Chemical Engineering Program

Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering is the newest addition to the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio. The program will welcome incoming freshman students in fall 2017 and will provide an exceptional learning environment and opportunities for discovery at UTSA.

Chemical engineering is unique as it educates students to use chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics to solve engineering problems related to production, transformation, and utilization of chemicals, materials and energy.

The Chemical Engineering program will provide high quality education and training in chemical engineering through rigorous course and state-of-the-art lab works. By selecting technical elective courses students can also develop a degree of depth in one of the four specialized areas of study: (1) Petroleum and Energy; (2) Materials Engineering; (3) Bioengineering; and (4) Environmental Engineering

The chemical engineering program will prepare the graduates with the knowledge and skill sets to capture career opportunities.

Educational Objectives

1. Succeed in the practice of chemical engineering through chosen careers in industry, government, or in advanced graduate and/or professional studies
2. Demonstrate leadership in their chosen field with a commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity
3. Contribute to the socioeconomic development for Texas, the nation and the world through the ethical practice of engineering.
4. Embrace life-long learning for professional development and career advancement.

Student and Program Outcomes

Student outcomes

  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

Program outcomes

  1. Applications of mathematics, including differential equations and statistics to engineering problems.
  2. College-level chemistry and physics courses, with some at an advanced level, as appropriate to the objectives of the program.
  3. Engineering application of these sciences to the design, analysis, and control of processes, including the hazards associated with these processes.
Academic Year Enrollment Year Total UG Total GR Degrees Awarded
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Associates Bachelors Masters Doctorate
2021-2022 FT 23 18 40 37 NA 118 NA NA 14 NA NA
PT 3 11 5 15 NA 57 NA
2020-2021 FT 32 32 28 28 NA 239 NA NA 16 NA NA
PT 5 4 6 11 NA 49 NA
2019-2020 FT 37 23 21 14 NA 218 NA NA NA NA
PT 3 4 3 5 NA 34 NA
2018-2019 FT 44 22 10 5 NA 232 NA NA NA NA
PT 2 2 3 2 NA 29 NA
2017-2018 FT 18 7 0 1 NA 225 NA NA NA NA
PT 0 0 1 0 NA 33 NA