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Courses Offered in Chemical and Molecular Engineering

A full description of all CME courses and prerequisites can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin

 Recommended course sequencing for CME majors entering the major in the current academic year can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin. Please see the  Archived Bulletins to locate the correct requirements and course sequencing depending on the year you declared your major. 

The following list is subject to change. 

Course

Title

Fall

Spring

CME 101 Intro to CME X  
CME 199 Intro to Undergraduate Research  X X
CME 201 Sustainable Energy X  
CME 233 Ethics and Business Practices   X
CME 300 Writing in CME X  
CME 304 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I X  
CME 310 Chemical Engineering Laboratory I: Unit Operations Fundamentals X  
 CME 312 Material and Energy Balance    X
 CME 314  Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II   X
CME 315 Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineering Analysis* X  
 CME 318  Chemical Engineering Fluid Mechanics  X  
 CME 320  Chemical Engineering Lab II: Unit Operations  X  
CME 322 Chemical Engineering Heat & Mass Transfer    X
 CME 323 Reaction Engineering & Chemical Kinetics   X
 CME 360 Nanomaterials & Applications  
CME 369 Polymer Engineering X  
CME 371 Biomaterials   X
CME 375 Fundamentals of Industrial Corrosion and Corrosion Protection   X
CME 401 Separation Technologies X  
CME 405 Process Control   X
CME 410 Chemical Eng Lab III: Instrumentation, Mat. Design & Characterization X  
CME 420 Chemical Eng. Lab IV: Senior Thesis   X
CME 425 Intro to Catalysis X  
CME 427 Molecular Modeling for Chemical Engineering   X
CME 440 Process Engineering & Design I X  
CME 441 Process Engineering & Design II   X
CME 460 Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Processing & Characterization   X
CME 475 Undergraduate Teaching Practicum X X
CME 480 Cellular Biology for Chemical Engineers X  
CME 488 Industrial Internship in Chemical Engineering X X
CME  491 Sustainable Future Through Renewable Energy   X
CME 499 Research in Chemical Engineering X X

 *  Beginning Fall 2020,  CME 315 will be offered only in the Fall semester instead of Spring

Requirements for the Major in Chemical and Molecular Engineering

(Please check the Undergraduate Bulletin for the latest information.)

Acceptance into the Major 
Freshman and transfer applicants who have specified their interest in the major in Chemical and Molecular Engineering may be accepted directly into the major upon admission to the University. Applicants admitted to the University but not immediately accepted into the Chemical and Molecular Engineering major may apply for acceptance at any time during the academic year by contacting the director(s) of the undergraduate program. Final decisions on admission will be made by the undergraduate program director(s). Minimum requirements for acceptance are as follows: 
1. Students must have a grade of B or higher in all 100-level mathematics, physics and chemistry courses required by the major. A grade of B- or better is required in CHE 321, CHE 383 or 327, and CME 304, unless permission to waive is granted by the undergraduate program director(s). 
2. Students must have an overall GPA of 3.2 with not more than one grade of C+ or lower in any course, unless permission to waive is granted by the undergraduate program director(s).
3. Department must receive completed course evaluations for all transferred courses that are to be used to meet requirements of the major. A minimum of one semester, carrying a full-time load with a minimum of 12 credits in residence at Stony Brook University is required for all transfer students.

Requirements for the Major
The curriculum begins with a focus on mathematics, physics, and chemistry, followed by courses covering specific chemical engineering topics as well as an intensive laboratory sequence. In addition, each student chooses a three-course sequence at the 300 level or above (four courses if admitted prior to Fall 2012) as an area of specialization which  may also qualify the student for a minor in the respective department. The program culminates in the submission and acceptance of a senior thesis describing an original research project completed by the student which is defended at the end of the senior year. Students are encouraged to select original research projects which can be published in peer reviewed journals.


Completion of the major requires approximately 100 credits.

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View the Undergraduate Bulletin for the latest sample course sequence.