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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING IN THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2006-2008
 

Dean Ben Streetman of the College of Engineering has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008. The faculty and the dean of the college approved the proposed changes on October 24, 2005, and November 3, 2005. The dean submitted the changes to the secretary on November 15, 2005. 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 April 19, 2006, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on April 20, 2006. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on May xx, 2006, 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 May xx, 2006.


Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site on May xx, 2006. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.


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CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING IN THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2006-2008

On pages 155-158, under the heading DEGREES, in the College of Engineering chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

{no substantive changes to introductory paragraphs}

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 134-135.) 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 142-143.

COURSES
SEMESTER
HOURS
Basic Sequence Courses
  Chemical Engineering 210, 317, Chemistry 302, 204, 118K, 318M, Mathematics 408C, 408D, 427K, Physics 303K, 303L, 103M, 103N, Rhetoric and [Composition] Writing 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
Other Required Courses
 
  Biology [211, 212,] 311C, Chemistry 118L, 318N, 353, 153K, Electrical Engineering 331, 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 3696
  Approved advanced mathematics, physics, chemistry, or biology elective
  American government, including Texas government
  American history
  Approved social science elective
  Approved area electives
   
MINIMUM REQUIRED
128 [129]

HONORS PROGRAM

{no changes}

TECHNICAL AREA OPTIONS

Because of the broad training received by the chemical engineer in natural sciences and engineering,


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opportunities are provided for students also to develop particular talents and interests in one or two areas of emphasis. Each student must complete twelve semester hours in one of the following areas or six semester hours in each of two areas, including at least two chemical engineering courses. The technical area courses should be selected in consultation with a faculty adviser and must be approved by the department chair. The courses listed in each area do not constitute an exclusive list of technical area courses but illustrate the types of courses that are generally suitable for a given area.

Students with a grade point average of at least 3.00 who are interested in seeking an advanced degree in chemical engineering are encouraged to discuss their plans with the graduate adviser or another faculty member. These students are encouraged to take at least one advanced mathematics course among their electives. They should also inquire about undergraduate research positions in the department.

For all areas, Chemical Engineering 325L and 377K may be counted as chemical engineering electives only with the approval of the student’s academic adviser. Chemical Engineering 377K may be counted only once toward the degree.

AREA 1, PROCESS ANALYSIS AND CONTROL

{no changes}

AREA 2, POLYMER AND MATERIALS 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 322M, Molecular Thermodynamics
Chemical Engineering 339P, Introduction to Biological Physics

Chemical Engineering 355, Introduction to [Polymer Engineering]Polymers
Chemical Engineering 356, Optimization: Theory and Practice
Chemical Engineering 357, Technology and Its Impact on the Environment
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] Electroceramics
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 322M, Molecular Thermodynamics
Chemical Engineering 323, Chemical Engineering for Microelectronics
Chemical Engineering 355, Introduction to [Polymer Engineering]Polymers
Chemical Engineering 357, Technology and Its Impact on the Environment
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


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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 213, Introductory Biology: Diversity and Ecology]
[Biology 214, Introductory Biology: Structure and Function of Organisms]
Biology 311D, Introductory Biology II
Biology 226R, General Microbiology: Microbial Cell Structure and Genetics
[Biology 226S, General Microbiology: Microbial Physiology and Ecology]
Biology 339, Metabolism and Biochemistry of Microorganisms
Chemical Engineering 322M, Molecular Thermodynamics
Chemical Engineering 339, Introduction to Biochemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering 339P, Introduction to Biological Physics
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 Environ­mental 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
Civil Engineering 370K, Environmental Sampling and Analysis

AREA 5, PROCESS ENGINEERING

{no changes}

AREA 6, PRODUCT ENGINEERING

{no changes}

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 213, Introductory Biology: Diversity and Ecology, and Biology 214, Introductory Biology: Structure and Function of Organisms]
Biology 311D, Introductory Biology II
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
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 322M, Molecular Thermodynamics
Chemical Engineering 339, Introduction to Biochemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering 339P, Introduction to Biological Physics
Chemical Engineering 355, Introduction to [Polymer Engineering] Polymers
Chemical Engineering 376K, Process Evaluation and Quality Control


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[Chemical Engineering 379, Topic: Molecular Thermodynamics]
Chemistry 339K, Biochemistry I
Electrical Engineering 374K, Biomedical Electronics
Mechanical Engineering 354, Introduction to [Biomedical]BiomechanicalEngineering

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 311D, Introductory Biology II
[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 322M, Molecular Thermodynamics
Chemical Engineering 339, Introduction to Biochemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering 339P, Introduction to Biological Physics
Chemical Engineering 355, Introduction to [Polymer Engineering] Polymers
Chemical Engineering 357, Technology and Its Impact on the Environment
Chemical Engineering 376K, Process Evaluation and Quality Control
[Chemical Engineering 379M, Topic: Molecular Thermodynamics]
Chemistry 339K, Biochemistry I
Chemistry 339L, Biochemistry II
Chemistry 370, Physical Methods for Biochemistry

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6. 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: Minor changes involve: Converting all BIO 211, 212, 213, 214 courses designations to BIO 311C and 311D; rewording prerequisite statements to delete references to courses that a student in 2006 could not have taken i.e. ChE 353M, 448 and some 379 courses that now have a formal class number.

Major changes involve: Changing the title and description for ChE 363 from “Unit Operations II” Separation Processes” to “Separation Processes and Mass Transfer”; for most electives the restrictions will become “Upper-division standing and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering or permission of department.”; electives ChE 322M and 339P have been added to the curriculum.