Bachelor of science degree

Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

The mission of the Chemical Engineering program is to provide exceptional education and research in chemical engineering, preparing students for professional practice and contributing to the advancement of the science and technology fundamental to the field. Ultimately, the aim is to benefit both Kuwaiti citizens and the global community. 

The Chemical Engineering Program will execute its core activities with the aim of advancing excellence and leadership in education, research, and societal service. It will nurture an environment that prioritizes safety, productivity, collaboration, collegiality, and a commitment to continual improvement.

Students of the chemical engineering program at AIU will develop the knowledge and skills needed to produce, design, transfer and manipulate energy and materials, contributing to the advancement of their society. Chemical engineers apply their specialized understanding of chemical reactions and separations to tackle energy, medical, environmental, and social issues and create new materials on a large scale.

Chemical Engineering Program Educational Objectives:

Within a few years after graduation, graduates of Chemical Engineering Program are expected to be able to:

  • Excel in a professional field related to the chemical engineering disciplines in industry.
  • Be recognized as engineers with hands-on experiences, critical and creative problem-solving skills, and ethical behavior on society’s health and safety needs.
  • Engage in lifelong learning and pursue advanced-level studies.

Chemical Engineering- Student Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.  
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.  
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.  
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.  
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.  
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze, and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.  
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.  

Modern society depends on the contributions of chemical and process engineers. They play a crucial role in resource management, environmental protection, and the implementation of health and safety protocols, all while innovating the processes essential for the creation of desired or necessary products. A Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from AIU provides opportunities in chemical industries, oil and gas (exploration and production), pharmaceuticals, plastics, power generation, water management, waste treatment, consulting, education, food and beverage, healthcare, environmental health and safety, mining and minerals, and paper and packaging.


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Career Opportunities

  • Chemical Manufacturing Engineer
  • Chemical Processing Engineer 
  • Design Engineer 
  • Energy Engineer 
  • Quality Control Engineer 
  • Product and materials development Engineer 
  • Health, Safety and Environmental Engineer
  • Mining Engineer
  • Technical sales and support

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 coursework must be completed in accordance with the academic rules of AIU and those of the department.
Engineering and Computing Requirements

Minimum General Education Requirements 38 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

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