Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Top 20 Doctoral Program — National Research Council


ChBE Student


The mission of the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department at the University of Houston is to educate students to become highly qualified chemical engineers, conduct innovative research in chemical engineering and related interdisciplinary areas, and provide service to the profession and to society.



The University of Houston BSChE program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,


Program Educational Objectives

The program's educational objectives are to prepare graduates who will:

  • Meet or exceed the evolving expectations of employers, particularly in the energy and chemical industries;
  • Pursue lifelong learning and development, especially through advanced studies; and
  • Become future leaders in industry, academe, or government.

Cullen College of Engineering Mission Statement 
University of Houston Mission Statement


Student Outcomes

The Chemical Engineering Program prepares graduates to attain the program educational objectives.  Student outcomes are articulated below.

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  12. an understanding and appreciation of safety issues faced by engineers


Student Enrollment/Degrees Awarded

BS 462 77
MS 19 15
PhD 109 15
Total 590 107

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