CHEMICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM
Inspiring Leadership and Innovation
A distinguishing feature of chemical engineers is that they create, design, and improve processes and products that are vital to our society. Today’s high technology areas of biotechnology, electronic materials processing, ceramics, plastics, and other high-performance materials are generating opportunities for innovative solutions that may be provided from the unique background chemical engineers possess. Many activities in which a chemical engineer participates are ultimately directed toward improving existing chemical processes, or creating new ones.
Always considered to be one of the most diverse fields of engineering, chemical engineers are employed in research and development, design, manufacturing, and marketing activities. Industries served are diverse and include: energy, biotechnology, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food, agricultural products, polymers and plastics, materials, semiconductor processing, waste treatment, environmental monitoring and improvement, and many others. There are career opportunities in traditional chemical engineering fields like energy and petrochemicals, but also in biochemical, pharmaceutical, biomedical, electrochemical, materials, and environmental engineering.
The chemical engineering program at Stevens is based on a solid foundation in the areas of chemical engineering science that are common to all of its branches. In addition to organic chemistry, two courses in the area of advanced chemistry, biochemical engineering and process control are offered in addition to chemical engineering thermodynamics, material and energy balances, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, separations, reactor design, and process design. Thus, the chemical engineering graduate is equipped for the many challenges facing modern engineering professionals. Chemical engineering courses include significant use of modern computational tools and computer simulation programs such as ASPEN in the process design course. Qualified undergraduates may also work with faculty on research projects. Many of our graduates pursue advanced study in chemical engineering, bioengineering or biomedical engineering, medicine, law, and many other fields.
The graduates of our chemical engineering program will:
- Apply broad-based chemical engineering education to advance their careers in industry, government, and academia.
- Engage in lifelong learning through graduate study, continuing education, and professional activities.
- Contribute to technology innovation by creating products and processes, intellectual property, and enterprises beneficial to society.
- Demonstrate awareness of diversity, health, safety, environmental, and global issues in professional practice.
Stevens Student Chapter of AIChE
The Stevens Student Chapter of AIChE brings together all those Stevens students pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering. Members are extended special privileges, opportunities, and access to research papers and other scientific databases. Stevens AIChE strengthens the bond between undergraduates, those pursuing Masters Degrees and PhDs, and professors. It also serves as a bridge to Student Chapters at other Institutions and Unversities. Students can gain even more by presenting research at conferences, attending lectures given by distinguished speakers, or going to events such as Feel The Chem or Exothermic Spring!
Stevens encourages undergraduate students to become licensed engineers. Licensed engineers are a select group. Those who do achieve licensure, however, enjoy the professional benefits that accompany this distinction. In order to be licensed, students must pass the FE Exam and the PE Exam. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a licensed engineer and the requirements.
The Schaefer School of Engineering and Science Chemical Engineering Undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Commission of ABET. Learn more about the program's mission, objectives, and outcomes.