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Both 100- and 200-level courses are suitable for graduate students. These courses are focused on the fundamentals of chemical engineering. More specialized research-oriented course work is replaced at Caltech by informal seminars in almost all of the currently active areas of research.

In addition to the chemical engineering courses listed below, students are encouraged to take courses in other disciplines such as chemistry, applied mathematics, applied physics, biology, environmental engineering science, etc., depending on the interests of the individual student.

Information regarding the PhD program, teaching assignment duties, and examination procedures are available in our guide to the "Chemical Engineering Graduate Studies Guide." Please open the Acrobat PDF file for viewing or printing.

Other course related links of interest are: Caltech Course Catalog and the Chemical Engineering Courses list.

Required Courses (ONLY THESE are required: ChE 151 ab, ChE 152, ChE 164, ChE 165 and ONLY ONE of these is required: Ch/ChE 140, 147, 148, 155, ChE/ESE 157, 158, 159, ChE 163, 174, 189, BE/ChE 200b (or ChE 210)
ChE 112 Design, Invention, and Fundamentals of Microfluidic Systems
ChE 114 Solid State NMR Spectroscopy for Materials Chemistry
ChE 115 Electronic Materials Processing (formerly ChE 189)
ChE 118 Introduction to the Design of Chemical Systems
ChE 120 Optimal Design of Chemical Systems
Ch/ChE 140 ab Principles and Applications of Semiconductor Photoelectrochemistry
Ch/ChE 147 Polymer Chemistry
ChE/Ch 148 Polymer Physics
ChE 151 ab Physical and Chemical Rate Processes
ChE 152 Heterogeneous Kinetics and Reaction Engineering
ChE/Ch 155 Chemistry of Catalysis
ChE/ESE 158 Aerosol Physics and Chemistry

ChE/BE 163

Introduction to Biomolecular Engineering
ChE/Ch 164 Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics
ChE/Ch 165 Chemical Thermodynamics
ChE/BE 169 Biomolecular Cell Engineering
ChE 174 Special Topics in Transport Phenomena
ChE 188 Molecular Imaging
ChE 280

Chemical Engineering Research



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