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See the "Department of Chemical Engineering" section of this bulletin for additional information on the department, and its programs and faculty.

The department offers a B.S. as well as a minor in Chemical Engineering.

Chemical Engineering

Completion of the undergraduate program in Chemical Engineering leads to the conferral of the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.

Mission of the Undergraduate Program in Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineers are responsible for the conception and design of processes for the purpose of production, transformation, and transportation of materials. This activity begins with experimentation in the laboratory and is followed by implementation of the technology in full-scale production. The mission of the undergraduate program in Chemical Engineering is to develop students' understanding of the core scientific, mathematical, and engineering principles that serve as the foundation underlying these technological processes. The program's core mission is reflected in its curriculum which is built on a foundation in the sciences of chemistry, physics, and biology. Course work includes the study of applied mathematics, material and energy balances, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, energy and mass transfer, separations technologies, chemical reaction kinetics and reactor design, and process design. The program provides students with excellent preparation for careers in the corporate sector and government, or for graduate study.

Requirements*

Units
Mathematics 110
The following sequence or approved AP credit
Calculus
Calculus
Calculus
Select one of the following: 5-10
Vector Calculus for Engineers
Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, and Modern Applications
and Integral Calculus of Several Variables
Select one of the following: 5
Ordinary Differential Equations for Engineers
Ordinary Differential Equations with Linear Algebra
Select one of the following: 4-5
Linear Algebra and Partial Differential Equations for Engineers
Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Engineers
Science 1
CHEM 31XChemical Principles Accelerated5
CHEM 33Structure and Reactivity of Organic Molecules5
CHEM 35Organic Chemistry of Bioactive Molecules5
PHYSICS 41Mechanics4
or PHYSICS 41E Mechanics, Concepts, Calculations, and Context
PHYSICS 43Electricity and Magnetism4
CHEM 131Organic Polyfunctional Compounds3
Technology in Society
One course required, see Basic Requirement 4; course chosen must be on the SoE-Approved Courses list at <ughb.stanford.edu> the year taken.3-5
Engineering Fundamentals
Three courses minimum; see Basic Requirement 3
CHEMENG/ENGR 20Introduction to Chemical Engineering4
Fundamentals Elective from another School of Engineering department3-5
See the UGHB for a list of courses.
Select one of the following: 3
Biotechnology (same as CHEMENG 25B)
Energy: Chemical Transformations for Production, Storage, and Use (same as CHEMENG 25E)
Chemical Engineering Depth
Minimum 68 Engineering Science and Design units; see Basic Requirement 5
CHEMENG 10The Chemical Engineering Profession1
CHEMENG 100Chemical Process Modeling, Dynamics, and Control3
CHEMENG 110Equilibrium Thermodynamics3
CHEMENG 120AFluid Mechanics4
CHEMENG 120BEnergy and Mass Transport4
CHEMENG 130Separation Processes3
CHEMENG 150Biochemical Engineering3
CHEMENG 170Kinetics and Reactor Design3
CHEMENG 180Chemical Engineering Plant Design4
CHEMENG 181Biochemistry I4
CHEMENG 185AChemical Engineering Laboratory A (WIM)4
CHEMENG 185BChemical Engineering Laboratory B4
CHEM 171Physical Chemistry I4
CHEM 173Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM 175Physical Chemistry III3
Select four of the following: 2,312
Micro and Nanoscale Fabrication Engineering
Basic Principles of Heterogeneous Catalysis with Applications in Energy Transformations
Soft Matter in Biomedical Devices, Microelectronics, and Everyday Life
Polymers for Clean Energy and Water
Environmental Microbiology I
Biochemistry II
Creating New Ventures in Engineering and Science-based Industries
Total Units125-135

Chemical Engineering Minor

The following core courses fulfill the minor requirements:

Units
ENGR 20Introduction to Chemical Engineering4
CHEMENG 100Chemical Process Modeling, Dynamics, and Control3
CHEMENG 110Equilibrium Thermodynamics3
CHEMENG 120AFluid Mechanics4
CHEMENG 120BEnergy and Mass Transport4
CHEMENG 170Kinetics and Reactor Design3
CHEMENG 185AChemical Engineering Laboratory A4
CHEM 171Physical Chemistry I4
CHEMENG 180Chemical Engineering Plant Design4
Select one of the following: 3
Micro and Nanoscale Fabrication Engineering
Basic Principles of Heterogeneous Catalysis with Applications in Energy Transformations
Soft Matter in Biomedical Devices, Microelectronics, and Everyday Life
Polymers for Clean Energy and Water
Environmental Microbiology I
Biochemistry I
Total Units36