Chemical Engineering - Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

The BS Chemical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Requirements (Total Credits 136)

In addition to satisfying the requirements of New Mexico State University and the College of Engineering, CHME majors must pass departmental courses with a grade of C- or better.

CHME majors must have completed CHME 201 Energy Balances & Basic Thermodynamics prior to taking any 400-level CHME elective courses.

Degree requirements can also be found summarized in flow diagrams found on the CHME website (

General Education
State of New Mexico Common Core
Area I: Communications
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
ENGL 218GTechnical and Scientific Communication3
COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 191GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I4
Area III: Natural Science
CHEM 115Principles of Chemistry I4
CHEM 116Principles of Chemistry II4
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology electives 19
Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts
History, Philosophy, Literature, Art, Music, Dance, Theater, or Foreign Language electives 16
Viewing a Wider World Elective
Viewing a Wider World electives 23
Program Specific Requirements
MATH 192GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II4
MATH 291GCalculus and Analytic Geometry III3
MATH 392Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
Natural Science
BIOL 211GCellular and Organismal Biology3
CHEM 313Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 314Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 315Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 433Physical Chemistry I3
PHYS 215GEngineering Physics I3
PHYS 215GLEngineering Physics I Laboratory1
PHYS 216GEngineering Physics II3
PHYS 216GLEngineering Physics II Laboratory1
ENGR 100Introduction to Engineering3
I E 311Engineering Data Analysis3
I E 365Quality Control3
Chemical Engineering Common Core
CHME 101Introduction to Chemical Engineering Calculations2
CHME 102Material Balances2
CHME 201Energy Balances & Basic Thermodynamics3
CHME 303Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics4
CHME 305Transport Operations I: Fluid Flow3
CHME 306Transport Operations II: Heat and Mass Transfer4
CHME 307Transport Operations III: Staged Operations3
CHME 323 LTransport Operations and Instrumentation Laboratory I1
CHME 324 LTransport Operations and Instrumentation Laboratory II1
CHME 352 LSimulation of Unit Operations1
CHME 361Engineering Materials3
CHME 392Numerical Methods in Engineering3
CHME 412Process Dynamics and Control3
CHME 423 LUnit Operations Laboratory I1
CHME 424 LProcess Control Laboratory1
CHME 441Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Engineering3
CHME 448Industrial Safety3
CHME 452Chemical Process Design & Economic Evaluation3
CHME 452 LChemical Process Simulation1
CHME 455Chemical Plant Design3
CHME 455 LChemical Plant Simulation1
CHME Electives 36
Total Credits136

See the required courses section of the catalog for a full list of courses. 


See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses. Also see the 9-credit hour rule at the bottom of the page.  CHMEs meet the 9-credit hour rule through the sequence CHEM 313/314/433, and thus only need to complete 3 credits of VWW.