Chemical Engineering

Pitt-Johnstown Chemical Engineering

Pitt-Johnstown began offering a Chemical Engineering (ChE) bachelor's degree in 2016. The enrollment has grown incrementally, more than doubling in size since 2017.

Chemical Engineering

The ChE curriculum prepares students for a broad variety of positions in the chemical and petroleum industry through instruction in advanced chemistry, process control, system dynamics and design.

Chemical Engineering graduates will:

  • gain and appreciate a commitment to lifelong learning throughout their careers;
  • work on teams and assume positions of leadership as their careers develop; and
  • recognize the importance of their knowledge, skills, and initiatives as they benefit society. They will demonstrate that understanding through interactions within the community, in government, or in society as a whole.

Pitt-Johnstown Chemical Engineering student outcomes include the ability to:

  1. identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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. communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. 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. develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. and acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.