Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering Program (CPE)

The chemical and petrochemical engineering program is looking for strengthen its position in areas where it is viewed as preeminent, including: chemical process industries, unit operation, separation processes, transport phenomena, catalysis and reaction engineering, pharmaceutical engineering, advanced process modeling and process simulations. Continue to build upon our strong foundation in areas including green chemistry, clean production and renewable energy (e.g., solar, biofuels, energy storage) and to some extent in pharmaceutical and biomedical engineering, with the aim of becoming recognized as a top-tier program for education and research in these areas.

Specialization outcomes   

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals, basic characteristics and features of organic and inorganic reactions, and their application in chemical process industries including petroleum refining, natural gas processing, petrochemicals industry, electrochemistry, fertilizers and ceramics, etc.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of chemical engineering including chemical reaction equilibrium and thermodynamics; mass and energy balance; transport processes; separation processes, mechanical unit operations and process control.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of general principles of design techniques specific to particular products and processes including reactor and vessel design.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of environmental impact of various industries, waste minimization and treatment of industrial facilities.
  • Integrate processing steps into a sequence and apply analysis technique such as energy and mass balance.
  • Collect data, draw simplified equipment flow sheets, charts and curves and interpret data derived from laboratory observation.
  • Perform complete mass and energy balances for chemical engineering plants.
  • Conduct troubleshooting in chemical engineering plants.
  • Use chemical engineering IT tools and programming in design.
  • Determine the characteristics and performance of measurement and control systems.


    Compulsory Courses: (Each course weights 3 credit hours)

    CPE 213 Material and Energy Balance
    CPE 311 Seminar on CPE (
    CPE 312 Thermodynamics for Chemical Eng.
    CPE 313 Chemical Process Technologies I (Organic.)
    CPE 314 Chemical Process Technologies II (Inorganic)
    CPE 315 Chemical Reaction Kinetics
    CPE 316 Separation Processes
    CPE 321 Project Based Learning on CPE (
    CPE 322 Chemical Process Technologies III (Gas and Petrochemicals)
    CPE 323 Corrosion and Electrochemical Eng.
    CPE 324 Chemical Process Modeling
    CPE 325 Mechanical Separation Process
    CPE 411 Unit operations Laboratory
    CPE 412 Chemical Process control
    CPE 421 Clean Production and Sustainable Development
    CPE 422 Plant Design and Process simulation
    CPE 450 Industrial Training


    Elective Courses (Each course weights 3 credit hours

    CPE421  Petroleum Engineering
    CPE422   Polymers Engineering
    CPE423 Catalysis Engineering
    CPE424 Desalination Technologies
    CPE425 Design of Waste Treatment Units
    CPE426 Biofuel Engineering
    CPE427 Chemical Engineering Computer Skills
    CPE428 Renewable Energy Resources and Engineering
    CPE429  Fuel Cell Engineering
    CPE430  Surface Analysis
    CPE431   Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology
    CPE432    Process Optimization
    CPE433    Air Pollution Control
    CPE434    Chemical Process Safety
    CPE435    Introduction to Nanotechnology
    CPE436  Biochemicals and food Industry
    CPE 437  Chemical Engineering Materials
    CPE 438   Unit operations in Pharmaceutical Industry
    CPE 439  Seminar in chemical Engineering (II)

    Graduation Project Thesis:

    • CPE 415           Senior Project I
    • CPE 420           Senior Project II

    Industrial training

    CPE 450 Industrial Training (3 credit hours)

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