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

The chemical engineering program, with its substantial requirements in chemistry, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, mass transfer, unit operations, and reaction kinetics, provides students with a unique preparation to deal with many aspects of environmental pollution problems. The option gives students a special focus on the application of chemical engineering principles and processes to the solution of problems relating to air pollution, water pollution, and the disposal of solid and hazardous waste. Three required courses must be selected, plus two electives from the electives list. Each course must carry a minimum of three credits. Students interested in the environmental engineering option should declare their intention to the department faculty during the sophomore year

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 709Fundamentals of Air Pollution and Its Control4
CEE 720Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering3
ESCI 654Fate and Transport in the Environment4
Elective Courses
Select one of the following:3-4
Chemical Engineering Project
Independent Study
Environmental Engineering Microbiology
Environmental Water Chemistry
Total Credits103-104
  • The ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  • The ability to design and conduct experiments safely, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • The ability to identify, formulate and solve chemical engineering problems.
  • The ability to design a process that meets desired specifications with consideration of environmental, safety, economic and ethical criteria.
  • An appreciation of contemporary issues relevant to chemical engineering.
  • Completed the UNH general education/Discovery program and obtained a broad education useful to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
  • The ability to use computers effectively for engineering practice.
  • An appreciation of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • The ability to communicate effectively.
  • Skills to search for information in the library and on the internet. These skills will be used in their pursuit of lifelong learning.
  • The capacity of function and work effectively alone and in a team environment.