Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering Flowchart

Downloadable Flowchart by Audit Year

A downloadable flowchart for each audit year is below. Degree requirements are based on your audit year. This is usually the year that you started at Michigan Tech.

Descriptions of changes for the older audit year flowcharts are at the bottom of the page.

Year 1

Fall

CH 1150 - University Chemistry I

Introduces the foundations of chemistry, including electronic structure of atoms and molecules, intermolecular forces, states of matter, chemical reactions, organic chemistry, chemical equilibria, kinetics, and acid-base chemistry. Includes laboratory component that emphasizes lecture components.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Co-Requisite(s): CH 1151
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1031(C) or MA 1032(C) or MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C) or MA 1135(C) or ALEKS Math Placement >= 56 or CEEB Calculus AB >= 2 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 2 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 2 or ACT Mathematics >= 22 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE-M16 >= 540

CH 1151 - University Chemistry Lab I

Laboratory to accompany CH1150.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Co-Requisite(s): CH 1150
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1031(C) or MA 1032(C) or MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C) or MA 1135(C) or ALEKS Math Placement >= 56 or CEEB Calculus AB >= 2 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 2 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 2 or ACT Mathematics >= 22 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE-M16 >= 540

CH 1153 - University Chem Recitation I

Problem solving session to support University Chemistry I - CH1150.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-1-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Co-Requisite(s): CH 1150
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1031(C) or MA 1032(C) or MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C) or MA 1135(C) or ALEKS Math Placement >= 56 or CEEB Calculus AB >= 2 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 2 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 2 or ACT Mathematics >= 22 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE-M16 >= 540

CM 1000 - Introduction to Chemical Engineering

Introduces chemical engineering as a profession using the theme of industrial chemical production. Covered concepts include process flow diagrams, unit operations, green engineering, and career opportunities. Guest speakers from industry will provide their perspectives on working as a chemical engineer.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (1-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall

ENG 1101 - Engineering Analysis and Problem Solving

An introduction to the engineering profession and to its various disciplines. Focuses on developing problem-solving skills, computational skills, and communication skills. Through active, collaborative work, students work on teams to apply the engineering problem-solving method to "real-world" problems.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-5)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C) or MA 2160(C) or MA 3160(C)) and (Spatial Visualization Score >= 19 or ENG 1002(C))

MA 1160 - Calculus with Technology I

An introduction to single-variable calculus, which includes a computer laboratory. Topics include trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions, differentiation and its uses, and basic integration. Integrates symbolic tools, graphical concepts, data and numerical calculations.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1032 or MA 1031 or ALEKS Math Placement >= 86 or CEEB Calculus AB >= 3 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 3 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 3 or ACT Mathematics >= 29 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE-M16 >= 680

PH 1100 - Physics by Inquiry I

Experiments covering kinematics, force, conservation of momentum, conservation of energy, and waves are explored through guided construction. The course emphasizes understanding physical concepts through inquiry and the scientific method

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C)

UN 1015 - Composition

Provides direct instruction in composition. Students examine and interpret communication practices and apply what they learn to their own written, aural, and visual compositions. Class projects ask students to communicate in a variety of modes and to attend to audience, purpose, and context.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

Total 18 Credits

Spring

CH 1160 - University Chemistry II

A continuation of CH 1150. Introduces more complex concepts in chemistry, including kinetics, chemical equilibria, acid-base equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and chemical analysis. Additional topics may include chemistry of the metals and non-metals, biochemical systems, and nuclear chemistry. Includes laboratory component that emphasizes lecture concepts.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Co-Requisite(s): CH 1161
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CH 1112 or (CH 1150 and CH 1151)

CH 1161 - University Chemistry Laboratory II

Laboratory to accompany CH1160.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Co-Requisite(s): CH 1160
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CH 1112 or (CH 1150 and CH 1151)

ENG 1102 - Engineering Modeling and Design

Continuation of ENG1101. Introduction to the engineering design process with an emphasis on graphics and documentation. Focuses on engineering problem solving in the context of the design process.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-5)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 2160(C) or MA 3160(C)) and (ENG 1101 or (ENG 1001 and ENG 1100)) and (Spatial Visualization Score >= 19 or ENG 1002)

MA 2160 - Calculus with Technology II

Continued study of calculus, which includes a computer laboratory. Topics include integration and its uses, function approximation, vectors, and elementary modeling with differential equations.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 1135 or MA 1121 or CEEB Calculus AB >= 3 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 3 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 3

