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Chemical engineering (BSE)

Have an interest in aerospace or electronics? What about a passion in environmental issues? A degree in chemical engineering opens the doors to all those areas and more with its diverse avenues of research and studies.

Why chemical engineering?

Biology and biomedical engineering come together to help chemical engineering students deepen their understanding of the processes of life, sustainable energy and maintaining environmental health. Through chemistry, physics and mathematics our students research how to convert raw materials into more useful forms in order to form a better future for us all.

The chemical engineering program at ASU encourages students to individualize their education through course work, research and discovery, cross-discipline exploration, internships and professional society activities.

Chemical engineers are involved in the manufacturing of:

  • Plastics
  • Petroleum Products
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Computer Chips
  • Bio-products

More information

Into planning ahead? Here’s a look at the major map for chemical engineering majors as well as a rundown of approved Technical electives.

4+1 Accelerated degree in chemical engineering

Combining graduate and undergraduate coursework in the accelerated program saves students time and money. The research is rigorous and the work is focused, but students get an enriching educational experience that will prepare them for doctoral studies or industrial positions by earning a BSE and MS in five years. Learn more about the accelerated degree in chemical engineering.

Degree offered

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE), Chemical Engineering
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering


What is a major map?

A major map outlines a major’s official requirements, elective and required courses, and optimal course sequencing to help students stay on the right track to graduation.

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Admission requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Affording college

Find and apply for relevant scholarships.

Be sure to check out Fulton Schools' scholarships available to both new and continuing students at

Financial Aid
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.

Program objectives and outcomes

Educational Objectives

  • Our graduates will apply the technical knowledge and skills required to solve real-world chemical engineering problems within their organizations.
  • Our graduates will have made demonstrable progress toward a graduate degree or be considered for a technical promotion within three to five years of graduation.
  • Our graduates will demonstrate professionalism and will hold positions of increasing responsibility within their organizations.

Student Outcomes

ABET Criterion 3 (a-k)

Chemical Engineering Program Student Outcomes

ABET Criterion 3 (a-k)

(a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

(b) An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

(c) An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

(d) An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

(e) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

(f) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(g) An ability to communicate effectively

(h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

(i) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(j) A knowledge of contemporary issues

(k) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice



The Chemical Engineering, BSE program at Arizona State University is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Student enrollment and graduation data are available at