MSE / ChemE Joint Major

Many of the engineering problems facing the nation in the next decades will require solution by engineers who have training in both chemical process engineering and materials engineering. Three typical examples are coal gasification and liquefaction, extraction of metals from low-grade ores and wastes, and environmental control of metallurgical processes.

Freshman Year Fall Spring
Mathematics 1A – Calculus 4
Mathematics 1B – Calculus 4
Chemistry 4A – General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis or Chemistry 1A and 1AL – General Chemistry
4
Chemistry 4B – General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis or Chemistry 1B – General Chemistry
4
Physics 7A – Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4
E 7 – Introduction to Applied Computing 4
English R1A or Equivalent1 4
Breadth Elective1 3
Total 15 16
Sophomore Year
Mathematics 53 – Multivariable Calculus 4
Mathematics 54 – Linear Algebra and Differential Equations 4
Physics 7B – Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4
Physics 7C – Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4
Biology 1A 3
Chemistry 112A – Organic Chemistry 5
Chem Eng 140 – Introduction to Chemical Process Analysis 4
Chem Eng 141 – Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 4
Chem Eng 150A – Transport Processes 4
Total 17 19
Junior Year
MSE 45 – Properties of Materials 3
MSE 45L-Properties of Materials Laboratory 1
MSE 102 – Bonding Crystallography and Crystal Defects2 3
MSE 103 – Phase Transformation and Kinetics 3
MSE Elective3 3
Chemistry 120A – Physical Chemistry or Physics 137A – Quantum Mechanics 3-4
Chem Eng 142 – Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Engineering 4
Chem Eng 150B – Transport and Separation Processes 4
Chem Eng 185 – Technical Communication 3
Breadth Electives 6
Total 18-19 15
Senior Year
MSE Elective3 3-4
MSE 112 – Corrosion 3
MSE 120 – Materials Production 3
MSE 130 – Experimental Materials Science 3
Chem Eng 154 – Chemical Engineering Laboratory 4
Chem Eng 160 – Chemical Process Design 4
Chem Eng 162 – Dynamics and Control of Chemical Processes 4
Breadth Electives1 3 3
Total 16-17 14

 

  1. The breadth elective requirement is comprised of 19 units, including one semester of Reading & Composition (R1A).
  2. Permission from the Mat Sci 102 instructor is required to take Eng 45 concurrently.
  3. Mat Sci Electives must include one course from Mat Sci 104, 111, 112, 113, 117, C118, or 151; and one course from Mat Sci 121, 122, 123, or 125.