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CENG Technical Electives and Area of Specialization
Electives in an area of specialization (16 units): To ensure you meet ABET requirements, all 4 electives must be upper-division or graduate engineering courses, which includes MATS. In choosing your technical electives, you should keep in mind that these classes are meant to broaden your educational background. You can select courses in different areas, to enhance your breadth of knowledge. However, if you have a specific career objective in mind, you may adopt the strategy of choosing an area of specialization and selecting at least three electives within the same discipline. In several cases where classes are needed outside of the NanoEngineering Department (biotechnology, microelectronics, and materials), you need additional prerequisites that are not within the nominal Chemical Engineering curriculum, and so these options will not be feasible unless you have time to take way beyond 192 units.
If you are planning for graduate school, you may want to consider the general, but more fundamental, area of Engineering Sciences. In all cases, we also accept graduate level courses (especially in Materials Science) germane to each area. A petition must be submitted for undergraduate and graduate courses not on this list.
The courses listed here other than NANO are under the control of other departments. All departments strictly enforce the course prerequisites for all students. Each student is responsible for determining the prerequisites, when the courses are to be offered, and making a schedule of taking the courses that fits into his or her own graduation plan.
BENG 161A-B: Metabolic and Biochemical Engineering
*Requires petition with the Bioengineering Department; Requires multiple prerequisites and Chem 114A-B (or BIBC 100, BIBC 102)
Microelectronic Devices and Materials
Fabrication of electronic materials or microelectronics devices involves many chemical engineering principles and processes. Selections from the following courses would give a sound background for understanding basic physics and device technology. With this option, virtually all ECE classes require petition with the ECE Department. WebReg would not work. These classes require at least Phys 2D as a prerequisite. As a substitute for Phys 2D, Chem 133 may be taken as part of advanced chemistry requirement.
ECE 103: Fundamentals of Devices and Materials
ECE 134: Electronic Materials Science of Integrated Circuits
ECE 135A: Semiconductor Physics
ECE 136: Semiconductor Device Fabrication
ECE 136L: Microelectronics Laboratory
This is an area with emphasis on mechanical engineering, which like chemical engineering, is also a broad-based engineering discipline.
MAE 130A: Mechanics I: Statics
MAE 130B: Mechanics II: Dynamics
MAE 131A: Solid Mechanics I
MAE 160: Mechanical Behavior of Materials (MAE 11 recommended)
This is a general area with emphasis on fundamental engineering sciences. This area is intended for those who are serious about graduate research. In addition to the following suggestions, students are free to choose other classes, especially graduate level courses.
MAE 105: Introduction to Mathematical Physics
MAE 107: Numerical Methods in Engineering
MAE 140: Linear Circuits
MAE 149: Sensor Networks
Environmental engineering is one of the industrial sector that makes extensive use of chemical engineering. In addition to the development of technologies for hazardous waste treatment, there is also need for the design of new processes with low waste emission. Government agencies also need chemical engineers for various monitoring and regulatory activities. (The following MAE courses are only offered on a sporadic basis.)
MAE 119: Introduction to Renewable Energy: Solar and Wind
MAE 122: Flow and Transport in the Environment
MAE 124/ ESYS 103: Environmental Challenges: Science and Solutions *
MAE 125B: Introduction to Transport in Porous Media
MAE 126AB: Environmental Engineering Laboratory I and II
MAE 127: Statistical Methods for Environmental Sciences and Engineering
* TE credit cannot be given for both MAE 124 and ESYS 103
Materials Science and Engineering
Materials science and engineering rest heavily on physical chemistry. While there are more traditional applications in polymer processes, new areas of development are in composite and advanced materials. With a firm background in physical chemistry, chemical engineering major should have no problem with the listed graduate level materials science courses.
You are recommended to take Chem 133 as part of your advanced chemistry requirement courses (Phys 2D is one of the prerequisites for Chem 133).
ECE 134: Electronic Material Science of Integrated Circuits
MATS 201A: Thermodynamics of Solids
MATS 201B: Solid State Diffusion and Reaction Kinetics
MATS 201C: Phase Transformations
MATS 205A: Imperfections in Solids
MATS 227: Physics and Chemistry of Materials
These courses address the fundamental chemical and physical issues that arise when engineers work at the nanoscale.
