Chemical-Biological Engineering (Course 10-B)

Department of Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Chemical-Biological Engineering

General Institute Requirements (GIRs)

The General Institute Requirements include a Communication Requirement that is integrated into both the HASS Requirement and the requirements of each major; see details below.

Summary of Subject Requirements Subjects
Science Requirement 6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement; at least two of these subjects must be designated as communication-intensive (CI-H) to fulfill the Communication Requirement. 8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [can be satisfied from among 5.07[J] or 7.05, 5.12, 5.60, 7.03, 10.301, and 18.03 in the Departmental Program] 2
Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [can be satisfied by 10.702[J]] 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17
Physical Education Requirement
Swimming requirement, plus four physical education courses for eight points.

Departmental Program

Choose at least two subjects in the major that are designated as communication-intensive (CI-M) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.

Required SubjectsUnits
Foundational Subjects
5.12Organic Chemistry I12
5.60Thermodynamics and Kinetics12
10.10Introduction to Chemical Engineering12
10.702[J]Introduction to Experimental Biology and Communication (CI-M)18
18.03Differential Equations 112
Intermediate Subjects
7.05General Biochemistry12
or 5.07[J] Biological Chemistry I
7.06Cell Biology12
10.213Chemical and Biological Engineering Thermodynamics12
10.301Fluid Mechanics12
10.302Transport Processes12
Select one of the following:15
Energy Engineering Projects Laboratory (CI-M)
Chemical-Biological Engineering Laboratory (CI-M)
Biological Engineering Projects Laboratory (CI-M)
Advanced Subjects
10.37Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design9
10.490Integrated Chemical Engineering9
Select two of the following: 212
Integrated Chemical Engineering Topics I
Integrated Chemical Engineering Topics I
Integrated Chemical Engineering Topics II
Integrated Chemical Engineering Topics III
Integrated Chemical Engineering Topics III
Units in Major183
Unrestricted Electives48
Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs(36)
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree195

The units for any subject that counts as one of the 17 GIR subjects cannot also be counted as units required beyond the GIRs.


18.032 Differential Equations is also an acceptable option.


One of these may be substituted with 10.00 Molecule Builders, 10.01 Ethics for Engineers, a second term of 10.490 Integrated Chemical Engineering (with permission of instructor), or one subject of at least nine units in Chemical Engineering. Graduate subjects may not be used as substitutions. In addition, the following undergraduate subjects may not be used as substitutions: 10.04, 10.702[J], 10.806, 10.910, 10.911, 10.UR, 10.URG, and 10.THU