Materials Science & Engineering; Engineering

(College of Engineering)

Jeffery Gibeling, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department 530-752-6496; Fax 530-752-1031

Department Office. 3001 Ghausi Hall; 530-752-0400; Fax 530-752-1031; http://mse.engineering.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. https://mse.engineering.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty/

(College of Engineering)

Jeffery Gibeling, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department 530-752-6496; Fax 530-752-1031

Department Office. 3001 Ghausi Hall; 530-752-0400; Fax 530-752-1031; http://mse.engineering.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. https://mse.engineering.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty/

The Department of Materials Science & Engineering offers one undergraduate program in Materials Science & Engineering and a minor in Materials Science.

Mission Statement. The mission of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering is to provide the highest quality of education and prepare a diverse group of students for successful careers by building a strong base of technical knowledge and professional ethics while advancing the frontiers of materials science and engineering through teaching, research, and outreach.

Honors Program. An Honors Program is available to qualified students in Materials Science & Engineering. It is a two-year program designed to challenge the most talented students in the major. Students invited to participate will complete either an honors thesis or a project that might involve local industry. Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.500 to continue in the program. Successful completion of the Honors Program will be acknowledged on the student's transcript.

Materials Science & Engineering Undergraduate Program

The Materials Science & Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET; see http://www.abet.org.

Materials science and engineering is directed toward an understanding of the structure, properties, and processing of materials. Society demands new and improved materials with capabilities far superior to common metals, polymers, and ceramics. New materials are needed for high-speed transportation systems, surgical and dental implants, new generations of power plants, renewable energy sources, and solid-state electronic and photonics devices in computer and communication technology. Both the development of new materials and the understanding of present-day materials demand a thorough knowledge of basic engineering and scientific principles, including crystal structure, elastic and plastic behavior, thermodynamics, phase equilibria and reaction rates, and structural and physical and chemical behavior of engineering materials.

Materials engineers study phenomena found in many different engineering operations, from fracture behavior in automobiles to fatigue behavior in aircraft frames, from corrosion behavior in petro-chemical refineries to radiation-induced damage in nuclear power plants, and from the fabrication of steel to the design of semiconductors. Materials engineers are also increasingly involved in developing the new materials needed to attain higher efficiencies in existing and proposed energy conversion schemes and will play a central role in the development of new technologies based on composites and high-temperature superconductivity.

The undergraduate materials science and engineering program provides the background for activities in research, processing, and the design of materials. The curriculum is based on a common core of courses basic to engineering; courses taken during your first two years provide a strong foundation in fundamental engineering concepts.

Objectives. We educate students in the fundamentals of materials science and engineering, balanced with the application of these principles to practical problems; educate students as independent, critical thinkers who can also function effectively in a team; educate students with a sense of community, ethical responsibility, and professionalism; educate students for careers in industry, government, and academia; teach students the necessity for continuing education and self-learning; and foster proficiency in written and oral communications.

Students are encouraged to adhere carefully to all prerequisite requirements. The instructor is authorized to drop students from a course for which stated prerequisites have not been completed.

Exclusive of General Education units, the minimum number of units required for the Materials Science & Engineering major is 157.

Lower Division Required Courses
Units: 79
Mathematics
22
MAT 021A
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021B
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021C
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021D
Vector Analysis (Active)
4
MAT 022A
Linear Algebra (Active)
3
MAT 022B
Differential Equations (Active)
3
Physics
19
PHY 009A
Classical Physics (Active)
5
PHY 009B
Classical Physics (Active)
5
PHY 009C
Classical Physics (Active)
5
PHY 009D
Modern Physics (Active)
4
Chemistry
15
Choose one:
5
CHE 002A
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002AH
Honors General Chemistry (Active)
5
Choose one:
5
CHE 002B
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002BH
Honors General Chemistry (Active)
5
Choose one:
5
CHE 002C
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002CH
Honors General Chemistry (Active)
5
Engineering
12
ENG 003
Introduction to Engineering Design (Active)
4
Choose one:
4
ENG 017
Circuits I (Active)
4
ENG 035
Statics (Active)
4
Choose one:
4
ENG 045
Properties of Materials (Active)
4
ENG 045Y
Properties of Materials (Active)
4
Materials Science Engineering
3
EMS 002
Materials Marvels: The Science of Superheroes (Active)
3
Chemical Engineering
4
ECH 060
Engineering Problem Solving Using MATLAB (Active)
4
Choose one; a grade of C- or better is required:
4
ENL 003
Introduction to Literature (Active)
4
UWP 001
Introduction to Academic Literacies (Active)
4
COM 001
Major Works of the Ancient World (Active)
4
COM 002
Major Works of the Medieval & Early Modern World (Active)
4
COM 003
Major Works of the Modern World (Active)
4
COM 004
Major Works of the Contemporary World (Active)
4
NAS 005
Introduction to Native American Literature (Active)
4
Upper Division Required Courses
Units: 78-83
Engineering
3
ENG 190
Professional Responsibilities of Engineers (Active)
3
Materials Science Engineering
56
EMS 160
Thermodynamics of Materials (Active)
4
EMS 162
Structure & Characterization of Engineering Materials (Active)
4
EMS 162L
Structure & Characterization of Materials Laboratory (Active)
3
EMS 164
Kinetics of Materials (Active)
4
EMS 170
Sustainable Energy Technologies: Batteries, Fuel Cells, & Photovoltaic Cells (Active)
4
EMS 170L
Sustainable Energy Technologies Laboratory (Active)
3
EMS 172
Smart Materials (Active)
4
EMS 172L
Smart Materials Laboratory (Active)
3
EMS 174
Mechanical Behavior of Materials (Active)
4
EMS 174L
Mechanical Behavior Laboratory (Active)
3
EMS 180
Materials in Engineering Design (Active)
4
EMS 182
Failure Analysis (Active)
4
EMS 188A
Materials Design Project (Active)
4
EMS 188B
Materials Design Project (Active)
4
Choose one:
4
EMS 181
Manufacturing of 3D & Composite Materials (Active)
4
EMS 183
Processing of 2D & Nanomaterials (Active)
4
Choose one:
4
ENG 180
Engineering Analysis (Active)
4
MAT 135A
Probability (Active)
4
STA 131A
Introduction to Probability Theory (Active)
4
ECI 114
Probabilistic Systems Analysis for Civil Engineers (Active)
4
ECH 140
Mathematical Methods in Biochemical & Chemical Engineering (Active)
4
EME 115
Introduction to Numerical Analysis & Methods (Active)
4
PHY 104A
Introductory Methods of Mathematical Physics (Active)
4
Choose one:
3-4
CHE 110A
Physical Chemistry: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (Active)
4
CHE 124A
Inorganic Chemistry: Fundamentals (Active)
3
CHE 128A
Organic Chemistry (Active)
3
PHY 108 & 108L:
4
PHY 108
Optics (Active)
3
and
PHY 108L
Optics Laboratory (Active)
1
PHY 110A
Electricity & Magnetism (Active)
4
PHY 122A
Advanced Laboratory in Condensed Matter Physics (Active)
4
PHY 151
Stellar Structure & Evolution (Active)
4
PHY 160
Environmental Physics & Society (Active)
3
Focused electives:
12
Courses used to satisfy degree requirements are not eligible to be used to satisfy the elective requirement.
 
