Chemical Engineering Major: Energy Option (B.S.)

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This option covers the major areas of current interest in the energy field. The required courses provide students with a general background knowledge of fossil fuels, nuclear power, solar energy, and other alternative energy resources. The elective courses will permit the student to study topics of special interest in more depth or gain a broader perspective on energy and some closely related subjects. Three courses are required, and a minimum of two additional courses of at least three credits each should be selected from the electives list. Students interested in the energy option should declare their intention to the department faculty during the sophomore year. They may consult with Russell Carr, (603) 862-1429.

Required Courses
CHE 400Chemical Engineering Lectures1
CHE 501Introduction to Chemical Engineering I3
CHE 502Introduction to Chemical Engineering II3
CHE 601Fluid Mechanics and Unit Operations3
CHE 602Heat Transfer and Unit Operations3
CHE 603Applied Mathematics for Chemical Engineers4
CHE 604Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics3
CHE 612Chemical Engineering Laboratory I3
CHE 614Separation Processes3
CHE 703Mass Transfer and Stagewise Operations3
CHE 707Chemical Engineering Kinetics3
CHE 708Chemical Engineering Design4
CHE 713Chemical Engineering Laboratory II3
CHE 752Process Dynamics and Control4
CHEM 405Chemical Principles for Engineers4
CHEM 683Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM 684Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM 685Physical Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 686Physical Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 651Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 653Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 652AOrganic Chemistry II3
MATH 425Calculus I4
MATH 426Calculus II4
MATH 527Differential Equations with Linear Algebra4
MATH 644Statistics for Engineers and Scientists4
PHYS 407General Physics I4
PHYS 408General Physics II4
CHE 705Fossil Fuels and Renewable Energy Sources4
CHE 706Electrochemical Methods for Energy Applications4
CHE 712Introduction to Nuclear Engineering4
Elective Courses
Select one of the following:3-4
Chemical Engineering Project
Independent Study
Biochemical Engineering
Thermal System Analysis and Design
Special Topics on Energy 1
Total Credits104-105

This requires approval of the department; students should check with their advisor. Courses offered in the past include Renewable Electrical Power, Renewable Energy, and Peak Oil.