McKetta ChE Undergraduate Advising Office

    • The McKetta ChE Undergraduate Advising Office in CPE 2.706, provides services that support the academic and professional development of McKetta undergraduate chemical engineering students. The office provides academic advising and degree planning assistance under the supervision of the McKetta Undergraduate Faculty Advisor. Advising is also provided by individual faculty advisors who meet with students during early registration periods.
    • The office provides academic advising and assistance with registration procedures, degree requirements, course prerequisites and policies and procedures.
    • ChE undergraduate peer advisors staff the front desk and provide valuable information and advice about the undergraduate experience.


*Spring 2018 Registration Update

In accordance with recent recommendations from the Cockrell School regarding course registration, we will no longer be using the priority registration system.

January 8, 2018 is the last day to exercise priority status for registration.

All remaining seats will be released after 8 am on January 9, 2018. The waitlist system will naturally populate the open seats.

Updated: December 19, 2017


Office Hours:

Monday – Friday:  8:30 am – 11:30 pm and 1 – 4:30 pm

By popular demand, we offer weekly walk-in hours:

  • Dr. Michael Baldea, McKetta Undergraduate Faculty Advisor, TH, 2-3 pm, CPE 4.466.
  • Dr. Kelly McQueary, McKetta Undergraduate Program Coordinator, TH, 1 – 3 pm, CPE 2.706.
  • Jonathan Pereira, McKetta Undergraduate Academic Advisor, W, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, F, 10:30 – 11:30 am, CPE 2.706.
  • McKetta Undergraduate Peer Advisors, Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 11:15 and 1 – 4:15, CPE 2.706.

Need more time than a quick walk-in visit?

Please email the McKetta Advising Team at and we will work with you to set up an appointment.


Computing Resources

Computing resources for McKetta ChE Undergraduate Students


New courses for Spring 2018

ChE 379/384T — Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (syllabus)

Instructor: Dr. Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz

Technical Option Areas: Environmental Engineering, Energy Technologies


ChE 379/384T — Dynamics in Ecology and the Environment (syllabus)

Instructor: Dr. Mark A. Stadtherr 

Prerequisite: M427J

Technical Option Areas: Process Systems and Product Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Bioengineering (Areas A&B)


Chemical Engineering Technical Electives Policy Revision

(Effective August 30, 2017; Applies to 2010-12; 2012-14; 2014-16; 2016-18 catalogs)

Updated: February 16, 2017


Want to take ChE 333T, but not yet prioritized for the course?
You can take 333T in any Cockrell School department. For information about how to get a seat in another department’s 333T course for Spring 2018 click here.

Non-major waitlist
If you are not a McKetta Chemical Engineering student and are interested in taking a ChE course please fill out this survey. If there is room in your desired course, and you meet the prerequisites, then you will be added on January 19, 2018.

Course number change
Beginning Fall 2016, ChE 319 will be the new course number replacing ChE 353 – Transport Phenomena. (updated: April 1, 2016)

M 427J
Beginning Fall 2015 M 427J will replace M 427K in the requirements for the BS degree in Chemical Engineering. There is significant overlap in course content in M 427J and M 340L and M 341. Therefore, neither M 340L nor M 341 (exclusion updated April 13, 2015) may be applied to the BS degree in Chemical Engineering if M 427J is taken.(updated: April 13, 2015)

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)


Helpful Links

View your registration bars and access times, and other information on your Registration Information Sheet (RIS).

The Course Schedule lists the courses that will be offered each semester – Summer 2017Fall 2017. Spring 2018.

The Registrar’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.