BS in Chemical Engineering 

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering program requires the completion of 132 credits in the following areas:

Degree Requirements Credits
University General Education Requirements 33
School of Engineering Requirements 30
Chemical Engineering Program Requirements 69 (63 hrs compulsory and
6 hrs technical electives)
Total 132

University General Education Requirements (33 credit hours)

University General Education Requirements are (33) Credit Hours, as follows:

Orientation Courses (14 credit hours)
UNIV 100 – University Freshman Transition is mandatory for freshmen.

Code Course Title Credit
ARAB 101
or
ARAB 110
Beginner Level Arabic and Culture for non-Native Learners I or
Arabic Language and Culture for Native Arabic Speakers I
3
CSCI 112 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
CSCI 113 Introduction to Computer Programming Lab 1
ENGL 101 Composition 3
UNIV 100 University First-Year Transition 1
UNIV 200 Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability 3

Knowledge Domains (19 Credit Hours)

The knowledge domains are divided into the following three categories: six credit hours from Social and Behavioral Sciences, seven from the Natural Sciences and six from Fine Arts and Humanities.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 Credit Hours)

ECON 103 Principles of Microeconomics  3
UAES 200 Survey of United Arab Emirates Studies 3

Natural Sciences (7 Credit Hours)

CHEM 211 General Chemistry I  3
MATH 113 Calculus I 4

Humanities and Fine Arts (6 Credit Hours)

MEST 100 Introduction to Islam in World Culture  3
PHIL 100
or
ENGL 200
Critical Thinking and Reasoning  or
Advanced Composition
3

The fifth writing intensive course for the BS Chemical Engineering is CHEN 422 Chemical Engineering Laboratory II.

School of Engineering Requirements (30 credit hours)

Faculty Requirements are (30) Credit Hours include the following courses:

ENGR 107 Introduction to Engineering 2
PHYS 110 University Physics I 3
PHYS 111 University Physics I Lab 1
MATH 114 Calculus II 4
MATH 203 Linear Algebra 3
MATH 214 Elementary Differential Equations 3
PHYS 220 University Physics II 3
PHYS 221 University Physics II Lab 1
STAT 346 Probability for Engineers 3
ENGR 390 Internship 3
IENG 321 Engineering Economy 3
CHEM 212 General Chemistry I Lab 1

Chemical Engineering Program Requirements (69 credit hours)

Program Requirements are (69) Credit Hours as follows:

Compulsory: (63 Credit Hours)

Courses include the following:

CHEM 213 General Chemistry II  3
CHEM 214 General Chemistry II Lab  1
BIOL 112 University Biology I 3
IENG 231 Engineering Materials 3
IENG 232 Engineering Materials Lab  1
CHEM 215 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 216 General Organic Chemistry Lab. I 1
CHEM 315 Physical Chemistry 3
CHEM 316 Physical Chemistry Lab 1
MENG 211 Thermodynamics I 3
CHEN 201 Principles of Chemical Engineering 3
CIEN 251 Fluid Mechanics 3
MENG 361 Heat Transfer 3
CHEN 302 Computer Applications in Chemical Engineering 1
CHEN 312 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics   3
CHEN 321 Chemical Engineering Laboratory I 2
CHEN 351 Chemical Reaction Engineering 3
CHEN 371 Mass Transfer 3
CHEN 404 Safety and Environmental Impact 3
CHEN 422 Chemical Engineering Laboratory II  2
CHEN 472 Separation Processes 3
CHEN 481 Process and Plant Design 3
CHEN 482 Chemical Process Dynamics and Control 3
CHEN 491 Senior Design Project I 3
CHEN 492 Senior Design Project II 3

Technical Electives: (6 Credit Hours)

To be selected from the following list of courses:

