BS in Chemical Engineering

Trine University, United States Ranked #60 in North America

bs-in-chemical-engineering

Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 51,029

Course Accredited By

THLC

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

Chemical engineers are involved in every aspect of our lives, from the food we eat to the medicine we take to stay alive and the gas we put into our vehicles. As part of the Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering program at Trine University, you will follow in the footsteps of some of the nation’s top chemical engineers.

Help produce essential items with a chemical engineering degree.

The degree: Practical experience with opportunities to specialize

The Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering is designed to deliver a practical, hands-on, rigorous learning experience that has consistently yielded national award-winning, sought-after graduates.

Trine University's chemical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The experience: Distinguished faculty prepare you for success

Guided by faculty with engineering work experiences from industry-leading companies such as BP Biofuels, Pfizer, Shell Oil and Koch Industries with doctorates from Yale, Rice, Michigan State and Northwestern universities, you will benefit from a truly exceptional experience. Faculty ensure you will obtain the skills and preparation needed to be successful in your future professional and academic career.

From the start of your time at Trine, you will be immersed in the close-knit atmosphere of the program. You will be invited on plant trips, exposed to professional and academic speakers, paired with an industrial mentor and given the opportunity to compete in national competitions or perform undergraduate research. All seniors are given the opportunity to attend the AIChE National Conference at a reduced cost.

Ninety-six percent of domestic graduates over the past five years have industry-related work experience through professional internships or co-ops prior to graduation.

The result: National recognition and successful careers

The Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering program at Trine University boasts 100 percent job placement for students within six months of graduation for the classes of 2018 and 2019. Trine chemical engineering students and graduates have received the following recognition:

  • AIChE National Student Design Contest Winner 2006, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
  • AIChE National Student Design Honorable Mention 2007, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019
  • AIChE National Design Safety Award 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 (x3), 2017 (x2), 2018, 2019
  • AIChE Jeopardy Regional Champions 2014, 2016

Recent graduates have succeeded in large, Fortune 500 companies such as Abbott Laboratories, American Axle, Cummins, Dow, DuPont, Eli Lilly, ExxonMobil, FM Global, General Motors, Jacobs Engineering, Marathon, Owens-Illinois Parker Hannifin, Pfizer, Steel Dynamics, Zimmer Biomet and Zoetis as well as small regional companies. Recently, Trine University has placed graduates in schools such as Yale, Notre Dame, University of Michigan, Ohio University, North Carolina State, the University of Florida and Indiana University Medical School.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • August 2022

Admission requirements for transfer students:

  • Transfer students applying to the Allen School of Engineering and Computing must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in Calculus I, Chemistry I, and College Composition.
  • Transfer students applying to the Franks School of Education must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Rinker Ross School of Health Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Ketner School of Business and the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.  

High School Transcripts:

  • Request your high school to send a copy of your current transcript to Trine.
  • Transcripts can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, and e-mail.
  • Trine University is Test Optional for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years. "Test-optional" means that standardized tests are not required from high school students when they are considered for admission to Trine University.  Of course, students can still choose to submit their test scores, however, those scores will be considered to be only part of the student’s overall academic record.  
  • High school students can take the American College Test (ACT) and/or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and request that scores be sent to Trine.
  • The University's code numbers are 1250 for the ACT and 1811 for the SAT.  
  • Test scores can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, or e-mail and may be sent FREE from College Board to your counselor at any time.

Total Credit Hours - 131

General Education Requirements - 43 credit hours

• ENG 103 English Composition I

• ENG 133 Technical Communications

• SP 203 Effective Speaking

• MA 134 Calculus I

• MA 164 Calculus II

• MA 213 Calculus III

• MA 233 Differential Equations

• PH 224 University Physics I

• PH 234 University Physics II

• Humanities Electives - 6 credit hours

• Social Sciences Electives - 3 credit hours

• ECO 213 Microeconomics

  or ECO 223 Macroeconomics

Chemical Engineering Courses breakdown:

Program Requirements – 60 credit hours

• GE 101 Introduction to Engineering

• GE 401 Professional Practice  

• ES 141 Biology for Engineers

• ES 233 Engineering Materials

• ES 382 Engineering Economics

• CHE 203 Material Balances

• CHE 212 Energy Balances

• CHE 222 Process Measurement Lab and Sustainability

• CHE 252 Statistics and Computational Methods

• CHE 303 Chemical Engineering Fluid Dynamics

• CHE 313 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I

• CHE 333 Unit Operations Laboratory I

• CHE 372 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II

• CHE 373 Chemical Engineering Heat Transfer

• CHE 383 Mass Transfer

• CHE 393 Stagewise Separations

• CHE 412 Applied Numerical Methods

• CHE 433 Unit Operations Laboratory II

• CHE 453 Chemical Engineering Kinetics

• CHE 463 Chemical Engineering Dynamics and Control

• CHE 473 Chemical Engineering Design I

• CHE 483 Chemical Engineering Design II

• Chemical Engineering Electives - 6 credit hours

Additional Requirements - 28 credit hours

• CH 104 General Chemistry I

• CH 114 General Chemistry II

  or CH 155H Honors Advanced General Chemistry

• CH 203 Organic Chemistry I

• CH 211 Organic Chemistry I Lab

• Chemistry Electives - 12 credit hours

• Free Electives - 4 or 7 credit hours

Engineering Majors
• ONE-TIME Intl Enrolment Fee $500
• ONE-TIME Housing deposit $150
• Tuition $36,700
• Engineering /Science fee $330
• Intl Health Insurance $1,499
• Housing & Meal Plan $11,700
• Student Fee* $530
• Parking Permit Fee** $120
• Total Annual Estimate *** $51,029

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