Chemical Engineering, BSCHE

Provides a BS degree in chemical engineering. Upon completion, one can move in several career directions. Traditionally, the degree prepares one for practice in the engineering and the control of processes involving chemicals, biotechnology feedstocks, and pharmaceuticals. The degree can also serve as a springboard to advance study in chemical engineering. Nontraditional postgraduate pathways include obtaining a law school degree related to patent law, an MBA, or a medical degree for a career in the health professions.

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.

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.

Engineering

CHME 2308Conservation Principles in Chemical Engineering4
CHME 2310Transport Processes 14
CHME 2320Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 14
CHME 3312Transport Processes 2 and Separations4
CHME 3315
and CHME 3316
Chemical Engineering Experimental Design 1
and Recitation for CHME 3315 (Chem Eng Lab 1)
4
CHME 3322Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 24
CHME 4315
and CHME 4316
Chemical Engineering Experimental Design 2
and Recitation for CHME 4315 (Chem Eng Lab 2)
4
CHME 4510Chemical Engineering Kinetics4
CHME 4512Chemical Engineering Process Control4
Chemical Engineering Capstone
CHME 4701Capstone Design 1: Process Analysis4
CHME 4703
and CHME 4705
Capstone Design 2: Chemical Process Design
and Recitation for CHME 4703
4
Advanced Engineering Elective
Complete one course numbered between 4000 and 5999 in any of the following subject areas:4
BIOE, CHME, CIVE, EECE, ME, IE, MEIE, and ENGR
Supplemental Credit
2 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement:2
Cornerstone of Engineering 1
3 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement:3
Cornerstone of Engineering 2

Supporting Courses: Mathematics/Science 

Complete all Mathematics/Science courses with a minimum of 30 semester hours.

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
Complete one of the following:4-5
General Biology 1
General Biology 1 for Engineers
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 1

Supporting Courses: Advanced Science 

Complete one of the following: 5
Organic Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 2311
Organic Chemistry 1 for Chemistry Majors
and Lab for CHEM 2315
Complete one of the following:5
Organic Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 2313
Organic Chemistry 2 for Chemistry Majors
and Lab for CHEM 2317
Complete one of the following:4-6
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Human Parasitology
Microbiology
and Lab for BIOL 3421
Mammalian Systems Physiology
Biochemistry
and Lab for BIOL 3611
Analytical Chemistry
and Lab for CHEM 2321
Bioanalytical Chemistry
and Lab for CHEM 2331
Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy
and Lab for CHEM 3403
Inorganic Chemistry
and Lab for CHEM 3501
and Recitation for CHEM 3501
Introduction to Chemical Biology
and Lab for CHEM 4621
Introduction to Spectroscopy of Organic Compounds
and Identification of Organic Compounds
Ecology
and Lab for EEMB 2302
Conservation Biology
Coastal Ecology and Sustainability
and Lab for EEMB 3470
Computational Problem Solving in Physics
Modern Physics
Electronics
and Lab for PHYS 2371
Classical Dynamics
Electricity and Magnetism 1

Professional Development

Professional Development
GE 1000Introduction to the Study of Engineering1
ENCP 2000Introduction to Engineering Co-op Education1
ENCP 3000Professional Issues in Engineering1
Additional Required Courses
1 semester hour from the following course counts toward the professional development requirement:1
Cornerstone of Engineering 1
1 semester hour from the following course counts toward the professional development requirement:1
Cornerstone of Engineering 2

Writing Requirements

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 General Electives

Complete 24 SH of academic, nonremedial, nonrepetitive courses.24

Major GPA Requirement

2.000 minimum required in CHME courses

Program Requirement

134 total semester hours required

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Students will need to have Advanced Standing Credit (such as AP, IB or college credit) for Math 1341 Calculus 14GE 1502 (ER)4CHME 23084Vacation0
CHEM 1151 (ND)4MATH 2321 (FQ)4General Elective4 
CHEM 11530PHYS 1151 (ND)3  
ENGW 1111 (WF)4PHYS 1152 (AD)1  
GE 10001PHYS 11531  
GE 15014General Elective4  
MATH 1342 (FQ)4   
 21 17 8 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CHEM 23114BIOL 1115 or PHYS 1155 and PHYS 1156 and PHYS 1157 (ND)4-5Advanced Science Elective4Co-op0
CHEM 23121CHEM 23134General Elective4 
CHME 23104CHEM 23141  
CHME 23204CHME 33124  
MATH 23414CHME 33224  
 ENCP 20001  
 17 18-19 8 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0CHME 33154General Elective4Co-op0
ENGW 3302 or 3315 (to be taken online) (WD)4CHME 33160General Elective4 
 CHME 45104  
 CHME 47014  
 General Elective4  
 4 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0CHME 4315 (AD, WI)4  
 CHME 43160  
 CHME 45124  
 CHME 4703 (EI, CE, WI)4  
 CHME 47050  
 ENCP 30001  
 Advanced Engineering Elective4  
 0 17  
Total Hours: 134-135

