Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Term-by-term Outline for BS Degree*
(with Requirements and Prerequisites)

All of the courses required for graduation are plainly listed at this Web site. Each chemical engineering student is ultimately responsible for being aware of all of the curriculum requirements (this Web site should be checked every term for updates) and completing all of the required courses.

Please print out and utilize to ensure that all requirements have been filled.

COURSES REQUIRED SATISFIED BY CREDITS ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS
SEMESTER 1      
General Chemistry I Chem 0960- Gen. CHEM for Engrs. 1 or Chem 0110- General Chemistry 1 3 CHEM 0960-  PLAN: Undeclared Engineer Students; CHEM 0110- No Enrollment Requirements
Calculus and Anal Geom 1 Math 0220- ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS 1 4 MATH 0220- No Enrollment Requirements
Physics 1 -- Mechanics Phys 0174- BASIC PHYSICS, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 1 (INTEGRATED) 4 PHYS 0174- CREQ: MATH 0220 or 0235
Humanities/Social Science 1 See Hum & SS List 3  
Engineering Analysis Engr 0011- INTRO TO ENGINEERING ANALYSIS 3 ENGR 0011-  CREQ: ENGR 0081 or ENGR 0181; PROG: School of Engineering
Seminar Engr 0081- FRESHMAN ENGINEERING SEMINAR 1 0 ENGR 0081- CREQ: ENGR 0011 or 0711; PROG: Swanson School of Engineering
  Total Credits 17  
SEMESTER 2      
General Chemistry II Chem 0970- GENERAL CHEM FOR ENGINEERS 2 or Chem 0120- GENERAL CHEMISTRY 2 3 CHEM 0970-  PROG: Swanson School of Engineering
PREQ: CHEM 0110 or 0410 or 0710 or 0760
or 0960 or 0101 or (CHEM 0111 and 0113)
Calculus and Anal Geom II Math 0230- ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS 2 4 MATH 0230- PREQ: MATH 0220; MIN GRADE: 'C'
Physics II - Thermodynamics Phys 0175- BASIC PHYSICS, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 2 (INTEGRATED) 4 PHYS 0175-  PREQ: (PHYS 0174 MIN GRAD 'C' or 0475 MIN GRAD 'C') and (MATH 0235: MIN GRAD
'C') or [(PHYS 0174 or 0475 MIN GRAD 'C-') and CREQ: MATH 0230]
Humanities/Social Science 2 See Hum & SS List 3  
Introduction to Computing Engr 0012- INTRO TO ENGINEERING COMPUTING 3 ENGR 0012-  PREQ: ENGR 0011 (MIN
GRADE 'C'); CREQ: MATH 0220 or 0230 or 0235 or 0240 or 0245 or 0280 or 0290;
PROG: School of Engineering
Seminar Engr 0082- FRESHMAN ENGINEERING SEMINAR 2 0 ENGR 0082-  CREQ: ENGR 0012 or 0712 or 0715; PROG: Undergraduate Swanson School of
Engineering
  Total Credits 17  
SEMESTER 3      
Organic Chemistry Chem 0310- ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1 3 CHEM 0310- PREQ: (CHEM 0120 or 0720 or 0770 or 0970 or 0102 or CHEM 0420) or (CHEM 0112 and
0114)
Composition Requirement

See approved courses

3

Calculus and Anal Geom III Math 0240- ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS 3 4 MATH 0240-  PREQ: MATH 0230 or 0235; MIN GRADE: 'C'
Foundations of ChE ChE 0100 - FOUNDATIONS OF CHEMICAL ENGR 6 CHE 0100- PREQ: (CHEM 0120 or 0420 or 0770 or 0970 or 0102 or 0112) and (MATH 0230 or 0235 or 0150 or 0231) and (PHYS 0174 or 0475 or 0150 or 0201); CREQ: CHE 0101; PROG: Swanson School of Engineering
Foundations Lab ChE 0101 - FOUNDATIONS OF CHE LABORATORY 1 CHE 0101- CREQ: CHE 0100; PROG: Swanson School of Engineering 
Seminar ChE 1085 - DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR 0 CHE 1085 - School of Engineering students only.
  Total Credits 17
 
