Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Science

“I enjoy the environment in the classroom,” said Christopher Ellithorpe ‘20. “In each class, there is a drive to learn more and to provide students with the information that they need while keeping their attention. It is presented in a way which will benefit me once I join the workforce.”

Engineer chemical solutions to address problems

As a chemical engineer, you will transform matter or energy into forms that benefit human beings. You might design clean energy solutions, do research and development in pharmaceuticals, or create new ways to feed the world’s growing population.

The foundation you will build in chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics – and your collaborations involving engineering disciplines such as computer science, and mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering – will prepare you to rise to the challenges that face both the modern-day chemical engineer and the world. Those challenges — hallmarks of the early 21st century — include environmental integrity, limited resources, and human safety.

As a Chemical Engineering major at the University of New Haven, you will:
  • Learn to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Design and conduct experiments in state-of-the-art laboratories, then analyze and interpret data
  • Master modern techniques, skills, and engineering tools
  • Design systems, components, and processes to meet specific needs and comply with realistic economic, environmental, social, ethical, and political restraints
  • Learn the fundamentals of thermodynamics, reactor design, process controls, and fluid dynamics
  • Pursue research projects in conjunction with University of New Haven faculty
  • Personalize coursework and focus in specific areas, such as biotechnology and environmental engineering
  • Gain hands-on experience through lab experience, internships, and study abroad opportunities
  • Participate in a Senior Design course, where you will complete a team project using current chemical engineering technology
  • Have the opportunity to join on-campus clubs and organizations, including University of New Haven chapters of the American Chemical Society and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers as well as the Forensic Science and Chemistry Club
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Innovative Courses

  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

    Applications of the first and second laws of thermodynamics to batch and flow processes important in chemical engineering for homogeneous and heterogeneous systems, mixtures, and pure materials. Topics include phase and chemical equilibria, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, thermodynamic properties, and miscibility.

  • Reaction Kinetics and Reactor Design

    Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalyzed and noncatalyzed reaction kinetics for flow and batch chemical reactors. Application of kinetic data to both isothermal and nonisothermal reactor design. This course is intended for both chemists and chemical engineers.

  • Mass Transfer Operations

    Advanced topics in diffusion and mass transfer in solids, liquids, and gases. Topics include Fick’s law, mass transfer coefficients, mass transfer correlation, interphase transfer, unsteady state mass transfer, adsorption, membrane separations, humidification and drying. Application to the analysis and design of mass transfer controlled process equipment.

  • Process Dynamics and Control

    Fundamental principles of chemical process dynamics used in the measurement and control of process variables such as temperature, pressure, and flow rate. Development of linear and nonlinear dynamic process models, stability analysis, and control system design using analytical and computer methods. Analysis, design, and tuning of process loops using computer simulations.

  • Full List of Courses for Chemical Engineering

    The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, check out the Academic Catalog:

    Chemical Engineering, B.S.

    Chemical Engineering Minor

Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

Next Steps

  • Admission Requirements

    Whether you're still in high school or are transferring from another college, we offer full- and part-time opportunities for undergraduates from inside the U.S. and abroad. The admission process can begin as early as the end of your high school junior year.

    The Application Process

  • Financial Aid Opportunities

    We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.

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Accreditation & Awards

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ABET Accreditation

The bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering offered by the Tagliatela College of Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. http://www.abet.org

Chemical Engineering Program Objectives and Outcomes

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Enrollment and Graduation Data for the Tagliatela College of Engineering

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U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges - Engineering Programs

The University moved up in the rankings of regional colleges in the north this year. It was also ranked in the top 50 nationally for both overall value and value for veterans. The Tagliatela College of Engineering is ranked among the top 75 engineering programs in its category.

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