CHEN 403 Fundamentals of Biochemical Engineering 3
CHEN 462 Petroleum Refining Engineering 3
CHEN 463 Natural Gas Processing 3
ELEN 426 Renewable Energy Systems 3
CHEN 473 Water Desalination 3
CHEN 474 Industrial and Wastewater Treatment 3
CHEN 493 Special Topics in Chemical Engineering 3
ENGR 399 Undergraduate Research Project 3

 

Total   132 Credits 
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ARAB 101 Beginner Level Arabic and Culture for non-Native Learners I

Pre-requisite: None

Beginner Level Arabic Language and Culture 1 is the first in a four-course beginner and intermediate Arabic language sequence specifically tailored to the needs of non-native Arabic language students in the English and Mass Communication Programs (though any non-native learner of Arabic may enroll). This course introduces the student to the Arabic alphabet and the basics of reading and writing in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Instruction in the language is enriched by reference to cultural themes and visits to sites of cultural importance.

ARAB 110 - Arabic Language and Culture for Native Arabic Speakers I

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101

Arabic literature has developed many traditions though originating from a common source. The course is an introduction to representative texts from contemporary Arab writers, and their connections with the traditions of the past. The method is comparative, with a study of literary, political social and religious aspects, as well as the application of a theoretical framework of analysis.

CSCI 112 - Introduction to Computer Programming

Co-requisite(s): CSCI 113

This course introduces students to computers and programming languages and more specifically the C++ language. Besides, students learn to use computer programming as a problem-solving tool. The topics covered include basic operations, data types, input/output, selection statements, control structures, arrays, functions, and strings.

CSCI 113 - Introduction to Computer Programming Lab

Co-requisite(s): CSCI 112

This course introduces the use of computer programming as a problem-solving tool in laboratory environment. Topics in procedural programming include, simple data types, input/output, selection statements, control loops, testing, debugging, and programming environments.

ENGL 101 - Composition

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 099 or passing English Placement Test

English 101 provides students with intensive practice in drafting, revising, and editing expository essays for an academic audience. Using logical, rhetorical, and linguistic structures in their writing, students also develop their ability to think creatively, critically, and independently. Throughout the course, students engage in reading texts, evaluating sources, using their reading to form their own opinions, preparing research papers, and employing the MLA documentation style to avoid plagiarism.

UNIV 100 - University First-Year Transition

Students in this course transition to university life by focusing on academic adjustment, by developing decision-making skills, and by learning about services and opportunities for involvement. Although all classes have a core body of knowledge, each class specializes in a particular aspect of university life.

UNIV 200 - Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (3 Credits)

This course aims at equipping the next generation of leaders in the UAE with an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset and its related core skills. The course combines three main points: design thinking, entrepreneurship, and growth and leadership.

ECON 103 - (GEEC 103) Principles of Microeconomics 

This course introduces learners to microeconomics in the context of current problems. It explores how market mechanism allocates scare resources among competing uses. It uses supply, demand, production, and distribution theory to analyze problems.

UAES 200 - Survey of United Arab Emirates Studies
1 Semester Credit Hour

This course presents the UAE from multiple perspectives in an attempt to expose the students to the distinct qualities of the UAE. The purpose of this course is to give students a broad, interdisciplinary, and comprehensive introduction to key features and issues in the UAE’s historical, cultural, political and economic landscapes. (Writing Intensive Course)

CHEM 211 - General Chemistry I 

This course covers the foundations of chemical concepts: basic facts and principles of chemistry, including atoms, molecules, ions, chemical reactions, gas theory, thermochemistry, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics and equilibrium, molecular geometry, and states of matter.

MATH 113 - Calculus I

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 095/105, or appropriate score on Math Placement test

The concept of derivative (instantaneous rate of change) is an essential factor in solving real-world problems. One of the objectives of this course is to understand the conceptual foundation of derivative, and learn different techniques of computing the derivative, as well as learning how to apply it to solve real-world problems. Another objective is to understand the concept of integration and learn basic integration technique.

