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Engineering with Chemistry

Students interested in a career in chemical engineering should pursue the Engineering Sciences Major modified with Chemistry by contacting Professor Lee Lynd.

Prerequisites

Modified majors are expected to have a basic understanding of calculus, physics, chemistry, and computer science. First-year students interested in the major should take the placement test in mathematics.

Unless otherwise prohibited, prerequisites may be taken under the Non-Recording Option.

Chemistry

1-2 courses.

  • CHEM 5-6: General Chemistry
    or CHEM 10: Honors First-Year General Chemistry

Physics

2 courses.

  • PHYS 13: Introductory Physics I
  • PHYS 14: Introductory Physics II

Mathematics

3 courses.

  • MATH 3: Introduction to Calculus
  • MATH 8: Calculus of Functions of One and Several Variables
  • MATH 13: Calculus of Vector-Valued Functions

Computer Science

Choose 1 option.

Option A

2 courses.

  • COSC 1: Introduction to Programming and Computation
  • COSC 10: Problem Solving via Object-Oriented Programming

Option B

1 course.

  • ENGS 20: Introduction to Scientific Computing
    – May not be taken under the Non-Recording Option.

Required Courses

Engineering Core

3 courses.

Chemistry Core

2 courses.

  • CHEM 51: Organic Chemistry
    or CHEM 57: Honors Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 75: Physical Chemistry I

Engineering Electives

Choose 3 courses, with not more than two from ENGS 21, 35, and 37 counting toward the major.

  • ENGS 21: Introduction to Engineering
  • ENGS 23: Distributed Systems and Fields
  • ENGS 24: Science of Materials
  • ENGS 26: Control Theory
  • ENGS 33: Solid Mechanics
  • ENGS 34: Fluid Mechanics
  • ENGS 35: Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering
  • ENGS 37: Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • ENGS 52: Introduction to Operations Research
  • ENGS 91: Numerical Methods in Computation
  • ENGS 156: Heat, Mass, and Momentum Transfer
  • ENGS 158: Chemical Kinetics and Reactors

Chemistry Electives

Choose 2 courses.

  • CHEM 41: Biological Chemistry I
  • CHEM 52: Organic Chemistry
    or CHEM 58: Honors Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 63: Environmental Chemistry
  • CHEM 64: Basic Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 67: Physical Biochemistry I
  • CHEM 76: Physical Chemistry II

Culminating Experience

Engineering Sciences majors complete a culminating experience, which is part of a course (either as one of the two electives or as an additional course). Normally taken during the senior year, the course is chosen from the following options below, and for modified majors, must be justified as part of a larger unified coherent program of study.

Thesis


Design Project

  • ENGS 89: Engineering Design Methodology and Project Initiation
    • Taken as part of the two-course design sequence ENGS 89/90.
    • May count toward both AB and BE degrees.
    • Prior to enrollment in ENGS 89, at least 6 engineering sciences courses must be completed:
      • ENGS 21
      • +5 additional ENGS courses numbered 22–76.

Advanced Course

  • ENGS 58: Protein Engineering
  • ENGS 61: Intermediate Electrical Circuits
  • ENGS 62: Microprocessors in Engineered Systems
  • ENGS 67: Programming Parallel Systems
  • ENGS 71: Structural Analysis
  • ENGS 73: Materials Processing and Selection
  • ENGS 76: Machine Engineering
  • ENGS 112: Modern Information Technologies
  • ENGS 122: Semiconductor Theory and Devices
  • ENGS 124: Optical Devices and Systems
  • ENGS 125: Power Electronics and Electromechanical Energy Conversion
  • ENGS 126: Analog Integrated Circuit Design
  • ENGG 129: Instrumentation and Measurements
  • ENGS 130: Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • ENGS 132: Thermodynamics and Kinetics in Condensed Phases
  • ENGS 133: Methods of Materials Characterization
  • ENGS 134: Nanotechnology
  • ENGS 135: Thin Films and Microfabrication Technology
  • ENGS 145: Modern Control Theory
  • ENGS 146: Computer-Aided Mechanical Engineering Design
  • ENGS 157: Chemical Process Design
  • ENGS 158: Chemical Kinetics and Reactors
  • ENGS 160: Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering
  • ENGS 163: Advanced Protein Engineering
  • ENGS 165: Biomaterials
  • ENGS 167: Medical Imaging
  • ENGS 169: Intermediate Biomedical Engineering
  • ENGS 171: Industrial Ecology
  • ENGS 172: Climate Change and Engineering