Students may elect to choose up to 5 units from the following lower division courses:
 
BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth (Active)
5
EBS 075
Properties of Materials in Biological Systems (Active)
4
BIM 020
Fundamentals of Bioengineering (Active)
4
ENG 017
Circuits I (Active)
4
ENG 035
Statics (Active)
4
Remaining units must be satisfied by the following:
 
BIM 106
Biotransport Phenomena (Active)
4
BIM 109
Biomaterials (Active)
4
ECI 130
Structural Analysis (Active)
4
ECI 132
Structural Design: Metallic Elements (Active)
4
EEC 140A
Principles of Device Physics I (Active)
4
EEC 140B
Principles of Device Physics II (Active)
4
EEC 146A
Integrated Circuits Fabrication (Active)
4
ENG 100
Electronic Circuits & Systems (Active)
3
ENG 102
Dynamics (Active)
4
ENG 103
Fluid Mechanics (Active)
4
ENG 104
Mechanics of Materials (Active)
4
or
Any upper division courses in Materials Science & Engineering (EMS); a maximum of 4 units in Materials Science & Engineering (EMS) 199 units can be used to satisfy focused electives requirement.
4
Choose one; grade of C- or better is required:
0-4
UWP 102E
Writing in the Disciplines: Engineering (Active)
4
UWP 102F
Writing in the Disciplines: Food Science & Technology (Active)
4
UWP 104A
Writing in the Professions: Business Writing (Active)
4
UWP 104E
Writing in the Professions: Science (Active)
4
UWP 104T
Writing in the Professions: Technical Writing (Active)
4
Passing the Upper Division Composition Exam.
0
Total: 157-162

(College of Engineering)

Jeffery Gibeling, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department 530-752-6496; Fax 530-752-1031

Department Office. 3001 Ghausi Hall; 530-752-0400; Fax 530-752-1031; http://mse.engineering.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. https://mse.engineering.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty/

Graduate Programs in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering

The Department of Materials Science & Engineering is home to a top-ranked graduate program in Materials Science & Engineering. We offer a unique interdisciplinary environment for graduate studies, with renowned faculty and state-of-the-art research facilities.

The Master of Engineering Degree in Materials Science & Engineering

The one-year Master of Engineering (M.Eng) degree is the most flexible graduate degree we offer. With a wide variety of elective courses to choose from, students can mold the degree to fit their unique interests and goals, whether they include training in additional engineering, computer science, or management courses. Students must complete a capstone project in their last quarter of study relating the coursework they have taken to the projects in their major professor’s lab. This report may consist of experimental, theoretical, or computational work, and should be directed towards the solution of a specific scientific or engineering problem.

Students with a background in any science or engineering-related field are encouraged to apply. Minimum qualifications for the degree include a year of physics, chemistry, and engineering-level math, including linear algebra and differential equations. No prior research experience is required, though demonstration of success in some undergraduate core coursework in materials science and engineering with strengthen the application.

The M.Eng degree can be completed at full-time or part-time status and is open to both recent graduates and those currently in the workforce. The majority of our M. Eng. graduates find jobs in industry.

Coursework Requirements

Core Courses

20 units

Elective Courses

7-8 units

Capstone Project

8-9 units

Further information about the Master of Engineering degree may be found at https://mse.engineering.ucdavis.edu/graduate/master-of-engineering.


(College of Engineering)

Jeffery Gibeling, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department 530-752-6496; Fax 530-752-1031

Department Office. 3001 Ghausi Hall; 530-752-0400; Fax 530-752-1031; http://mse.engineering.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. https://mse.engineering.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty/

Graduate Programs in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering

The Department of Materials Science & Engineering is home to a top-ranked graduate program in Materials Science & Engineering. We offer a unique interdisciplinary environment for graduate studies, with renowned faculty and state-of-the-art research facilities.

The Master of Science Degree in Materials Science & Engineering

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree is aimed at preparing students for careers in research and development, or for further study in the field. Like the doctoral degree, the M.S. degree combines coursework and research, but with a more limited scope of the research project and thesis to reflect the shorter time-to-degree. After graduation, the majority of our M.S. degree graduates find jobs in industry.

Students in this degree track must complete a master’s thesis consisting of a scholarly piece of computational, experimental, or theoretical research that is rigorous in terms of design, methodology, and analysis. When students have completed the majority of their coursework, they should advance to candidacy. When advancing to candidacy, students should prepare an outline of their thesis, which should include a critical evaluation of the methods and limitations of the research project and a full description of the experimental design, protocols, and data analysis.

Coursework Requirements

Core Courses

20 units

Elective Courses

8-10 units

Thesis/Research

4-6 units (variable)

Seminar

2 units

Further information about the Master of Science degree may be found at https://mse.engineering.ucdavis.edu/graduate/master-of-science.

(College of Engineering)

Jeffery Gibeling, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department 530-752-6496; Fax 530-752-1031

Department Office. 3001 Ghausi Hall; 530-752-0400; Fax 530-752-1031; http://mse.engineering.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. https://mse.engineering.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty/

Graduate Programs in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering

The Department of Materials Science & Engineering is home to a top-ranked graduate program in Materials Science & Engineering. We offer a unique interdisciplinary environment for graduate studies, with renowned faculty and state-of-the-art research facilities.

