Chemistry for Engineering

The Samueli School of Engineering offers a general chemistry course (ENGR1A) designed exclusively for engineering students. The prerequisites for the course are a score of 2 or 3 on the AP Chemistry exam, a score of 550 or higher on the SAT Chemistry Subject exam, or a score of 85 percent or higher on the Engineering Chemistry Placement exam. Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment in ENGR1A (4 credits).

The course emphasizes solid-state chemistry (quantum theory, atomic structure, periodic trends, chemical bonding, molecular orbitals, electronic band structure, gases, liquids, intermolecular forces, unit cells, crystal lattices, phase transformations, and electrochemistry).

Students who do not meet the placement criteria as stated above will be required to complete  the self-paced online summer chemistry refresher course in order to be better prepared for this college-level course.