Chemical engineering is a discipline that encompasses a broad range of fundamental sciences, from mathematics, physics, and chemistry to materials science and mechanics. At its core, chemical engineering is concerned with the design and operation of processes that convert raw materials into useful finished products, such as food, energy, pharmaceuticals, and more.
To prepare students for this complex and dynamic field, the curriculum includes a variety of courses that cover key concepts such as heat and mass transfer, fluid mechanics, and energy and mass balance. In addition, students will study the operation of various unit operations, including distillation columns, absorption columns, liquid-liquid extraction, crystallization, evaporation, and drying.
Design of chemical reactors is another crucial area of study, with coursework ranging from batch reactors to continuous stirred tanks, fixed-bed reactors, and fluidized-bed reactors. Students will also learn about instrumentation and applied process dynamics and control.
Throughout the curriculum, students will learn about the principles of process design, culminating in a capstone design course that typically involves the simulation of an entire chemical, biochemical, or petrochemical plant. This course also covers safety and hazard analysis, economic and profitability analysis, and other practical considerations.
In addition to these core courses, many chemical engineering programs offer technical elective courses in specialized areas such as renewable energy systems, wastewater treatment, and oil, gas and petrochemical processing. Non-technical electives such as engineering ethics, the role of engineers in society, and humanities are also typically included to provide a well-rounded educational experience.
Our vision is to establish a world-class chemical engineering program that provides students with a strong foundation in mathematics, science, and engineering, while emphasizing sustainability and social responsibility. We are committed to fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration, and to preparing our graduates for leadership roles in a wide range of industries.
Our mission is to educate and train the next generation of chemical engineers with the skills and knowledge necessary to design and optimize chemical processes that are safe, sustainable, and environmentally responsible. We are committed to instilling in our students a deep sense of social responsibility and to fostering an understanding of the broader impact of their work on society and the environment. In particular, we aim to produce graduates who are capable of providing positive contributions towards addressing Iran's unique environmental and energy challenges. Through innovative teaching methods and practical, hands-on training, we aim to equip our students with the skills and knowledge necessary to develop and implement effective solutions to real-world challenges in the field of chemical engineering.
Goals and Objectives
At the Department of Chemical Engineering of the Baháʼí Institute for Higher Education (BIHE), our goal is to provide an exceptional undergraduate degree program that educates and trains the next generation of chemical engineers. Our program is designed to equip students with the technical and leadership skills, as well as a deep sense of social responsibility, necessary to serve the citizens of Iran and the world. Chemical engineers play a critical role in designing and operating processes that convert raw materials into a wide range of useful finished products, from food and drinking water to alternative energy sources, pharmaceuticals, and textiles. We believe that this task must be achieved in an economically efficient, safe, and sustainable manner, with minimal impact on the environment. Through our rigorous curriculum and experiential learning opportunities, we aim to prepare our graduates to make meaningful contributions to the field of chemical engineering and to society as a whole.
Admission is open to graduates of the 12th year of Mathematics or Natural Sciences k-12 studies or graduates of the pre-university program in Mathematics or Natural Sciences. Graduates of other fields of the k-12 program in Iran may also enter the program upon successful completion of a General Studies program focused on mathematics, physics, and chemistry, the courses of which the applicant can complete in 2 to 4 semesters based on her/his diligence.
Curriculum and List of Courses
Students are expected to complete their undergraduate degree requirements within eight semesters according to the specified schedule. Normally students are allowed to take between twelve- and twenty-one credit hours in each semester, subject to having fulfilled the respective prerequisites for each course. Freshman students are required to enroll in all the courses as specified in the first semester of their curriculum.
The Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree is a four-year program requiring 131-semester units comprised of required and elective courses.