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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 emphasis of the CME program is on the molecular level. The program teaches the molecular basis of chemical phenomena, control, and operations. The training in this program provides a rigorous background in the basic sciences in combination with core chemical engineering courses while emphasizing teamwork, creativity and ethics.
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 is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org).
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:
The undergraduate program in Chemical and Molecular Engineering has the following program educational objectives and student outcomes: