The first chemical engineering curriculum at MIT was offered in and helped to establish chemical engineering as a discipline. Since then, members of the MIT Department of Chemical Engineering have developed the tools and guidelines to define and advance the field..The minimum education for a chemical engineer is a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. Undergraduate degree programs in chemical engineering include classroom coursework and lab work, and may include an internship..To receive a B.S. in chemical engineering, students must complete * units for graduation. Every course except CENG and CENG must be taken for a letter grade. A one unit introductory seminar CENG is required of all incoming freshmen and transfer students. The organization is shown in the chart below..