Chemical Engineering Technology: Bachelor

Program Mission

Prepare graduates to be successful as technicians and engineers embracing innovation and discovery and striving for life-long learning and professional development in the field of Chemical Engineering Technology.

Program Description

The Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Technology program provides an excellent broad education with a focused area of specialization options to cater to the global and local industries. The Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Technology curriculum covers the laws of chemistry, physics, and mathematics which form the basis of many industrial processes in areas such as energy, oil and gas, chemical processing, etc. The program prepares students for positions as engineers with the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter careers in the design, manufacturing, operation, and maintenance of chemical processes. Students will gain practical knowledge in heat and mass transfer in plants and process control design projects. The Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Technology curriculum produces high-quality engineers known for productivity, timeliness, dedication, and competence in the workplace.

Graduates typically have strengths in applied design, development, and implementation of chemical engineering systems. They have the ability to work logically, accurately and efficiently; to gather and use information effectively; and to continue enhancing their careers through lifelong learning. The program stresses the effective use of technology, information resources and engineering tools. The program instills leadership qualities based on moral and ethical principles coupled with sound and rational judgment. Finally, the program is designed to prepare interested students for graduate studies in Chemical Engineering Technology and other related areas of professional practice. Students are eligible for a one year Work Experiential Learning experience during their study.

Program Goals

  1. Provide chemical engineering professionals with the technical knowledge and skills required by the industry to perform to highest level of industry standards.
  2. Prepare graduates for a successful career as effective decision makers with strong communication and teamwork skills and an understanding of the global, ethical and social implications of the industry and engineering profession.
  3. Prepare graduates with strong commitment and strategic mindset to lifelong learning, continuing education, and professional growth.
  4. Prepare graduates with leadership qualities and commitment to contribute actively in achieving Abu Dhabi Vision 2030.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, a HCT graduate in Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Technology should demonstrate:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the Chemical Engineering Technology.

  2. An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the Chemical Engineering Technology.

  3. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

  4. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes;

  5. An ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

  6. An ability to develop and evaluate a business plan to transform an engineering design (systems, products ,services and solutions) into a business opportunity utilizing entrepreneurial skills and knowledge

Completion Requirements

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Technology 

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 138 credits, including:

Program Core Courses87
Program Elective Courses6
Mathematics and Science Courses12
General Studies course33
Total Credit Hours138
Chemical Engineering Core Courses
Required Credits: 87
CHE 2113Applied Chemistry3
CHE 2123Analytical Chemistry3
CHE 2133Organic Chemistry3
CHE 2202Introduction to Chemical Process Industries2
CHE 2213Chemical Engineering Principles3
CHE 2253Materials and Corrosion3
CHE 2413Oil and Gas Processing Technologies3
CHE 2422Separation Process Principles2
CHE 2453Fluid Mechanics3
CHE 2903Sophomore Design Project3
CHE 3313Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics3
CHE 3323Mass Transfer3
CHE 3403Chemical Heat Transfer3
CHE 3413Unit Operation 13
CHE 3513Equipment and Plant Design3
CHE 3613Chemical Reaction Engineering3
CHE 4613Chemical Engineering Modelling and Simulation3
CHE 4623Chemical Process Control3
CHE 4902Capstone Design Project I2
CHE 4912Capstone Design Project II2
EGN 1001Engineering Workshop1
EGN 1133Design Thinking in Technology3
EGN 2712Applied Programing for Engineers2
EGN 2806Work Placement I6
EGN 3012Project Management2
EGN 3212Economics for Engineering2
EGN 3812Work Placement12
ELE 2153Electrical Eng Fundamentals3
Chemical Engineering Elective Courses
Required Credits: 6
CHE 4293Production Engineering (Offshore)3
CHE 4403Gas Processing3
CHE 4413Chemical Process HAZOP and Risk Analysis3
CHE 4423Optimisation and Application in Refinery3
CHE 4433Petroleum and Petrochemical Processing3
CHE 4443Industrial Water and Effluent Treatment3
CHE 4863Special Topics in Chemical Engineering3
CHE 4893Applied Topics in Chemical Engineering3
EGN 4873Data Analytics3
EGN 4883Introduction to Artificial intelligence3
Mathematics and Science Required Courses
Required Credits: 12
CHM 1103Engineering Chemistry3
MTH 1203Calculus I3
MTH 2103Calculus II3
PHY 1203Physics II3
General Studies
Required Credits: 33
English, Arabic or other Languages
Required Credits: 12
LSC 1103, AES 1013, AES 1033 and LSC 2223
Humanities or Art
Required Credits: 3
AES 1003
Information Technology and Mathematics
Required Credits: 6
ICT 2013 and MTH 1113
The Natural Sciences
Required Credits: 3
PHY 1103
The Social or Behavioral Sciences
Required Credits: 9
LSS 1003, LSS 1123 and BUS 2403
Description Data
Total Required Credits 138
Maximum Duration of Study 6 years
Minimum Duration of Study 4 years
Cost Recovery Program No
Program Code BCHET
Major Code CHE

