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Degree Course Requirements

The curriculum requires the completion of 132 credit hours of course work. The average load is 16-17 hours per semester based on eight semesters.

 Chemical Engineering Courses breakdown

Chemical Engineering Analysis and Design Courses – 46 hours

CHE 122 Introduction to Chemical & Biological Engineering
CHE 203 Material Balances
CHE 212 Energy Balances
CHE 222 Process Measurement Lab and Sustainability
CHE 252 Statistics and Computational Methods
CHE 303 Chemical Engineering Fluid Dynamics
CHE 313 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I
CHE 333 Unit Operations Laboratory I
CHE 372 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II
CHE 373 Chemical Engineering Heat Transfer
CHE 383 Mass Transfer
CHE 393 Stagewise Separations
CHE 412 Applied Numerical Methods
CHE 433 Unit Operations Laboratory II
CHE 453 Chemical Engineering Kinetics
CHE 463 Chemical Engineering Dynamics and Control
CHE 473 Chemical Engineering Design I
CHE 483 Chemical Engineering Design II

Also available are minors in Bioprocess Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Math, and Business

* For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog.

Mission and Objectives

To offer higher education in chemical and bioprocess engineering by providing a learning environment in which students receive personal mentoring through small classes and excellent teaching. The program prepares graduates to succeed, lead and provide service to their employers, profession and society.

To meet this mission, a graduate from the McKetta Department of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering must be:

  1. Technically Competent – Alumni will be considered to be technically competent, well-prepared leaders in their professions as well as non-work related endeavors.
  2. A Problem Solver and Designer with Communication and Team Skills - Graduates will provide valuable service to their community, professional organizations and the University through their creative problem-solving ability and their strong communication and team skills.
  3. Professionally Obligated - Alumni will demonstrate professional responsibility and lifelong learning as evidenced by advanced degrees, professional registration, certificates and other personal and professional development activities.