- Find a faculty supervisor. Approach a faculty member who is doing research that interests you and request to work with them. Together you will settle on the research project details. See the research brochure for a list of items you’ll need from your faculty supervisor.
- Pass the department’s safety test. Go to the ChE department office (Chem Sci room 203) to sign up to take the test.
- Complete the enrollment request form. Go to the Department’s undergraduate research webpage to complete the enrollment request form.
- Verify your registration. You will be contacted once you’ve been enrolled in the class. Verify your registration by checking your schedule on Banweb.
When you do a class search on Banweb you can filter the classes by attributes.
To do this you need to go to the advanced search page. Then use the shift key to select all the subject areas, and select the attribute type for which you are searching. The attributes are defined as follows:
- For the Critical & Creative Thinking core list, select the attribute type “Critical/Creative Think’g CORE”
- For the Social Responsibility & Ethical Reasoning core list, select the attribute type “Soc Resp/Ethical Reason CORE”
- For the Communication and Composition HASS list, select the attribute type “Composition or Communication”
- For the Humanities and Fine Arts HASS list, select the attribute type “Humanities & Fine Arts”
- For the Social and Behavioral Sciences HASS list, select the attribute type “Social & Behavioral Science”
- For the Restricted HASS list, select the attribute type “HASS Restricted”
- For the co-curricular courses list, select the attribute type “Co-Curricular Phys Activity”
Once you register for a course it is critical that you run your online degree audit to ensure that it is being used towards your degree where expected. If it is not then see your advisor to find out why. Sometimes the issue is because you’ve enrolled in the wrong class and sometimes the issue is with the audit.
No, that is not permitted. CM 3410 is required for graduation with a degree in chemical engineering from Michigan Tech. You may take HU 3120 as a substitute course for CM 3410. Because HU 3120 functions as an equivalent course to CM 3410, you may not take them both.
CM 3410 – Technical Communication for Chemical Engineering
Study of the purposes, genres, and applications of technical communication in chemical engineering professions, including written, oral, visual, and graphic communication. Assignments may include memos, progress reports, procedures, memo and formal reports, research citations, and job-seeking requirements. Emphasizes organization, support, coherence, usefulness, ethics, and professionalism.
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Senior
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015
HU 3120 – Technical and Professional Communication
A study of written and oral communication in technical and scientific environments; emphasizes audience, writing processes, genres of scientific and technical discourse, visual communication, collaboration, professional responsibility, clear and correct expression. Students write and revise several documents and give oral report(s). Computer Intensive.
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language – 3000 level or higher)
If you are a first-year chemical engineering student, you take ENT 1960, but we don’t recommend first-year students take Enterprise, and we have a FAQ that explains why.
If you are a sophomore, you should take one or both of these classes:
- ENT 2950 – Enterprise Project Work I, 1 cr (not open to freshmen)
- ENT 2960 – Enterprise Project Work II, same as above
If you are junior, you should take one or both of these classes:
- ENT 3950 – Enterprise Project Work III, 1 cr, must be junior or senior
- ENT 3960 – Enterprise Project Work IV, same as above
If you are a junior who has taken the all four of the courses above and are not senior-design ready, but still want to do Enterprise, take this class:
- ENT 3980 – Pre-Capstone Enterprise Project Work, 1 cr, repeatable up to 2cr (not open to freshmen, sophomores), Pre-Requisite(s): ENT 3950 and ENT 3960
If you are a senior doing Enterprise for senior design, you should take both of these classes:
- ENT 4950 – Enterprise Project Work V Capstone, 2cr, must be engineering senior design ready
- ENT 4960 – Enterprise Project Work VI Capstone, 2cr, must be senior, pre-requisite ENT 4950
If you complete ENT 4950 and ENT4960 and wish to take another Enterprise project class, you may take this one:
- ENT 4961 – Enterprise Project Work VII, 1cr, pre-requisites: ENT 3950, 3960, 4950, 4960
If you wish to do a minor in Enterprise, please visit the Registrar’s office site to see the requirements. (Enterprise is an interdisciplinary minor)
For information purposes only there are two other Enterprise project classes, but no chemical engineering major can take these courses; they are for non-engineers:
- ENT 4900 – Senior Enterprise Project Work V Non-Capstone, 2cr, must be senior, must NOT be College of Engineering
- ENT 4910 – Senior Enterprise Project Work VI Non-Capstone, same as above
To register for a class you must either have
- Credit for all prerequisites,
- Be registered at Michigan Tech for all prerequisites, or
- Be registered at some other institution for prerequisites. For Michigan Tech to know that you are registered for a prerequisite you are taking off campus, you must go to the Michigan Tech Registrar’s office and request that your off campus course be recorded as “in progress.” This should be done before registration so that you can make use of your registration slot.