Recommended Sequence of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Credit Hours
EGN 1133 Design Thinking in Technology 3
LSC 1103 Professional Communication and Reporting 3
CHM 1103 Engineering Chemistry 3
MTH 1203 Calculus I 3
PHY 1103 Physics I 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 2
CHE 2202 Introduction to Chemical Process Industries 2
ICT 2013 Computational Thinking and Coding 3
CHE 2453 Fluid Mechanics 3
MTH 1113 Statistics for Engineering 3
EGN 1001 Engineering Workshop 1
PHY 1203 Physics II 3
 Credit Hours15
LSS 1003 Life and Future Skills 3
AES 1013 Arabic Communications 3
 Credit Hours6
Year 2
Semester 3
ELE 2153 Electrical Eng Fundamentals 3
EGN 2712 Applied Programing for Engineers 2
CHE 2123 Analytical Chemistry 3
CHE 2213 Chemical Engineering Principles 3
CHE 2253 Materials and Corrosion 3
CHE 2113 Applied Chemistry 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester 4
CHE 2133 Organic Chemistry 3
CHE 2413 Oil and Gas Processing Technologies 3
CHE 2422 Separation Process Principles 2
CHE 2903 Sophomore Design Project 3
CHE 3313 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 3
CHE 3403 Chemical Heat Transfer 3
 Credit Hours17
EGN 2806 Work Placement I 6
 Credit Hours6
Year 3
Semester 5
CHE 3323 Mass Transfer 3
CHE 3413 Unit Operation 1 3
CHE 3613 Chemical Reaction Engineering 3
AES 1003 Emirati Studies 3
LSS 1123 Basic Research Methods 3
MTH 2103 Calculus II 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester 6
LSC 2223 Future Skills Capstone 3
EGN 3812 Work Placement 12
 Credit Hours15
AES 1033 Islamic Culture 3
EGN 3012 Project Management 2
 Credit Hours5
Year 4
Semester 7
CHE 3513 Equipment and Plant Design 3
CHE 4613 Chemical Engineering Modelling and Simulation 3
CHE 4902 Capstone Design Project I 2
EGN 3212 Economics for Engineering 2
1 Elective Course 3
 Credit Hours13
Semester 8
BUS 2403 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
CHE 4623 Chemical Process Control 3
CHE 4912 Capstone Design Project II 2
1 Elective Course 3
 Credit Hours11
 Total Credit Hours138

Abu Dhabi Men's

Abdelsalam Efhaima, PhD Chemical Engineering, Missouri Univ of Science &Tech, USA

Abdul Rauf, PhD Chemical Metallurgy, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

Amjad Shaikh, PhD Chemical Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK

Asfaw Gezae Daful, PhD Chemical Engineering, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain

El Awad Osman, Masters Chemical Engineering, University of Bradford, UK

Marie Loridon, PhD Organic and Bio-organic Chemistry, University Pierre and Marie Curie, France

Muhammad Waqas Anjum , PhD Bioscience Engineering (Membrane Technology), KU Leuven, Belgium

Western Region Colleges

Abdelrahim Minalla, Masters Chemical Engineering, San Jose State University, USA

Meegalla Chandraratne, PhD Computer Vision & Bio Processing, Lincoln University, New Zealand

Sathiyamoorthy Manickkam, Masters Chemical Engineering, Bharathidasan University, India