Major Requirements 2016-2017

1. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with the department about their course scheduling.

2. Complete the following pre-professional courses:

  • ChEn 170 Introduction to Chemical Engineering
  • ChEn 191 Pre-professional Seminar
  • ChEN 263 Computational Tools for Chemical Engineers.
  • ChEn 273 Chemical Process Principles
  • EcEn 301 Elements of Electrical Engineering
  • Math 112 Calculus 1
  • Math 113 Calculus 2
  • Phscs 121 Introduction to Newtonian Mechanics.

And complete one of the following options:


  • Chem 111 Principles of Chemistry
  • Chem 112 Principles of Chemistry


  • Chem 105 General College Chemistry
  • Chem 106 General College Chemistry
  • Chem 107 General College Chemistry Laboratory

3. Complete one of the following options:


  • MATH 302 Mathematics for Engineering 1
  • MATH 303 Mathematics for Engineering


  • MATH 313 Elementary Linear Algebra
  • MATH 314 Calculus of Several Variables
  • MATH 334 Ordinary Differential Equations

4. Complete the following professional courses

  • ChEn 311 Chemical Engineering & Society
  • ChEn 373 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • ChEn 374 Fluid Mechanics
  • ChEn 376 Heat and Mass Transfer
  • ChEn 378 Science of Engineering Materials
  • ChEn 386 Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • ChEn 391 Career Skills
  • ChEn 436 Process Control and Dynamics
  • ChEn 451 Chemical Engineering Plant Design and Process Synthesis.
  • ChEn 475 Unit Operations Laboratory 1
  • ChEn 476 Separations
  • ChEn 477 Unit Operations Laboratory 2

5. Complete the following supporting courses:

  • Bio 100 Principles of Biology
  • CHEM 351 Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 352 Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 467 Physical Chemistry for Engineers
  • ENG T 231 Foundations of Global Leadership
  • Engl 316 Technical Communication
  • Stat 201 Statistics for Engineers and Scientists

6. Complete technical electives (12 hours minimum) satisfying the following requirements:

Complete 2 hours of chemistry laboratory:

  • CHEM 353 Organic Chemistry Laboratory--Nonmajors
  • CHEM 464 Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1
  • CHEM 465 Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2

Complete 6 hours of approved advanced Engineering course work. In general, these courses are 300-level or above from any of the following departments: Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or the School of Technology. For details and exceptions, see the department webpage.

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 and Mathematical Sciences, College of Life Sciences, and the Marriot School of Management. For details and exceptions, see the department webpage.

At least 1 hour, but no more than 4 hours, of the technical electives must be from a course or courses that provide significant experiential or project-centered learning, or focus on creativity and innovation skills. Applicable courses include Ch En 199R (Internship), Ch En 400 (Creativity), Ch En 498R (Mentored Research), and Eng T 497R (Global Engineering Outreach). For a full list of approved courses, see the department webpage. A course taken under this requirement will count toward either the advanced engineering or EMSB requirement above, depending on the department in which it is listed.

7. Pass a basic compentency exam (L3 Exam) administered by the Chemical Engineering Department