Joint major programs with the College of Engineering are offered in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, and Chemical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering.

General Requirements

The joint major programs of study contain comparable proportions of coursework in Materials Science and Engineering or Nuclear Engineering and in Chemical Engineering. Students are enrolled concurrently in both the College of Engineering and the College of Chemistry, but their college of residence will be Chemistry. Continuing students may petition for change to a joint major program after they attain sophomore standing.

Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering

Many of the engineering problems facing the nation in the next decades will require solution by engineers who have training in both chemical process engineering and materials engineering. Three typical examples are coal gasification and liquefaction, extraction of metals from low-grade ores and wastes, and environmental control of metallurgical processes.

Chemical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering

The areas of nuclear technology that depend heavily upon chemical engineering training include isotope separation, fuel reprocessing, waste management, feed material preparation, fuel chemistry, effluent control, fusion reactor fuel processing, and new reactor types.

Joint Major Programs of Study

Joint Major Program in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
(131-133 Units)
Freshman Year Fall Spring
Math 1A, 1B, Calculus 4 4
Chemistry 4A, 4B (or 1A, 1AL, 1B), General Chemistry 4 4
Physics 7A, Physics for Scientists and Engineers - 4
Eng 7, Intro to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers - 4
1English R1A or equivalent 4 -
1Breadth Elective 3 -
Total 15 16
     
Sophomore Year Fall Spring
Math 53, 54, Multivariable Calculus; Linear Algebra and Differential Equations 4 4
Physics 7B, 7C, Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4 4
Bio 1A - 3
Chemistry 112A, Organic Chemistry 5 -
Chem Eng 140, Intro to Chemical Process Analysis 4 -
Chem Eng 141, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics - 4
Chem Eng 150A, Transport Processes - 4
Total 17 19
     
Junior Year Fall Spring
Engineering 45 and 45L**, Properties of Materials with Lab 4 -
2Mat Sci 102, Bonding, Crystallography, and Crystal Defects 3 -
Mat Sci 103, Phase Transformations and Kinetics - 3
3Mat Sci Elective - 3
Chemistry 120A, Phy4sical Chemistry or Physics 137A, Quantum Mechanics 3-4 -
Chem Eng 142, Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Engineering 4 -
Chem Eng 150B, Transport and Separation Processes 4 -
Chem Eng 185, Technical Communication - 3
1Breadth Elective - 6
Total 18-19 15
     
Senior Year Fall Spring
3Mat Sci Elective 3-4 -
Mat Sci 112, Corrosion* - 3
Mat Sci 120, Materials Production 3 -
Mat Sci 130, Experimental Materials Science 3 -
Chem Eng 154***, Chemical Engineering Laboratory 4 -
Chem Eng 160, Chemical Process Design - 4
Chem Eng 162, Dynamics and Control of Chemical Processes - 4
1Breadth Electives 3 3
Total 16-17 14
Joint Major Program in Chemical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering
(127-129 Units)
Freshman Year Fall Spring
Math 1A, 1B, Calculus 4 4
Chemistry 4A, 4B (or 1A, 1AL, 1B), General Chemistry 4 4
Physics 7A, Physics for Scientists and Engineers - 4
Eng 7, Intro to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers - 4
1English R1A or equivalent 4 -
1Breadth Elective 3 -
Total 15 16
     
Sophomore Year Fall Spring
Math 53, 54, Multivariable Calculus; Linear Algebra and Differential Equations 4 4
Physics 7B, 7C, Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4 4
Chem Eng 140, Intro to Chemical Process Analysis 4 -
Chem Eng 141, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics - 4
Chem Eng 150A, Transport Processes - 4
1Breadth Elective 3
Total 15 16
     
Junior Year Fall Spring
Engineering 45 and 45L**, Properties of Materials with Lab 4 -
Eng 117, Methods of Engineering Analysis 3 -
Nuc Eng 101, Nuclear Reactions and Radiation 4 -
Nuc Eng 104, Radiation Detection and Nuclear Instrumentation Lab - 4
Nuc Eng 150, Nuclear Reactor Theory - 4
Nuc Eng 162 or Bio1A - 3
Chem Eng 142, Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Engineering 4 -
Chem Eng 150B, Transport and Separation Processes 4 -
Chem Eng 185, Technical Communication - 3
1Breadth Elective - 3
Total 19 16
     
Senior Year Fall Spring
4Nuc Eng Electives 6 -
Chemistry 120A, Physical Chemistry or Physics 137A, Quantum Mechanics 3-4 -
Chem Eng 154***, Chemical Engineering Laboratory 4 -
Chem Eng 160, Chemical Process Design or Nuc Eng 170A, Nuclear Design - 3-4
Chem Eng 162, Dynamics and Control of Chemical Processes - 4
Upper Division Engineering Elective* 3-4
1Breadth Electives - 6
Total 16-18 13-14

1The breadth elective requirement is comprised of 19 units, including one semester of Reading & Composition (R1A) and the breadth series requirement.

2Permission from the Mat Sci 102 instructor is required to take Eng 45 concurrently.

3Mat Sci Electives must include one course from Mat Sci 104, 111, 113, 117, C118, or 151; and one course from Mat Sci 121, 122, 123, or 125.

4Nuc Eng Electives: Students select six units of upper division Nuc Eng courses.

* EE40 will be accepted if completed during the Spring 2015 semester or earlier.

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

***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.