Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering at UTSA

Are you interested in using chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics to solve engineering problems related to production, transformation, and utilization of chemicals, materials and energy?

Unique Degree Opportunity 

Take advantage of the high demand for Chemical Engineers by pursuing a Chemical Engineering degree from UTSA!    

Chemical engineers address a broad range of issues that allow them to make a difference in their communities. Graduates of chemical engineering programs are highly sought-after in a wide variety of industries: 

  • Oil and gas
  • Biotechnology and pharmaceuticals
  • Environmental and materials
  • Manufacturing industrial goods
  • Refining and petrochemical industries

Optional Specializations

The UTSA Chemical Engineering program will provide high quality education and training in chemical engineering through rigorous course and state of- the-art lab works.

 Additionally, students will also develop a degree of depth in one of the five specialized areas of study: 

  • Petroleum and Energy Systems - the sector with burgeoning industry demand for well-trained individuals
  • Materials Engineering - the enabling technical field for microelectronics, energy conversion, and process controls
  • Bioengineering - the emerging area that biochemistry interfaces with bio-systems and healthcare
  • Environmental Engineering - the strategic growth area finding resources and environmental solutions for manufactures and for consumers
  • Technology Management - a leadership training focus of project management, technical innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Focus Areas

  • Petroleum/Energy Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Technology Management

Educational Objectives

Chemical Engineering program is preparing graduates to achieve the following Educational Objectives:

  • To have the depth that is necessary to apply chemical engineering principles to practice;
  • To have the breadth to pursue a productive career in diverse elds of chemical engineering in a globally competitive economy, and
  • To instill professional values such that graduates will be successful leaders in their profession.

Major Research Facilities

Chemical Engineering Unit Operations and Labs include:

  • Fluid mechanics
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Reaction kinetics and process control
  • Ion exchange and membrane units
  • Pilot-scale polymerization reactor and a fermenter
  • Pilot scale double-pipe heat exchanger
  • Gas absorption columns & distillation columns
  • Wet labs with bench top and walk in hoods