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.
Term Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 Fall 2021
Freshmen 18 46 40 37 26
Sophomore 7 27 27 36 29
Junior 1 13 24 34 45
Senior 1 7 19 39 52
Total 27 90 110 146 152

Number of Students Graduating from this Program during the 2020-2021 Academic Year: 16
Number of Students Graduating from this Program during the 2021-2022 Academic Year: 14