Undergraduate Degree - Chemical Engineering

Program:
Chemical Engineering
Program Code:
2305 Chemical Engineering
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
Start Term:
FQ68
Department:
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Undergraduate Programs
Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineers convert raw materials to finished products via pathways involving chemical and physical changes. The principles of mass, energy, and momentum conservation, chemical reactions, thermodynamics, and economics are applied to develop new products and to design and operate manufacturing facilities to produce products that benefit society. Chemical engineering principles are, in turn, based on the sciences of chemistry, biology, mathematics, and physics, which form the underlying foundation of the discipline.

Students in this degree program will study the application of chemical engineering principles to biochemical and biomedical systems, nanoscale devices, polymer processing, and novel energy systems. Principles of sustainability, environmentally-friendly “green” processing, entrepreneurship, and other emerging topics are also addressed in courses and concentrations.

The Bachelor of Science Degree program in Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 128 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Chemical Engineering major is met by completing Chemical Engineering 316 and 433.  Those courses are referenced in item 3. a. below.

    Students who are enrolled in the College of Engineering may complete the alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that is described in item 1. under the heading Graduation Requirements for All Majors in the College statement. 
    Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be used to satisfy the alternative track.
  2. The requirements of the College of Engineering for the Bachelor of Science degree.

    The credits earned in certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
                     
    a. All of the following courses (58 credits):  
      BS 161 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
      CEM 151 General and Descriptive Chemistry 4
      CEM 152 Principles of Chemistry 3
      CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
      CEM 162 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
      CEM 351 Organic Chemistry I 3
      CEM 352 Organic Chemistry II 3
      CEM 355 Organic Laboratory I 2
      CHE 201 Material and Energy Balances 3
      CHE 210 Modeling and Analysis of Transport Phenomena 3
      CHE 301 Chemical Engineering as a Profession 1
      CHE 311 Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer 3
      CHE 312 Mass Transfer and Separations 4
      CHE 316 Laboratory Practice and Statistical Analysis 4
      CHE 321 Thermodynamics for Chemical Engineering 4
      CHE 431 Chemical Reaction Engineering 4
      CHE 432 Process Analysis and Control 3
      CHE 433 Process Design and Optimization I 4
      CHE 434 Process Design and Optimization II 2
      CHE 473 Chemical Engineering Principles in Polymers and Material Systems 3
    b. One of the following (4 or 6 credits):  
      (1) BMB 401 Comprehensive Biochemistry   4
      (2) BMB 461 Advanced Biochemistry I    3
        BMB 462 Advanced Biochemistry II    3
    c. One of the following courses (3 credits):  
      CHE 472 Composite Materials Processing 3
      CHE 481 Biochemical Engineering 3
    d. One of the following courses (3 credits):
     
      CEM 483 Quantum Chemistry 3
      CEM 484 Molecular Thermodynamics 3
    e. Technical Electives:          
      Students must complete at least 6 credits of technically oriented subject-related courses approved by the student’s advisor. Acceptable subjects include, but are not limited to, composites processing or biochemical engineering (in addition to that required in 3. c. above), electronic materials, environment, advanced mathematics, transport phenomena, advanced chemistry, foods, legal and regulatory issues, advanced materials, advanced biology, statistics, biomedical engineering, bioenergy, and polymers.  
      NOTE: Elective courses in item 3. e. must include at least 3 credits of engineering topics, which includes courses taught in the College of Engineering as well as courses taught in advanced mathematics, advanced chemistry, advanced biology, advanced statistics, and advanced physics. If Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 462 is taken to fulfill requirement 3.b. it will count as technical elective credit in item 3.e.  

Concentrations in Chemical Engineering

In response to increasing interest in the application of chemical engineering principles to related fields, the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science offers concentrations in biochemical engineering, bioenergy, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering, food science, and polymer science and engineering to students wishing an area of concentration in the degree. Concentrations are available to, but not required of, any student enrolled in the Bachelor of Science degree program  in chemical engineering. The concentration will be noted on the student's transcript.

NOTE: Completing the Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering with a concentration may  require more than 128 credits.

