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Chemical Engineering (BCH)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Fall 2008 - Summer 2009 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Major: CHE

Degree: BCH

Unit: Speed School of Engineering

Department: Chemical Engineering

Students specializing in Chemical Engineering will complete the program outlined below. Two semesters in Engineering Fundamentals are followed by a further period of study in the Department of Chemical Engineering. This is comprised of nine semesters in Departmental Studies (for the Bachelor of Science degree) and a fifth year in Graduate Studies (for the Master of Engineering degree). This curriculum is designed as an integrated five-year program, with a cooperative education component, culminating in the Master of Engineering degree that is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

 

Engineering Fundamentals

Courses Hours
Speed School Core
ENGR 1001 , 1011 2 , 1021 ,1501 12
ENGL 1011 2 3 , 1021 2 3 6
CHEM 2011 2 3
PHYS 2981 2 4
CHE Core
CHEM 2021, 2071 2, 2081, 2091 6
Total 31

 

Departmental Studies

Courses Hours
Engineering Fundamentals
ENGR 201, 205, 307 8
Department4
CHE 251, 253, 288, 289, 305, 311, 312, 331, 389, 401, 430, 434, 435, 436, 441, 461, 471, 485, 486, 489, 572 55
Speed/University
Advanced Chemistry Elective5 3
CHEM 341, 343 5
Computer Literacy6 0
IE 360 3
PHYS 295, 296, 299 6
Science Elective7 3
PHIL 2222 8 , 2258 , 3218 , 3238 , or 3288 3
Free Electives 3-69
General Education
Arts/CD/HUM/SBS Electives2 9-129
COMM 1112 or 1122 or 1152 3
HIST 1012 or 1022 or 1052 or 1062 3
Total  107
Total Hours
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering    138

1 Acceptance into the Department of Chemical Engineering requires that a student have a 2.0 GPA in the prescribed set of courses totaling 31 semester hours taken during the first year in Engineering Fundamentals. The prescribed courses are footnoted in the listing above. In addition, the student must be in good standing with the university. The only possible substitution to the list of courses totaling 31 hours above is noted in footnote 3.

2 General Education requirement for this program; see http://www.louisville.edu/provost/GER/ for the listing of Arts/CD/Hum/SBS Electives which satisfy the University-wide General Education requirements, by academic year.

3 Students completing ENGL 105 in lieu of ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 satisfy the General Education and Engineering Fundamentals requirements for Written Communication.  However, an additional course is needed to satisfy program credit hour requirements; ENGL 303 (Technical Writing) is recommended. 

4 A student may accumulate no more than three “D” grades in CHE prefixed courses. Any additional “D” grades beyond three must be repeated, according to the “Repetition of Courses” regulation. If a student accumulates more than one “D” in any one year of the program, it is strongly recommended that s/he repeat one or more of those courses to earn a better grade before proceeding to the next course in the sequence.

5 Select one course from the following list: CHEM 342, 445, 450, 515, 527, 545, 550, 557,  562, 576 or CHE 402, 502, 532, 550, 551, 581, 653 (an undergraduate student must receive permission from the department chair in order to enroll in a 600-level course). The course so chosen cannot be a course, or courses, which have been counted elsewhere, in whole or in part, as part of the BSCHE or MEngCHE degree programs.

6 Students are expected to have an adequate background in PC applications (word processing, spreadsheets) before taking CHE 251 and 305. Students lacking word processing and spread-sheeting capabilities are recommended to take CIS 100. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure adequate computer background.

7 Select one course from the following list: BIOL 240, 242, 257, 263, 301, 329, 330, or CHEM 342, 445, 450 or PHYS 220, 300, or GEOS 201, 220, 301, 305, 360, 363, 365, 370.

8 This course satisfies the departmental requirement of having an “Ethics” course; only PHIL 222 is accepted for the General Education content requirement in Humanities. Any of the other listed courses may be counted as a “Free Elective”.

9 The number of hours depends on how the “Ethics” requirement8 is satisfied.  If PHIL 222 is taken, 9 additional hours of Arts/CD/Hum/SBS Electives are required along with 6 hours of Free Electives; if either PHIL 225, 321, 323, or 328 is taken, 12 hours of Arts/CD/Hum/SBS Electives are required, leaving only 3 hours of Free Electives.

 

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