Chemical Engineering

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.

Contact Information

Phone: (801) 422-2586
Address: 350 CB, Provo, UT 84602-4100
Randy S. Lewis
Graduate Coordinator
William G. Pitt


The university makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the contents of this catalog, but reserves the right to make changes at any time without prior notice.
Since change is a part of university life, curriculum and program changes will likely occur during the time the current Graduate Catalog is in circulation.

Honor Code

The university expects that all students, regardless of religion, will maintain the behavioral standards of the school, including the Honor Code. These include high standards of honesty, integrity, chastity, morality, and dress and grooming, in addition to abstinence from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee, and substance abuse. The Honor Code Statement is found here.