May 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Department of Chemical, Civil, and Mechanical Engineering

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Dr. Pankaj Chandra, Department Head

Department Mission

The Department of Chemical, Civil, and Mechanical Engineering provides a professionally-focused education. Students are prepared to practice in their chosen field and to focus on the industrial and business needs of the region. Students have opportunities for close interaction with faculty, businesses, and the industrial community in a practice-oriented, student-friendly environment. The department maintains Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)-accredited curricula that foster interdisciplinary teamwork, scholarly development, projects, internships, professional ethics, and training with regional businesses or industries. Students are prepared to study for advanced degrees and/or work in regional businesses or industries upon graduation.

Engineering Program

The Department of Chemical, Civil, and Mechanical Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with concentrations in chemical engineering, civil engineering, and mechanical engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Engineering Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  • To prepare graduates to practice engineering and to be successful in solving the engineering problems encountered in industry, government, or private practice;

  • To provide graduates with the motivation and skills to advance into positions of increased responsibility and to pursue continuing education or graduate studies; and

  • To produce graduates who are not only ethical and professional as engineers but also are responsible members of their communities and the larger society.

Engineering Student Learning Outcomes

At the time of completion of the engineering program at McNeese State University, graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;

  2. Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors;

  3. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences;

  4. Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts;

  5. Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives;

  6. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions; and

  7. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Engineering Curriculum

The engineering curriculum consists of general education courses, core engineering courses, and concentration courses. The core courses are required for all engineering concentrations and include study in chemistry, English, humanities, mathematics, physics, and basic engineering sciences. Core courses extend from the freshman year into the senior year. The concentration courses form a coherent unit in chemical, civil, or mechanical engineering and are taken during the junior and senior years.

Professional Activities

The Department of Chemical, Civil, and Mechanical Engineering encourages students to participate in the activities of the McNeese Engineering Society, which is McNeese's student chapter of the Louisiana Engineering Society. Students are also urged to participate in the student chapters of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Additionally, juniors and seniors with high academic achievements are invited to join the McNeese Engineering Honor Society, Mu Omega Sigma.

Registration as a professional engineer continues to become increasingly important in the future of engineering, and seniors are encouraged to take the Fundamentals of Engineering examination (formerly the Engineer-in-Training examination) prior to graduation.

Enrollment in Upper-level Courses

Enrollment in upper-level (300/400-level) courses requires completion of the following courses with a grade of C or better. Admission to the program also requires a GPA of 2.5 or better (calculated after completing 30 or more hours that count toward the engineering or mechanical engineering degree).

  • CHEM 101 (4 Cr.)

  • CHEM 102 (4 Cr.) (Required only for chemical and mechanical engineering concentrations as well as mechanical engineering majors)

  • ENGL 101 (3 Cr.)

  • ENGL 102 (3 Cr.)

  • ENGR 101 (2 Cr.) (Required only for civil and mechanical engineering concentrations as well as mechanical engineering majors)

  • ENGR 109 (2 Cr.)

  • ENGR 110 (1 Cr.)

  • MATH 190 (4 Cr.)

Graduation Requirements

Students in the Department of Chemical, Civil, and Mechanical Engineering must meet all of the graduation requirements listed in the Degree and Graduation Requirements  section of the Academic Regulations page. Courses transferred to McNeese must have a grade of C or better to be applied toward the degree.

Graduate Studies

The Department of Chemical, Civil, and Mechanical Engineering offers a Master of Engineering degree. The Master of Engineering program is a flexible, professionally-oriented, post-baccalaureate education program that offers courses leading to advanced degrees for both recent graduates and experienced engineers. The program may be tailored to provide expertise in areas supportive of mid-career advancement or to simply continue an individual’s education in his/her chosen field. Course offerings for the degree include topics in project management, topics in the participant’s engineering specialization, and topics in mathematics, science, and other related areas. The selection of courses is made under the direction of an advisor. Additional information and curricula are available on the program pages below.


    Bachelor of Science
    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical EngineeringMinor
    Master of Engineering

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