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

Complete 54 semester hours in engineering as indicated below:

CHME 2308Conservation Principles in Chemical Engineering4
CHME 2310Transport Processes 14
CHME 2320Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 14
CHME 3312Transport Processes 2 and Separations4
CHME 3315Chemical Engineering Laboratory 1 (Chem Eng Lab 1)4
CHME 3322Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 24
CHME 4315Chemical Engineering Laboratory 2 (Chem Eng Lab 2)4
CHME 4510Chemical Engineering Kinetics4
CHME 4512Chemical Engineering Process Control4
CHME 4701Capstone Design 1: Process Analysis4
CHME 4703Capstone Design 2: Chemical Process Design4
Advanced Engineering Elective
Complete one course numbered between 4000 and 5999 in any of the following subject areas:4
CHME, CIVE, EECE, ME, IE, MEIE, and ENGR
Supplemental Credit
3 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement:3
Cornerstone of Engineering 1
3 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement:3
Cornerstone of Engineering 2

Professional Development

Complete 4 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 the following course will apply to the professional development area:1
Cornerstone of Engineering 1

Supporting Courses: Mathematics/Science 

Complete 30 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
Complete one of the following:
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 2

Supporting Courses: Advanced Science 

Complete 14 semester hours in advanced science as indicated below.

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:4-6
Genetics and Molecular Biology
and Lab for BIOL 2301
Microbiology
and Lab for BIOL 2321
Human Parasitology
Biochemistry
and Lab for BIOL 3611
Mammalian Systems Physiology
Ecology
and Lab for EEMB 2302
Plant Biology
and Lab for EEMB 2610
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
Inorganic Chemistry
Introduction to Chemical Biology
and Lab for CHEM 4621
Introduction to Spectroscopy of Organic Compounds
and Identification of Organic Compounds
Modern Physics
Classical Dynamics

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 six academic, nonremedial, nonrepetitive courses, each equivalent to 4 semester hours.24

Major GPA Requirement

2.000 minimum required in CHME courses

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 Requirement

134 total semester hours required

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 1341 (FQ)4MATH 1342 (FQ)4Vacation0Vacation0
CHEM 11514PHYS 1151 (ND)3  
CHEM 11530PHYS 1152 (AD)1  
GE 10001PHYS 11531  
GE 15014GE 1502 (ER)4  
ENGW 11114General elective4  
 17 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CHEM 23114CHEM 23134Vacation0Co-op0
CHEM 23121CHEM 23141  
CHEM 23190CHEM 23200  
CHME 23084CHME 20001  
MATH 2321 (FQ)4CHME 23104  
BIOL 1115 or PHYS 1155 and PHYS 1156 and PHYS 11574-5CHME 23204  
 MATH 23414  
 17-18 18 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0CHME 33124General elective4Co-op0
 CHME 3315 (AD, WI)4General elective4 
 CHME 33224  
 ENGW 33024  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0CHME 30001General elective 4Co-op0
 CHME 4315 (AD, WI)4General elective4 
 CHME 45104  
 CHME 47014  
 General elective4  
 0 17 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0CHME 45124  
 CHME 4703 (EI, CE)4  
 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
MATH 1341 (FQ)4MATH 1342 (FQ)4Vacation0Vacation0
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)4Co-op0Co-op0CHEM 23134
CHEM 23114  CHEM 23141
CHEM 23121  CHEM 23200
CHEM 23190  CHME 23204
CHME 20001   
CHME 23084   
BIOL 1115 or PHYS 1155 and PHYS 1156 and PHYS 11574-5   
 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 30001Co-op0Co-op0Vacation0
CHME 33124   
General elective 4   
CHME 3315 (AD, WI)4   
ENGW 33024   
 17 0 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
CHME 4315 (AD, WI)4CHME 45124  
CHME 45104CHME 4703 (EI, CE)4  
CHME 47014General elective 4  
Advanced science elective4Advanced engineering elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 134-135

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 13424MATH 23214CHME 23084Vacation0
Students will need to have AP credit for Calc. AB (MATH1341-Calculus 1–4 SH)4PHYS 1151 (ND)3General elective4 
CHEM 11514PHYS 1152 (AD)1  
CHEM 11530PHYS 11531  
GE 10001GE 1502 (ER)4  
GE 15014General elective4  
ENGW 1111 (WF)4   
 21 17 8 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CHME 20001Co-op0Co-op0CHEM 23134
MATH 23414ENGW 3302 (To be taken online)4 CHEM 23141
CHEM 23114  CHEM 23200
CHEM 23121  CHME 23204
CHEM 23190   
CHME 23104   
BIOL 1115 or PHYS 1155 and PHYS 1156 and PHYS 11574-5   
 18-19 4 0 9
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CHME 30001Co-op0Co-op0General elective4
CHME 3315 Lab 1 (AD, WI)4  General elective4
CHME 33124   
CHME 33224   
General elective4   
 17 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
CHME 45104CHME 45124  
CHME 47014CHME 47034  
CHME 4315 Lab 2 (AD, WI)4Advanced engineering elective4  
Advanced science elective4General elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 134-135

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 13424MATH 23214CHME 23084Vacation0
Students will need to have AP credit for Calc. AB (MATH1341-Calculus 1–4 SH)4PHYS 1151 (ND)3General elective4 
CHEM 11514PHYS 1152 (AD)1  
CHEM 11530PHYS 11531  
GE 10001GE 1502 (ER)4  
GE 15014General elective4  
ENGW 1111 (WF)4   
 21 17 8 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 23414CHEM 23134Advanced science elective4Co-op0
CHEM 23114CHEM 23141General elective4 
CHEM 23121CHEM 23200  
CHEM 23190CHME 23204  
CHME 20001CHME 33124  
CHME 23104General elective4  
BIOL 1115 or PHYS 1155 and PHYS 1156 and PHYS 11574-5   
 18-19 17 8 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0CHME 30001General elective4Co-op0
ENGW 3302 (To be taken online)4CHME 33224General elective4 
 CHME 45104  
 CHME 47014  
 CHME 3315 Lab 1 (AD, WI)4  
 4 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0CHME 45124  
 CHME 47034  
 CHME 4315 Lab 2 (AD, WI)4  
 Advanced engineering elective4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 134-135