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Undergraduate Curriculum

Top ⇑Undergraduate Curriculum (Printable)

The coursework necessary to graduate with a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering can be grouped into the following categories:


  1. The engineering courses, including the core chemical engineering courses*, engineering and technical electives, and the advanced chemistry courses;
  2. The basic science and mathematics sequence, which also satisfies the university's scientific inquiry requirements;
  3. The university's cultural knowledge (humanities, fine arts, and social science) elective courses, TIDES, public service, and the writing requirement;

* Beginning with students who declared the Chemical Engineering major in the Fall 2014, a minimum grade of C- must be earned in each CENG required core course in order to receive credit for the Bachelor's degree.

Top ⇑Undergraduate Core Requirements

The following courses are required by the university to obtain a degree:


  • Writing (ENGL 1010, 4 credits)
  • Scientific Inquiry (9-12 credits) This requirement is satisfied by the basic mathematics and science sequence comprising MATH 1220, 2210, 2240; PHYS 1310, 1320; and CHEM 1070/1170, 1080/1180
  • Cultural Knowledge (18 credits): Satisfied by 18 credits including at least six credit hours of Humanities/Fine Arts and at least six credit hours of Social Science
  • Public Service (2-3 credits)
  • TIDES: Satisfied by TIDE 1450
  • Capstone Experience (3+ credits): Satisfied by CENG 4310

Certain modifications to the freshman program may be made by:


  • Achievement of advanced standing through Advanced Placement Tests offered by the CEEB
  • Use of advanced placement tests in mathematics and chemistry offered on campus during Orientation Week
  • Submission of transcripts from other universities for equivalent courses taken prior to entering Tulane

New majors are assigned an individual faculty advisor based on their expected graduation year, and they should consult with him or her regularly for class and career planning. Faculty members can be reached by email or in person to set up meeting times.

Class of 2019 - O'Connor, Papadopoulos
Class of 2018 - Ashbaugh, Godbey
Class of 2017 - Albert, Pratt
Special Advising for transfer students, study abroad - Papadopoulos

Top ⇑Chemical Engineering Program of Study


First Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHEM 1070,1075

Chemistry I and Lab

4

CHEM 1080,1085

General Chemistry II and Lab

4

PHYS 1310

General Physics I and Lab

4

PHYS 1320

General Physics II and Lab

4

MATH 1210*

Calculus I

4

MATH 1220*

Calculus II

4

ENGR

Engineering TIDES

1

 

Cultural Knowledge I

3

ENGL 1010

Writing

4

 

Lower Level
Service Learning

 
         1

 

Total

17

 

Total

16


* Students receiving a score of 3, 4 or 5 on the AP/AB calculus test are encouraged to enroll in consolidated calculus MATH 1310. Students receiving a 4 or 5 on the AB/BC calculus test are encouraged to enroll in MATH 1220. See here for FAQ's on the calculus sequence.

 

Second Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CENG 2110

Material and Energy Balances

3

CENG 2120

Thermodynamics I

3

CENG 2500

Intro to Biotech & Biomolecular Engineering

3

CENG 2320

Transport Phenomena I

3

CHEM 2410

Organic Chemistry I

3

CHEM 2420

Organic Chemistry II

3

CHEM 2430

Organic Chemistry Lab I

1

CHEM 2440

Organic Chemistry Lab II

1

MATH 2210

Calculus III

4

MATH 2240

Introduction to Applied Mathematics

4

 

Cultural Knowledge II

3

 

Cultural Knowledge III

3

 

Total

17

 

Total

17

 

Third Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

     CENG 3110

Thermodynamics II

     3

CENG 3240

Unit Operations Lab

      4

CENG 3230

Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineering

3

CENG 3340

Separation Processes

3

CENG 3390

Transport Phenomena II

3

CENG 4150

Kinetics & Reactor Design

3

 

Cultural Knowledge IV

3

 

Upper Level Service Course

2/3

 

Advanced Chemistry I

3/4

CHEM

Advanced Chemistry II

3/4

 

Total

15/16

 

Total

15/17

 

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CENG 4310

Chemical Process Design

3

CENG 4750

Practice School

6

 

Technical Elective

3

 

Advanced Engineering Elective

3

 

Cultural Knowledge V

3

CENG 4500

Process Control

3

 

Engineering Elective

3

 

Cultural Knowledge VI

3

 

Advanced Technical Elective

3

 

 

 

 

Total

15

 

Total

15

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