Requirements for the Major in Engineering Chemistry (ECM)
Students Pursuing Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) Requirements
Students majoring in Engineering Chemistry must meet the SBC learning outcomes required of the College of Arts and Sciences, including completion of the LANG learning outcome.
Students Pursuing Diversified Education Curriculum (D.E.C.) Requirements
Students majoring in Engineering Chemistry must meet the D.E.C. requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, with the following exceptions:
A. An elementary foreign language course numbered 101 or 112, if taken to fulfill the entry skill in foreign language requirement, may also be used for one of the two courses needed to fulfill the D.E.C. category G requirement.
B. Only one course need be taken from D.E.C. category F.
Major in Engineering Chemistry (ECM)
The interdisciplinary major in Engineering Chemistry leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. The following courses are required and must be taken for a letter grade; P/NC grades are not acceptable. All of the courses used to fulfill the requirements of the major (CHE, MAT, ESG, PHY, etc.) must be passed with a grade of C or higher, with the exception of three courses, for which the grade may be C-. No transferred course with a grade lower than C may be used to fulfill any major requirement. At least six credits each of upper-division work in chemistry and in materials science and engineering must be taken at Stony Brook.
Completion of the major requires approximately 66 to 68 credits.
A. Mathematics and Basic Science Requirements
- MAT 131, MAT 132 Calculus I, II (See note below) If students do not place into MAT 125 or 131 on the basis of the math placement examination, MAT 123 is a required course for the major.
- One of the following pairs of courses: AMS 261 and AMS 361 Engineering Mathematics I, II; or MAT 203 and MAT 303 Calculus III, IV with Applications
- ESG 111 Computer Science for Engineers or equivalent computer course
- CHE 129/CHE 130, CHE 132 or CHE 131, CHE 132 General Chemistry or CHE 152 Molecular Science I
- CHE 133, CHE 134 General Chemistry Laboratory or CHE 154 Molecular Science Lab I (CHE 199 General Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers acceptable with permission)
- PHY 131/PHY 133, PHY 132/PHY 134 Classical Physics I, II and labs or PHY 141/133, PHY 142/134 Classical Physics I, II: Honors or PHY 125, PHY 126/PHY 133, PHY 127/PHY 134 Classical Physics A, B, C plus labs
- PHY 251/252 Modern Physics and Laboratory or ESG 281 An Engineering Introduction to the Solid State
Note: The following alternate calculus sequences may be substituted for MAT 131, MAT 132: MAT 141, MAT 142 or MAT 171 or MAT 125, MAT 126, MAT 127 or AMS 151, AMS 161. MAT 307 and MAT 308 may be substituted for MAT 203 and MAT 303, but only after consultation with the Mathematics Department.
B. Core Program
- CHE 301, CHE 302 Physical Chemistry I, II
- CHE 303 Solution Chemistry Laboratory
- CHE 304 Chemical Instrumentation Laboratory
- CHE 321 Organic Chemistry I
- CHE 378 Materials Chemistry
- ESM 325 Diffraction Techniques and Structure of Solids
- ESG 332 Materials Science I: Structure and Properties of Materials
- ESG 333 Materials Science II: Electronic Properties
C. Upper-Division Writing Requirement
Each student majoring in Engineering Chemistry must take CHE 303 until a satisfactory grade is achieved. CHE 303 requires several papers which are evaluated for cogency, clarity, and mechanics, and satisfies the university Stony Brook Curriculum WRTD learning objective.
Students make a selection of technical and open electives to total 120 credits. Students are advised to divide their electives among courses within the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Department of Chemistry that strengthen their professional interests, and courses in the social sciences and humanities that help them place the problems of society and industry in perspective.
Students who wish to meet the American Chemistry Society certification requirements must take, in addition to the above, CHE 326 (organic), CHE 346 (biological), CHE 375 (inorganic), and the laboratories CHE 357, CHE 383 or CHE 327, CHE 384.
Bachelor of Science Degree/Master of Science Degree in Chemistry Program
A student interested in this research-intensive graduate program, intended to prepare students for professional employment in the chemical or pharmaceutical industries, may apply for admission at the end of the junior year. The program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Chemistry at the end of the fourth year and a Master of Science in Chemistry at the end of the fifth year. During the senior year, the student is expected to take two 500-level CHE courses and begin research in the senior research sequence CHE 495-CHE 496. In the fifth year, the student works full-time on research, earning 24 credits in CHE 599.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry/Master of Science Degree in Materials Science
Engineering Chemistry students who are interested in pursuing graduate study in materials science may wish to apply for the five-year program at the end of their junior year. For further details, contact the director of the program in engineering chemistry.