ChE Answers To Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

2015-2016 Course Term Offerings (updated 08/25/2015)

Career/Internship/Job/Resume – Where can I go for help?

ChE 10 –Is this required?

ChE 104A (formerly 104AL)–take Junior year

ChE 104B–When should I take ChE 104B?

ChE 104C/CL (Semi Option) – What should I take since 104C/CL is not offered?

ChE 104D/DL

Chem 113A–When should I take Chem 113A? 

Electives–Major Field Elective Options

Impacted ChE Courses

Life Science Series

Options – What are the differences between the 5 options?

Programming Course – Should I take C&EE/MAE M20 or Com Sci 31? When?

Requisite Enforcement – Are requisites enforced for Ch Engr courses?

myUCLA Enrollment Problems

Biomolecular option

Career/Internship/Job/Resume – Where can I go for help?

Bill Beard
5532-F Boelter Hall

Please regularly check office door for posted available hours.
Chemical Engineers only.

ChEs who want help with resumes, cover letters, and/or job/internship searches are encouraged to visit Bill throughout the year and especially at the beginning of the Fall term. Bill is available to help chemical engineering students from the freshman year through graduate school degrees.

Career Center

HSSEAS Internship/Job/Undergraduate
Research Opportunities 

Ch Engr 10 – Is this required?

Ch Engr 10 is a required course for all Ch Engr students. This course will not be waived or substituted.

Ch Engr 104A (fomerly 104AL)–take Junior year

WARNING TO JUNIORS: ChE 104A is an enforced requisite to enroll in required senior-level courses (108A, 104B). Be sure to take this course in your third (junior) year.

REQUISITES: Requisite course Ch Engr 100, Co-requisite course Ch Engr 101B, and Recommended course Ch Engr 102B.

104A replaced 104AL effective Fall 2011.

ChE 104B–When should I take ChE 104B?

Ch Engr 104B is scheduled to be offered F15 and SP16.

WARNING TO SENIORS: If 104B is one of your required courses, you should complete this course in the earliest term possible since it is expected to have limited availability in future terms.

ChE 104C/CL (Semi Option) – What should I take since 104C/CL is not offered?

Students should enroll in MAE 183B (EE/BE/CHE M153). This will satisfy the ChE 104C/CL requirement.

 

ChE 104D/DL

Ch Engr 104D and 104DL are ENFORCED CO-REQUISITES. Ch Engr 101C and C125 are enforced requisites.

Ch Engr 104D/DL is scheduled to be offered ONLY F15 and W16.

WARNING TO SENIORS: If ChE 104D/DL is one of your required courses and you plan to graduate SU16 or earlier, you must enroll in either F15 or W16 or your degree completion will be delayed. Please plan accordingly

Chem 113A–When should I take Chem 113A?

*Chem 113A — Fall, Winter, Spring

*WARNING: Juniors should complete Chem 113A in the earliest term possible during the junior year. Chem 113A is expected to have limited availability and may conflict with required senior-level courses in future terms.  

Electives–Major Field Elective Options (in addition to the announcement)

2015-2016 approved Elective substitutions BY PETITION at 6426 BH:

As long as you complete the course(s) during the 2015-2016 academic year, this is a list of approved ChE major field electives by option, in addition to the electives already listed in the HSSEAS Announcement. YOU MUST FILE A PETITION AT 6426 BH TO RECEIVE CREDIT.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • No substitutions for electives outside of the Ch Engr department or for required courses.

  • It is your responsibility to ensure you meet the requisites before enrolling in course(s).

  • These substitutions are only approved for course(s) completed during the 2015-2016 academic year. Course offerings are subject to change without notice.

  • There are no approved substitutions for the Semiconductor option.

Ch Engr electives offered 2015-2016 (as of 8/25/15 subject to change without notice): ChE C111, ChE C112, ChE C115, ChE C116, ChE C118, ChE C125, ChE C128, ChE C135, ChE CM145

Electives–Major Field Elective Options (in addition to the announcement)

2014-2015 approved Elective substitutions BY PETITION at 6426 BH:

As long as you complete the course(s) during the 2014-2015 academic year, this is a list of approved ChE major field electives by option, in addition to the electives already listed in the HSSEAS Announcement. YOU MUST FILE A PETITION AT 6426 BH TO RECEIVE CREDIT.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • No substitutions for electives outside of the Ch Engr department or for required courses.

