BS in Chemical Engineering
Degree Program Description
The curriculum provides a well-rounded general education 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. Students are also required to complete one cultural awareness course which is selected from an approved list, created and maintained by the College of Engineering or which meets the Arts and Science (A&S) diversity requirement. 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 may also add an emphasis in the Biochemical, Environmental, or Materials areas by completing that emphasis area’s 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|
|STAT 4710||Introduction to Mathematical Statistics||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||3|
|CH_ENG 3233||Chemical Engineering Fluid Dynamics||3|
|CH_ENG 3234||Heat and Mass Transfer||3|
|CH_ENG 3235||Separation Processes||3|
|CH_ENG 3243||Chemical Engineering Laboratory I a||3|
|or CH_ENG 3243W||Chemical Engineering Laboratory I - Writing Intensive|
|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 Dynamics and Control c||3|
|CH_ENG 4385||Chemical Engineering Design I||3|
|CH_ENG 4980||Process Synthesis and Design a, b||3|
|or CH_ENG 4980W||Process Synthesis and Design - Writing Intensive|
|Chemical engineering electives||9|
|Engineering technical elective||3|
|2000 level or greater course in humanities or social/behavioral sciences as part of 18 CR of humanities and social sciences|
|Economics elective from approved list||3|
|Chemistry elective from approved list||3|
|One technical elective c||3|
|One general elective||3|
|Approved Economics Electives|
|ABM 1041||Applied Microeconomics||3|
|ABM 1042||Applied Macroeconomics||3|
|ECONOM 1014||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ECONOM 1015||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|IMSE 2710||Engineering Economic Decision-Making||3|
|Approved Chemistry Electives|
|BIOCHM 3630||General Biochemistry||3|
|BIOCHM 4270||Biochemistry (I)||3|
|BIOCHM 4272||Biochemistry (II)||3|
|CHEM 3200||Quantitative Methods of Analysis with Lab||4|
|CHEM 4330||Physical Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 4340||Physical Chemistry Laboratory||3|
|CHEM 4010||Advanced Chemistry Laboratory||3|
|CHEM 4200||Instrumental Methods of Analysis with Lab||3|
|CHEM 4160||Intermediate Organic Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 4170||Medicinal Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 4280||Environmental Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 4400||Inorganic Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 4490||Physics and Chemistry of Materials a||3|
|CHEM 4600||Introduction to Radiochemistry with Lab||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||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|
|CH_ENG 3233||3||CH_ENG 3234||3|
|CH_ENG 3235||3||CH_ENG 4370||3|
|STAT 4710||3||Chemistry elective||3|
|Economics elective||3||Engineering technical elective||3|
|Technical elective||3||Humanities or social/behavioral sciences||3|
|CH_ENG 3243||3||CH_ENG 4980||3|
|CH_ENG 4363||3||Chemical engineering elective||3|
|CH_ENG 4385||3||Chemical engineering elective||3|
|Chemical engineering elective||3||General elective||3|
|Humanities or social/behavioral sciences||3||Humanities or social/behavioral sciences||3|
|Total Credits: 125|
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