Engineering (Course 10-ENG)

Department of Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in 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 by 10.301 and 18.03 in the Departmental Program] 2
Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [can be satisfied by 1.106/1.107, 2.671, 3.014, 5.310, or 12.335 in the Departmental Program] 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
5.601Thermodynamics I6
10.10Introduction to Chemical Engineering12
10.213Chemical and Biological Engineering Thermodynamics12
10.301Fluid Mechanics12
10.302Transport Processes12
10.37Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design12
18.03Differential Equations12
Foundational Concepts
All subjects are suitable for any concentration within the program. In consultation with the advisor, students select one subject from each of the three groups. Students may not exceed the 45-unit cap except by petition.39-45
Group I
Select one of the following Course 10 CI-M subjects:
Chemical Engineering Projects Laboratory (CI-M)
Energy Engineering Projects Laboratory (CI-M) 1
Chemical-Biological Engineering Laboratory (CI-M)
Biological Engineering Projects Laboratory (CI-M) 2
Polymer Science Laboratory (CI-M) 3
Group II
Select one of the following Institute Laboratory subjects:
Environmental Fluid Transport Processes and Hydrology Laboratory
and Environmental Chemistry Laboratory (CI-M) 4
Measurement and Instrumentation (CI-M)
Laboratory Chemistry (CI-M)
Experimental Atmospheric Chemistry (CI-M) 4
Laboratory Fundamentals in Biological Engineering (CI-M) 2
Group III
Select one of the following:
Engineering Computation and Data Science
Fundamentals of Ecology
Environmental Chemistry
Micro/Nano Processing Technology (CI-M) 3
Organic Chemistry I
Introduction to Spectroscopy
and Electronic Structure of Molecules
Introduction to Computer Science Programming in Python
and Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science
Genetics 2
Physics of Energy 1
Engineering Concentration
These four electives define a concentrated area of study in one of the following designated concentrations: Biomedical Engineering; Energy; Engineering Computation; Environmental Studies; Manufacturing Design; Materials Process and Design; Process Data Analytics; or Society, Engineering and Ethics. 539-48
Capstone
Select one of the following options to obtain 12 units of capstone experience: Senior Thesis, Integrated Chemical Engineering or Integrated Chemical Engineering Topics modules, or Senior Project.12
Option 1
Undergraduate Thesis
Option 2
Select any combination of the following:
Integrated Chemical Engineering 6
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
Option 3
Independent Research Problem
and select any combination of the following:
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 Major168-183
Unrestricted Electives48
Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs(36)
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree180-195

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

Subject may be of particular interest for energy concentration.

2

Subject may be of particular interest for biomedical engineering concentration.

3

Subject may be of particular interest for materials process and design concentration.

4

Subject may be of particular interest for environmental studies concentration.

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In all cases, the electives must be chosen with the approval of the student’s advisor and the department. The combined list of required and elective subjects must sum to a minimum of 135 units in engineering topics (equivalent to 45 credit hours as defined by ABET).  Lists of recommended subjects for each concentration are available from the department, and additional information on current subject offerings is available on the Chemical Engineering Department website. Note that subjects that have been used to satisfy the foundational concepts may not also be counted toward the engineering concentration.

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10.490 may be repeated once for credit with permission of instructor.