Resources for Current CPE Undergrads


Academic Advising and Enrollment Information

C&PE Advising, Curriculum, & Scholarships

The C&PE Advising Manual is the best on-line resource for any questions regarding the Advising Process, Curriculum Requirements, and Scholarship Renewal. Questions and inquires not sufficiently answered by the advising manual should be directed toward either an advisor or the department office.

Typical Curriculum

Most students follow a typical curriculum guide for their respective programs.

Enrollment Advising Form

Getting ready to enroll? You'll need to complete an enrollment advising form (pdf) prior to meeting with your faculty advisor. 

Undergraduate Catalog Information

The Office of University Relations maintains an on-line version of the current Undergraduate Catalog». The catalog contains descriptions of all courses at KU as well as requirements for every major offered.

Academic Misconduct Policy

The Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Policy approved an Academic Misconduct Policy (pdf) in December 2015.

Other Useful Forms

School of Engineering forms»​ for scholarships, add/drop, change of major, change of school, and transfer contracts.

University Honors Program

The Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Department encourages all interested students to participate in the University Honors Program».


Career Center

Link into your network of career information, resources, and opportunities. It’s never too late -- or too early -- to take advantage of the wide array of services and support the KU Engineering Career Center (ECC) can offer you. School of Engineering Career Center»

Campus Parking Map (pdf)


Performance Awards Available for Undergraduate Students

The following awards are given to Undergraduate Students in recognition of their achievements. Awards are presented during the Spring Awards Banquet.

Outstanding Freshman

One freshman in Chemical and one in Petroleum Engineering may be chosen by the faculty as the outstanding freshman for the academic year. 

Outstanding Sophomore

One sophomore in Chemical and one in Petroleum Engineering may be chosen by the faculty as the outstanding sophomore for the academic year. 

AIChE Outstanding Sophomore Award

An award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers presented to the student who attains the highest grade point average at the end of the sophomore year. The award consists of a plaque and a copy of Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook.

Outstanding Junior

One junior in Chemical Engineering and one in Petroleum Engineering may be chosen by the faculty as the outstanding junior in their respective programs. 

Fred Kurata Thermodynamics Award

The Fred Kurata Thermodynamics Award recognizes outstanding performances in CPE 512, Process Engineering Thermodynamics. The award was established in 1982 in memory of Fred Kurata, a Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and an internationally known researcher in experimental thermodynamics. An award is made to the top "A" student. One award is available for a ChE student which consists of the student's name being added to the plaque in the department office and a monetary award.

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Performance Award

The Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in cooperation with Conoco, Inc. sponsor an undergraduate research program for selected junior students. The faculty review the performance of each student at the end of their senior year and select the outstanding research project. 

Outstanding Academic Achievement Award

Special award given to graduating senior in Chemical and or Petroleum Engineering who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, but who has not been recognized by receipt of another award. 

Alpha Chi Sigma Award

Outstanding performance in chemistry courses. Given to a senior in Chemical Engineering. Award made at the Department of Chemistry ceremony.

Outstanding Senior Design

One senior in Chemical Engineering and one in Petroleum Engineering are recognized for their overall performance in design courses in their respective programs. Professors make nominations in their respective programs. 

Outstanding Service to the C&PE Department

The award recognizes outstanding leadership. An award may be made in Chemical Engineering as well as Petroleum Engineering. 

Vincent Imbler Award-Outstanding Senior

One senior in Chemical Engineering and one in Petroleum Engineering are chosen by the faculty as the outstanding seniors in their respective programs. These students also compete for the outstanding senior in the School of Engineering. 


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