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(Archive) Chemical Engineering (CH E)

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 1997
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Chemical Engineering (CH E) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR J. L. DUDA, Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering relates engineering principles to chemistry. Graduates of the major assume positions in the chemical process industries, the petroleum industry, the food industry, and many other industries of a more specified nature. Areas of special emphasis include the environment, materials including polymers, energy and fuels, and bioprocessing. Employment in design, production, process and product research and development, and in technical service and sales are available at the entry level, while many chemical engineers move to management positions following some experience. Preparation for graduate studies is also an integral part of the curriculum.

The fundamentals of chemical engineering including material and energy balances, unit operations of flow of fluids, heat transfer, mass transfer, and separational processes; the unit processes; physical and chemical thermodynamic equilibria, chemical kinetics and reactor design; and chemical process engineering are presented in the curriculum. Engineering science and analysis are blended with engineering synthesis and design throughout the curriculum and culminate in a senior-level course in design of chemical plants, which integrates much of the material from previous courses.

For the B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, a minimum of 135 credits is required.

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING MINOR: Students must take CH E 301(3), 302(5), 303(3), 304(2), 413(3), and 414(3). If a student exempts any listed course(s) because of prior studies in another area or university, CH E 401(3) or 407W(3) may be used to substitute credit to maintain the minimum 18-credit requirement.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(21 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin. Note: The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) does not permit the use of skills courses to satisfy the Arts category of General Education.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 135 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): 83 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (77 credits)
CHEM 012 GN(3), 013 GN(3), 014 GN(1), 015 GN(1), ED&G 100(3), MATH 140 GQ(4), 141 GQ(4), PHYS 201 GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)
CH E 301(3), 302(5)[1], 303(3)[1], 304(2)[1], CHEM 036(2), 038(4), 040(2), MATH 220 GQ(2), 231(2), 251(4), PHYS 202 GN(4) (Sem: 3-6)
CH E 413(3)[1], 414(3)[1], CHEM 451(3), ENGL 202C GWS(3) (Sem: 5-6)
CH E 401(3), 407W(3)[1], 450(3)[1] (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
CMPSC 201C GQ(3) or 201F GQ(3) (Sem: 3-6)
ECON 002 GS(3), 004 GS(3), or 014 GS(3) (Sem: 5-6)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION (27 credits)

ENERGY AND FUELS OPTION (27 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (18 credits)
F SC 012(1), 401(3)[1], 431(3) (Sem: 5-6)
F SC 410(2), 421(3), 422(3)[1], 464(3)[1] (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)[31]
Select 6 credits from department list, including 3 credits in each of two of the four topic areas--electrical engineering, mechanics, materials, and transport phenomena[30] (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits of other courses from department list (Sem: 7-8)

BIOPROCESSING ENGINEERING OPTION (27 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (24 credits)
CHEM 039(1), MICRB 201 GN(3) (Sem: 3-4)
B M B 401(2), CH E 012(1), 438(3)[1], CHEM 457(2) (Sem: 506)
CH E 409(3)[1], 448(3), 455(3), 464(3)[1] (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from department list, in either electrical engineering, mechanics, materials, and transport phenomena (Sem: 5-8)

GENERAL OPTION (27 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (9 credits)
PHYS 203 GN(3) (Sem: 3-4)
CH E 012(1), CHEM 457(2) (Sem: 5-6)
CH E 464(3)[1] (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
Select 3 credits of 400-level chemistry courses from department list (Sem: 5-6)
Select 6 credits of 400-level chemical engineering courses from department list[1][30] (Sem: 5-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)[31]
Select 6 credits from department list, including 3 credits in each of two of the four topic areas--electrical engineering, mechanics, materials, and transport phenomena[30] (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits of other courses from department list (Sem: 7-8)

POLYMER ENGINEERING OPTION (27 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (21 credits)[31]
PHYS 203 GN(3) (Sem: 3-4)
CH E 012(1), 441(3), CHEM 457(2), PLMSE 406(3)[1], 410(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)
CH E 464(3)[1], PLMSE 400(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
Select 6 credits of 400-level polymer science courses from department list[1] (Sem: 7-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
[30] To include a set of credits in each of engineering science and synthesis-design courses.
[31] Students may substitute 6 credits of ROTC for part of this requirement in consultation with department.


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The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1997

Blue Sheet Item #: 25-05-015

Review Date: 6/3/99 (General Education Update)

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