CBE Requirements for a BS Degree in Chemical Engineering

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Grade Requirements

A program of study encompassing at least one hundred twenty-eight semester hours is required for the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in chemical engineering. A candidate for the Bachelor's degree is required to earn a "C" or higher in all engineering courses, and must achieve a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) in all of the chemical engineering major courses (with prefix "ECH" or "BME"). In addition, students must achieve a grade of "C–" or higher in all courses transferred into the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering. Students should contact the Department for the most up-to-date information concerning the chemical engineering curriculum requirements.

There are two majors within the chemical engineering Bachelor's degree program. These include Chemical Engineering and Chemical-Materials Engineering. Most of the curriculum is common to both majors, and includes topics in liberal studies, mathematics, basic science, computer science, advanced chemistry, general engineering science, and chemical engineering science and design. History/social science and humanities/fine arts electives are to be selected to satisfy the FSU liberal studies requirement or the FAMU general education requirement.

 

Coursework Requirements Common to B.S. Majors in Chemical Engineering

Students in both majors should successfully complete the following courses in addition to the liberal/general studies, other University, and College of Engineering requirements:

Math and Science Prerequisites

  • MAC 2311 – Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4)
  • MAC 2312 – Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4)
  • MAC 2313 – Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (5)
  • ECH 3301 – Process Analysis and Design (4)
  • or
  • MAP 2302 – Ordinary Differential Equations (3) (transfer students only)
  • BSC 1010/2010 General Biology I / Biological Science I (3) (FAMU/FSU)
  • CHM 1045 – General Chemistry I (3)
  • CHM 1045L – General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
  • CHM 1046 – General Chemistry II (3)
  • CHM 1046L – General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
  • PHY 2048 /2048L – General Physics I with lab (4/1, FAMU) or PHY 2048C General Physics A  (5, FSU)
  • PHY 2049 /2049L – General Physics II with lab (4/1, FAMU) or PHY 2049C General Physics B  (5, FSU)

Advanced Chemistry

  • CHM 2210 – Organic Chemistry I (3)
  • CHM 2211 – Organic Chemistry II (3)
  • CHM XXXX – Advanced Chemistry Elective (3-4)

General Engineering

  • EEL 3003 – Introduction to Electrical Engineering (3) (not required for students taking BME 3009 in the Spring 2012 term and henceforth)
  • EGM 3512 – Engineering Mechanics (4)
  • EGN 1004L – First-Year Engineering Lab (1)

Chemical Engineering Science and Design

  • ECH 3023 – Mass and Energy Balances I (3)
  • ECH 3024 – Mass and Energy Balances II (4)
  • ECH 3101 – Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3)
  • ECH 3266 – Transport Phenomena I (3)
  • ECH 3274L – Transport Phenomena Laboratory (3)
  • ECH 3418 – Separations Processes (3)
  • ECH 3844 – Chemical Engineering Statistics (3)
  • ECH 3854 – Chemical Engineering Computations (4)
  • ECH 4267 – Transport Phenomena II (3)
  • ECH 4323 – Process Control (3)
  • ECH 4323L – Process Control Laboratory (1)
  • ECH 4404L – Unit Operations Laboratory (3)
  • ECH 4504 – Kinetics and Reactor Design (3)
  • ECH 4604 – Chemical Engineering Process Design I (4)
  • ECH 4615 – Chemical Engineering Process Design II (3)
  • ECH 4XXX – Chemical Engineering Electives (6) (Chemical and Chemical-Materials Engineering Majors)

NOTE: The B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering with the major in biomedical engineering has been discontinued. Only juniors and seniors as of fall 2019 may continue to pursue this degree. Other students may pursue the B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering.

CBE Major Specific Requirements

Advanced Chemistry Elective (3-4 credit hours)

The advanced chemistry elective is to be selected from the following courses offered in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at FSU, FAMU, or both. Additional courses may occasionally be approved by the Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering.

Select one (1) of the following courses:

  1. ECH 4937 – Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (3)
  2. CHM 3120 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry with Lab (FSU) (3) or
    CHM 3120 and CHM 3120L Quantitative Analysis with Lab (FAMU) (2/2)
  3. CHM 4080 Environmental Chemistry I (FSU) (3)
  4. CHM 4081 Environmental Chemistry II (FSU) (3)
  5. CHM 4410 Physical Chemistry I or CHM 4411 Physical Chemistry II (FSU & FAMU) (3)
  6. CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (FSU) (3)
  7. CHM 4130 and CHM 4130L Instrumental Analysis with Lab (FAMU) (2/2)
  8. BCH 4053 General Biochemistry I (FSU) (3) or
    BCH 4033 Biochemistry I (FAMU) (3).

Chemical Engineering Electives (3/3)

  1. The two chemical engineering electives (three [3] semester hours each) are to be selected from the 4000-level elective courses offered in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering.
  2. Note: A six (6) credit hour sequence in the Department's Undergraduate Research Program, consisting of the course designations ECH 4904 (ECH URP) or ECH 4906 (ECH Honors in the Major), will substitute for the Chemical Engineering Electives requirement.