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CBE Requirements for a BS Degree in Chemical Engineering

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Grade Requirements

A program of study encompassing at least one hundred thirty-one 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 All B.S. Majors in the Department of Chemical Engineering

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

Math and Science Prerequisite

  • 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 2010 – Biological Science I (3)
  • 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 2048C – General Physics A (combined lecture/lab) (5)
  • PHY 2049C – General Physics B (combined lecture/lab) (5)

Advanced Chemistry

  • CHM 2210 – Organic Chemistry I (3)
  • CHM 2211 – Organic Chemistry II (3)
  • CHM 4410 – Physical Chemistry I (3)
  • CHM XXXX – Advanced Chemistry Elective (3-4) (not required for Biomedical Engineering majors)

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 (3)
  • ECH 3101 – Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3)
  • ECH 3266 – Transport Phenomena I (3)
  • ECH 3274L – Transport Phenomena Laboratory (3)
  • ECH 3418 – Separations Processes (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)

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 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.

Advanced Chemistry Elective (3-4)

  1. CHM 3120 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry with Lab (FSU) (3) or
    CHM 3120 and CHM 3120L Quantitative Analysis with Lab (FAMU) (2/2)

Chemical Engineering Electives (3/3)

Select two (2) of the following courses:

  1. ECH 4823 Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering (3)
  2. ECH 4824 Chemical Engineering Materials (3)
  3. ECH 4825 Polymer Process Engineering (3)
  4. ECH 4937 Special Topics in Chemical Engineering (3)

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.

Notes:

  • The Major in Biomedical Engineering has a separate Curriculum Guide and Checklist.
  • There is no advanced chemistry elective required for the biomedical engineering major.

Biomedical Engineering Science and Design (3/3/3 credit hours)

  1. BME 3009 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (3)
  2. BME 4403C Quantitative Anatomy and Systems Physiology I (3)
  3. BME 4404C Quantitative Anatomy and Systems Physiology II (3)

Biomedical Engineering Elective (3)

Select one (1) of the following courses:

  1. BME 4007 Biomedical Engineering (3) or
  2. ECH 4743 Chemical Engineering-Bioengineering (3)

A six (6) credit hour sequence in the Department's Undergraduate Research Program, consisting of the course designations BME 4904 (BME - URP) or BME 4906 (BME - Honors in the Major), will substitute for the Biomedical Engineering Elective requirement.

Additional Electives Recommended for Pre-Med Students (FSU / FAMU):

  • BCH 4053 (FSU) / BSC 4033 (FAMU) General Biochemistry I (3)
  • BSC 2010L (FSU) / BSC 1010L (FAMU) Biological Science I Lab (1)
  • BSC 2011 (FSU) / BSC 1011 (FAMU) Biological Science II (3)
  • BSC 2011L (FSU) / BSC 1011L (FAMU) Biological Science II Lab (2)
  • CHM 2210L (FAMU) Organic Chemistry I Lab (1)
  • CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab (FSU: 3; FAMU: 1)
  • PCB 3063 General Genetics (3)
  • PSY 2012 General Psychology (3)