2019-2020 Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Required 130 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above and 60 of which must be from a 4-year institution) including:

I. Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).

II. The Following Curriculum:

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredits
CHE 102 Introduction to Chemical Engineering 2
CHEM 221
221L
Fundamentals of Chemistry - Concepts
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory *#
4
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
MATH 165 Calculus I * 4
Arts/Humanities ES 3
 Credits16
Second Semester
CHE 103 Computing Tools for Chemical Engineers 3
CHEM 254
254L
Inorganic Chemistry I
and Inorganic Chemistry I Laboratory *#
4
MATH 166 Calculus II * 4
PHYS 251 University Physics I 4
Arts/Humanities ES 3
 Credits18
Sophomore Year
First Semester
CHE 201 Chemical Engineering Fundamentals * 3
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
LEAD 101 Learning Leadership 3
MATH 265 Calculus III * 4
PHYS 252 University Physics II 4
 Credits17
Second Semester
CHE 206 Unit Operations in Chemical Engineering ** 3
CHE 232 Chemical Engineering Laboratory I †† 2
CHE 315 Engineering Statistics and Design of Experiments 3
CHEM 340
340L
Survey of Organic Chemistry
and Survey of Organic Chemistry Laboratory
5
MATH 266 Elementary Differential Equations 3
 Credits16
Junior Year
First Semester
CHE 301 Introduction to Transport Phenomena 4
CHE 303 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 4
CHE 331 Chemical Engineering Laboratory II 2
ENGR 206 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering 3
Fine Arts Course  
 Credits13
Second Semester
CHE 305 Separations ** 3
CHE 321 Chemical Engineering Reactor Design ** 3
CHE 332 Chemical Engineering Laboratory III †† 2
CHE 340 3
Material Science Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
 Credits17
Senior Year
First Semester
CHE 408 Process Dynamics and Control 3
CHE 411 Plant Design I: Process Design and Economics ** 4
CHE 431 Chemical Engineering Laboratory IV ** 3
CHEM 466
Fundamentals of Physical and Biophysical Chemistry
or Molecular Thermodynamics and Kinetics
3
Advanced Chem. Science Elective 3
 Credits16
Second Semester
CHE 412 Plant Design II: Process Project Engineering **, † 5
CHE 416 Chemical Product Design 3
Arts/Humanities ES 3
Social Science Course  
Advanced Chem. Science Elective 3
 Credits14
 Total Credits127

Concentration in Energetics

Energetics concepts are widely used in defense applications, as well as many other areas including space exploration, counter-terrorism, fire suppression and public safety technologies, automotive airbags, and fireworks. With defense and security representing important issues facing our nation today, there is a critical need to grow and optimize the research and development of energetic materials. Furthermore, it has become equally important to train replacements for the aging workforce in this important technological area. This program is designed to equip students for careers associated in energetics, conduct research and development activities, or to pursue advanced studies in technologies that will meet the demands of the space and defense industries in the future.

To qualify for a Concentration in Energetics, a student must complete the requirements for the B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Requirements for the concentration are fulfilled by taking the following courses to meet the required electives of the B.S. ChE degree. In addition, one additional credit is required for the concentration: CHE 422 Capstone in Energetics: Capstone in Energetics.

Select one of the following (Social Electives):3
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Information, Technology and Social Change
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Technology Ventures
World Regional Geography
Engineering Disasters and Ethics
Introduction to Political Philosophy
International Politics
Comparative Politics
Social Problems
Other as approved by department
Technical Elective I:
CHE 530Combustion Theory and Modeling3
Technical Elective II:
CHE 531Rocket Propulsion3
Advanced Chemical Science Electives:
CHE 532Explosives: Theory and Modeling3
Select one of the following:3
Materials and Corrosion
Polymer Engineering
Capstone:
CHE 422Capstone in Energetics1
Total Credits16

The student’s transcript will be marked by a Concentration in Energetics upon completion of the recommended curriculum.

Concentration in Sustainability

Climate change, rising energy costs, and water-energy-food security represent some of the most significant issues facing today’s society. It will take major advances in technology to help resolve these issues. Additionally, energy-related issues have created a new industry with a strong need for the training and development of human capital. The concentration in Sustainability is designed to help students prepare themselves for careers associated with sustainability and sustainable energy technologies.

To qualify for a concentration in Sustainability, a student must complete the requirements for the B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Requirements for the concentration are fulfilled by taking the following courses to meet the required electives of the B.S. ChE degree. In addition, one additional credit is required for the concentration: CHE 420 Capstone in Sustainable Energy.

Material Science Elective:
CHE 435Materials and Corrosion3
Essential Studies Elective (Choose one of the following):3
Sustainability & Society
Environmental Ethics
Select one of the following (Technical Elective I):3
Air Emissions: Regulation and Control
Fuels Technology
Sustainable Energy
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Global Environmental Policy
Renewable Energy Systems
Energy, Resources and Policy
Alternative Energy Systems
Financials for Entrepreneurs
Global Change
Select one of the following (Technical Elective II):3
Introduction to Environmental Issues
Global Physical Environment
and Global Physical Environment Laboratory
Introduction to Global Climate
and Introduction to Global Climate Laboratory
Select one of the following (Advanced Chemical Science Elective):3
Analytical Chemistry
and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
Undergraduate Research
Capstone:
CHE 420Capstone in Sustainable Energy1
Total Credits16

The student’s transcript will be marked with a Concentration in Sustainability upon completion of the recommended curriculum.

Concentration in Petroleum Engineering

This program is designed to equip students for careers in Petroleum Engineering with an emphasis on the upstream development, drilling and production of oil and natural gas. Students will also be prepared to conduct research and development activities or to pursue advanced studies in technologies that will meet the demands of upstream oil production.

To qualify for a Concentration in Petroleum Engineering, a student must complete the requirements for the B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Requirements for the concentration are fulfilled by taking the following courses to meet the required electives of the B.S. ChE degree. In addition, one additional credit is required for the concentration: ChE 424: Capstone in Petroleum Engineering.

Technical Elective II
PTRE 411Drilling Engineering3
Technical Elective I
PTRE 421Production Engineering3
Advanced Chemical Science Elective
PTRE 431Reservoir Engineering3
Select one of the following (Advanced Chemical Science Elective)3
Petroleum Fluid Properties
Petroleum Geology
Natural Gas Engineering
Select one of the following (Business/Entrepreneurship Elective) 3
Petroleum Evaluation & Management
Contracts and Specifications
Petroleum Eng. Economy and Law
Capstone:
CHE 424Capstone in Petroleum Engineering1
Total Credits16

 The student’s transcript will be marked by a Concentration in Petroleum Engineering upon completion of the recommended curriculum.
 

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