SEMESTER 4      
Organic Chemistry II Chem 0320- ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2 3 CHEM 0320- PREQ: CHEM 0310 or
0730 or 0206 or 0231
Differential Equations Math 0290- DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (also Math 1270- ORDINARY DIFFERENTL EQUATIONS 1) 3 MATH 0290- PREQ: MATH 0230 or 0235; MIN GRADE: 'C'
ChE Thermodynamics ChE 0200 - CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS 6 CHE 0200- PREQ: ( CHEM 0120 or 0420 or 0970 or 0102/a> or 0112) and (MATH 0230 or 0235 or 0150 or 0231) and (PHYS 0174 or 0475 or 0150 or 0201); CREQ: CHE 0201 and 0214; PLAN: Chemical Engineering (CHE-BSE)
Thermodynamics Lab ChE 0201 - CHE THERMODYNAMICS LABORATORY 1 CHE 0201- CREQ: CHE 0200; PLAN: Chemical Engineering (CHE-BSE)
Product Design I ChE 0214* - INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL PRODUCT DESIGN 3 CHE 0214- PREQ: (CHEM 0102 or 0112 or 0120 or 0420 or 0770 or 0970) and (Math 0150 or 0230 or 0231 or 0235) and (PHYS 0150 or 0174 or 0201 or 0475); CREQ: CHE 0200; Plan: Chemical Engineering (BSE)
Seminar ChE 1085 - DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR 0 CHE 1085- School of Engineering students only.
  Total Credits 16  
SEMESTER 5      
Statistics Engr 0020 - PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS 4 ENGR 0020- PREQ: MATH 0150 or 0230 or 0231 or 0235; PROG: Swanson School of Engineering
Humanities/Social Science 3 See Hum & SS List 3  
Transport Phenomena ChE 0300 - TRANSPORT PHENOMENA 6 CHE 0300- PREQ: CHE 0100 and (PHYS 0175 or 0152 or 0202 or 0476) and (MATH 0290 or 0250 or
1270); CREQ: CHE 0301; PROG: Swanson School of Engineering
Transport Phenomena Lab ChE 0301 - TRANSPORT PHENOMENA LABORATORY 1 CHE 0301- CREQ: CHE 0300; PROG: Swanson School of Engineering
Product Design II ChE 0314* - TAKING PRODUCTS TO MARKET: THE NEXT STEP IN CHEMICAL PRODUCT DESIGN 3 CHE 0314- PREQ: CHE 0214; CREQ: CHE 0300; PLAN: Chemical Engineering (CHE-BSE)
Seminar ChE 1085 - DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR 0 CHE 1085- School of Engineering students only.
  Total Credits 17  
SEMESTER 6      
Intermediate Phys. Chemistry Chem 1480- INTERMEDIATE PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 3 CHEM 1480- PREQ: (MATH 0240 or 0201 or 0241) and (PHYS 0111 or 0175 or 0476 or 0102 or 0202 or 0152 or 0200) and (CHEM 0120 or 0970 or 0102 or 0112 or 0420)
Reactive Processes ChE 0400 - REACTIVE PROCESS ENGINEERING 5 CHE 0400- PREQ: (CHE 0100 and 0200) and (PHYS 0175 or 0475 or 0202 or 0152) and (CHEM 0310 or 0206 or 0231) and MATH 0290; CREQ: CHE 0401; PLAN: Chemical Engineering (BSE)
Reactive Processes Lab ChE 0401 - REACTIVE PROCESS ENGINEERING LABORATORY 1 CHE 0401- CREQ: CHE 0400; PROG: Swanson School of Engineering
Humanities/Social Science 4 See Hum & SS List 3  
Engineering Elective See Electives Suggestions: Engr 0135- STATICS & MECHC OF MATERIALS 1, Engr 0022- MATERIALS STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES, Engr 1700- INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR ENGINEERING, Engr 1702- NUCLEAR PLANT TECHNOLOGY, Engr 1869- INTRO ELEC ENGRG FOR NON EE'S

