  8. Ability to evaluate the potential risks, i.e. consequences and probabilities of engineering solutions which may affect society and the environment.
  9. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in independent-learning and life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues;
  11. An ability to use computer tools and software packages in the analysis, modeling, simulation, control and design of chemical engineering processes.

Student Outcomes

 

  • Total Number of Graduated Chemical Engineering Program Students (up to Spring 2018) – 8
  • Fall 2017 Total Number of Chemical Engineering Students – 43
  • Spring 2017 Total Number of Chemical Engineering Students – 38
  • Fall 2016 Total Number of Chemical Engineering Students –  33

 

Career Opportunities

Jobs directly related to your degree include:   

  • Petro-chemical industries, national oil companies, international oil companies, and allied service companies (ADNOC, Qatar Gas, Saudi Aramco, ExxonMobil, BP, Shell, Schlumberger, Halliburton)
  • Biotechnology, plastics, pharmaceutical and allied chemical industries (Julphar, Bayer’s, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble)
  • Major R&D institutions (TAKREER (ADNOC), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), Masdar City)
  • Environmental agencies

 

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

  • Process engineer
  • Operations engineer
  • Drilling engineer, Reservoir engineer, Production engineer
  • Quality control engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Product/process development scientist
  • Analytical chemist
  • Energy manager
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Materials engineer
  • Production manager

Admissions Requirements

How to Apply

Please read the following carefully before completing the application form

  1. Applicants must complete the application themselves. All requirements on this application must be filled in. Incomplete applications will not be considered. It is preferable that all items be typed.
  2. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. They should not wait until their final examination results are announced.
  3. Please note that submitting an application, paying the application fee and receiving an ID number does not in any way mean that an applicant is admitted to the university. Admission is offered in writing to qualified applicants only after an official evaluation of their credentials is performed by the Office of Admissions.
  4. The offer of admission is valid only for the academic semester for which the applicant applies. Applicants who wish to defer their admission to the following semester must submit a written request to the Office of Admissions not later than one month before the beginning of the semester. Admission consideration for the following semester will depend on meeting the established requirements and available seats.
  5. In case seats are not available in the semester you selected, AURAK will consider your application for the following semester.
  6. All documents presented to complete an application for admission are the property of the university. Applicants, whether accepted or not, may not claim them back.

Forms and Checklist

High School Requirements

Academic School

Academic Program

Admission Criteria
School of Arts and
Science
BA in English Language
BA in Mass Communication
UAE Curriculum Advanced (Scientific) 70%  
General (Literary) 70%  
Non UAE Curriculum The University Recognizes all the other certificates and converts their grades to the equivalent grade.
BS in Biotechnology UAE Curriculum Advanced (Scientific) 70%  
General (Literary) 70% Successful completion of the qualifying subjects: Physics, Biology and Chemistry at AURAK.
Non UAE Curriculum The University Recognizes all the other certificates and converts their grades to the equivalent grade.
School of Business (All Business Programs) UAE Curriculum Advanced (Scientific) 70%  
General (Literary) 70%  
Non UAE Curriculum The University Recognizes all the other certificates and converts their grades to the equivalent grade.
School of Engineering (All Engineering Programs) UAE Curriculum Advanced (Scientific) 70%  
General (Literary) 90% Score 90 or above in Math and Science subjects
in school. And pass one qualifying subject at AURAK.
Non UAE Curriculum The University Recognizes all the other certificates and converts their grades to the equivalent grade.
 

Conditional Admissions:
AURAK offers conditional admissions to students who are slight below the minimum admission criteria and specific curriculum's.

English Proficiency Requirements

Name of Exam

Score

IELTS 5.0 Band
TOEFL - Paper based 500
TOEFL - Internet Based 61
Cambridge English Test - Advanced 41
Pearson's Test of English - Academic 36-41
City & Guilds TESOL B1
Admissions Procedure

Tuition and Fees

Academic Year 2018 - 2019

Undergraduate Program

Amount (AED)