Biochemical Engineering
To earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering with a biochemical engineering concentration, students must complete requirements 1., 2., 3. a., and 3.d. above and the following:

                 
Both of the following courses (6 credits):  
CHE 481 Biochemical Engineering     3
MMG 301 Introductory Microbiology     3
One of the following (4 or 6 credits):  
(1) BMB 401 Comprehensive Biochemistry     4
(2) BMB 461 Advanced Biochemistry I      3
  BMB 462 Advanced Biochemistry II      3
Two or three of the following courses. Students who chose BMB 401 above must complete three courses. Students who chose BMB 461 and 462 above must complete two courses:  
BMB 829 Methods of Macromolecular Analysis and Synthesis 2
CHE 882 Advanced Biochemical Engineering   3
CHE 883 Multidisciplinary Bioprocessing Laboratory 3
MMG 409 Eukaryotic Cell Biology       3
MMG 421 Prokaryotic Cell Physiology     3
MMG 431 Microbial Genetics       3
MMG 445 Microbial Biotechnology (W)     3

Bioenergy
To earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering with a bioenergy engineering concentration, students must complete requirements 1., 2., 3.a., 3.b., and 3.d. above and the following:

               
All of the following courses (12 credits):  
BE 469 Sustainable Bioenergy Systems 3
CHE 468 Biomass Conversion Engineering 3
CHE 481 Biochemical Engineering 3
CSS 467 Bioenergy Feedstock Production 3
One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
AEC 829 Economics of Environmental Resources 3
CHE 882 Advanced Biochemical Engineering 3
CHE 883 Multidisciplinary Bioprocessing Laboratory 3
GLG 471 Applied Geophysics
4
MC 450 International Environmental Law and Policy 3
MMG 445 Microbial Biotechnology (W) 3

Biomedical Engineering
To earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering with a biomedical engineering concentration, students must complete requirements 1., 2., 3.a., 3.b., and 3.d. above and the following:

                 
All of the following courses (9 credits):  
CHE 481 Biochemical Engineering 3
MMG 409 Eukaryotic Cell Biology 3
PSL 431 Human Physiology I 3
Two of the following courses (6 or 7 credits):  
BMB 471 Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory 3
CHE 883 Multidisciplinary Bioprocessing Laboratory 3
ME 494 Biofluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer 3
ZOL 341 Fundamental Genetics 4

Environmental
To earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering with an environmental concentration, the student must complete requirements 1., 2., and 3. a., 3.b., and 3.d. above and the following: 

                 
Both of the following courses (6 credits):    
ENE 280 Principles of Environmental Engineering and Science   3
CHE 481 Biochemical Engineering   3
Three of the following courses (9 credits):    
CSUS 200 Introduction to Sustainability   3
CSUS 465 Environmental Law and Policy   3
ENE 481 Environmental Chemistry: Equilibrium Concepts   3
ENE 483 Water and Wastewater Engineering   3
ENE 489 Air Pollution: Science and Engineering   3
CE 485 Landfill Design   3
EEP 255 Ecological Economics   3
EEP 320 Environmental Economics   3
EEP 405 Corporate Environmental Management   3
ZOL 446 Environmental Issues and Public Policy   3

Food Science
To earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering with a food science concentration, students must complete requirements 1., 2., 3. a., 3. b., 3.c., and 3.d. above and all of the following:

                 
All of the following courses (9 credits):  
FSC 401 Food Chemistry       3
FSC 440 Food Microbiology       3
MMG 301 Introductory Microbiology     3
One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
BE 477 Food Engineering: Fluids 3
BE 478 Food Engineering: Solids 3
FSC 325 Food Processing: Unit Operations 3
FSC 455 Food and Nutrition Laboratory 3
FSC 470 Integrated Approaches to Food Product Development 3

Polymer Science and Engineering
To earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering with a polymer science and engineering concentration, students must complete requirements 1., 2., 3. a., 3. b., and 3.d. above and all of the following:

                 
All of the following courses (9 credits):  
CE 221 Statics 3
CHE 472 Composite Materials Processing 3
ME 222 Mechanics of Deformable Solids 3
Two of the following courses (6 or 7 credits):  
CHE 871 Material Surfaces and Interfaces 3
CHE 872 Polymers and Composites: Manufacturing, Structure and Performance 3
MSE 370 Synthesis and Processing of Materials 3
MSE 426 Introduction to Composite Materials 3
PKG 323 Packaging with Plastics 4




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Chemical Engineering, BS (2305)

Required Credits: 128    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Chemical Engineering - Cell and Molecular Biology
Major - Chemical Engineering - Cell and Molecular Biology: 1 course from BS161

Requirement 12: Major - Chemical Engineering - General and Descriptive Chemistry
Major - Chemical Engineering - General and Descriptive Chemistry: 1 course from CEM151

