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Program Overview and Objectives

Delivery type Duration Language Intakes Study location
Day Full-time: 4 years English Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Available at Abu Dhabi, Al Ain,
Al Dhafra Region and Abu Dhabi Downtown (Subject to CAA approval)

Chemical engineering is a complex field that deals with the operation of petrochemical and pharmaceutical facilities, the design and invention of new composite materials and polymers, and making chemical processes more efficient, cost effective, and environmentally friendly. It is shaped by the ongoing needs of industry including developments in atomic science, polymers, paper, dyes, drugs, plastics, fertilizers, foods, textiles, and chemicals.

This program will equip you with the knowledge and skills required in the growing petrochemical, polymer, pharmaceutical, and food industries, as well as the expanding water desalination projects, in the UAE and wider region. You will be uniquely qualified to design, analyze, and test wide-ranging solutions for state-of-the-art chemical engineering systems and processes.

Designed to provide a balanced education in design, analysis and hands-on experience, this challenging four-year curriculum integrates courses in mathematics, physics and chemical engineering and emphasizes a number of areas of technology including Gas Processing and Petrochemicals, Polymer and Materials, Water Treatment and Desalination, and Biotechnology. 

Accreditation 

This program is nationally accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation at the UAE’s Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs. Additionally, the program is internationally recognized and accredited by the following bodies.

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of the most prestigious academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of public & private universities, colleges, secondary & elementary schools in the USA & foreign institutions

  • Career Prospects

    Graduate Chemical Engineers have plenty of job opportunities in the gas, petrochemicals and petroleum, water desalination, food and drink, composite materials and polymers, power generation, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. 

    Companies include Abu Dhabi Ports, ADCO, ADGAS, Al Masaood Oil & Gas, Arab Geotech Laboratories, Bureau Veritas, Gulf Laboratory, Masdar Institute, Schlumberger, Union Chemicals Factory and Worley Parsons.


     

  • Entry Requirements

    Abu Dhabi University accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, with intakes in the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer semesters. 

    Entry Requirements for Direct Admission


    1. Secondary School Certificate:

    Type of Secondary School Certificate Requirements
    Ministry of Education Schools- General Track
    • Passing math and sciences in grade 12 with a minimum average of 90%
    • Successfully passing ADU’s remedial course in physics 
    • Achieving the minimum average of 90% on completing grade 12
    Ministry of Education Schools- Advanced Track
    • Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12 
    Abu Dhabi Education Council Track
    • Successfully passing 3rd level advanced math and advanced physics courses
    • Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12 
    Indian Senior Secondary Certificates (CBSE), or State Board Examinations, or Indian School Certificates awarded by ICSE
    • Achieving the minimum average of 50% on completing grade 12
    British System (IGCSE & GCE)
    • Completing a total of 7 subjects from either IGCSE level or AS/A2 levels, in at least 4 of the following fields: Mathematics, Languages, Sciences, Social Studies and Humanities, Art and Design; with a minimum required grade of C for the IGCSE level subjects, D for the AS Levels, and E for A2 subjects.
    • Successfully provide evidence / certificate of completing at least 11 years of schooling.
    Canadian & American High School Diplomas
    • Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12 or its equivalent of overall average B grade or 3.0/ 4.0
    International Baccalaureate Diploma
    • Successfully completing 6 subjects, with at least 2 at the higher level (HL) and a minimum total of 24 points.
    2. English Language Proficiency Requirements: for programs taught in English, a minimum score range of 1100 - 1225 on the English language portion of the EmSAT examination, or its equivalent on other national or internationally-recognized tests that are approved by the CAA, such as TOEFL scores of 173 CBT (Computer-Based Test), 61 IBT (Internet-Based Test), 500 PBT (Paper-Based Test), or 5.0 IELTS (taken at Amideast), or their equivalent.

    We also welcome applications from international students with a variety of secondary school certificates, and grades from other educational systems across the world, so long as they are recognized, and meet the conditions stipulated by the UAE’s Ministry of Education- Higher Education Affairs. For more information on the entry requirements for international students, please visit Undergraduate International Admission.

