Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Curriculum


The Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering requires 123 semester hours of course work (as of Fall 2015) and is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Of the 123 hours, the curriculum includes:
81 credits hours of required Chemical and Biological Engineering and related math, physics, and chemistry courses (including School of Engineering Approved courses required to fulfill UNM Core Curriculum Requirement)

In addition to the required CBE courses, students select an area of concentration. Basic engineering, basic science, advanced chemistry and approved technical electives within that concentration contribute 15 credit hours toward the degree.

Available Chemical Engineering Concentrations include:

  • Chemical Process Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Materials Processing
  • Semiconductor Manufacturing
  • Environmental Engineering

For complete details, see the University Catalog.


Chemical Engineering students benefit from comprehensive advising. Prior to admission to the department, students meet with a professional staff advisor. Following admission to the department, students are assigned a faculty mentor within his or her area of interest. Students are required to meet with the faculty advisor and department advisor before registering each semester.