Requirement 13: Major - Chemical Engineering - Principles of Chemistry
Major - Chemical Engineering - Principles of Chemistry: 1 course from CEM152

Requirement 14: Major - Chemical Engineering - Chemistry Laboratory
Major - Chemical Engineering - Chemistry Laboratory: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from CEM161
At least 1 course from CEM162

Requirement 15: Major - Chemical Engineering - Organic Chemistry and Lab
Major - Chemical Engineering - Organic Chemistry and Lab: 3 courses from CEM351, CEM352, CEM355

Requirement 16: Major - Chemical Engineering - Material and Energy Balances
Major - Chemical Engineering - Material and Energy Balances: 1 course from CHE201

Requirement 17: Major - Chemical Engineering - Transport Phenomena
Major - Chemical Engineering - Transport Phenomena: 1 course from CHE210

Requirement 18: Major - Chemical Engineering - Chemical Engineering Profession
Major - Chemical Engineering - Chemical Engineering Profession: 1 course from CHE301

Requirement 19: Major - Chemical Engineering - Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer
Major - Chemical Engineering - Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer: 1 course from CHE311

Requirement 20: Major - Chemical Engineering - Mass Transfers and Separations
Major - Chemical Engineering - Mass Transfers and Separations: 1 course from CHE312

Requirement 21: Major - Chemical Engineering - Lab Practice and Statistical Analysis
Major - Chemical Engineering - Lab Practice and Statistical Analysis: 1 course from CHE316

Requirement 22: Major - Chemical Engineering - Thermodynamics
Major - Chemical Engineering - Thermodynamics: 1 course from CHE321

Requirement 23: Major - Chemical Engineering - Chemical Reaction Engineering
Major - Chemical Engineering - Chemical Reaction Engineering: 1 course from CHE431

Requirement 24: Major - Chemical Engineering - Process Analysis and Control
Major - Chemical Engineering - Process Analysis and Control: 1 course from CHE432

Requirement 25: Major - Chemical Engineering - Process Design and Optimization
Major - Chemical Engineering - Process Design and Optimization: 2 courses from CHE433, CHE434

Requirement 26: Major - Chemical Engineering - Chemical Engineering Principles
Major - Chemical Engineering - Chemical Engineering Principles: 1 course from CHE473

Requirement 27: Major - Chemical Engineering - Biochemical
Major - Chemical Engineering - Biochemical: 1 course from CHE472, CHE481

Requirement 28: Major - Chemical Engineering - Quantum Chemistry
Major - Chemical Engineering - Quantum Chemistry: 1 course from CEM483, CEM484

Requirement 29: Major - Chemical Engineering - Biochemistry
Major - Chemical Engineering - Biochemistry: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
1 course from BMB401
2 courses from BMB461, BMB462

Requirement 30: Major - Chemical Engineering - Technical Elective
Major - Chemical Engineering - Technical Elective: 6 credits from Technical elective. See academic advisor for a list of courses.

Requirement 31: College - Engineering - Mathematics
College - Engineering - Mathematics: 3 courses from MTH132, MTH133, MTH234

Requirement 32: College - Engineering - Mathematics Additional
College - Engineering - Mathematics Additional: 1 course from MTH235

Requirement 33: College - Engineering - Physics
College - Engineering - Physics: 1 course from PHY183, PHY183B

Requirement 34: College - Engineering - Physics Additional
College - Engineering - Physics Additional: 1 course from PHY184

Requirement 35: College - Engineering - Computer Science
College - Engineering - Computer Science: 1 course from EGR102

Requirement 36: College - Engineering - Introduction to Engineering Design
College - Engineering - Introduction to Engineering Design: 1 course from EGR100

Requirement 37: Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - ISB
Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - ISB: 1 course from BS161, PLB105, ENT205, MMG201, MMG301, PSL250, ZOL141, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 38: Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - ISP
Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - ISP: 1 course from CEM141, CEM151, PHY183, PHY183B, PHY184

Requirement 39: Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - Lab
Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - Lab: 1 course from PLB106, CEM161, MMG206, PHY191

Requirement 40: Engineering College Admission - Core Courses
Engineering College Admission - Core Courses: A total 6 courses
At least 1 course from EGR102
At least 1 course from EGR100
At least 1 course from MTH132
At least 1 course from MTH133
At least 1 course from CEM141
At least 1 course from PHY183

Requirement 41: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 42: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.

Requirement 43
128 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.