ANNA MERCALDI '19
Aspiring chemical engineer participates in inaugural Yale undergraduate research conference
As a chemical engineer, you will transform matter or energy into forms that benefit human beings. You might design clean energy solutions, innovate new solutions to biomedical issues, perform research and development in pharmaceuticals, develop new materials for spaceships, 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 biomedical, 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 health and safety.
Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.
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Senior Project Manager
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Prerequisite or co-requisite: MATH 1115.
Students are introduced to the chemical engineering profession and opportunities in this field. Students develop the skills required to successfully plan and implement selected projects within budgetary and time constraints using project management software. Project(s) use LabVIEW© programming for data acquisition and control, and CAD tools and presentation software for technical communication of design information.
Prerequisites: COMM 1130, EASC 1120, EASC 2211.
Students develop the skills required to successfully plan and implement experiments and projects within time constraints. A variety of software products are utilized for computer data acquisition and control, and technical communication. Students gain proficiency in each of these areas as they are applied to a series of projects spanning the course.
Prerequisites: EASC 2211, EASC 2213, MATH 1118.
An expansive study of thermal and fluid principles and applications including laws of thermodynamics, basic power cycles, conservation laws, internal and external flows, and convective heat transfer. Cross-listed with EASC 2224.
Prerequisite: CHME 2220. Co-requisite: MATH 2203.
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.
Prerequisites: CHME 3310 or CHME 3315 or MECH 3321; EASC 2230, MATH 2204.
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.
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:
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All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.
From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.Learn More
The B.S. program in Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the commission’s General Criteria and Program Criteria for Chemical, Biochemical, Biomolecular and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.
Chemical Engineering Program Objectives and Outcomes
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For its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts the Tagliatela College of Engineering has been recognized at the Bronze Level by the American Society of Engineering Education's Diversity Recognition Program.Learn More
The University’s Tagliatela College of Engineering is again rated in the top third in its category (institutions that do not offer a doctorate in engineering).Learn More
The University of New Haven was named a "College of Distinction" by Colleges of Distinction, a national online higher education guide that assesses colleges for its engaged students, great teaching, and vibrant campus communities. The Universitys engineering programs received special distinction for its internships and opportunities for real-world experience.Learn More
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As a member of the University’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program, Timilehin Oluwole ’24, ’25 M.S. conducted cutting-edge research that explored sustainable biofuel options. She was among just two dozen students nationwide to receive a prestigious national accolade for her work.
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.
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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.
In the University's B.S. Chemical Engineering program students can start the path towards becoming a Professional Engineer (PE).
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