2017-18 Degree Plan

Chemical Engineering, BS

School of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
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4 Year Plan

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Starting Math:150

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CNM to UNM Transfer

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Term 1 Hours Towards Degree: 15 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
ENGL 110: Accelerated Composition or ENGL 111: Composition I and ENGL 112: Composition II or ENGL 113: Enhanced Composition 3 C
Cc MATH 162: Calculus I 4 C
CBE 101: Introduction to Chemical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering 1 C
Cc CHEM 121: General Chemistry I 3 C
CHEM 123L: General Chemistry I Lab 1 C
Humanities Core 3 C
  • If ENGL 111 is taken then ENGL 112 has to be taken as well. Each course in this sequence is 3 credit hours.
Term Hours: 15
Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 32 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
ENGL 120: Composition III 3 C
Cc MATH 163: Calculus II 4 C
Cc PHYC 160: General Physics I 3 C
Cc CHEM 122: General Chemistry II 3 C
CHEM 124L: General Chemistry II Lab 1 C
Social Science 3 C
Term Hours: 17
Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 46 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
Cc CBE 251: Chemical Process Calculations I 3 C
Cc MATH 264: Calculus III 4 C
PHYC 161: General Physics II 3 C
CHEM 301: Organic Chemistry I 3 C
CHEM 303L: Organic Chemistry Lab I 1 C
Term Hours: 14
Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 61 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
Cc MATH 316: Differential Equations 3 C
Cc CBE 253: Chemical Process Calculations I 3 C
Cc CBE 302: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 3 C
Advanced Science Concentration 3 C
ECON 105: Macroeconomics 3 C
  • For advanced science concentration possibilities see degree plan notes at the bottom of the page
Term Hours: 15
Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 76 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
Cc CBE 311: Introduction to Transport Phenomena 3 C
Cc CBE 317: Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Analysis 2 C
CBE 361: Biomolecular Engineering 3 C
CBE 318L: Chemical Engineering Lab I 1 C
ENGL 219: Technical Writing 3 C
Advanced Science Concentration 3 C
  • For advanced science concentration possibilities see degree plan notes at the bottom of the page
Term Hours: 15
Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 91 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
Cc CBE 312: Unit Operations 3 C
Cc CBE 321: Mass Transfer 3 C
Advanced Science Concentration 3 C
CBE 319L: Chemical Engineering Lab II 1 C
CBE 371: Introduction to Materials Engineering 3 C
ENG 301: Dynamics 1 C
ENG 302: Electronics (Non-majors) 1 C
  • For advanced science concentration possibilities see degree plan notes at the bottom of the page
Term Hours: 15
Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 106 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
CBE 418: Chemical Engineering Lab III 1 C
Cc CBE 461: Chemical Reactor Engineering 3 C
Cc CBE 493L: Chemical Engineering Design 3 C
Cc CBE 454: Process Dynamics and Control 3 C
Cc CBE 486: Statistics and Designed Experiments 2 C
Technical Elective 3 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 123 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
CBE 419L: Chemical Engineering Lab IV 1 C
CBE 451: Senior Seminar 1 C
Cc CBE 494L: Advanced Chemical Engineering Design 3 C
Technical Elective 3 C
Fine Arts 3 C
Foreign Language Core Course 3 C
Humanities 3 C
Term Hours: 17
Degree Plan Notes
  • Each candidate for a degree must have at least a 2.00 GPA on work taken at the University of New Mexico which is counted toward the degree and at least a 2.00 GPA on all work taken at the University of New Mexico. In order to count toward graduation, each course required in a School of Engineering curriculum must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Courses used to fulfill the University of New Mexico core curriculum require a grade of C or better. Departments may have more restrictive academic requirements which also must be met.

  • Chemical Process Engineering Concentration
    • Advanced Chemistry and Science Electives: CHEM 302, CHEM 311 and CHEM 312

  • Bioengineering Concentration
    • Advanced Chemistry and Science Electives: BIOL 201L, CHEM 302, and CHEM 312

  • Materials Engineering Concentration
    • Advanced Chemistry and Science Electives: CHEM 311, CHEM 312 and CHEM 431 or CHEM 471 (Adv T: Polymer Science) or CHEM 471 (Adv T: Chemistry and Physics at the Nanoscale)

  • Semiconductor Processing Concentration
    • Advanced Chemistry and Science Electives: CHEM 311, CHEM 312 and CHEM 431
    • One of the technical electives has to be ECE 371

  • Environmental Engineering Concentration
    • Advanced Chemistry and Science Electives: BIOL 201L, CHEM 302 and CHEM 312


