Chemical Engineering (BS)

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General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements31
The following courses are required by the program and satisfy the respective General Education Requirement(s):
General Chemistry I
Introduction to Chemical Analysis I
Introduction to Public Speaking
Business and Professional Speaking
Introduction to College Writing
Intermediate College Writing
Engineering Analysis I
Contemporary Moral Problems (optional, see note below) 6
Introductory Mechanics, Heat and Sound

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 222, PHIL 225PHIL 321PHIL 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
CHEM 201General Chemistry I 13
CHEM 207Introduction to Chemical Analysis I 11
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Public Speaking 1
Business and Professional Speaking 1
ENGL 101Introduction to College Writing 1,23
ENGL 102Intermediate College Writing 1,23
ENGR 101Engineering Analysis I 14
ENGR 102Engineering Analysis II4
ENGR 110Engineering Methods, Tools, and Practice I2
ENGR 111Engineering Methods, Tools and Practice ll2
ENGR 201Engineering Analysis III4
ENGR 205Differential Equations for Engineering2
PHYS 298Introductory Mechanics, Heat and Sound 14
Minimum Total Hours35

Program/Major Requirements

Chemical Engineering Department Requirements 3
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 Transfer3
CHE 436Separation Operations4
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 3
CHEM 208Introduction to Chemical Analysis II 1
CHEM 209Introduction to Chemical Analysis III1
PHYS 295Introductory Laboratories I 1
Minimum Total Hours57
Supporting Courses
CHEM 341Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 343Organic Chemistry Laboratory I2
IE 360Probability and Statistics for Engineers3
IE 370Engineering Economic Analysis3
ENGR 307Numerical Methods for Engineering2
Advanced Chemistry or Chemical Engineering Elective (see list below) 4, 53
Advanced Science or Chemical Engineering Elective (see list below) 4, 53
Ethics Elective 63
Minimum Total Hours22

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 527Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds 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 3
BIOL 242Diversity of Life 3
BIOL 257Introduction to Microbiology 3
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 527Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds 3
CHEM 545Biochemistry I3
CHEM 550Group Theory and its Chemical Applications3
CHEM 557Bio-Organic Phenomena3
ENVS 301Geology for Scientists and Engineers3
ENVS 360Global Environmental Change3
ENVS 363Climate Science3
ENVS 365Biogeography3
ENVS 564Hydrology3
PHYS 299Introductory Electricity, Magnetism and Light4
PHYS 300Introductory Modern Physics3
CHE 300-level or higher non-required CHE course
1

This course is a General Education requirement for the program; see louisville.edu/provost/ger/ for the listing, by academic year, of AH/D1/D2/SB/SBH Electives which satisfy the University-wide General Education requirements.

2

Students completing ENGL 105 in lieu of ENGL 101 or ENGL 102 satisfy the General Education and Engineering Fundamentals requirements for Written Communication.  However, an additional 3-hr Writing (WR) course or honors Written Communication (WC) course may be needed to satisfy program credit hour requirements. 

3

In order to meet departmental graduation requirements a student may accumulate no more than two D grades in CHE-prefixed courses. Any additional D grades beyond two must be repeated, in accordance with policies on course repetition. If a student accumulates more than one D in any one year of the program, it is strongly recommended that one or more of those courses be repeated to earn a better grade before proceeding to the next course in the sequence.  For this policy, grades of D-minus, D or D+ are all considered to be D grades.  Note also a student who accumulates more than one D in a ChE course will not be permitted to enter Graduate Studies to pursue the MEng degree program until any courses with D grades in excess of one are repeated and a better grade earned.

4

An undergraduate student must receive permission from the department chair in order to enroll in a 600-level course. The course chosen to fulfill this elective requirement cannot be used to satisfy any other program or degree requirements.  Note that while some courses are acceptable as either Science or Advanced Chemistry Electives, a single course cannot be used to meet both requirements as the curriculum requires that these two electives constitute a combined total of six (6) credit hours.

5

The course chosen to fulfill this elective requirement cannot be used to satisfy other program or degree requirements.  Note that while some courses are acceptable as either Science or Advanced Chemistry Electives, a single course cannot be used to meet both requirements as the curriculum requires that these two electives constitute a combined total of six (6) credit hours.

6

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

Flight Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
CHEM 201 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 207 Introduction to Chemical Analysis I 1
CHEM 208 Introduction to Chemical Analysis II 1
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
ENGR 101 Engineering Analysis I 4
ENGR 110 Engineering Methods, Tools, and Practice I 2
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, or Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Persepective - AH, SB, or SBH 3
 Hours17
Spring
CHEM 202 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 209 Introduction to Chemical Analysis III 1
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing 3
ENGR 102 Engineering Analysis II 4
ENGR 111 Engineering Methods, Tools and Practice ll 2
PHYS 295 Introductory Laboratories I 1
PHYS 298 Introductory Mechanics, Heat and Sound 4
 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
CHE 211 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I 3
CHE 288 Chemical Engineering Cooperative Education Seminar 0
CHE 305 Material and Energy Balances 4
CHEM 341 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 343 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 2
ENGR 205 Differential Equations for Engineering 2
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, or Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Persepective Global Diversity - AHD2, SBD2, or SBHD2 3
 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 3
CHE 441 Kinetics and Chemical Reactors 3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Public Speaking
Business and Professional Speaking
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
 Hours15
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
Advanced Science or Chemical Engineering Elective 3
PHIL 222 Contemporary Moral Problems 3
 Hours14
Spring
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
Advanced Chemistry or Chemical Engineering Elective 3
 Hours14
 Minimum Total Hours122

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Flight Planner
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