Undergraduate Office

We are experiencing increased phone, email and walk-in activity. Email to advising@che.utexas.edu is the preferred method of communication. Please see the course updates below before you send an email as your question may likely be addressed.

 

Fall 2014 Registration Updates

Please check your registration information sheet to determine your next access periods for Fall ’14 registration.

  • 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 advising@che.utexas.edu describing your situation. Please include your UTEID and the course or courses you are inquiring about in the subject line.
  • ChE 372 update: If you are planning to graduate in Spring ’15 and are not yet registered in a section of ChE 372 please send an email to advising@che.utexas.edu. Please include your UTEID and “ChE 372 – Spring ’15 graduating senior” in the subject line.
  • ChE 354 update: If you are planning to graduate in Fall ’15 and are not yet registered in a section of ChE 354 please send an email to advising@che.utexas.edu. Please include your UTEID and “ChE 354 – Fall ’15 graduating senior” in the subject line.
  • ChE 253M update: There are only a couple of seats in the Tuesday section still being held for Spring ’15 graduates. If you are planning to graduate in Spring ’15 and are not yet registered in a section of ChE 253M please send an email to advising@che.utexas.edu. Please include your UTEID and “ChE 253M – Spring ’15 graduating senior” in the subject line.
  • ChE 322 update: We have been searching for a larger classroom to accommodate all students planning to graduate in Fall ’15 who need a seat in ChE 322 as well as provide opportunities for ChE majors planning to graduate in Spring ’16 or later to take the course. However, we have been unsuccessful. The course is currently oversubscribed meaning that enrollment in the course exceeds the capacity of the room.
    • If you plan to graduate in Fall ’15 and do not have a seat in the course please send an email to advising@che.utexas.edu. Please include your UTEID and “ChE 322 – Fall ’15 graduating senior” in the subject line.
    • If you plan to graduate in Spring ’16 or later you should review your degree plan to find an alternate course. We apologize for the upset this may cause and encourage you, after you have thoroughly reviewed your degree plan and course options, to contact us if you need further assistance.

 

Updated: August 28, 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 advising@che.utexas.edu

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

Helpful Links/Tools

The Suggested Arrangement of Courses on the Degree Requirements page will help you determine what you need to take.

The Course Schedule lists courses the that will be offered each semester - Summer 2014; Fall 2014;

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

Do you want to receive McKettaChE Advising text message reminders/updates?  Opt in by texting @McKetta to (512) 782-0573. 

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.

Location CPE 2.706
Office Hours Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m.- 11:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Staff

Undergraduate Coordinator
Kelly McQueary, Ph.D.
CPE 2.706
(512) 471-6443
kellym@che.utexas.edu
Academic Advisor
Jonathan Pereira
CPE 2.706
(512) 471-6443
jpereira@che.utexas.edu

Services

  • Degree planning and requirements
  • Advice on policies and procedures
  • Major sequence applications
  • Study abroad information
  • Scholarships

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)