Engineering Honors: Chemical Engineering Track

This page describes the Chemical Engineering Track of Engineering Honors (EH-CHEN), which applies to EH scholars majoring in chemical engineering (CHEN track).

Requirements - Honors Courses - Honors Faculty - Legacy Requirements

For questions about the CHEN Track, please contact the EH Track Coordinator for Chemical Engineering.


Micah Green

Associate Professor, EH Track Coordinator

Office: 202 CHEN
Phone: 979.862.1588


The Engineering Honors (EH) program for students in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering majoring in Chemical Engineering (CHEN Track) the following requirements:

*Note* - The requirements for the CHEN track are the same as the "base" requirements of the EH program.

Academic Requirements

Honors Credit Hours

      • Completion of at least 18 Honors credits (undergraduate honors courses with HNR prefix or graduate courses) in courses from any ENGR or Science department (at least 12 engineering credits)
           - At most 3 honors credits can come from S/U coursework
           - No more than 6 credits of graduate courses registered for graduate credit (no limit on the number of graduate courses applied to the undergraduate degree)
           - 4-6 hours of 491H
           - max 2 hours of 485H (no more than 6 credits of 485H and 491H combined)
      • ENGR 181H


      • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 (GPA of at least 3.25 in honors courses)
      • No grade lower than a B in the required honors courses
      • No honor code violation

Non-Academic Requirements

EH-Advising: Meet with the EH-CHEN Track Coordinator during each academic year
EH-Activity: Participate in at least one EH program approved activity (marked with an * on the calendar) each regular semester
EH-Annual Report: Submit an annual EH report in May of each year


Sample Schedules for EH Students in the CHEN Track

Sample program that fulfills the EH requirements for Chemical Engineering majors is:

  Sample CHEN Honors Course Plan
ENGR 111H Foundations of Engineering I – 2 credits
  ENGR 112H – Foundations of Engineering II - 2 credits
  ENGR 181H – Engineering Honors Seminar - 1 credit
CHEN 204 - Elementary Chemical Engineering - 3 credits
  CHEN 205 - Chemical Engineering Thermo I - 3 credits
Junior CHEN 304 - Chemical Engineering Fluid Ops - 3 credits
CHEN 491 H - Research - 3 credits – as part of the University Undergraduate Research Scholars (per sem)
  CHEN Graduate Course - can be applied towards the Fast Track Program

CHEN Honors Courses

The following lists CHEN Honors courses that have been offered in the last four years, excluding research (291,491) and independent study (285,485) courses.

  • 2016-2017 Academic Year







    Fall 2016
    CHEN 204 3 HNR-ELEMENTARY CHEM ENGR Arul Jayaraman (P) Fall 16
    CHEN 304 3 HNR-CHEM ENGR FLUID OPS  Victor Ugaz (P) Fall 16
    CHEN 320 3 HNR-CHEN ANALYSIS Micah Green (P) Fall 16
    Spring 2017
    CHEN 204 3 HNR-ELEMENTARY CHEM ENGR  Arul Jayaraman (P) Spring 2017
    CHEN 205 3 HNR-CHEM ENGR THERMO I  Jodie L. Lutkenhaus (P) Spring 2017
    CHEN 382 3 HNR-BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING   Mark Holtzapple (P) Spring 2017
    CHEN 425 3 HNR-PROCESS INTEG SIM ECON   Mahmoud El-Halwagi (P) Spring 2017
    CHEN 455 3 HNR-PROCESS SAFETY ENGR  Yogesh Koirala (P) Spring 2017


CHEN Honors Faculty

The following CHEN faculty have taught Honors courses or supervised Honors research experiences during the last four years. Students are welcome to approach other faculty as well.


Mahmoud El-Halwagi

Holder of the McFerrin Professorship
Managing Director of TEES Gas and Fuels Research Center

Office: 229 CHEN
Phone: 979.845.3484


Micah Green

Associate Professor

Office: 202 CHEN
Phone: 979.862.1588

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Mark Holtzapple


Office: 231 CHEN
Phone: 979.845.9708


Arul Jayaraman

Holder of the Ray Nesbitt Professorship
Associate Department Head
Director of the Graduate Program

Office: 222 CHEN
Phone: 979.845.3306

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Katy Kao

Associate Professor

Office: 212 CHEN
Phone: 979.845.5571


Jodie Lutkenhaus

Associate Professor
William and Ruth Neely Faculty Fellowship

Office: 218 CHEN
Phone: 979.845.2682

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Victor Ugaz

Holder of the Charles D. Holland ’53 Professorship
Holder of the Thaman Professorship
Associate Department Head
Director of the Undergraduate Program
Chair, TAMU Professional Program in Biotechnology (PPiB)

Office: 224 CHEN
Phone: 979.458.1002