Bachelor of science degree

Chemical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering program at AIU 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.


Suggested Degree Plan

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Career Opportunities

  • Chemical Engineer 
  • Process Engineer 
  • Design Engineer 
  • Materials Engineer 
  • Mining Engineer 
  • Energy Engineer 
  • Production Engineer 
  • Quality Control Engineer 
  • Pharmaceutical Engineer 
  • Research & Development Engineer 
  • Health, Safety and Environmental Engineer 
  • Analytical Chemist 

Degree Requirements

The School of Engineering and Computing offers seven majors: Biomedical, Civil, Chemical, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering.

School of Engineering and Computing Requirments

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering must complete a minimum of 131 credits including satisfaction of all degree requirements of AIU. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic rules of AIU and those of the department.

Engineering and Computing Requirements

Minimum General Education Requirements 36 credits
School Core Requirements                                       34 credits
Major Requirements 59 credits
Total Credits Required for Degree 131 credits


General Education Requirements

American International University has established seven competencies that form the foundation of the learning outcomes in our courses. Upon successful completion of the General Education program, students will be able to demonstrate:

  • Critical thinking
  • Effective communication
  • Ethical reasoning
  • Global self-awareness
  • Information literacy
  • Mathematical and scientific reasoning
  • Quantitative and IT Literacy

With the understanding that our students will specialize in a variety of academic majors, the General Education Program requirements are designed to ensure that all students will acquire experiential and activity-based learning and the application of knowledge in concrete situations as part of their AIU experience. 

Required Chemical Engineering Courses

All chemical engineering students must complete the following courses. Students are responsible for observing all course prerequisites and limitations.

  • Materials Science for Engr. Applications
  • Materials Science Laboratory
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Material and Energy Balances
  • Transport Phenomena I
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics: Chemical Equilibria
  • Transport Phenomena II
  • Kinetics and Reactor Design
  • Measurements Laboratory
  • Separation Processes
  • Chemical Engineering Laboratory
  • Chemical Engineering Seminar
  • Product and Process Design
  • Process Dynamics and Simulation
  • Process Dynamics and Simulation Lab
  • Safety in the Chemical Process Industry
  • Students must choose one of the following specializations:
    • Energy
    • Pharmaceutical and Food Industry
    • Environmental Nanotechnology and Material Science

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