Suggested Degree Pathway for Chemical Engineering - Paper Option

For students who entered fall 2012 to spring 2015.

Freshman Year


Fall Semester
Course# Course Name Cr.
CHEN.1070 Intro to Chemical Engin.
2
ENGL.1010
College Writing I5
3
CHEM.1210
Chemistry I5
3
CHEM.1230L
Chemistry I Lab 1
MATH.1310 Calculus I4/5 4
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) SS (Social Science) 3
Total 16


Spring Semester
Course# Course Name Cr.
ENGN.1080 Intro to Engineering II 2
ENGL.1020
College Writing II5
3
CHEM.1220
Chemistry II5
3
CHEM.1240L
Chemistry II Lab
1
MATH.1320 Calculus II5 4
PHYS.1410 Physics I5 3
PHYS.1410L Physics I Lab5 1
Total 17

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester
Course# Course Name Cr.
CHEN.2010
Material Balances 3
CHEN.2050
Fundamentals of Electricity 3
CHEM.2210
Organic Chemistry I1/5
3
MATH.2310
Calculus III5
4
BIOL.2100 Biology for Engineers 3
BIOL.2120L Biology for Engineers Lab 1
Total 17


Spring Semester
Course# Course Name Cr.
CHEN.2020
Energy Balances & Intro to Thermodynamics
3
CHEM.2050L
Organic Chemistry Lab
1
CHEM.2220
Organic Chemistry II1/5 3
MATH.2340/2360
Differential Equations5 3
MATH.3850/3860
Applied Statistics/Probability & Statistics
3
ECON.2010/2020 (Gen. Ed.) SS Economics I/II 3
Total 16

Junior Year


Fall Semester
Course# Course Name Cr.
CHEN.3030
Fluid Mechanics
3
CHEN.3110
Thermodynamics
3
CHEN.3150
Unit Operations Lab 
2
CHEN.3170
Appl. Eng. Prob. Solving/Matlab
3
CHEM.3440 Physical Chemistry I2 3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) AH(Arts/Humanities) 3
Total 17


Spring Semester
Course# Course Name Cr.
CHEN.3040
Heat Transfer 3
CHEN.3080
Intro to Material. Sci. & Eng
3
CHEN.3100
Separation Processes w/ Mass Transfer
3
CHEN.3160
Unit Operations Lab II
2
CHEM.3470L Physical Chemistry Lab II
1
xxxx.xxxx Gen. Ed. AH (Arts/Humanities) 3
xxxx.xxxx Gen. Ed. SS (Social Science) 3
Total 18

Senior Year



Fall Semester
Course# Course Name Cr.
CHEN.4030
Chemical Reactor Design
3
CHEN.4090
Engineering Economics
3
CHEN.4130 Process Dynamics & Control
3
CHEN.4150 Processes & Controls Lab
2
xxxx.xxxx Chemical Eng Tech Elective3 3
xxxx.xxxx Gen. Ed. AH (Arts/Humanities)
3
Total 17


Spring Semester
Course# Course Name Cr.
CHEN.4100
Plant Design
3
CHEN.xxxx
Chemical Eng. Tech. Elective3
3
CHEN.xxxx Chemical Eng. Tech. Elective
3
xxxx.xxxx Chemical Eng. Tech. Elective
3
xxxx.xxxx Advanced Chemical Elective or Equivalent
3
Total 15
Total Minimum Credits = 133

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

The University General Education requirements must be satisfied. Either Economics I (ECON.2010) or II (ECON.2020) must be used to satisfy one of the Social Science requirements. Either Intro. to Ethics (PHIL.2030) or Engineering and Ethics (PHIL.3340) must be used to satisfy one of the Arts & Humanities requirements. A Gen. Ed. course that fulfills the Diversity requirement must be taken. No more than two Gen. Ed. courses can be taken from the same department. Refer to the General Education website.

1The listed co-requisite, CHEM.2290L or CHEM.2300L, Organic Chemistry Lab, is not required for Chemical Engineering majors.
2The listed co-requisite, CHEM.3460L, Physical Chemistry Lab, is not required for Chemical Engineering majors. CHEM.3470L is the required lab.
3Students must take two of the following:

  • CHEN.4050 Design of Papers
  • CHEN.5010 Paper Industry Processes
  • CHEN.4940/4960 Selected Topics in Paper Engineering

The remainder of the option courses must be approved by the Paper Engineering Program Coordinator.

4Calculus I A, and Calculus I B instead of Calculus I, will be required for students who do not pass the Calculus Readiness Test.

5Honors Level courses may be taken instead.

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: 10/13/2017