  • It is your responsibility to ensure you meet the requisites before enrolling in course(s).

  • These substitutions are only approved for course(s) completed during the 2014-2015 academic year. Course offerings are subject to change without notice.

  • There are no approved substitutions for the Semiconductor option.

Ch Engr electives offered 2014-2015 (as of 6/13/14 subject to change without notice): ChE C111, ChE C112, ChE C115, ChE C116, ChE C118, ChE C125, ChE C128, ChE C135, ChE CM145

2013-2014 approved Elective substitutions – NO PETITION is required:

As long as you complete the course(s) during the 2013-14 academic year, this is a list of approved ChE major field electives by option, in addition to the electives already listed in the HSSEAS Announcement. No petition is required.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • No substitutions for electives outside of the Ch Engr department or for required courses.

  • It is your responsibility to ensure you meet the requisites before enrolling in course(s).

  • These substitutions are only approved for course(s) completed during the 2013-2014 academic year. Course offerings are subject to change without notice.

  • There are no approved substitutions for the Semiconductor option.

Core:

ChE CM145, ChE 188 completed SP14 only

Biomolecular:

ChE C111, ChE C112, ChE C116, ChE C118, ChE C119

Environmenal:

ChE C111, ChE C112, ChE C115, ChE C116, ChE C125, ChE CM145, ChE 188 (completed SP14 only)

Biomedical:

ChE C111, ChE C112, ChE C116, ChE C118, ChE C119

Semi

None

2012-2013 approved Elective substitutions no petition required:

You may substitute any Ch Engr elective taken during the 2012-2013 academic year for another Ch Engr elective course (Not for the Semi option). No petition is required.

IMPORTANT:

No substitutions for electives outside of the Ch Engr department or for required courses AND it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the requisites before enrolling in course(s).

Ch Engr electives offered 2012-2013 (as of 7/13/12 subject to change without notice): ChE C111, ChE C112, ChE C115, ChE C116, ChE C119, ChE C125, ChE C135, ChE CM145, ChE 188

2011-2012 approved substitutions no petition required:

You may substitute any Ch Engr elective taken during the 2011-2012 academic year for another Ch Engr elective course (Not for the Semi option). No petition is required. IMPORTANT: No substitutions for electives outside of the Ch Engr department or for required courses.

*Ch Engr electives offered 2011-2012 (as of 6/6/11 subject to change without notice): ChE C111, ChE C112, ChE C115, ChE C116, ChE C118, ChE C119, ChE C125, ChE 135, ChE CM145

2010-2011 approved substitutions no petition required:

You may substitute any Ch Engr elective taken during the 2010-2011 academic year for another Ch Engr elective course (Not for the Semi option). No petition is required. IMPORTANT: No substitutions for electives outside of the Ch Engr department or for required courses.

*Ch Engr electives offered 2010-2011 (as of 11/22/10 subject to change without notice): ChE C111, ChE C112, ChE C115, ChE C116, ChE C119, ChE C124, ChE C125, ChE 135, ChE CM145

Approvals for terms prior to F10–

2009-2010 approved substitutions no petition required:

You may substitute any Ch Engr elective taken during the 2009-10 academic year for another Ch Engr elective course (Not for the Semi option).  No petition is required.

*IMPORTANT: No substitutions for electives outside of the Ch Engr department or for required courses.

Impacted ChE Courses

All Ch Engr labs are impacted: Ch Engr 104A, 104B, 104C/CL, and 104D/DL.

The drop deadline for impacted courses is Friday of the 2nd week of the quarter at 5pm.  Plan accordingly.

You are responsible for adhering to the deadlines and enrollment policies at:
/undergraduates/deadlines-enrollment-policies

Life Science Series

Life Science 23L is required for the Biomedical and Biomolecular options for
students who did not complete LS 2 and 3 before Fall 2011.

If you completed only LS 2 prior to Fall 2011, you should take LS 3 and LS 3A (during the same quarter by Spring 2013. LS 3A will Not be offered after SP13).

