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Chemical Engineering Minor

University Park, College of Engineering (CH E)

The job of the chemical engineer is to develop applications utilizing the most recent advances in the sciences, including chemistry, biology and materials science. The chemical engineering curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skill necessary to solve the problems of taking work from the small scale of the laboratory to actual implementation and construction.

While science disciplines emphasize the facts and principles of science, chemical engineering emphasizes its practical application on an industrial scale.

The chemical engineering curriculum covers such fundamentals as stoichiometry and materials balances, heat and mass transfer, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, chemical equilibrium and reaction rates, economics, optimization, and control. The emphasis of the curriculum is placed on the utilization of these fundamental principles to analyze, design, construct, and operate processes in a diversity of fields, including the chemical, petroleum, food, polymer, pharmaceutical, electronic, and materials industries.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

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


CH E 210(3), CH E 220(3), CH E 320(3), CH E 330(3), CH E 350(3) (Sem: 3-6)
CH E 410(3), CH E 430(3) (Sem: 5-6)


Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2005

Blue Sheet Item #: 33-04-175

Review Date: 1/18/05



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