Chemical Engineering, BS/ Engineering Management, MS

Note: This curriculum reflects only course work to be taken as an undergraduate student. For additional course work to be taken as a graduate student, see the graduate program in the Northeastern University Graduate Catalog

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Major GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in CHME courses

Minimum 3.000 GPA required in all graduate courses

Mathematics/Science Requirement

Complete 31 semester hours in mathematics and science as indicated below.

Required Mathematics/Science
CHEM 1151
and CHEM 1153
General Chemistry for Engineers
and Recitation for CHEM 1151
MATH 1341Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 1342Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 2321Calculus 3 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 2341Differential Equations and Linear Algebra for Engineering4
PHYS 1151
and PHYS 1152
and PHYS 1153
Physics for Engineering 1
and Lab for PHYS 1151
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1151
PHYS 1155
and PHYS 1156
and PHYS 1157
Physics for Engineering 2
and Lab for PHYS 1155
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1155
Supplemental Credit
1 semester hour from the following course counts toward the mathematics/science requirement:1
Cornerstone of Engineering 2

Advanced Science Requirement

Complete 18 semester hours in advanced science as indicated below:

BIOL 1111General Biology 14
or BIOL 1115 General Biology 1 for Engineers
Complete one of the following:5
Organic Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 2311
and Recitation for CHEM 2311
Organic Chemistry 1 for Chemistry Majors
and Lab for CHEM 2315
and Recitation for CHEM 2315
Complete one of the following:5
Organic Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 2313
and Recitation for CHEM 2313
Organic Chemistry 2 for Chemistry Majors
and Lab for CHEM 2317
and Recitation for CHEM 2317
Complete one of the following:4-5
Genetics and Molecular Biology
and Lab for BIOL 2301
BIOL 2323
and BIOL 2324

Human Parasitology
Mammalian Systems Physiology
Analytical Chemistry
and Lab for CHEM 2321
Bioanalytical Chemistry
and Lab for CHEM 2331
Forensic Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 2341
Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy
and Lab for CHEM 3403
Introduction to Chemical Biology
and Lab for CHEM 4621
Introduction to Spectroscopy of Organic Compounds
and Identification of Organic Compounds
Modern Physics
Classical Dynamics


Complete 48 semester hours in engineering as indicated below

CHME 2308Conservation Principles in Chemical Engineering4
CHME 2310
and CHME 2311
Transport Processes 1
and Lab for CHME 2310
CHME 2320Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 14
CHME 3312
and CHME 3313
Transport Processes 2 and Separations
and Lab for CHME 3312
CHME 3322Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 24
CHME 4510Chemical Engineering Kinetics4
CHME 4512Chemical Engineering Process Control4
CHME 4701Capstone Design 1: Process Analysis4
CHME 4703Capstone Design 2: Chemical Process Design4
Supplemental Credit
3 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement:3
Cornerstone of Engineering 1
2 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement:2
Cornerstone of Engineering 2

Professional Development

Complete 6 semester hours in professional development as indicated below

Professional Development
GE 1000Introduction to the Study of Engineering1
CHME 2000Introduction to Engineering Co-op Education1
CHME 3000Professional Issues in Engineering1
Additional Required Courses
The remaining credit from each of the following courses will apply to the professional development area:2
Cornerstone of Engineering 1
Cornerstone of Engineering 2

Additional NUpath Courses

A grade of C or higher is required:
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing4
ENGW 3302Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions4
or ENGW 3315 Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
NUpath Requirements through General Electives
NUpath requirements Interpreting Culture (IC), Societies and Institutions (SI) and Differences and Diversity (DD) are not explicitly satisfied by required engineering courses. Students are responsible for satisfying these requirements with General Electives.

Required General Elective

Complete three academic, nonremedial, nonrepetitive courses, each equivalent to 4 semester hours.12