MEST 100 - Introduction to Islam in World Culture 

The course provides an introduction to the basic sources and historical contexts for the origins of Islam; some of the basic spiritual principles expressed in those sources; the contexts and practices that exemplify the spiritual principles; contributions Islam has made to civilization and to the political, social and cultural identity of the UAE. It will illustrate the concept of Islamic studies through a global, interdisciplinary and comparative approach and examine contemporary global and local issues that impact and are impacted by Islamic culture.

PHIL 100 - Critical Thinking and Reasoning 

This introduction to basic principles of reasoning and critical thinking enhances the learner’s abilities to evaluate various forms of reasoning in everyday life and in academic disciplines. The course explores such topics as inductive and deductive reasoning, the nature and function of definitions, fallacy types, statistic use and misuse, and the rudiments of logic.

ENGL 200 (ENGL 302) Advanced Composition

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours and credit for ENGL 101 (Completion of 45 credits)

This course builds on the general college-level writing skills and strategies students have acquired in earlier courses, and prepares them to do advanced level analysis and writing specifically within their major field and their possible future workplaces.

ENGR 107 Introduction to Engineering

Co-requisite: Math Placement Test score qualifying student for MATH 113

Introduces engineering profession fundamentals and problem solving. Topics include description of engineering disciplines, functions of the engineer, professionalism, ethics and registration, problem solving and representation of technical information, estimation and approximations, and analysis and design.

PHYS 110 - (SCPH 110) University Physics I

Co-requisites: PHYS 111

This is a calculus-based physics course covering the fundamental principles of mechanics. It concentrates on the conservation of energy, the particle motion, the collisions, the rotation of solid bodies, simple machines and on the fluid mechanics. The focus lies on the resolution of one and twodimensional mechanical problems.

PHYS 111 - (SCPH 111) University Physics I Lab

Co-requisites: PHYS 110

This course is intended to be taken with Physics 110. It primarily includes experiments on classical mechanics. Particular emphasis is placed on laboratory technique, data collection and analysis and on reporting.

MATH 114 - Calculus II

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113

This course covers techniques and applications of integration, transcendental functions, infinite sequences and series and parametric equations.

MATH 203 - Linear Algebra

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113

This course covers systems of linear equations, linear independence, linear transformations, inverse of a matrix, determinants, vector spaces, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and diagonalization.

MATH 214 - Elementary Differential Equations

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 114

This course covers first-order ODEs, higher-order ODEs, Laplace transforms, linear systems, nonlinear systems, numerical approximations, and modeling.

PHYS 220 - (SCPH 220) University Physics II

Pre-requisite: PHYS 110
Co-requisite: PHYS 221

This second calculus-based physics course includes a detailed study of the fundamental principles of classical electricity and magnetism, as well as an introduction to electromagnetic waves. The course’s focus targets the resolution of dc- and alternating circuits.

PHYS 221 - (SCPH 221) University Physics II Lab

Co-requisites: PHYS 220

This course is intended to accompany Physics 220. It includes experiments on electricity, magnetism and RLC circuits. Particular emphasis is placed on three aspects of experimentation: laboratory technique, data analysis (including the treatment of statistical and systematic errors) and written communication of experimental procedures and results.

STAT 346 - Probability for Engineers

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 114

The course introduces principles of statistics and probability for undergraduate students in Engineering. The course covers the basic concepts of probability, discrete and continuous random variables, probability distributions, expected values, joint probability distributions, and independence. The course also covers statistical methods and topics including data summary and description techniques, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, and regression analysis.

ENGR 390 - Internship

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of 90 credits and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

Supervised field experience of professional-level duties for 180 to 240 hours at an approved internship site under the guidance of a designated site supervisor in coordination with a faculty supervisor.

IENG 321 - Engineering Economy (3:0:0)

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113

Principles of economic analysis and methods in engineering including: time value of money, discounted cash flow techniques equivalence, economic measures of worth, single and multiple alternatives evaluation and selection, replacement decisions, cost estimation, equipment depreciation, the use of Minimum Attractive Rate of Return MARR and Benefit/cost analysis.