    For the complete list of accepted secondary school certificates download Recognized Secondary School Certificates.

    Applicants with grades and English Language Proficiency Test scores that don’t match the above requirements may be granted exceptions for conditional admission, dependent on their successful completion of required coursework or meeting specified criteria. For further guidance on conditional admission to any of ADU’s undergraduate programs, visit Undergraduate Conditional Admission.

    Undergraduate students may apply for credit transfer for courses taken prior to joining Abu Dhabi University only once, when they first apply for admission. For more information on requirements for credit transfer, visit Undergraduate Transfer Students.

    or call toll free +9712 800 ADYOU (23968)

    or email admissions@adu.ac.ae for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campuses

    or click here to download ADU’s undergraduate programs catalogue

  • Curriculum

    TOTAL CREDITS:136 Credit Hours

    Degree Requirements Total Credit Hours: 136
    General Education Requirements 30 credit hours
    College Requirements 36 credit hours
    Major Requirements 55 credit hours
    Major Electives 9 credit hours
    Open Electives 6 credit hours
    General Education Requirements 30 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ARL 100 Communication Skills in Arabic I No Prerequisite 3
    CRT 301 Critical Thinking UNS 102 + ENG 200 2
    ENG 200 English II 6.5 IELTS or/EPT or/ C in ENG100 3
    ENG 305 Technical Communications for Engineering & Science ENG 200 3
    INE 300 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Completion of 60 credit hours 3
    ISL 100 Islamic Culture No Prerequisite 3
    MTT 102 Calculus I C grade in MTT 101 or MPT 3
    PSY 201 General Psychology ENG 100 + UNS 102 3
    SOC 201 UAE and GCC Society ENG 100 + UNS 102 3
    STT 100 General Statistics No Prerequisite 3
    UNS 102 University Study Skills No Prerequisite 1

     

    Degree Requirements 36 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    MTT 200 Calculus II MTT 102 3
    MTT 201 Calculus III MTT 200 3
    MTT 204 Introduction to Linear Algebra MTT 200 3
    MTT 205 Differential Equations MTT 200 + MTT 204 (co-requisite) 3
    PHY 102 Physics and Engineering Applications I MTT 102 3
    PHY 102 L Physics and Engineering Applications I Lab MTT 102 + PHY 102 (Co) 1
    PHY 201 Physics and Engineering Applications II PHY 102 3
    PHY 201 L Physics and Engineering Applications II Lab PHY 102 + PHY 201 (Co) 1
    CHE 205 General Chemistry I ENG 100 3
    CHE 201 L Chemistry Laboratory CHE 205 (co-req) 1
    CME 200 Introduction to Chemical Engineering No Prerequisite 3
    CSC 201 Structured Programming MTT 102 3
    GEN 200 Engineering Economy ENG 200 + MTT 102 3
    CIV 402 Engineering Ethics Senior Level 3

     

    Major Requirements 55 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    CHE 206 General Chemistry II CHE 205 3
    CHE 206L General Chemistry II Lab CHE 205 + CHE 206 (Co) 1
    CHE 305 Organic Chemistry CHE 206 4
    CHE 330 Physical Chemistry CME 220 + CHE 206 3
    MEC 300 Materials Science CHE 205 3
    CME 210 Principles of Chemical Engineering CHE 205 + CME 200 4
    CME 220 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I PHY 102 + CHE 205 + CME 210 + MTT 205 (Co) 3
    CME 300 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II CME 220 3
    CME 301 Mass Transfer CME 300 + CME 341 3
    CME 305 Modeling and Simulation in Chemical Engineering CME 210 + CME 310 + CME 331 (Co) 2
    CME 310 Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineers CME 220 3
    CME 320 Chemical Engineering Laboratory I CME 310 + CME 341 + CME 301 1
    CME 321 Process Dynamics and Control CME 331 (Co) 3
    CME 331 Chemical Reaction Engineering CHE 330 + MTT 205 3
    CME 341 Heat Transfer CME 310 (Co) 3
    CME 400 Separation Process CME 301 + CME 305 3
    CME 430 Chemical Engineering Laboratory II CME 321 + CME 331 + CME 400 1
    CME 450 Process Design CME 331 + CME 400 (Co) 3
    CME 399i Internship 90 credit hours 3
    CME 498 Capstone Design Project I Senior Level 1
    CME 499 Design Project (Capstone) Senior Level 2

