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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Oct 23, 2017
 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemical Engineering Major, BS in Chemical Engineering


uTrack Requirements (for students entering Fall 2013 or later)

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who enter prior to Fall 2015.

PROGRESSION POLICIES AND REQUIREMENTS

Progression to Upper-Division

Progression of students in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering to departmental courses numbered 310 and above is competitive and is based on capacity. Factors considered include overall grade point average, performance in selected lower-division courses, and evidence of satisfactory and orderly progress through the prescribed curriculum.

Upper-Division Status

A lower-division student must apply for progression to upper-division status after completing CBE 201 , CBE 235 , CBE 240 , and CBE 250  with a grade of C- or better in each course and an overall GPA of 2.3 or better.

Provisional Status

Students who have completed CBE 201 , CBE 235 , CBE 240 , and CBE 250  with an overall GPA of at least 2.3 may apply for provisional status. The granting of provisional upper-division status is based on availability of space in the departmental programs after upper-division status students have been accommodated. Provisional students are required to demonstrate the ability to perform satisfactorily in upper-division courses by completing a total of seven departmental courses with a grade of C- or better in each course (including the four required for upper-division status). Permission to continue with upper-division classes depends on this minimum level of performance.

Any student with an overall GPA below 2.1 will not be admitted to upper-division chemical and biomolecular engineering courses. Students who have not been admitted to upper-division or provisional status will be dropped from upper-division departmental classes.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
CHEM 120 * or CHEM 128 * 4 MATH 130  or higher or one Arts and Humanities*, Cultures and Civilizations*, or Social Sciences* Elective
EF 105   1  
EF 151 * or EF 157 * 4  
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118 * 3  
MATH 141 * or MATH 147 * 4  
Term 2
CHEM 130 * or CHEM 138 * 4 MATH 130  or higher
EF 152 * or EF 158 * 4  
ENGL 102 * 3  
MATH 142 * or MATH 148 * 4  
Term 3
BIOL 160 * or BIOL 168 * 3 EF 151 * or PHYS 135 *
CBE 201 , CBE 235   7  
EF 230   2  
MATH 231   3  
Term 4
CBE 240 , CBE 250   8 EF 152 * or PHYS 136 *
CHEM 310 , CHEM 319   4  
MATH 241  or MATH 247   4  
Social Sciences Elective * 3  
Term 5
Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 CBE 201  or COSC 102  or ME 202  or MSE 201  
CBE 301 , CBE 350   6  
CHEM 350  or CHEM 358   3  
PHYS 231 * 3  
Term 6
Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 No milestones
2Bio Option I 3  
CBE 340 , CBE 360 , CBE 380   7  
3Technical Elective 3  
Term 7
CBE 415 *, CBE 445 , CBE 480   10 No milestones
Cultures and Civilizations Electives * 6  
Term 8
CBE 401   1 No milestones
CBE 488 * or CBE 490 * 3  
1Chem Option I 3  
Social Sciences Elective * 3  
3Technical Elective 6  
TOTAL 128  
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Chem Option I: Any 200-level or above BCMB courses; any 200-level or above CHEM courses; Environmental Engineering 554, 562; MSE 340  or MSE 347 , MSE 360  or MSE 367 , any 200-level or above MICR courses.
2 Bio Option I: BCMB 230 , BCMB 311 , BCMB 321 , BCMB 401 , BCMB 402 , BCMB 412 ; BIOL 220 -BIOL 229 , BIOL 240 , BIOL 260 -BIOL 269 ; CBE 455 ; MICR 210 *.
3 One technical elective must be a chemical and biomolecular engineering course. CBE 457  may not count as the one CBE course. MSE 201  or MSE 207  can be used as technical elective.

Honors Concentration – Chemical Engineering


In addition to satisfying the requirements for the chemical engineering major, candidates for the honors chemical engineering concentration must also complete the following requirements:

  • Maintain a 3.4 cumulative GPA and an average 3.4 GPA in all CBE courses.
  • Four 100- or 200-level honors courses (14 hours minimum, at least two courses must be from engineering fundamentals, physics, math, chemistry, or biology).
  • Complete two upper-division honors courses in chemical engineering (CBE 447 , CBE 467 , or CBE 488 *).
  • Satisfy the breadth requirements for the Engineering Honors Program as shown on the Tickle College of Engineering website.