Chemical engineering (BSE)

Have a passion to transform the world around you? A degree in chemical engineering will equip you with the tools needed to catalyze your future, while opening the doors to diverse career and research opportunities.

Why chemical engineering?

Chemical engineering is a lot more than just chemistry. Mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology, come together to enable chemical engineers to create, develop, and design new technologies and processes for converting raw materials into more useful products, forging a better future for us all.  In the Chemical Engineering Program at ASU, students are encouraged to individualize their education through coursework, research and discovery, cross-discipline exploration, internships, and professional society activities.  Through this multi-faceted approach, students learn how to design safe, efficient, environmentally-friendly, sustainable and economical processes and products.

Chemical engineers are involved in the production of:

  • Petroleum Products
  • Plastics and Polymers
  • Synthetic Fibers and Coatings
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biomedical Devices
  • Semiconductors
  • Bio-based Products
  • Minerals and Ores
  • Food and Agricultural Products
  • Environmental Remediation and Protection

With a foundation in chemical engineering, the BSE program encourages students to explore cross-disciplinary research and coursework to prepare for future endeavors like internships, graduate studies, and careers in multiple industries.

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.

Accelerated Master’s 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

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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

Program Objectives and Student Outcomes

Students in the Chemical Engineering Program at ASU learn to solve complex, real-world problems through the application of chemistry, physics, and mathematics, as well as engineering design principles. Our Program Objectives and Student Outcomes guide our curriculum and the approach of our faculty and have been specifically crafted to ensure student success.


  1. Our graduates will apply the technical knowledge and skills required to solve real-world chemical engineering problems within their organizations.
  2. 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.
  3. Our graduates will demonstrate professionalism and will hold positions of increasing responsibility within their organizations.


After hands-on research and collaboration in the Chemical Engineering Program, the outcomes of our students’ studies should include:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.



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

Professional licensure

ASU academic programs are designed to prepare students to apply for applicable licensure or certification in Arizona. Completion of an ASU program may not meet education requirements for license or certification in another state.

ASU makes every effort to ensure information about educational requirements for licensure or certification information is current; however, state requirements may change. Separate from educational requirements, state licensure boards may require applicants to complete professional examinations, background checks, years of professional experience, jurisprudence exams, etc. If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Arizona, it is strongly recommended that you visit the ASU Professional Licensure website for contact information of the appropriate licensing entity to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements.