Skip to Main Content

Degree Pathway for Chemical Engineering - General Option- 2015

Suggested Degree Pathway for Chemical Engineering - General Option

For students who entered fall 2015 to spring 2020.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
CHEN.1070Intro to Chemical Eng.
2
ENGL.1010 /
HONR.1100
College Writing I / FYSH (CW)5
3
CHEM.1210
Chemistry I (SCL)5
3
CHEM.1230L
Chemistry I Lab (SCL)
1
MATH.1310Calculus I (MATH)4/54
ECON.2010 /
ECON.2020
Principles of Microeconomics /
Principles of Macroeconomics (SS)
3
Total16

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
ENGL.1020College Writing II (CW)5
3
CHEM.1220Chemistry II5
3
CHEM.1240L
Chemistry II Lab
1
MATH.1320Calculus II54
PHYS.1410Physics I (SCL)53
PHYS.1410LPhysics I Lab (SCL)51
Total15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
CHEN.2010
Material Balances3
CHEN.2050
Fundamentals of Electricity3
CHEM.2210
Organic Chemistry I1/5
3
MATH.2310
Calculus III5
4
BIOL.2100Biology for Engineers3
BIOL.2120LBiology for Engineers Lab1
Total17

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
Total16
CHEN.2020
Energy Balances & Intro to Thermodynamics
3
CHEN.3030Fluid Mechanics3
CHEM.2050L
Organic Chemistry Lab1
1
CHEM.2220
Organic Chemistry II1/53
MATH.2340 /
MATH.2360
Differential Equations53
PHIL.2030 /
PHIL.3340
Intro to Ethics / Eng. & Ethics (AH), (SRE)
3

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
Total18
CHEN.3040
Heat Transfer
3
CHEN.3060Transport Phenomena3
CHEN.3110
Chem. Eng. Thermodynamics
3
CHEN.3150
Unit Operations Lab (WOC), (QL)
3
CHEM.3440Physical Chemistry I23
xxxx.xxxxArts & Hum. Persp. (AH)6
3

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
Total16
CHEN.3080
Intro to Material Sci. & Eng.
3
CHEN.3100
Separation Processes with Mass Transfer
3
CHEN.3170Applied Engineering Problem Solving3
CHEN.4030Chemical Reaction Eng.3
CHEM.3470LPhysical Chemistry Lab II
1
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)63

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
CHEN.4090
Eng. Economics & Process Analysis  (IL), (CTPS), (AIL)
3
CHEN.4130Process Dynamics & Control
3
CHEN.4150Processes & Controls Lab
3
CHEN.xxxxChemical Eng. Tech Elective33
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3
Total15

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
CHEN.4100
Plant Design (IL), (CTPS), (AIL)
3
CHEN.xxxx
Chemical Eng. Tech Elective3
3
xxxx.xxxxArts & Hum. Persp. (AH)
3
xxxx.xxxxTechnical Elective3
3
xxxx.xxxxTechnical Elective33
Total15
Total Minimum Credits = 128 

1The listed co-requisite, CHEM.2290L or CHEM.2300L, Organic Chemistry Lab, is not required for Chemical Engineering majors. CHEM.2050L is the required lab.
2The listed co-requisite, CHEM.3460L, Physical Chemistry Lab, is not required for Chemical Engineering majors. CHEM.3470L is the required lab.
3All Technical Electives should be chosen from an approved list. Consult with your advisor.
4Calculus IA, and Calculus IB instead of Calculus I, will be required for students that do not pass the Calculus Readiness Test.
5Honors level courses may be taken instead.
6Chemical Engineering majors meet the Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA) ELO with an approved course outside the major requirements.

The University Core Curriculum requirements must be satisfied. Either ECON.2010 Principles of Microeconomics or ECON.2020 Principles of Macroeconomics must be used to satisfy one of the Social Sciences Perspective (SS) requirements. Either PHIL.2030 Intro. to Ethics or PHIL.3340 Engineering and Ethics must be used to satisfy one of the Arts & Humanities Perspective (AH) requirements. 

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum policy for further details. You should meet with your faculty advisor to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements.

Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SiS. If you need assistance, please contact your advisor.

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.

Last Updated: 3/23/2020