Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

The Chemical Engineering program at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) offers a comprehensive approach that blends theoretical foundations with practical applications. This equips students to tackle modern challenges in areas such as chemical processing, environmental and sustainable engineering, and materials science.

With an emphasis on collaborative education, training, research, and capacity-building, the program aims to prepare adaptable engineers, capable of meeting society's evolving needs and embracing leadership, social consciousness, integrity, and ethics.


Program Mission

The Chemical Engineering program at Hamad Bin Khalifa University aims to:

  • Provide students with a quality education grounded in fundamental principles and engineering practices, preparing them for real-world challenges.
  • Empower students with the knowledge, skill sets, and professional attributes to become leaders and innovators in the field of chemical engineering.
  • Serve the industry, government agencies, and local community in Qatar through targeted outreach activities, innovative consulting, and research solutions.

Program Structure

The curriculum begins with a strong foundation in mathematics, physical sciences, and core chemical engineering principles, ensuring students grasp essential concepts. Students then advance to the fundamentals and methods applicable to analyzing, developing, designing, and operating various chemical engineering systems and processes. They gain practical experience through hands-on projects, laboratory work, and industry partnerships, providing real-world insights into designing and optimizing chemical processes and materials.

The program emphasizes flexibility and interdisciplinary learning, allowing students to customize their education to align with their interests and career goals. As such, students must take at least two courses from their chosen concentration and at least one course from another technical area:

  • Chemical Processing
  • Environmental and Sustainable Engineering
  • Materials

These focus areas help prepare students for successful careers in fields such as renewable energy, advanced materials, and sustainable process design.

Beyond technical skills, faculty emphasize teamwork, communication, and critical thinking. Through collaborative projects, internships, and experiential learning opportunities, students will learn to approach problems from multiple perspectives and develop innovative solutions.


Learning Pathways

The engineering programs at HBKU help students tailor their education through three pathways that each leverage the strengths of HBKU's research institutes, the Qatar Foundation multiversity ecosystem, and partner universities:

  • Professional Pathway: This pathway prepares students for careers in industry, focusing on the application of AI technologies. Students gain experience through internships, co-op programs, and industry projects, becoming professionals ready to utilize AI in engineering roles.
  • Innovation and Research Pathway: This pathway develops students’ research skills with an emphasis on AI research. Students have the opportunity to work on research projects with faculty in HBKU's research institutes. They also participate in undergraduate and graduate-level research, attend conferences, and contribute to academic publications.
  • Entrepreneurship Pathway: This pathway prepares students to launch their own ventures. Students learn business management, startup development, and innovation strategies. They connect with mentors, incubators, and resources through the university and Qatar Foundation, including Qatar Science and Technology Park, to develop their business ideas.

These pathways allow students to align their education with their specific career goals. This contributes to the college’s aim to prepare future leaders with entrepreneurial mindsets that shape novel solutions for positive, global impact.

Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of the Chemical Engineering program at Hamad Bin Khalifa University are for graduates to:

  • Be successful chemical engineers in diverse careers while upholding high ethical standards.
  • Be actively involved in professional areas exceedingly critical to national and global progression.
  • Demonstrate continuous improvement through graduate studies, continuing education, and professional development in their discipline or other fields.
  • Continue developing effective teamwork, communication, and leadership skills.


Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Chemical Engineering program from Hamad Bin Khalifa University will be able to:

  • Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs while considering public health, safety, welfare, and global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments considering the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • Develop and conduct high-impact research, analyze and interpret data, and draw conclusions based on their judgment as engineers.
  • Function effectively on a team, providing leadership, fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment, establishing goals, planning tasks, and meeting objectives.
  • Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Study Plan

The Chemical Engineering program comprises 131 credits and is designed to start with basic scientific principles in the freshman year, ensuring students master the essential concepts of chemical engineering. Following that, they progress to more advanced and specialized chemical engineering topics in their senior year.

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