Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering is designed to engage students for at least 50 credit hours of basic sciences and mathematics, at least 64 credit hours of engineering sciences, engineering design, and at least 24 credit hours’ communications skills, of humanities and social sciences. Laboratory hands-on experience and emphasis on design are important elements that are integrated throughout the curriculum.

The curriculum is designed to grant students the Bachelor of Sciences degree upon the successful completion of the four-year program. The first common year with other engineering majors allow students to switch between the engineering majors at the start of the second year of their study. The program can also be concluded in Diploma level upon the successful completion of a two-year program.

The University, College, and Program requirements for this program are listed in the College introductory pages.


The objectives of the program are to:

  • Enable students with sound technical skills required for successful careers in various chemical engineering disciplines.Promote excellence in research, since program graduates will be expected to conduct innovative and independent research activities.
  • Provide services to the community at large with special consideration to the needs and circumstances of the Sultanate of Oman, and the region.
  • Prepare students for leadership roles in a highly competitive and challenging environment in major fields of chemical engineering such as industry, government and academia.
  • Prepare students for life-long learning, critical and independent thinking,sound judgment, professional ethics, and innovation.

Each student graduating from the Chemical Engineering program will possess:

  • A deep knowledge of the chemical engineering major, familiarity with professional opportunities, and knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • Practical experience with chemical process equipment, handling of chemicals, chemical analysis, and process instrumentation.
  • An ability to use the modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  • An ability to define and solve engineering problems, including the utilization of creative and innovative skills.
  • An ability to communicate ideas effectively in both oral and written forms.
  • Proficiency in core Chemical Engineering working knowledge, including safety and environmental aspects.

Admission requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering Program are as specified in College Section 6-a, page 214 of the DU catalogue.

To graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering, students must satisfactorily complete 138 credits taken over four academic years, with an overall minimum average of 65 percent, and a cumulative average of 70 percent in the major courses. The University, College, and Program requirements are as given in the following table.

The University requirements consist of 9 courses comprising of 27 credit hours as specified in College Section 8, page 216 of the DU catalogue.

  • ARAB 101: Academic writing in Arabic
  • ENGL 101: Basic Academic English
  • ENGL 102E: English for Engineering and Sciences I
  • ENGL 203E: English for Engineering and Sciences II
  • ENGL 204: Advanced English for Academic Purposes and Research
  • ENGL 305: Advanced English Language and Communication Skills
  • ENTR 200: Entrepreneurship: Innovation and Creativity
  • MATH 199: Calculus I
  • SOCS 102: Omani Society

The College requirements consist of 13 core and 2 elective courses comprising of 39 credit hours as given below.

  • EECE 130 Computers and Programming I
  • CHEE 400 Practical Training
  • CHEE 401 Final Year Project I
  • CHEE 402 Final Year Project II
  • ENGR 100 Introduction to Engineering
  • ENGR 105 Engineering Graphics
  • ENGR 110 Engineering Workshop
  • ENGR 300 Engineering Economy
  • MATH 200 Calculus II
  • MATH 205 Calculus III
  • MATH 210 Differential Equations
  • MATH 335 Mathematics for Science and Engineering
  • PHYS 170 Fundamentals of Physics I
  • XXX Science elective
  • XXX General elective


The program core requirements consist of 23 courses and laboratories encompassing 60 credit hours.

A student has to take 3 courses and 3 laboratories encompassing 12 credit hours.