BS in Chemical Engineering with Emphasis in Materials
Degree Program Description
The materials emphasis builds on the core Chemical Engineering curriculum to include courses of interest to students who wish to pursue careers and/or interests in materials science and solid-state physics. The emphasis area requirements cover basic topics in materials science, after which the student is asked to choose at least one course covering a more specific area of materials: ceramics, polymers, biological materials, or composites. Students are then free to choose electives in other areas, including optical materials, semiconductors, advanced materials, structural materials, and materials characterization. Students selecting the materials emphasis have all the advantages of an education in chemical engineering along with specialized knowledge of materials, giving them a valuable base from which to build a career.
Major Program Requirements
Students must complete all BSChE requirements, including the emphasis area requirements below.
|Emphasis Area Requirements|
|ENGINR 1200||Statics and Elementary Strength of Materials||3|
|ENGINR 2200||Intermediate Strength of Materials||3|
|CH_ENG 3075||Introduction to Materials Engineering||3|
|Choose one course from List A||3|
|Choose two courses from List A or List B||6|
|Ceramic Materials and Processing|
|Introduction to Polymers|
|Biomaterials Interfaces of Implantable Devices|
|Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing|
|Physics and Chemistry of Materials *|
|Chemical Processing in Semiconductor Device|
|Pavement Materials and Design|
|Advanced Structural Steel Design|
|Semiconductors and Devices|
|Introduction to Optical Electronics|
|Introduction to Rapid Prototyping|
|Nondestructive Evaluation of Materials|
|Advanced Mechanics of Materials|
|Introduction to Materials Science|
|Modern Condensed Matter Physics|
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||MATH 1700||5|
|CHEM 1320||4||CHEM 1330||4|
|CH_ENG 1000||2||PHYSCS 2750||5|
|ENGLSH 1000||3||CH_ENG 2225||3|
|Approved history/poli. sci. elective||3|
|MATH 2300||3||MATH 4100||3|
|CHEM 2100||3||CHEM 2110||3|
|PHYSCS 2760||5||CHEM 2130||2|
|CH_ENG 2226||3||CH_ENG 3262||3|
|CH_ENG 3261||3||Humanities or social/behavioral sciences||3|
|STAT 4710||3||CH_ENG 3075||3|
|CH_ENG 3233||3||CH_ENG 3234||3|
|CH_ENG 3235||3||CH_ENG 4370||3|
|ENGINR 1200||3||ENGINR 2200||3|
|Economics elective||3||Humanities or social/behavioral sciences||3|
|CH_ENG 3243||3||CH_ENG 4980||3|
|CH_ENG 4363||3||Materials elective||3|
|CH_ENG 4385||3||Materials elective||3|
|Chemistry elective||3||Humanities or social/behavioral sciences||3|
|Materials elective||3||Humanities or social/behavioral sciences||3|
|Total Credits: 125|
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