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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING IN THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006

Dean Ben Streetman of the College of Engineering has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following proposed changes to the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006. The faculty of the department and the dean approved the proposed changes on October 7, 2003. The dean submitted the changes to the secretary on November 14, 2003. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on March 22, 2004, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on March 23, 2004. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on April 6, 2004, recommending approval. The authority to grant final approval on behalf of the General Faculty resides with the Faculty Council.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by noon on April 16, 2004.

<signed>


Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council



This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on April 8, 2004. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.

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PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING IN THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006

On pages 147-148, of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, under the heading DEGREES, please make the following changes:


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

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[CHEMICAL ENGINEERING/BIOLOGY DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM]

[A limited number of very strongly motivated students whose high school class standing and admission test scores indicate strong academic potential are admitted into the dual degree program in biology and chemical engineering. Graduates earn both the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and the Bachelor of Science in Biology. The program is offered jointly by the Colleges of Engineering and Natural Sciences; students register in the College of Engineering.

Additional information about the engineering/biology dual degree programs is given on page 132.
]


RATIONALE: There has been no interest in this program.


CURRICULUM

Course requirements are divided into three categories: basic sequence courses, major sequence courses, and other required courses. Enrollment in major sequence courses is restricted to students who have received credit for all of the basic sequence courses and have been admitted to the major sequence by the College of Engineering Admissions Committee. (Requirements for admission to a major sequence are given on pages 126-127.) Enrollment in other required courses is not restricted by completion of the basic sequence.

Courses used to fulfill technical and nontechnical elective requirements must be approved by the chemical engineering faculty before the student enrolls in them. Courses that fulfill the social science and fine arts/humanities requirements are listed on pages 134-135.

COURSES

SEMESTER
 HOURS


Basic Sequence Courses
  Chemical Engineering 210, 317, Chemistry 302, 204, [618A,] 118K, 318M,
Mathematics 408C, 408D, 427K, Physics 303K, 303L, 103M, 103N,
 
  Rhetoric and Composition 306
37

Major Sequence Courses

Chemical Engineering 322, 333T, 348, 350, 353, 253K, 253M, 354, 360,
363, 264, 372, 473K
37
Approved area electives in chemical engineering
6

Other Required Courses

  Biology 211, 212, Chemistry [618B,] 118L, 318N, 353, 153K, Electrical Engineering 331, [or 331K,4 Engineering Mechanics 314 or 306,] English 316K
[17] 18
  Chemistry elective with a laboratory experience chosen from Chemistry 431, 354 and 154K, 354L and 154K, and 455; or Chemical Engineering 179 and
Chemistry 339K, 354, or 3694a
4

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  Approved advanced mathematics, physics, chemistry, or biology elective
3
  American government, including Texas government
6
  American history
6
  Approved fine arts or humanities elective
3
  Approved social science elective
3
  Approved area electives
6
 
MINIMUM REQUIRED
[128] 129
  _______________
[4. A student who chooses electrical engineering courses from technical area option 1 or 3 as area electives is advised to take Electrical Engineering 331K.]

4a. Chemical Engineering 179 is an independent study course taken under the supervision of a chemical engineering faculty member. The student’s area of study is arranged by the student and the faculty member to provide a laboratory experience that complements one of the three chemistry courses.

 

RATIONALE: The Department of Chemical Engineering is proposing changes in required courses that will change the total credits required to graduate from 128 to 129. In particular, we propose to replace the E M 306, Statics/E M 314, Mechanics requirement with BIO 211, Introductory Biology: Cell Biology, and BIO 212, Introductory Biology: Genetics and Evolution. This change came about after numerous discussions among the faculty, our industrial advisory committee, other departments of chemical engineering and the School of Biological Sciences. Adding a required biology course stems from our conviction that, like chemistry, physics and math, biology is a foundational science and every chemical engineering student needs this background. We also felt EM 306/EM 314 concepts are covered in physics, just not to the same depth.

The Department of Chemical Engineering is sensitive to the net increase in hours. However, the School of Biological Sciences has determined these topics are best taught in four rather than three hours. The department feels our students should take the biology courses taught in biological sciences rather than developing and teaching a three-hour course in chemical engineering.


