The Department of Chemical Engineering maintains modern classroom and laboratory facilities to support the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. The undergraduate laboratories are equipped to demonstrate fundamental principles using bench-scale and pilot plant equipment. Hands-on experience with fully integrated, larger scale process equipment is provided in the senior unit operations laboratory. All instruction is provided by faculty; no graduate students teach any Chemical Engineering courses. Current experimental equipment in the undergraduate laboratories include gear and centrifugal pumps, gas membrane permeation, ultrafiltration, distillation, refrigeration, process control, drying, evaporation, heat exchangers, and fluidization.
Undergraduate research laboratory facilities are also available for students to carry out independent experimental investigation for their undergraduate thesis projects under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Graduate research is also carried out in research laboratory facilities supervised by the faculty.
Most of the chemical engineering classes are taught in White Hall. Each classroom in White Hall is equipped with a video projection system that allows the faculty to supplement their lectures with computer demonstrations and multimedia presentations. The entire building is wireless and all undergraduate engineering students are issued a laptop. The Department of Chemical Engineering maintains two computer classrooms with over 45 workstations available for use.