Fall 2014 Registration Updates
We have been immersed in new student orientation activities since June 3 and welcomed our last group of new students (until next month) last week. The week of July 14-18 will be devoted to sorting out all remaining registration and waitlist issues.
- Are you planning to graduate in December 2014? If yes, and if you are still waiting for a seat in a required ChE course (ChE 350, 360, 264, 473K), please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org describing your situation. Be sure to include your UTEID.
- Are you registered for a ChE course for which you lack the prerequisite because you Q-dropped or did not make the minimum grade required in a course during the Spring 2014 semester? If yes, please drop the course now so we can accurately assess the waitlists. Please do not wait to be dropped from a course if you lack a prerequisite.
- ChE 253M update 7/11/14: there hasn’t been any movement to registration in any sections of ChE 253M. Adds will be processed next week. NOTE: the Monday and Wednesday sections of this course will likely fill to maximum capacity with students who need the course to graduate in May 2015. If you do not get a seat in the Monday or Wednesday section and need it to graduate in May 2015 you will be added to the Tuesday section. Please review your schedule and be prepared to select a different elective course in the event that you are dropped from an elective in order to be added to the Tuesday section of ChE 253M. We acknowledge that this is not the ideal situation, but it is the best we can do with the resources we have available.
General note: We apologize for the slow response time to those of you who have written for a variety of reasons such as requesting advice about degree planning and/or registration scenarios. We will be working next week to respond to all unanswered email.
We appreciate your patience!
Updated: July 14, 2014
New ChE electives for Fall 14:
ChE 379 (15230) - Fundamentals and Applications of Cellular Regulation (Dr. Lydia Contreras)
The course will survey various molecular networks in living systems that serve to regulate cellular function. We will discuss various regulatory mechanisms that include post-transcriptional and post-translational control schemes, the role of these systems in bacterial communities and pathogenesis, experimental ways to map and assay these networks, the sensitivity of these systems to structural and chemical changes, their synthetic applications (as aptamers, switches, etc.), and the way they have been mathematically treated in biological models for metabolic engineering and small molecule design.
ChE 379 (15220) - Atmospheric Physicochemical Processes (Dr. Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz)
Air pollution kills – about 50,000 people per year in the United States alone. In this course you will
learn how gas and particle phase pollutants form and transform in the atmosphere using
quantitative chemical engineering fundamentals. A main focus of the course is the microphysics,
chemistry and thermodynamics of atmospheric nanoparticles. The course is designed for students
with an engineering background but is also open to students with backgrounds in the life sciences.
Topics include: single particle dynamics, condensational and coagulational growth processes,
nanoparticle nucleation, solution to the general dynamic equation, formation of secondary
nanoparticles via gas- and aqueous-phase chemistry, phase partitioning in the inorganic sulfatenitrate-
ammonium system, absorptive partitioning theory of organic nanoparticles, water uptake,
aerosol-cloud interactions, and climate and health effects of atmospheric nanoparticles.
Faculty Advising for Summer & Fall 2014 Early Registration has concluded.
If you missed faculty advising:
- Please Download the Summer & Fall 2014 Advising Sheets and complete the worksheets
- Print the advising sheets by using the print button on your advising sheets
- Submit the worksheets to the McKetta Undergraduate Office in CPE 2.706 or via email to email@example.com
Are you planning to graduate in December 2014?
If you plan to graduate in December 2014, the link to the Graduating Senior Degree Audit Survey will be posted soon. This will help us update your degree audit so that when you run an IDA 2.0 audit it will breathtakingly display that you have completed all of the requirements for the B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering.
Please complete the required survey even if you have already been discussing your degree audit with the McKetta Undergraduate Office.
TIP: If you make an error, close the survey tab/window and click on this link again. There will be an option to restart the survey.
TIP: If a question requires you to choose more than one class, hold down on the ctrl or command key when clicking within the list of courses.
Updated: May 28, 2014
The Suggested Arrangement of Courses on the Degree Requirements page will help you determine what you need to take.
The Registar’s Office registration information page is a handy reference for all things related to registration including what to do before registering, registering for classes and then finishing registration.
Updated: April 3, 2014
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The McKetta Undergraduate Office is the main source for academic and professional development of McKetta undergraduate chemical engineering students. The office provides degree planning guidance with help from the McKetta Undergraduate Faculty Advisor and faculty advisors who advise students during early registration periods. The office provides resources for registration procedures, degree requirements, course prerequisites and policies and procedures.
8:30 a.m.- 11:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Kelly McQueary, Ph.D.
- Degree planning and requirements
- Advice on policies and procedures
- Major sequence applications
- Study abroad information
Business Foundations Courses
Business Foundations Program (BFP), not currently listed on the approved technical option area course lists, or not previously approved by the Undergraduate Faculty Advisor, will not be approved to count toward the BS degree in Chemical Engineering (effective October 15, 2012)