BS Chemical Engineering (ChE) 5-Year Curriculum Plan

First Year

Fall Semester

  • MATH 30 Calculus I (P) - 3
  • GE (Oral Communication) - 3
  • ENGL 1A Composition (P) - 3
  • ENGR 10 Introduction to Engineering - 3

Semester Total - 12

Spring Semester

  • MATH 31 Calculus II - 4
  • PHYS 50 General Physics (P) - 4
  • ENGL 1B Composition - 3

Semester Total - 11

Second Year

Fall Semester

  • MATH 32 Calculus III - 3
  • PHYS 51 General Physics - 4
  • CHEM 1A General Chemistry - 5
  • Writing Skills Test - 0

Semester Total - 12

Spring Semester

  • MATH 133A Ordinary Differential Equations - 3
  • CHEM 1B General Chemistry - 5
  • MATE 25 Introduction to Materials 3
  • CE 99 Statics - 2

Semester Total - 13

Third Year

Fall Semester

  • CHEM 112A Organic Chemistry I - 3
  • CHE 115 Industrial Chemical Calculations (JR) - 3
  • AMS 1A - 6

Semester Total - 12

Spring Semester

  • CHEM 113A Organic Chemistry Lab - 2
  • CHE 151 Thermodynamics - 4
  • AMS 1B - 6

Semester Total - 12

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

  • CHE 190 Introduction to Transport Phenomena (JR) - 3
  • CHE 162 Statistics & Analysis - 3
  • CHEM 112B Organic Chemistry II - 3
  • Tech Elective - 3

Semester Total - 12

Spring Semester

  • CHE 160A Unit Operations I - 4
  • EE 98 Introduction to Circuit Analysis - 3
  • Tech Elective - 3
  • ENGR 100W Engineering Reports (WST) - 3

Semester Total - 13

Fifth Year

Fall Semester

  • Engr 195A - 1
  • CHE 158 Kinetics and Reactor Design (SR) - 3
  • CHE 160B Unit Operations II (SR) - 4
  • CHE 161L Unit Operations Lab (SR,100W) - 2
  • CHE 161 Safety & Ethics - 1

Semester Total - 11

Spring Semester

  • CHE 162L Unit Operations Lab (100W) - 1
  • CHE 165 Plant Design - 4
  • CHE 185 Chemical Process Dynamics and Control - 3
  • Engr 195B - 1
  • Tech Elective - 3

Semester Total - 12

Total - 120

Footnotes

  • (P) - Must take placement exam to enter this course
  • (JR) - Must complete CHEM 1B, MATH 133A, PHYS 51, and CE 99 to start third year CHE courses, no course less than a "C"
  • (WST) - Must pass the writing skills test to enter this course
  • (100W) - Must pass ENGR 100W to prior to starting this course
  • (SR) - Must have "C" average for third year courses (CHE 115, CHE 151, CHE 160A, CHE 162 AND CHE 190) and no grade less than "C-"

For more information on these courses view the BS - Chemical Engineering page in the SJSU Catalog.