Chemical Engineering (BS)

7_chemistry

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2018–Spring 2019 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (CHE BCH)
Unit: Speed School of Engineering
Department: Chemical Engineering

Program Information

Students specializing in Chemical Engineering will complete a program consisting of two semesters in Engineering Fundamentals and a further period of study in the Department of Chemical Engineering to complete the Bachelor of Science degree, followed by a fifth year in Graduate Studies for the Master of Engineering degree.  This curriculum is designed as an integrated five-year program, with a cooperative education component, culminating in the Master of Engineering degree. 

The Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering programs are both accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Degree Summary

General Education Requirements 131
(19-22 hours of General Education requirements may be satisfied through coursework required by the degree program) 2
College/School Requirements 137
Program/Major Requirements 177
Minimum Total Hours123

Specific coursework information can be found on the Degree Requirements tab.

Departmental Admission Requirements

Acceptance into a Department requires that a student have a 2.25 GPA in the prescribed set of courses totaling 32 semester hours in Engineering Fundamentals.  In addition, the student must be in good standing (university GPA ≥ 2.25).

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements31
The following courses are required by the program and satisfy the respective General Education Requirement(s):
Engineering Analysis I - QR
Introduction to College Writing - WC
Intermediate College Writing - WC
General Chemistry I - S
Introduction to Chemical Analysis I - SL
Introductory Mechanics, Heat and Sound - S
Introduction to Public Speaking - OC
Business and Professional Speaking - OC
Interpersonal Skills - OC
Contemporary Ethical Problems - AH (optional, see note below) 7

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  To complete the degree in the minimum number of hours listed on the Overview tab, some hours from the General Education Requirements must be satisfied by courses defined by the unit and/or program.

While any one course of PHIL 222PHIL 225PHIL 321, PHIL 323, or PHIL 328 satisfies the ChE Department Ethics Elective requirement, only PHIL 222 also counts for the General Education content requirement in Arts and Humanities (AH).

College/School Requirements

Speed School Core
ENGR 101Engineering Analysis I - QR 14
ENGR 102Engineering Analysis II4
ENGR 110Engineering Methods, Tools, and Practice I2
ENGR 111Engineering Methods, Tools and Practice ll2
ENGL 101Introduction to College Writing - WC 1,23
ENGL 102Intermediate College Writing - WC 1,23
CHEM 201General Chemistry I - S 13
CHEM 207Introduction to Chemical Analysis I - SL 11
PHYS 298Introductory Mechanics, Heat and Sound - S 14
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Public Speaking - OC 1
Business and Professional Speaking - OC 1
Interpersonal Skills - OC 1
Engineering Fundamentals 3
ENGR 201Engineering Analysis III4
ENGR 205Differential Equations for Engineering2
ENGR 307Numerical Methods for Engineering2
Minimum Total Hours37

Program/Major Requirements

Chemical Engineering Department Requirements 4
CHE 205Introduction to Chemical Engineering3
CHE 211Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I3
CHE 230Computer Applications in Chemical Engineering2
CHE 253Materials Science3
CHE 288Chemical Engineering Cooperative Education Seminar0
CHE 289Chemical Engineering Cooperative Education I1
CHE 305Material and Energy Balances4
CHE 312Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II3
CHE 331Principles of Fluid Dynamics3
CHE 389Chemical Engineering Cooperative Education II1
CHE 401Safety, Health and Environment1
CHE 433Principles of Heat and Mass Transfer4
CHE 436Separation Operations3
CHE 441Kinetics and Chemical Reactors3
CHE 461Elements of Process Control3
CHE 471The Strategy of Design3
CHE 485Unit Operations Laboratory I2
CHE 486Unit Operations Laboratory II2
CHE 489Chemical Engineering Cooperative Education III1
CHE 520Modeling and Transport Phenomena3
CHE 572Plant Process and Project Design 3
Chemical Engineering Core
CHEM 202General Chemistry II - S3
CHEM 208Introduction to Chemical Analysis II - SL1
CHEM 209Introduction to Chemical Analysis III1
PHYS 295Introductory Laboratories I - SL1
Supporting Courses
CHEM 341Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 343Organic Chemistry Laboratory I2
IE 360Probability and Statistics for Engineers3
IE 370Engineering Economic Analysis3
Advanced Chemistry or Chemical Engineering Elective (see list below) 5, 63
Advanced Science or Chemical Engineering Elective (see list below) 5, 63
Ethics Elective 73
Minimum Total Hours77

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree must be in good standing (university GPA ≥ 2.25) and must attain a grade point average of at least 2.25 for all courses used to satisfy degree requirements. 

Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Plant Process and Project Design

Advanced Chemistry or Chemical Engineering Electives

Select one course from the following list:

CHEM 342Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 441Elements of Physical Chemistry3
CHEM 445Survey of Biochemistry3
CHEM 450Introduction to Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling3
CHEM 465Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM 466Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM 515Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 527Introduction to Separations and Spectroscopy 3
CHEM 545Biochemistry I3
CHEM 550Group Theory and its Chemical Applications3
CHEM 557Bio-Organic Phenomena3
CHE 300-level or higher non-required CHE course

Advanced Science or Chemical Engineering Elective

Select one course from the following list:

BIOL 240Unity of Life - S3
BIOL 242Diversity of Life3
BIOL 257Introduction to Microbiology - S3
BIOL 329Cellular and Molecular Biology3
BIOL 330Genetics and Molecular Biology3
BIOL 350Biostatistics3
CHEM 342Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 441Elements of Physical Chemistry3
CHEM 445Survey of Biochemistry3
CHEM 450Introduction to Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling3
CHEM 465Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM 466Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM 515Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 527Introduction to Separations and Spectroscopy 3
CHEM 545Biochemistry I3
CHEM 550Group Theory and its Chemical Applications3
CHEM 557Bio-Organic Phenomena3
GEOS 301Geology for Scientists and Engineers3
GEOS 360Global Environmental Change3
GEOS 363Climate Science3
GEOS 365Biogeography3
GEOS 564Hydrology3
PHYS 299Introductory Electricity, Magnetism and Light4
PHYS 300Introductory Modern Physics3
CHE 300-level or higher non-required CHE course

Flight Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, or Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Persepective - AH, SB, or SBH 3
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
ENGR 101 Engineering Analysis I - QR 4
ENGR 110 Engineering Methods, Tools, and Practice I 2
CHEM 201 General Chemistry I - S 3
CHEM 207 Introduction to Chemical Analysis I - SL 1
CHEM 208 Introduction to Chemical Analysis II - SL 1
 Hours17
Spring
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
ENGR 102 Engineering Analysis II 4
ENGR 111 Engineering Methods, Tools and Practice ll 2
CHEM 202 General Chemistry II - S 3
CHEM 209 Introduction to Chemical Analysis III 1
PHYS 298 Introductory Mechanics, Heat and Sound - S 4
PHYS 295 Introductory Laboratories I - SL 1
 Hours18
Summer
ENGR 201 Engineering Analysis III 4
CHE 205 Introduction to Chemical Engineering 3
CHE 230 Computer Applications in Chemical Engineering 2
CHE 253 Materials Science 3
 Hours12
Year 2
Fall
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, or Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Persepective Global Diversity - AHD2, SBD2, or SBHD2 3
CHE 211 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I 3
CHE 288 Chemical Engineering Cooperative Education Seminar 0
CHE 305 Material and Energy Balances 4
ENGR 205 Differential Equations for Engineering 2
CHEM 341 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 343 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 2
 Hours17
Spring
CHE 289 Chemical Engineering Cooperative Education I 1
 Hours1
Summer
CHE 312 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II 3
CHE 331 Principles of Fluid Dynamics 3
CHE 401 Safety, Health and Environment 1
ENGR 307 Numerical Methods for Engineering 2
IE 360 Probability and Statistics for Engineers 3
 Hours12
Year 3
Fall
CHE 389 Chemical Engineering Cooperative Education II 1
 Hours1
Spring
CHE 433 Principles of Heat and Mass Transfer 4
CHE 441 Kinetics and Chemical Reactors 3
IE 370 Engineering Economic Analysis 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, or Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Persepective US Diversity - AHD1, SBD1, or SBHD1 3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Public Speaking - OC  
Business and Professional Speaking - OC  
Interpersonal Skills - OC  
 Hours16
Summer
CHE 489 Chemical Engineering Cooperative Education III 1
 Hours1
Year 4
Fall
CHE 436 Separation Operations 3
CHE 471 The Strategy of Design 3
CHE 485 Unit Operations Laboratory I 2
PHIL 222 Contemporary Ethical Problems - AH 3
Advanced Science or Chemical Engineering Elective 3
 Hours14
Spring
Advanced Chemistry or Chemical Engineering Elective 3
CHE 461 Elements of Process Control 3
CHE 486 Unit Operations Laboratory II 2
CHE 520 Modeling and Transport Phenomena 3
CHE 572 Plant Process and Project Design 3
 Hours14
 Minimum Total Hours123

Degree Audit reports illustrate how your completed courses fulfill the requirements of your academic plan.  What-if reports allow you to compare the courses you have completed in your current academic plan to the courses required in another academic plan.  For both reports, please consult with your advisor before editing your course schedule.

To create either report:

  1. Log into your ULink account.
  2. Click on the Student Services tab.
  3. Next, click on "View my Academic Advisement Report" to run a Degree Audit report in the Undergraduate Advising area. 
  4. To create a What-if report, click on "Create a What-if Advisement Report."

Click here to run a Degree Audit report, or create a What-if report.