The Doctoral (Ph.D.) Degree in Materials Science & Engineering

The doctoral degree in Materials Science & Engineering prepares students to solve complex, long-term research problems. Students can expect to graduate in four to five years and to work on a large research project, culiminating in a dissertation. The majority of our doctoral graduates end up in industry careers, usually in research and product development positions. Others go on to careers in academia, either as a postdoctoral researcher or an assistant professor. Students enrolled in the doctoral degree have the option to complete a designated emphasis in biophotonics and bioimaging, biotechnology, and/or nuclear science.

Doctoral students complete two examinations en route to their degrees, the preliminary exam and the qualifying examination, in addition to coursework and a dissertation.

Coursework Requirements

Core Courses

20 units

Elective Courses

18 units

Further information on the doctoral degree may be found at https://mse.engineering.ucdavis.edu/graduate/doctoral-degree.


(College of Engineering)

Jeffery Gibeling, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department 530-752-6496; Fax 530-752-1031

Department Office. 3001 Ghausi Hall; 530-752-0400; Fax 530-752-1031; http://mse.engineering.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. https://mse.engineering.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty/

Materials Science Minor

There is a constant need for professionals with more knowledge and experience in understanding the behavior of materials from which products such as electronics, sensors, biological implants, transportation vehicles, medical devices and infrastructure are made. The goal of this minor is to prepare students for careers that require training in materials science, including the fundamentals of thermodynamics and kinetics and their effects on phase composition and structure, as well as the complex relationships between composition, structure, processing and behavior/performance. Topics covered include material thermodynamics and kinetics, materials structural analysis, and structure-property relationships for electronic, optical, magnetic and mechanical behavior. The minor is expected to accommodate persons of diverse backgrounds, such as those majoring in engineering, physical sciences, biological sciences, and mathematics.

All courses must be taken for a letter grade. A grade of C- or better is required for all courses used to satisfy minor requirements, with an overall GPA in minor requirement courses of 2.000 or better.

Minor Advisor. S. Gentry (Department of Materials Science & Engineering)

