Undergraduate Office

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
  • Your advising bar will be cleared so that you will be able to register on April 25, 2014

Summer and Fall 2014 Registration Updates

Registration in the following courses is managed by the McKetta Undergraduate Office to ensure that students get seats in courses when they need to take them to graduate on time:
ChE 473K, ChE 264, ChE 360, ChE 253M, ChE 350, ChE 348 and ChE 333T.

Patience during the process of getting everyone sorted out is appreciated. After all students with the following priority have been accommodated in the following courses, remaining seats, if any, will be released and students will have a chance to add the course from the waitlists.

  • ChE 473K, ChE 264, ChE 360 and ChE 350 are restricted to students graduating in December ’14
  • ChE 253M is restricted to students graduating in May ’15
  • ChE 348 and ChE 333T are restricted to students planning to graduate in December ’15 and who, by April 11, 2014, were advanced to full major sequence status

Q:  “I registered on the first day, but ChE 264 is already waitlisted. I am graduating in December 2014 and I need to take this class to graduate. What should I do?”
A: Priority registration in ChE 264 – Chemical Engineering Process and Projects Lab -  is restricted to students graduating in Fall 2014. However, to ensure that December 2014 graduates get the course it will show as waitlisted or closed even though seats are available. Don’t panic. Put yourself on the electronic waitlists and please be patient. You should make room in your schedule for either the Monday or the Thursday section of 264. Because of the demand for this course we cannot consider a forced time conflict caused by registration in an elective course as justification to provide a seat in only one of the sections.

Q: “I need to take ChE 253M in the Fall 2014 to stay on track to graduate in May 2015, but I don’t register until late. I don’t want to be behind. What should I do?”
A: Priority registration in ChE 253M is restricted to students who have indicated on their advising forms (submitted after faculty advising) that they plan to graduate in May 2015. Don’t panic. Put yourself on the electronic waitlists and please be patient. You should make room in your schedule for either the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday section of 253M. Because of the demand for this course we cannot consider a forced time conflict caused by registration in an elective course as justification to provide a seat in only one of the sections.

Updated: April 11, 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.

Are you planning to graduate in May 2014?

If you plan to graduate in May 2014, please click on this link and fill out the Graduating Senior Degree Audit Survey. 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: February 2, 2014

Helpful Links/Tools

Final Exam Schedule for Spring 2014 can be found here. Specific room locations are published about four weeks before the end of the semester.

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 Undergraduate Office is the main source for academic and professional development of undergraduate students and provides degree planning guidance with help from faculty advisors and the undergraduate faculty advisor. 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.


Undergraduate Coordinator
Kelly McQueary, Ph.D.
CPE 2.706
(512) 471-6443
Academic Advisor
Jonathan Pereira
CPE 2.706
(512) 475-6755


  • 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)