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(Archive) Chemical Engineering (CH E)

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2000
End Date: Spring Semester 2001

Chemical Engineering (CH E) - (ARCHIVE)

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

The undergraduate program in chemical engineering is designed to reflect the growing impact of chemical engineers in fields much broader than and extending beyond their past conventional roles in the chemical, petroleum and related industries. The program integrates learning of traditional chemical engineering topics with studies in the expanding areas of materials, environmental, biomedical and biotechnology fields. The program also imparts skills that will allow the chemical engineer to play an increasing role in government agencies, financial institutions, consulting firms, law, medicine and other areas of technical and professional training.

To create such a modern chemical engineer, the program focuses on the training of students to solve problems which involve the complex coupling of many factors with an emphasis on the analysis and design of processes and products. 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. The program offers diverse opportunities for students to pursue inter-disciplinary studies through options in Polymer Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering, and Fuels and Energy Engineering, utilizing the faculty and the facilities in other engineering, physical and life sciences departments. The curriculum, while conveying specific factual information, is structured to train students as problem solvers rather than as specialists in a narrow field of study.

The educational program will enable the undergraduate students to:

  1. gain the broad spectrum of fundamental knowledge in basic mathematical, physical, chemical and biological sciences that is required in engineering problem solving.
  2. identify, define, analyze and solve practical, complex, chemical engineering problems.
  3. acquaint students with the principles of process and equipment design.
  4. incorporate environmental, ethical and other societal concerns in addition to the technological issues in problem solving.
  5. function as part of working teams, be proficient in oral and written communications and continue to learn throughout professional lives.

For the B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, a minimum of 134 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. A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

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)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 110-111 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): 84 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 211 GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)
CH E 301(3), 302(5)[1], 303(3)[1], 304(2)[1], CHEM 036(2), 038(3), 039(3), MATH 220 GQ(2), 231(2), 251(4), PHYS 212 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 (7 credits)
Select 1 credit of First-Year Seminar (Sem: 1-2)
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 (26-27 credits)

BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING OPTION (27 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (24 credits)
MICRB 201 GN(3) (Sem: 3-4)
B M B 251(3), CH E 012(1), 438(3)[1], CHEM 457(2) (Sem: 5-6)
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)

ENERGY AND FUELS OPTION (26 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (20 credits)
F SC 012(1), 401(3)[1], 431(3) (Sem: 5-6)
F SC 410(2), F SC 432(3)/CH E 432(3), 422(3)[1], 464(3)[1], PHYS 214 GN(2) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)[31]
Select 3 credits of 400-level chemical engineering courses from department list.
Select 3 credits from department list in electrical engineering, mechanics, materials, or transport phenomena[30]. (Sem: 7-8)

GENERAL OPTION (26 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (8 credits)
PHYS 214 GN(2) (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 (26 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (21 credits)[31]
PHYS 214 GN(2) (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.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2000

Blue Sheet Item #: 28-04-105 & 28-06-48C

Review Date: 03/14/00

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