American University of Beirut

​Minor in Chemical Engineering​​

​​​The minor in chemical engineering is open to engineering students in majors other than chemical engineering and who have finished their first two academic years at engineering. 

 Minor Program Requirements (21 credits)

The student taking the minor is required to complete 21 credits from the list given below. The student has to complete 15 credits of core courses and 6 credits of elective courses.

Required Core Courses (15 credits)

  • CHEN 214/MECH 310  Thermodynamics I  [3 cr.]
  • CHEN 311/MECH 314 Introduction to fluids Engineering  [3 cr.]
  • CHEN 312  Separation Processes [3 cr.]
  • CHEN 411/MECH 412 Heat and Mass Transfer Operations [3 cr.]
  • CHEN 417  ​Reactor Engineering and Reactor Design [3 cr.]

Elective Courses (6 credits) selected from the following courses:

  • CHEN 314 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II [3 cr.]
  • CHEN 415 Mechanical Unit Operations [3 cr.]
  • CHEN 451 Process Control [3 cr.]
  • CHEN 470 Chemical Process Design [3 cr.]
  • CHEN 471 Chemical Product Design [3 cr.]
  • CHEN 480 Safety and Loss Prevention [3 cr.]
  • CHEN 490/PETR 200 Fundamentals of Petroleum Eng'g. [3 cr.]
  • CHEN 531 Principles of Corrosion [3 cr.]
  • CHEN 570 Process Synthesis and Optimization [3 cr.]
  • CHEN 612 Desalination  [3 cr.]​
  • CHEN 672 Polymer Science [3 cr.]
  • CHEN 673 Engineering of Drug Delivery Systems [3 cr.]

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