Degree in Chemical Engineering - Majors & Programs | Benedictine College

Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Science, School of Engineering

A female student pours from a beaker into a flask in Chemistry class

Department Overview

The mission of the Benedictine College School of Engineering is to provide a multidisciplinary engineering undergraduate education built on an authentically Catholic liberal arts foundation. Graduates of the program will be professionals who are excellent problem solvers, committed to the highest ethical standards, and proficient communicators. They will understand the role of engineering as a profession and their duty, as engineers, to promote the common good of society.

Career Opportunities*

  • Employment of chemical engineers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Demand for chemical engineers’ services depends largely on demand for the products of various manufacturing industries.
  • The median annual wage for chemical engineers was $98,340 in May 2016.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Chemical Engineers


Darrin Muggli, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
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  • Juan Carlos Araque, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
  • Sean Bauer
    Lab Manager
  • Michael Berry
    Assistant Professor
  • Scott Blonigen, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
  • Myron Fanton
    Assistant Professor
  • Peter Merkle, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
  • Darrin Muggli, Ph.D.
    Professor & Department Chair
  • Scott Newbolds, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
  • Patrick O’Malley, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
  • Charlene Smith
    Adjunct Lecturer
  • Steve Spencer
    Assistant Professor
  • Charles Sprouse III, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor

Freshman Year

ENGR-1200Introduction to Engineering2
CHEM-1200General Chemistry I3
CHEM-1201General Chemistry I Lab1
MATH-1300Calculus I4
PHYS-2100Classical Physics I4
PHYS-2101Classical Physics I Lab0
EXSC-1115Wellness for Life1
GNST-1000BC Experience1
Total      16
CHEM-1210General Chemistry II3
CHEM-1211General Chemistry II Lab1
MATH-1350Calculus II4
PHYS-2110Classical Physics II4
PHYS-2111Classical Physics II Lab0
ENGL-1010English Composition3
THEO-1100Introduction to Theology3

Sophomore Year

CENG-2010Chem. Engr. Fundamentals3
CHEM-2200Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM-2201Organic Chemistry I Lab1
MATH-2300Calculus III4
Historical Foundation3
PHIL-1750Principles of Nature3
CENG-3350Chemical Engineering Lab I3
ENGR-3150Statistical Data Analysis4
CHEM-2210Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM-3800Physical Chemistry I3
MATH-3100Differential Equations3
EXSCFitness Course1

Junior Year

ENGR-3300Fluid Mechanics3
ENGR-3500Materials Science3
CHEM-3500Biochemistry I3
CHEM-3501Biochemistry I Lab1
THEO-2000Christian Moral Life3
ENGR-3410Engineering Lab II2
ENGR-3600Heat and Mass Transfer4
ENGR-3170Engineering Economy & Society3
Aesthetic Foundation3

Senior Year

CENG-4600Plant Design I3
CENG-4080Chemical Process Dynamics & Control3
CHEM-4210Reactor Design3
Foreign Language4
Historical Foundation3
CENG-4610Plant Design II3
Faith Foundation3
Technical Elective3
Technical Elective3
Foreign Language4

Final Semester

CENG-SRCOMPSenior Comprehensive Examcr
CENG-4350Chemical Engineering Lab II3
ENGR-4840Quality Engineering3
Technical Elective3
EENG-2060 Circuit Analysis3
Philosophical Inquiry3
Aesthetic Foundation3

Total Program Credits: 152