Chemical Engineering
Administered By: Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering
p1 * Elective: One 300-level course in Literature, History, Philosophy or STS.
p2 ** Capstone Seminar: All students must take one 400-level capstone seminar offered by the Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences.
p3 *** Students must take Math 225 (Special section for ChE and Chemistry) at the same time as Chem 339.

Chairman loney
Director of Pharmaceutical Engineering Program armenant

Chairman Norman Loney
Director of Pharmaceutical Engineering Program Piero M. Armenante

Distinguished Professors Armenant, Sirkar, dave
Foundation Professor Sirkar[Membrane Separations]
Professors Baltzis, Barat, Khusid,Dreyzin, Hanesian, Kimmel[emeritus], loney, Perna,sebastia ,Tomkinsr, xianqin
Associate Professor lsimon
Assistant Professors bilgece, rvoronov
Distinguished Research Professors gogos
Research Professors hjj2,myoung
Joint Appointments bozzelli [Chemistry],mitra[Chemistry]

Distinguished Professors Piero M. Armenante, Kamalesh K. Sirkar, Rajesh N. Dave
Foundation Professor Kamalesh K. Sirkar(Membrane Separations)
Professors Basil C. Baltzis, Robert B. Barat, Boris Khusid, Edward L. Dreyzin, Deran Hanesian, Howard S. Kimmel(emeritus), Norman Loney, Angelo Perna, Donald H. Sebastian, Reginald P. Tomkins, Xianqin Wang
Associate Professor Laurent Simon
Assistant Professors Ecevit A. Bilgili, Roman S. Voronov
Distinguished Research Professors Costas G. Gogos
Research Professors Hyun J. Jun, Ming-wan Young
Joint Appointments Joseph W. Bozzelli(Chemistry), Somenath Mitra(Chemistry)

Undergraduate Advisor gordana
Co-Graduate Advisors loney,tomkinsr
Freshman Advisor gordana

Undergraduate Advisor Gordana Obuskovic
Co-Graduate Advisors Norman Loney, Reginald P. Tomkins
Freshman Advisor Gordana Obuskovic

Chemical engineers use chemistry, biology, physics and math in a integrated engineering mode in order to manufacture materials and products to modern society. They are involved with the full scale of processes, from the laboratory bench to the pilot plant and eventually to the manufacturing facility. The academic training of chemical engineers provides a strong background for a variety of areas, including;

  • Process Design
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Research and Development
  • Marketing/Technical Sales
  • Environmental and Waste Management
  • Safety

At present, chemical engineers are involved in areas such as producing more effective pharmaceuticals and more durable plastics, developing, biotechnology, genetic engineering applications, and producing electronic materials. They are also involved in the more traditional areas of petroleum refining and chemical manufacturing. A Chemical engineer may choose to work in a variety of industries which include chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food, energy, and environmental control. A chemical engineering degree also serves as a good preparation for law, business, or medical school.

The Mission of the Department is to:

  1. Educate undergraduate students for employment in industry and the pursuit of graduate studies;
  2. Educate graduate students for employment in industry, government, or academe;

  3. Educate students, both undergraduate and graduate, for leadership roles;

  4. Engage in research to support the advanced education of graduate students, maintain the intellectual vitality of the faculty, and expand the frontiers of knowledge in areas of importance to the state and nation;

  5. Publish and present the results of our intellectual activities, resulting from both research as well as teaching advances;

  6. Serve our profession through membership and leadership on national and international societies, journals and editorial boards; and

  7. Serve our wider constituencies by offering our expertise to industries, state and local communities, and pre-college students and teachers.


1 - Engineering Practice: Graduates of our program are successfully engaged in the practice of chemical engineering within industry, academe and government working in a wide array of technical specialties including but not limited to process and plant design operations.

2 - Professional Growth:  

Graduates of our program advance their skills through professional growth and development activities such as graduate study in engineering or complimentary disciplines, and continuing education; some graduates will transition into other professional fields such as business, law and medicine through further education.

3 - Service:
Graduates of our program perform service to the society and the engineering profession through participation in professional societies, government, civic organizations, and humanitarian endeavors.


Graduates of the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering will have:

a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering

b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret   data of importance to the design and analysis of chemical processes.

c) an ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs   within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.

d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g) an ability to communicate effectively through written reports and oral presentations.

h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context

i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

j) an introduction to contemporary issues in chemical engineering

k) an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for chemical engineering practice.

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,


All student are required to see their advisor at least once each semester immediately prior to formal registration for the following semester(s). Registration holds are removed following the meeting. All undergraduates must schedule their appointments with Mrs. Kathy Tomlinson, to see their undergraduate advisor, Gordana Obuskovic. Appointments can be made in the Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering Department, 150 Tiernan Hall or by calling (973)596-3568.


Some freshmen are assigned courses (Chem 121-122; Eng 095-HUM 099-HUM 100) and/or lightened credit loads. It is particularly important for these students to see their advisor to plan their courses for subsequent semesters. Completing pre-requisites for sophomore courses may involve attending summer sessions and/or spending an additional semester at NJIT.

