Bachelor of Science as Recommended by the Department of Chemical Engineering (Course 10-C)

Department of Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Science as Recommended by the Department of Chemical Engineering

Students planning to follow this curriculum must submit a statement of goals and a coherent program of subjects no later than the spring term of their junior year. 

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 18.03 in the Departmental Program] 2
Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [can be satisfied by 3.010 AND 3.020, 6.2050, 7.002/7.003[J], or 15.301 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.

Departmental RequirementsUnits
5.601Thermodynamics I6
10.10Introduction to Chemical Engineering12
10.213Chemical and Biological Engineering Thermodynamics12
10.301Fluid Mechanics12
10.302Transport Processes12
18.03Differential Equations 112
Restricted Electives
Students must choose electives that form a coherent plan of study. Students must include two restricted electives selected according to the following lists. 2102
Select one of the following:
Laboratory Chemistry
Micro/Nano Processing Technology (CI-M)
Fundamentals of Experimental Molecular Biology
and Applied Molecular Biology Laboratory (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)
Select one additional subject from the above list or the following:
Computer Systems Engineering (CI-M)
Digital Systems Laboratory
Foundations of Information Policy (CI-M)
Cellular Neurophysiology and Computing
Intermediate Macroeconomics (CI-M)
Management Communication for Undergraduates (CI-M)
People, Teams, and Organizations Laboratory (CI-M)
Units in Major168
Unrestricted Electives48
Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs(24-36)
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree180-192

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.


If the student chooses to include a subject from the second list of Restricted Electives (6.1800-15.301), the subject must fit logically within the plan of study.