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B.S. Chemical Engineering

Required course work includes the university requirements (see regulation J-3) and:

  • ChE 110: Introduction to Chemical Engineering (1 credit)
  • ChE 123: Computations in Chemical Engineering (2 credits)
  • ChE 210: Integrated Chemical Engineering Fundamentals (1 credit)
  • ChE 223: Material and Energy Balances (3 credits)
  • ChE 326: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3 credits)
  • ChE 330: Separation Processes I (3 credits)
  • ChE 340: Transport and Rate Processes I (4 credits)
  • ChE 341: Transport and Rate Processes II (4 credits)
  • ChE 423: Reactor Kinetics and Design (3 credits)
  • ChE 433, ChE 434: Chemical Engineering Lab I, II (2 credits)
  • ChE 444: Process Analysis and Control (3 credits)
  • ChE 445: Digital Process Control (3 credits)
  • ChE 453: Process Analysis and Design I (3 credits)
  • ChE 454: Process Analysis and Design II (3 credits)
  • ChE 491: Seminar (1 credit)
  • Chem 111: Principles of Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • Chem 112: Principles of Chemistry II (5 credits)
  • Chem 277, Chem 278: Organic Chemistry I and Lab (4 credits)
  • Chem 305, Chem 307: Physical Chemistry and Lab (4 credits)
  • Chem 372, Chem 374: Organic Chemistry II and Lab (4 credits)
  • Engr 210: Engineering Statics (3 credits)
  • Engr 240: Introduction to Electrical Circuits (3 credits)
  • Engr 320: Engineering Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer (3 credits)
  • Engr 335: Engineering Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
  • Math 170: Analytic Geometry and Calculus (4 credits)
  • Math 175: Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (4 credits)
  • Math 275: Analytic Geometry and Calculus III (3 credits)
  • Math 310: Ordinary Differential Equations (3 credits)
  • Phys 211: Engineering Physics I (3 credits)
  • Phys 212: Engineering Physics II (3 credits)
  • Degree-specific Electives (33 credits)
    • Chemical engineering or Material Science and Engineering numbered 390 or greater technical electives (3 credits)
    • Chemical/bioscience elective course (3 credits)
    • Chemical/bioscience elective lab (1 credit)
    • Computer science elective in a programming language (3 credits)
    • Economics elective (3 credits)
    • Humanities and Social Sciences electives (9 credits)
    • Communication electives (2 credits)
    • Mathematics electives numbered 300 or greater (excluding any 398, 498 or 598 Internship) (3 credits)
    • Technical electives in math, science or engineering numbered 300 or greater (6 credits)

Courses to total 128 credits for this degree, not counting Engl 101, any 398 (Internship), any 498 (Internship), any 598 (Internship), or mathematics courses numbered lower than Math 170 and other courses that might be required to remove deficiencies.

Students majoring in chemical engineering must earn a grade of C or better in each of the following courses before registration is permitted in upper-division chemical engineering courses: Chem 111 and Chem 112; ChE 223; Engr 210, Engr 320, and Engr 335; and Math 275 and Math 310.

Students transferring ChE 223 or its equivalent from a university without an ABET accredited chemical engineering program must pass a test on the subject matter of this course before acceptance of the course for certification.

A passing grade is required in each of the following courses before registration is permitted in upper-division chemical engineering courses: ChE 123, computer science elective, Engl 102, Math 170 and Math 175, and Phys 211 and Phys 212.

Any student majoring in chemical engineering may accumulate no more than four grades of D or F in UI mathematics, science or engineering courses that are used to satisfy junior certification requirements. Included in this number are multiple repeats in a single class or single repeats in multiple classes. A warning will be issued in writing to students who have accumulated two grades of D or F in UI mathematics, science or engineering courses used to satisfy curricular requirements.

An average GPA of at least 2.0 is required for all chemical engineering courses used to satisfy the curricular requirements.

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Buchanan Engineering Building Rm. 308

Mailing Address:

Chemical and Materials Science Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1021
Moscow, ID 83844-1021

Phone: 208-885-7572

Fax: 208-885-7462

Email: che@uidaho.edu or mse@uidaho.edu