Our chemical engineering curriculum builds on the fundamental principles of thermodynamics, transport phenomena, and chemical reaction kinetics, to design safe, efficient, sustainable, and economic chemical processes. Students pursuing a UAH Chemical Engineering bachelor's degree may choose one of two concentrations: Biotechnology and Materials.

BS in Chemical Engineering - Biotechnology Concentration

Biotechnology focuses on the understanding and manipulation of living organisms, their products, and processes to improve quality of life. Current applications of biotechnology are in the area of chemical, energy, agriculture, and medicine. It is also promising to solve environmental, energy, and possibly other problems. The students who are interested in pursuing the Biotechnology concentration will take the following two concentration electives:

  • ChE 460 Introduction to Bioprocess Engineering
  • ChE 461 Bioseparations

BS in Chemical Engineering - Materials Concentration

Innovations in materials are keys of major advances in modern technology. Current applications of Materials Science and Engineering are in a the fields of chemical, materials, energy, environment, and defense. The students who are interested in pursuing the Materials concentration will take the following two concentration electives:

  • ChE 494 Applied Materials Processing
  • ChE 495 Polymer Engineering

Chemical Engineering Advising and Mentoring

Chemical Engineering majors receive curriculum advising from Center for Engineering Education (CUE2) which is located in the Engineering Building Room 157. Students are free to make an appointment to speak with an advisor to discuss curriculum planning, progress towards graduation, and problems with classes or other concerns as needed.


Have questions? Contact your coordinator!

Michael Banish

Michael Banish

CME Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Engineering Building Room 117E
256.824.3544
banishm@uah.edu