CHEM 212 - General Chemistry I Lab

Co-requisite: CHEM 211

This course provides laboratory techniques to accompany General Chemistry I

CHEM 213 - General Chemistry II 

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 211
Co-requisite: CHEM 214

This course covers the foundations of chemical concepts including: solutions, chemical reactions, acid base equilibrium, acids and bases, quantum theory of atoms, solubility and complex-ion equilibrium, chemistry of main group elements, polymer chemistry, and introduction of organic and nuclear chemistry, transition elements and coordination complexes

CHEM 214 - General Chemistry II Lab 

Co-requisite: CHEM 213

This course introduces Laboratory techniques and reactions arranged to accompany CHEM-213. This laboratory course provides experience in physical /chemical measurement, synthesis based experiments, qualitative, and quantitative analysis.

BIOL 112 - University Biology I

Co-requisite(s): BIOL 113

Introduction to cell chemistry, metabolism, and genetics.

IENG 231 - Engineering Materials

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 211

This course describes the material science and why should an engineer know about it. It covers: Bonding forces and energies. The structure of crystalline materials, classification of engineering materials, imperfections and defects, diffusions in solids, phase diagrams, heat treatment, mechanical, thermal, corrosive and electrical properties of materials. Moreover, the mechanical failure of engineering materials and the application and processing of metal alloys will be discussed.

IENG 232 - Engineering Materials Lab 

Co-requisite(s): IENG 231

This laboratory course provides an introduction to material science that covers the main material experimentations. General introduction and safety procedures are introduced. Physical and mechanical properties will be inspected. This include microstructure, hardness, creep, impact, tensile, compression and torsion test. Further the microstructure/processing properties relationships are also investigated. Steel heat treatments is also included.

CHEM 215 (CHEM 313) - Organic Chemistry I

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 111 or CHEM 211 or CHEM 213
Co-requisite: CHEM 216

This course provides a foundation in Organic Chemistry and includes the theoretical and synthetic aspects of the chemistry of carbon compounds.

CHEM 216 - General Organic Chemistry Lab. I

Co-requisite: CHEM 215

This course provides hands-on laboratory experience in techniques and chemical reactions in organic chemistry that accompany CHEM 215. The course includes basic techniques for the preparation, isolation, purification, inter-conversion, and spectroscopic study of common classes of organic compounds.

CHEM 315 - Physical Chemistry

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 215 Co-requisite(s): CHEM 316

This course will introduce the concepts of physical chemistry, properties of gases, first and second law of thermodynamics, physical transformation, phase diagram, chemical equilibrium, atomic structure and spectra, molecular structure, spectroscopy, chemical reactions, statistical thermodynamics, kinetics and dynamics of chemical reactions.

CHEM 316 - Physical Chemistry Lab

Co-requisite(s): CHEM 315

Introductions to the techniques and reasoning of experimental chemistry. Lab techniques and reactions arranged to accompany Physical Chemistry.

MENG 211 - Thermodynamics I

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 211

The basic concepts of classical thermodynamics are continued in this course as was introduced in Thermodynamics 1. It introduces the students to basic laws and principles applications to gas power and refrigeration cycles, vapor and combined power cycles, mixtures of gases and vapors, psychrometry, chemical reactions, Thermodynamic property relations, and energy analysis.

CHEN 201 - Principles of Chemical Engineering

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 211

This course introduces the students to chemical engineering profession and basic calculations in mass and energy balance; phase equilibrium; and process flow sheeting. It includes applications on reactive and non-reactive chemical processes. Computer programs are used to implement these topics.

CIEN 251 - Fluid Mechanics (3:3:0)   

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 114 and PHYS 110

Properties of fluids, flow regimes, pressure and force calculations under hydrostatic conditions, manometers, buoyancy and stability of floating and submerged bodies, elementary fluid dynamics, conservation equations: mass, energy and momentum, continuity and Bernoulli equations, hydraulic gradient line and total energy line, linear and angular momentum equations.

MENG 361 - Heat Transfer

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 212 (MENG 211) and MATH 214

Introduction to heat transfer mechanisms, heat conduction equation, steady heat conduction including the thermal resistance networks, transient heat conduction, lumped systems, fundamental of convection and thermal boundary layers, external and internal forced convection, natural convection, boiling and condensation, thermal radiation, and heat exchangers.

CHEN 302 - Computer Applications in Chemical Engineering

Pre-requisite(s): CHEN 201 and CIEN 251

This course will focus on computer applications in chemical engineering including available software packages. Students will be introduced to the applications of software packages such as such as E-Z solve, Polymath, MATLAB, COMSOL, MATHCAD, Hysys, Aspen Plus for solving systems of algebraic and differential equations related to chemical engineering processes.

CHEN 312 - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics  

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 315, CHEM 316, MENG 211

This course aims to introduce the principles of Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics and illustrate their application to design of chemical process plants. The content comprises the fundamentals of thermodynamics, such as thermodynamic properties (energy, entropy, enthalpy, heat capacity, etc.), the first and second law of thermodynamics (energy and entropy balance), heat of reactions, etc., thermodynamics of ideal and non-ideal gases and liquids, vapor-liquid equilibrium and thermodynamics of chemical processes.

CHEN 321 - Chemical Engineering Laboratory I

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 211, CIEN 251 & MENG 361

In this laboratory course, students conduct selected experiments to illustrate and use material covered in transport phenomena courses: fluid, heat and mass transfer. Students are evaluated on submitted reports covering experimental design, theory tested, and analyses of experimental data.

CHEN 351 - Chemical Reaction Engineering

Pre-requisite(s): CHEN 201 and CHEM 315

This course provides a detailed analysis to the principles of chemical kinetics, and reactor analysis and design. The course covers kinetics of homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions, design of isothermal reactors such as Batch, Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR) and Plug Flow Reactor (PFR). Other topics include data collection and handling, non- isothermal reactor design and multiple reactions. The last part of the course considers homogeneous and heterogeneous catalytic reactions.

CHEN 371 - Mass Transfer (3 credits)

Pre-requisite(s): CIEN 251

This course covers molecular and convective steady- and unsteady-state mass transfer, interfacial mass transfer, and Continuous and stage-wise contact operations, with applications in absorption, stripping, and humidification.

CHEN 404 - Safety and Environmental Impact (3 credits)

Pre-requisite(s): Senior Standing

Sources of hazard in chemical and petroleum industry, management of safety and loss prevention, safety programs and safety rules, typical and sources of pollutant in chemical and petroleum operations, environmental protection, rules and regulation.

CHEN 422 - Chemical Engineering Laboratory II 

Pre-requisite(s): CHEN 371 and CHEN 351
Co-requisite: CHEN 472

In this course the students conduct selected experiments to apply material presented in kinetics and reactor design, and separation processes. Students are evaluated based on their participation and submitted reports.

CHEN 472 - Separation Processes

Pre-requisite(s): CHEN 371

This course starts with a review of phase equilibria, and then covers binary and multi-component distillation, leaching, and liquid-liquid extraction, with applications in design of a multi-column distillation process.

CHEN 481 - Process and Plant Design

Pre-requisite(s): IENG 231 and IENG 321
Co-requisite: CHEN 472

This course exposes the student to design strategies and interrelationships between process and design variables. In addition to application of chemical engineering principles to the development of process flow diagrams including flow and process conditions. In addition, the course involves estimation of capital and manufacturing cost and application of heuristic methods to the design of process equipment. Design of heat and separation sequence of chemical processes.

