American University of Ras Al Khaimah
American University of Ras Al Khaimah

American University of Ras Al Khaimah

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering is a broad multi-disciplinary branch of engineering that combines the knowledge of mathematics and science – particularly chemistry, to develop engineering applications that span a wide range of industries, namely, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, design and construction, pulp and paper, petrochemicals, food processing, specialty chemicals, polymers, biotechnology, and environmental health and safety industries, among others. Students with a passion for chemistry and talent in math and problem solving typically do well in chemical engineering. Chemical engineering research has created safer, more efficient methods of refining petroleum products, making energy and chemical sources more productive and cost effective. They also develop solutions to environmental problems, such as pollution control and remediation. Chemical engineers draw upon and apply their engineering knowledge to safely and economically solve any technical challenges they encounter. Specifically, chemical engineers are engaged at the forefront of R&D in order to improve food-processing techniques and methods of producing fertilizers, to increase the quantity and quality of available food. They construct the synthetic fibers that make our clothes more comfortable and water resistant. They develop methods to mass produce drugs, thus making them more affordable. The chemical engineering program prepares students with a strong base of engineering knowledge, and helps develop problem-solving skills. Students learn to design and conduct experiments and interpret the outcomes. The program focuses on critical thinking, preparing graduates to identify and develop solutions for engineering challenges in real-life situations. Career Opportunities Jobs directly related to your degree include:
  • Petro-chemical industries, national oil companies, international oil companies, and allied service companies (ADNOC, Qatar Gas, Saudi Aramco, ExxonMobil, BP, Shell, Schlumberger, Halliburton)
  • Biotechnology, plastics, pharmaceutical and allied chemical industries (Julphar, Bayer’s, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble)
  • Major R&D institutions (TAKREER (ADNOC), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), Masdar City)
  • Environmental agencies
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
  • Process engineer
  • Operations engineer
  • Drilling engineer, Reservoir engineer, Production engineer
  • Quality control engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Product/process development scientist
  • Analytical chemist
  • Energy manager
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Materials engineer
  • Production manager
Required Credit Hours: minimum 132 hours