Chemical engineers are concerned with the application and control of processes leading to changes in chemical composition. The four focus areas in the University of Texas at Tyler’s Chemical Engineering Program are in: (a) Energy, including petroleum and natural gas production and processing, (b) biochemical engineering manufacturing and production processes, (c) environmental contamination and remediation, and (d) materials manufacturing and process design.
Chemical engineers have a strong foundation in chemistry, physics, mathematics, and basic engineering. Chemical engineering courses include thermodynamics, transport phenomena, mass transfer operations, materials engineering, process dynamics and control, kinetics, and plant design. Students will have the opportunity to operate small-scale equipment and the program will strive to build strong partnerships with local industry in order to provide a practice based approach to learning.