Last Updated: 02/14/19
The Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering adheres to all policies and procedures outlined in the Swanson School of Engineering Undergraduate Catalog.
Pre- and co-requisite information is the student's responsibility to confirm against the official course catalog information of the University of Pittsburgh via PeopleSoft. Each Chemical Engineering student is ultimately responsible for being aware of all curriculum requirements, Swanson School of Engineering requirements, and completing all required courses.
CHEM 0960- PLAN: Undeclared Engineer Students; CHEM 0110- No Enrollment Requirements
Chem 0970- GENERAL CHEM FOR ENGINEERS 2 or
Chem 0120- GENERAL CHEMISTRY 2
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)
CHEM 0120 - PREQ: (CHEM 0110 or 0710 or 0760 or 0960 or 0101) or (CHEM 0410 and 0430) or (CHEM 0111 and 0113)
See approved courses
Math 0290- DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (also Math 1270- ORDINARY DIFFERENTL EQUATIONS 1) or
CHE 1290 - DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
MATH 0290- PREQ: MATH 0230 or 0235; MIN GRADE: 'C'
CHE 1290 - MATH 0230 OR 0235; MIN GRADE 'C'; PLAN: Chemical Engineering
Engr 0135- STATICS & MECHC OF MATERIALS 1 or
Engr 0022- MATERIALS STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES or
Engr 1700- INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR ENGINEERING or
Engr 1702- NUCLEAR PLANT TECHNOLOGY or
Engr 1869- INTRO ELEC ENGRG FOR NON EE'S
ENGR 0135- PREQ: (MATH 0150 or 0230 or 0231 or 0235) and (PHYS 0150 or 0174 or 0201 or 0475); PROG: School of
ENGR 0022 - PREQ: (MATH 0150 or 0230 or 0231 or 0235) and (PHYS 0150 or 0174 or 0201 or 0475); PROG: School of
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.
*****CHE 1530- BIOCHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERS or
****CHEM 1880 (formerly 1810) CHEMICAL BIOLOGY or
** BIOSC 1000- BIOCHEMISTRY
CHE 1530- PREQ:
CHE 0100 and CHEM 0310; PLAN: Chemical Engineering (BSE); currently not offered
CHEM 1880 (formerly 1810) -PREQ: CHEM 0320; PLAN: Chemical Engineering
BIOSC 1000- PREQ: (BIOSC 0160 or 0716 or 0191 or 0180 or BIOENG 1071 or BIOENG 1072 or BIOL 0102 or 0120 and (CHEM 0120 or 0102 or 0112 or 0420 or 0720 or 0770 or 0970) (Min Grade 'C' for these courses) and (CHEM 0310 or 0350 or 0730 or 0206 or 0231)
Chem 0250- INTRODUCTION TO ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY or
Chem 1130- INORGANIC CHEMISTRY or
Chem 1600- SYNTHESIS & CHARCTRZTN POLYMERS or
**Biosc 1500- CELL BIOLOGY or
Biosc 1940- MOLECULAR BIOLOGY or
BIOENG 1070 - INTRODUCTORY CELL BIOLOGY 1
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 (MIN GRADE 'C')
BIOSC 1940- PREQ: (BIOSC 0350 or 0355 or BIOL 0350 or 0203) and (BIOSC 1000 or 1810) (MIN GRADE 'C')
BIOENG 1070 - (PREQ: ENGR 0012 and CHEM 0120 and PHYS 0175) (CREQ: ENGR 0016); PLAN: Bionengineering (SEEK PERMISSION NUMBER FROM BIOE)
Suggestions: 2 of the following:
0050-FOUNDATIONS OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY 1 (Lab for 0150)
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)
BIOSC 0050 PREQ: BIOSC 0150 or 0715 or 0170 or 0190 or BIOL 0101 or 0110 (MIN GRADE: 'C' for all courses listed) or CREQ: BIOENG 1070
CHEM 0260- CREQ: CHEM 0250 or 0201 or
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
CHE PILLAR COURSES
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR BS DEGREE 132
**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.
****A special section of Biochemistry that is designed to meet the specific needs of our ChE undergraduates is only offered in the fall term(s) under the catalog number CHEM 1880 (formerly CHEM 1810). We recommend that all ChE students satisfy their Biochemistry requirement by taking the ChE-specific section of CHEM 1880 that is taught by Dr. Childers. The Chemical Engineering section of CHEM 1880 is plan-specific for our students, has no recitation and only a pre-req of CHEM 0320. The CHEM 1810 section offered
in the spring will satisfy requirements, but
it has different pre-requisites (that the department cannot waive or alter for you), has a
required recitation, and is paced differently than the PLAN SPECIFIC Chemical
Engineering section offered only in the fall.
*****We do not, at present, anticipate offering ChE 1530 in the upcoming semesters.
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 equal to CS 0007 or CS 0401, 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.
___ Obtained a minimum cumulative quality point average of 2.0 for all courses completed at the University of Pittsburgh and all departmental courses (CHE).
___ 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.
___ 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 present a poster on their work at an approved conference or event at least one time prior to graduation.
___ Complete the Qualtrics Senior Exdit Survey during the last month of your last term (contact the Undergraduate Administrator prior to graduation if you did not receive this survey via your Pitt email).