The applied chemical engineering program has been designed to educate individuals for industrial positions requiring a sophisticated but practically applied orientation. Graduates will be capable of solving design and applied chemical engineering problems as well as performing supervisory and sales functions. The department maintains excellent communication with industry through an eight-month cooperative work program, and encourages students to gain experience through industrial practice; for example, academic credit is granted for appropriate work experience.
Because of the wide scope of chemical engineering training and the industrial boom in Saudi Arabia, graduates can seek employment in many fields. Some may follow a career in government in various ministries. Still others find employment in petroleum, petrochemical, food metals, or chemical industries.
The electives in the department are subdivided into five categories: (i) Reactor Design and Catalysis, (ii) Mathematical Analysis and Control, (iii) Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries, (iv) Environment, and (v) General Topics. These areas are of particular interest to the present industrial development of the Kingdom. Students can thus avail themselves of the opportunity to specialize in any one of these fields by choosing appropriate courses for the three chemical engineering electives shown in the present applied chemical engineering curriculum guide.
Program Educational Objectives (PEO)
Within few years after graduation, our graduates will be able to:
- Achieve a successful career in oil, gas, petrochemicals, desalination, energy and other process industries.
- Integrate their academic preparation with chemical engineering practice, innovation and technology development.
- Pursue a graduate degree in chemical engineering or other related fields.
- Pursue leadership roles in industry, business, and government agencies.
(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.
The details about the degree plan and the flow chart curriculum in BS ACHE can be found from the following files:
Degree Plan for BS-ACHE.pdf (133 credit hours)
Flow Chart for BS-ACHE.pdf (133 credit hours)