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Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering Emphasis, B.S.


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In addition to adhering to General Education , students must meet the following requirements to receive the B.S. in Chemical Engineering at UC Merced. 


All students in the School of Engineering, regardless of major, are required to complete all requirements for all majors with a C- or better unless the course is offered as Pass/No Pass only, which requires a P grade.

Students in the School of Engineering must repeat a required course after receiving a grade of D+, D, D-, F, Unsatisfactory, or Not Passed, and may do so no more than twice beyond the initial enrollment in the class. Students may repeat a course only one time (for a total of two attempts to earn a C- or better). If students do not complete these requirements, they may take these courses at another institution or petition the school who hosts the course for a third attempt. The third attempt is not guaranteed at UC Merced.

 

Chemical Engineering, B.S. Four-Year Course Plan  

Requirements for the Chemical Engineering Major


Lower Division Major Requirements [61 Units]


Chemistry Requirement [12 Units]


Complete the following courses:

Science Elective [4 units]


Complete one of the following courses:

Computing Requirement [4 units]


Complete the following course:

Chemical Engineering Requirement [1 unit]


Complete the following course:

Upper Division Major Requirements [38 Units]


Chemistry Requirement [6 units]


Complete the following courses:

Engineering Requirement [7 units]


Complete the following courses:

Chemical Engineering Core Requirement [25 units]


Complete the following courses:

Materials Science and Engineering Emphasis


Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) applies fundamental principles of physics, chemistry and biology to the design and production of materials with desired combinations of mechanical, optical, electrical, magnetic, electrochemical, biocompatible and other properties. Also encompassed in MSE are the methods by which particular atomic and molecular arrangements (nanostructures and microstructures) are achieved, the overall financial and environmental cost of the ingredients and processes used to produce particular materials, and characterization of materials structure and properties. The Materials Emphasis will help equip Chemical Engineering students with knowledge and skills of importance to existing materials industries, such as semiconductor, polymer, battery, automobile, and aerospace manufacturing; and for new materials industries, such as 3D printing and additive manufacturing.

Materials Science and Engineering Emphasis Core Requirement [12 units]


Complete the following courses in satisfaction of the CHE technical elective requirement:

Additional Program Learning Outcomes for the Materials Science and Engineering Emphasis


Upon completion, graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate fundamental understanding of the structure of materials and its impact on materials properties;
  • demonstrate fundamental understanding of the thermodynamics and kinetics of materials processing;
  • demonstrate knowledge of how materials structure and processing may be controlled to obtain desired materials properties;
  • demonstrate knowledge of how to select and process materials for desired properties, including economic and sustainability considerations;
  • demonstrate the ability to apply basic knowledge from different fields in the context of materials; and
  • view materials from inter- and multi-disciplinary perspectives.

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