McKetta Undergraduate Office


Summer and Fall 2017 Registration Information

NOTE: If you are prioritized for registration in a course based on the chart below, please register for one section of the course, even if it not your first choice. If you are prioritized you may be able to directly enter a course even if it shows as “waitlisted” on the course schedule. Please try to join every section until you are able to join one.


Please do not remain on a waitlist without actually being registered for one of the sections. Your prioritization will carry over to any seats that open up in the closed section you desire, so be sure to manage your swap courses correctly. If your desired section never opens up, you will have a seat in the course(s) you need to graduate.


Priority for registration in ChE courses is summarized below: 

Fall 2017 graduates – CHE 350, CHE 360, CHE 264, CHE 473K
Spring 2018 graduates – CHE 363, CHE 372, CHE 253M
Fall 2018 graduates – CHE 253K, CHE 322, CHE 354, CHE 348, CHE 333T
Spring 2019 graduates – CHE 319
Fall 2019 graduates – CHE 317


NOTE: Graduation dates are determined by the first semester you attended UT plus 4 years. For example, if your first semester at UT was Fall 2014, then your graduation date, based on a 4 year plan to degree completion, is May 2018. If it is not possible for you to graduate on a 4 year plan, then your prioritization will be later.


NOTE: Waitlists

Once all prioritized students are accommodated, any remaining seats will be opened up to students on the waitlist(s). We will open up course waitlists as soon as possible.


NOTE: 333T can be taken in any department in the Cockrell School. For information about taking 333T in another department click here.


NOTE: 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 September 5, 2017.


Updated: April 10, 2017



*NEW Policy


Chemical Engineering Technical Electives Policy Revision

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


Revised* Technical Option Area policy:

o Students may choose one or two Technical Option Area(s)

• One tech area: 4 tech electives are required
• Two tech areas: 2 tech electives are required in each area

o At least two of the tech electives must be CHE courses
o At least three of the tech electives must be engineering courses

Previous Technical Option Area policy:

o Students may choose one or two Technical Option Area(s)

• One tech area: 4 tech electives are required
• Two tech areas: 2 tech electives are required in each area

o At least two of the tech electives must be CHE courses

*Students who completely satisfy the non-ChE technical elective requirements of the previous policy with electives taken Summer 2017 or earlier will not have to take an additional engineering elective course.


You are a CHE student in any catalog. Envision yourself in August after all of the Summer 2017 grades have been posted. Have you completed at least your 2 non-ChE technical electives according to the previous policy?

If yes:
You will meet graduation requirements and do not need to be concerned about an additional engineering course.

If no:
You will need to follow the revised policy.


Updated: February 16, 2017


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)

M 427J is unique to UT and therefore cannot be taken at another institution. M 427J must be taken at UT. (updated: April 12, 2016)

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 click here. (Updated April 18, 2016)

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 Registration Links/Tools

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 – Spring 2017Summer 2017Fall 2017.

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.


Computing Resources

Computing resources for McKetta ChE Undergraduate Students – Available Computing Resources




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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.


Undergraduate Coordinator

Kelly McQueary,Ph.D. CPE 2.706 (512) 471-6443

Academic Advisor

Jonathan Pereira CPE 2.706 (512) 471-6443


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