Pitt | Swanson Engineering

Petroleum Program

Chemical processes and gaining an in-depth understanding of how these processes improve lives are integral to the curriculum. Beginning courses include Organic Chemistry, Foundations of ChE (material and mass balances), ChE Thermodynamics, and Transport Phenomena (momentum, mass, and heat transport from micro- to macroscopic scale). Advanced courses include Physical and Analytical Chemistry, as well as System Engineering (Dynamics and Modeling, then Design), and lab sessions are part of every ChE course. Chemical engineers work in diverse sectors including petroleum, polymer, biochemistry,the environment, and food industries.

Graduate Program