B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering

The Curriculum

The Chemical Engineering Department at our institution has dynamically evolved to not only keep pace with, but also to lead in the rapidly advancing fields that define modern chemical engineering. Our undergraduate curriculum is meticulously structured, offering a blend of foundational science and cutting-edge engineering practices. Topics range from core competencies like process control and plant design to specialized electives such as biochemical engineering, air pollution, desalination, and wastewater treatment.

Structured as a four-year program, our curriculum is crafted to make you industry-ready from day one. The initial two years lay the groundwork with courses in physics, chemistry, mathematics, and key engineering disciplines like electrical engineering and fluid mechanics. By the third and fourth years, students delve deep into chemical engineering topics such as mass, heat and momentum transfer, thermodynamics, and reaction kinetics, all taught by experts right within the department.

What sets us apart is our emphasis on adaptability and relevance, particularly to the burgeoning industrial landscape of Saudi Arabia. Graduates from our program find themselves in high demand across various sectors, from academia and research to petroleum, petrochemical, food, metals, and even government roles.

Moreover, our elective tracks are carefully designed to align with the most pressing industrial needs of the Kingdom. Students can choose from five specialized categories: Reactor Design and Catalysis, Mathematical Analysis and Control, Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries, Environment, and General Topics. This allows you to tailor your educational journey according to your career aspirations, making you not just a chemical engineering graduate, but a specialist in your chosen field.

​Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

Within few years after graduation, our graduates will be able to:

  • ​Achieve a successful career in oil, gas, petrochemicals, desalination, energy and other process industries.
  • Integrate their academic preparation with chemical engineering practice, innovation and technology development.
  • Pursue a graduate degree in chemical engineering or other related fields.
  • Pursue leadership roles in industry, business, and government agencies.

Student Outcomes 

(1) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics. 

(2) An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors. 

(3) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. 

(4) An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts. 

(5) An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives. 

(6) An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions. 

(7) An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies. ​


Degree Plan

The details about the degree plan and the flow chart curriculum in B.Sc. CHE can be found from the following files:

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Mapping CHE (pdf)
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All Course Descriptions

About Electives
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