BS Chemical Engineering Courses

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.

General Education Requirements - 43 credit hours

ENG 103 English Composition I
ENG 133 Technical Communications
SP 203 Effective Speaking
MA 134 Calculus I
MA 164 Calculus II
MA 213 Calculus III
MA 233 Differential Equations
PH 224 University Physics I
PH 234 University Physics II
Humanities Electives - 6 credit hours
Social Sciences Electives - 3 credit hours
ECO 213 Microeconomics
or ECO 223 Macroeconomics
Chemical Engineering Courses breakdown

Program Requirements – 61 credit hours

GE 101 Introduction to Engineering
GE 401 Professional Practice
ES 233 Engineering Materials
ES 382 Engineering Economics
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
Chemical Engineering Electives - 6 credit hours

Additional Requirements - 28 credit hours

CH 104 General Chemistry I
CH 114 General Chemistry II
or CH 155H Honors Advanced General Chemistry
CH 203 Organic Chemistry I
CH 211 Organic Chemistry I Lab
Chemistry Electives - 12 credit hours
Free Electives - 4 or 7 credit hours

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.