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Alumni of the Chemical Engineering program will be work-ready engineers, problem solvers, responsible professionals, and interdisciplinary collaborators. Specifically, based on the needs of the program’s constituencies, within a few years of graduation chemical engineering alumni will have:
The graduates of the chemical engineering undergraduate program must demonstrate that they have:
Major Requirements, Sample Plan, and Course Offerings
Major requirements, a sample plan, and a full list of course offerings for the Chemical Engineering undergraduate major are published in the university's Course Catalog, updated annually.
Like all undergraduate programs in the College of Engineering, the chemical engineering undergraduate program consists of pre-engineering and professional engineering components. Admission to the pre-engineering program (first and second years) requires no separate application beyond that for admission to Oregon State University. Admission to the professional program ("Pro-school") at the beginning of the third year is competitive. To be eligible, you must have completed 80 credit hours. The program is "capacity restricted" and the the minimum required combined GPA for admittance was 2.8 in 2018. Moreover, all required pre-engineering courses must have been completed with a “C” or better.
Among the many unique opportunities open to Oregon State chemical engineering students is the Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP). The program offers students a high quality, paid industrial experience and related academic activities while pursuing a degree at Oregon State. We also encourage students to seek registration as a professional engineer. This process begins by successfully passing the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE exam), which is normally held in April and late October.
More information about the program can be found on the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering Advising Page. You may also review the Schedule of Classes and the Academic Regulations found in the Oregon State University Catalog. It is intended to aid students in planning and completing programs leading to a degree. The guide provides information regarding the undergraduate curriculum, professional practice, advising, admissions policies.