In the Lafayette College Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, students are exposed to a combination of rigorous engineering fundamentals and hands-on experiential learning.

Tiers

Students in the Chemical Engineering program must follow the course of study listed below.


First Year – 8 courses


Course Code Course Name Pre/Corequisites
ES 101 Introduction to Engineering None
FYS First Year Seminar None
MATH 161 Calculus I None
MATH 162 Calculus II MATH 161
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I None
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II CHEM 121
PHYS 131 or PHYS 151 Physics I : Mechanics or Accelerated Physics I : Mechanics and Thermodynamics None
Common Course of Study Class n/a

Second Year – 10 Courses


Course Code Course Name Pre/Corequisites
Engineering Studies Elective n/a
MATH 263 Calculus III MATH 162
MATH 264 Differential Equations MATH 263
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I MATH 161
Chemistry Elective n/a
CHE 211 Material and Energy Balances CHEM 121, CHEM 122
CHE 222 Thermodynamics None
Common Course of Study Class n/a
Common Course of Study Class n/a
Free Elective n/a

Third Year – 10 Courses


Course Code Course Name Pre/Corequisites
CHE 311 Transport Phenomena CHEM 121, CHEM 122, MATH 264
CHE 312 Experimental Design I CHE 311
CHE 321 Applied Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer CHE 311
CHE 322 Experimental Design II CHE 321
CHE 323 Fluid Phase and Reaction Equilibria CHE 222
CHE 324 Process Control CHE 211, MATH 264
CHE 411 Mass Transfer, Separations, and Bioseparations CHE 321, CHE 323
Chemical Engineering Elective n/a
Common Course of Study Class n/a
Free Elective n/a

Fourth Year – 8 Courses


Course Code Course Name Pre/Corequisites
CHE 412 Integrated Chemical Engineering CHE 411, CHE 413
CHE 413 Reaction Kinetics and Reactor Design CHE 323
CHE 415 or CHE 416 Design Analysis or Green Design Analysis CHE 324, CHE 411, CHE 413
CHE 422 Design Synthesis CHE 411, CHE 413, CHE 415/416
Chemical Engineering Elective n/a
Common Course of Study Class n/a
Free Elective n/a
Free Elective n/a