The Department of Chemical Engineering at BYU has been offering graduate degrees since 1960 and has become a center of cutting-edge research and teaching. External funding for departmental research is over $2 million per year, with 14 faculty members and approximately 40 graduate students working to solve technical, scientific, and engineering problems to meet global and societal needs. Faculty and students share their innovations and research in leading scientific publications, attend international research conferences, and collaborate with other researchers across the world. As discussed below, the department is home to a number of specialized research centers where multiple faculty members and students collaborate on long-term projects with lasting impact. The department is known for strong research programs in sustainable energy, catalysis, thermodynamics, molecular modeling, process control, electrochemical engineering, and bioengineering.
The Department of Chemical Engineering offers two degrees: Chemical Engineering—MS and Chemical Engineering—PhD. The department also offers an integrated master’s program. The typical length of study for students who begin with a BS degree in chemical engineering is two years for the MS degree and four and a half years for the PhD degree.