Engineering Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Science 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 113 Fundamental Chemistry I 4 cr
CHME 113 Introduction to Chemical Engineering I 2 cr
ENGR 10 Freshman Engineering Seminar 0 cr
MATH 106 Calculus I 5 cr
Oral Communication Elective (ENGR 100, ALEC 102, JGEN 300, or COMM 286) 3 cr
ACE 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
Total Credits 17
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 114 Fundamental Chemistry II 3 cr
CHME 114 Introduction to Chemical Engineering II 2 cr
CSCE 155N Computer Science I: Engineering and Science Focus 3 cr
MATH 107 Calculus II 4 cr
PHYS 211 General Physics I 4 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 261 Organic Chemistry 3 cr
CHEM 263A Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 cr
CHME 202 Mass and Energy Balances 3 cr
ENGR 20 Sophomore Engineering Seminar 0 cr
MATH 208 Calculus III 4 cr
PHYS 212 General Physics II 4 cr
ACE 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
Total Credits 18
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 262 Organic Chemistry 3 cr
CHEM 264A Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 cr
CHME 223 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I 3 cr
ELEC 211 Elements of Electrical Engineering I 3 cr
JGEN 200 Technical Communication I 3 cr
MATH 221/821 Differential Equations 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 221 Elementary Quantitative Analysis 4 cr
CHME 323 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II 3 cr
CHME 331 Equilibrium Stage Operations 3 cr
CHME 332 Transport Operations I 3 cr
ACE 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
Advanced Chemistry (CHME 324, CHEM 421, CHEM 431, CHEM 441) 3 cr
CHME 312 Chemical Engineering Computation 3 cr
CHME 330 Chemical Engineering Laboratory I 3 cr
CHME 333 Transport Operations II 3 cr
CHME 434 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
CHME 442/842 Chemical Reactor Engineering and Design 3 cr
CHME 452/852 Chemical Engineering Process Economics and Optimization 3 cr
CHME 462/862 Automatic Process Control 3 cr
Technical Elective (see adviser for list) 3 cr
Technical Elective (see adivser for list) 3 cr
ACE 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
Total Credits 18
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
CHME 430/830 Chemical Engineering Laboratory II 4 cr
CHME 453/853 Chemical Engineering Process Design 3 cr
CHME 460/860 Automatic Process Control Laboratory 1 cr
ENGR 400 Professional Ethics and Social Responsibilities 1 cr
Technical Elective (see adviser for list) 3 cr
ACE 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Notes

1. For ACE 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 pick one from each category over the course of the eight semesters. BSEN 206, ACE 8, is not degree applicable.

2. The sequence CHEM 109, CHEM 110 is an acceptable alternative to CHEM 113, CHEM 114.

3. The 9 hours of technical electives must include at least 3 credit hours of engineering science. All must be approved by the adviser.
Tracks/Options/Concentrations/Emphases Requirements
Special emphasis options available in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering include:
• biotechnology/bioengineering
• environmental engineering
• materials engineering
• mathematics and statistics


4. Technical Electives
The purpose of technical electives is to provide the student with an opportunity to gain new knowledge in an area of engineering or science beyond the basic undergraduate chemical engineering program. The technical electives may be in engineering design, engineering science, physical science, life science, and/or math.
• A minimum of 9 credit hours of technical electives are required. This must include at least 3 credit hours of engineering science.
• All technical electives must be approved by a departmental academic adviser prior to registration for the course.
• Students are expected to complete their technical elective requirements during their junior and senior years with corresponding level of courses.
• With the pre-approval of the student’s academic adviser, a maximum of 3 credit hours of CHME 499 Senior Problems or CHME 499H Honors Thesis may be applied toward the technical electives requirement.
• Introductory 100-level courses are not accepted as technical electives.
• Advanced Placement (AP) high school classes are not allowed as technical electives.
• Courses lacking a quantitative physical science foundation such as accounting, marketing, economics, or law are normally not acceptable as technical electives.
• Students are strongly encouraged to select their technical electives from the following list. Course(s) may be taken outside of this list with approval of a departmental academic adviser prior to registration for the course.
Biotechnology/Bioengineering/Chemistry
CHEM 431/831 Structure and Metabolism (BIOC 431, BIOS 431/831) (4 cr)
CHEM 432/832 Gene Expression & Replication (BIOC 432, BIOS 432/832) (2 cr)
CHEM 441 Inorganic Chemistry (3 cr)
CHEM 471 Physical Chemistry (4 cr)
CHEM 481 Physical Chemistry I (4 cr)
CHEM 482 Physical Chemistry II (4 cr)
CHEM 486/886 Advanced Topics in Biophysical Chemistry (BIOC 486, BIOS 486/886) (3 cr)
CHME 470 Biomanufacturing Laboratory (3 cr)
CHME 473/873 Biochemical Engineering (3 cr)
CHME 474/874 Advanced Biochemical Engineering (2-6 cr)
CHME 475/875 Biochemical Separations (3 cr)
CHME 476/876 Micro/Nano Sytems for Engineering and Life Sciences (3 cr)
BIOS 312 Microbiology (3 cr)
BIOS 206 General Genetics (4 cr)
BIOS 213 Human Physiology (3 cr)
BIOS 214 Human Anatomy (5 cr)
Environmental Engineering
BSEN 455/855 or CIVE 455/855 Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Engineering (3 cr)
CHME 489/889 Air Pollution, Assessment & Control (3 cr) (See CHME 492 for course description.)
CIVE 326 Introduction to Environmental Engineering (BSEN 326) (3 cr)
CIVE 327 Environmental Engineering Lab (BSEN 327) (1 cr)
CIVE 421/821 Hazardous Waste Management & Treatment (3 cr)
CIVE 422/822 Pollution Prevention: Principles & Practices (BSEN 422/822) (3 cr)
CIVE 424/824 Solid Waste Management Engineering (3 cr)
CHEM 421/821 Analytical Chemistry (3 cr)
CHEM 423/823 Analytical Chemistry Lab (2 cr)
ENVR 489 Environmental Studies Seminar (1 cr)
Materials Engineering
CHME 482/882 Polymers (3 cr)
MATL 360 Elements of Materials Science(4 cr)
MATL 460 Mechanical Aspects of Materials (3 cr)
MATL 462/862 X-Ray Diffraction (3 cr)
MATL 469/869 Physical Materials Systems (3 cr)
MATL 471/871 Electron Microscopy of Materials (3 cr)
MATL 473/873 Corrosion (3 cr)
MECH 325 Mechanics of Elastic Bodies (3 cr)
MECH 381 Elements of Computer-aided Design (3 cr)
PHYS 422/822 Introduction to Physics & Chemistry of Solids (ELEC 422/822) (3 cr)
Mathematics and Statistics
MATH 314/814 Linear Algebra (Matrix Theory) (3 cr)
MATH 322/822 Advanced Calculus (3 cr)
MATH 324/824 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations (3 cr)
STAT 380 Statistics & Applications (MATH 380) (3 cr)

PLEASE NOTE

This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic adviser. Advisers also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.

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