Engineering - Chemical-Engineering

  • Degree: Bachelor
  • Campus: Debbieh
  • Faculty: Engineering
  • Department: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Program Description

Chairperson Yasmine Fouad
Associate Professors  Zahi Khalil 
Assistant ProfessorsRami Harkous, Kamel Bou Hamdan
LecturerHussein Ghorayeb, Shareef El-Mostafa, Aya El Hajj Chehade

The mission of the Chemical Engineering (ChE) program is to empower our students with a rigorous foundation in chemical engineering principles, fostering creativity, professionalism, leadership qualities and ethical practices to design sustainable solutions that address critical local and global challenges and advance the wellbeing of societies. Graduates will be qualified to pursue successful careers in their profession or in graduate studies in different areas.

The educational objectives of the Chemical Engineering (ChE) program are determined to support career advancement of the graduates and as they pursue their career goals. Graduates are intended:

  1. To be effective in problem-solving strategies for a wide variety of technical processes, to meet the needs of the local and international chemical industries.
  2. To contribute successfully in careers in different professional areas including industry, academia, government and research.
  3. To act adequately in a new work environment with professional responsibility and leadership roles.


  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

The undergraduate curriculum for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering consists of 150 credit-hours of course work + IC3 + 30 credits transferred from Lebanese Baccalaureate or equivalent.

Chemical engineers bridge sciences and manufacturing by applying the principles of science and engineering, to solve problems involving modification of raw materials into required products in a variety of industries including oil and gas; mineral industry, pharmaceuticals; energy; water treatment; food and drink; plastics and toiletries.

The Student’s Study Plan is given to every student upon his/her enrollment. The CHME curriculum consists of the following components:

Common Requirements Credits
General Education Requirements 20
Basic Sciences and Mathematics 36
General Engineering topics 15
Program-Specific Requirements Credits
Chemical Engineering core50
Engineering topics from outside the major 15
Chemical Engineering Technical Electives 9
Final Year Project 4
Internship 1



Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
COMP208 Programming I 3 (3Crs.: 2Lec,2Lab) GE
CVLE210 Statics 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) GE
MATH281 Linear Algebra 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
MCHE201 Engineering Drawing And Graphics 3 (3Crs.: 1Lec,4Lab) GE
PHYS281 Electricity and Magnetism 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) BSMC
Second Semester
CHEM281 Principles of Chemistry I 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
CHME202 Introduction To Chemical Engineering 3 (3Crs:3Lec) CECC
MATH282 Calculus 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
MCHE213 Dynamics 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) GE
PHYS282 Material Properties and Heat 3 (3Crs.: 2Lec,2Lab) BSMC
Summer I
ARAB001 Arabic Language 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) CUR
BLAW001 Human Rights 1 1 Lec. CUR
------- General Electives 4 (4) E
Third Semester
CHEM282 Principles of Chemistry II 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
CHEM331 Organic Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) BSMC
ENGL211 Advanced Writing 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec,0Lab) GEC
MATH283 Differential Equations 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
MCHE225 Thermodynamics for Chemical Eng 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) MECC
MCHE331 Fluid Mechanics I 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) MECC
Fourth Semester
CHEM248 Physical Chemistry I 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) CECC
CHEM345 Inorganic Chemistry I 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CECC
CHME204 Mass Transfer Operations 3 (3Crs:3Lec,0Lab) CECC
MATH284 Numerical Analysis 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) BSMC
MCHE226 Applied Thermodynamics for Chemical Eng 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) MECC
MCHE338 Pumps and Piping Systems 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) MECC
Summer II
ENGL300 Speech Communications 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec,0Lab) GEC
MGMT002 Entrepreneurship I 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec, 0Lab) GEC
------- General Elective 4 (4) E
Fifth Semester
CHME301 Separation Processes 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CECC
CHME302 Chemical Reactions Engineering 3 (3Crs.: 2Lec, 2 lab) CECC
CHME305 Catalysis and Catalytic Processes 3 (3 Crs: 3 Lec, 0 Lab) CECC
CHME500 Research Methodology 2 (2Crs.:2Lec,0Lab) CECC
CHMExxx Technical Electives 1 3 (3) E
MCHE421 Heat Transfer 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) MECC
Sixth Semester
CHME304 Membrane Science 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) CECC
CHME403 Process Control 3 (3Crs.: 2Lec, 2lab) CECC
CHME405 Reactor Design 3 (3Crs.3Lec,0Lab) CECC
CHMExxx Technical Electives 2 3 (3) E
INME221 Engineering Economy 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) GE
MATH381 Probability and Statistics 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) BSMC
Summer III
CHME499 Internship 1 (1Cr.) CECC
Seventh Semester
CHME408 Chemical Process Design 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CECC
CHME409 Transportation Of Hydrocarbons 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CECC
CHME413 Colloids and Interfaces 3 (3Crs.3Lec,0Lab CECC
CHME501 Final Year Project I 1 (1Cr.) CECC
CHME511 Polymer Engineering 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CECC
CHME516 Biochemistry 2 (2 Crs.: 1Lec, 2Lab) CECC
CHMExxx Technical Electives 3 3 (3) E
Eighth Semester
CHME402 Unit Operation 3 (3Crs: 2Lec, 2 Lab) CECC
CHME502 Final Year Project II 3 (3Cr.) CECC
CHME507 Process Optimization 3 (3Crs.3Lec,0Lab) CECC
CHME515 Instrumental Analysis 2 (2Crs.: 1Lec, 2Lab) CECC
CHME517 Legislations for Chemical Engineering 2 (2 Crs.: 2Lec) CECC
ENGR001 Engineering Ethics 1 (1Crs.: 1Lec, 0Lab) GEC