B.S. in Chemical Engineering

Biomolecular Engineering Option Curriculum

FRESHMAN YEAR

Units

1st Quarter

 

Chemical Engineering 10 — Introduction to Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

1

Chemistry and Biochemistry 20A — Chemical Structure

4

English Composition 3 — English Composition, Rhetoric, and Language

5

Mathematics 31A — Differential and Integral Calculus

4

2nd Quarter

 

Chemistry and Biochemistry 20B — Chemical Energetics and Change

4

Computer Science 31 — Introduction to Computer Science I

4

Mathematics 31B — Integration and Infinite Series

4

Physics 1A — Mechanics

5

3rd Quarter

 

Chemistry and Biochemistry 20L — General Chemistry Laboratory

3

Chemistry and Biochemistry 30A — Organic Chemistry I: Structure and Reactivity

4

Mathematics 32A — Calculus of Several Variables

4

Physics 1B/4AL — Oscillations, Waves, Electric and Magnetic Fields/Mechanics Laboratory

7

SOPHOMORE YEAR

 

1st Quarter

 

Chemical Engineering 100 — Fundamentals of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

4

Chemistry and Biochemistry 30AL — General Chemistry Laboratory II

4

Mathematics 32B — Calculus of Several Variables

4

Physics 1C — Electrodynamics, Optics, and Special Relativity

5

2nd Quarter

 

Chemical Engineering 102A — Thermodynamics I

4

Chemistry and Biochemistry 30B — Organic Chemistry II: Reactivity, Synthesis, and Spectroscopy

4

Mathematics 33A — Linear Algebra and Applications

4

HSSEAS GE Elective*

5

3rd Quarter

 

Chemical Engineering 102B — Thermodynamics II

4

Mathematics 33B — Differential Equations

4

HSSEAS GE Elective*

5

JUNIOR YEAR

 

1st Quarter

 

Chemical Engineering 101A — Transport Phenomena I

4

Chemical Engineering 109 — Numerical and Mathematical Methods in Chemical and Biological Engineering

4

Life Sciences 2 — Cells, Tissues, and Organs

4

2nd Quarter

 

Chemical Engineering 101B — Transport Phenomena II: Heat Transfer

4

Chemistry and Biochemistry 113A — Physical Chemistry: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

4

Life Sciences 3 — Introduction to Molecular Biology

4

Life Sciences 23L — Introduction to Laboratory and Scientific Methodology

2

3rd Quarter

 

Chemical Engineering 101C — Mass Transfer

4

Chemical Engineering 104AL — Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Laboratory I

4

Chemical Engineering C125 — Bioseparations and Bioprocess Engineering

4

Chemistry and Biochemistry 153A — Biochemistry: Introduction to Structure, Enzymes, and Metabolism

4

SENIOR YEAR

 

1st Quarter

 

Chemical Engineering 104D/104DL — Molecular Biotechnology Lecture/Laboratory: From Gene to Product

6

Chemical Engineering C115 — Biochemical Reaction Engineering

4

Chemical Engineering CM145 — Molecular Biotechnology for Engineers

4

Technical Breadth Course* /p>

4

2nd Quarter

 

Chemical Engineering 107 — Process Dynamics and Control

4

Chemical Engineering 108A — Process Economics and Analysis

4

HSSEAS Ethics Course

4

Technical Breadth Course*

4

3rd Quarter

 

Chemical Engineering 108B — Chemical Process Computer-Aided Design and Analysis

4

HSSEAS GE Electives (2)*

10

Technical Breadth Course*

4

TOTAL

190

*Students should contact the Office of Academic and Student Affairs for approved lists in the categories of technical breadth and HSSEAS GE (see page 21 for details).