     

    Major and Open Electives 15 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ME1 Major Elective I - 3
    ME2 Major Elective II - 3
    ME3 Major Elective III - 3
    OE1 Open  Elective I - 3
    OE2 Open  Elective II - 3

     

    Chemical Engineering Electives/ Themes*
    Themes options Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    Gas Processing and Petrochemicals CME 460 Natural Gas Processing CME 301 3
    CME 461 Petroleum Refining Processes CHE 305 , CME 341 , CME 331 3
    CME 462 Chemical Process Industries CHE 305 , CME 331 3
    CME 463 Corrosion Engineering CHE 330 3
    CME 464 Chemical Process Safety CME 301 3
    CME 465 Process Heat Transfer CME 341 , MEC 300 3
    Polymer and Materials CME 470 Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering CHE 305 , CHE 330 3
    CME 471 Polymer Chemistry and Reaction Engineering CHE 305 , CHE 330 3
    CME 472 Polymer Properties, Testing and Characterization CME 470 3
    CME 473 Polymer Processing and Material Design CME 471 3
    Water Treatment and Desalination CME 480 Water Treatment and Membrane Processes CME 301 , CHE 330 3
    CME 481 Thermal Desalination CME 341 , CME 300 3
    CME 482 Membrane Desalination CME 480 3
    CME 483 Industrial Wastewater Treatment CME 301 3
    Biotechnology CME 490 Chemical Engineering Biology CHE 330 3
    CME 491 Biochemical Engineering CME 490 3
    CME 492 Biochemical Treatment CME 490 3
    CME 493 Biofuels Technology CME 490 , CME 331 3

    *To satisfy the requirements of a Theme, at least three courses must be taken from the same theme.
    A student can choose one of the following combinations to satisfy the 15 credit hours of Electives:

    • 3 courses (9 credit hours) from one theme of the Major Elective courses and 2 Free Elective courses (6 credit hours).
    • 3 courses (9 credit hours) from one theme of the Major Elective courses and 2 courses (6 credit hours) from another theme of the Major Elective courses

    Note: English Proficiency Specified Score: Score of 1250+ & B2 (CEFR) in Writing Component for EmSat or/ 5.5 overall average & 5.5 specific score in Writing Component for IELTS, equivalent in other English Proficiency Test

  • Study Plan

    Study Plan (Fall Start)

    First Year (Freshman)
      Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite(s)
    Semester 1 ARL 100 Communication Skills in Arabic I 3 No Prerequisite
    ENG 200 English II 3 6.5 IELTS or/EPT or/ C in ENG100
    ISL 100 Islamic Culture 3 No Prerequisite
    CME 200 Introduction to Chemical Engineering 3 No Prerequisite
    UNS 102 University Study Skills 1 No Prerequisite
    MTT 102 Calculus I 3 C grade in MTT 101 or MPT
    Total Credit Hours 16
    Semester 2 PSY 201 General Psychology 3 ENG 200 + UNS 102
    PHY 102 Physics and Engineering Applications I 3 MTT 102
    PHY 102 L Physics and Engineering Applications I Laboratory 1 MTT 102 + PHY 102 (Co)
    MTT 200 Calculus II 3 MTT 102
    CHE 205 General Chemistry I 3 ENG 100
    CHE 201 L Chemistry Lab 1 CHE 205 (Co)
    CME 210 Principles of Chemical Engineering 4 CHE 205 + CME 200
    Total Credit Hours 17
    Second Year (Sophomore)
      Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite(s)
    Semester 3 CRT 301 Critical Thinking 2 UNS 102 + ENG 200
    MTT 201 Calculus III 3 MTT 200
    CSC 201 Structured Programming 3 MTT 102
    PHY 201 Physics and Engineering Applications II 3 PHY 102
    PHY 201 L Physics and Engineering Applications II Lab 1 PHY 102 + PHY 201 (Co)
    STT 100 General Statistics 3 None
    Total Credit Hours 16
    Semester 4 ENG 305 Technical Communications for Eng.& Science 3 ENG 200
    CME 220 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I 3 PHY 102+CHE 205+CME 210+MTT 205(Co-req)
    CHE 206 General Chemistry II 3 CHE 205
    CHE 206 L General Chemistry II Lab 1 CHE 205 + CHE 206 (Co)
    MTT 204 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3 MTT 200
    MTT 205 Differential Equations 3 MTT 200+MTT 204 (Co-req)
    Total Credit Hours 16

     

    Third Year (Junior)
      Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite(s)
    Semester 5 CHE 305 Organic Chemistry 4 CHE 206
    CME 300 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II 3 CME 220
    CME 310 Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineers 3 CME 220
    CHE 330 Physical Chemistry 3 CME 220 + CHE 206
    MEC 300 Materials Science 3 CHE 205
    CME 341 Heat Transfer 3 CME 310 (Co)
    Total Credit Hours 19
    Semester 6 INE 300 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3 Completion of 60 credits
    CME 301 Mass Transfer 3 CME 300 + CME 341
    CME 321 Process Dynamics and Control 3 CME 331 (Co)
    CME 331 Chemical Reaction Engineering 3 CHE 330 + MTT 205
    CME 305 Modeling and Simulation in Chemical Engineering 2 CME 210 + CME 310 + CME 331 (Co)
    GEN 200 Engineering Economy 2 ENG 200 + MTT 102
    Total Credit Hours 17
    Summer Semester CME 399i Internship 3 90 Credit Hours
    Fourth Year (Senior)
      Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite(s)
    Semester 7 CME 400 Separation Processes 3 CME 301 + CME 305
    CME 450 Process Design 3 CME 331 + CME 400 (Co)
    CME 320 Chemical Engineering Laboratory I 1 CME 310 + CME 341+ CME 301
    ME 1 Major Elective I 3 -
    OE 1 Open Elective I 3 -
    SOC 201 UAE and GCC Society 3

    ENG 100 + UNS 102

      CME 498 Design Project (Capstone ) Ι 1 Senior Level
    Total Credit Hours 16
    Semester 8 CME 499 Design Project (Capstone) 3 Senior level
    CME 430 Chemical Engineering Laboratory II 1 CME 321 + CME 331 + CME 400
    CIV 402 Engineering Ethics 3 Senior level
    ME 2 Major Elective II 3  
    ME 3 Major Elective II 3  
    OE 2 Open Elective II 3  
    Total Credit Hours 16
    *Note: English Proficiency Specified Score: Score of 1250+ & B2 (CEFR) in Writing Component for EmSat or/ 5.5 overall average & 5.5 specific score in Writing Component for IELTS, equivalent in other English Proficiency Test
  • Fees

    UNDERGRADUATE TUITION AND FEE RATES
    Academic Year 2017-2018

    TUITION STRUCTUREAED Per Credit Hour for College/Department Requirement
    Arts & Sciences AED 1,440
    Business AED 1,620
    Engineering AED 1,780
    Other Engineering Programs (BSc in Aviation and BSc in Civil Engineering) AED 1,890
    Law AED 1,440
    University College AED 1,440
    FeesAED
    Admission Application Fee (Non-refundable) AED 300
    Registration Fee (Non-refundable; Paid once upon admission) AED 2,850
    Fall/Spring Winter/Summer
    Late Registration/Payment 500 500
    Student Services 350 175
    Healthcare Services 120 60
    Transportation - Door to Door (Optional) 3,700 1,850
    Transportation - Drop-Off Point (Optional) 2,400 1,200
    Institutional TOEFL+ Writeplacer (Optional) 585
    IELTS Exam (Optional) 945
    Accommodation FeesAED
    Fall/Spring Winter/Summer
    Private 12,500 3,800
    Semi-private 9200 2800
    Double 6700 2000
    Double with Shared-bath 5400 1700

    Note:  Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to make changes affecting tuition and other fees during the fiscal year.



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