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2015-2016 USC Sumter Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
    
 
  Dec 13, 2018
 
2015-2016 USC Sumter Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Chemical Engineering, B.S.E.



Learning Outcomes

  • Students will apply knowledge of mathematics and chemistry to typical problems encountered in chemical engineering practice.
  • Students will apply knowledge of engineering to typical problems encountered in chemical engineering practice.
  • Students will gain an understanding of chemical engineering science fundamentals.
  • Students will be able to design and conduct laboratory experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data using factorial design methods.
  • Students will be able to use chemical process simulators and other techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for chemical engineering practice.
  • Students will be able to design a chemical engineering system, unit, or chemical process to meet desired needs.
  • Students will be able to present technical material through oral presentations with visual aids.
  • Students will be able to present technical material including analysis and conclusions through technical reports.
  • Students will be able to work in multi-functional teams.
  • Students will be able to find information and to learn independently.
  • Students will gain an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Students will gain an awareness of economic, political, and social issues.
  • Students will comprehend the topics and ideas of familiar subjects in a foreign language.

Program Educational Objectives

Within six years of graduation, our graduates are expected to achieve one or more of the following milestones:

  • Advance professionally in the chemical process industries or in their chosen career field.
  • Earn advanced degrees in chemical engineering (or a related technical discipline), medicine, law, or business.
  • Attain leadership positions in today’s rapidly changing, increasingly technological, global society.

Degree Requirements (131-143 hours)

See College of Engineering and Computing  for entrance requirements, progression requirements, and special academic opportunities.

  1. Carolina Core (34-46 Hours)
  2. Other General Requirements (28 Hours)
  3. Lower Division Engineering (15 Hours)
  4. Chemical Engineering Major (30 Hours)
  5. Electives (24 Hours)

1. Carolina Core Requirements (34-46 Hours)


CMW: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Writing Component (6 Hours)


ARP: Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving (8 Hours)


AIU: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 Hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core course for AIU

GFL: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (0-6 Hours)


  • Score two or better on foreign language placement test; or complete the 109 and 110 courses in FREN, GERM, LATN or SPAN; or complete the 121 course in another foreign language.

GHS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (3 Hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core course for GHS

GSS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences (3 Hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core course for GSS

CMS: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Spoken Component (3 Hours)


Choose from:

    VSR: Values, Ethics and Social Responsibility (0-3 Hours)


    Choose from:

      INF: Information Literacy (0-3 Hours)


      • USC ENGL 102  or any approved overlay or stand-alone Carolina Core INF course

      2. Other General Requirements (28 Hours)


      Chemistry Electives (6 Hours)


      A list of acceptable Chemistry Elective courses is maintained in the department office and on its website. These include

        Chemistry Laboratory Electives (2 Hours)


        A list of acceptable Chemical Laboratory Elective courses is maintained in the department office and on its website. These include

        4. Chemical Engineering Major (30 Hours)


          5. Electives (24 Hours)


          Engineering Electives (6 Hours)


          A list of acceptable Engineering Elective courses is maintained in the department office and on its website. The list includes:

          Technical Electives (12 Hours)


          A list of acceptable Technical Elective courses is maintained in the department office and on its website. The list includes

          Liberal Arts Electives (6 Hours)


          A list of acceptable Liberal Arts Elective courses is maintained in the department office and on its website. The list includes all Carolina Core Liberal Arts courses (AIU, CMS, GFL, GHS, GSS, and VSR), and other department-approved courses. At least one of the six courses used to satisfy a Carolina Core Liberal Arts requirement or a Chemical Engineering Liberal Arts Elective requirement must be at the 300-level or above and in the same field of study as one of the other five courses.

          Optional Concentrations


          Students may pursue any of the following concentrations by choosing specified engineering, technical, and chemistry elective courses to fulfill degree requirements:

          • Concentration in Biomolecular Engineering
          • Concentration in Energy
          • Concentration in Interdisciplinary Engineering
          • Concentration in Materials

          To fulfill the requirements for any concentration, a student must complete five courses (15 credit hours) in one area and which must be approved by the student’s advisor and by the department. Consult the department website or advising handbook for a list of approved concentration courses and for the Chemical Engineering Concentration approval form.

          Academic Standards


          Minimum Course Grades

          The Chemical Engineering B.S.E. program requires that a grade of “C” or better be earned in each of the following courses: ECHE 101  or ENCP 101 , ENGL 101 , ENGL 102 , MATH 141 , MATH 142 , CHEM 111 , CHEM 111L , PHYS 211 , and PHYS 211L .

          Progression Requirements

          Progression requirement policies are described in the College of Engineering and Computing  section of this bulletin. For the purpose of these policies, Lower Division Courses for the Chemical Engineering B.S.E. program consist of: ENGL 101 , ENGL 102 , MATH 141 , MATH 142 , MATH 241 , CHEM 111 , CHEM 111L , CHEM 112 , CHEM 112L , PHYS 211 , PHYS 211L , PHYS 212 , PHYS 212L , and all Lower Division Engineering courses.  Upper Division Courses for the Chemical Engineering B.S.E. program consist of all ECHE courses numbered 321 and above.

          Major GPA

          Major GPA requirement policies are described in the College of Engineering and Computing  section of this bulletin. For the purpose of these policies, the following courses are used to  determine the Major GPA for the Chemical Engineering B.S.E. program: all Lower Division Engineering courses, all Chemical Engineering Major courses, and all Engineering Electives.