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BS in Chemical Engineering

Shorelight - University of Illinois at Chicago, United States

bs-in-chemical-engineering

Next enrollment cycle

December 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 33,000

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
Chemical engineering answers the question of what chemistry can do to improve the world around us. Chemical engineers are problem-solvers who take raw materials and turn them into useful materials.
  • Our undergraduate program includes a thorough immersion in the core concepts of chemistry—general, organic, physical, and analytical—followed by a series of upper-level chemical engineering courses that develop your ability to apply these concepts to develop new, innovative solutions to engineering problems.
  • The coursework in our program culminates in the Senior Design course, in which student teams, working with industry mentors, put their knowledge to work on a real-world issue that matters to them. Recent projects have focused on creating biofuels from wood chips, reducing greenhouse-gas emissions by using chemical solvents to capture carbon dioxide, and meeting an increasing global demand for the chemical propylene. Senior Design projects offer a true opportunity to pick a cause you are passionate about and spend two semesters working on it—and the experience often proves valuable when applying for full-time jobs.
  • UIC chemical engineering also is home to a concentration in biochemical engineering, which is of particular interest to students who love not only chemistry, but also biology. This concentration helps to position students for jobs or further study at the intersection of bioengineering and chemical engineering.

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2022
  • April 2023
  • July 2023
  • September 2023

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

UGANDA

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

BTEC

  • (BTEC) National Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed; Students must also meet the minimum age requirement of the university
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms B or 4
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms NA
  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed; Students must also meet the minimum age requirement of the university.
    Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms B or 4

English Requirements

Certificate IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14
  • Sample Course Schedule
  • Freshman Year

FIRST SEMESTER HOURS

  • ENGR 100 Engineering Orientation a 1 hrs
  • ENGL 160 Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts 3 hrs
  • MATH 180 Calculus I 4 hrs
  • CHEM 122
    & CHEM 123
    or CHEM 116
  • General Chemistry I Lecture
    or Honors and Majors General and Analytical Chemistry I
    5
  • General Education Core Course 3 hrs

Hours 15

SECOND SEMESTER

  • CS 109 Programming for Engineers with MatLab 3 hrs
  • MATH 181 Calculus II 4 hrs
  • PHYS 141 General Physics I (Mechanics) 4 hrs
  • CHEM 124
    & CHEM 125
    or CHEM 118
  • General Chemistry II Lecture
    or Honors and Majors General and Analytical Chemistry II
    5

Hours 16

Sophomore Year

FIRST SEMESTER

  • ENGL 161 Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research 3 hrs
  • PHYS 142 General Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism) 4 hrs
  • CHE 201 Introduction To Thermodynamics 3 hrs
  • MATH 210 Calculus III 3 hrs
  • CHEM 222 Analytical Chemistry 4 hrs

Hours 17

SECOND SEMESTER

  • CHE 205 Computational Methods in Chemical Engineering 3 hrs
  • CHE 210 Material and Energy Balances 4 hrs
  • MATH 220 Introduction to Differential Equations 3 hrs
  • CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry I 4 hrs
  • CHEM 233 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 2 hrs

Hours 16

Junior Year

FIRST SEMESTER

  • CHE 301 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 3 hrs
  • CHE 311 Transport Phenomena I 3 hrs
  • CHEM 234 Organic Chemistry II 4 hrs
  • CHEM 342 Physical Chemistry I 3 hrs
  • ECE 210 Electrical Circuit Analysis 3 hrs

Hours 16

SECOND SEMESTER

  • CHE 312 Transport Phenomena II 3 hrs
  • CHE 313 Transport Phenomena III 3 hrs
  • CHE 321 Chemical Reaction Engineering 3 hrs
  • CME 260 Properties of Materials 3 hrs
  • General Education Core Course 3 hrs

Hours 15

Senior Year

FIRST SEMESTER

  • CHE 381 Chemical Engineering Laboratory I 2 hrs
  • CHE 396 Senior Design I 4 hrs
  • CHE 499 Professional Development Seminar 0 hrs
  • General Education Core course 3 hrs
  • General Education Core Course 3 hrs
  • CHE Technical Elective (select from list) 3 hrs
  • CHE 330 Polymer Science (Or CHEM 346 Junior Year second semester) 3 hrs

Hours 18

SECOND SEMESTER

  • CHE 341 Chemical Process Control 3 hrs
  • CHE 382 Chemical Engineering Laboratory II 2 hrs
  • CHE 397 Senior Design II 4 hrs
  • Elective outside the Major Rubric 3 hrs
  • General Education Core course 3hrs
  • Hours 15
  • Total Hours 128

  • ENGR 100 is a one-semester-hour course, but the hour does not count toward the total hours required for graduation.
  • Typical cost for two semesters $52,300 
  • Tuition $33,000 
  • Housing $13,000 
  • Dining $4,300 
  • Other $2,000

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