Graduate Courses Taken for the Plus One Program

Required Graduate Courses
EMGT 5220Engineering Project Management4
EMGT 6225Economic Decision Making4
IE 6200Engineering Probability and Statistics (This course counts as an Advanced Engineering Elective)4
OR 6205Deterministic Operations Research4
Graduate Technical Electives
Complete 16 semester hours from the following16
Concepts of Object-Oriented Design
Concepts of Object-Oriented Design with C++
Component Software Development
Enterprise Software Design
Software Engineering
Building Virtual Environments
User Experience Design and Testing
Fundamentals of Energy System Integration
Engineering/Organizational Psychology
Financial Management for Engineers
Independent Study
Enterprise Growth and Innovation
Business Planning for New Ventures
Business Model Design and Innovation
Financing Ventures from Early Stage to Exit
Product Development for Engineers
Healthcare Systems Modeling and Analysis
Systems Engineering in Public Programs
Lean Concepts and Applications
Mass Customization
Data Mining for Engineering Applications
Manufacturing Methods and Processes
Supply Chain Engineering
Simulation Analysis
Manufacturing Processes
Intelligent Manufacturing
Data Mining in Engineering
Statistical Methods in Engineering
Statistical Quality Control
Reliability Analysis and Risk Assessment
Human Factors Engineering
Neural Networks in Engineering
Data Management and Database Design
Business Analysis and Information Engineering
Planning and Managing Information Systems Development
Agile Software Development
Business Process Engineering
Advanced Database Management Systems
Organizational Change and IT
Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
Information Systems for Healthcare-Services Delivery
Enterprise Architecture Planning and Management
Advances in Data Sciences and Architecture
Management of Service and Manufacturing Operations
Probabilistic Operation Research
Inventory Theory
Integer and Nonlinear Optimization
Network Analysis and Advanced Optimization
Multi-Criteria Decision Making
Logistics, Warehousing, and Scheduling
Executive Roundtable in Supply Chain Management
Sourcing and Procurement
Supply Chain Analytics
Sustainability and Supply Chain Management
Managing Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Management
Managing Healthcare Supply Chain Operations
Demand Planning and Forecasting
Innovation and Entrepreneurial Growth
Emerging and Disruptive Technologies
Entrepreneurial Marketing and Selling
Lean Design and Development
Managing a Technology-Based Business
The Technical Entrepreneur as Leader
Fundamentals of Communication Systems
Data Networking

Course Work That Does Not Count Toward The Engineering Degree

Students in engineering are allowed to count a maximum of two pass/fail courses toward their degree program. Only general electives outside the College of Engineering may be taken on a pass/fail grading basis. A maximum of one pass/fail course is allowed per semester.

Program Requirements

151 total semester hours required

Five Years, Two Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 1341 (FQ)4MATH 1342 (FQ)4VacationVacation
CHEM 11514PHYS 1151 (ND)3  
CHEM 11530PHYS 1152 (AD)1  
GE 10001PHYS 11531  
GE 15014GE 1502 (ER)4  
ENGW 1111 (WF)4General Elective4  
 17 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 2321 (FQ)4MATH 23414VacationCo-op
CHEM 23114CHEM 23134  
CHEM 23121CHEM 23141  
CHEM 23190CHEM 23200  
PHYS 1155 (ND)3CHME 20001  
PHYS 1156 (AD)1CHME 23104  
PHYS 11571CHME 2311 (AD, WI)2  
CHME 23084CHME 23204  
 18 20 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opBIOL 1115 (ND)4ENGW 3302 (WD)4Co-op
 CHME 33124General Elective4 
 CHME 3313 (AD, WI)2  
 CHME 33224  
 0 14 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opAdvanced Science Elective4IE 62004Vacation
 CHME 30001Graduate MSEM Elective 4 
 CHME 45104  
 CHME 47014  
 OR 62054  
 0 17 8 0
Year 5
General Elective4CHME 45124  
EMGT 52204CHME 4703 (EI, CE)4  
EMGT 62254Graduate MSEM Elective 4  
Graduate MSEM Elective 4Graduate MSEM Elective 4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 151

Five Years, Two Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 1341 (FQ)4MATH 1342 (FQ)4VacationVacation
CHEM 11514PHYS 1151 (ND)3  
CHEM 11530PHYS 1152 (AD)1  
GE 10001PHYS 11531  
GE 15014GE 1502 (ER)4  
ENGW 1111 (WF)4General Elective4  
 17 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CHME 20001Co-opCo-opCHEM 23134
MATH 2321 (FQ)4  CHEM 23141
CHEM 23114  CHEM 23200
CHEM 23121  CHME 23204
CHEM 23190   
PHYS 1155 (ND)3   
PHYS 1156 (AD)1   
PHYS 11571   
CHME 23084   
 19 0 0 9
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 23414Co-opCo-opENGW 3302 (WD)4
CHME 23104  General Elective4
CHME 2311 (AD, WI)2   
BIOL 1115 (ND)4   
CHME 33224   
 18 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Advanced Science Elective4CHME 45104VacationVacation
CHME 30001OR 62054  
CHME 33124IE 62004  
CHME 3313 (AD, WI)2Graduate MSEM Elective4  
EMGT 52204   
 15 16 0 0
Year 5
CHME 47014CHME 45124  
EMGT 62254CHME 4703 (EI, CE)4  
General Elective4Graduate MSEM elective4  
Graduate MSEM Elective4Graduate MSEM elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 151