This is a bit confusing; sorry about that.
The CM3215 Transport Lab meets on Monday for a one-hour lecture, and has two more meetings, a two-hour meeting on Tuesday (or sometimes on Thursday) and an additional one-hour lab meeting on Wednesday.
To sign up for CM3215 you must sign up for the lecture (section 0A) which is on Mondays, and for the lab, which has two meetings, Tuesday (or Thursday) and Wednesday (the lab will be L01, L02, etc.).
If you do not sign up for both parts, you will get a “linked course error” telling you that you have missed one of the parts.
To recap, you will attend class on Monday and Wednesday at the same time of day in a classroom with everyone who is taking the class. In addition, you will be in the Brozzo Laboratory (19-103) for a two-hour session one day a week, at a time that depends on which lab section you take.
In the spring semester there is one section of CH 1161 University Chemistry Lab II and one section of CH 1163 University Chemistry Recitation II that is reserved for only chemistry majors, which is not us. This section is indicated under “course comments” when you click on the CRN for any of the lab or recitation sections.
You will need to choose a different section of CH 1161 and/or CH 1163.
Note that CH 1163 U Chem II recitation is recommended because of positive feedback we’ve received from students who have taken it. They tell us that it is even more helpful than U Chem I recitation because U Chem II is more new material and less review of high school chemistry topics than U Chem I. If you choose to take U Chem II recitation then it can count towards your free elective requirement.
For organic lab CH 2411 you will need to choose a lab section that is not L07 or L09. These two sections are reserved for chemistry major (not chemical engineering). Any seats available in these classes will open up after the initial registration period is over, so if there are still seats, you can try later to register for those restricted sections.
The CM degree at Michigan Tech requires 131 credits plus 3 credits of co-curricular classes (physical education). What classes are required for you depends on when you started at Michigan Tech, known as your catalog year. The requirements are all posted on our advising webpages, and we made a video walking you through the process for planning out your degree.
Here’s the basic process.
- Go to our advising webpage and select Undergraduate — Advising — Plan Your Schedule
- Print out the course requirements (4 year plan or 5 year plan), the General Education Requirements, the co-curricular requirements, and the Technical Elective requirements that go with your catalog year.
- On your 4 (0r 5) year plan, cross off any courses for which you already have credit.
- Print out a blank Academic Plan worksheet.
- Fill in the Academic Plan worksheet with all the remaining courses.
There is a great deal that goes into that step “5” up there, and we’ve made some videos to help you find your way through the process. Once you have a good rough plan, you may wish to make an appointment with a CM advisor to make sure that you’ve got all the details right.
That’s it! Welcome to Michigan Tech Chemical Engineering–We’re glad you’re here.
The ENT 4950 and ENT 4960 courses are reserved for students who are using an Enterprise project for their senior design project.
You will be allowed to register for ENT 4950 during the regular fall registration period that opens in March. You will need department permission from the advising office before enrolling and must have started in the Enterprise no later than spring of your junior year. You will also need to have already completed or be concurrently enrolled in CM 4855 . Subsequently, during early fall semester you will need to submit an abstract detailing your project to have your project approved for senior design. You must complete both ENT 4950 and ENT 4960 for the project to qualify for the senior design substitution.
Both CM 4855 CM Process Analysis & Design I (fall) and CM 4860 CM Process Analysis & Design 2 (spring) are required for all chemical engineering students. For approved projects, one credit from ENT 4960 substitutes for CM 4861. The additional three credits that you earn from ENT 4950 and ENT 4960 can be used towards your technical electives or free electives. If your project is not approved at the abstract stage, then you will need to take CM 4861 CM Design Laboratory 2 in the spring semester.
To receive departmental permission complete the Google form Declaration of intent to complete alternative senior design project. You will be notified via email when you’ve been given permission to enroll in ENT 4950.
See related: How do I get a project approved for senior design?