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University of Pittsburgh    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Jul 25, 2024
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Chemical Engineering

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The following areas of concentration are available for Chemical Engineering students:

Petroleum Concentration  

Polymers Concentration  

Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Curriculum

Undergraduate chemical engineering courses cover thermodynamics; mass and energy balances; energy, mass, and momentum transfer; unit operations; process dynamics and control; process design; plant and product design; professional practice; and chemical reaction engineering.  A cumulative QPA of 2.0 must be achieved in all CHE courses for the student to earn a degree in Chemical Engineering and a minimum grade of C- in CHE 0100 , CHE 0200 , CHE 0300  and CHE 0400 .

In addition, the curriculum provides a sequence of technical electives that makes possible specialization in some of the most important areas in today’s society. Among these are the biochemical, petroleum, and polymers areas of concentration. Students may select any combination of technical electives. The appropriate selection of electives, however, can lead to a minor or area of concentration. (See Minors in Engineering .)

The Chemical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Chemical, Biochemical, Biomolecular and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.


Credits: 17

Credits: 16

Credits: 16

Eighth Term

Credits: 16

Total Credits Required: 131

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