The Chemical Engineering curriculum plan for transfer students has a 2-year or 3-year option. The 2-year plan can be challenging with heavy workloads in several quarters. Be sure to follow the curriculum when enrolling in classes.
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 courses (in blue) are taught only once per year and are scheduled to be consistent with the curriculum shown below.
The courses listed here other than CENG 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 fit into his or her own graduation plan.
Tentative NANO and CENG course offerings for 2022-2023 can be found here.
Taking additional courses beyond twelve quarters (students entering in fall 2019 or thereafter): A transfer student is allowed to enroll for six quarters to complete all requirements for a bachelor's degree. If a student reaches the six-quarter limit and needs more time beyond six quarters to complete those requirements, they will be required to submit an academic plan and have it approved by their college prior to enrolling for additional quarters to continue work toward the degree (summer session, as well as quarters during which students are approved for part-time status or have withdrawn from all courses, will not count toward the allowable number of quarters). More information can be found in the UC San Diego Catalog.
CURRICULUM for TRANSFER STUDENTS STARTING FALL 2016
All courses are 4-units unless stated below
CENG 101A: Students must petition to take CENG 101A concurrently with MATH 20E (Vector Calculus) as most community colleges do not teach Vector Calculus. If you have previously taken MATH 20E, please go to assist.org and/ or the Math Department for equivalency information.
Three advanced chemistry electives must be selected from among the pre-approved list: CHEM 40A, 40B, 40C, 114A (or BIBC 100), 114B (or BIBC 102), 120A, 120B, 130, 131, or 132. (Note: Students may not receive credit for both BIBC 100 and CHEM 114A, or BIBC 102 and CHEM 114B).
Effective for Fall 2022: CHEM 40 series is being phased out. There is a new CHEM 41 series being offered beginning Fall 2022. The CHEM 41 series is a modified and improved version to better accommodate the needs of chemistry, biochemistry and engineering students.
- If you haven't started either advanced chemistry series (CHEM 40A-C or CHEM 41A-C), then take the new improved CHEM 41 series.
- If you have started the CHEM 40 series (CHEM 40A-B), then continue with the current 40 courses through CHEM 40C.
Simply stated, CHEM 40 is going away. If you have already completed 40A or 40B, then finish up the series. If you are starting out - take CHEM 41A-C. Either will fulfill the advanced chemistry requirement.