Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
The Chemical Engineering BS program requires basic courses in biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics.
The depth sequence of courses required for the major in Chemical Engineering provides training in applied chemical kinetics, biochemical engineering, electronic materials, engineering thermodynamics, plant design, polymers, process analysis and control, separation processes and transport phenomena. Undergraduates who are considering and/or wish to major in chemical engineering should talk with departmental student services as early as during freshman orientation if feasible. Courses taken to fulfill the requirements for the major (mathematics; science; technology and society; engineering fundamentals; and engineering depth) must be taken for a letter grade if this option is offered.
Representative sequences of courses leading to a BS in Chemical Engineering, in both flow chart and four-year, quarter-by-quarter formats, can be found in the Handbook for Undergraduate Engineering Programs. These are explanatory examples, with each sequence starting at a different level and demonstrating how a student, based on his or her precollege preparation, can complete the major in four years. These typical course schedules are available as well from departmental student services and Chemical Engineering faculty advisers for undergraduates. It is recommended that students discuss their prospective programs with the Chemical Engineering faculty advisers, particularly if they are transferring from another major such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics or another Engineering major. With advance planning, students can usually arrange to attend one of the overseas campuses.