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Design and Research
Undergraduate chemical engineering at the University of Dayton teaches you to apply the principles of the physical sciences, economics and human relations in order to research, design, build and manage projects as a global engineering professional in the Marianist tradition.
About our Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Programs
Our curriculum serves as basic training for positions in diverse areas of manufacturing as well as for graduate study leading to advanced degrees. The development of design tools, communication and interpersonal skills are integrated to provide you with the expertise necessary to pursue multidisciplinary and nontraditional career opportunities. Added possibilities of minors in emerging technologies such as bioengineering, environmental engineering and materials engineering allow you to choose and follow a variety interests.
Broaden Your Horizons — through our Cooperative Education, Internship, Innovation Center, and ETHOS programs, you will discover extensive opportunities that help you to become the complete, professional engineer.
Make Your Choices — through your technical electives, you can obtain a minor or concentration in one of many engineering specialties such as energy, environmental, materials or bioengineering. Enhance your knowledge by taking courses in fuel cells and alternative energy that can lead to a concentration in energy systems. Would you like to pursue a medical degree? Our premedical school preparation, part of our program, gives you the foundation that you will need.
The first part of the chemical engineering curriculum provides you with a firm foundation in mathematics, physics and chemistry. The second part of the chemical engineering curriculum offers you a balance between classroom and laboratory experiences stressing chemical engineering topics such as transport phenomena, thermodynamics, kinetics and reactor design, separation processes, fluid flow and heat transfer operations, process control, and process design.
This concentration is open to all engineering students. The Energy Systems Concentration provides an interdisciplinary concentration in energy systems and its social consequences. Students completing this concentration will be prepared for jobs in both industrial and building energy systems, a rapidly growing market.
The School of Engineering offers a combined Bachelor's Plus Master's Program leading to both a bachelor's degree in an engineering major (chemical, civil, computer, electrical, mechanical, or technology) and a master's degree. Physics majors (College of Arts and Sciences) may also participate. The program is designed for the qualified student who wishes to pursue either greater specialization in a major area or to complement the undergraduate program with a related graduate-level concentration. Most students who select the program have received some advanced placement upon entry to engineering at the first-year level or take occasional summer courses.
The formal request for entrance into this program may be made as early as before the first semester of the student's junior year, but the student should consult their department to determine exactly when this request should be made. Admission requirements include a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 and permission from the chairperson of the department corresponding to the student's undergraduate major.
Minor programs of study offered by the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering:
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Our chemical engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.Top
University of Dayton Mission Statement:
A comprehensive Catholic university, a diverse community committed, in the Marianist tradition, to educating the whole person and to linking learning and scholarship with leadership and service.
The School of Engineering Mission Statement:
The Mission of the School of Engineering is to educate complete professionals who have an integrated knowledge of the theory and practice of engineering together with an equally strong understanding of the arts and sciences that will prepare them for fulfilling careers in leadership, service, and life-long learning for the good of society.
The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering Mission Statement:
The mission of the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering is to educate students who are highly sought after by employers internationally, excel in graduate and professional schools, engage in life-long learning, and make significant contributions to the profession and society. The department will promote and support integrated teaching/learning, scholarship, and the Marianist tradition of community, leadership, and service.
Chemical Engineering Program Educational Objectives
- Chemical Engineering graduates have successful careers in the chemical process industry with the skills necessary to have opportunities to work in non-traditional industries and positions.
Measure 1: Extent that engineering degree assisted in career.
Measure 2: Extent that engineering degree provided necessary skills to succeed.
Measure 3: Overall satisfaction with engineering education.
Measure 4: Oral and written communication skills.
- Chemical Engineering graduates are successful at prestigious graduate, medical, and law schools.
Measure 1: Alumni attending graduate school survey.
- Chemical Engineering graduates are committed to performing ethically while serving their professions, companies, and communities.
Measure 1: Serving the professions, companies, and communities survey.
Measure 2: Committed to performing ethically (advisory committee input, employer surveys, alumni surveys).
- Chemical Engineering graduates exhibit strong critical thinking skills from the breadth of their general education and the depth of their foundation in engineering principles, and engage in continuous intellectual and personal growth.
Measure 1: Importance and preparation of engineering logic.
Measure 2: Importance and preparation of educational abilities.
Measure 3: Continuous intellectual and personal growth.
Chemical Engineering Program Outcomes
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data.
- An ability to design a systems, component, or process to meet needs within realistic constraints, such as environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
- An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- An ability to communicate effectively.
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- A recognition for the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- A knowledge of contemporary issues.
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
The following are key constituents for the chemical engineering program and as such are represented by the membership of the CME Advisory Board:
- Graduate and Professional Schools
- Industrial and Governmental Research Facilities
- The Chemical Processing Industry
- The Local Community
- The Marianist Community
- The University Community
- UD CME Alumni
- UD CME Faculty and Staff
- UD CME Students