B.S. in Chemical Engineering 135 credits minimum 9
B.S. in Chemical Engineering (135 credits minimum)
1st Semester:

This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register.  A full-time credit load is 12 credits.  First-year students are placed in a curriculum that positions them for success which may result in additional time needed to complete curriculum requirements. Continuing students should consult with their academic advisor to determine the appropriate credit load.

{chem121|chem125},fed101,hum101,{math111|math131},sts201,frshsem,{Phys Ed;Physical Education:GUR;0-1-1}
 Chem 121Fundamentals of Chemical Principles I (3-0-3) or
 Chem 125General Chemistry I (3-0-3)
  FED 101Fundamentals of Engineering Design (2-1-2)
  HUM 101English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I (3-0-3)
 Math 111Calculus I (4-1-4) or
 Math 131Calculus A (4-1-4)
  STS 201Understanding Technological Society (3-0-3)
  Frsh SemFreshman Seminar (1-0-0)
  Phys Ed (Physical Education:GUR) (0-1-1) 
2nd Semester: che101,chem124,chem126,cs101,hum102,{math112|math132|math133},phys111,phys111a,{PE Elective;Physical Education:GUR;0-1-1}
  ChE 101 Introduction to Chemical Engineering (1-0-0)
  Chem 124General Chemistry Laboratory (0-2-1)
  Chem 126General Chemistry II (3-0-3)
  CS 101Computer Programming and Problem Solving (3-0-3)
  HUM 102English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II (3-0-3)
 Math 112Calculus II (4-1-4) or
 Math 132Calculus B (4-1-4) or
 Math 133Calculus C (4-1-4)
  Phys 111Physics I (3-0-3)
  Phys 111APhysics I Laboratory (0-2-1)
  PE Elective (Physical Education:GUR) (0-1-1) 
1st Semester: che210,che210w,che230,che230w,chem245,math211,{hum211|hum212|hist213}[p5],econ201
  ChE 210Chemical Process Calculations I (3-0-2)
  ChE 210WChemical Process Calculations I (0-1-0)
  ChE 230Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I (3-0-3)
  ChE 230WChemical Engineering Thermodynamics I Workshop (0-1-0)
  Chem 245Organic Chemistry for Chemical Engineers (4-1-4)
  Math 211Calculus III A (3-0-3)
 HUM 211The Pre-Modern World (3-0-3) or
 HUM 212The Modern World (3-0-3) or
 Hist 213 The Twentieth-Century World (3-0-3)
  Econ 201Economics (3-0-3)
2nd Semester: chem238,che240,che240w,che260,chem236,math222
  Chem 238Analytical/Organic Chem Lab for Chemical Engineers (0-4-2)
  ChE 240Chemical Process Calculations II (3-0-3)
  ChE 240WChemical Process Calculations II (0-1-0)
  ChE 260Fluid Flow (3-0-3)
  Chem 236Physical Chemistry for Chemical Engineers (4-1-4)
  Math 222Differential Equations (4-0-4)
1st Semester: che342,che370,che380,eng352,chem339,math225
  ChE 342Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II (3-0-3)
  ChE 370Heat and Mass Transfer (4-0-4)
  ChE 380Introduction to Biotechnology (3-0-3)
  Eng 352Technical Writing (3-0-3)
  Chem 339Analytical/Physical Chem Lab for Chemical Engineers (0-4-2)
  Math 225Survey of Probability and Statistics (1-0-1)
2nd Semester: che349,che360,che365,che396,phys121,phys121a,mech320
  ChE 349Kinetics and Reactor Design (3-0-3)
  ChE 360Separation Processes I (3-0-2)
  ChE 365Techniques for Process Simulation (3-0-2)
  ChE 396Chemical Engineering Laboratory I (0-5-3)
  Phys 121Physics II (3-0-3)
  Phys 121APhysics II Laboratory (0-2-1)
  Mech 320Statics and Strength of Materials (3-0-3)
1st Semester: che460,che489,che375,che496,ie492,{Elective;Concentration;3-0-3}
  ChE 460Separation Processes II (3-0-2)
  ChE 489Process Dynamics and Control (2-2-3)
  ChE 375Structure, Properties and Processing of Materials (3-0-3)
  ChE 496Chemical Engineering Laboratory II (0-6-3)
  IE 492Engineering Management (3-0-3)
  Elective (Concentration) (3-0-3) 
2nd Semester: che472,{Elective;Concentration;3-0-3,{Elective;Concentration;3-0-3},{Elective;HSS Capstone Seminar:GUR;3-0-3}[p2],{Elective;Lit/Hist/Phil/STS:GUR;3-0-3}[p1]
  ChE 472Process and Plant Design (4-0-4)
  Elective (Concentration) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Concentration) (3-0-3) 
 ** Elective (HSS Capstone Seminar:GUR) (3-0-3) 
 * Elective (Lit/Hist/Phil/STS:GUR) (3-0-3) 
Students must earn a 2.0 minimum GPA and must meet appropriate departmental regulations. These include an average GPA of 2.0 in all chemical engineering courses.

*  Elective: One 300-level course in Literature, History, Philosophy or STS.
**  Capstone Seminar: All students must take one 400-level capstone seminar offered by the Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences.
***  Students must take Math 225 (Special section for ChE and Chemistry) at the same time as Chem 339.

Catalog and curricula information approved by the relevant academic department.