Engineering - Chemical-Engineering

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

Program Description


The Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department is devoted to educating exemplary chemical engineers by instituting best learning practices that drive knowledge, build skills and competencies, and inspire the learner to define a purpose, develop a passion to forever learn, cultivate a sense of responsibility toward the profession, society, and the environment, and attain the ability to confront challenges, and in so doing contribute to the advancement of the community, immediate and beyond. 

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. Chemical Engineering program objectives are:

  1. Provide Students with the education and training in the field of chemical engineering through the study of chemical manufacturing or industrial processes by transforming raw materials into consuming products through the design, construction and management of factories.
  2. Supply the student with basic Chemical Engineering knowledge necessary for industrial practices.
  3. Meet the growing needs to face future difficulties in the Lebanese and Middle East Chemical industries.

a. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

b. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

c. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

d. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

e. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

f. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g. an ability to communicate effectively

h. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

i. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

j. a knowledge of contemporary issues

k. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

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; 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 University Requirements 20
Basic Sciences and Mathematics 39
General Engineering topics 15
Program-Specific Requirements Credits
Chemical Engineering core 44
Engineering topics from outside the major 15
Chemical Engineering Technical Electives 12
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
MCHE321 Thermodynamics I 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
CHMExxx Technical Electives 1 3 (3) E
MATH284 Numerical Analysis 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) BSMC
MCHE322 Thermodynamics II 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) MECC
MCHE332 Fluid Mechanics II 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) MECC
Summer II
ENGL300 Speech Communications 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec,0Lab) GEC
MGMT002 Entrepreneurship 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec, 0Lab) GEC
------- General Elective 4 (4) E
Fifth Semester
CHME301 Separation Processes 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CECC
CHME302 Chemical Engineering Reaction 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec) CECC
CHME302L Chemical Engineering Reaction 1 (1Cr.: 2Lab) CECC
CHME406 Catalytic Processes 3 (3Crs.3Lec,0Lab) CECC
MATH381 Probability and Statistics 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) BSMC
MCHE421 Heat Transfer 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) MECC
Sixth Semester
CHME304 Membrane Science 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) CECC
CHME403 Process Control 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec) CECC
CHME403L Process Control Lab 1 (1Cr.: 2Lab) CECC
CHME405 Reactor Design 3 (3Crs.3Lec,0Lab) CECC
CHME407 Mass Transfer 3 (3Crs:3Lec,0Lab) CECC
CHME500 Research Methodology 2 (2Crs.:2Lec,0Lab) CECC
INME221 Engineering Economy 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) GE
Seventh Semester
CHEM358 Surface and Colloid Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) CECC
CHME402 Unit Operation 3 (3Crs: 3Lec) CECC
CHME402L Unit Operation 1 (1Cr: 2Lab) CECC
CHME404 Transportation Of Hydrocarbons 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CECC
CHME408 Chemical Process Design 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CECC
CHME499 Internship 1 (1Cr.) CECC
CHME501 Final Year Project I 1 (1Cr.) CECC
CHMExxx Technical Electives 2 3 (3) E
Eighth Semester
CHME502 Final Year Project II 3 (3Cr.) CECC
CHME507 Process Optimization 3 (3Crs.3Lec,0Lab) CECC
CHME511 Polymer Engineering 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CECC
CHMExxx Technical Electives 3 6 (6) E
ENGR001 Engineering Ethics 1 (1Crs.: 1Lec, 0Lab) GEC