  • Term 1 Hours Towards Degree: 16 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ENGL 110: Composition 1: Exposition 3 C
    Cc MATH 153: Precalculus and Trigonometry 5 C
    CBE 101: Introduction to Chemical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering 1 C
    Cc CHEM 121: General Chemistry I 3 C
    CHEM 123L: General Chemistry I Lab 1 C
    Humanities Core 3 C
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 33 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ENGL 120: Composition III 3 C
    Cc MATH 162: Calculus I 4 C
    Cc PHYC 160: General Physics I 3 C
    CS 151L: Computer Programming Fundamentals 3 C
    Cc CHEM 122: General Chemistry II 3 C
    CHEM 124L: General Chemistry II Lab 1 C
    Term Hours: 17
    Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 50 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc CBE 251: Chemical Process Calculations I 3 C
    PHYC 161: General Physics II 3 C
    MATH 163: Calculus II 4 C
    CHEM 301: Organic Chemistry I 3 C
    CHEM 303L: Organic Chemistry Lab I 1 C
    ECON 105: Macroeconomics 3 C
    Term Hours: 17
    Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 67 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc MATH 264: Calculus III 4 C
    Cc MATH 316: Differential Equations 3 C
    Cc CBE 253: Chemical Process Calculations I 3 C
    Cc CBE 302: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 4 C
    Advanced Science Concentration 3 C
    • For advanced science concentration possibilities see degree plan notes at the bottom of the page
    Term Hours: 17
    Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 82 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc CBE 311: Introduction to Transport Phenomena 3 C
    Cc CBE 317: Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Analysis 2 C
    CBE 361: Biomolecular Engineering 3 C
    CBE 318L: Chemical Engineering Lab I 1 C
    ENGL 219: Technical Writing 3 C
    Advanced Science Concentration 3 C
    • For advanced science concentration possibilities see degree plan notes at the bottom of the page
    Term Hours: 15
    Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 97 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc CBE 312: Unit Operations 3 C
    Cc CBE 321: Mass Transfer 3 C
    Advanced Science Concentration 3 C
    CBE 319L: Chemical Engineering Lab II 1 C
    CBE 371: Introduction to Materials Engineering 3 C
    ENG 301: Dynamics 1 C
    ENG 302: Electronics (Non-majors) 1 C
    • For advanced science concentration possibilities see degree plan notes at the bottom of the page
    Term Hours: 15
    Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 112 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    CBE 418: Chemical Engineering Lab III 1 C
    Cc CBE 461: Chemical Reactor Engineering 3 C
    Cc CBE 493L: Chemical Engineering Design 3 C
    Cc CBE 454: Process Dynamics and Control 3 C
    Cc CBE 486: Statistics and Designed Experiments 2 C
    Technical Elective 3 C
    Term Hours: 15
    Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 129 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    CBE 419L: Chemical Engineering Lab IV 1 C
    CBE 451: Senior Seminar 1 C
    Cc CBE 494L: Advanced Chemical Engineering Design 3 C
    Technical Elective 3 C
    Fine Arts 3 C
    Second Language Core 3 C
    Humanities 3 C
    Term Hours: 17
    Degree Plan Notes
  • Environmental Engineering Concentration
    • Advanced Chemistry and Science Electives: BIOL 201L, CHEM 302 and CHEM 312

  • Each candidate for a degree must have at least a 2.00 GPA on work taken at the University of New Mexico which is counted toward the degree and at least a 2.00 GPA on all work taken at the University of New Mexico. In order to count toward graduation, each course required in a School of Engineering curriculum must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Courses used to fulfill the University of New Mexico core curriculum require a grade of C or better. Departments may have more restrictive academic requirements which also must be met.

  • Chemical Process Engineering Concentration
    • Advanced Chemistry and Science Electives: CHEM 302, CHEM 311 and CHEM 312

  • Bioengineering Concentration
    • Advanced Chemistry and Science Electives: BIOL 201L, CHEM 302, and CHEM 312

  • Materials Engineering Concentration
    • Advanced Chemistry and Science Electives: CHEM 311, CHEM 312 and CHEM 431 or CHEM 471 (Adv T: Polymer Science) or CHEM 471 (Adv T: Chemistry and Physics at the Nanoscale)

  • Semiconductor Processing Concentration
    • Advanced Chemistry and Science Electives: CHEM 311, CHEM 312 and CHEM 431
    • One of the technical electives has to be ECE 371


