B.S. in Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering Core Option Curriculum

Courses

Units

Freshman Year

1st Quarter

Chemical Engineering 10 – Introduction to Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering2

1

Chemistry and Biochemistry 20A – Chemical Structure1

4

English Composition 3 – English Composition, Rhetoric, and Language

5

Mathematics 31A – Differential and Integral Calculus1

4

2nd Quarter

Chemistry and Biochemistry 20B/20L – Chemical Energetics and Change/General Chemistry Laboratory1

7

Mathematics 31B – Integration and Infinite Series1

4

Physics 1A – Mechanics1

5

3rd Quarter

Chemistry and Biochemistry 30A – Organic Chemistry I: Structure and Reactivity1

4

Mathematics 32A – Calculus of Several Variables1

4

Physics 1B/4AL – Oscillations, Waves, Electric and Magnetic Fields/Mechanics Laboratory1

7

Sophomore Year

1st Quarter

Chemical Engineering 100 – Fundamentals of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering2

4

Chemistry and Biochemistry 30AL – General Chemistry Laboratory II1

4

Mathematics 32B – Calculus of Several Variables1

4

Physics 1C – Electrodynamics, Optics, and Special Relativity1

5

2nd Quarter

Chemical Engineering 45 – Biomolecular Engineering Fundamentals2

4

Chemical Engineering 102A – Thermodynamics I2

4

Chemistry and Biochemistry 30B – Organic Chemistry II: Reactivity, Synthesis, and Spectroscopy1

4

Mathematics 33A – Linear Algebra and Applications1

4

3rd Quarter

Chemical Engineering 102B – Thermodynamics II2

4

Civil and Environmental Engineering M20 – Introduction to Computer Programming with MATLAB2

4

Mathematics 33B – Differential Equations1

4

UCLA Samueli Ethics Course

4

Junior Year

1st Quarter

Chemical Engineering 101A – Transport Phenomena I2

4

Chemical Engineering 109 – Numerical and Mathematical Methods in Chemical and Biological Engineering2

4

UCLA Samueli GE Elective3

5

2nd Quarter

Chemical Engineering 101B – Transport Phenomena II: Heat Transfer2

4

Chemical Engineering 104A – Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Laboratory I2

4

UCLA Samueli GE Elective3

5

3rd Quarter

Chemical Engineering 101C – Mass Transfer2

4

Chemical Engineering 103 – Separation Processes2

4

UCLA Samueli GE Elective3

5

Senior Year

1st Quarter

Chemical Engineering 104B – Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Laboratory II2

6

Chemical Engineering 106 – Chemical Reaction Engineering2

4

Chemical Engineering Elective2

4

Technical Breadth Course3

4

2nd Quarter

Chemical Engineering 107 – Process Dynamics and Control2

4

Chemical Engineering 108A – Process Economics and Analysis2

4

Technical Breadth Course3

4

UCLA Samueli GE Elective3

5

3rd Quarter

Chemical Engineering 108B – Chemical Process ComputerAided Design and Analysis2

4

Chemical Engineering Elective2

4

Technical Breadth Course3

4

TOTAL

180


  1. Counts as Mathematics and Basic Sciences for ABET, total units Mathematics and Basic Sciences = 64.
  2. Counts as Engineering Concepts for ABET, total units Engineering Concepts = 75.
  3. Students should contact the Office of Academic and Student Affairs for approved lists in the categories of technical breadth and GE (see pages 22 and 23 for details).