Chemical Engineering, BS/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
4
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
5
PHYS 1155
and PHYS 1156
and PHYS 1157
Physics for Engineering 2
and Lab for PHYS 1155
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1155
5
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

and
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

Engineering

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
6
CHME 2320Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 14
CHME 3312
and CHME 3313
Transport Processes 2 and Separations
and Lab for CHME 3312
6
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 5 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

Complete 16 semester hours in core courses as indicated below

Writing
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
Required Open Electives8
NUpath requirements, Interpreting Culture (IC), Societies and Institutions (SI), Differences and Diversity (DD), and Ethical Reasoning (ER) are not explicitly satisfied by required engineering courses. Students are responsible for satisfying these requirements, and if these are not fulfilled in engineering courses, should use Open Electives and/or General Electives to do so. Open and General Electives are academic, nonremedial, nonrepetitive courses.

Required General Elective

Complete one academic, nonremedial, nonrepetitive course equivalent to 4 semester hours.4

Graduate Courses taken toward the PlusOne program

Required Graduate Courses
CHME 7320Chemical Engineering Mathematics4
CHME 7330Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics4
CHME 7340Chemical Engineering Kinetics4
CHME 7350Transport Phenomena4
Complete 16 semester hours from the following course list. One course must be a Chemical Engineering Special Topics course and will count as an Advanced Engineering Elective.16
Heterogeneous Catalysis
Biochemical Engineering
Special Topics in Chemical Engineering
Research
Fluid Mechanics
Chemical Process Heat Transfer
Numerical Techniques in Chemical Engineering
Advanced Chemical Engineering Calculations
Electronic Materials, Thin Films, and Nanostructures
Thin Film Technology
Principals of Membrane Processes
Chemical Process Dynamics and Control
Polymer Science
Special Topics in Chemical Engineering
Special Topics in Chemical Engineering
Independent Study
Sustainable Energy: Materials, Conversion, Storage, and Usage
Nanotechnology in Engineering

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 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)4Open 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 or 3315 (WD)4Co-op
 CHME 33124Open elective4 
 CHME 3313 (AD, WI)2  
 CHME 33224  
 0 14 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opCHME 30001Graduate Elective 4Vacation
 CHME 45104Graduate Elective 4 
 CHME 47014  
 CHME 73504  
 Advanced Science Elective4  
 0 17 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
CHME 73204CHME 45124  
CHME 73304CHME 4703 (EI, CE)4  
General Elective4CHME 73404  
Graduate Elective 4Graduate CHME Special Topics4  
 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)4Open elective4  
 17 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 2321 (FQ)4Co-opCo-opCHEM 23134
CHEM 23114  CHEM 23141
CHEM 23121  CHEM 23200
CHEM 23190  CHME 23204
PHYS 1155 (ND)3   
PHYS 1156 (AD)1   
PHYS 11571   
CHME 20001   
CHME 23084   
 19 0 0 9
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 23414Co-opCo-opENGW 3302 or 3315 (WD)4
BIOL 1115 (ND)4  Open elective4
CHME 23104   
CHME 2311 (AD, WI)2   
CHME 33224   
 18 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CHME 30001CHME 45104VacationVacation
CHME 33124CHME 73504  
CHME 3313 (AD, WI)2Graduate Elective 4  
CHME 73204Graduate Elective 4  
Advanced Science Elective4   
 15 16 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
CHME 47014CHME 45124  
CHME 73304CHME 4703 (EI, CE)4  
Graduate Elective 4CHME 73404  
General Elective4Graduate CHME Special Topics4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 151