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Chemical Engineering

Undergradute Programs

Bachelor of Science In Chemical Engineering (code CHE_BS01) (128 units)

Degree Progress

Students must complete the following requirements within one calendar year of declaring the major. Some students may need to take courses during Summer Session to meet these requirements. At the end of the year, students who have not met the requirements must either declare another major or meet with an Academic Advisor to determine if the student's performance in the courses merits an additional semester to complete.

First-time Freshmen: A grade "C" or better must be achieved in MATH 122 within one calendar year.

Transfer Students: A grade "C" or better must be achieved in MATH 123 and PHYS 151 within one calendar year.

Requirements

A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all required courses listed below.

Lower Division:

  • Take all the following courses:
    • CH E 200 Chemical Engineering Fundamentals (3)
    • CH E 210 Computer Methods in Chem Engineering (3)
    • CH E 220 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I (3)
    • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    • CHEM 111B General Chemistry (5)
    • C E 205 Analytical Mechanics I (Statics) (3)
    • ENGR 101 Introduction to Engineering Profession (1)
    • ENGR 102 Academic Success Skills (1)
    • CH E 100 Introduction to Chemical Engineering (1)
    • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
    • MATH 224 Calculus III (4)
    • PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat (4)
  • Take one of the following choices:
      • PHYS 152 Electricity and Magnetism (4)
    • or both of the following:
      • EE 210 Electro Magnetic Foundations in EE (3)
      • EE 210L Electro Magnetic Foundations in EE Lab (1)
  • Take one course from the following:
    • BIOL 200 General Biology (4)
    • CHEM 251 Quantitative Analysis (4)
    • MICR 200 Gen Microbiology for Health Professionals (4)

Upper Division:

  • Take all the following courses:
    • CH E 320 Fluids (3)
    • CH E 330 Separation Processes (4)
    • CH E 410 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II (3)
    • CH E 420 Heat and Mass Transport (3)
    • CH E 430 Chemical Reactor Kinetics (3)
    • CH E 440 Chemical Engineering Laboratory I (2)
    • CH E 450 Chemical Engineering Laboratory II (2)
    • CH E 460 Chemical Process Control (3)
    • CH E 470 Chemical Engineering Design (4)
    • CHEM 377B Fundamentals in Physical Chemistry II (3)
    • MATH 370A Applied Mathematics I (3)
  • Take one of the following pairs of choices:
      • CHEM 320A Organic Chemistry (3)
      • CHEM 320B Organic Chemistry (5)
    • or
      • 322A Organic Chemistry (3)
      • 323A Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)
      • 322B Organic Chemistry (3)
      • 323B Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)
    • or
      • CHEM 327 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (3)
      • Approved laboratory science (4)
  • Take six units from the following courses:
    • CH E 300, 415, 437, 445, 455, 465, 475, 480, 485, 490;
  • Take three units from the following courses:
    • EE 211, CE 406, Approved ECON course.

All students must show evidence of having registered for the FE Exam (also known as EIT Exam) prior to graduation. Those who pass the FE Exam before graduation can waive 3 units of elective course.