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Academic Program Guide


Engineering (Chemical)


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2017 and after)

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 multicultural 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 degree requires 131 semester credit hours for graduation. A student who has decided to major in Chemical Engineering must successfully complete the following five prerequisite courses before the major can be declared: a grade of "C" or better in EGN-1004L First Year Engineering Laboratory; and, a grade of "C" 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 grade of "C" or better in all engineering courses which apply toward the degree.

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

Mapping Coordinator: Hillary Campbell
Email: hdcampbell@fsu.edu

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
CHM1045 General Chemistry I and CHM1045 Lab4
MAC2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I4
EGN1004L * First Year Engineering Lab1
GE History3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC 1105 ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
MAC2312 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II4
CHM1046 General Chemistry II and CHM1046 Lab4
BSC2010 Biological Science I3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC1140 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC1114 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete EGN1004L ( ≥ C )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Summer hrs
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Social Science3
Term 3 hrs
ECH3023 Mass and Energy Balances I3
MAC2313 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III5
CHM2210 Organic Chemistry I3
PHY2048C General Physics A with Lab (or PHY2048 and PHY2048 Lab)5
Milestones 3
Complete CHM1045 and CHM1045 Lab ( ≥ C ) in each
Complete MAC2311 ( ≥ C )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Term 4 hrs
ECH3024 Mass and Energy Balances II4
ECH3301 Introduction to Process Analysis and Design4
CHM2211 Organic Chemistry II3
PHY2049C General Physics B with Lab (or PHY2049 and PHY2049 Lab)5
E-Series Course3
Milestones 4
Complete E-Series Course
Complete CHM1046 and CHM1046 Lab ( ≥ C ) in each
Complete MAC2312 ( ≥ C )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Term 5 hrs
ECH3101 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics3
ECH3266 Transport Phenomena I3
ECH3854 Chemical Engineering Computations4
CHM4410 Physical Chemistry I3
Milestones 5
Complete MAC 2313 ( ≥ C )
Complete PHY2048C, w/Lab ( ≥ C )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Term 6 hrs
ECH3274L Transport Phenomena Lab3
ECH3418 Separations Processes3
ECH4267 Transport Phenomena II3
CHM/BCH 3/4xxx Advanced Chemistry Elective 3
EGM3512 Engineering Mechanics4
Milestones 6
Complete ECH3023 ( ≥ C )
Complete Scholarship in Practice Course
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Term 7 hrs
ECH4404L Unit Operations Lab3
ECH4504 Kinetics and Reactor Design3
ECH4604 Chemical Engineering Process Design I4
Chemical Eng Elective I3
GE Ethics3
Milestones 7
Complete a Pre-Graduation Check
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Term 8 hrs
ECH4323 Process Control3
ECH4323L Process Control Lab1
ECH4615 Chemical Engineering Process Design II3
Chemical Eng Elective II3
EEL3003 Introduction to Electrical Engineering3
Milestones 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, Biomedical 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: global.fsu.edu/undergraduate-students/going-abroad.

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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