NANO 101: Introduction to Nanoengineering*
NANO 102: Foundations in Nanoengineering: Chemical Principles
NANO 103: Foundations in Nanoengineering: Biochemical Principles
NANO 104: Foundations in Nanoenginering: Physical Principles
NANO 108: Materials Science and Engineering
NANO 110: Modeling of Nanoengineering Systems
NANO 111: Characterization of Nanoengineering Systems
NANO 112: Synthesis and Fabrication of Nanoengineering Systems
NANO 140: Introduction to Molecular Simulations
NANO 145: Introduction to Nanomachines
NANO 146: Nanoscale Optical Microscopy and Spectroscopy
NANO 148: Thermodynamics of Materials
NANO 150: Mechanics of Nanomaterials
NANO 156: Nanomaterials
NANO 158: Phase Transformations and Kinetics
NANO 161: Material Selection in Engineering
NANO 162: Nanosensors: Principles, Design and Applications
NANO 164: Advanced Micro– & Nano– Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion
NANO 168: Electrical, Dielectric, and Magnetic Properties of Engineering Materials
MAE 168: MEME Materials, Fabrication, and Applications
CENG 207/ NANO 243: Nanomedicine*
CENG 208: Nanofabrication
CENG 211/ NANO 201: Introduction to NanoEngineering*
CENG 212: Intermolecular and Surface Forces
CENG 213: Nanoscale Synthesis & Characterization
CENG 214: Nanoscale Physics & Modeling
CENG 215: Nanosystems Integration
NANO 253/ MAE 267/ MATS 253: Nanomaterials and Properties*
* TE credit cannot be given for both CENG 211/ NANO 201 and NANO 101; CENG 207 and NANO 243; NANO 253, MAE 267, and MATS 253.
*NANO 253, MATS 253, and MAE 267 are cross-listed courses; if you are a NANO major, you are required to take NANO 253.
Process Dynamics and Control
The chemical process industries were among the first to be automated. Process control has become an integral part of process design and operation. The modeling of the dynamics of chemical and biochemical processes is crucial to their understanding and control.
To fulfill the basic process control requirement for the B.S. degree, take ONE AND ONLY ONE of the following three courses: MAE 143B, CENG 120, or ECE 171A.
The basic process control requirement course above that you take does NOT fulfill one of the 4 AS course requirements.
To fulfill the 4-course Process Dynamics and Control AS, take 4 of the following courses:
MAE: 140, 142, 143A, 143C, 149, 180A
Thermal Engineering and Systems
This is an area that offers opportunities for energy conversion and thermo-sciences in the aerospace, utility and other energy-related industries.
MAE 113: Fundamentals of Gas Turbines
MAE 110B: Thermodynamic Systems
MAE 118: Energy: Non-nuclear Energy
MAE 119: Intro to Renewable Energy/Solar & Wind
MAE 120: Fusion Science & Technologies
CENG 199. Independent Study for Undergraduates (4-4) Research project as equivalent to a "senior thesis" can be approved for two elective courses (eight units). This course is taken as an elective on a P/NP basis. The two CENG 199s must be done in consecutive quarters and the student must find a faculty member who will oversee the research project. After obtaining the faculty member’s concurrence on the topic and scope of the study, the student must submit a Special Studies Course form (each quarter) and CENG 199 Contract form to the Undergraduate Affairs Committee. These forms must be completed, approved, and processed prior to the add/drop deadline. After the second quarter is completed, the student must petition to have the work accepted as two elective courses. Detailed policy in this regard and the requisite forms may be obtained from the Student Affairs Office.
ENG 100A/L or ENG 100B/L: Teams in Engineering Service One four-unit technical elective is approved for completion of ENG 100A and ENG 100L or ENG 100B and ENG 100L. A student must petition before taking the courses to get a second four-unit technical elective of ENG 100A and ENG 100L or ENG 100B and ENG 100L or two more quarters of ENG 100L. A written summary must be submitted with the petition and must include details of the completed project and how taking a second quarter of ENG 100 will be beneficial for the project. (http://globalties.ucsd.edu/)
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