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Chemical Engineering (CHE)

Completion of the undergraduate program in Chemical Engineering leads to the conferral of the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.

Mission of the Undergraduate Program in Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineers are responsible for the conception and design of processes for the purpose of production, transformation, and transportation of materials. This activity begins with experimentation in the laboratory and is followed by implementation of the technology in full-scale production. The mission of the undergraduate program in Chemical Engineering is to develop students' understanding of the core scientific, mathematical, and engineering principles that serve as the foundation underlying these technological processes. The program's core mission is reflected in its curriculum which is built on a foundation in the sciences of chemistry, physics, and biology. Course work includes the study of applied mathematics, material and energy balances, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, energy and mass transfer, separations technologies, chemical reaction kinetics and reactor design, and process design. The program provides students with excellent preparation for careers in the corporate sector and government, or for graduate study.

Requirements

Mathematics:

MATH 41, 42.

10

CME 100. Vector Calculus for Engineers

5

or MATH 51 and 52. Calculus

10

CME 102. Ordinary Differential Equations for Engineers

 

or MATH 53. Ordinary Differential Equations

5

CME 104. Linear Algebra and Partial Differential Equations for Engineers

5

or CME 106. Intro to Probability and Statistics for Engineers

4

Science:

CHEM 31X. Chemical Principles

4

or CHEM 31A,B. Chemical Principles I,II

8

CHEM 33. Structure and Reactivity

4

CHEM 35. Organic Monofunctional Compounds

4

CHEM 36. Chemical Separations

3

PHYSICS 41. Mechanics

4

PHYSICS 43. Electricity and Magnetism

4

Technology in Society (one course required; see Basic Requirement 4)

3-5

Engineering Fundamentals (three courses minimum; see Basic Requirement 3):

ENGR 20/CHEMENG 20. Introduction to Chemical Engineering

3

ENGR 25/CHEMENG 25. Biotechnology

3

Fundamentals Elective

3-5

Chemical Engineering Depth (minimum 68 Engineering Science and Design

units; see Basic Requirement 5):

CHEMENG 10. The Chemical Engineering Profession

1

CHEMENG 100. Chemical Process Modeling, Dynamics, and Control

3

CHEMENG 110. Equilibrium Thermodynamics

3

CHEMENG 120A. Fluid Mechanics

4

CHEMENG 120B. Energy and Mass Transport

4

CHEMENG 130. Separation Process

3

CHEMENG 150. Biochemical Engineering

3

CHEMENG 170. Kinetics and Reactor Design

3

CHEMENG 180. Chemical Engineering Plant Design

3

CHEMENG 185A. Chemical Engineering Laboratory A (WIM)

4

CHEMENG 185B. Chemical Engineering Laboratory B

4

CHEMENG 181. Biochemistry I

3

CHEM 130. Qualitative Organic Analysis

4

CHEM 131. Organic Polyfunctional Compounds

3

CHEM 171. Physical Chemistry: Chemical Thermodynamics

3

CHEM 173. Physical Chemistry: Quantum Chemistry

3

CHEM 175. Physical Chemistry

3

Two courses required*:

CHEMENG 140. Micro and Nanoscale Fabrication

3

CHEMENG 160. Polymer Science and Engineering

3

CHEMENG 174. Environmental Microbiology I

3

CHEMENG 183. Biochemistry II

3

*Any two acceptable except combining 174 and 183

 

Unit count is higher if program includes one or more of the following: MATH 20 series, MATH 50 series (in lieu of the CME math courses), or CHEM 31A,B (in lieu of CHEM 31X). The above requirements are subject to change. The final requirements are published with sample programs in the Handbook for Undergraduate Engineering Programs. Handbooks are available at http://ughb.stanford.edu or from the department or school.

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