The Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering offers students solid preparation for professional work in development, design, and operation of chemical products and processes. It prepares the student for employment in such industries as chemical, petroleum, electrochemical, biochemical, semiconductor, nuclear, aerospace, plastics, food processing, or environmental control.

Students with high scholastic attainment are well prepared to enter graduate programs leading to advanced degrees in chemical engineering or in related professional, scientific, and engineering fields. The undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Chemical Engineering Course Sequence Chart

Suggested Sequence of Courses

Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering
Freshman Year Fall Spring
Math 1A, 1B, Calculus 4 4
Chemistry 4A (F), 4B (S), General/Quantitative Analysis 4 4
Chem Eng 40 (F), Intro to Chemical Engineering Design 2 -
Physics 7A, Physics for Scientists and Engineers - 4
Reading and Composition R1A 4 -
Engineering 7, Intro to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers - 4
Breadth Elective 3 -
Total 16 16
Sophomore Year Fall Spring
Math 53, 54, Multivariable Calculus; Linear Algebra and Differential Equations 4 4
Chemistry 12A +(F), Organic Chemistry 5 -
Physics 7B, Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4 -
Biology 1A, General Biology OR Bio Eng 11, Engineering Molecules I - 3
Chem Eng 140 (F) Process Analysis 4 -
Chem Eng 141 (S) Thermodynamics - 4
Chem Eng 150A (S) Transport Processes - 4
Total 17 16
Junior Year Fall Spring
Engineering 45 and 45L**, Properties of Materials with Lab 4 -
Chemistry 120A Physcial Chemistry or Physics 137A, Quantum Mechanics - 3-4
Chem Eng 185, Technical Communications 3 -
Chem Eng 142 (F), Kinetics 4 -
Chem Eng 150B (F), Transport Processes 4 -
Lower Division or Upper Division Engineering Elective - 4
Chem Eng 154*, Lab - 4
Breadth Elective - 3
Total 15 14-15
Senior Year Fall Spring
Chem Eng 162, Process Control 4 -
Chem Eng 160, Design - 4
Science Elective 3 -
Chem Eng Elective 3 -
Upper Division Engineering Elective - 6
Breadth Electives 6 3
Total 15 13
(F) course is offered in fall only
(S) course is offered in spring only

*Even/Odd Student ID rule applies: Normal timing for students with even SID numbers is spring of junior year, and for students with odd SID numbers is fall of senior year. Extenuating circumstances due to issues such as transfer status should be discussed with 154 instructor.

**E45L is not required if the student took E45 during spring 2016 or earlier.

Chem 12A = 112A and Chem 12B = Chem 112B for Spring 2017 or earlier.

Chemical Engineering Course Sequence Chart

Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Program / Suggested Sequence

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