Academic Catalog

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

General Information on Undergraduate Program

The mission of the Chemical Engineering Program is to provide quality education in Chemical Engineering, with contemporary knowledge and highest skills, complying with the international standards. Undergraduate program objectives include to educate a new generation of creative, proactive Chemical Engineers with a strong background of fundamental Chemical Engineering principles and with an ability to apply the basic concepts to the planning, design, implementation, operation and control of Chemical Engineering systems, units and processes that meet performance, cost, time, safety, quality and environmental requirements, and with highest ethical values.

Undergraduate Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

First Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
CNG100 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECH. AND APPLICATIONS 0 2 0 1.0
PHY105 GENERAL PHYSICS I 4 3 2 6.5
ENGL101 DEVELOPMENT OF READING AND WRITING SKILLS I 4 4 0 6.0
CHM111 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 4 3 2 6.0
MECH113 COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING DRAWING I 3 2 2 4.5
GPC100 FIRST YEAR ON CAMPUS SEMINAR 1 0 2 0.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
MAT100 PRECALCULUS 2 1 2 3.0
MAT119 CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY 5 4 2 7.5

Second Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
CNG230 INTRODUCTION TO C PROGRAMMING 3 2 2 5.0
MAT120 CALCULUS FOR FUNCTIONS OF SEVERAL VARIABLES 5 4 2 7.5
PHY106 GENERAL PHYSICS II 4 3 2 6.5
ENGL102 DEVELOPMENT OF READING AND WRITING SKILLS II 4 4 0 6.0
CHM112 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II 4 3 2 6.0
CHME102 INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 1 1 0 1.0

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
MAT219 INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 4 4 0 7.0
ENGL211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 0 4.0
CHM237 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 4 3 2 6.0
CHME203 CHEMICAL PROCESS CALCULATIONS 4 4 0 6.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HST201 0 2 0 2.0
HST205 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I 0 2 0 2.0
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
MAT210 APPLIED MATHEMATICS FOR ENGINEERS 4 4 0 8.0
CHM230 ANALYTIC CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERS 4 3 2 6.0
CHM238 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 3 3 0 5.0
CHME204 THERMODYNAMICS I 4 4 0 6.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HST202 0 2 0 2.0
HST206 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II 0 2 0 2.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
ECO210 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS 3 3 0 5.0
ECO280 ENGINEERING ECONOMY 3 3 0 5.0

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ENGL311 ADVANCED COMMUNICATION SKILLS 3 3 0 4.0
CHM351 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 4 3 2 7.0
CHME300 SUMMER PRACTICE I 0 0 0 4.0
CHME305 THERMODYNAMICS II 4 4 0 6.0
CHME323 FLUID MECHANICS 3 3 0 6.0
CHME325 HEAT TRANSFER 3 3 0 6.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TUR101 TURKISH I 0 2 0 2.0
TUR201 ELEMENTARY TURKISH 0 4 0 2.0

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
CHME302 CHEM. ENG. LABORATORY I 2 0 4 4.0
CHME312 CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING 4 4 0 6.0
CHME326 MASS TRANSFER AND SEPARATION PROCESSES 4 3 2 7.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TUR102 TURKISH II 0 2 0 2.0
TUR202 INTERMEDIATE TURKISH 0 4 0 2.0
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE

FORTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
CHME400 SUMMER PRACTICE II 0 0 0 4.0
CHME401 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY II 2 0 4 4.0
CHME417 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN I 4 3 2 7.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
CHME418 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN II 4 3 2 7.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            FREE ELECTIVE
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week