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Chemical Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Golden, CO, United States
The Chemical Engineering program of Colorado School of Mines provides a broad field of studies, encompassing everything from design to large-scale manufacturing of a wide variety of products through chemical and biochemical processes.
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These products include pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, petrochemicals, fine chemicals, specialty chemicals, microelectronic devices, polymers and products used in food processing and in biotechnology. Our alumni are employed in diverse fields including traditional and alternative/renewable energy, manufacturing, health care, biotechnology and business services.

The curriculum of the Chemical Engineering program of Colorado School of Mines builds upon the fundamentals of biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics. Undergraduate students complete a program of study that includes rigorous instruction in fluid mechanics, heat and mass transport, thermodynamics, reaction kinetics and chemical process dynamics and control.

Program Objectives

In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at Mines has established three program educational objectives for all of its graduates. Our graduates within 3 to 5 years of completing their degree will:

  • Be in graduate school or in the workforce utilizing their education in chemical engineering fundamentals
  • Be applying their knowledge of and skills in engineering fundamentals in conventional areas of chemical engineering and in contemporary and growing fields
  • Have demonstrated both their commitment to continuing to develop personally and professionally and an appreciation for the ethical and social responsibilities associated with being an engineer and a world citizen

Career Opportunities

  • Aerospace
  • Energy
  • Biomedical
  • Consulting
  • Electronic
  • Environmental
  • Manufacturing/Consumer Products

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:
  • Materials and Energy Balances
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Chemical Engineering Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Chemical Engineering Separations
  • Chemical Engineering Design

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • We will accept unofficial copies of your high school transcript in English
  • Applicants whose native language is not English (identified by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Public Affairs) must provide evidence of English language proficiency
  • Mines does not require SAT/ACT results for international students unless you are planning to play a NCAA sport
  • If you wish, you may submit a personal statement essay with your application to explain special circumstances in your life that have affected you or your education
  • Letters of recommendation are not required for admission to Mines as an undergraduate but can be included in support of your application for admission
  • Providing proof of financial resources is only required if you are admitted to Mines

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    16650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16650 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Golden

  • 950 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

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