3 ENGR 0135- PREQ: (MATH 0150 or 0230 or 0231 or 0235) and (PHYS 0150 or 0174 or 0201 or 0475); PROG: School of
Engineering; ENGR 0022 - PREQ: (MATH 0150 or 0230 or 0231 or 0235) and (PHYS 0150 or 0174 or 0201 or 0475); PROG: School of
Engineering; ENGR 1700 - PREQ: (PHYS 0152 or 0175 or 0202 or 0476) and (CHEM 0102 or 0112 or 0120 or 0420 OR 0720 or 0770 or 0970);  PROG: School of Engineering; ENGR 1702 - PREQ: (PHYS 0152 or 0175 or 0202 or 0476) and (CHEM 0102 or 0112 or 0120 or 0420 or 0720 or 0770 or 0970); PROG: Undergraduate School of Engineering; ENGR 1869 - School of Engineering students only.
Seminar ChE 1085 - DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR 0 CHE 1085- School of Engineering students only.
  Total Credits 15  
SEMESTER 7      
Biochemistry ChE 1530 - BIOCHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERS or CHEM 1810 CHEMICAL BIOLOGY or** BIOSC 1000- BIOCHEMISTRY 3 CHE 1530- PREQ: CHE 0100 and CHEM 0310; PLAN: Chemical Engineering (BSE); BIOSC 1000- PREQ: (BIOSC 0160 or 0716 or 0191 or 0180 or BIOENG 1071 or BIOL 0102 or 0120) and (CHEM 0320 or 0350 or 0740 or 0208 or 0232)
Advanced Science See Electives- Suggestions: Chem 0250- INTRODUCTION TO ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, Chem 1130- INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, Chem 1600- SYNTHESIS & CHARCTRZTN POLYMERS, Biosc **1500- CELL BIOLOGY, Biosc 1940- MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 3 CHEM 0250- PREQ: CHEM 0120 or 0720 or 0770 or 0970 or 0102 or (CHEM 0112 and 0114); CHEM 1130- PREQ: CHEM 1410 or 1301 or 1341, Class Attributes Capstone, CHEM 1600- PREQ: (CHEM 0320 or 0740 or 0208 or 0232) and (CHEM 1420 or 1302 or 1342), Class Attributes Capstone Course, BIOSC 1500- PREQ: BIOSC 1000 or 1810, BIOSC 1940- PREQ: (BIOSC 0350 or 0355 or BIOL 0350 or 1315) and (BIOSC 1000 or 1810)
2 Advanced Labs See Electives Suggestions: 2 of the following: BIOSC 0050-FOUNDATIONS OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY 1 (Lab for 0150), Chem 0260- INTRODUCTION TO ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LAB (Lab for 0250), Chem 1430- PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 1 (Lab for 1480), Chem ***1605- SYNTH & CHARCTRZTN POLYMERS LAB (Lab for 1600); OR 1 of the following: Chem 0345- ORGANIC LABORATORY (2 cr) 2
BIOSC 0050- CREQ: BIOSC 0150 or 0715 or 0170 or BIOENG 1070 or BIOL 0101 or 0110, CHEM 0260- CREQ: CHEM 0250 or 0201 or 0325, CHEM 0740 or 0320; CREQ: CHEM 0320 or 0740 or 0208 or 0232, CHEM 0345- PREQ: CHEM 0310 or 0730; CREQ: CHEM 0740 or 0320, CHEM 1430- PREQ: CHEM 1302 or 1342 or 1410 or 1480 , CHEM 1605- PREQ: (CHEM 0320 or 0740) and (CHEM 0340 or 0750); CREQ: CHEM 1600
Systems Engineering I: Dynamics and Modeling ChE 0500 - SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 1: DYNAMICS AND MODELING 5 CHE 0500 - PREQ: CHE 0300 and 0400; CREQ: CHE 0501; PROG: Swanson School of Engineering 
Systems Engineering Lab I ChE 0501 - SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 1: DYNAMICS AND MODELING LABORATORY 1 CHE 0501- CREQ: CHE 0500; PROG: Swanson School of Engineering
Humanities/Social Science 5 See Hum & SS List 3  
Seminar ChE 1085 - DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR 0 CHE 1085 - School of Engineering students only
  Total Credits 17  
SEMESTER 8      
Systems Engineering II: Process Design ChE 0613 - SYSTEM ENGINEERING 2: PROCESS DESIGN 5
CHE 0613- PREQ: CHE 0300 and 0400; PROG: Swanson School of Engineering 
ChE Safety and Ethics (Must be taken with ChE 0613) ChE 0602 - CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SAFETY AND ETHICS 2 CHE 0602- PREQ: 0400; CREQ: CHE 0613; PROG: Swanson School of Engineering
ChE or PETE Elective See ChE/PETE Electives 3  
Professional Elective See Electives 3  
Humanities/Social Science 6 See Hum & SS List 3  
Seminar ChE 1085 - DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR 0 CHE 1085 - School of Engineering students only.
  Total Credits 16  
  Total Degree Credits 132  