Materials Science
Units: 20
EMS 160
Thermodynamics of Materials (Active)
4
EMS 162
Structure & Characterization of Engineering Materials (Active)
4
EMS 164
Kinetics of Materials (Active)
4
Choose one:
4
EMS 172
Smart Materials (Active)
4
EMS 174
Mechanical Behavior of Materials (Active)
4
Choose an additional 4 units from the following, if not used above:
4
EMS 147
Principles of Polymer Materials Science (Active)
3
EMS 162L
Structure & Characterization of Materials Laboratory (Active)
3
EMS 172
Smart Materials (Active)
4
EMS 172L
Smart Materials Laboratory (Active)
3
EMS 174
Mechanical Behavior of Materials (Active)
4
EMS 174L
Mechanical Behavior Laboratory (Active)
3
EMS 180
Materials in Engineering Design (Active)
4
EMS 181
Manufacturing of 3D & Composite Materials (Active)
4
EMS 182
Failure Analysis (Active)
4
Total: 20
Courses in EMS:
EMS 002Materials Marvels: The Science of Superheroes (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Introduction to science and technology of materials as key engineering ingredients. Explores the relationship between art and materials, and how superheroes are both products and resources of ideas for new materials' technologies. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
EMS 006HHonors Materials Science Computer Applications (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 006 (can be concurrent); Enrollment in the Materials Science & Engineering Honors Program; ENG 006 required concurrently. Restricted to students in the Materials Science & Engineering Honors Program. Examination of materials science computer applications through additional readings, discussions, collaborative work, or special activities which may include projects or computer simulations. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EMS 009HHonors Solid-State Materials Science (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PHY 009D (can be concurrent); Enrollment in the Materials Science & Engineering Honors Program; PHY 009D required concurrently. Restricted to students in the Materials Science & Engineering Honors Program. Examination of solid-state materials science and modern physics topics through additional readings, discussions, collaborative work, or special activities which may include projects, laboratory experience or computer simulations. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EMS 147Principles of Polymer Materials Science (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHE 002A; CHE 002B; ((CHE 008A, CHE 008B) or (ENG 045 or ENG 045Y)); introductory physics. Basic principles of polymer science presented including polymer structure and synthesis; polymerization mechanisms, polymer classes, properties, and reactions; polymer morphology, rheology, and characterization; polymer processing. (Same course as FPS 100.) (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
EMS 160Thermodynamics of Materials (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ENG 045 C- or better or ENG 045Y C- or better); PHY 009B C- or better; MAT 022B C- or better; CHE 002C recommended. Review of thermodynamic principles of interest to materials scientists and engineers. Application of thermodynamics to material processing, phase stability, corrosion. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL. Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
EMS 162Structure & Characterization of Engineering Materials (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ENG 045 C- or better or ENG 045Y C- or better); MAT 022A C- or better; PHY 009B C- or better. Description of the structure of engineering materials on the atomic scale by exploring the fundamentals of crystallography. Importance of this structure to materials’ properties. Description of experimental determination using x-ray diffraction techniques. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
EMS 162LStructure & Characterization of Materials Laboratory (3) Active
Laboratory—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): EMS 162 (can be concurrent); Concurrent enrollment in EMS 162 recommended. Experimental investigations of structure of solid materials are combined with techniques for characterization of materials. Laboratory exercises emphasize methods used to study structure of solids at the atomic and microstructural levels. Methods focus on optical, x-ray and electron techniques. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, WE. Effective: 2020 Winter Quarter.
EMS 164Kinetics of Materials (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ENG 045 C- or better or ENG 045Y C- or better); EMS 160. Basic kinetic laws and the principles governing phase transformations. Applications in diffusion, oxidation, nucleation, growth and spinodal transformations. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL. Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
EMS 170Sustainable Energy Technologies: Batteries, Fuel Cells, & Photovoltaic Cells (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 045 or ENG 045Y. Open to students in Engineering or related fields. Basic principles of future energy devices such as lithium batteries, fuel cells, and photovoltaic cells. Examines the current status of these energy technologies and analyze challenges that still must be overcome. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
EMS 170LSustainable Energy Technologies Laboratory (3) Active
Laboratory—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing; Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 045; EMS 170 (can be concurrent); EMS 172 (recommended). Fundaments of manufacturing and characterization of energy devices, such as lithium batteries, fuel cells and photovoltaic cells. Discussion on limiting factors in the performance of the devices. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
EMS 172Smart Materials (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHE 110A or PHY 009D; ENG 006 or ECH 060 or equivalent recommended. Electronic, optical, and magnetic properties of materials as related to structure and processing of solid state materials. Physical principles for understanding the properties of metals, semiconductors, ceramics, and amorphous solids and the applications of these materials in engineering. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, VL. Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
EMS 172LSmart Materials Laboratory (3) Active
Laboratory—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): EMS 172 (can be concurrent); Concurrent enrollment in EMS 172 recommended. Experimental investigation of electronic, optical and magnetic properties of engineering materials, emphasizing the fundamental relationship between microstructure and properties as well as the influence of rate processes on the evolution of the microstructure and properties. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, WE. Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
EMS 174Mechanical Behavior of Materials (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ENG 045 C- or better or ENG 045Y C- or better); EMS 162 recommended. Microscopic and macroscopic aspects of the mechanical behavior of engineering materials, with emphasis on recent development in materials characterization by nondestructive testing. Fundamental aspects of plasticity in engineering materials, strengthening mechanisms and mechanical failure modes of materials systems. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
EMS 174LMechanical Behavior Laboratory (3) Active
Laboratory—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): EMS 174 (can be concurrent); Concurrent enrollment recommended. Experimental investigation of mechanical behavior of engineering materials. Laboratory exercises emphasize the fundamental relationship between microstructure and mechanical properties, and the evolution of the microstructure as a consequence of rate process. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, WE. Effective: 2020 Winter Quarter.
EMS 180Materials in Engineering Design (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Lecture/Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 045 C- or better or ENG 045Y C- or better. Restricted to students with upper division standing. Quantitative treatment of materials selection for engineering applications. Discussion of design and material selection strategy; process and process selection strategy; process economics; life-cycle thinking and eco-design. Use of materials selection software. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
EMS 181Manufacturing of 3D & Composite Materials (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Lecture/Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ENG 045 C- or better or ENG 045Y C- or better); (ENG 105 or ECH 152B or EEC 140A or EMS 164). Fundamental physical and chemical principles underlying various processing techniques, used in manufacturing processes for bulk (3D) and composite structural and functional materials. Effects of processing variables on structure-property relationships. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2020 Winter Quarter.
EMS 182Failure Analysis (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 045 C- or better or ENG 045Y C- or better; EMS 174 recommended. Analysis of the way materials fail. Effects of temperature, mechanical deformation and corrosion on the properties of materials. forensics and methodologies for investigating failures of materials including optical microscopy, x-ray analysis and scanning electron microscopy. Investigation of practical problems. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
EMS 183Processing of 2D & Nanomaterials (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ENG 045 C- or better or ENG 045Y C- or better); (ENG 105 or ECH 152B or EEC 140A or EMS 164). Fundamentals of processing methods for two-dimensional materials, including thin films and graphene-like materials; as well as nanomaterials, including nanoparticles, nanowires, and quantum dots. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
EMS 188AMaterials Design Project (4) Active
Laboratory—4 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EMS 160; EMS 162; EMS 164; EMS 172; EMS 174. Major materials design experience involving analysis of real materials synthesis/processing/fabrication and technological applications including critical assessments of economic, manufacturing, and ethical constraints. Various principles of materials science are integrated into a culminating team design project. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EMS 188AHHonors Materials Design (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Materials Science & Engineering Honors Program. Open only to students in the Materials Science & Engineering Honors Program. Examination of special topics covered in the materials design course through additional readings, discussions, collaborative work, or special activities which may include projects, laboratory experience or computer simulations. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EMS 188BMaterials Design Project (4) Active
