Chemical Engineering Major

Chemical Engineering Major

Chemical Engineering

Major

The chemical engineering major is a unique blend of engineering, mathematics, and basic sciences. Chemical engineers use this background to solve a wide range of problems.

Chemical engineering is perhaps the broadest and most diverse field in all of engineering. Any commercial process or product that uses or contains molecules probably involved a chemical engineer at some stage of development. In terms of contemporary societal problems, chemical engineers are at the forefront of the effort to design new and more efficient fuels, and we are critical to efforts at environmental remediation, including waste recycling and remediation. Within the military, chemical engineers are uniquely qualified to address problems in fuel and water production and distribution, power generation, and detection, decontamination, and protection against chemical and biological agents. This major offers an honors track. 

The Chemical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.  Chemical Engineering majors have a lab requirement/component. 

 

To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Chemistry and Life Science.

Required Courses

CH362 MASS & ENERGY BALANCES 

CH363 SEPARATION PROCESSES 

CH364 CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING 

CH365 CHEMICAL ENG THERMODYNAMICS 

CH367I NTRO / AUTOMATIC PROC CONTROL

CH383 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 

CH400 CHEM ENG PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

CH459 CHEM ENGR LABORATORY

CH485 HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER 

MC300 FUND OF ENGR MECH AND DESIGN 

MC311 THERMAL-FLUID SYSTEMS I 

MC312 THERMAL-FLUID SYSTEMS II

 

Sample Electives

CH450 BIOENGINEERING MDLING & ANLSIS 

EE360 DIGITAL LOGIC W/ EMBEDDED SYS

EE377 ELECTRICAL POWER ENGNRNG

EM411 PROJECT MANAGEMENT 

EM420 PRODUCTION OPERATIONS MGMT

EM481 SYSTEMS SIMULATION 

MC306 DYNAMICS 

MC364 MECHANICS OF MATERIALS

MC380 ENGINEERING MATERIALS

ME472 ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS 

ME480 HEAT TRANSFER 

ME491 MECHANICAL POWER PLANTS

NE300 FUNDAMENTALS OF NUCLEAR ENGR

NE350 RADIOLOGICAL ENGR DESIGN

NE450 NUCLEAR WEAPONS EFFECTS

SE301 FNDTN ENGIN DSGN & SYS MGMT

SM484 SYSTEM DYNAMICS SIMULATION

XE475 MECHATRONICS

 

This major offers an honors track. 

 

To learn more, view the full Chemical Engineering Major Curriculum.

Cadets have numerous opportunities to participate in activities that will expand their intellectual and social interests within their field including scholarship opportunities, Projects Day participation, and a summer Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, USMA-run academic enrichment experience.

 

To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Chemistry and Life Science or the Center for Molecular Science.