Chemical engineering at Clarkson offers a unique and personalized educational environment designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the chemical engineering principles.

Specializing in applications of these principles in materials engineering, environmental engineering and biomedical engineering through minors and concentrations is also possible.

Small class sizes and low student to faculty ratios allow close interaction with the department faculty that have a combined expertise in all modern areas of chemical engineering. As a student, you have the opportunity to work on research projects for course credits that lay the groundwork for success in applied research and development. After graduation, you will be an intellectual leader in industry and academia, en route to an illustrious career.

 

Clarkson Common Experience

The following courses are required for all students, irrespective of their program of study. These courses are offered during the fall semester, with FY100 First-Year Seminar being required of only first-year students. Both FY100 and UNIV190 are typically taken during the fall semester of the first year at Clarkson.

FY100

First-Year Seminar

1

UNIV190

The Clarkson Seminar

3

School of Engineering Common First-Year Curricula

All students majoring in a program offered by the School of Engineering (excluding engineering & management majors) take courses that are part of a common curricula during the first year. Therefore, students may defer the selection of a major field of study until the sophomore year. Beginning with the junior year, a significant amount of specialized material is incorporated into each curriculum. In the senior year, coursework is concentrated in the student’s chosen field. Courses in humanities and social sciences are taken throughout the 4-year program as part of the Clarkson Common Experience.

During the first year, students majoring in a program offered by the School of Engineering (excluding engineering & management majors) must complete the following courses:

CM131

General Chemistry I

4

ES100

Introduction to Engineering Use to the Computer

2

ES110

Engineering & Society

3

MA131

Calculus I

3

MA132

Calculus II

3

PH131

Physics I

4

PH132

Physics II

Core Requirements 

Students majoring in chemical engineering are required to complete the following courses:

BY160

Biology II - Cellular & Molecular Biology

3

CH210

Molecular Properties

3

CH220

Material Balances

3

CH260

Thermodynamics & Energy Balances

3

CH320

Phase Equilibria

3

CH330

Transfer Process Fundamentals

3

CH350

Chemical Engineering Laboratory

1

CH360

Chemical Reactor Analysis I

3

CH370

Design of Transfer Process Equipment

3

CH410

Chemical Engineering Laboratory

2

CH420

Process Economics & Conceptual Design

3

CH460

Process Dynamics & Control

3

CM132

General Chemistry II

4

CM241

Organic Chemistry I

3

CM242

Organic Chemistry II

3

CM244

Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

3

EC350

Economic Principles & Engineering Economics

3

MA231

Calculus III

3

MA232

Elementary Differential Equations

3

 

Professional Experience
Students are required to complete the following Professional Experience:

ES499

Professional Experience

0

Core Electives for Chemical Engineering

The following are electives students are required to complete for the chemical engineering major.

Professional Electives

  • ES499 (0 credits)
  • 1 mathematics (MA) elective
  • 2 ES electives from two different areas (mechanics/electrical science/materials science)
  • 3 engineering electives
  • 2 technical electives (science/engineering/mathematics)
  • 2 undesignated electives

Knowledge Area/University Course Electives
Students majoring in chemical engineering will have approximately 18 credit hours available to use toward Knowledge Area and/or University Course electives.

Free Electives

Students majoring in chemical engineering will have approximately 33 credit hours available to use toward courses of their choice.