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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
 
Chair: Srinivas Palanki (251) 460-6160
Professors: Dhawan, Harrison, Palanki, Sylvester
Assistant Professors: Morisani
Part-time Lecturers: Sadek
Professor Emeritus: Rodriguez
 
Department of Chemical Engineering web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/engineering/chemical/
 
Chemical Engineering is a profession in which knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, biology and other natural sciences gained by study, experience, and practice is applied with judgment to develop economical ways of using material and energy for the benefit of mankind. The program required for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering provides fundamental instruction in mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, and engineering. This education prepares the graduate to seek employment in petroleum, synthetic fibers, steel, paper, electronic components, plastics, pharmaceuticals, energy, and pollution abatement industries. In addition, the graduate is adequately prepared to pursue graduate school.
Chemical engineering students are required to take the Chemical Engineering discipline specific Fundamentals of Engineering examination of Alabama or another state prior to graduation. All electives must be approved by the student’s advisor. Degree requirements include a minimum of 18 semester hours of approved electives in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Satisfactory completion of the 130 hour program outlined below leads to a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. Students must also comply with the College of Engineering Requirements for a Degree which are covered in the Bulletin under College of Engineering.
 
The Chemical Engineering program's objectives are to produce graduates who during their first few years after college:
 
1.
Can work in an environment that requires problem solving skills, often utilizing a team based approach.
2.
Can apply technical knowledge that is fundamental to the practice of chemical engineering, using techniques, skills and modern engineering tools as appropriate.
3. Can function especially well as a chemical engineer in the chemical and process industries.
4. Demonstrate proficiency in written, graphical, and oral communications.
5. Have continued the development of their knowledge and skills after graduation.
6. Appreciate professional, business and ethical responsibilities.
 
The Bachelor of Science program in Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700.
 
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
FIRST YEAR        
Fall     Spring  
EH 101
3
  EH 102
3
 
MA 125
4
  MA 126
4
 
EG 101
2
  CH 132
4
 
CH 131
4
  PH 201
4
 
BLY 121
3
  Gen Ed
3
 
Gen Ed
3
   
18
 
 
19
   
 
 
SECOND YEAR        
Fall     Spring  
MA 227
4
  MA 238
3
 
CH 201
4
  CH 265
4
 
PH 202
4
  CHE 202
3
 
CHE 201
3
  EG 270
3
 
Gen Ed
3
  Gen Ed
3
 
 
18
   
16
 
 
THIRD YEAR        
Fall     Spring  
CH 301
4
  CHE 372
3
 
Gen Ed
3
  EG 231
3
 
CHE 331
3
  CHE 332
3
 
CHE 321
3
  CHE 322
3
 
CHE 311
3
  CHE 342
3
 
 
16
   
15
 
 
FOURTH YEAR        
Fall     Spring  
CHE Elective I
3
  CHE Elective II
3
 
CHE 421
3
  CHE 452
3
 
CHE 441
2
  CHE 462
3
 
CHE 461
3
  CHE 442
2
 
Gen Ed
3
  Tech Elective
3
 
 
14
   
14
 
 
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
With the ever-increasing pace of technological development in society, new opportunities are becoming available that require chemical engineering graduates with increased levels of specialization. The Department offers a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering that blends scholarship and research with advanced coursework to provide excellent training for students to pursue careers in the chemical industry. Graduate students have opportunities to undertake cutting-edge research with faculty for both thesis and project work. In addition, a course work-only program is also offered by the department for those in industry who intend to further their professional development while pursuing a graduate degree. Students with a bachelor's degree in a major other than chemical engineering can qualify for admission by taking a prescribed series of undergraduate courses.
 
The minimum credit hour requirements for the different options pertaining to the MSChE degree are:
Thesis Option 31 cr
Project Option 34 cr
Course Option 34 cr
 
  FIRST YEAR          
  Fall     Spring    
  CHE 525
3
  CHE 510
3
 
  CHE 551
3
  CHE 520
3
 
  CHE 570
3
  CHE Elective I
3
 
   
9
   
9
 
 
  Summer          
  CHE Elective II
3
       
  CHE Elective III
3
       
  EG 501
1
       
   
7
       
 
  SECOND YEAR          
  Fall     Spring    
  Thesis
3
  Thesis/Elective/Project
3
 
  OR          
  Electives
6
       
  MS Comp Exam          
 
 
 

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