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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Chemical Engineering

Undergradute Programs

Bachelor of Science In Chemical Engineering (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 of "C" or better must be achieved in MATH 122 within one calendar year.

Transfer Students: A grade of "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)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111A, MATH 122, PHYS 151 all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: CHE 210.
  • CH E 210 Computer Methods in Chem Engineering (3)
    Corequisite: CHE 200
  • CH E 220 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I (3)
    Prerequisite: CH E 200 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisites: A passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination . (Credit in Chem 101 does not substitute for a passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination) and a "C" or better in MATH 113 or 117 or 119A or 122. One year of high school chemistry is strongly recommended. (Recommended for students who intend to pursue careers in science or engineering).
  • CHEM 111B General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 111A with a grade of "C" or better.
  • C E 205 Analytical Mechanics I (Statics) (3)
    Prerequisite: PHYS 151 with a grade of "C" or better.
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 123.
  • ENGR 101 Introduction to Engineering Profession (1)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 111 or MATH 113 or MATH 122
  • ENGR 102 Academic Success Skills (1)
    Prerequisite: ENGR 101 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CH E 100 Introduction to Chemical Engineering (1)
    Prerequisite: None.
  • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    Prerequisite: Appropriate MDPT placement or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 111 and 113, or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 117.
  • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 122.
  • MATH 224 Calculus III (4)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 123 or 222.
  • PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat (4)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 122.

Take one of the following choices:

  • PHYS 152 Electricity and Magnetism (4)
    Prerequisite: PHYS 151; Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 123.

or both of the following:

  • EE 210 Electro-Magnetic Foundations in EE (3)
    Prerequisite: PHYS 151 with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisites: MATH 123, EE 210L.
  • EE 210L Electro-Magnetic Foundations in EE Lab (1)
    Corequisite: EE 210.

Take one course from the following:

  • BIOL 200, CHEM 251, MICR 200

Upper Division:

Take all the following courses:

  • CH E 310 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II (3)
    Prerequisites: CH E 210, 220 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CH E 320 Fluids (3)
    Prerequisites: CH E 200, C E 205 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CH E 330 Separation Processes (4)
    Prerequisite: CHE 310 all with a grade of "C" or better
  • CH E 420 Heat and Mass Transport (3)
    Prerequisites: CHE 310, CHE 320 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CH E 430 Chemical Reactor Kinetics (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 371A, (MATH 370A or CHE 480) all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: CHE 420
  • CH E 440 Chemical Engineering Laboratory I (2)
    Prerequisites: CHE 320, CHE 330 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CH E 450 Chemical Engineering Laboratory II (2)
    Prerequisites: CHE 420, 430, 440 all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: CHE 460
  • CH E 460 Chemical Process Control (3)
    Prerequisites: CHE 420, CHE 430, and (MATH 370A or CHE 480) all with a grade of "C" or better
  • CH E 470 Chemical Engineering Design (4)
    Prerequisites: CHE 330, CHE 420, CHE 430 all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: CHE 460
  • CHEM 371A Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 251, MATH 123, PHYS 152 (all with a grade of "C" or better), MATH 224 (may be taken concurrently).
  • MATH 370A Applied Mathematics I (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 123. Not open to Freshmen.

Take one of the following choices:

  • CHEM 320A and CHEM 320B

or

  • CHEM 322A and 323A and CHEM 322B and 323B

or

  • CHEM 327 and approved science laboratory

Take six units from the following courses:

  • CH E 300, 415, 431, 432, 433, 437, 445, 455, 465, 475, 480, 485, 490;

Take three units from the following courses:

  • EE 211, CE 406I, approved ECON elective course, or approved Engineering elective 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.

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