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BS ENCH Curriculum

UMBC’s BS in Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

All tracks lead to the BS in Chemical Engineering (ENCH) and require the same chemical engineering core classes. The primary differences are in the science courses and technical electives that are taken. Your advisor can help you decide which track is right for you.

Academic Pathway for ENCH tracks

BS Chemical Engineering Traditional Track

BS Chemical Engineering Environmental Engineering & Sustainability Track

BS Chemical Engineering Biotechnology Bioengineering

Comparison of ENCH Tracks

Traditional Track
Biotechnology & Bioengineering Track
Environmental Engineering & Sustainability Track
Freshman Year
  • CHEM 101 Principles of Chemistry I (4)
  • MATH 151 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (4)
  • ENES 101 Introductory Engineering Science (3)
  • GEP electives (6)
  • CHEM 101 Principles of Chemistry I (4)
  • MATH 151 Calculus and Analytic
    Geometry I (4)
  • ENES 101 Introductory Engineering
    Science (3)
  • GEP electives (6)
  • CHEM 101 Principles of Chemistry I (4)
  • MATH 151 Calculus and Analytic
    Geometry I (4)
  • ENES 101 Introductory Engineering
    Science (3)
  • GEP electives (6)
  • CHEM 102 Principles of Chemistry II (4)
  • CHEM 102L Introductory Chemistry Lab (2)
  • PHYS 121 Introductory Physics I (4)
  • MATH 152 Calculus and Analytic
    Geometry II (4)
  • ENME 110 Statics (3)
  • CHEM 102 Principles of Chemistry II (4)
  • CHEM 102L Introductory Chemistry Lab (2)
  • PHYS 121 Introductory Physics I (4)
  • MATH 152 Calculus and Analytic
    Geometry II (4)
  • BIOL 141 Intro to Biology I (4)
  • CHEM 102 Principles of Chemistry II (4)
  • CHEM 102L Introductory Chemistry Lab (2)
  • PHYS 121 Introductory Physics I (4)
  • MATH 152 Calculus and Analytic
    Geometry II (4)
  • ENME 110 Statics (3)
Sophomore Year
  • ENCH 215 Chemical Engineering Analysis (3)
  • CHEM 351 Organic Chemistry I (3)
  • MATH 251 Multivariable Calculus (4)
  • PHYS 122 Introductory Physics II (4)
  • GEP elective (3)
  • ENCH 215 Chemical Engineering Analysis (3)
  • CHEM 351 Organic Chemistry I (3)
  • MATH 251 Multivariable Calculus (4)
  • BIOL 302 Molecular and General Genetics (4)
  • GEP elective (3)
  • ENCH 215 Chemical Engineering Analysis (3)
  • CHEM 351 Organic Chemistry I (3)
  • MATH 251 Multivariable Calculus (4)
  • PHYS 122 Introductory Physics II (4)
  • GEP elective (3)
  • ENCH 225 Chem Eng Problem Solving and Exp Design (4)
  • MATH 225 Introduction to Differential Equations (3)
  • CHEM 351L Organic Chemistry Lab I (2)
  • Advanced Science elective (3)
  • GEP electives (6)
  • ENCH225 Chem Eng Problem Solving and Exp Design (4)
  • MATH 225 Introduction to Differential Equations (3)
  • CHEM 352 Organic Chemistry II (3)
  • BIOL 303 Cell Biology (3)
  • PHYS 122 Introductory Physics II (4)
  • ENCH225 Chem Eng Problem Solving and Exp Design (4)
  • MATH 225 Introduction to Differential Equations (3)
  • CHEM 352 Organic Chemistry II (3)
  • Advanced Science elective (3) or
    ENCH 210 Intro to Environmental Engineering (3)
  • GEP elective (3)
Junior Year
  • ENCH 300 Chemical Process Thermodynamics (3)
  • ENCH 425 Transport Processes I (3)
  • CHEM 301 Physical Chemistry I (4)
  • CHEM 311 Advanced Laboratory I (3)
  • GEP elective (4)
  • ENCH 300 Chemical Process Thermodynamics (3)
  • ENCH 425 Transport Processes I (3)
  • CHEM 437 Comprehensive Biochemistry I (4)
  • GEP electives (7)
  • ENCH 300 Chemical Process Thermodynamics (3)
  • ENCH 425 Transport Processes I (3)
  • ENCH 410 Environmental Chemistry and Biology (3)
  • GEP electives (7)
  • CHEM 302 Physical Chemistry II (3)
  • ENCH 427 Transport Processes II (3)
  • ENCH 440 Chemical Engineering Kinetics (3)
  • ENCH 442 Chemical Process Control and Safety (3)
  • CHEM 303 Physical Chemistry for Biochemical Sciences (3)
  • ENCH 427 Transport Processes II (3)
  • ENCH 440 Chemical Engineering Kinetics (3)
  • ENCH 442 Chemical Process Control and Safety (3)
  • CHEM 303 Physical Chemistry for Biochemical Sciences (3)
  • ENCH 427 Transport Processes II (3)
  • ENCH 440 Chemical Engineering Kinetics (3)
  • ENCH 442 Chemical Process Control and Safety (3)
  • ENCH 412 Environmental Physicochemical Processes (3)
Senior Year
  • ENCH 437L  Chemical Engineering Laboratory (3)
  • ENCH 444 Process Engineering Economics and Design I (3)
  • ENCH 445  Separation Processes (3)
  • ENCH XXX Chemical Engineering elective (3)
  • GEP elective (3)
  • ENCH 444 Process Engineering Economics and Design I (3)
  • ENCH 445 Separation Processes (3)
  • ENCH 482 Biochemical Engineering (3)
  • ENCH XXX Bioengineering elective (3)
  • GEP electives (6)
  • ENCH 437L  Chemical Engineering
    Laboratory (3)
  • ENCH 444 Process Engineering Economics and Design I (3)
  • ENCH 445 Separation Processes (3)
  • ENCH 414 Environmental Biological Processes (3)
  • GEP elective (3)
  • ENCH 446 Process Engineering Economics and Design II (4)
  • ENCH XXX Engineering elective (3)
  • ENCH XXX Engineering elective (3)
  • GEP electives (6)
  • ENCH 446 Process Engineering Economics and Design II (4)
  • ENCH 485L Bioengineering Laboratory (4)
  • ENCH XXX Engineering elective (3)
  • GEP electives (6)
  • ENCH 446 Process Engineering Economics and Design II (4)
  • ENCH XXX Engineering elective (3)
  • ENCH XXX Engineering elective (3)
  • GEP electives (6)
129 Credit hours
133 Credit hours
129 Credit hours