Chemical Engineering Certificate Programs

Working professionals are often interested in gaining more experience, developing sharper skills and increasing their knowledge in a specific area. Graduate certificates allow you to accomplish this in only four or five courses. Courses successfully taken as part of a certificate program can also be applied toward a degree in that field if you apply and are accepted into the related master’s program.

Villanova’s College of Engineering offers two Chemical Engineering certificates and 13 more in a variety of other disciplines. Many courses and certificates can be completed through our E-Learning program.

Note that successful completion of the certificate program requires an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Chemical Engineering Certificates

* Can be completed through the E-Learning program

Environmental Protection in the Chemical Process Industries

The Certificate program in Environmental Protection is a concentration of courses introducing the fundamentals of environmental protection as applied in the Chemical Process Industries. Coursework includes the study of waste management, pollution abatement and control, and advanced separation processes.

The Environmental Protection Certificate consists of the following four courses:

A student may start the sequence at any time, take the courses in any order, and complete the certificate program in more than two years. Students with a grade point average of 3.00 or above in these four courses will receive a certificate indicating the successful completion of the Environmental Protection in the Chemical Process Industries Certificate.


Biochemical Engineering Certificate

The Certificate program in Biochemical Engineering is a concentration of courses that introduce the fundamentals of Biochemical Engineering, and topics supporting the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical industries. Students wishing to obtain a Master’s in Chemical Engineering, but with a concentration in Biochemical Engineering can earn the Biochemical Engineering Certificate.  Click here for details on the MS in Biochemical Engineering.

The Biochemical Engineering Certificate consists of the two required courses and two elective courses. The required courses are: 

Fall Semester (even years)

Spring Semester (odd years)


Two electives are to be selected from the following list of courses, subject to the approval of the Chemical Engineering Department.

Select 1 of the following:

Plus, any 2nd elective course in the list of electives above or: