Undergraduate CENG Curriculum

The Chemical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Below is the undergraduate Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET curriculum.

Every course (except CENG 4 and CENG 199) must be taken for a letter grade. All courses are 4-units unless stated below.

All CENG core courses are taught only once per year and are scheduled to be consistent with the curriculum shown below.

The courses listed here other than NANO are under the control of other departments. They may not be offered in the quarter shown here.  Each student is responsible for determining the prerequisites, when the courses are to be offered and making a schedule of taking the courses that fits into his or her own graduation plan.

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Effective Fall 2014: 


*CENG 15:  This course will be offered in the Fall and may be offered in the Winter Quarters. If you cannot register for CENG 15 in the Fall, you may enroll in MAE 8 in Winter or Spring Quarters, if it is being offered.  

**MATH 18 formerly MATH 20F

1General Education (G.E.) Requirements: The 48 units shown are for Warren College students as an example to fulfill the general education requirements. Students in other colleges need to adjust the plan to match their own college requirements. To meet the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET requirements, http://www.abet.org, students must have up to twenty-four units in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, not including subjects such as accounting, industrial management, finance, and personnel administration.

2Chemistry Core: Three advanced chemistry electives must be selected from among CHEM 130, 131, 132, 140A*, 140B*, 114A (or BIBC 100), 114B (or BIBC 102), 120A, 120B, or 143A*. (Note: Students may not receive credit for both BIBC 100 and CHEM 114A, or BIBC 102 and CHEM 114B).

Two recommended options are CHEM 140A, 114A (or BIBC 100), and 143A for those interested in biochemical/organic; CHEM 120A, 130, and 140A for those interested in inorganic/materials. 

*Effective Fall 2017 the following courses were reclassified and renumbered as follows: CHEM 140A is CHEM 40A: Organic Chemistry I (4 units), CHEM 140B is CHEM 40B: Organic Chemistry II (4 units), and CHEM 143A is CHEM 43A: Organic Chemistry Laboratory (4 units).

3Probability and Statistics: Effective Winter 2015 for students who want to switch to the new curriculum: If you have not taken ECE 109 or any of its equivalents (before SP15*), you must take CENG 114. There will be no equivalents for CENG 114. Students should not take CENG 114 if they have completed ECE 109 or an equivalent before SP15*.) CENG 114 will not count as a TE.

Students who are enrolled in ECE 109 or an equivalent course (not CENG 114) in WI15 (or prior to WI15) must fill out a petition requesting to use ECE 109 or the equivalent course instead of CENG 114.  

4Area of Specialization/ Technical Electives: The three required technical electives must be upper-division or graduate courses in engineering, based on the pre-approved courses. Otherwise, the selections must receive prior approval of the department to meet the ABET standards.  Suggestions are listed here.

5Process Dynamics and Control: If a student chooses the Process Dynamics and Control as the area of specialization, CENG 120 can be replaced by MAE 143B within the approved set of courses for specialization in process control.