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New Mexico State University

2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog


DEGREE: Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

MAJOR: Chemical Engineering

The BS Chemical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Requirements (Total credits 128)

In addition to satisfying the requirements of New Mexico State University and the College of Engineering, CHME majors must pass departmental courses with a grade of C- or better.  

Students must have completed CHME 201 prior to taking any 400-level CHME elective courses.

Degree requirements can also be found summarized in flow diagrams found on the CHME website (http://chme.nmsu.edu/academics/undergrad/chme-flow-diagram-archive/).

General Education (40 credits)

State of New Mexico Common Core (37 credits)

Area I: Communications (10 credits)
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition

4 cr.

ENGL 218GTechnical and Scientific Communication

3 cr.

COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication

3 cr.

Area II: Mathematics (4 credits)
MATH 191GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I

4 cr.

Area III: Natural Science (8 credits)
CHEM 115Principles of Chemistry I

4 cr. (3+3P)

CHEM 116Principles of Chemistry II

4 cr. (3+3P)

Area IV: Social and Behavioral Sciences (6-9 credits)
*Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology electives

6-9 cr.

*see the required courses section of the catalog for a full list of courses.
Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts (6-9 credits)
History, Philosophy, Literature, Art, Music, Dance, Theater, or Foreign Language electives

6-9 cr.

*see the required courses section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

Viewing a Wider World Elective (3 credits)

*9-credit hour rule (see Required courses for details)

*see the required courses section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

Program Specific Requirements (88 credits)

Mathematics (10 credits)

MATH 192GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II

4 cr.

MATH 291GCalculus and Analytic Geometry III

3 cr.

STAT 371Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I

3 cr.

Natural Science (22 credits)

BIOL 211GCellular and Organismal Biology

3 cr.

CHEM 313Organic Chemistry I

3 cr.

CHEM 314Organic Chemistry II

3 cr.

CHEM 315Organic Chemistry Laboratory

2 cr. (6P)

CHEM 433Physical Chemistry I

3 cr.

PHYS 215GEngineering Physics I

3 cr.

PHYS 215GLEngineering Physics I Laboratory

1 cr. (3P)

PHYS 216GEngineering Physics II

3 cr.

PHYS 216GLEngineering Physics II Laboratory

1 cr. (3P)

Engineering (3 credits)

ENGR 100Introduction to Engineering

3 cr. (2+3P)

Chemical Engineering Common Core (53 credits)

CHME 102Material Balances

3 cr.

CHME 201Energy Balances

3 cr.

CHME 301Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I

3 cr.

CHME 302Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II

2 cr.

CHME 302 LThermodynamic Models of Physical Properties

1 cr. (3P)

CHME 305Transport Operations I: Fluid Flow

3 cr.

CHME 306Transport Operations II: Heat and Mass Transfer

4 cr.

CHME 307Transport Operations III: Staged Operations

3 cr.

CHME 323 LTransport Operations and Instrumental Laboratory I

1 cr. (3P)

CHME 324 LTransport Operations and Instrumentation Laboratory II

1 cr. (3P)

CHME 352 LSimulation of Unit Operations

1 cr. (3P)

CHME 361Engineering Materials

3 cr.

CHME 392Numerical Methods in Engineering

3 cr.

CHME 412Process Dynamics and Control

3 cr.

CHME 423 LUnit Operations Laboratory I

1 cr. (3P)

CHME 424 LProcess Control Laboratory

1 cr. (3P)

CHME 441Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Engineering

3 cr.

CHME 448Industrial Safety

3 cr.

CHME 452Chemical Process Design & Economic Evaluation

3 cr.

CHME 452 LChemical Process Simulation

1(3P)

CHME 455Chemical Plant Design

3 cr.

CHME 455 LChemical Plant Simulation

1(3P)

Natural Science or Engineering Elective (see advisor)

3 cr.