Due by:
Application 500 Application submission, non-refundable
Admission 500 Issuance of Admission Letter; and Non-refundable
Tuition (12-16 credits) 24,150 Per Semester, payable by first day of class or make arrangement with Finance department
Tuition- Part time 1,575 Per credit hour, payable by first day of class or make arrangement with Finance department
New Program - Undergraduate Amount (AED)  Due by:
Electrical Engineering (12-16 Credits) 24,150 Per Semester, payable by first day of class or make arrangement with Finance department
Electrical Engineering - Part time 1,470 Per credit hour, payable by first day of class or make arrangement with Finance department
Architecture Engineering (12- 16 Credits) 25,200 Per Semester, payable by first day of class or make arrangement with
Finance department
Architecture Engineering - Part time 1,575 Per credit hour, payable by first day of class or make arrangement with Finance department
Petroleum Engineering (12-16 credits) 30,975 Per Semester, payable by first day of class or make arrangement with Finance department
Petroleum Engineering- part time 1,890 Per credit hour, payable by first day of class or make arrangement with Finance department
Chemical Engineering (12-16 Credits) 30,975 Per Semester, payable by first day of class or make arrangement with Finance department
Chemical Engineering 1,890 Per credit hour, payable by first day of class or make arrangement with Finance department
Graduate Program Amount (AED) Due by:
Application 750 Application submission, non-refundable
Admission 2,000 Issuance of Admission Letter; and Non-refundable
Tuition- MBA 2,520 Per credit, payable by first day of class
Tuition- EMBA 3,150 Per credit, payable by first day of class
Tuition- MEEL 2,100 Per credit, payable by first day of class
Tuition- MS Engr. PM 2,730 Per credit, payable by first day of class
Summer Session - Other Fees Amount (AED) Due by:
Technology / Activity Services 400 Per summer session, non-refundable
Lab 400 Per summer session, per lab & non-refundable
Student Visa Fees Amount (AED) Due by:
Visa 2,000 100% due at time of admission payment, non-refundable (Including Emirates ID)
Visa change of status 900 100% due at time of admission payment, or when applicable, non-refundable
Visa Security Deposit 2,000 100% due at time of admission  payment, One time, refundable after the visa cancellation
Others Amount (AED) Due by:
Technology / Activity / Gym Services 750 Per semester, non-refundable
Lab 750 Per semester, per lab & non-refundable
Security deposit 1,500 One time, refundable if no s/ damage charges due
Graduation 1,500 One time, non-refundable
Late Payment 300 Per Month after due date
Late Registration 1,000 Per semester, non-refundable
Check Returned 500 Penalty for every check returned
Transcript- Official 100 Per Transcript
Transcript- True 50 Per Transcript
*Transportation 3,500 Per Semester for Ras AI Khaimah
*Transportation 5,500 Per Semester for Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman,Um AI Quwain, Fujairah
*Transportation 6,000 Per Semester for Abu Dhabi (Only on weekends)
ID Card 100 For Replacement
Official Letter 50 Per Letter
Gymnasium 500 Per month, for Non-AURAK students
Library Books overdue fines 10 Per day per item for Circulating & Reserve materials
Library Books Lost I Damaged Actual Cost Circulating books, Audio-Visual items, Reference Material
Health Insurance 710
Mandatory (non-refundable) To opt out students must produce evidence of viable current health insurance

* For transportation- Minimum 5 students must registered for each zone to provide  service
* AURAK reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees, and other charges at any time such changes are deemed necessary.

Transfer Students

Undergraduate Transfer Students

Prospective students who have attended other accredited colleges and universities may apply to AURAK as transfer students as long as they fulfill the following criteria:

  • Minimum CGPA is 2.0 or higher. If CGPA is below 2.0 but above 1.8, student may be considered for a different program.
  • Student is in good standing at their previous institution.
  • The academic program is accredited and the institution is licensed by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education (or its equivalent for international students).
  • The student submits a detailed course syllabus for each of the courses taken.

Other Undergraduate Transfer Requirements

  • The Office of Student Services and Enrollment Management, in consultation with the respective program chairs, determines whether a course completed at another institution is equivalent to a course offered in the particular program for which the student is seeking credit transfer.
  • The total number of credits transferred to AURAK shall not exceed 50% of the program requirement.
  • The transferred course must offer the same number of credits as the AURAK course to be considered for equivalency and be offered at the same level (upper or lower).
  • Transferred credits and grades will not be used in calculating the cumulative grade point average (CGPA).
  • Only courses graded as “C “or above are considered for transfer credit.

Graduate Transfer Students

A maximum of six graduate credits from a graduate school at an accredited college/university may be transferred to a program of study at AURAK, subject to program-specific rules and regulations.

  • Credits for transfer must be approved by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research in consultation with the Coordinator of the appropriate graduate degree program according to the guidelines of graduate studies.
  • These credits must have been earned not more than five years prior to the transfer, and the student must have earned a grade of B or higher for any graduate-level course that is requested to be transferred.
  • Likewise, these credits may not have been used to satisfy requirements for another earned degree. Transfer credit will not be accepted for research or thesis/dissertation work.
  • Likewise, these credits may not have been used to satisfy requirements for another earned degree. Transfer credit will not be accepted for research or thesis work.
  • Grades earned in transferred courses do not count in the student’s cumulative GPA (CGPA), though transferred credits count toward the cumulative earned hours and may apply towards meeting graduation requirements.
  • Applicants must request that credit transfers be reviewed at the time of application.
Payment Mode

Option A: CASH (OR) CREDIT CARD
The fees can be paid in person in cash or through credit card (Visa & Master card) at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah between 8.30 am to 4.30 pm in the Accounts Office.

Option B: CHECK
Persons with UAE bank accounts may write a check made payable to American University of Ras Al Khaimah. The check can be sent to the address below or taken to the Accounts Office on the AURAK Campus.

Accounts Department
American University of Ras Al Khaimah Ras Al Khaimah Campus
P O Box 10021
Ras Al Khaimah
United Arab Emirates

Option C: BANK TRANSFER

Beneficiary

:

American University of Ras Al Khaimah
Account Number : 0002-257074-001
Swift Code : NRAKAEAK
IBAN Number : AE700400000002257074001
Bank Address : RAK Bank
Nakheel Branch, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Note: For USD transfers ONLY use the following additional information
Correspondence Bank : Standard Chartered Bank, New York, USA
New York
Swift Code : SCBLUS33XXX
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