CHEN 482 - Chemical Process Dynamics and Control

Pre-requisite(s): CHEN 302 and CHEN 351

This course aims at introducing process dynamics and principles of control for chemical processes. Topics covered include block diagrams, Laplace transforms, transient response of feed-back systems, stability analysis, gain and phase margins.

CHEN 491 - Senior Design Project I
Pre-requisite(s): Senior Standing

Each student will be required to complete a design project before graduation. The project is to emphasize fundamentals of chemical engineering and allow an element of original work by each student. Work includes data collection, analysis, calculation, design and presentation of the work in a detailed technical report. Students must present and defend their project in oral presentation. Current practices in the chemical engineering field are discussed through guest lectures.

CHEN 492 - Senior Design Project II

Pre-requisite(s): CHEN 491

Continuation of phase (1).

CHEN 403 - Fundamentals of Biochemical Engineering

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 112 and CHEN 351
Co-requisite(s): CHEN 371

This course aims to apply the principles of Chemical Engineering in bioprocess, in which biocatalysts, i.e. cells and enzymes, play key roles in producing new bioproducts and chemicals. The purpose of this course is to introduce the fundamental principles of biochemical engineering and present a wide spectrum of potential technological applications. This course includes introduction to biochemical and microbiological applications to commercial and engineering processes, including industrial fermentation, ultrafiltration and resulting waste treatment. In addition to introduction to enzyme kinetics, cell growth, energetics and mass transfer.

CHEN 462 - Petroleum Refining Engineering

Pre-requisite(s): CHEN 351 and CHEN 371

This course aims at introducing different techniques for petroleum refining. Topics include refinery feed stocks and products, field processes, crude distillation, coking and thermal processes, catalytic reforming and cracking, hydro-processing, and solvent treating processes. Solve petroleum-refining problems including material balances and process economics. Conduct lab experiments to characterize crude oils and final petroleum products. Students will do a case study of a typical refinery.

CHEN 463 - Natural Gas Processing

Pre-requisite(s): CHEN 371

This is an elective and a senior level course on process engineering. The course deals with natural gas properties including real gas mixtures behavior. Natural gas water systems, natural gas condensate systems, hydrate formation and inhibition. Separation processes. Field treatment of natural gas, absorption, and adsorption processes. Natural gas dehydration, sweetening and sulfur recovery. Design and sizing of the main equipment.

ELEN 426 - Renewable Energy Systems  (3:0:0)

Pre-requisite(s): Senior Standing

The course aims to introduce a general engineering/science audience to the basic concepts of renewable energy. In the interest of time some mathematical criteria will be covered, e.g. Betz limit for wind, limit of efficiency of WEC point absorber. Each lecture contains several examples from real world applications and in-progress industrial developments.

CHEN 473 - Water Desalination

Pre-requisite(s): CHEN 371

This course covers water resources, chemistry of saline water, modeling and analysis of single effect desalination combined with mechanical vapor compression and thermal vapor compression, modeling of multiple effect desalination (MED), modeling of single and multistage desalination processes, reverse osmosis. Also, cogeneration, scale formation, pre and post treatment operations will be discussed.

CHEN 474 - Industrial and Wastewater Treatment

Pre-requisite(s): Senior Standing

This course covers characteristics of industrial wastewater; physical, chemical and biological unit operations/processes in industrial wastewater treatment; non-conventional (advanced) wastewater treatment technologies; case study of industrial wastewater treatment processes.

CHEN 493 - Special Topics in Chemical Engineering

Pre-requisite(s): Department Consent

A specific topic in Petroleum Engineering that is not covered in other program courses is presented in a course format.

ENGR 399 - Undergraduate Research Project

Pre-requisite(s): Department Consent

Undergraduate research under the guidance of an engineering faculty member for juniors and seniors. Fixed credit hours; 3 credits are assigned, this is equivalent to a minimum of 9 hours of research time per week; a pass/fail grade is to be used. Student will be engaged in a creative research project at the discretion of the faculty member. The course is open to all engineering students.