PH 2100 - University Physics I-Mechanics

A calculus-based introduction to classical mechanics. Topics include kinematics, Newton's laws, impulse and momentum, work and energy, and the universal law of gravitation. C or better/AP credit in Calc 1 or co-requisite registration in PH2110 required.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): PH 1100(C) and (MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 1135) and PH 2110(C) or (CEEB Calculus AB >= 3 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 3 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 3 and MA 2160(C) or MA 3160(C))

UN 1025 - Global Issues

Study of contemporary global issues, their origins, impacts, and solutions through the thematic and comparative exploration of worldview and culture, population, globalization, development, politics and global governance, environment, and sustainability. Emphasis on global literacy and information literacy.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

 

Total 18 Credits

Year 2

Fall

CH 2410 - Organic Chemistry I

A study of the chemistry of carbon compounds. Review of hybrid orbitals, covalent bonding, and resonance. Introduction to nomenclature, stereochemistry, mass spectrometry and infrared spectroscopy, functional group chemistry based on reaction mechanisms, and multi-step synthesis.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CH 1122 or (CH 1160 and CH 1161)

CH 2411 - Organic Chemistry Lab I

Laboratory to accompany CH2410.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (CH 2410(C) or CH 2430(C)) and CH 1122 or (CH 1160 and CH 1161)

CM 2110 - Fund of Chem Engg 1

Application of chemical engineering fundamentals to the design and analysis of chemical processes. Mass balances, energy balances, and fundamentals concepts are applied. Introduces use of Process Flowsheet Simulation Software.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CH 1112 or (CH 1150 and CH 1151)

MA 3160 - Multivariable Calculus with Technology

Introduction to calculus in two and three dimensions, which includes a computer laboratory. Topics include functions of several variables, partial derivatives, the gradient, multiple integrals; introduction to vector-valued functions and vector calculus, divergence, curl, and the integration theorems of Green, Stokes, and Gauss.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 2160 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 3

PH 1200 - Physics by Inquiry II

Experiments covering Coulomb's law, electric and magnetic fields, circuits, induction, and geometric optics are explored through guided construction. The course emphasizes understanding physical concepts through inquiry and the scientific method.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): PH 1100 or PH 1111 or PH 1141 or PH 1161

Total 16 Credits

Spring

CH 2420 - Organic Chemistry II

Covers more functional group chemistry based on reaction mechanisms; more involved multi-step synthesis; introduction to nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; introduction to carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids; and topics of specialized interest.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CH 2410

CM 2120 - Fund of Chem Engg 2

Application of mass and energy balances to common chemical engineering operations. Mass balances, energy balances, and fundamental concepts are applied to flow in piping systems, pumps, compressors and stagewise separations (distillation, absorption/desorption, and extraction). Advanced use of Process Flowsheet Simulations software.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CM 2110

MA 2321 - Elementary Linear Algebra

Offered first half of semester, to be taken concurrently with MA3521. The course is an introduction to linear algebra and how it can be used. Topics include systems of equations, vectors, matrices, orthogonality, subspaces and the eigenvalue problem.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-4-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mathematics, Software Engineering, Computer Science
  • Co-Requisite(s): MA 3521
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 2160

MA 3521 - Elementary Differential Equations

Offered second half of semester, to be taken concurrently with MA2321. Topics include first order equations, linear equations and systems of equations.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-4-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mathematics, Computer Science
  • Co-Requisite(s): MA 2321
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 2160

PH 2200 - University Physics II-Electricity and Magnetism

A calculus-based introduction to electromagnetism. Topics include Coulomb's law, electric fields, Gauss's law, electric potential, capacitance, circuits, magnetic forces and fields, Ampere's law, induction, Maxwell's equations, and electromagnetic waves.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (PH 1200(C) or PH 2261(C)) and (PH 2100 or PH 1160) and MA 2160

Total 16 Credits

Year 3

Fall

CH 3510 - Physical Chemistry I - Thermodynamics, Equilibrium and Kinetics

Ideal and non-ideal gas laws, the kinetic theory of gases, equations of state, liquid-vapor equilibrium, the laws of thermodynamics, solid-liquid-vapor equilibria, the chemical potential, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, the phase rule, phase diagrams, and chemical kinetics.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CH 1122 or (CH 1160 and CH 1161) and MA 2160 and PH 2200(C)

CH 3511 - Physical Chemistry Lab I

Laboratory to supplement CH3510.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-4)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CH 3510(C)

