Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Department of Chemical Engineering

Minor/Cluster

 

Students with a GPA of at least 2.0 may choose to earn a minor in either Chemical Engineering or Environmental Engineering. The objective of the minor program is to provide students with core technical proficiency in chemical or environmental engineering analysis. These programs involve a coherent sequence of classes consisting of 16 credits. For more information on how to earn a minor download one of the following brochures:

Minor in Chemical Engineering  

Required Background:
CHM 131 - Chemical Concepts I
MTH 161 - Calculus I

Choose 16 Credits:
CHE 113 - Chemical Process Analysis
CHE 150 - Green Energy
CHE 213 - Engineering of Soft Matter
CHE 225 - Thermodynamics
CHE 231 - Chemical Reactor Design
CHE 243 - Fluid Dynamics
CHE 244 - Heat and Mass Transfer
CHE 250 - Separation Processes
CHE 258 - Electro Chemical & Engg & Fuel Cell (2cr)
CHE 259 - Transport Phenomena
CHE 260 - Solar Cells
CHE 264 - Biofuels
CHE 265 - Green Chemical Processes
CHE 282 - Processing of Microelectronic Devices (2cr)
CHE 286 - Polymer Science & Technology
CHE 287 - Polymer Rheology & Processing
CHE 292 - Biointerfaces

(Note: BME students with a Cell & Tissue Concentration will be required to take two courses in addition to CHE225, CHE243, and CHE244)

**Minor Policy regarding Overlap Courses** 

Minor in Environmental Engineering 

Prerequisite Statement:
Students are expected to have at least one semester of Chemistry, two semesters of Calculus and one semester of Physics as prerequisites. AP equivalents or instructor approval is also acceptable.

Required Background:
CHE 150 - Green Energy
OR
EES 103 - Introduction to Environmental Science

Choose 16 credits from the following list.
No more than 12 credits can be taken from one department. Students not majoring in engineering should take 12 of the 16 credits in engineering courses (CHE or ECE). Students majoring in engineering should take 12 of the 16 credits in science courses (EES or BIO).

CHE 113 - Chemical Process Analysis
CHE 225 - Thermodynamics
CHE 231 - Chemical Reactor Design
CHE 243 - Fluid Dynamics
CHE 244 - Heat & Mass Transfer
CHE 250 - Separation Processes
CHE 258 - Electrochemical Engineering and Fuel Cells
CHE 259 - Transport Phenomena
CHE 260 – Solar Cells
CHE 264 - Biofuels
CHE 265 - Green Chemical Processes
CHE 282 - Processing of Microelectronic Devices
ECE/TEE 590 - Energy for the 21st Century
EES 212 - Climate Change and Chemical Oceanography
EES 213 - Physical Hydrology
EES 215 - Environmental and Applied Geophysics
EES 216 - Environmental Geochemistry
EES 218 - Atmospheric Geochemistry
EES 219 - Energy & Society (not offered until 2012)
EES 253 - Geodynamics 
EES 283 - Sedimentary Basin Analysis
BIO 263 – Ecology

Cluster in Chemical Engineering

Choose 12 Credits from the following:
CHE 113 - Chemical Process Analysis
CHE 150 - Green Energy
CHE 258 - Fuel Cells (2 credits)
CHE 282 - Processing Microelectric Devices (2 credits)
CHE 391 - Independent Study (with faculty approval)