B.S.Ch.E. in Chemical Engineering
The B.S. in chemical engineering provides the student with a fundamental knowledge of chemical engineering science and prepares graduates for a variety of careers in industry and government, or for advanced study in engineering, business, or professional school.
Minimum Total Credit Hours: 128
Program Educational Objectives
Graduates from the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Mississippi will be:
- Globally competitive in the professional world;
- Prepared for leadership and success in their chosen career or in continued education;
- Equipped with flexible problem-solving skills to address complex professional and societal issues.
In accordance with ABET accreditation requirements, BSChE students at the University of Mississippi should demonstrate the attainment of the following student outcomes:
(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g) an ability to communicate effectively
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
Specific requirements for the individualized emphasis in chemical engineering are as follows: Math 261-264, Math 353, Writ 100, Writ 101, Writ 102, or Liba 102; Chem 105, 106, 115, 116, and Phys 211, 212, 221, 222; Chem 221, 222, 225, advanced chemistry (defined below); Csci 251 or Engr 309, 310, 313, 321, 322, 360; Ch E 103, 104, 307, 308, 317, 345, 411, 417, 421, 423, 445, 446, 451, 452, 412 or 511; technical electives to include three 3-hour electives of 300 or higher course number from among engineering, science, or mathematics. Any of the following will satisfy the advanced chemistry requirement: Chem 334, Chem 471, Chem 472, Ch E 543, Ch E 545, G E 503, and Engr 540. The following alternative courses may satisfy course requirements as specified:
- Alternatives to Ch E 103 and 104: Engr 100, or Manf 150 and Manf 252
- Alternative to Ch E 452: The combination of Manf 451 and Manf 452
- Alternative to Engr 313: The combination of Manf 251 and 252
- Alternatives for 300-level technical electives: Manf 253, Manf 254, and the combination of Bisc 160, 161, 162, and 163. In the case of the Bisc 160-163 series, the student must take all 8 credits to fulfill the requirement for one 3-credit technical elective. A maximum of 3 credits of Ch E 330 may be used to satisfy one of the technical elective requirements.
Emphases in Chemical Engineering: As alternative to the standard or PreMed options in chemical engineering, a student may choose to obtain a B.S. in Chemical Engineering with one or more of the following five emphases: biotechnology, biomedical engineering, environmental, manufacturing (in collaboration with the Center for Manufacturing Excellence), and materials. The same general education and course requirements (defined above) apply to all emphases in chemical engineering. Taking specific advanced chemistry and elective courses satisfy specific emphasis requirements.
Other Academic Requirements
Students in the Department of Chemical Engineering are encouraged to take the Fundamentals of Engineering examination prior to awarding of the baccalaureate degree.
- Emphasis - Biomedical Engineering
- Emphasis - Biotechnology
- Emphasis - Environmental
- Emphasis - Manufacturing
- Emphasis - Materials
- Pre-Med Option
- Standard Option