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Undergraduate College of Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering is a field of academia which takes the fundamental scientific knowledge of areas related to natural phenomena − including chemistry, physics, and biology − applying and industrializing such knowledge for the convenience of human civilization. As an academic field related to the design, construction, and operation of chemical reaction processes, chemical engineering provides the basic theoretical engineering principles of industrial chemistry, material engineering, textile engineering, bio-technology, food engineering, and environmental engineering. At the same time, it plays a leading role in their academic development.

In addition, it is an academic field which conducts research into the development, design, operation and management of chemical, physical and bio-processes which turn natural resources into the substances needed by humans in everyday life. In particular, the field of chemical engineering, which blends integrated characteristics of engineering including energy, the environment, bio-chemical engineering, process systems, and the processing of electronic materials and polymers, plays an important role in determining the quality of living and level of cultural standards as a national industry.

Based on fundamental scientific knowledge of the areas of chemistry, physics and biology, the Department of Chemical Engineering at Konkuk University (KU) aims to foster chemical engineers capable of playing a leading role in the progress of industries including industrial chemistry, material engineering, textile engineering, bio-technology, food engineering and environmental engineering, particularly in relation to the design, construction and operation of chemical reaction processes. In order to achieve this, the department has devised three definitive objectives.

  1. Develop the ability to resolve problems on-site
  2. Develop the ability to implement interdisciplinary projects
  3. Develop the skills required to work in the professional engineering fields of petro-chemicals, polymers, energy, catalysts, granular particles, and biochemical and electronic materials.

The department also investigates ways of using scientific knowledge (i.e., chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics) to convert chemicals into more economically viable materials and to develop new value-added materials and processes.

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