Chemical Engineering - BS

The chemical engineering curriculum provides a balanced education in virtually all aspects of chemical engineering principles and practice and includes education in economics, language, philosophy and culture and communication. Chemical engineering courses emphasize fundamentals and methods that are applicable to the analysis, development, design and operation of a wide variety of chemical engineering systems and processes, thereby providing the necessary background for entry into the wide array of activities described above. At the same time, specific example applications provide the student with insight into the ability of chemical engineers to work in such a variety of areas. The curriculum is structured to offer students an opportunity to extend and apply the fundamentals developed in the basic courses toward more focused areas of specialization. The sequence of courses converges in the senior year into a comprehensive capstone design course that includes elements of economics, safety and environmental issues. The course provides an experience much like that of an industry design project. It is this philosophy of fundamentals, applications and design that has enabled our chemical engineering graduates to adapt readily to a dynamic and rapidly changing world and to solve problems they have not previously experienced.

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
CHEM 101
CHEM 111
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I 1, 2
4
ENGL 104Composition and Rhetoric 13
ENGR 111Foundations of Engineering I 12
MATH 151Engineering Mathematics I 14
PHYS 218Mechanics 14
 Term Semester Credit Hours17
Spring
CHEM 102
CHEM 112
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II 1
4
ENGR 112Foundations of Engineering II 12
MATH 152Engineering Mathematics II 14
PHYS 208Electricity and Optics 14
University Core Curriculum 33
 Term Semester Credit Hours17
Second Year
Fall
CHEM 227
CHEM 237
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHEN 204Elementary Chemical Engineering 3
MATH 251Engineering Mathematics III 3
University Core Curriculum 36
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
CHEM 228
CHEM 238
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHEN 205Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I 3
ENGL 210Technical and Business Writing 3
MATH 308Differential Equations 3
University Core Curriculum 33
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
Fall
CHEM 316Quantitative Analysis 2
CHEN 304Chemical Engineering Fluid Operations 3
CHEN 313Chemical Engineering Materials 3
CHEN 320Numerical Analysis for Chemical Engineers 3
CHEN 354Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II 3
University Core Curriculum 33
 Term Semester Credit Hours17
Spring
CHEM 322Physical Chemistry for Engineers 3
CHEN 323Chemical Engineering Heat Transfer Operations 3
CHEN 382Bioprocess Engineering 3
CHEN 481Seminar 1
ECEN 215 or MEEN 221Principles of Electrical Engineering or Statics and Particle Dynamics 3
University Core Curriculum 33
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
CHEN 414Chemical Engineering Laboratory I 1
CHEN 424Chemical Engineering Mass Transfer Operations 3
CHEN 425Process Integration, Simulation and Economics 3
CHEN 461Process Dynamics and Control 3
CHEN 464Kinetics and Reactor Design 3
CHEN specialty options 43
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
CHEN 426Chemical Engineering Plant Design 3
CHEN 433Chemical Engineering Laboratory II 1
CHEN 455/SENG 455Process Safety Engineering 3
ENGR 482/PHIL 482Ethics and Engineering 3
CHEN specialty options 43
 Term Semester Credit Hours13
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 128
1

A grade of C or better is required.

2

CHEM 107/117 may be used to fulfill this requirement.

3

Of the 18 hours shown as University Core Curriculum electives, 3 must be from creative arts, 3 from social and behavioral sciences, 6 from American history, and 6 from government/political science. The required 6 hours from international and cultural diversity may be met by courses satisfying the creative arts, social and behavioral sciences, and American history requirements if they are also on the approved list of international and cultural diversity courses.

4

For a list of approved specialty options, please see a chemical engineering advisor.