CM 3110 - Transport/Unit Operations 1

Develop an understanding of the processes of momentum transfer (fluid mechanics) and heat transfer. Presents the basic equations of microscopic momentum and heat transfer, along with macroscopic transport equations that can be used in engineering analysis.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CM 2120 and (MA 3520 or MA 3521 or MA 3530 or MA 3560) and MA 3160 and PH 2100

CM 3215 - Transport Laboratory

This course will be an introduction to basic laboratory methods and instrumentation used in the measurement of fluid flow, heat transfer, and mass transfer. Topics to be covered include methods of statistical data analysis, experimental design, principles of measurement and instrumentation, and technical communication.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Chemical Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CM 2120 and CM 3110(C) and (MA 3520 or MA 3521 or MA 3530 or MA 3560) and UN 1015

Total 17 Credits

Spring

CM 3120 - Transport/Unit Operations 2

Mass transfer fundamentals applied to unit operations. Topics include Fick's Law, continuity equation with reaction and mass transfer coefficients. Transient heat transfer and numerical solution are covered. Applications include absorption, distillation, extraction, adsorption, and membrane separations.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Chemical Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CM 3110 and CM 2120 and (MA 3520 or MA 3521 or MA 3530 or MA 3560)

CM 3230 - Thermodynamics for Chemical Engineers

First and second law applied to closed and open systems. Topics include energy conversion, power cycles, entropy and enthalpy calculations on engineering systems; property estimation for non-ideal vapors, liquids, and other substances, non-ideal multicomponent equilibria, chemical reaction equilibria.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (4-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CH 3510 and MA 3160 and (MA 3520(C) or MA 3521(C) or MA 3530(C) or MA 3560(C))

CM 3310 - Process Control

Covers methods of analyzing the transient behavior of chemical processing systems. Develops methods of analyzing systems and system components along with the special mathematical techniques needed. These concepts are then applied to illustrate mathematical modeling of large-scale chemical processing systems.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (MA 3520 or MA 3521 or MA 3530 or MA 3560) and PH 2200 and CM 2110 and CM 2120

CM 3510 - Chemical Reaction Engineering

A study of chemical reaction engineering including design and analysis of chemical reactors, the fundamentals of chemical kinetics, and analysis of reaction rate data.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CM 2110 and CM 3110 and CM 3230(C) and (MA 3520 or MA 3521 or MA 3530 or MA 3560) and CH 2410

Total 16 Credits

Year 4

Fall

CM 4110 - Unit Operations Laboratory

Provides a rigorous introduction to experiments focused in the unit operations of fluid mechanics, heat transfer, mass transfer, and chemical reaction engineering.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-1-6)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Chemical Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CM 3120 and CM 3215 and CM 3230 and CM 3510 and CM 4310(C)

CM 4310 - Chemical Process Safety/Env

A study of the technical fundamentals of chemical process safety and designing for the environment. Includes toxicology, industrial hygiene, source models, fires and explosions, relief systems, hazard identification, risk assessment, environmental fate and transport, hazardous waste generation, pollution prevention, and regulatory requirements.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CM 3120 and CM 3230

CM 4855 - CM Process Analysis & Design I

Capstone technical and economic evaluations of processes and unit operations. Application of cost estimation, energy efficiency, and economic evaluation techniques. Teams analyze an existing facility, identify improvement opportunities, demonstrate the economic consequences, and recommend a course of action.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Chemical Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CM 3120 and CM 3215 and CM 3230 and CM 3510 and CH 2410

Total 17 Credits

Spring

CM 4120 - Chemical Plant Operations Lab

A capstone laboratory course focused on chemical manufacturing processes using the department's pilot plants. Safety, process control, teamwork, and communication skills are stressed.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-1-6)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Chemical Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CM 3215 and CM 3310 and CM 4110

CM 4860 - CM Process Analysis & Design 2

Process and project design principles applied to realistic problems, including project evaluation and management. Problems include safety, environmental, and operability constraints. Emphasizes the profit motive in industry and the role of the chemical engineer.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Chemical Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CM 4855

CM 4861 - CM Design Laboratory 2

Individual/team projects to optimize designs for new ventures with realistic constraints. Requires process synthesis, market research, economic evaluation, and risk analysis techniques. Develops skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and communication. May include the AIChE National Student Design problem.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Chemical Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CM 4860(C)

Total 16 Credits

Older Audit Years

Below are descriptions of changes for older audit years when compared to the most current audit year that is detailed above.