Engineering as Recommended by the Department of Chemical Engineering (Course 10-ENG)

Department of Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering as Recommended by the Department of 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 by 10.301 and 5.60 or 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, 10.702[J], 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
5.60Thermodynamics and Kinetics12
10.10Introduction to Chemical Engineering12
10.213Chemical and Biological Engineering Thermodynamics12
10.301Fluid Mechanics12
10.302Transport Processes12
10.37Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design9
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: 5
Environmental Fluid Transport Processes and Hydrology Laboratory
and Environmental Chemistry and Biology Laboratory 4
Measurement and Instrumentation (CI-M)
Materials Laboratory (CI-M) 3
Laboratory Chemistry
Introduction to Experimental Biology and Communication (CI-M) 2
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 I
and Fundamentals of Ecology II
Environmental Chemistry I
and Environmental Chemistry II 4
Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering 3
Micro/Nano Processing Technology (CI-M) 3
Organic Chemistry I
Physical Chemistry
Introduction to Computer Science and Programming
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, environmental studies, or materials process and design. 639-48
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 I
Integrated Chemical Engineering II
Integrated Chemical Engineering Topics I
Integrated Chemical Engineering Topics II
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 II
Integrated Chemical Engineering Topics III
Units in Major171-174
Unrestricted Electives48
Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs(36)
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree183-198

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

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.

5

Combination of 5.351 Fundamentals of Spectroscopy, 5.352 Synthesis of Coordination Compounds and Kinetics, and 5.353 Late-stage Drug Modification and Selective Delivery is also an acceptable option and satisfies the Institute Laboratory GIR.

6

In all cases, the electives must be chosen with the approval of the student’s advisor and the department. 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.