Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering
Hours102.5 - 103.5 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

Due to the complex prerequisite relationships and limited scheduling of these courses, students should consult with the department about their course scheduling.
requirement 4 Complete 4 options
Complete technical electives (15 hours minimum) satisfying the following requirements:
option 4.1 Complete 2.0 hours from the following course(s)
A. Chemistry laboratory. Note: The Chemical Engineering department requires 2 credit of Organic Chemistry lab. See Chemical Engineering department advisor for questions.
option 4.2
B. Complete 9 hours of approved advanced engineering (ENG) course work. In general, these courses are 300-level or above from any of the following departments: Chemical Engineering; Civil & Environmental Engineering; Electrical & Computer Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; or the School of Technology. For details and exceptions, see the department webpage.
option 4.3
C. Complete 4 hours of approved advanced course work from an engineering, math, science, or business (EMSB) department. In general, these courses are 300-level or above from any of the following colleges: College of Engineering & Technology, College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, College of Life Sciences, and the Marriott School of Business. For details and exceptions, see the department webpage.
option 4.4
D. At least 4 hours, but no more than 7 hours, of the above technical electives (OPTIONS 4.2 and 4.3) must be from courses that provide opportunity for development and demonstration of skills needed to solve complex engineering problems. At least 3 of these hours must focus on Engineering Problem Solving through Experiential Learning (EPSEL) from which a senior thesis is produced and delivered. The remaining hour(s) (from 1 to 4) may be from EPSEL course(s) or from course(s) that focus on projects, creativity, and/or innovation skills (collectively called INNOV). Example courses satisfying both EPSEL and INNOV requirements are found below. See the department website for a full list of approved courses and more information on the senior thesis requirements.
Courses and Combinations of Courses Satisfying the EPSEL Requirement: CH EN 461 (3 credits), CH EN 499 (3 credits), CH EN 199R (1 credit) + CH EN 496 (2 credits), ENG T 497R (3 credits), ME EN 475 + ME EN 476 (6 total credits). EPSEL courses are classified as ENG.
Courses Satisfying the INNOV Requirement: CH EN 199R (Internship), CH EN 400 (Creativity), CH EN 498R (Mentored Research), ENG T 497R (Global Engineering Outreach). A course taken for the INNOV requirement will count as either ENG or EMSB depending on the department in which it is listed.
requirement 5
Pass a basic competency exam (L3 exam) administered by the Chemical Engineering Department. All students in the chemical engineering program must pass a competency exam based on the foundational principles of chemical engineering that are taught in the program courses. The exam will be administered during the senior year with the specific dates announced each year by the Chemical Engineering Department. Each fall, the department will supply written rules, guidelines, and reference material to help students prepare to take the exam.
Program Outcomes: 

Complex Problem Solving

ABET Student Outcome 1:

an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

Engineering Design

ABET Student Outcome 2:

an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors


ABET Student Outcome 3:

an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

Ethical, Professional, and Personal Responsibilities

ABET Student Outcome 4:

an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

Teamwork and Leadership

ABET Student Outcome 5:

an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provideleadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals,plan tasks, and meet objectives

Experiment and Analysis

ABET Student Outcome 6:

an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze andinterpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

Knowledge and Learning

ABET Student Outcome 7:

an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriatelearning strategies