Pre-Engineering Specialization in Chemical Engineering

Investigate a Career in Chemical Engineering

Interested in pursuing a degree in engineering, but you’re not sure what to choose or where to start? Sign up for a Pre-Engineering Specialization in Chemical Engineering at University of Houston-Clear Lake. Through this course of study, your engineering education will be immersed in the chemistry and engineering instruction you need to be prepared for a future in chemical engineering. You will also enroll in typical university core curriculum and foundational curriculum courses to give you a well-rounded college experience.

Taking the Next Steps in Your Specialization

After completing the coursework for this two-year program, you may apply for admission to the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston, transfer to a different university system, or remain at UHCL. This gives you the power to choose the direction of your education and your future. Engineering can be a challenging course of study to some students, so we encourage you to consult with an adviser to determine what’s right for you.
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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Summer 2019

    Priority - February 1
    Final (Summer Session I) - June 10*
    Final (Summer Session II) - July 15*
    *Online application closes May 21. Freshman students applying after May 21 must submit all required documents along with paper application to the Office of Admissions.

  • Fall 2019

    Priority - February 1
    Final - August 1

  • Spring 2020

    Priority - September 1
    Final - December 1

  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Spring 2019
    Final - January 22
  • Summer 2019
    Priority – May 21
    Final (Summer Session I) – June 10
    Final (Summer Session II) – July 15
  • Fall 2019
    Priority - August 12
    Final - August 26
  • Spring 2020
    Priority - January 1
    Final - TBA

Online applications close for transfer students after the Priority Deadline. Students who apply after the priority deadline must submit all required documentation with their paper application to the Office of Admissions and will be processed for late registration.
  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


  University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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Pre-Engineering Specialization in Chemical Engineering Faculty

Soma Datta
Soma Datta

Soma Datta

Program Chair of Pre-engineering and Assistant Professor of Software Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3838
Office: Delta 106

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