HONORS PROGRAM


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TECHNICAL AREA OPTIONS

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AREA 1, PROCESS ANALYSIS AND CONTROL

The chemical process industry is one of the most advanced in the applications of modern control techniques and computer technology. These rapidly developing techniques are of great utility to the practicing engineer.

Chemical Engineering 341, Design for Environment
Chemical Engineering 342, Chemical Engineering Economics and Business Analysis
Chemical Engineering 356, Optimization: Theory and Practice
Chemical Engineering 376K, Process Evaluation and Quality Control
Electrical Engineering 370K, Computer Control Systems
Electrical Engineering 379K, Topic: Statistical Quality Control
Mechanical Engineering 335, Probability and Statistics for Engineers
Mechanical Engineering 348D, Introduction to Mechatronics II
Mechanical Engineering 366L, Operations Research Models
Upper-division mathematics course

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AREA 2, POLYMER AND MATERIAL ENGINEERING

Polymers and related special products make possible many of the conveniences of modern life. Chemical engineers continue to be major contributors in this area.

Chemical Engineering 355, Introduction to Polymer Engineering
Chemical Engineering 356, Optimization: Theory and Practice
Chemical Engineering 357, Technology and Its Impact on the Environment
[Chemical Engineering 363K, Polymer Processing]
Chemical Engineering 376K, Process Evaluation and Quality Control
Chemical Engineering 379, Topic: Molecular Thermodynamics
Chemistry 367L, Macromolecular Chemistry
Mechanical Engineering 336, Materials Processing
Mechanical Engineering 378C, Ceramic Engineering
Mechanical Engineering 378K, Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Mechanical Engineering 378P, Properties and Applications of Polymers


AREA 3, ELECTRONIC MATERIALS ENGINEERING

Electronic equipment of all types requires devices produced by carefully controlled chemical processes. Chemical engineers can assume a creative role in this technology when provided with the appropriate fundamentals and applications background.

Chemical Engineering 323, Chemical Engineering for Microelectronics
Chemical Engineering 355, Introduction to Polymer Engineering
Chemical Engineering 357, Technology and Its Impact on the Environment
[Chemical Engineering 363K, Polymer Processing]
Chemical Engineering 376K, Process Evaluation and Quality Control
Chemical Engineering 379, Topic: Molecular Thermodynamics
Chemistry 431, Inorganic Chemistry
Chemistry 455, Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry
Electrical Engineering 339, Solid-State Electronic Devices
Mechanical Engineering 349, Corrosion Engineering
Physics 338K, Electronic Techniques


AREA 4, ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Chemical engineers are uniquely qualified to contribute to the solution of environmental problems and to design processes and products that minimize environmental hazards.

[Biology 211, Introductory Biology: Cell Biology]
[Biology 212, Introductory Biology: Genetics and Evolution]
Biology 213, Introductory Biology: Diversity and Ecology
Biology 214, Introductory Biology: Structure and Function of Organisms
Biology 226R, General Microbiology: Microbial Cell Structure and Genetics
Biology 226S, General Microbiology: Microbial Physiology and Ecology
Biology 339, Metabolism and Biochemistry of Micro-organisms
Chemical Engineering 339, Introduction to Biochemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering 341, Design for Environment
Chemical Engineering 357, Technology and Its Impact on the Environment
Chemical Engineering 376K, Process Evaluation and Quality Control
Civil Engineering 341, Introduction to Environ-mental Engineering
Civil Engineering 342, Water and Wastewater Treatment Engineering
Civil Engineering 346K, Hazardous Waste Management
Civil Engineering 364, Design of Wastewater and Water Treatment Facilities
Civil Engineering 369L, Air Pollution Engineering

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Civil Engineering 370K, Environmental Sampling and Analysis

AREA 5, PROCESS ENGINEERING

The design and operation of processes is a major function of chemical engineers that is essential to any successful product. Competence in design, economics, fault detection, optimization, control, and simulation is essential.

