Undergraduate Program

Chemical Engineering Department

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Undergraduate Degree We Offer

Chemical Engineering B.S.Ch.E.

Students may choose to pursue a minor in the following areas. They are all free-standing minors applicable to Chemical Engineering students.

Biochemical Engineering Minor 

Environmental Engineering Minor

Materials Science and Engineering Minor

Energy Engineering Minor

Business Administration Minor

For a complete listing of Chemical Engineering Courses - visit the Public Course Catalog. Enter "Duluth" in the Institution and Campus fields and enter "CHE" for Subject Area, then click "Search".

Getting Started

If your goal is to receive a degree of bachelors of science in chemical engineering, we will do our best to help you achieve this goal. 

Each student is assigned a chemical engineering faculty member to meet with them at least once each term before registering for classes the following term. This faculty advisor is available to answer questions relating to the chemical engineering program at UMD, course registration, careers and life-long-learning.

Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor often to ensure they are on track as they progress through the required courses for graduation. Advisors have up-to-date information on class schedules, internships, co-op and research opportunities available through the department.

Faculty advisors post their office hours and meeting sign-up sheets each semester before registration. Stop by and sign-up, or contact your advisor to schedule an appointment. If you are not sure who your advisor is, contact the Chemical Engineering office at 218-726-7126 or che@d.umn.edu or Swenson College's Advising and Academic Services in #140 of the Engineering Building.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Chemical Engineering Department will produce graduates who have:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(g) an ability to communicate effectively

(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues

(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.