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Chemical Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) Albuquerque, NM, United States
Chemical engineers have long played key roles in a diverse set of industries that include petroleum, food, pharmaceuticals, artificial fibers, petrochemicals, plastics and ceramics. In these areas, Chemical Engineering students will design and develop the processes for large-scale manufacturing that result in affordable products that are essential to our way of life.
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Overview

Chemical engineers are on the forefront of rapidly developing areas that include biotechnology and biomedicine, semiconductor manufacturing and data storage devices, and advanced materials with precisely-controlled microstructures. Chemical Engineering is also widely applied to environmental protection and remediation, process safety, and hazardous waste management.

The chemical engineering course of study at UNM offers broad training in the fundamentals of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and the engineering sciences. These are integrated with the chemical engineering "core," which includes thermodynamics; heat, momentum, and mass transport; chemical reaction engineering; design; and process control.

Chemical engineers are at the forefront of biotechnology and biomedicine, semiconductor manufacturing and data storage devices, and advanced materials. Chemical engineering is also widely applied to environmental protection and remediation, process development and safety, and hazardous waste management.

The Chemical Engineering undergraduate program at the University of New Mexico offers broad training in the fundamentals of mathematics, physics, chemistry and the engineering sciences. 

These are integrated with the chemical engineering “core” which includes thermodynamics, heat, momentum and mass transport, chemical reaction engineering, design, and process control. More than half of our undergraduate students participate in the cutting-edge research projects of our faculty, sometimes leading to opportunities to travel and present at conferences.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

For juniors and seniors, opportunities exist for research projects with individual faculty in their laboratories. The range of projects includes such things as catalysis, biotechnology, semiconductor manufacturing, chemical vapor deposition, and plasma etching. Students undertaking individual h projects gain exposure to state of the art processing and analytical equipment, including aerosol, chemical vapor deposition, and plasma reactors; ellipsometry; scanning electron microscopy; Auger spectroscopy; and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    123 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Chemical Process Calculations
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Introduction to Transport Phenomena
  • Unit Operations
  • Mass Transfer
  • Introduction to Materials Engineering

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Application Form
  • Application Fee - $25 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official Transcripts
  • Standardized Test Scores - ACT or SAT scores should be sent from the testing service. Be sure to designate UNM as one of the schools to which scores should be sent when you take the test. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    269 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 269 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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