Students transferring courses to NMSU should request the registrar at the institution where the course was completed send official transcripts to the NMSU registrar. Questions concerning course equivalency can be answered through the NMSU Transfer Equivalency Guide.
Transfer Courses to the BSCHE
- Transfer credit towards core courses (defined by the NMSU College of Engineering to be “required departmental, discipline-related courses within the major”) in the BSCHE must be similar in both (1) content covered and (2) prerequisite requirements.
- The transfer course must be a component of an ABET-accredited chemical engineering program.
- Examinations in the transfer course must be proctored.
- Approval must be obtained from the CHME Department Head in writing BEFORE enrolling in the course.
To formally request approval to transfer a core course from another institution, the student must complete the BSCHE Transfer Course Request Form.
In addition to these requirements, the course must conform to the transfer course policy of the NMSU College of Engineering.
The required inorganic chemistry sequence for the BSHCE is CHEM 115 (4) and CHEM 116 (4). Only CHME students take these two NMSU courses, thus you will be with your CHME peers in these classes, not the general university population seeking laboratory credit for chemistry.
The two courses CHEM 115/116 are the equivalent of the sequence CHEM 111(4), CHEM 112(4) and CHEM 217(3).
Students who take general chemistry elsewhere will receive transfer credit for CHEM 111/112 unless it can be demonstrated the content of the course being transferred is sufficiently similar to the CHEM 115/116 sequence.