If you completed only LS 3 prior to Fall 2011, you should take LS 2 and LS 2A (during the same quarter by Summer 2012. LS 2A will Not be offered after SU12).

Options – What are the differences between the 5 options?

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

The Biomedical Engineering option is designed for those students who are interested in a healthcare career in medicine, dentistry, pharmacology, etc.  The curriculum meets most requirements for medical and dental school, but students should consult with a pre-medicine or pre-dentistry adviser in the Career Center regarding their course plans.

BIOMOLECULAR
ENGINEERING

The Biomolecular Engineering option is designed for those students who intend to pursue careers in the
bioprocessing/biotechnology area.  The 104D lab builds upon the biochemical reaction engineering (CBE C115) and bioseparations (CBE C125) courses to give students a hands-on educational experience with the steps involved in producing a recombinant protein, from the design of the recombinant organism, through its culture and harvesting, to purification and characterization of the product.
Graduating students are thus well prepared for careers with biotechnology companies such as Genentech and Amgen or with firms employing bioprocessing for production of products ranging from foods to biofuels.

SEMICONDUCTOR

The Semiconductor Manufacturing option is designed for those students who are interested in mastering the concept and practice of chemical processing in the fabrication of advanced materials, nanoelectronics, micro-chemical and micro-electromechanical systems, and novel integrated device.  The multidisciplinary nature of this option prepares the students well for the real world environment where engineers from various disciplines work towards a common goal through effective communications.

ENVIRONMENTAL

This option provides a student with the fundamentals of chemical engineering, and it allows one to focus on the applications of science and engineering to pollution control and on issues related directly to environmental protection. 

CORE

The core curriculum provides a student with excellent training in the fundamentals of chemical and biomolecular engineering. In addition, it allows one the flexibility to take advanced chemistry and engineering courses in a broad range of topics, including materials processing, specialty chemicals, biotechnology, energy, and environment.

Programming – Should I take C&EE/MAE M20 or Com Sci 31? When?

Students following the 2014-15 and later catalog years are required to complete C&EE/Mech&AE M20.

All ChEs in older catalog years are encouraged to take C&EE/Mech&AE M20 and file a petition at 6426 BH to substitute it for Com Sci 31. C&EE/Mech&AE M20 is a requisite for ChE 109 and must be completed prior to the start of the junior year. IF you are in a pre-14-15 catalog, and are having trouble enrolling in ChE 109 or 108B due to the requisites then email abenson@seas.ucla.edu with your full name, UID and the course & section you want.

Requisites are enforced for Ch Engr courses

Ch Engr course requisites are now enforced for most courses.

Engrs are strongly advised to plan ahead since most ChE courses are only offered one time per year, ChEs who are unable to enroll in a required course due to a missing requisite(s) are likely to delay their degree completion by an entire year.

myUCLA Enrollment Problems

If myUCLA says you do not meet the requisites even though you really did, follow the instructions here:

MyUCLA may not recognize AP credit, EAP credit, or transfer credit from another school.  MyUCLA (formerly myUCLA) may also have trouble recognizing approved petition substitutions for required courses.
If you believe you fulfilled the requisite through a course you took at another school then you should contact the department that teaches that course for enrollment assistance.   In most cases myUCLA will give you a warning that you can bypass and still enroll. 

However, many departments limit FIRST pass enrollment to students in that department’s
major(s) and then open the course enrollment to other majors during SECOND pass. This is the case with most HSSEAS courses (e.g. Bioengineering courses have a first pass enrollment restriction to bioengineering majors, then the courses open to other HSSEAS majors second pass).

Priority Enrollment-  myUCLA will not allow priority enrollment for courses that have a wait list option only.  You must add yourself to the wait list during your FIRST pass.

Specific to Chemistry – click here

Biomolecular option

You do not have to take ChE 103 if you are following the Biomolecular option.

Even though Ch Engr 103 and C125 are both listed under the Biomolecular option of the 06-07 curriculum (page 38),  the curriculum page only lists Ch Engr C125. So you do not have to take ChE 103 for the Biomolecular option.