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Undergraduate Curriculum

Top ⇑Undergraduate Curriculum     (Printable Curriculum)

The coursework necessary to graduate with a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering can be grouped into the following categories:


  1. The engineering courses, including the core chemical engineering courses, engineering technical electives, and the advanced chemistry courses;
  2. The basic science and mathematics sequence, which also satisfy the university's scientific inquiry requirements;
  3. The university's cultural knowledge (humanities, fine arts, and social science) elective courses, TIDES, public service, and the writing requirement;
  4. The technical/engineering elective courses.

 

Top ⇑Undergraduate Core Requirements

The following courses are required by the university to obtain a degree:


  • Writing (ENGL 1010, 4 credits)
  • Scientific Inquiry (9-12 credits) This requirement is satisfied by the basic mathematics and science sequence comprising MATH 1210, 1220, 2210, 2240; PHYS 1310, 1320; and CHEM 1070/1170, 1080/1180
  • Cultural Knowledge (18 credits): Satisfied by 18 credits including at least six credit hours of Humanities/Fine Arts and at least six credit hours of Social Science
  • Public Service (2-3 credits)
  • TIDES: Satisfied by TIDE 1450
  • Capstone Experience (3+ credits): Satisfied by CENG 4310

Certain modifications to the freshman program may be made by:


  • Achievement of advanced standing through Advanced Placement Tests offered by the CEEB
  • Use of advanced placement tests in mathematics and chemistry offered on campus during Orientation Week
  • Submission of transcripts from other universities for equivalent courses taken prior to entering Tulane

Each freshman is assigned an individual faculty advisor early in the first semester and is expected to consult with him or her regularly. Each upper class is assigned a faculty member to serve as the advisor. Faculty members are readily available for conferences.

Class of 2017 - Albert, Pratt
Class of 2016 - Mitchell, Robinson
Class of 2015 - O'Connor, Papadopoulos
Class of 2014; 2018 - Ashbaugh, Godbey
Special Advising for transfer students, study abroad - Papadopoulos

ROTC courses, if elected, are taken in addition to the normal courses. ROTC students may receive 6 technical elective credits for their ROTC courses.

Top ⇑Chemical Engineering Program of Study


First Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHEM 1070,1075

Chemistry I and Lab

4

CHEM 1080,1085

General Chemistry II and Lab

4

PHYS 1310

General Physics I and Lab

4

PHYS 1320

General Physics II and Lab

4

MATH 1210

Calculus I

4

MATH 1220

Calculus II

4

ENGR

Engineering TIDES

1

 

Cultural Knowledge I

3

ENGL 1010

Writing

4

 

 

 

 

Total

17

 

Total

15



 

Second Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CENG 2110

Material and Energy Balances

3

CENG 2120

Thermodynamics II

3

CENG 2500

Intro to Biotech & Biomolecular Engineering

3

CENG 2320

Transport Phenomena I

3

CHEM 2410

Organic Chemistry I

3

CHEM 2420

Organic Chemistry II

3

CHEM 2430

Organic Chemistry Lab I

1

CHEM 2440

Organic Chemistry Lab II

1

MATH 2210

Calculus III

4

MATH 2240

Introduction to Applied Mathematic

4

 

Cultural Knowledge II

3

 

Cultural Knowledge III

3

 

Total

17

 

Total

17

 

Third Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CENG 3110

Thermodynamics II

     3

CENG 3240

Unit Operations Lab

      4

CENG 3230

Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineering

3

CENG 3340

Separation Processes

3

CENG 3330

Transport Phenomena II

3

CENG 4150

Kinetics & Reactor Design

3

 

Cultural Knowledge IV

3

 

Upper Level Service Course

2/3

 

Technical Elective

3

CHEM

Advanced Chemistry

3/4

 

Total

15

 

Total

15/16

 

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CENG 4310

Chemical Process Design

3

CENG 4750

Practice School

6

CHEM

Advanced Chemistry

¾

 

Advanced Engineering Elective

3

 

Cultural Knowledge V

3

CENG 4500

Process Control

3

 

Engineering Elective

3

 

Cultural Knowledge VI

3

 

Advanced Technical Elective

3

 

 

 

 

Total

15/16

 

Total

15

 

 

Top ⇑Concentration Oriented Curriculum

In addition to the required core chemical engineering courses, the basic science and mathematics sequence, and the cultural knowledge courses, four technical electives will be required; two of which must be in one of the engineering subjects areas (e.g. CENG, BMEN, ENGR, or ENGP). These technical electives may (but need not) constitute a concentration in one of three areas: Biomolecular Engineering, Environmental Studies, and Materials Engineering.

A concentration consists of four courses in the following tracks:


  1. Biomolecular Engineering
    CENG 2500 (required course), and 4 courses chosen from:
    CENG 4400, CENG 4450, CENG 4460, CENG 4710, CELL 1010, CELL 2050, CELL 3010, CELL 3110, BMEN 3030/3130, BMEN 3040/3140.
  2. Environmental Studies
    CENG 4130/6130, and three courses chosen from Environmental Biology, Environmental Geology, or Environmental Studies. These three courses must be approved by the department.
  3. Materials Engineering
    ENGR 3120, CHEM 3210 (also an Adv. Chem. Elective) and 3 courses chosen from:
    CENG 4130/6130, CENG 4550/6550, CENG 4890, BMEN 3230.

With the exception of Environmental Studies, each of the above concentrations contains two or more courses from an engineering subject area. Note that for the Environmental studies concentration, additional engineering courses will be required to satisfy the engineering technical elective requirement.

Premedical Curriculum in Chemical Engineering

A premedical program via the chemical engineering curriculum provides an excellent foundation for medical studies. If the student does not proceed to medical school, there is an opportunity for a professional career in industry.

Premedical students make the following changes:

Technical Elective can be replaced with either of the two biology courses, EEOB 1010. 1110 and CELL 1010, 1110. The remaining biology course must be taken, but will not count toward a degree in chemical engineering.

Premedical students should also take a second English course as one of their humanities and social science electives. Some medical schools may require it.

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