Program

B.S. in Chemical Engineering Program

Chemical engineering has grown out of a combination of chemistry and engineering associated with industrial processes. Today, it possesses a body of knowledge used in the synthesis, design testing, scale-up, operation, control, and optimization of processes that change the physical state or composition of materials. Chemical engineers have played central roles in the industrial development of materials that have had major social influence, such as the production of fuels and lubricants, fertilizer, synthetic fibers, and plastics. They will be centrally involved in reducing the polluting effects of certain byproducts and cleaning up unwanted residues from previous processes.

The first part of the program offers courses on the fundamental principles underlying the conversion of raw materials into a desired product by chemical and physical processes. Development of the concepts of engineering design begins with the application of fundamental principles to solve engineering problems in these courses and culminates in a series of senior-level design courses that require comprehensive integration of technical knowledge as well as consideration of economic, environmental, safety, and societal concerns. This experience is essential in preparing graduates for entry-level positions.

Educational Objective

The objective of the program is to prepare graduates for professional practice in industry, government, or post-undergraduate training in chemical engineering, medicine, and other related disciplines.

Contact Info

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Learned Hall
1530 West 15th St., Room 4132
Lawrence, KS 66045-7618
785-864-4965
http://www.engr.ku.edu/cpe/
Laurence R. Weatherley, Chair
785-864-4965

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Learned Hall
1530 West 15th St., Room 4132
Lawrence, KS 66045-7618
785-864-4965
http://www.engr.ku.edu/cpe/
Laurence R. Weatherley, Chair
785-864-4965

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Learned Hall
1530 West 15th St., Room 4132
Lawrence, KS 66045-7618
785-864-4965
http://www.engr.ku.edu/cpe/
Marylee Southard, Graduate Recruiting Director
785-864-4965
R.V. Chaudhari, Graduate Advisor
785-864-4965
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