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Chemical Engineering Major

Chemical engineering is perhaps the broadest and most diverse field in all of engineering. Any commercial process or product that uses or contains molecules probably involved a chemical engineer at some stage of development. This includes all materials used by the military, including such basic items as food, clothing, fuel, water, explosives, metals, polymers, ceramics, semiconductors, medicines, artificial organs, and prostheses, just to name a few. Chemical engineers design these materials at the molecular level, optimize the design for specific applications, and develop efficient methods for production, packaging, and distribution. Chemical engineers are also very concerned with the conversion between matter and energy, particularly since almost all chemical reactions require or produce energy. In terms of contemporary societal problems, chemical engineers are at the forefront of the effort to design new and more efficient fuels, and we are critical to efforts at environmental remediation, including waste recycling and remediation. Within the military, chemical engineers are uniquely qualified to address problems in fuel and water production and distribution, power generation, as well as detection, decontamination, and protection against chemical and biological agents.
 
Chemical Engineering Mission
The mission of the chemical engineering program is to prepare commissioned leaders of character who are proficient in applying chemical and engineering principles to solve problems in a complex operational environment.
 
Program Educational Objectives
During a career as commissioned officers in the United States Army and beyond, program graduates:
  • Contribute to the solution of infrastructure or operational problems in a complex operational environment
  • Succeed in graduate school or other advanced study programs
  • Advance their careers through clear and precise technical communication
  • Demonstrate effective leadership and chemical engineering expertise
Student Outcomes
On completion of the chemical engineering program, our graduates will be able to:
  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • Design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data
  • Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturing, and sustainability constraints
  • Function on multidisciplinary teams
  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Understand professional and ethical responsibilities
  • Communicate effectively
  • Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global economic, environmental, and societal context
  • Recognize the need and develop the skills required for life-long learning
  • Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues
  • Demonstrate an ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
The program provides the graduate with a thorough grounding and working knowledge of the chemical sciences, including:
  • General, organic, and physical chemistry
  • Material and energy balances on chemical processes, including safety and environmental factors
  • Heat, mass, and momentum transfer
  • Chemical reaction engineering
  • Continuous and staged separation operations
  • Process dynamics and control
  • Modern experimental and computing techniques
  • Process design
A cadet majoring in Chemical Engineering must complete 26 core and 18 program courses for a total of 44 academic courses. The program includes 15 required and 3 elective courses.
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One of the Army’s ROWPUs, or reverse-osmosis water purification units.
 
Open Engineering Elective 
Industrial Engineering
SE301  Fndations of Eng. Design & Sys Mngment
EM411  Project Management
EM420  Production Operations Management
Decision Analysis
SE301  Fndations of Eng. Design & Sys Mngment
EM481  Systems Simulation
SM484  Dynamic Systems Analysis
Advanced Control Systems
EE360  Digital Logic w/ Embeded Systems
SM484  Dynamic Systems Analysis
XE475  Mechatronics
Energy Conversion Systems
EE377  Electrical Power Engineering
ME472  Energy Conversion Systems
ME480  Heat Transfer
Power Systems
MC306  Dynamics
ME491  Mechanical Power Plants
EE377  Electrical Power Engineering
Nuclear Energy
NE300  Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering
NE350  Radiological Engineering Design
NE450  Nuclear Weapons Effects

(Additional electives are available; see program director for approval)