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Chemical Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #551 (QS) Bethlehem, PA, United States
Students who graduate from the Chemical Engineering program at Lehigh University go on to play important roles in the chemical process industry in areas such as research, development, design, plant construction, plant operation and management, corporate planning, technical sales and market analysis.
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Overview

They convert raw materials into a variety of products and work in industries that specialize in petroleum and petrochemicals, rubbers and polymers, metals, industrial and fine chemicals and industrial gases. They take the small-scale work of the chemist and apply it to large-scale processes and products.

Additionally, chemical engineers are the driving force in many exciting areas of bioengineering and biotechnology, including pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical R&D, cellular bioengineering, diagnostics, drug delivery and the large-scale processing of food and consumer products from perfume to crayons to toothpaste.

Chemical engineers are also vital in areas such as pollution abatement, national defense and homeland security, and the manufacture of microelectronic devices and integrated circuits. Their skills are uniquely attuned to the engineering of efficient energy resources, from nuclear plants to fuel cells. Chemical engineers are bringing new perspectives and approaches to meeting the world's energy needs.

Why Chemical Engineering at Lehigh University?

  • Because you want to spend your days working with materials like polymers and petrochemicals
  • Because you want to find new perspectives and approaches to meeting the world's energy needs through nuclear plants and fuel cells
  • Because you want to understand how consumer products like crayons and toothpaste get from the lab to the shelves
  • Because you enjoy chemistry and want to use it to advance large-scale processes, create products and engineer solutions to global challenges

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 include:

  • Material and Energy Balances of Chemical Processes
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Introduction to Heat Transfer
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Chemical Reactor Design
  • Transfer and Separation Processes
  • Chemical Engineering Fundamentals

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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:

    7

    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.

General Requirements

  • $70 Application Fee
  • Electronic submission from your school through the Common Application website is accepted and encouraged.
  • Lehigh University will adopt a test optional policy for the SAT or ACT during the 2020-21 year.
  • Transcripts must have the high school seal and/or official signature and be from a high school with a CEEB code.
  • All non-US citizens are required to submit the Certificate of Finances form filled out for all four years.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bethlehem

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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