CHEMICAL ENGINEERING CURRICULUM

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					                            Chemical Engineering Provides a Broad Foundation
                             for Greater Opportunities in Critical Technologies


                                                               Biotechnology
                                                         medical device s/diagnostics
                                                            genetic engineering
                     Information                              pharmaceuticals                                  Food
             pentium-chip manufacture                                                             agriculture productivity
                  semiconductors                                                                     smart packaging
                   optical fibers                                                                      preserv ation
                                                          Chemical
                           Energy
                                                         Engineering                                      Environment
                       petrochemicals                                                                   catalytic converte rs
                        solar panels                                                                     recycl ed material s
                          fuel cells                                                                      waste reduction
                                                                    Materials
                                                               polymers/plastics
                                                                   ceramics
                                                                   coatings




                                                      CHEMICAL ENGINEERING CURRICULUM
                                            The Total Number of Credits Required for Graduation is 131
                                                         Uniform Freshman Year (29 credits)
     SOPHOMORE YEAR, FIRST SEMESTER (16 crd hrs)                                  SOPHOMORE YEAR, SECOND SECEMTER (18 crd hrs)
         ChE 31 Material and Energy Balances of Chem. Processes (3)                     ChE 44     Fluid Mechanics (3)
          Chm 31     Chemical Equilibria in Aqueous Systems (4)                        ChE 210     Chemical Eng. Thermodynamics (4)
           Phy 21    Introductory Physics II (4)                                       ChE 179     Professional Development (1)
           Phy 22    Introductory Physics Laboratory II (1)                            BioS 41     Biology Core I: Cellular and Molecular (3)
          Math 23    Analytic Geometry and Calculus III (4)                           Math 205     Linear Methods (3)
                                                                                                   Electives (4)
     JUNIOR YEAR, FIRST SEMESTER (18 crd hrs)                                     JUNIOR YEAR, SECOND SEMESTER (17 crd hrs)
          ChE 151    Introduction to Heat Transfer (3)                                 ChE 211     Chemical Reactor Design (3)
          ChE 201    Methods of Analysis in Chemical Eng (3)                           ChE 244     Mass Transfer and Separation Processes (3)
          Chm 51     Organic Chemistry I (3)                                            Chm 52     Organic Chemistry II (3)
          Chm 53     Organic Chemistry Lab. I (1)                                                  Electives (8)
          Chm 343    Physical Chemistry Lab (1)
                     Electives (7)
     SENIOR YEAR FIRST SEMESTER (18 crd hrs)                                      SENIOR YEAR, SECOND SEMESTER ( 15 credit hrs)
          Chm 341    Molecular Structure, Bonding and Dynamics (4)                     ChE 203     Chemical Engineering Laboratory II (2)
          ChE 202    Chemical Eng. Laboratory I (2)                                    ChE 234     Process Design II (3)
          ChE 233    Process Design I (3)                                               ECE 83     Principles of Electrical Eng. (3)
          ChE 242    Intro. To Process Control and Simulation (3)                                  Electives (7)
                     Electives (6)




                                               OPPORTUNITIES IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

A.   Cooperative Education Program
B.   Intern Employment Programs
C.   International Opportunities
     1.    Junior Year at the University of Nottingham (UK)
           The University of Nottingham Program is for the full junior year. Course credits are transferred and students who are on schedule may
           continue with senior courses upon their return to Lehigh and graduate on schedule.
     2.    Summer Program at Dortmund University (Germany)
           The German Program at the University of Dortmund is a 6 - 8 week program following the junior year. Instruction is in English. Academic
           credits can be transferred and short term internships in German industry may be possible.
D.   Undergraduate Research Participation
E.   Opportunities for Student Innovation (OSI)
F.   Senior Capstone Design Courses
G.   Combined B.S. in ChE and Master's in Education Degree



                                                                                                                                                Revised 11/07
                                                               FOCUS AREAS

                        MINORS, DUAL DEGREES & PREPARATION FOR FURTHER EDUCATION

Chemical engineering undergraduate education provides a broad foundation for opportunities in many fields. Careful
planning and selection of electives in the curriculum shown on the front page can broaden or focus your education to meet
your career goals.

Biotechnology (biochemical processes, genetic engineering, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, medical devices, metabolic
engineering, etc.)

Business (Designed for engineering students to gain knowledge and skills to make informed business decisions.)

Economics (economic principles, microeconomics, environmental economics, financial markets, banking, energy
economics, etc.)

Environmental Engineering (catalytic converters, fuel cells, waste reduction, waste treatment, recycled materials,
environmentally benign processes, etc.)

Polymer Science & Engineering (polymer manufacture, physical and chemical properties, composite materials, polymer
colloids, polymer applications, etc.)

Materials Science & Engineering (engineering materials, plastics, ceramics, metals, coatings, processing, electronic
materials, etc.)

                             As a sample, requirements for a Biotechnology minor are listed below.




                                   BIOTECHNOLOGY MINOR FOR CHEMICAL ENGINEERING MAJORS
             To earn a minor in Biotechnology, a student must register for at least 15 credits of coursework distributed as follows:


                                                            REQUIRED COURSES:


       ChE 341   Biotechnology I (3)
                 Prerequisites: ChE 211 or Instructor approval
       ChE 342   Biotechnology II (3)
                 Prerequisites: ChE 341 or Instructor approval
       ChE 346   Biochemical Engineering Laboratory (3)
                 Prerequisites: ChE 341 and instructor approval


                                                                 ELECTIVES:
      BioE 210   Introduction to Engineering (4)                                     BioS 115    Biology Core II: Genetics (3)
                 Prerequisite: BioE 110                                                          Prerequisite: BioS 41
                                                                                     BioS 371    Elements of Biochemistry I (3)
                                                                                                 Prerequisite: one year of organic chemistry




                                  All other BioS or BioE courses must be approved by the program advisor.




                                                              DUAL DEGREES

Careful planning and selection of elective courses can also permit chemical engineering students to earn second degrees
in a shortened time frame. In the past several years, chemical engineering students have earned second degrees in
fields such as chemistry, biology, international relations, music, business & economics and biochemistry. Early planning
will permit chemical engineering undergraduates to earn a second degree in almost all programs offered at Lehigh.


                                                           FACULTY ADVISORS

Chemical engineering students are assigned faculty advisors who assist them with program planning and elective course
selection. Faculty with expertise in specific areas are available to help students plan for the different minors, dual-degree
options, international programs, undergraduate research, apprentice teaching and other special opportunities.