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Chemical Engineering (CH E) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 2005
End Date: Spring Semester 2005

Chemical Engineering - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of Engineering (CH E)

PROFESSOR ANDREW L. ZYDNEY, Interim Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering

The undergraduate program in chemical engineering is designed to reflect the growing impact of chemical engineers beyond the chemical and petroleum industries. The program integrates traditional chemical engineering with studies in materials, environmental, biomedical and biotechnology fields. The program imparts skills that will allow the chemical engineer to play an increasing role in government agencies, financial institutions, and consulting firms, as well as law and medicine.

To educate the modern chemical engineer, the program focuses on the training of students to solve problems which involve the complex coupling of many factors with requisite emphasis on analysis, synthesis, and design. The program builds on its traditional foundation of applications in the chemical process industries while expanding student exposure to various new fields of activity. The scholarly and research activities of the faculty are integrated into the core program of courses and specialty elective courses. Diverse opportunities are offered for students to pursue interdisciplinary studies through options in Polymer Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering, and Fuels and Energy Engineering, in conjunction with the faculty and the facilities in other engineering, physical and life sciences departments. The curriculum is structured to train our graduates to be problem solvers and leaders.

The undergraduate degree program in Chemical Engineering will provide the successful graduate with:

  1. fundamental knowledge in basic mathematical, physical, chemical and biological sciences required in engineering problem solving;
  2. the ability to define, analyze and solve practical, complex, chemical engineering problems;
  3. the operational principles of process and equipment design;
  4. sensitivity for environmental, ethical and societal concerns relating to the technological issues;
  5. experience in working as a member of a team, and extensive experience in oral and written communications; and
  6. the foundation for continuous learning throughout the professional life.

For the B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, a minimum of 134 credits is required. This baccalaureate program in Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; telephone 410-347-7700; or www.abet.org.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(21 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERCULTURAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 110 credits
(This includes 21 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 92 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (85 credits)
CHEM 012 GN(3), CHEM 013 GN(3), CHEM 014 GN(1), CHEM 015 GN(1), ED&G 100(3), MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4), PHYS 211 GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)
B M B 251(3), CH E 210(3)[1], CH E 220(3)[1], CH E 300(1), CH E 320(3)[1], CH E 330(3)[1], CH E 340(3), CH E 350(3)[1], CH E 360(3), CHEM 036(2), CHEM 038(3), CHEM 039(3), CHEM 457(2), MATH 230(4), MATH 251(4), PHYS 212 GN(4) ENGL 202C GWS(3) (Sem: 3-6)
CH E 410(3)[1], CH E 430(3)[1], CH E 470(3), CH E 480W(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (7 credits)
Select 1 credit of First-Year Seminar (Sem: 1-2)
ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3), or ECON 014 GS(3) (Sem: 1-6)
Select 3 credits from: CHEM 448(3), or CHEM 452(3)(Sem: 5-6)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 18 credits

BIOPROCESS AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING OPTION: (18 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (6 credits)
B M B 252(3), CH E 449(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 3 credits from: B M B 342(3), BIOTC 479(3), BIOTC 489(3) ( Sem: 5-8)
Select 9 credits from: A B E 468(4), B M B 401(3), B M B 474(3), BIOE 419(3), BIOL 472(3), CH E 438(3), CH E 501(3)[91], MATSE 403(3), MICRB 201(3) ( Sem: 7-8)

ENERGY AND FUELS OPTION: (18 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (3 credits)
F SC 410(3) (Sem: 6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (15 credits)
Select 3 credits from: F SC 401(3), I H S 400(3) (Sem: 5)
Select 12 credits from: EGEE 410(3), F SC 416(3), F SC 431(3), CH E/F SC 432(3), F SC 435(3), GEOEE 427(3), I H S 420(3), I H S 450(3), I H S 445(3) I H S 470(3), I H S 447(3), P N G 410(3), P N G 480(3) (Sem: 7-8)

GENERAL OPTION: (18 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18 credits)
Select 6 credits in 400-level CH E courses from department list (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits of approved Engineering electives (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits of approved Technical/Professional electives [31] (Sem: 5-8)

POLYMER ENGINEERING OPTION (18 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (9 credits)
MATSE 441(3), MATSE 443(3), MATSE 446(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
Select 3 credits from: MATSE 444(3), MATSE 445(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits from CH E 441(3), MATSE 447(3), MATSE 448(3) (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
[31] Students may substitute 6 credits of ROTC for part of this requirement in consultation with department.
[91] "...senior, undergraduate students with an average of at least 3.5, and certain other students with averages of at least 3.00 who have been granted special permission to enroll through the Office of Graduate Enrollment Services." Penn State University 2003-2004 Graduate Degree Programs Bulletin. Instructor approval is also required.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2005

Blue Sheet Item #: 33-04-174

Review Date: 06/20/05

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