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The program in Chemical and Molecular Engineering is designed to meet the expanding demand for chemical engineers in the nanotechnology, neutraceutical, pharmaceutical, environmental, and energy industries. It emphasizes engineering at the molecular level rather than traditional large-scale process engineering. In a rigorous cross-disciplinary environment, the program provides students with knowledge in the basic physical sciences, mathematical techniques, and computational modeling tools that form the foundation of modern chemical and molecular engineering.
The mission of the Chemical and Molecular Engineering program is to serve the community by becoming a resource for regional economic development and to serve the nation by training students who can assume leadership in technological innovation, public service, and ethical standards. Its goal is to achieve international recognition as a center of excellence in molecularly based chemical engineering education and research.
The undergraduate program in Chemical and Molecular Engineering has the following program educational objectives:
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
· The students will be prepared to assume positions in industry or research institutions that require knowledge of chemical engineering principles
· The students will be prepared to demonstrate leadership, teamwork, and communication skills
· The students will be committed to lifelong learning, ethical conduct, and be able to meet the constantly emerging needs of the chemical engineering profession
· The students will be educated in chemical engineering fundamentals and modern computational tools that enable them to succeed in graduate programs and research in chemical engineering
The emphasis of the CME program at Stony Brook is on the molecular level rather than on traditional large-scale processes. The curriculum begins with a vigorous cross-disciplinary foundation of physics, chemistry, mathematics and computational modeling, and culminates in the presentation of a senior research project and thesis to a committee composed of representatives from industry and academia. This curriculum prepares students to take core chemical engineering courses as well as a sequence of laboratories that gives students unprecedented hands-on opportunities to experience research in chemical and molecular engineering. Program graduates will have leadership, team building and communication skills that will facilitate their entry into the workforce and admission to graduate and professional schools.
The program in Chemical and Molecular Engineering resides in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. The program was approved by the State University of New York Board of Regents in 2003 and offers a B.E. degree in Chemical and Molecular Engineering. The Chemical and Molecular Engineering program has also recently received accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
The program also allows students to choose among various areas of specializations and the option of applying for minor degrees to the respective departments in: