Chemical Engineering- Bachelor of Science in Engineering
For information, contact the Department of Chemical, Paper and Biomedical Engineering, 64 Engineering Building, 513-529-0760.
This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Chemical Engineering encompasses the analysis, design, and synthesis of products and processes in a variety of areas, such as chemical and petrochemical processes, pharmaceuticals, environmental processes, biotechnology/bioengineering, and pulp and paper processes. The field of chemical engineering requires the ability to understand and apply math and science, to research concepts and apply modeling methods, and to simulate and test working conditions and their impact on the designed systems.
The chemical engineer of the 21st century must be able to think critically in broader contexts because problems in contemporary society are not only technical but also social and economic in nature. This program provides the student with a broad chemical engineering education enhanced by courses in manufacturing engineering, chemistry and biochemistry, economics, humanities, social science, global perspectives, and liberal arts.
Graduates have the opportunity to work in a diverse spectrum of professional fields. These vary from research to design, from development to manufacturing, and from technical sales to production. Chemical engineers work in manufacturing-related areas as well as in non-technical sectors of the economy such as business, law, and management. Graduates will also be prepared to continue their education at the graduate level.
A partial list of industries that employ chemical engineers includes biotechnology and biomedicine, electronics, food processing, environmental protection, paper, petroleum refining, and synthetic fibers.
Merit scholarships provided by the industry-supported Miami University Paper Science and Engineering Foundation enable those students with good academic records who choose the paper science and engineering option within chemical engineering to receive partial tuition to as much as full in-state tuition costs (tuition, fees, room and board). Out-of-state students may be eligible for an additional award of $2,000 per year.
Program Educational Objectives
The undergraduate Chemical Engineering program at Miami University is focused on the integration of engineering science, process design and a global liberal education, with concentrations in biochemical, environmental and paper engineering. Based on the needs of our constituents, we expect our graduates to attain the following within a few years of graduation:
- the demonstrated technical knowledge, skills and expertise of chemical engineering required to provide practical and economically viable solutions in their chosen profession.
- the organizational, leadership, and general communication skills to successfully lead interdisciplinary teams.
- higher-level cognitive skills and critical thinking to analyze complex problems and develop robust solutions.
- professional development through lifelong learning, and successful adaptation to the ever changing societal environment and evolving technologies within their chosen profession.
- sound ethical judgement in decision making, leadership roles, and matters of health, safety and serving the needs of society.
These student outcomes prepare our graduates to attain the program educational objectives listed above, and should be attained by students by the time they graduate.
- Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- Ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
- Ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- Ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- Ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- Ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- Ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
All courses in chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, statistics and those in the College of Engineering and Computing (CPB, CSE, ECE, EGM, MME, CEC) that are used to fulfill requirements of the major, must be taken for a grade.
DOUBLE MAJORS: Students with two majors in the College of Engineering and Computing must take a minimum of 15 different/additional credit hours in their second major beyond the requirements of their first major.
Transfer Credit Policy
To obtain transfer credit for any 300- or 400-level chemical, paper and biomedical engineering course, you must first receive written departmental approval before enrolling in that course at another college or university. Transfer credit may be obtained for only one engineering course in the series CPB 204, CPB 313, CPB 314, CPB 403/CPB 503, and CPB 414/CPB 514. Contact the department if transferring into this program.
(The Chemical Engineering major requires the following courses; additional hours to meet the Global Miami Plan for Liberal Education are also required.)
& CHM 144
and College Chemistry Laboratory
& CHM 145
and College Chemistry Laboratory
|Select one of the following:||6|
and Organic Chemistry
|Organic Chemistry for Chemistry Majors|
and Organic Chemistry for Chemistry Majors
|Select the following:|
|CHM 244||Organic Chemistry Laboratory||2|
|or CHM 254||Organic Chemistry Laboratory for Chemistry Majors|
|Outlines of Biochemistry|
and Outlines of Biochemistry Lab
|or CHM 363||Analytical Chemistry|
|or CHM 375||Analytical Chemistry for Majors|
|or CHM 432||Fundamentals of Biochemistry|
|or CHM 471||Biophysical Chemistry I|
|ENG 313||Technical Writing||3|
|MTH 151||Calculus I||5|
|MTH 245||Differential Equations for Engineers||3-4|
|or MTH 246||Linear Algebra and Differential Equations for Engineers|
|MTH 251||Calculus II||4-5|
|or MTH 249||Calculus II|
|PHY 191||General Physics with Laboratory I||5|
|PHY 192||General Physics with Laboratory II||5|
|STA 301||Applied Statistics||3-4|
|or STA 261||Statistics|
|or ECE 345||Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers|
|CEC 101||Computing, Engineering & Society||1|
|CPB 102||Introduction to Chemical and Bioengineering (or equivalent)||3|
|CPB/MME 314||Engineering Thermodynamics||3|
|CPB/MME 341||Engineering Economics||3|
|CPB 219||Statics and Mechanics of Materials||3|
|or MME 211||Static Modeling of Mechanical Systems|
|Chemical Engineering Courses|
|CPB 204||Mass and Energy Balances I||2|
|CPB 202||Pulp and Paper Physics||3|
|or MME 223||Engineering Materials|
|or CPB 419||Biomaterials|
|CPB 205||Mass and Energy Balances II||2|
|CPB 311||Unit Operations Laboratory I||2|
|CPB 318||Transport Phenomena I||4|
|CPB 324||Chemical and Bio- Engineering Computation and Statistics||3|
|or CSE 271||Object-Oriented Programming|
|CPB 412||Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics||3|
|CPB 414||Mass Transfer and Unit Operations||3|
|CPB 415||Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design||3|
|CPB 451||Unit Operations Laboratory II||2|
|CPB 471||Engineering Design I||2|
|CPB 472||Engineering Design II||2|
|CPB 473||Chemical Process Design||3|
|CPB 482||Process Control||3|
|CPB 483||Chemical Process Safety||1|
|Select 9 or more credit hours of the following courses:||9|
|Principles of Paper Science and Engineering|
|Introduction to Environmental Engineering|
|Pulp and Paper Chemistry|
|Fundamentals of Medical Device Design|
|Fundamentals of Tissue Engineering|
|Industrial Environmental Control|
|Pollution Prevention in Environmental Management|
|Air Pollution Control|
|Special Topics in Paper and Chemical Engineering|
|Electric Circuit Analysis I|