Major Requirements for Chemical Engineering
College of Engineering
Merrill Engineering Building 3290
Minimum Degree Hours: 127
Minimum Major Hours: 52
It is the versatility of chemical engineers that makes them attractive to so many industries and professions. The current state of the profession is being transformed by the needs of increasingly diverse industries. The companies that have recently hired our undergraduates make diverse products and provide a range of services: medical devices, cement, combustion engineering, energy engineering, semiconductors, personal care products, mineral processing, petroleum refining, oil services, energy production, water purification, environmental engineering, natural gas pipelines, and petrochemicals. A number of recent graduates have been admitted to graduate school, law school, and medical school.
The undergraduate program prepares students in fundamentals while providing exposure in diverse areas of chemical engineering. The core subjects in chemical engineering include fluid mechanics, heat transfer, chemical thermodynamics, reaction engineering, mass transfer, and separations. An Emphasis in Energy Engineering is available.
The Department has a strong record of involving students in research and cooperative education experiences. Roughly 80 % of our graduating seniors have had co-op or research experience and many have had both.
Students with and without transfer credit, who are admitted to the U of U, will be admitted to Chemical Engineering with major status provided that they meet the requirements for registering in CH EN 1703, Introduction to Chemical Engineering, as they appear in the current edition of the General Catalog: “Corequisites: C or better in ((MATH 1210 OR 1310 OR 1311 OR 1220 OR 1320 OR 1321)) AND (CHEM 1210 OR AP CHEM score of at least 4)”.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required to maintain major status. All math, science and engineering courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “C”.
Honors in Chemical Engineering
Students seeking an HBS in Chemical Engineering must complete:
Complete 1 of the following sequences
Required Chemistry Courses
Complete 4 course(s)
Required Chemical Engineering Courses
Complete at least 4 semesters
Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE)
Must pass the Chemical Engineering Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam.
Senior Exit Interview
Students must complete a Senior Exit Interview with either the Department Chair or Associate Chair prior to May 1st of the semester of graduation. Please see Undergraduate Advisor for details.