Jan 31, 2023  
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog

Chemical Engineering, B.S.

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Chemical Engineering draws upon fundamentals of chemistry, physics, biology, and math to analyze and design processes. Chemical Engineers work in a variety of fields including the energy, medicine, food, microelectronics, biotechnology, environmental, and manufacturing industries. The B.S. in Chemical Engineering is accredited by ABET and provides a path to P.E. licensure.

Approved Electives

See CEAS Advising Center for a current list of approved technical electives. There are a total of 18 credits required for technical electives. 

Transfer Coursework: All Wyoming Community College equivalent courses will be evaluated for acceptance into the CHE program. For upper-division coursework, no more than two CHE 3000+ courses can be transferred and applied to the CHE degree, however, CHE4070 - Process Simulation & Economics  and CHE4080 - Senior Design  cannot be transferred to UW.

In addition, all CHE transfer courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better.


Program Educational Objectives

Three to six years after graduation, graduates who choose to practice in Chemical Engineering should:

  • Successfully practice the profession of Chemical Engineering;
  • Demonstrate successful career growth

Chemical Engineering Program Outcomes

During the course of study in Chemical Engineering, the student should demonstrate:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
  • 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;
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions;
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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