  • Term 1 Hours Towards Degree: 15 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ENG 1101: College Writing (CNM) 3 C
    Cc MATH 1710: Calculus I (CNM) 4 C
    CHEM 1710: General Chemistry I (CNM) 3 C
    CHEM 1792: General Chemistry I Lab (CNM) 1 C
    IT 1010: Introduction to Computers (CNM) 3 C
    ENGR 1010: Survey of Engineering Fields (CNM) 1 C
    • An SAT, ACT, Accuplacer, or TOEFL score determines placement into first-year composition courses
    Term Hours: 15
    Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 33 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ENG 1102: Analytic and Argumentative Writing (CNM) 3 C
    Cc MATH 1715: Calculus II (CNM) 4 C
    CHEM 1810: General Chemistry II (CNM) 3 C
    CHEM 1892: General Chemistry II Lab (CNM) 1 C
    CSCI 1153: Programming in Matlab (CNM) 4 C
    ECON 2200: Macroeconomics (CNM) 3 C
    Term Hours: 18
    Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 42 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ENG 2219: Technical Writing (CNM) 3 C
    Humanities (CNM) 3 C
    Social/Behavioral Science (CNM) 3 C
    Term Hours: 9
    Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 58 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    MATH 2710: Calculus III (CNM) 4 C
    Cc PHYS 1710: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (CNM) 4 C
    Cc PHYS 1792: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Laboratory (CNM) 1 C
    CHEM 2710: Organic Chemistry I (CNM) 3 C
    CHEM 2792: Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (CNM) 1 C
    ENGR 2088: Engineering Specialty [UNM (CBE 251)]) 3 C
    • The ENGR 2088 courses listed are actually courses completed at UNM. CNM does not offer an ENGR 2088. ENGR 2088 is a course number that receives UNM Engineering courses and applies them to the A.S. To see which class needs to be taken at UNM to satisfy this requirement hover over the course.
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 74 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    MATH 2910: Applied Ordinary Differential Equations (CNM) 3 C
    Cc PHYS 1810: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (CNM) 4 C
    PHYS 1892: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Laboratory (CNM) 1 C
    ENGR 2088: Engineering Specialty [UNM (CBE 253)]) 3 C
    ENGR 2088: Engineering Specialty [UNM (CBE 302)) 4 C
    ENGR 2088: Engineering Specialty [UNM (CBE 101)) 1 C
    • The ENGR 2088 courses listed are actually courses completed at UNM. CNM does not offer an ENGR 2088. ENGR 2088 is a course number that receives UNM Engineering courses and applies them to the A.S. To see which class needs to be taken at UNM to satisfy this requirement hover over the course.
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 80 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Humanities (CNM) 3 C
    Fine Arts (CNM) 3 C
    Term Hours: 6
    Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 92 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc CBE 311: Introduction to Transport Phenomena 3 C
    Cc CBE 317: Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Analysis 2 C
    CBE 361: Biomolecular Engineering 3 C
    CBE 318L: Chemical Engineering Lab I 1 C
    Advanced Science Concentration 3 C
    Term Hours: 12
    Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 107 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc CBE 312: Unit Operations 3 C
    Cc CBE 321: Mass Transfer 3 C
    Advanced Science Concentration 3 C
    CBE 319L: Chemical Engineering Lab II 1 C
    CBE 371: Introduction to Materials Engineering 3 C
    ENG 301: Dynamics 1 C
    ENG 302: Electronics (Non-majors) 1 C
    Term Hours: 15
    Term 9 Hours Towards Degree: 119 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    CBE 418: Chemical Engineering Lab III 1 C
    Cc CBE 461: Chemical Reactor Engineering 3 C
    Cc CBE 493L: Chemical Engineering Design 3 C
    Cc CBE 454: Process Dynamics and Control 3 C
    Cc CBE 486: Statistics and Designed Experiments 2 C
    Term Hours: 12
    Term 10 Hours Towards Degree: 133 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    CBE 419L: Chemical Engineering Lab IV 1 C
    CBE 451: Senior Seminar 1 C
    Cc CBE 494L: Advanced Chemical Engineering Design 3 C
    Technical Elective 3 C
    Technical Elective 3 C
    Foreign Language Core Course 3 C
    Term Hours: 14
    Degree Plan Notes
  • Each candidate for a degree must have at least a 2.00 GPA on work taken at the University of New Mexico which is counted toward the degree and at least a 2.00 GPA on all work taken at the University of New Mexico. In order to count toward graduation, each course required in a School of Engineering curriculum must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Courses used to fulfill the University of New Mexico core curriculum require a grade of C or better. Departments may have more restrictive academic requirements which also must be met.