Chemical Engineering (Course 10)

Department of Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Chemical 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 5.12, 5.07[J] or 7.05, 5.60, 10.301, and 18.03 in the Departmental Program] 2
Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [can be satisfied by 5.310] 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
5.310Laboratory Chemistry12
5.60Thermodynamics and Kinetics12
10.10Introduction to Chemical Engineering12
18.03Differential Equations 112
Intermediate Subjects
5.07[J]Biological Chemistry I12
or 7.05 General Biochemistry
10.213Chemical and Biological Engineering Thermodynamics12
10.301Fluid Mechanics12
10.302Transport Processes12
Select one of the following: 215
Chemical Engineering Projects Laboratory (CI-M)
Energy Engineering Projects Laboratory (CI-M)
Chemical-Biological Engineering Laboratory (CI-M)
Biological Engineering Projects Laboratory (CI-M)
Advanced Subjects
10.32Separation Processes6
10.37Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design9
10.490Integrated Chemical Engineering I8
10.491Integrated Chemical Engineering II8
Select two of the following:8
Integrated Chemical Engineering Topics I
Integrated Chemical Engineering Topics II
Integrated Chemical Engineering Topics III
Restricted Electives
Select one of the following options:21-24
Option 1: 2
One subject of at least nine units in Chemical Engineering 3
Plus one laboratory subject from the following list:
Materials Laboratory (CI-M)
Biochemistry and Organic Laboratory (CI-M)
Micro/Nano Processing Technology (CI-M)
Chemical Engineering Projects Laboratory (CI-M)
Energy Engineering Projects Laboratory (CI-M)
Chemical-Biological Engineering Laboratory (CI-M)
Biological Engineering Projects Laboratory (CI-M)
Polymer Science Laboratory (CI-M)
Option 2:
Select one six-unit subject in Chemical Engineering 3
Introduction to Experimental Biology and Communication (CI-M)
Units in Major174-177
Unrestricted Electives48
Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs(36)
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree195-198

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

1

18.034 Differential Equations is also an acceptable option.

2

One of 10.26, 10.27, 10.28, or 10.29 must be taken as a departmental requirement and cannot also be used to satisfy the laboratory requirement within restricted electives.

3

Graduate subjects may not be used as restricted electives. In addition, the following undergraduate subjects may not be used as restricted electives: 10.04[J] A Philosophical History of Energy, 10.792[J] Global Operations Leadership Seminar, 10.806 Management in Engineering10.910 and 10.911 Independent Research Problem, 10.UR and 10.URG Undergraduate Research, and 10.THU Undergraduate Thesis