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Bachelor of Science In Chemical Engineering (120 units)

**The below information has been altered from the published version of the catalog. The CHEM 251's selction has been updated with suitable Biology courses. A list of differences in the online and published version of the catalog is available. **

Major Declaration

Freshmen admission to engineering majors is to a 'pre-major' status (i.e., Pre-Chemical Engineering). Continuation in the major will be subject to meeting specific lower division course and GPA requirements at CSULB that indicate the student's ability to succeed and complete the major. Transfer applicants and CSULB students seeking admission into Chemical Engineering must also meet similar major specific requirements. To become fully admitted into the Chemical Engineering major, all prospective students (i.e., pre-majors, undeclared, major changes) must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA and complete the following lower-division courses with a minimum grade of "C" prior to earning 60 units:

Core Lower-Division Major Requirements:

  • MATH 122 (Calculus I), MATH 123 (Calculus II), PHYS 151 (Mechanics and Heat), CHEM 111A (General Chemistry)

General Education Foundations Courses:

  • Written Communication, Oral Communication, and Critical Thinking

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 and a "C" or better in MATH 113 or MATH 117 or MATH 119A or MATH 122. One year of high school chemistry is strongly recommended.
  • CHEM 111B General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 111A and MATH 113 or MATH 115 or MATH 117 or MATH 119A or MATH 122 all 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 MATH 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 MATH 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 of the following choices:

  • CHEM 220A, CHEM 223A, CHEM 220B, and CHEM 223B

or

  • CHEM 227 and one of the following: BIOL 200, BIOL 205, or BIOL 211

Upper Division:

Take all the following courses:

  • CH E 310 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II (3)
    Prerequisites: CHE 210, CHE 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 (3)
    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 or CHEM 375), (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, CHE 430, CHE 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 375 Physical Chemistry for Engineers(3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 123; PHYS 151 and either PHYS 152 or EE 210/EE 210L; CH E 310; CHEM 111A/B; and CHEM 220A or CHEM 227, all grades of "C" or better.
  • MATH 370A Applied Mathematics I (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 123. Exclude freshmen.

Take six units from the following courses:

  • CHE 300, CHE 415, CHE 431, CHE 432, CHE 433, CHE 437, CHE 445, CHE 455, CHE 475, CHE 480, CHE 485, CHE 490;

All students are encouraged to attempt FE Exam. Those who pass the FE Exam before graduation can waive 3 units of elective course.


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