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.
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