Chemical Engineering Degree

Students must also complete the Undergraduate Registration Requirement and the degree requirements of their home school.

Requirements (48 units)

Core Courses (27 units)1

Course Title
4 mathematics courses
4 units of basic science: 2
General Physics
and General Physics
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 2
Accelerated General Chemistry 1
and Accelerated General Chemistry 2
Advanced General Inorganic Chemistry
and Advanced General Physical Chemistry
4 engineering analysis and computer proficiency courses
3 design and communications courses
7 social sciences/humanities courses
5 unrestricted electives

Major Program (21 units) 

Course Title
16 required courses
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry II
Materials Science Principles
Analysis of Chemical Process Systems
Thermodynamics
Phase Equilibrium and Staged Separations
Molecular & Cell Biology for Engineers 3
Kinetics and Reactor Engineering
Probability and Statistics for Chemical Engineering
Statistics
Fluid Mechanics
Heat Transfer
Mass Transfer
Dynamics and Control of Chemical and Biological Processes
Chemical Engineering Laboratory
Process Economics, Design, & Evaluation
Chemical Engineering Design Projects
5 technical elective courses
2 advanced chemical engineering courses from an approved list available from the department
1 engineering course from an approved list available from the department or 1 unit of independent study
1 advanced science or mathematics course from an approved list available from the department
1 engineering, advanced science, or mathematics course from an approved list available from the department
1

See general requirements for details.

2

PHYSICS 125-2 General Physics for ISP or PHYSICS 140-2 Fundamentals of Physics may be substituted for PHYSICS 135-2 General PhysicsPHYSICS 125-3 General Physics for ISP or PHYSICS 140-3 Fundamentals of Physics may be substituted for PHYSICS 135-3 General Physics. Associated labs are PHYSICS 126-2 Physics for ISP Laboratory or PHYSICS 136-2 General Physics Laboratory and PHYSICS 126-3 Physics for ISP Laboratory or PHYSICS 136-3 General Physics Laboratory.

3

BIOL_SCI 201-0 Molecular Biology or BIOL_SCI 202-0 Cell Biology may substitute for CHEM_ENG 275-0 Molecular & Cell Biology for Engineers. Exemptions from this one unit of biology coursework are NOT granted for students testing out of and skipping BIOL_SCI 201-0 Molecular Biology through the Biological Sciences Department's placement test. These students may use CHEM_ENG 275-0 Molecular & Cell Biology for Engineers or BIOL_SCI 202-0 Cell Biology to complete the required biology unit.