Chemical & Materials Engineering

CPP Chemical and Materials Engineering

Engineering Updates for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, classes and most services are remote/virtual. Our department continues to offer services through online and remote methods for the health and safety of our campus. For the latest engineering updates and resources. Major changes to the operation of the college will be communicated both on this page and via email.

Our department office and all engineering buildings are closed until further notice.

For questions and/or concerns:

  • For department or program questions, contact your program department office directly via email.
  • For general College of Engineering questions, contact engineering@cpp.edu.

What is Chemical and Materials Engineering?

The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering prepares engineers for a career in the development and application of processes that involve chemical and physical materials transformations. The program offers a degree in chemical engineering, which includes work related to the design, construction and operation of plants for fuels, plastics, fibers, foods and pharmaceuticals. Because of their strong background in chemistry and materials processing, many chemical engineers also work for industry as environmental engineers. The department also offers a minor in materials engineering, emphasizing ceramics, polymers, metals and alloys.

The chemical engineering BS program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.


Notice to Students: Professional Licensure and Certification

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The California State University has not determined whether its programs meet other states' educational or professional requirements for licensure and certification. Students planning to pursue licensure or certification in other states are responsible for determining whether, if they complete a California State University program, they will meet their state's requirements for licensure or certification. This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).

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