Virgina Commonwealth University
School of Engineering
P.O. Box 843028
Phone: (804) 828-7789
|Virginia Commonwealth University
Program Info: Chemical Engineering
Chemical engineering and life science engineering share a broad range of common foundational elements including the principals of mass and energy balances, thermodynamics and transport phenomena, as well as the other traditional elements of this discipline. A graduate without these competences cannot perform the tasks expected of a chemical engineer.
But there is also a growing need to develop additional capabilities; some are interrelated and all assume a level of competence which we strive to develop in all of our students. These include creativity, integrity, leadership, teamwork, initiative, global perspective and confidence.
The Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering is uniquely positioned to provide our students with the opportunity to achieve these critically important skills at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels.
The undergraduate experience in CLSE includes the opportunity to select a traditional curriculum of chemical engineering course work as well as electives in the areas of life science engineering. VCU’s prominence in the field of health sciences provides the academic infrastructure to enhance the life science component of this program.