Chemical Engineering, General Option - Altoona

Starting at Altoona and ending at University Park / updated 2/26/2014

This major is under an administrative enrollment control. Please review the Entrance-to-Major requirements found at http://dus.psu.edu/students/etm/requirements.html

Semester 1 (Altoona)

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
CHEM 110 - Chemical Principles I (GN)Notes for: CHEM 110

CHEM 110

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
1.0
3.0
ENGL 030 - Honors Freshman Composition (GWS)Notes for: ENGL 030

ENGL 030

If ENGL 030 is recommended by placement test results, it should be taken fall semester. If ENGL 015 is recommended by placement test results, it should be taken spring semester. Only one of these two courses can be taken.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ECON 102 - Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy (GS)Notes for: ECON 102

ECON 102

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ECON 104 - Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy (GS)Notes for: ECON 104

ECON 104

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
MATH 140 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (GQ)Notes for: MATH 140

MATH 140

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4.0
Total credits 15.0

Semester 2 (Altoona)

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
1.0
ENGL 015 - Rhetoric and Composition (GWS)Notes for: ENGL 015

ENGL 015

If ENGL 030 is recommended by placement test results, it should be taken fall semester. If ENGL 015 is recommended by placement test results, it should be taken spring semester. Only one of these two courses can be taken.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ECON 102 - Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy (GS)Notes for: ECON 102

ECON 102

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ECON 104 - Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy (GS)Notes for: ECON 104

ECON 104

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
MATH 141 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (GQ)Notes for: MATH 141

MATH 141

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4.0
PHYS 211 - General Physics: Mechanics (GN)Notes for: PHYS 211

PHYS 211

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4.0
Total credits 15.0

Semester 3 (Altoona)

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
3.0
3.0
MATH 251 - Ordinary and Partial Differential EquationsNotes for: MATH 251

MATH 251

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4.0
PHYS 212 - General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism (GN)Notes for: PHYS 212

PHYS 212

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4.0
Total credits 17.0

Semester 4 (University Park)

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
CH E 210 - Introduction to Material BalancesNotes for: CH E 210

CH E 210

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
CH E 220 - Introduction to Chemical Engineering ThermodynamicsNotes for: CH E 220

CH E 220

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
3.0
2.0
4.0
Total credits 18.0

Semester 5 (University Park)

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
3.0
CAS 100A - Effective Speech (GWS)Notes for: CAS 100A

CAS 100A

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or CAS 100B - Effective Speech (GWS)Notes for: CAS 100B

CAS 100B

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
CH E 320 - Phase and Chemical EquilibriaNotes for: CH E 320

CH E 320

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
CH E 330 - Process Fluid MechanicsNotes for: CH E 330

CH E 330

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 7 (University Park)

Course DetailsCredits
CH E 410 - Mass Transfer OperationsNotes for: CH E 410

CH E 410

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
CH E 430 - Chemical Reaction EngineeringNotes for: CH E 430

CH E 430

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
CH E Elective 1
3.0
Engineering Elective 1
3.0
ENGL 202C - Effective Writing: Technical Writing (GWS)Notes for: ENGL 202C

ENGL 202C

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
Professional Elective 1
3.0
Total credits 18.0

Semester 8 (University Park)

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
3.0
CH E Elective 2
3.0
Engineering Elective 2
3.0
Professional Elective 2
3.0
Total credits 15.0

Additional Notes

The Department of Chemical Engineering strongly recommends that students complete both MATH 230 and MATH 251 before taking CH E 210 and CH E 220. However, if both courses are not available, students should take either MATH 230 or MATH 251 before taking CH E 210 and CH E 220. Students may then take the remaining math course, MATH 230 or MATH 251, concurrently with CH E 210 and CH E 220. Students should NOT take both MATH 230 and MATH 251 concurrently with CH E 210 and CH E 220.

Students should move to University Park for their fourth semester so they can take CH E 210 and CH E 220. These two required courses are prerequisites for subsequent required courses. A delay in moving to University Park by one semester will increase by 1-2 the number of semesters needed to complete degree requirements.

CH E 210: Course requires a grade of 'C' or better before enrolling in the next higher course.

CH E Elective: Select from department list.

Engineering Elective: Select from department list. Students who complete the Cooperative Education Program may substitute 3 co-op credits for an engineering elective.

Health and Physical Activity Elective: Students who complete the ROTC Program may substitute 3 ROTC credits for the GHA requirement and 3 ROTC credits for a professional elective.

Professional Elective: Select from department list. Students who complete the ROTC Program may substitute 3 ROTC credits for the GHA requirement and 3 ROTC credits for a professional elective.

These courses offered at Altoona in fall semester only:

  • CHEM 210

These courses offered at University Park in spring semester only:

  • CH E 300
  • CH E 470

TOTAL CREDITS: 134 (Since Altoona does not offer a first-year seminar as part of first-year engagement, students will need to have an extra credit to earn the total number of credits required for the major)

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

ENGL 030
If ENGL 030 is recommended by placement test results, it should be taken fall semester. If ENGL 015 is recommended by placement test results, it should be taken spring semester. Only one of these two courses can be taken.
ENGL 015
If ENGL 030 is recommended by placement test results, it should be taken fall semester. If ENGL 015 is recommended by placement test results, it should be taken spring semester. Only one of these two courses can be taken.