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Degree Pathway, Chemical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering Option, 2020

Suggested Degree Pathway for Chemical Engineering - Nuclear Engineering Option

For students who entered fall 2020 and beyond.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
CHEN.1070Introduction to Chemical Engineering2
ENGL.1010 /
College Writing I5 /
First Year Seminar in Honors: Text in the City (CW)
CHEM.1210Chemistry I (SCL)53
CHEM.1230LChemistry I Lab (SCL)1
MATH.1310Calculus I (MATH)4/54
ECON.2010 /
Principles of Microeconomics /
Principles of Macroeconomics (SS)

Spring Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
ENGL.1020College Writing II (CW)53
CHEM.1220Chemistry II53
CHEM.1240LChemistry II Lab1
MATH.1320Calculus II54
PHYS.1410Physics I (SCL)53
PHYS.1410LPhysics I Lab (SCL)1

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
CHEN.2010Principles of Chemical Engineering3
CHEN.2050Fundamentals of Electricity3
CHEM.2210Organic Chemistry I1/53
MATH.2310Calculus III54
BIOL.2100Biology for Engineers3
BIOL.2120LBiology for Engineers Lab1

Spring Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
CHEN.2020Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics3
CHEN.3030Fluid Mechanics3
CHEM.2050LOrganic Chemistry Lab1
CHEM.2220Organic Chemistry II1/53
MATH.2340 /
Differential Equations /
Engineering Differential Equations5
ENGY.3310Fundamentals of Nuclear Science and Engineering3

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
CHEN.3040Heat Transfer and Unit Operations3
CHEN.3060Transport Phenomena3
CHEN.3110Phase and Chemical Equilibria3
CHEN.3150Unit Operations Lab (WOC), (QL)3
CHEM.3440Physical Chemistry I23
ENGY.4340Nuclear Reactor Theory and Analysis3

Spring Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
CHEN.3100Separation Processes3
CHEN.3170Applied Engineering Problem Solving3
CHEN.4030Chemical Reaction Engineering3
CHEM.3470LPhysical Chemistry Lab II21
ENGY.4350Reactor Engineering3
PHIL.2030 /
Introduction to Ethics /
Engineering and Ethics (AH), (SRE)

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
CHEN.3080Introduction to Material Science and Engineering3
CHEN.4090Engineering Economics (IL), (CTPS), (AIL)3
CHEN.4130Process Dynamics and Control3
ENGY.4390Nuclear Systems Design and Analysis3
PHYS.4060Nuclear Instrumentation3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Humanities Perspective (AH)63

Spring Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
CHEN.4100Plant Design (IL), (CTPS), (AIL)3
CHEN.4150Process Operations and Controls Laboratory3
PHYS.4410 /
Radiochemistry /
Nuclear and Chemical Waste
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Perspective (SS)63
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Perspective (SS)63
xxxx.xxxxArts and Humanities Perspective (AH)63
Total Minimum Credits = 134

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 who 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 Introduction to Ethics or PHIL.3340 Engineering and Ethics must be used to satisfy one of the Arts and Humanities Perspective (AH) requirements.

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge (BOK) 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.