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Fall Registration 2012: Group Avisement Schedule (All meetings in Engr 270)

Monday   April 2 10:00 - 10:30 AM
Tuesday April 3 2:00 - 2:30 PM
Wednesday April 4 11:00 - 11:30 AM
Thursday April 5 3:00 - 3:30 PM
Friday April 6  12 noon – 12:30 PM
Monday April 9  4:00 – 4:30 PM

ChE 2111 Material and Energy Balance requires permission numbers!

  • Students majoring in Chemical Engineering require permission numbers to register for ChE 2111. Beginning April 9, see Julie in Engr 176 for permission number, or email
  • Non majors will be placed on a waiting list and allowed to register as space allows.

Upper Division ChE 3xxx and 4xxx level courses require permission numbers!

  • Students must be accepted into the upper division professional program to enroll in 3xxx or higher level courses. Beginning April 9, request permission numbers from the Julie in the department office, 176 Engr, or email:
  • For some classes, we review your transcript to prerequsites and upper division status.

New Advanced Chemistry Elective Options for ChE!

  • At least 8 credits of advanced chemistry electives.  Courses must be CHEM 2xxx or higher and may not be satisfied with CHEM 2095, 3097, 3194, 4184, 4185, or 4634.
  • For example, Chem 2222+2223 Quantitative Analysis+Lab (4 cr) and Chem 2212 Environmental Chemistry (4cr) may be used for advanced chemistry electives
  • Current students must petition to use Chem2222 or 2212l for advanced chemistry electives. Students using the 2012/13 or later catalog do not need to petition.

New Liberal Education Program!

  • The Chemical Engineering program requirements automatically satisfy Liberal Education in Writing (Writ 1120), Oral Communication (ChE 3211), Logic and Quantitative Reasoning (Math 1296 or 1596), Natural Sciences (Chem 1153 or 1161), and Sustainability (ChE 4501).
  • Students must complete courses in Social Sciences (6 cr), Humanities (6 cr), Fine Arts (3 cr), Global Perspectives (3 cr), and Cultural Diversity (3 cr)
  • New students are encouraged to take courses that satisfy both requirements for Knowledge Domains and Key Topics.

ChE Elective Courses

Fall 2012 Spring 2013
  • ChE 5193 Process Optimization/Lean 6 Sigma
  • ChE 4615 Pollution Control
  • ChE 4601 Biochemical Engineering
  • ChE 4603 Biorenewable Resources
  • ChE 5612 Hazardous Waste Processing

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  Question Answer
1. How do I get my advisment registration hold released?

Students are required to attend a group advisement session or meet with an academic adviser before registration each semester.

The Chemical Engineering Department cannot remove other holds. Please see the advisement staff in the SCSE Student Affairs (140 Engr).

2. How do I apply for admission to the upper division professinal program? Apply online or request a form in the department office at 176 Engr. Students must complete the first three semesters of the typical program of study to be considered for the professional program.
3. Can I use Grad Planner to plan my classes? No. Unfortunately, Grad Planner is not reliable
4. How do I petition exceptions to course or degree requirements? Petition forms are available in the SCSE college office (140 Engr). Fill out the requested information and provide an accurate description of your request. The petition must be reviewed by your academic adviser and signed by the department head (Office: 176 Engr).
5. How do I apply for an engineering scholarship? Scholarship applications are typically due April 15 each year. Dow load the application at
6. Where can I get help with my job search (resume writing, interviewing skills, job search, etc.)? Visit Career Services, located at 22 Solon Campus Center. Register on Gold Pass.
7. How do I get involved in research?

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) accepts applications in March and October each year. Talk to a faculty member about opportunities in their labs or to sponsor an original research topic.

Students may also enroll in an independent study/research course with permission from a faculty member.

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