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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #62 (ARWU) Nashville, TN, United States
If you major in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Vanderbilt University, you will graduate with a wide range of career opportunities. Chemical and biomolecular engineering is a broadly dynamic, growing field, and you can select from areas ranging from energy and the environment to materials, nanoscience, and biotechnology. 
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There are two things you can be sure of when you study chemical engineering at Vanderbilt. The first is that the fundamentals of chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics will become second nature to you. The second is that you can sink your teeth into your profession right away, with numerous opportunities to sharpen your skills and hone your knowledge right in the field and in the laboratory. 

Key facts about Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Vanderbilt University

  • Plus you’ll be able to work hands-on with some of the top minds in the business—your professors are not only experts in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering field, but they are terrific mentors who will help you find the best application of your talents and interests.
  • You’ll be challenged. You’ll learn all about material and energy balances, transport phenomena, thermodynamics, chemical and biological separations, and kinetics. You’ll learn chemical engineering analysis and design techniques, along with economic analysis and process control. And since we’re preparing you to go out into the world and take a leadership role, you will also learn economics, humanities, and social sciences.


Our program leading to the Bachelor of Engineering degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Advanced Materials Development
  • Pharmaceutical Production and Biotechnology
  • Energy Production
  • Environmental Engineering

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • All required parts of the Coalition Application, Common Application, or QuestBridge Application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Optional for students applying for fall 2021 entry:  SAT or ACT scores 
  • Official results of the TOEFL, TOEFL Special Home Edition, IELTS, PTE Academic, or Duolingo English Test if applicable
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

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