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Students will need to have Advanced Standing Credit (such as AP, IB or college credit) for Math 1341 Calculus 14GE 1502 (ER)4CHME 23084Vacation0
CHEM 1151 (ND)4MATH 2321 (FQ)4General Elective4 
CHEM 11530PHYS 1151 (ND)3  
ENGW 1111 (WF)4PHYS 1152 (AD)1  
GE 10001PHYS 11531  
GE 15014General Elective4  
MATH 1342 (FQ)4   
 21 17 8 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
BIOL 1115 or PHYS 1155 and PHYS 1156 and PHYS 1157 (ND)4-5Co-op0Co-op0CHEM 23134
CHEM 23114ENGW 3302 or 3315 (to be taken online) (WD)4 CHEM 23141
CHEM 23121  CHME 23204
CHME 23104   
ENCP 20001   
MATH 23414   
 18-19 4 0 9
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CHME 33124Co-op0Co-op0General Elective4
CHME 3315 (AD)4  General Elective4
CHME 33160   
CHME 33224   
General Elective4   
 16 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
CHME 4315 (AD, WI)4CHME 45124  
CHME 43160CHME 4703 (EI, CE, WI)4  
CHME 45104CHME 47050  
CHME 47014Advanced Engineering Elective4  
ENCP 30001General Elective4  
Advanced Science Elective4   
 17 16  
Total Hours: 134-135

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CHEM 1151 (ND)4GE 1502 (ER)4Vacation0Vacation0
CHEM 11530MATH 1342 (FQ)4  
ENGW 1111 (WF)4PHYS 1151 (ND)3  
GE 10001PHYS 1152 (AD)1  
GE 15014PHYS 11531  
MATH 1341 (FQ)4General Elective4  
 17 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
BIOL 1115 or PHYS 1155 and PHYS 1156 and PHYS 1157 (ND)4-5CHEM 23134Vacation0Co-op0
CHEM 23114CHEM 23141  
CHEM 23121CHME 23104  
CHME 23084CHME 23204  
MATH 2321 (FQ)4ENCP 20001  
 MATH 23414  
 17-18 18 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0CHME 33124General Elective4Co-op0
 CHME 3315 (AD)4General Elective4 
 CHME 33160  
 CHME 33224  
 ENGW 3302 or 3315 (WD)4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0CHME 4315 (AD, WI)4General Elective 4Co-op0
 CHME 43160General Elective4 
 CHME 45104  
 CHME 47014  
 ENCP 30001  
 General Elective4  
 0 17 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0CHME 45124  
 CHME 4703 (EI, CE, WI)4  
 CHME 47050  
 Advanced Engineering Elective4  
 Advance Science Elective4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 134-135

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CHEM 1151 (ND)4GE 1502 (ER)4Vacation0Vacation0
CHEM 11530MATH 1342 (FQ)4  
ENGW 1111 (WF)4PHYS 1151 (ND)3  
GE 10001PHYS 1152 (AD)1  
GE 15014PHYS 11531  
MATH 1341 (FQ)4General Elective4  
 17 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
BIOL 1115 or PHYS 1155 and PHYS 1156 and PHYS 1157 (ND)4-5Co-op0Co-op0CHEM 23134
CHEM 23114  CHEM 23141
CHEM 23121  CHME 23204
CHME 23084   
ENCP 20001   
MATH 2321 (FQ)4   
 18-19 0 0 9
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CHME 23104Co-op0Co-op0General Elective4
CHME 33224  General Elective4
MATH 23414   
General Elective4   
 16 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CHME 33124Co-op0Co-op0Vacation0
CHME 3315 (AD)4   
CHME 33160   
ENCP 30001   
ENGW 3302 or 3315 (WD)4   
General Elective 4   
 17 0 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
CHME 4315 (AD, WI)4CHME 45124  
CHME 43160CHME 4703 (EI, CE, WI)4  
CHME 45104CHME 47050  
CHME 47014Advanced Engineering Elective4  
Advanced Science Elective4General Elective 4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 134-135