Laboratory—4 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EMS 188A. Major materials design experience involving analysis of real materials synthesis/processing/fabrication and technological applications including critical assessments of economic, manufacturing, and ethical constraints. Various principles of materials science are integrated into a culminating team design project. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EMS 188BHHonors Materials Design (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Materials Science & Engineering Honors Program. Open only to students in the Materials Science & Engineering Honors Program. Examination of special topics covered in the materials design course through additional readings, discussions, collaborative work, or special activities which may include projects, laboratory experience or computer simulations. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EMS 190CResearch Group Conference (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Individual and/or group conference on problems, progress and techniques in materials research. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EMS 192Internship in Materials Science & Engineering (1-5) Active
Internship—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Supervised work experience in the Materials Science & Engineering field. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
EMS 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Lecture—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Group study of selected topics. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EMS 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special study for advanced undergraduates. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EMS 200Preparing for Graduate Student Success (1) Active
Seminar—1.5 hour(s). Restricted to graduate students in Materials Science & Engineering. Introduction to the soft-skills and campus resources needed to succeed in graduate school. Emphasis on the student-mentor relationship and the process of selecting a research mentor. (Same course as ECH 200.) (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
EMS 230Fundamentals of Electron Microscopy (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Lecture/Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EMS 162. Principles and techniques of scanning and transmission of electron microscopy used in the study of materials will be described. Emphasis upon practical applications. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EMS 230LLaboratory for Electron Microscopy (2) Active
Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EMS 230 (can be concurrent); EMS 230 required concurrently. Practical application of techniques of electron scanning and transmission microscopy including x-ray microanalysis. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EMS 244Interaction of Materials & their Environment (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ENG 045 or ENG 045Y); ENG 105A recommended; or consent of instructor. Thermodynamic and kinetic foundations of the corrosion and oxidation processes. Practical aspects of corrosion control and prevention. Stress-corrosion and gas-embrittlement phenomena. Special topics in corrosion; microbiological and atmospheric corrosion. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
EMS 245Micro- & Nano-Technology in Life Sciences (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Survey of biodevice design from engineering and biological perspectives; micro-/nano-fabrication techniques; surface science and mass transport; essential biological processes and models; proposal development skills on merging aforementioned themes. (Same course as EEC 245, ECH 245, MAE 245.) (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
EMS 246Photovoltaics & Solar Cells (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EEC 140B; or Consent of Instructor. Or equivalent. Physics and application of photovoltaics and solar cells, including design, fabrication technology, and grid incorporation. Mono and microcrystalline silicon devices; thin-film technologies, heterojunction and organic-semiconductor technologies. Collectors, electrical inverters and infrastructure issues. Challenges and concerns. (Same course as EEC 248.) (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EMS 248Fracture of Engineering Materials (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EMS 174. Description of the failure of materials by crack propagation. Topics include the stress fields about elastic cracks, the Griffith-Irwin analysis, descriptions of plastic zones, fracture toughness testing, microstructural aspects of fracture and failure at elevated temperatures. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EMS 249Mechanisms of Fatigue (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EMS 174; or Consent of Instructor. EMS 248 recommended. Microstructural description of the mechanisms of fatigue in metals. Topics include a phenomenological treatment of cyclic deformation, dislocation processes in cyclic deformation, fatigue crack nucleation, Stage I growth, threshold effects and high temperature cyclic deformation. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EMS 250ASpecial Topics in Polymer & Fiber Science (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EMS 147; or Consent of Instructor. Selected topics of current interest in polymer and fiber sciences. Topics vary each time course is offered. (Same course as FPS 250A.) (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EMS 250BSpecial Topics in Polymer & Fiber Science (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EMS 147; or Consent of Instructor. Selected topics of current interest in polymer and fiber sciences. Topics vary each time course is offered. (Same course as FPS 250B.) (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EMS 250ESpecial Topics in Polymer & Fiber Science (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EMS 147; or Consent of Instructor. Selected topics of current interest in polymer and fiber sciences. Topics vary each time course is offered. (Same course as FPS 250E.) (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EMS 260Advanced Thermodynamics of Solids (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EMS 160. Thermodynamic principles, formalism and their application to solid materials. Statistical mechanics and the relations between microscopic and macroscopic properties. Prediction of phase diagrams and phase stability, particularly for solids. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
EMS 262Advanced Topics in Structure of Materials (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EMS 162; EMS 174 recommended; graduate standing in Engineering or consent of instructor. Nature of microstructure in engineering materials. Crystalline and non-crystalline structures, with special emphasis on grain boundary segregation in the development of polycrystalline microstructure and the radial distribution function of amorphous materials. Not open for credit to students who previously completed (cancelled) EMS 245. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EMS 264Transport Phenomena in Materials Processes (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in Engineering. Thermodynamic driving forces and atomic-scale mechanisms underlying diffusive mass transport and interface motion in materials. Nucleation, growth and coarsening dynamics of phase transformations. Not open for credit to students who previously completed EMS 240. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EMS 268Advanced Materials Characterization (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Open to graduate students in Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering. Fundamental working principles for characterization methods used in structural and compositional analysis of engineering materials. Topics include x-ray, electron, ion, and neutron interactions with materials and techniques include diffraction, spectroscopy, and imaging methods. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Spring Quarter.
EMS 272Advanced Functional Properties of Materials (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in Physics, Chemistry, and Engineering. Fundamental physical properties of solid materials important to solid state devices, specifically electronic, magnetic, and optical properties. Topics include band structures, metals, superconductors, semiconductors, dielectrics, optical properties, and magnetic properties and implementation of these properties into devices. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EMS 274Advanced Mechanical Properties of Materials (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EMS 174. Comprehensive study of mechanical properties of materials, with special attention to dislocations and deformation and fracture control mechanisms. Mechanical properties of conventional engineering materials as well as advanced materials such as nanocrystalline solids and thin films are considered. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EMS 280AGraduate Capstone Project (4) Active
Laboratory—4 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in an engineering discipline. Advanced materials design experience involving analysis of engineering applications of materials, including synthesis, processing, and fabrication. Additional consideration of critical assessments of economics, manufacturing, and ethical constraints. Fundamental principles of materials science are integrated into a culminating capstone project. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
EMS 280BGraduate Capstone Project (4) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s); Laboratory—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EMS 280A. Advanced materials design experience involving analysis of engineering applications of materials, including synthesis, processing and fabrication. Additional consideration of critical assessments of economics, manufacturing, and ethical constraints. Fundamental principles of materials science are integrated into a culminating capstone project. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
