Chemical Engineering Curriculum for Transfer Students

Transfer students normally begin the upper division Chemical Engineering program after having completed courses equivalent to Chemistry 1A, 1AL, 1B; Math 1A, 1B, 53, 54; Physics 7A, 7B; English R1A; and most of the Breadth requirement.

For students who have completed these lower division courses prior to transferring, major requirements to be taken after transfer to Berkeley appears in the chart below.

Course Sequence Chart

Suggested Sequence of Courses (Open Elective Program)

Chemical Engineering Transfer Program (2.5 years)
First Year (Junior) Fall Spring
Chemical Engineering 140 -- Intro to Chemical Process Analysis 4
Chemical Engineering 141 -- Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics - 4
Chemical Engineering 150A -- Transport Processes - 4
Chemistry 12A+ (F) -- Organic 5 -
Materials Science and Engineering 45 + 45L -- Properties of Materials w/Lab 4 -
Engineering 7 -- Intro to Computer Programming for Scientists & Engineers 4 -
Engineering Elective - 3-4
Biology 1A or Bio Eng 11 - 3
Total 17 14-15
Second Year (Senior) Fall Spring
Chemical Engineering 142  -- Kinetics 4 -
Chemical Engineering 150B -- Transport Processes 4 -
Chemical Engineering 154* -- Lab - 4
Chemical Engineering Elective - 3-4
Chemistry 120A or Physics 137A -- Quantum Mechanics 3-4 -
Engineering Elective - 3-4
Science Elective - 3-4
Upper-div breadth / American Cultures** 3-4 -
Total 14-16 13-16
Fifth Semester (Senior) Fall
Chemical Engineering 160 -- Design 4
Chemical Engineering 162 -- Process Control 4
Engineering Elective 3-4
Total 11-12
F = course offered during Fall semesters 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.
**Breadth units must add up to 22 units, incuding transferred breadth.
Chem 12A = 112A and Chem 12B = Chem 112B for Spring 2017 or earlier.

CBE Transfer Course Guide

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