Current Undergraduate Students
The prerequisite chain has been revised and the new prerequisites are explained by clicking on the image below for a P D F or at chemical engineering prerequisites.pdf.
Notice that a minimum grade of C is required in CH E 210 and in CH E 220 before you can take any courses that have them as prerequisites.
- ChE 210 and ChE 220 are now "hard pre-requisites" for most Chemical Engineering courses, meaning that when either or both of these courses is a pre-requisite for a course, a "C" grade will be required. Petitions can be approved only by the Department Head or Undergrad Program Coordinator.
- The pre-requisites of CH E 350 have changed: CH E 330 is no longer a pre-requisite or concurrent course.
- The pre-requisite for ChE 450 is now only ChE 360. All other pre-reqs have been removed.
Advising news is taken from the undergraduate student handbook. There are no significant changes in the 2009 addition of the undergraduate handbook to post on this page.
The prerequisites of CH E 350 have changed to: Prerequisite: CH E 220; Prerequisite or concurrent: CH E 330. The change is effective Spring 2009 but students in Fall 2008 will be allowed to take CH E 330 and 350 concurrently by written permission of the course instructor.
Effective Fall 2008, the following courses are dropped from the Bioprocess and Biomolecular Engineering Option: BMB 474, BIOL 472, MICRM 201. Students who have taken these courses prior to Fall 2008 will receive credit for them. If you were planning to take any of these courses in Fall 08, choose another course from the Bioprocess and Biomolecular course list.
A B E courses are renamed B E
EGEE 410 is now EGEE 420
The curriculum described in this guide is the so-called "2005 Curriculum" and applies to students admitted to Penn State in summer 2005 and thereafter. Students admitted before summer 2005 are subject to different graduation requirements. If you were at Penn State before summer 2005 or if you transferred to Penn State and your semester standing in Fall 2005 was sophomore or higher, this Handbook does not apply to you - see your adviser for clarifications.
All CH E courses in the 2005 curriculum have been renumbered but the new numbers may not appear in the books for a while. For a correspondence between the old and new numbers. See the required courses page in the curriculum section.
Updated on 08/22/12, Top of page