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Academic Program Guide

Engineering (Chemical)

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2024 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and diversity requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

All new, incoming engineering students are placed into pre-engineering major until they have satisfied the College of Engineering prerequisite course requirements listed below. After these requirements are satisfied, students may change their major from pre- engineering to Chemical Engineering.

An undergraduate Chemical Engineering major requires 128 semester credit hours for graduation. A student who has decided to major in Chemical Engineering must successfully complete the following four prerequisite courses before the major can be declared: a grade of "C minus" or better in EGN- 1004L First Year Engineering Laboratory; and, a grade of "C minus" or better in all instances of Calculus 1, Calculus 2, and General Chemistry I with lab. A student is allowed a single repeat for only one of these courses.

Chemical Engineering majors must earn a final grade of "C" or better in all engineering courses which apply toward the degree.

Note: EGN1004L is only offered at FSU; therefore, transfer students should take this course during the first semester enrolled at FSU.

Mapping Coordinator: Emily Burgess

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC 1101 Freshman Composition3
CHM 1045 General Chemistry I and CHM1045 Lab4
MAC 2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I4
EGN 1004L * First Year Engineering Lab1
GE History Course3
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC 1105 ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC 2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
MAC 2312 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II4
CHM 1046 General Chemistry II and CHM 1046 Lab4
BSC 2010 Biological Science I3
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC1140 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC1114 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete EGN1004L ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Summer hrs
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Core Social Science3
GE Ethics3
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
ECH 3023 Mass and Energy Balances I3
MAC 2313 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III5
CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I3
PHY 2048C General Physics A with Lab (or PHY2048 and PHY2048 Lab)5
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete CHM1045 and CHM1045 Lab ( ≥ C minus ) in each
Complete MAC2311 ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
ECH 3024 Mass and Energy Balances II4
ECH 3301 Introduction to Process Analysis and Design4
CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II3
PHY 2049C General Physics B with Lab (or PHY2049 and PHY2049 Lab)5
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete MAC2312 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete CHM1046 and CHM1046 Lab ( ≥ C minus ) in each
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
ECH 3101 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics3
ECH 3266 Transport Phenomena I3
ECH 3854 Chemical Engineering Computations4
ECH 3844 Chemical Engineering Statistics3
GE Elective3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete MAC 2313 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete PHY2048C ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
ECH 3274L Transport Phenomena Lab3
ECH 3418 Separations Processes3
ECH 4267 Transport Phenomena II3
CHM/BCH 3/4xxx Advanced Chemistry Elective3
EGM 3512 Engineering Mechanics4
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete ECH3023 ( ≥ C )
Complete CHM2210 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete BSC2010 ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
ECH 4404L Unit Operations Lab3
ECH 4504 Kinetics and Reactor Design3
ECH 4604 Chemical Engineering Process Design I4
Chemical Engineering Elective I3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete a Pre-Graduation Check
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
ECH 4323 Process Control3
ECH 4323L Process Control Lab1
ECH 4615 Chemical Engineering Process Design II3
Chemical Engineering Elective II3
EEL 3003 Introduction to Electrical Engineering3
Required Milestones: Term 8
Apply for graduation in first two weeks
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Chemical Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Biochemical Engineer, Design Engineer, Food Engineer, Development Engineer, Polymer Engineer, Project Engineer, Process Engineer, Research Engineer, Materials Engineer

Representative Employers: The work of the chemical engineer is to analyze, develop, design, control, construct, and/or supervise chemical processes in research and development, pilot-scale operations, and industrial production. The graduate in chemical engineering is particularly versatile. Industrial work may involve the production, operation, or research departments of chemical or allied plants, such as inorganic chemicals (e.g., acids, alkalis, pigments, fertilizers), organic chemicals (e.g., petroleum, petrochemicals, polymers, fuels, propellants, plastics, pharmaceuticals, specialty chemicals), biological products (e.g., enzymes, vaccines, biochemicals, biofuels), materials (e.g., ceramics, polymeric materials, paper, biomaterials), and foods. Employment is also available in the technical service, process improvement, or environmental compliance sections of such industries. Graduate education in chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, medical school, dental school, business school, law school, and other science or engineering disciplines are viable alternatives for the more accomplished graduate. Research and development work or policy analysis at governmental agencies, and university/college teaching are other employment options.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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