BSChE in Chemical Engineering
Degree Program Description
The curriculum provides a well-rounded general and rigorous technical education in order to hone an appreciation of the relationship between technology and society. The technical curriculum focuses on the basic sciences, as well as Chemical Engineering theory and practice. Throughout the curriculum, problem solving, design, critical thinking and teamwork skills are built by integrating team-based design projects, laboratories, and reports. Our graduates work in traditional chemical engineering areas such as the petroleum and chemical industries, as well as microelectronics, pharmaceuticals, materials, polymers, environmental protection, consumer products and engineering consulting. Our graduates also pursue careers in business management or government as well as advanced studies in medicine, law, business, basic sciences and other engineering disciplines.
Major Program Requirements
Each graduate must complete the required curriculum designed to demonstrate knowledge and integration of chemical engineering science and practice using analytical, computational and experimental techniques. In addition, each graduate must have a comprehensive background in advanced chemistry. Graduates have a detailed working knowledge of the entire spectrum of chemical engineering activities.
All requirements listed below are in addition to University graduation requirements, including University general education, and College of Engineering requirements. Students are also required to complete emphasis area requirements.
Major core requirements
|Required entry-level courses|
|MATH 1500||Analytic Geometry and Calculus I||5|
|MATH 1700||Calculus II||5|
|MATH 2300||Calculus III||3|
|MATH 4100||Differential Equations||3|
|PHYSCS 2750||University Physics I||5|
|PHYSCS 2760||University Physics II||5|
|CHEM 1320||College Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 1330||College Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 2100||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 2110||Organic Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 2130||Organic Laboratory I||2|
|CHEM 3200||Quantitative Methods of Analysis with Lab||4|
|Approved statistics elective||3|
|Chemical engineering core|
|CH_ENG 1000||Introduction to Chemical Engineering||2|
|CH_ENG 2225||Mass and Energy Balance||3|
|CH_ENG 2226||Engineering Process Computations and Laboratory||3|
|CH_ENG 3234||Principles of Chemical Engineering I||4|
|CH_ENG 3235||Principles of Chemical Engineering II||3|
|CH_ENG 3243||Chemical Engineering Laboratory I||3|
|CH_ENG 3261||Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I||3|
|CH_ENG 3262||Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II||3|
|CH_ENG 4363||Chemical Reaction Engineering and Technology||3|
|CH_ENG 4370||Process Control Methods and Laboratory||3|
|CH_ENG 4385||Chemical Engineering Design I||3|
|CH_ENG 4980||Process Synthesis and Design||3|
Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester. A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.
|MATH 1500||5||CHEM 1330||4|
|CHEM 1320||4||ENGLSH 1000||3|
|Humanities and Social Science||3||MATH 1700||5|
|CH_ENG 1000||2||PHYSCS 2750||5|
|CHEM 2100||3||MATH 4100||3|
|PHYSCS 2760||5||CHEM 2110||3|
|CH_ENG 2225||3||CHEM 2130||2|
|MATH 2300||3||Approved Statistics Elective||3|
|Humanities and Social Science||3||Humanities and Social Science||3|
|CHEM 3200||4||CH_ENG 3235||3|
|CH_ENG 2226||3||Approved Chemical Engineering Elective||3|
|CH_ENG 3234||4||Approved Technical Elective||3|
|CH_ENG 3261||3||Humanities and Social Science||3|
|Humanities and Social Science||3||CH_ENG 3262||3|
|CH_ENG 3243||3||CH_ENG 4370||3|
|CH_ENG 4363||3||CH_ENG 4980||3|
|CH_ENG 4385||3||Approved Chemical Engineering Elective||3|
|Approved Chemical Engineering Elective||3||Approved Technical Elective||3|
|Approved Technical Elective||3||Humanities and Social Science||3|
|Total Credits: 127|
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