Chemical and Materials Engineering Department

BS - Chemical Engineering

University Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures.

4-Year Program Roadmap

Students may find a roadmap for this program here. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Transfer Degrees (ADT) pathway roadmaps can be found here.

Major Exceptions

This degree program meets certain University Requirements through approved major modifications. Please see the Major Exceptions area in the Policy and Procedures section of this catalog to identify the specific adjustments for this degree program or contact your major advisor for more details.

Major-Specific Graduation Requirements

The following course in Preparation for the Major must be completed with a "C- or Better": ENGL 001B.

The following required courses in the Major Lower Division Core must be satisfied with a "C or better"; Phys 50, Math 031, and Math 032.

The CHE Junior Core consists of a 2.0 average in {CHE 115, CHE 151, CHE 160A, CHE 162 and CHE 190} and ENGR 100W. Students receiving a grade less than "C-" in any CHE Junior Core course will have to repeat the course(s). The Junior Core must be satisfied in order to enroll in Senior Core course(s).

The CHE Senior Core consists of {CHE 161L, 163L, 165A, 165B, 185, 160B, and 158}. Students receiving any grade less than "C-" in a Senior Core course(s) will have to repeat the courses. Students can repeat any ChE Junior or Senior Core course only once. Failure to pass any ChE Junior or Senior Core course with a grade of "C- or better" after the second attempt will result in disqualification from the ChE major.

Prerequisite Requirements

Enrollment in any chemistry course requires that the prerequisite courses be passed with a grade of "C or better" (C- not accepted). Exceptions may be made only with instructor consent or if not explicitly stated in the course description. Refer to the SJSU Course Catalog for specific information regarding course prerequisites.

Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements24
Core Lower Division General Education6
Of the 39 units required by the university, 33 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C-" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Upper Division General Education6
Of the 9 units required by the university, 3 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions12
The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A/B) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A/B, 2A/B) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
AMS 001A. American Cultures to 1877C1+D26
AMS 001B. American Cultures 1877 to presentC2+D3+US1236
Physical Education
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
Preparation for the Major34
CHEM 001A. General ChemistryB1+B35
CHEM 001B. General ChemistryB1+B35
ENGL 001B. Argument and AnalysisC23
or equivalent second semester composition course.
MATH 030. Calculus IB43
MATH 031. Calculus IIB44
MATH 032. Calculus IIIB43
MATH 133A. Ordinary Differential Equations3
PHYS 050. General Physics/MechanicsB1+B34
PHYS 051. General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismB1+B34
Requirements of the Major62
Core Courses11
CE 099. Introductory Statics2
CE 95 also accepted.
ENGR 010. Introduction to EngineeringE3
CS 46A or equivalant also accepted, but additional GE Area E units will be required
ENGR 100W. Engineering ReportsZ+R3
MATE 025. Introduction to Materials3
Required Courses in Engineering and Science43
CHE 115. Industrial Chemical Calculations3
CHE 151. Process Engineering Thermodynamics4
CHE 158. Kinetics and Reactor Design3
CHE 160A. Unit Operations I4
CHE 160B. Unit Operations II4
CHE 161. Process Safety and Engineering Ethics1
CHE 161L. Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Laboratory2
CHE 162. Engineering Statistics and Analysis2
CHE 163L. Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Laboratory II2
CHE 165A. Plant Design I1
CHE 165B. Plant Design II3
CHE 185. Chemical Process Dynamics and Control3
CHE 190. Introduction to Transport Phenomena3
CHEM 112A. Organic Chemistry3
CHEM 112B. Organic Chemistry3
CHEM 113A. Organic Chemistry Lab2
Technical Major Electives8
Electives must be selected from the approved departmental elective track list in consultation with the students' advisor

Total Units:120