Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering Sample Curriculum

The curriculum is designed to provide opportunities for students to explore areas of interest within chemical engineering. In addition to offering the accredited BS in Chemical Engineering, the department offers students the option to pursue the course of study leading to the BS in Applied Science with a major in chemical engineering.

CourseFall UnitsSpring Units
First Year
Physics I, II (Physics 191, 192)33
Physics I Laboratory (Physics 191L)1
General Chemistry I or Introductory General Chemistry I (Chem 111A or Chem 105) (111A Recommended)3
General Chemistry Laboratory I, II (Chem 151, 152)22
Calculus II, III (Math 132, 233)33
Introduction to Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering (EECE 101)3
Physics II Laboratory (Physics 192L)1
General Chemistry II or Introductory General Chemistry II (Chem 112A or Chem 106) (112A Recommended)3
Introduction to Computer Science (CSE 131)3
Second Year
Process Analysis and Thermodynamics (EECE 205)4
Organic Chemistry I with Lab (Chem 261)4
Differential Equations (Math 217)3
Humanities/social sciences elective6
Computational Modeling in Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering (EECE 202)3
Thermodynamics II in EECE (EECE 204)3
Transport Phenomena I: Basics and Fluid Mechanics (EECE 301)3
Engineering Mathematics A (ESE 318)3
Engineering Mathematics B (ESE 319)3
Engineering Ethics and Sustainability (Engr 4501)1
Third Year
Materials Science (EECE 305)3
Transport Phenomena II: Energy and Mass Transfer (EECE 307)4
Engineering Statistics with Probability (Engr 328)*3
ChE elective33
Humanities/social sciences elective33
Engineering Leadership and Team Building (Engr 4502)1
Mass Transfer Operations (EECE 304)3
Biology in EECE (EECE 306)**3
Technical Writing (Engr 310)3
Conflict Management and Negotiation (Engr 4503)1
Fourth Year
Chemical Process Dynamics and Control (EECE 401)3
Chemical Reaction Engineering (EECE 403)3
Unit Operations Laboratory (EECE 405)4
Process Design, Economics and Simulation (EECE 409)2
ChE electives39
ChE Capstone (EECE 402)3
Humanities/social sciences elective3

ESE 326 Probability and Statistics for Engineering can be substituted.


Students intending to pursue medical school should take Biol 2960 Principles of Biology I (4 units) in place of EECE 306 Biology in EECE.