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Department of Chemical Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering

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The Department was established in 1982. The faculty includes eight professors who have been selected for their ability to teach and for their competence in research nationally and internationally. The department has graduated 849 undergraduate students, 128 graduate students as of August 2006 and awarded its first Ph.D. in 1995. Departmental graduates have pursued a variety of careers and have taken part in leading jobs in chemical technology.


The goal of the department is to prepare chemical engineers for careers and developments in academia, government, and industry through comprehensive theories and experimental education. In the first year, students are required to take fundamental courses: Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. In the second year, they take courses of special study: Chemical Engineering Calculation, Engineering Mathematics and Applied Numerical Analysis. In the third grade, they study Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Mass Transfer, Process Control, Transport Phenomena and Separation Processes. In the fourth grade, they study Computer Applications in Chemical Engineering, Polymer Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Chemical Plant Design, and Environmental Engineering. Through the study of each field, they are able to cope with the changes of advancing technology as well as to respond to industrial requests. In particular, considering the importance of using computers in chemical process and design, the education for using computers is being enhanced.

Undergraduate/Graduate Program

The faculty of the Department have prepared a set of undergraduate chemical engineering program outcomes we expect our graduates to achieve. They are to educate and support diverse students and prepare them to be leaders in chemical engineering or related fields.
The graduate program in the Department is nationally recognized as one of the leading programs in the country. With more than 8 laboratories, and unique collaborations with peer institutions, the department of chemical engineering equips graduate students with practical skills and research capabilities. Graduate study is based on a very flexible program designed to meet the diverse needs of students involved in a variety of research projects in the department. We offer comprehensive coverage of all specialty areas in modern chemical engineering. Faculty and students in our laboratories also benefit from our close relationships with other departments on campus, including Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, and Polymer Engineering.