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Washington State University
The Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering

Chemical Engineering Electives

Chemical Engineering ElectivesCreditsPrerequisite CoursesNotes
ChE 422 Catalysis: From Fundamentals to Industrial Applications3ChE 301 & ChE 321 (both with a C or better)Typically offered Spring semester
ChE 461 Intro to Nuclear Engineering (Same as ME 461)3Junior in Engr or Physical Science majorTypically offered in Fall semester
ChE 462 Applied Electrochemistry3ChE 301, ChE 310, ChE 321, ChE 331 (ALL with C or better); certified major in Chemical EngineeringTypically offered in Spring semester
ChE 463 Introduction to Upstream/Midstream Technology3ChE 301Typically offered Fall semester
ChE 465 Integrated Envirochemical Engr3CHE 321 with a C or better; CHE 334 with a C or better.Typically offered in Spring semester
ChE 470 Biofilm Engineering3Medical and environmental biofilms; biofilm processes and biofilm control
ChE 474 Metabolic Engineering3BIO ENG 210 or ChE 211; ChE 201; MATH 220; MATH 315Typically offered Fall semester; Crosslisted course offered as BIO ENG 455
ChE 475 Intro to Biochemical Engineering3ChE 321, ChE 332 (BOTH with C or better)Typically offered in Fall semester
ChE 476 Biomedical Engineering Principles3ChE 310 with a C or betterTypically offered in Spring semester (Spring 2018 focuses on Cardiovascular Engineering; other semesters it may focus on Bionanotechnology)
ChE 481 Special Topics
Variable; may be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hoursVariableTypically offered in Fall and Spring semester; (Sections 1 - Atomistic Methods, 2 -
Advanced Separations, and 3 - Pulp and Paper Processing, will be offered in Spring semester of 2018)
ChE 485 Interfacial Phenomena3Typically offered Spring semester; also offered at 500 level
ChE 495 Internship2
ChE 499 Special ProblemsVariableVariable
ChE 581 Advanced Topics in Chemical EngineeringVariable (1–3)May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 credits

NOTE: Credit is NOT granted for both 400-level and 500-level courses.