EMS 282Glass: Science & Technology (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Extensive Writing—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in Chemistry, Physics or Engineering, or consent of instructor. Modern paradigms in glass science and their applications to technologies. Relation of macroscopic properties of glasses and glass-forming liquids to atomic-level structures, including principles of formation, relaxation, transport phenomena, nucleation, crystallization and phase separation in glasses. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EMS 288Living Matter: Physical Biology of the Cell (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Open to any student possessing general background in any disciplines of physical or biological sciences and engineering. Introduction to the origin, maintenance, and regulation of the dynamic architecture of the cell, including cellular modes of organization, dynamics and energy dissipation, molecular transport, motility, regulation, and adaptability. (Same course as BIM 288, BPH 288.) (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
EMS 289ASpecial Topics in Materials Science (1-5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in the discipline of Materials Science & Engineering. Topics will vary by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
EMS 290Materials Science & Engineering Seminar (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Selected topics of current interest in Materials Science & Engineering. Subjects covered vary from year to year and are announced at the beginning of each quarter. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EMS 290CGraduate Research Conference (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Individual and/or group conference on problems, progress, and techniques in Materials Science & Engineering research. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EMS 292Materials Science & Engineering Internship (1-12) Active
Internship. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate level standing. Work or lab experience in industry or off-campus lab focusing on Materials Science & Engineering applications at the graduate level. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s). (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
EMS 294Materials Science Seminar (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Current literature and developments in materials science with presentations by individual students. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EMS 298Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Group study. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EMS 299Research (1-12) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Research. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
EMS 390The Teaching of Materials Science (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Meet qualifications for teaching assistant and/or associate-in in Materials Science & Engineering. Participation as a teaching assistant or associate-in in a designated engineering course. Methods of leading discussion groups or laboratory sections, writing and grading quizzes, use of laboratory equipment, and grading laboratory reports. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
Courses in ECH:
ECH 001Design of Coffee–An Introduction to Chemical Engineering (3) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Laboratory—2 hour(s); Project (Term Project)—1 hour(s). Non-mathematical introduction to how chemical engineers think, illustrated by elucidation of the process of roasting and brewing coffee. Qualitative overview of the basic principles of engineering analysis and design. Corresponding experiments testing design choices on the sensory qualities of coffee. Not open for credit to students who have completed ECH 001Y, ECM 001, ECM 005 or ECH 005. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, VL. Effective: 2020 Spring Quarter.
ECH 001YDesign of Coffee–An Introduction to Chemical Engineering (3) Active
Web Virtual Lecture—1 hour(s); Laboratory—2 hour(s); Project (Term Project)—1 hour(s). Non-mathematical introduction to how chemical engineers think, illustrated by elucidation of the process of roasting and brewing coffee. Qualitative overview of the basic principles of engineering analysis and design. Corresponding experiments testing design choices on the sensory qualities of coffee. Not open for credit to students who have completed ECH 001, ECM 001, ECM 005 or ECH 005. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, VL. Effective: 2020 Spring Quarter.
ECH 005Introduction to Analysis & Design in Chemical Engineering (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 021A; MAT 021B (can be concurrent). Quantitative introduction to the engineering principles of analysis and design. Applications of differential and integral calculus. Laboratory experiments using coffee to illustrate chemical engineering concepts and to conduct an engineering design competition. Only 2 units of credit to students who have completed ECM 001 or ECH 001; not open for credit to students who have completed ECM 005. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 051Material Balances (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 021C C- or better; MAT 021D (can be concurrent). Application of the principle of conservation of mass to single and multicomponent systems in chemical process calculations. Studies of batch, semi-batch, and continuous processes involving mass transfer, phase change, and reaction stoichiometry. Not open for credit to students who have completed ECH 151. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
ECH 060Engineering Problem Solving Using MATLAB (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 021C. Problem solving in chemical, biochemical and materials engineering using MATLAB. Programming styles, data structures, working with lists, functions and rules. Applications drawn from material balances, statistics, numerical methods, bioinformatics, transport phenomena, kinetics, and computational analysis. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
ECH 080Chemical Engineering Profession (1) Active
Lecture/Discussion—1 hour(s); Term Paper. Professional opportunities and professional responsibilities of chemical engineers. Opportunities and needs for post-baccalaureate education. Relationship of chemical engineering to contemporary issues. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SS. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 090XHonors Discussion Section (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Open only to students in the Chemical Engineering or Biochemical Engineering Honors Programs. Examination of special topics covered in selected lower division courses through additional readings, discussions, collaborative work, or special activities which may include projects, laboratory experience or computer simulations. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
ECH 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Lower division standing. Directed Group Study. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special Study for Undergraduates (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 140Mathematical Methods in Biochemical & Chemical Engineering (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 022B; (ECH 060 or ENG 006); or equivalents of ECH 060 or ENG 006. Mathematical methods for solving problems in chemical and biochemical engineering, with emphasis on transport phenomena. Fourier series and separation of variables. Sturm-Liouville eigenvalue problems. Similarity transformations. Tensor analysis. Finite difference methods for solving time-dependent diffusion problems. Not open for credit to students who have completed ECH 159. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
ECH 141Fluid Mechanics for Biochemical & Chemical Engineers (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 051 C- or better; ECH 140. Principles and applications of fluid mechanics in chemical and biochemical engineering. Hydrostatics. Stress tensor and Newton's law of viscosity. Not open for credit to students who have completed ECH 150B. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
ECH 142Heat Transfer for Biochemical & Chemical Engineers (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 141. Conduction, convection, and radiation of thermal energy in applications to chemical and biochemical engineering. Derivation of thermal and mechanical energy equations. Thermal boundary layers. Macroscopic balances. Applications: heat transfer in tubes, channels, and integrated circuits, and analysis of heat exchangers. Not open for credit to students who have completed ECH 153. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2019 Spring Quarter.
ECH 143Mass Transfer for Biochemical & Chemical Engineers (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 141. Derivation of species conservation equations describing convective and diffusive mass transfer. Fick's law and the Stefan-Maxwell constitutive equations. Mass transfer coefficients. Multicomponent mass transfer across gas/liquid interfaces. Applications include drying, heterogeneous chemical reactions, and membrane separations. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2019 Spring Quarter.
ECH 144Rheology & Polymer Processing (3) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 141. Deformation in steady shear, unsteady shear, and elongational flows. Linear and non-linear viscoelastic constitutive models. The principle of material indifference and admissibility of constitutive equations. Introduction to the unit operations of polymer processing. Not open for credit to students who have completed ECH 150C. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 145AChemical Engineering Thermodynamics Laboratory (3) Active
Laboratory—2 hour(s); Discussion—2 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): ECH 152A; ECH 152B (can be concurrent). Open to majors in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering/Materials Science, & Biochemical Engineering. Laboratory experiments in chemical engineering thermodynamics. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, WE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 145BChemical Engineering Transport Lab (3) Active
Laboratory—2 hour(s); Discussion—2 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): ECH 141; ECH 145A. Open to majors in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering/Materials Science, & Biochemical Engineering. Laboratory experiments in chemical engineering transport phenomena. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, WE. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
