Chemical Engineering Upper Division Requirements

Chemistry. 120A, or Physics 137A.

CBE. 142, 150B, 154, 160, 162.

Materials Science & Engineering. 45, and 45L*, plus 3* units selected from the list of Engineering Electives.

Electives and Concentrations

In addition to the requirements listed above, students must complete the requirements for either an open elective program, consisting of science and engineering electives chosen from a broad range of courses, or a concentration, noted on the student's official transcript after the B.S. degree is conferred.

A course used toward satisfaction of the open elective program or a concentration cannot also be used toward satisfaction of another ​C​ollege​ of Chemistry​ ​requirement​ or​ Chemical Engineering​ major requirement. A maximum of six units of research can be applied toward electives.

Open Elective Program

Students who do not choose a concentration must complete the following requirements for the open elective program:

  • 3 units of science elective selected from the list of Physical and Biological Science Electives
  • 3 units of CBE elective (CBE 196 may not be used as a CBE elective)
  • 6 units of engineering electives selected from the list of Engineering Electives. Other engineering courses may be approved by the CBE Department.

Concentrations

The concentrations are biotechnology, chemical processing, environmental technology, materials science and technology, applied physical science, and business and management. Students who plan to declare a concentration must do so no later than the end of their junior year. Double concentrations are not permitted.

Biotechnology

  • CBE 170A (3) Biochemical Engineering
  • Chemistry 12B+ or Molecular and Cell Biology C112 or Molecular and Cell Biology 104
  • Choose two from the following, so long as at least 3 units of these are from CBE or BioE.
    • CBE 170B (3) Biochemical Engineering
    • CBE C170L (3) Biochemical Engineering Laboratory
    • CBE C270 (3) Protein Engineering (requires consent of instructor)
    • CBE 274 (3) Biomolecular Engineering (requires consent of instructor)
    • BioE 111 (4) Functional Biomaterials Development and Characterization
    • BioE 116 (4) Cell and Tissue Engineering
    • BioE 148 (3) Bioenergy and Sustainable Chemical Synthesis: Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology Approaches
    • BioE C144 (4) Protein Informatics (Students must sign up for BioE C144L (2) if taking C144)
    • BioE C213 (3) Fluid Mechanics of Biological Systems (cross listed as ME C213)
    • MCB 130 (4) Cell and Systems Biology
    • MCB 150 (4) Molecular Immunology
    • CBE 196 or CBE H194 (3-4) Undergraduate Research in a biotechnology research laboratory will be considered. Requires approval from the faculty. Send requests for approval to the Director of Undergraduate Education. 

Biotechnology-concentration students are required to take Molecular and Cell Biology 102 or Chemistry 135 in place of Biology 1A (even with a score of 4 or 5 on the AP Bio test).

Chemical Processing

  • Chemistry 104A or 12B+
  • 6 units of CBE electives chosen from the following: 170A, 170B, C170L, 171, 176, C178, 179, 180, H194 (up to 3 units)
  • 3 units of engineering selected from the following: Civil and Environmental Engineering C30, 111, 114, 173; Materials Science and Engineering 111, 112, 113, C118, 120, 121, 122, 123; Mechanical Engineering 140, 151

Energy and Environment

  • 3 units chosen from the following:
    • Chemistry 12B+ (Organic), or Chemistry 104A (Inorganic), 143 (Nuclear Chemistry), or Physics 7C
  • 9 units chosen from the following:
    • Chemical Engineering 170A (Biochemical Engineering), 176 (Electrochemical Processes), C178, 179, Or other approved 195 topics including Carbon Capture and Sequestration and Energy from Biomass
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering 107 (Climate Change Mitigation), 111 (Environmental Engineering), 113N (Ecological Engineering for Water Quality), C116 (Chemistry of Soils), 173 (Groundwater and Seepage);
    • Mechanical Engineering 140 (Combustion Processes), 146 (Energy Conversion Principles)
    • Nuclear Engineering 101 (Nuclear Reactors and Radiation), 150 Nuclear Reactor Theory), 161 (Nuclear Power Engineering)

Materials Science and Technology

  • One of Chemistry 104A, 108, or 12B+
  • 3 units of CBE elective selected from the following: 176, C178, 179
  • 6 units chosen from the following: Civil and Environmental Engineering C30; Electrical Engineering 130, 143; Materials Science and Engineering 102, 103, 111, 112, 120, 121, 122, 123, 125; Mechanical Engineering 122, 127

Students may take Mechanical Engineering 122 without the prerequisites of Civil and Environmental Engineering 130N and Mechanical Engineering 108.

Applied Physical Science

  • 6 units of chemistry or physics courses selected from the list of Physical and Biological Science Electives
  • 3 units of CBE elective (CBE 196 may not be used as a CBE elective)
  • 3 units of engineering electives selected from the list of Engineering Electives

Business and Management

This revised Business and Management concentration applies to students who have junior-level (or lower) class standing at the start of Fall semester 2017. Students who have higher (e.g., senior or 5th year senior) class standing at the start of Fall semester 2017 are “grandfathered” into the previous version.

  • 3 units of science elective selected from the list of Physical and Biological Science Electives.
  • CBE 180 (ENGIN 120 and IND ENG 120 are not acceptable substitutes.  CBE 180 was developed and approved to meet the needs of students that ENGIN 120 and IND ENG 120 do not meet.)
  • 3 units of engineering electives selected from the list of Engineering Electives.
  • 6 units chosen from the following UGBA courses. CBE students should consider taking the following business courses, or their equivalent at another institution, early in their college career:

UGBA 102A – 3 Units – Introduction to Financial Accounting
UGBA 105 – 3 Units – Leading People
UGBA 106 – 3 Units – Marketing
UGBA 119 – 3 Units – Leading Strategy Implementation
UGBA 152 – 3 Units – Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (UGBA 105, listed above, is a prerequisite for UGBA 152.)
UGBA 155 – 3 Units – Leadership
UGBA 160 – 3 Units – Consumer Behavior (UGBA 106, listed above, is a prerequisite for UGBA 160.)
UGBA 161 – 3 Units – Marketing Research: Data and Analytics (UGBA 106, listed above, is a prerequisite for UGBA 161.)
UGBA 162 – 3 Units – Brand Management and Strategy (UGBA 106, listed above, is a prerequisite for UGBA 160.)
UGBA 168B – 3 Units – International Marketing (Curiously, there is currently no UGBA 168A)
UGBA 169 – 3 Units – Pricing
UGBA 175 – 3 Units – Legal Aspects of Management
UGBA 179 – 3 Units – International Consulting for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
UGBA 192P – 3 Units – Sustainable Business Consulting Projects
UGBA 195A – 3 Units – Entrepreneurship
UGBA 195P – 3 Units – Perspectives on Entrepreneurship

Courses counted toward the Business and Management concentration must be in addition to any courses used to satisfy breadth requirements.


* Effective Fall 2017, MSE 45/L is replacing E 45/L. MSE 45L is not required if the student took E 45 during spring 2016 or earlier. However, these students must complete 4 units of engineering elective instead of 3.

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