The Department of Chemical Engineering was established at Yarmouk University in the academic year 1983/1984, and was moved to JUST in 1986. The Department occupies the CH1 and CH2 wings of the Engineering complex at JUST. Currently the Department has 6 teaching laboratories, 7 research laboratories and 2 computer laboratories.
The Chemical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org), the recognized U.S. accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. Accreditation ensures the quality of the postsecondary education students receive.
The Department of Chemical Engineering seeks to graduate highly qualified chemical engineers to help in development plans and to satisfy the national needs of Jordan in various areas including, but not limited to, petrochemical, petroleum refining, biochemical, pharmaceutical, water treatment, desalination, energy, environmental pollution control, mineral processing, advanced materials, and food technologies.
The Department awards B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Chemical Engineering. The program is very broad and extensive. It enables the students to know how to design and operate process plants efficiently and economically.
The Department currently has 20 faculty members in different specialties. They are engaged in research programs that train graduate students, contribute to the development of knowledge in the field of chemical engineering and serve the community both in Jordan and the region.