Architectural Engineering 323K, Project Management and Economics
[Chemical Engineering 340, Product and Process Development]
Chemical Engineering 341, Design for Environment
Chemical Engineering 342, Chemical Engineering Economics and Business Analysis
Chemical Engineering 355, Introduction to Polymer Engineering
Chemical Engineering 356, Optimization: Theory and Practice
Chemical Engineering 357, Technology and Its Impact on the Environment
[Chemical Engineering 363K, Polymer Processing]
Chemical Engineering 376K, Process Evaluation and Quality Control
Mechanical Engineering 335, Probability and Statistics for Engineers
Mechanical Engineering 353, Engineering Economic Analysis
Physics 338K, Electronic Techniques

AREA 6, PRODUCT ENGINEERING

Chemical engineers are frequently involved in the development of new consumer and specialty products, an assignment that requires not only technical skills but also an understanding of the principles of successful marketing and quality control.

[Chemical Engineering 340, Product and Process Development]
Chemical Engineering 341, Design for Environment
Chemical Engineering 342, Chemical Engineering Economics and Business Analysis
Chemical Engineering 355, Introduction to Polymer Engineering
Chemical Engineering 357, Technology and Its Impact on the Environment
[Chemical Engineering 363K, Polymer Processing]
Chemical Engineering 376K, Process Evaluation and Quality Control
International Business 378, International Business Operations
Marketing 320F, Foundations of Marketing
Marketing 460, Information and Analysis
Mechanical Engineering 335, Probability and Statistics for Engineers
Mechanical Engineering 353, Engineering Economic Analysis

AREA 7, BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING AND PREMEDICAL/PREDENTAL PROGRAM

The biomedical option is designed for students who have an interest in the life sciences in addition to the physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Courses included under this plan are applicable to the entrance requirements for most medical schools, dental schools, and graduate programs in biomedical engineering. For additional information, see the departmental biomedical adviser.

[Biology 211, Introductory Biology: Cell Biology, and Biology 212, Introductory Biology: Genetics and Evolution]
Biology 213, Introductory Biology: Diversity and Ecology, and Biology 214, Introductory Biology: Structure and Function of Organisms
Biology 320, Cell Biology
Biology 325, Genetics
Biology 226R, General Microbiology: Microbial Cell Structure and Genetics, and Biology 226S, General Microbiology: Microbial Physiology and Ecology
Biology 365R, Vertebrate Physiology I

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Biology 365S, Vertebrate Physiology II
Biomedical Engineering 352, Advanced Engineering Biomaterials
Biomedical Engineering 353, Transport Phenomena in Living Systems
Biomedical Engineering 365R, Quantitative Engineering Physiology I

Chemical Engineering 339, Introduction to Biochemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering 355, Introduction to Polymer Engineering
Chemical Engineering 376K, Process Evaluation and Quality Control
[Chemical Engineering 379, Topic: Cell and Tissue Engineering]
Chemical Engineering 379, Topic: Molecular Thermodynamics
Chemistry 339K, Biochemistry I
Electrical Engineering 374K, Biomedical Electronics
Mechanical Engineering 354, Biomedical Engineering

AREA 8, BIOTECHNOLOGY

The discoveries in the biological sciences that placed large areas of these sciences on a molecular basis provide great potential for new products to improve living standards and health. Those with proper training in the basics of chemical engineering and in application techniques will make major contributions to commercial development of such products.

[Biology 211, Introductory Biology: Cell Biology, and Biology 212, Introductory Biology: Genetics and Evolution]
Biology 213, Introductory Biology: Diversity and Ecology, and Biology 214, Introductory Biology: Structure and Function of Organisms
Biology 325, Genetics
Biology 226R, General Microbiology: Microbial Cell Structure and Genetics, and Biology 226S, General Microbiology: Microbial Physiology and Ecology
Biomedical Engineering 352, Advanced Engineering Biomaterials
Biomedical Engineering 353, Transport Phenomena in Living Systems
Biomedical Engineering 365R, Quantitative Engineering Physiology I

Chemical Engineering 339, Introduction to Biochemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering 355, Introduction to Polymer Engineering
Chemical Engineering 357, Technology and Its Impact on the Environment
Chemical Engineering 376K, Process Evaluation and Quality Control
[Chemical Engineering 379, Topic: Cell and Tissue Engineering]
Chemical Engineering 379, Topic: Molecular Thermodynamics
Chemistry 339K, Biochemistry I
Chemistry 339L, Biochemistry II
Chemistry 370, Physical Methods for Biochemistry