ECH 148AChemical Kinetics & Reaction Engineering (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 143; ECH 152B. Ideal chemical reactors. Rate laws and stoichiometry. Design and analysis of isothermal reactors with multiple reactions. Not open for credit to students who have taken ECH 146. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 148BChemical Kinetics & Reaction Engineering (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 148A. Design and analysis of non-isothermal reactors. Reactions in packed beds with pressure drop. Adsorption and heterogeneous catalysis. Transport limitations. Not open for credit to students who have taken ECH 146. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 152AChemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 060 or ENG 006; or equivalents. Application of principles of thermodynamics to chemical processes. Not open for credit to students who have completed ENG 105 or ENG 105A. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
ECH 152BChemical Engineering Thermodynamics (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 152A. Continuation of ECH 152A. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
ECH 155Chemical Engineering Kinetics & Reactor Design Laboratory (4) Active
Laboratory—6 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): ECH 145B; ECH 148A; ECH 148B (can be concurrent); ECH 157 (can be concurrent); Upper division English composition requirement (can be concurrent). Open to majors in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering/Materials Science, and Biochemical Engineering. Laboratory experiments in chemical kinetics, reactor design and process control. Not open for credit to students who have taken ECH 155B. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
ECH 157Process Dynamics & Control (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 140. Fundamentals of dynamics and modeling of chemical processes. Design and analysis of feedback control of chemical processes. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 158AProcess Economics & Green Design (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 142; ECH 143. Senior design experience in process and product creation and design with multiple realistic constraints. Cost accounting and capital investment estimation. Profitability analysis techniques. Green chemistry, health risk assessment and life cycle assessment concepts. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, SS, VL. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 158BSeparations & Unit Operations (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 158A. Senior design experience with multiple realistic constraints. Heuristic and rigorous design of chemical process equipment. Separation by filtration, distillation and extraction. Synthesis of reactor and separation networks, heat and power integration. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 158CPlant Design Project (4) Active
Discussion/Laboratory—2 hour(s); Project (Term Project)—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 158B or ECH 161C. Senior design experience for chemical and biochemical processes. Impact of multiple realistic constraints. Design, costing and profitability analysis of complete plants. Use of computer-aided design techniques. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SS, VL. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
ECH 160Fundamentals of Biomanufacturing (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MIC 102 or BIS 102 or ABI 102. Principles of large scale bioreactor production of metabolites, enzymes, and recombinant proteins including the development of strains/cell lines, fermentor/bioreactor design, monitoring and operation, product recovery and purification, and biomanufacturing economics. Not open for credit to students who have completed ECH 161C or both ECH 161A and ECH 161B; only 2 units of credit to students who have completed either ECH 161A or ECH 161B. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 161ABiochemical Engineering Fundamentals (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 148A. Biokinetics; bioreactor design and operation; transport phenomena in bioreactors; microbial, plant, and animal cell cultures. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 161BBioseparations (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 143. Product recovery and purification of biochemicals. Cell disruption, centrifugation, filtration, membrane separations, extraction, and chromatographic separation. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 161CBiotechnology Facility Design & Regulatory Compliance (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ECH 158A, ECH 161A (can be concurrent), ECH 161B (can be concurrent)) or DEB 263 (can be concurrent). Design of biotechnology manufacturing facilities. Fermentation and purification equipment, and utility systems. Introduction to current good manufacturing practices, regulatory compliance, and documentation. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, SS, VL. Effective: 2020 Winter Quarter.
ECH 161LBioprocess Engineering Laboratory (4) Active
Laboratory—9 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): (ECH 145B, ECH 161A, ECH 161B) or VEN 186 or (BIS 103, MCB 120L). Pass One restricted to chemical/biochemical engineering majors. Laboratory experiments in the operation and analysis of bioreactors; determination of oxygen mass transfer coefficients in bioreactors and ion exchange chromatography. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2019 Spring Quarter.
ECH 166Catalysis (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 148A; and Consent of Instructor. Principles of catalysis based on an integration of principles of physical, organic, and inorganic chemistry and chemical kinetics and chemical reaction engineering. Catalysis in solution; catalysis by enzymes; catalysis in swellable polymers; catalysis in microscopic cages (zeolites); catalysis on surfaces. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 169The Design of Cocktails: Applied Thermodynamics & Transport Phenomena in Mixed Drinks (1) Active
Discussion/Laboratory—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 145B; ECH 152B; and Consent of Instructor. Enrollment by permission of instructors only; limited to students over 21 years old. Scientific and engineering principles underlying the preparation of mixed drinks. Thermodynamics and kinetics of ice crystallization; phase diagram of ethanol-water-ice mixtures; mass transfer of aromatics; solubility of sucrose and carbon dioxide; colloidal behavior of dispersed solids and emulsified oils. Corresponding laboratory experiments testing the effect of design choices on the sensory quality of cocktails. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
ECH 170Introduction to Colloid & Surface Phenomena (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHE 110A. Introduction to the behavior of surfaces and disperse systems. Fundamentals will be applied to the solution of practical problems in colloid science. Should be of value to engineers, chemists, biologists, soil scientists, and related disciplines. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 190CResearch Group Conference (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing in Chemical Engineering. Research group conferences. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 190XHonors Discussion Section (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Open only to students in the Chemical Engineering or Biochemical Engineering Honors Programs. Examination of special topics covered in selected upper division courses through additional readings, discussions, collaborative work, or special activities which may include projects, laboratory experience or computer simulations. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
ECH 192Internship in Chemical or Biochemical Engineering (1-5) Active
Internship—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Completion of a minimum of 84 units; project approval before period of internship. Supervised work experience in Chemical or Biochemical Engineering. May be repeated for credit when project differs. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 198Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Group study. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special study. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 200Preparing for Graduate Student Success (1) Active
Seminar—1.5 hour(s). Restricted to graduate students in Chemical Engineering. Introduction to the soft-skills and campus resources needed to succeed in graduate school. Emphasis on the student-mentor relationship and the process of selecting a research mentor. (Same course as EMS 200.) (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ECH 206Biochemical Engineering (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MIC 102; MIC 102L; BIS 101; BIS 102; BIS 103; MCB 120L; MCB 200A; or Consent of Instructor. FST 205 recommended. Interaction of chemical engineering, biochemistry, and microbiology. Mathematical representations of microbial systems. Kinetics of growth, death, and metabolism. Continuous fermentation, agitation, mass transfer and scale-up in fermentation systems, product recovery, enzyme technology. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 226Enzyme Engineering (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MIC 102; MIC 102L; BIS 102; BIS 103; MCB 122; MCB 120L; MCB 200A; or Consent of Instructor. Application of basic biochemical and engineering principles of practical enzymatic processes. Lectures cover large scale production and separation of enzymes, immobilized enzyme systems, enzyme related biotechnology, reactor design and optimization, and new application of enzymes in genetic engineering. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 245Micro- & Nano-Technology in Life Sciences (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Survey of biodevice design from engineering and biological perspectives; micro-/nano-fabrication techniques; surface science and mass transport; essential biological processes and models; proposal development skills on merging aforementioned themes. (Same course as EEC 245, EMS 245, MAE 245.) (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
