- At least one elective must be a 200 level course.
- At least 2 electives must be 100 or 200 level CME courses.
- Per university policy, required transition courses and program of study courses can not be used as electives.
- Per university policy, you may not have more than 9 units of 100 level courses that count towards your MS degree.
- 100W and 200W can not be used as technical electives.
If you have questions, contact your advisor.
Approved Technical Electives
Students should be aware that some of the listed courses require prerequisites which would not normally be taken by ChE students. Students must talk to the instructor of courses for which they do not have the prerequisite in order to determine if the course would be appropriate for that particular student to take. Please be aware of the work load of each particular course before enrolling in it.
You can not take an undergraduate course as an elective if you have already had a similar course as part of your undergraduate degree.
- ChE 192: Introduction to Biochemical Engineering (3 units)
- ChE 194: Biochemical Engineering Lab (3 units)
- ChE 293: Bioinformatics (3 units)
- MatE 175: Biomaterials and Biomedical Devices (3 units)
- Biol 107: Immunology (3 units)
- Biol 115: Genetics (4 units)
- Biol 135L: Molecular Cell Biology Lab (2 units)
- Biol 255M: Bioinfomatics (2 units)
- BME 177: Physiology for Engineers (3 units)
- Chem 130A: Biochemistry (4 units)
- Chem 131A: Biochemistry Lab (2 unit)
- Chem 134: Recombinant DNA Methods (4 units)
- Chem 135: General Biochemistry (4 units)
- Chem 232: Nucleic Acids (3 units)
- Chem 235: Biochemical Separation Methods (3 units)
Environmental Engineering / Green Engineering
- ChE 174: Hazardous Materials (3 units)
- ChE 177: Combustion and Air Pollution Sources
- ChE 210: Environmental Principles and Calculations (2 units)
- ChE 261: Environmental Laboratory (2 units)
- CE 274: Wastewater Treatment and Plant Design (3 units)
- CE 279: Special Topics in Environmental Engineering (3 units)
- ME 170: Solar Energy Engineering (3 units)
- ME 172 OR Eng 102: Alternative and Renewable Energy Engineering (3 units)
- EnvS 170: Intro to EH&S (3 units)
- Envs 124: Introduction to Environmental Law OR Envs 125: Advanced Environmental Law (3 units)
- Geol 138: Hydrogeology (4 units)
- HS 265: Environmental Health (3 units)
- Micr 122: Environmental Microbiology
- Metr 131: Air Pollution Meteorology (1-3 units)
- Biol 137: Introduction to Principles Toxicology (3 units)
- ISE 114: Safety Engineering (3 units)
- ISE 210: Human Factors/Enginomics (3 units)
- MatE 129 (IC Processing and Design) OR MatE 169 (MEMS Fabrication) OR ChE 166 (Advanced Thin Film Processes)
- MatE 153 (Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Prop. of Materials) OR MatE 215 (Solid State Materials Engineering)
- MatE 260: Theory of Semiconductor Materials (3 units)
- MatE 220: Applications in Electrochemistry (3 units)
- MatE 270 (Chemical Methods of Thin Film Deposition) OR ChE 166 (Advanced Thin Film Processes)
- MatE 232: Plasma Processing of Materials (3 units)
ChE grad students can use most 100 or 200 level MatE course as an elective. Some specific courses that may be of interest are:
- MatE 297: Principles of Nanomaterials (1-4 units)
- MatE 115: Structure & Properties of Solids (3 units)
- MatE 185: Ceramics (3 units)
- MatE 186: Polymers (3 units)
- MatE 135: Composites (3 units)
- MatE 141: Structure and Analysis of Materials (3 units)
- MatE 143: Principles of Scanning Electron Microscopy (1 unit)
- MatE 144: X-ray Diffraction (1 unit)
- MatE 145: Principles of Surface Probe Microscopy (1 unit)
- Chem 270 Polymer Chemistry OR Chem 173 - Polymer Chemistry (3 units)
- Chem 272: Addition Polymerization (3 units)
- Chem 273: Condensation Polymerization (2 units)
- Chem 277: Analytical Polymer Chemistry (3 units)
- ME 230 (Advanced Engr. Analysis) OR ME 270 (Computational Fluid Dynamics) OR ME 273 (Finite Element Analysis)
- Engr 203 (Engineering Management) OR BUS 160 (Fund of Management Behavior)
- ISE 135 (Design of Experiment) or ISE 202 (Design and Analysis of Eng Experiments)
- MatE 297, ChE 297 Special Topics: You can take these as an elective more than once, as long as the topic is different.
(Revised Fall 2008)