Median Annual Salary: $124,000
2019 AIChE Salary Survey
Chemical Engineers use chemical processes to find innovative ways of producing goods that improve and protect human health, the environment, and the economy. Chemical Engineers are employed across a wide spectrum of industries from traditional chemicals and petroleum-based products to specialty industries such as pharmaceuticals, food, microelectronics, and alternative energy. Chemical engineers also work in energy management, safety, pollution prevention, and waste treatment and disposal.
The curriculum in chemical engineering at SAU includes classroom and laboratory instruction and emphasizes broadly applicable fundamental principles and current technology to prepare graduates for professional practice and professional growth. Students also gain hands-on experience through industry internships that often lead to employment after graduation.
The educational objectives of the chemical engineering program are for graduates of the program to have careers characterized by:
- success in chemical engineering practice, postgraduate education, or other areas’ making use of engineering skills.
- demonstrated success in the formulation and solution of chemical engineering problems.
- ethical behavior in all endeavors.
- demonstrated effectiveness in teamwork, communication, and service to community.
- demonstrated technical and/or managerial leadership.
- demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning.
- Our graduates effectively communicate scientific knowledge.
- Our graduates have the knowledge to make informed and ethical scientific decisions.
- Our graduates utilize appropriate quantitative skills in making decisions.
- Our graduates demonstrate the information literacy required for scientific study.
- Our graduates possess the knowledge and skills in engineering and the physical sciences to be successful.
For further information on the program, contact:
instructor, research, chemist, technical, plastics, plant, manager, metallurgist, management, consultant
Major in Engineering-Physics (BS) – Chemical Engineering Option
University Requirement – 2 hours
GSTD 1002 Freshman Seminar
General Education – 18 hours (17 mathematics, biological science, physical science,
social science, and fine arts/humanities courses are included in the major.) All
Engineering majors must take 3 hours of US history or American government.
Chemical Engineering – 53 hours
ENGR 1023/1021 Introduction to Engineering/Lab
ENGR 1213 Engineering Graphics
ENGR 2020 Engineering Exams*
ENGR 2043 Properties of Materials
ENGR 2053 Chemical Engineering Fundamentals
ENGR 2143 Statics
ENGR 3003 Fluid Mechanics
ENGR 3013 Thermodynamics
ENGR 3023 Heat Transfer
ENGR 3063 Mass Transfer
ENGR 3073 Engineering Economics
ENGR 3083 Numerical Methods in Engineering
ENGR 3163 Computer Aided Engineering Analysis
ENGR 3111 Thermal Fluid Science Lab
ENGR 3352 Chemical Engineering Lab
ENGR 4023 Senior Design Project I
ENGR 4033 Instrumentation and Control Systems
ENGR 4043 Chemical Engineering Reactor Design
ENGR 4703 Work Experience Learning I
*Students must register for this course each fall/spring semester as an exam period for all
Engineering and/or Physics courses sophomore and up. See course description.
Chemistry – 12 hours
CHEM 1023/1021 University Chemistry I/Lab
CHEM 1123/1121 University Chemistry II/Lab
CHEM 3003/3001 Organic Chemistry I/Lab
Computer Science – 4 hours
CSCI 2103/2101 Computer Science I/Lab
Mathematics – 16 hours
MATH 1525 Calculus I
MATH 1545 Calculus II
MATH 2563 Calculus III
MATH 3033 Differential Equations
Physics – 8 hours
PHYS 2203/2201 University Physics I/Lab
PHYS 2213/2211 University Physics II/Lab
Other – 3 hours
ENGL 3023 Technical Writing
Electives –4 hours
4 hours selected from upper level physics or engineering.