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Chemical Engineering (BCH)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2011 - Spring 2012 catalog year. For more
information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Major: CHE

Degree: BCH

Unit: Speed School of Engineering

Department: Chemical Engineering

Students specializing in Chemical Engineering will complete a program consisting of two semesters in Engineering
Fundamentals and a further period of study in the Department of Chemical Engineering – nine semesters in Departmental
Studies to complete the Bachelor of Science degree, followed by a fifth year in Graduate Studies for the Master of
Engineering degree. This curriculum is designed as an integrated five-year program, with a cooperative education
component, culminating in the Master of Engineering degree. The Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering programs
are both accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

Engineering Fundamentals1

Courses Hours

Speed School Core

ENGR 100 , 1012 , 102 10

ENGL2,3 101, 102 6

CHEM 2012 3

PHYS 2982 4

CHE Core

CHE 205 2

CHEM 202, 2072, 208, 209 6

Total 31

Departmental Studies
Courses Hours

Engineering Fundamentals

ENGR 201, 205, 307 8

Department4

CHE 211, 253, 288, 289, 305, 312, 331, 351, 389, 401, 430, 433, 436, 441, 461, 471,
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485, 486, 489, 520, 572

Speed/University

Advanced Chemistry Elective5 3

CHEM 341, 343 5

IE 360, 370 6

PHYS 295, 296, 299 6

Science Elective6 3

Ethics Elective7 3

General Education

Arts/CD/HUM/SB Electives2,7 9

COMM2 111 or 112 or 115 3

HIST2 101 or 102 or 105 or 106 3

Total 104

Total Hours

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering 1358

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Acceptance into a Department requires that a student have a 2.0 GPA in the prescribed set of courses totaling 31 semester hours in
Engineering Fundamentals. In addition, the student must be in good standing with the university (university GPA ≥ 2.0).
2
This course is a General Education requirement for the program; see http://www.louisville.edu/provost/GER/ for the listing, by
academic year, of Arts/CD/Hum/SBS Electives which satisfy the University-wide General Education requirements.
3
Students completing ENGL 105 in lieu of ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 satisfy the General Education and Engineering Fundamentals
requirements for Written Communication. However, an additional 3-hr Writing (WR) course or honors Written Communication (WC)
course is needed to satisfy program credit hour requirements. A current list of acceptable WR and WC courses is at
http://louisville.edu/speed/academics/advising/ENGL105.html.
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In order to meet departmental graduation requirements a student may accumulate no more than three “D” grades in CHE prefixed
courses. Any additional “D” grades beyond three must be repeated, according to the “Course Repetition Policy”. If a student
accumulates more than one “D” in any one year of the program, it is strongly recommended that one or more of those courses be
repeated to earn a better grade before proceeding to the next course in the sequence. For this policy, grades of D-, D or D+ are all
considered to be D grades.
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Select one course from the following list:
CHEM 342, 445, 450, 515, 527, 545, 550, 557
CHE 402, 502, 532, 550, 551, 581, 653
An undergraduate student must receive permission from the department chair in order to enroll in a 600-level course. The course so
chosen cannot be a course which has been used to satisfy other program requirements.
6
Select one course from the following list:
BIOL 240, 242, 257, 263, 329, 330
CHEM 342, 445, 450
GEOS 220, 301, 360, 363, 365
PHYS 220, 300
7
PHIL 222, 225, 321, 323, or 328 all satisfy the Ethics Elective. However, only PHIL 222 is accepted for the General Education content
requirement in Humanities; if PHIL 222 is taken, 9 hours of Arts/CD/Hum/SB Electives are required. If one of PHIL 225, 321, 323, or
328 is taken, then an additional Arts/CD/Hum/SB Elective is required, and a total of 12 hours of Arts/CD/Hum/SB Elective are required
instead of the 9 listed.
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Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree must be in Good Standing (university GPA ≥ 2.00) and must attain a grade point average
of at least 2.00 for all courses used to satisfy degree requirements.