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 credits)
  • ES100 Introduction to Engineering Use to the Computer (2 credits)
  • ES110 Engineering & Society (3 credits)
  • MA131 Calculus I (3 credits)
  • MA132 Calculus II (3 credits)
  • PH131 Physics I (4 credits)
  • PH132 Physics II

Chemical Engineering Core Requirements

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

 

  • BY160 Biology II - Cellular & Molecular Biology (3 credits)
  • CH210 Molecular Properties (3 credits)
  • CH220 Material Balances (3 credits)
  • CH260 Thermodynamics & Energy Balances (3credits)
  • CH320 Phase Equilibria (3 credits)
  • CH330 Transfer Process Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • CH350 Chemical Engineering Laboratory (1 credits)
  • CH360 Chemical Reactor Analysis I (3 credits)
  • CH370 Design of Transfer Process Equipment (3 credits)
  • CH410 Chemical Engineering Laboratory (2 credits)
  • CH420 Process Economics & Conceptual Design (3 credits)
  • CH460 Process Dynamics & Control (3 credits)
  • CM132 General Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • CM241 Organic Chemistry I (3 credits)
  • CM242 Organic Chemistry II (3 credits)
  • CM244 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (3 credits)
  • EC350 Economic Principles & Engineering Economics (3 credits)
  • MA231 Calculus III (3 credits)
  • MA232 Elementary Differential Equations (3 credits)

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

  • ES499 Professional Experience (0 credits)

Chemical Engineering Core Electives

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.