Success in prerequisite classes leads to success in your chemical engineering classes. The table in the Chemical Engineering Prerequisite Map handout shows which engineering, science, and mathematics courses are required prerequisites to each required chemical engineering class. Use this handy table to plan your graduation schedule. All prerequisite requirements are listed as well on the Registrar’s page in the course listings there.
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Asking what you should minor in is closely related to asking what you should major in. The answer is: whatever you like.
To help you decide what you would like to study, here is a list of minors that many Chemical Engineering majors find appealing. Details of the requirements for each minor may be found on the Registrar’s Degree Services page. There are also trifold handouts on the Advising Handout page.
Chemical Engineering Minors These minors are administered in the Department of Chemical Engineering. They are matched with career paths in chemical engineering; more information on each minor may be found at the links supplied below.
- Bioprocess Engineering
- Alternative Energy Technology
- Minerals Processing
- Polymer Science and Engineering
Minors in Related Fields
- Mathematics – Chemical engineering majors may obtain a minor in mathematics by taking only 6 additional credits. Students who are grad-school bound are advised to take the math minor.
- Chemistry – Chemistry is what makes a chemical engineer different from other types of engineers; minoring in chemistry boosts your chemistry capabilities.
- Pharmaceutical Chemistry – A career in pharmaceuticals manufacturing is prepared for by taking the minor in pharmaceutical chemistry.
- Biological Sciences – Many modern manufacturing processes have a strong biological component; graduates can prepare for these types of careers by minoring in biological sciences.
- Data Acquisition and Industrial Control – This minor, offered in the School of Technology, provides additional preparation in hands-on control methods.
- Economics – A career in engineering management is boosted by additional economics preparation.
- Foreign Languages – A career in international business or manufacturing is boosted by foreign language study.
For students who are interested in focusing on process control and other issues related to data acquisition within chemical engineering, it would be valuable to minor in Data Acquisition and Industrial Control. The Michigan Tech Minor in Data Acquisition and Industrial Control is offered by the School of Technology and in 2014-15 has the following requirements (16 credits total):
Minor in Data Acquisition and Industrial Control
Required courses (6 cr)
- EET 3131 Instrumentation (3) (spring class) OR
- EET 4253 LabVIEW Programming for Data Acquisition (3)
- EET 3373 Introduction to Programmable Controllers (3) (fall class)
Choose one course from this list (3-4 cr):
- EE 2112 Electric Circuits II (4)
- EE 3010 Circuits and Instrumentation (3) (recommended for CM majors)
- EET 1411 Basic Electronics (4)
Choose 6-7 credits from this list:
- CM 3310 Process Control (3)
- EET 4141 Microcomputer Interfacing (4)
- EET 4144 Real-Time Robotics Systems (4)
- EET 4147 Industrial Robotic Vision Systems (4)
- EET 4311 Advanced Circuits & Controls (4)
- EET 4373 Advanced Programmable Controllers (4)
- ENVE 3502 Environmental Monitoring and Measurement Analysis (3)
- GE 4250 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing (3)
- MEEM 3000 Mechanical Engg Lab (2)
- MEEM 4701 Analytical & Experimental Modal Analysis (4)
- SU 4003 GIS Technology Fundamentals (1)
- SU 4010 Geospatial Concepts, Technologies and Data (3)
- UN 4000 Remote Sensing Seminar (1-2)
You must see an advisor in the School of Technology to add this minor. For more on minors that may be beneficial in the educational path of a chemical engineer, please see a departmental advisor.
To apply for the BS/MS program you follow this procedure:
1. Go to the Grad School website and go to the Admissions section and follow all instructions.
2. In your “areas of interest” on the form, put “accelerated masters”. This will signal that you’re applying for the BS/MS
All other application requirements for the BS/MS program are the same as for the MS program in general. For more on the BS/MS in Chemical Engineering, go to the Advising website FAQ page.
It is possible to transfer to Michigan Tech Chemical Engineering from a community college or from another university. A standard path for this would be to take two years of college work at that other institution followed by a summer at Michigan Tech and then the usual junior and senior years of chemical engineering at Michigan Tech. The two summer classes that must be taken are:
- CM2110 Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering I
- CM2120 Fundamentals of Chemical Engieering II
These two classes are prerequisites to junior classes in chemical engineering and they must be completed before you may begin your junior year in chemical engineering. It is not possible to take these two classes at the same time as junior classes. For this reason, students who wish to graduate with two years of transfer credit must plan on either three years at Michigan Tech or they must take these two courses the summer before they start Michigan Tech junior classes in chemical engineering.
The standard transfer plan, as discussed above, is available on our handouts page.
When you have 30 credits you will have sophomore standing; 60 credits is junior standing; 90 credits is senior standing.
The minor in mathematics is easy for chemical engineers to take – you just need to take 6 credits extra (18 credits total, but there is double counting).
The requirements for the math minor are given below. Classes you already take for your CM degree are highlighted in bold.
To obtain the minor in alternative energy technology, you must take 16 credits from an approved list of courses. Of these credits, 10 credits may double count with your major requirements; six credits of upper division credits must not double count with your major or with any other minor (except as free elective). For the specific rules for this minor, see our advising handout on the minor in alternative energy technology.
To obtain the minor in minerals processing, you must take 16-19 credits from an approved list of courses. Of these credits, 10-13 credits may double count with your major requirements; six credits must not double count with your major or with any other minor (except as free elective). For the specific rules for this minor, see our minerals processing brochure.