The Chemical Engineering & Bioengineering Department offers an Honors in Major program which is open to all students in Chemical Engineering & Bioengineering with a GPA of 3.2 or higher. The Honors in Major programs requires 12 credits of honors course work in the major and a 4 credit thesis experience. This means that at least three 4 credit courses or four 3 credit courses need to be completed at the honors level. The following required courses may be designated as honors courses:
|Fluid Mechanics & Unit Operations
|Heat Transfer & Unit Operations
|Applied Mathematics for Chemical Engineers
|Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
|Mass Transfer & Stagewise Operations
|Chemical Engineering Kinetics
|Process Dynamics and Control
In addition, the following elective courses can be designated as honors courses.
|Fossil Fuels & Renewable Energy Resources
|Electrochemical Methods for Energy Applications
|Fundamentals of Air Pollution and its Control
|Introduction to Nuclear Engineering
|Introduction to Microfluidics
|Computational Molecular Bioengineering
To designate a course as an honors course, the student meets with the instructor during pre-registration and together they determine the honors experience expected for the course. Shortly after the course begins, the student completes an Honors Designation form which is signed by the instructor and the department honors liaison (Dr. McLarnon) and delivered to the Registrar's Office.
Students can complete the Honors thesis requirement by working with a faculty mentor on a research project and register for 4 credits of CHBE 695 Chemical Engineering Project. A brief proposal indicating the objectives of the project, the faculty mentor, and how the thesis will be presented should be submitted to the department honors liaison when the thesis is chosen. Chemical Engineering majors can designate CHBE 708 as an honors class and independently complete the National AIChE Student Design Problem in the specified time instead of the honors thesis.