ECH 246Advanced Biochemical Engineering (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 206; or Consent of Instructor. Advances in the field of biotechnology including genetic engineering, enzyme engineering, fermentation science, and renewable resources development. The important results of original research will be evaluated for understanding of the fundamental principles and for potential practical application. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 252Statistical Thermodynamics (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 152B; ENG 105B or the equivalent. A treatment of the statistical basis of thermodynamics;introduction to statistical mechanics; discussion of the laws of thermodynamics; application of thermodynamic relationships to phase and chemical reaction equilibrium; introduction to molecular simulations and the evaluation of thermodynamic properties from molecular simulations. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 253AAdvanced Fluid Mechanics (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 141; ECH 259. Kinematics and basic principles of fluid flow. Principles of constitutive equations. Navier-Stokes equations for Newtonian fluids. Survey of rectilinear creeping flow, lubrication flow and boundary layer theory. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 253BAdvanced Heat Transport (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 142; ECH 259; Or the equivalent. Fundamental energy postulates and derivation of microscopic and macroscopic energy equations. Mechanisms of conduction. Isotropic, thermoelastic and anisotropic materials solution problems using Greens functions and perturbation theory. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 253CAdvanced Mass Transfer (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 253A; Or the equivalent. Kinematics and basic conservation principles for multicomponent systems. Constitutive equations for momentum, heat and mass transfer, applications to binary and ternary systems. Details of diffusion with reaction, and the effects of concentration. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 254Colloid & Surface Phenomena (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in science or engineering or consent of instructor. Thermodynamics and rate processes at interfaces. These fundamental processes will be applied to determine the collective properties of thin films and membranes, self-assembled systems, liquid crystals and colloidal systems. Experimental techniques in surface analysis. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 256Chemical Kinetics & Reaction Engineering (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 146; Or the equivalent. Analysis of the performance of chemical reactors and design of chemical reactors based on the principles of chemical kinetics and transport phenomena. Consideration of noncatalytic/catalytic reactions in single fluid phases and emphasis on reactions in multiphase mixtures, especially gas-solid reactors. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 259Advanced Engineering Mathematics (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 021D; MAT 022A; MAT 022B. Applications of methods of applied mathematics to the analytical and numerical solution of linear and nonlinear ordinary and partial differential equations arising in the study of transport phenomena. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 261Molecular Modelling of Soft & Biological Matter (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EMS 247 or ECH 252; or equivalent course in advanced thermodynamics/statistical mechanics. Modern molecular simulation techniques with a focus on soft matter like polymers, biologically relevant systems, and glasses. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 262Transport Phenomena in Multiphase Systems (3) Active
Discussion/Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 253C. Heat, mass and momentum transfer in multiphase, multicomponent systems with special emphasis on transport processes in porous media. Derivation of the averaging theorem and application of the method of volume averaging to multicomponent, reacting systems. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 263Rheology & Mechanics of Non-Newtonian Fluids (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 253A; ECH 259; or Consent of Instructor. Mechanics of polymer solutions and suspension, especially the development of properly invariant constitutive equations. Topics include: viscometry, linear and nonlinear viscoelasticity, continuum mechanics, kinetic theory. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 265Emulsions, Microemulsions & Bilayers (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): An undergraduate course in physical chemistry. Thermodynamic and mechanical descriptions of surfactant-laden interfaces. Forces between and within interfaces. Physics of micelle and microemulsion formation. Structure and stability of emulsions. Properties of phospholipid bilayers, with emphasis on vesicles. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 267Advanced Process Control (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 157; Or the equivalent. Advanced course in analysis and synthesis of linear multivariable systems. Emphasis on frequency domain techniques and applications to chemical processes. Topics include singular value analysis, internal model control, robust controller design methods as well as self-tuning control techniques. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 268Polysaccharides Surface Interactions (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate students in science or engineering. Study of fundamental surface science theories as applied to physical and chemical interactions of carbohydrates and polysaccharides. (Same course as EBS 268.) (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 269Cell & Molecular Biophysics for Bioengineers (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIM 284; or equivalent; graduate standing; undergraduate students by consent of instructor. Introduction to fundamental mechanisms governing the structure, function, and assembly of bio-macromolecules. Emphasis is on a quantitative understanding of the nano-to-microscale interactions between and within individual molecules, as well as of their assemblies, in particular membranes. Not open for credit to students who have completed BIM 162. (Same course as BIM 262.) (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 289ASpecial Topics in Chemical Engineering: Fluid Mechanics (1-5) Active
Lecture—1-5 hour(s); Laboratory—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Fluid Mechanics. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 289BSpecial Topics in Chemical Engineering: Nonlinear Analysis & Numerical Methods (1-5) Active
Lecture—1-5 hour(s); Laboratory—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Nonlinear Analysis and Numerical Methods. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 289CSpecial Topics in Chemical Engineering: Process Control (1-5) Active
Lecture—1-5 hour(s); Laboratory—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Process Control. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 289DSpecial Topics in Chemical Engineering: Chemistry of Catalytic Processes (1-5) Active
Lecture—1-5 hour(s); Laboratory—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Chemistry of Catalytic Processes. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 289ESpecial Topics in Chemical Engineering: Biotechnology (1-5) Active
Lecture—1-5 hour(s); Laboratory—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Biotechnology. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 289FSpecial Topics in Chemical Engineering: Interfacial Engineering (1-5) Active
Lecture—1-5 hour(s); Laboratory—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Interfacial Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 289GSpecial Topics in Chemical Engineering: Molecular Thermodynamics (1-5) Active
Lecture—1-5 hour(s); Laboratory—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Molecular Thermodynamics. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 289HSpecial Topics in Chemical Engineering: Membrane Separations (1-5) Active
Lecture—1-5 hour(s); Laboratory—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Membrane Separations. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 289ISpecial Topics in Chemical Engineering: Advanced Materials Processing (1-5) Active
Lecture—1-5 hour(s); Laboratory—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Advanced Materials Processing. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 289JSpecial Topics in Chemical Engineering: Novel Experimental Methods (1-5) Active
Lecture—1-5 hour(s); Laboratory—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Novel Experimental Methods. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 289KSpecial Topics in Chemical Engineering: Advanced Transport Phenomena (1-5) Active
Lecture—1-5 hour(s); Laboratory—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Advanced Transport Phenomena. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 289LSpecial Topics in Chemical Engineering: Biomolecular Engineering (1-5) Active
Lecture—1-5 hour(s); Laboratory—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Biomolecular Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 290Seminar (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Seminar. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 290CGraduate Research Group Conference (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Research problems, progress and techniques in chemical engineering. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 294Current Progress in Biotechnology (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Seminars presented by guest lecturers on subjects of their own research activities. May be repeated for credit. (Same course as DEB 294.) (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
ECH 298Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Group study. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 299Research (1-12) Active
Variable. Research. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 390Teaching of Chemical Engineering (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Qualifications and acceptance as teaching assistant and/or associate-in in chemical engineering. Participation as a teaching assistant or associate-in in a designated engineering course. Methods of leading discussion groups or laboratory sections, writing and grading quizzes, use of laboratory equipment, and grading laboratory reports. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.