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR BS DEGREE 132
*Those graduating prior to May 2015 may opt to take ChE 0614 and ChE 0601 and a 2nd Professional elective in place of the ChE 0214 and ChE 0314 sequence (credit count remains the same following either path).
**In order to qualify to take BIOSC 1500 or 1940 one must take BIOSC 1000 for the Biochemistry requirement (i.e., not ChE 1530).
*** Chem 1605 should be taken concurrently with Chem 1600 (i.e., in Semester 7). While one may take Chem 1430 concurrently with Chem 1480, it is preferable to take Chem 1430 after completing Chem 1480 (e.g., in Semester 7).  If one would like to take them concurrently, one needs to contact the Chemistry department for a permission number.
NOTES:
Freshman Engineering Courses (Applies to transfer students) - The Freshman Engineering sequence may be satisfied via participation in the Swanson School Freshman Program and successful completion of either ENGR 0011 and ENGR 0012 or, for honors students, ENGR 0711 and ENGR 0715. For students that do not complete the Freshman Program (i.e., transfer students), ENGR 0011 should be replaced with either ENGR 0015 or an appropriate "technical elective" (i.e., an additional Chemical Engineering, Advanced Science, or Engineering elective each of which are described below). Additionally, transfer students can either take ENGR 0016 or replace those credits with a programming class that is greater or equal to CS 0007, in either case the transfer student must have/take the equivalent of ENGCMP 0200 (does not count as the Composition requirement).

- Co-op students register for ENGR 1090, 1 credit, during each of their 3 rotations for a total of 3 credits. These 3 credits satisfy a ChE, Engineering, or Professional Elective requirement.
- Advanced placement scores from the SCHOOL you transferred from MUST be received by our department for them to transfer to PITT. Simply giving us your transcript with "AP" on it from your previous school is not sufficient.
- Unless specified in a 3/2 agreement, for transfer of classes from other universities, our department CANNOT give you more credits than you took. For example, if your calculus 1 class was a 3 credit course, as opposed to our 4 credit course, you will receive only 3 credits but you do NOT have to make up the one credit with a math or science elective.

-Honors Physics 0475, 0476 replaces Physics 0174, 0175
-Honors Math (4 courses) 0235 (with a C- to a D- grade), 0240, either 1180 or 1185, and Differential Equations course (see Semester 4) replaces regular 4 course Math sequence.
-Honors Math (3 courses) 0235 (with a C or higher grade), 0240, and Differential Equation course (see Semester 4) replaces regular 4 course Math sequence.
-Honors Chemistry 0730, 0760, 0770 replaces Chemistry 0310, 0110/0960, 0120/0970.

 


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___ A graduating senior's final 26 credits (minimum) must be completed at Pitt.

___ Obtained a minimum cumulative quality point average of 2.0 for all courses completed at the University of Pittsburgh and all departmental courses.

___ Any course in which an F, U, I, G, W or Z grade was received was not used to satisfy any course requirement. A D- (or higher) grade is required in each course.

___ A writing intensive, W, section of any course in the curriculum was completed. This requirement is different from and in addition to the composition course requirement.

___ Attendance of a University of Pittsburgh Environmental Health and Safety (http://www.ehs.pitt.edu) Health and Safety seminar during the Sophomore, Junior or Senior year (or a letter or email to the Undergraduate Administrator from your co-op or intern employer verifying that you have completed health & safety training).

___ Application for graduation was filled out and returned to the Office of Administration (151 Benedum) before the deadline for the term in which you want to graduate. The deadline is typically near the end of the first month of the term in which you plan to graduate, so apply during the first week of the term.

___Study Abroad:  You are required to completely fill out Part 3 of 3: Program and Course Approval of the Study Abroad Contract and make an appointment with Dr. Taryn Bayles for approval before going abroad. Course descriptions must accompany this form. A copy of all information collected along with the fully executed and signed Program and Course Approval Form must be given to the Academic Administrator for inclusion in your file.  Any changes in classes taken once you are abroad must be reported and approved by Dr. Bayles.  Once you return, you must request your transcript in order to get credit for the study abroad classes. 

___ Final report on independent study classes and/or co-op report were filed in the main office. All students who have completed one or more CHE 1097 research courses must compete and present a poster on their work at least one time prior to graduation to receive credit for CHE 1097. This assignment also involves research or a task associated with an industry while on Co Op or an internship. Cash awards will be given to top presenters at the annual OXE/CHE Departmental Research Day which is held annually each fall or spring.  

___ A senior Placement_Data_Form - Undergrads 082815 form was filled out during the last month of your last term and turned in to the Undergraduate Administrator (940 BENDM).