Online Chemistry for Engineers

CHM 114 - General Chemistry for Engineers

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Have you ever wondered what’s inside your mobile phone case? Why batteries aren't lighter and have to be recharged? How different colors can be shown on your computer screen? Or why glass shatters when you hit it with a hammer? These, along with other questions of how atoms and molecules combine to make macroscopic materials with desired properties, are at the heart of countless challenges addressed by chemists and engineers every day.

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Course prerequisites and requirements

To be successful in this course, we recommend English language fluency and computer literacy. We also encourage you to make sure your laptop or desktop computer meets the technical requirements.

MAT 170 Precalculus is strongly suggested as a prerequisite for success in this course.

Quick facts

  • Credits: 4
  • Length: 8 weeks
  • Cost: $25 + $400

What you’ll learn

  • Solve engineering challenges using tools from chemistry
  • Apply molecular ideas to understanding the properties of materials and functionality of modern devices
  • Predict chemical and physical properties from molecular or material structures
  • Evaluate suitability of chemicals and materials for applications like batteries or fuel cells based on chemical and physical properties

What to expect in class

Video and audio lectures paired with facilitated notes, problem solving, quizzes, labs. Learn to learn by doing, in an assisted and supportive environment.

Exams and grading


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This course appears on your transcript identically to how it appears on the transcript of an enrolled ASU student who has taken the course on one of ASU’s campuses. Course attendance dates will be listed on your transcript. A self paced course will appear on your transcript in the session you complete the course.

This course includes a lab and satisfies 4 credit hours toward the Natural Science - Quantitative (SQ) General Studies requirement at Arizona State University. It is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring your credit.

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School of Molecular Sciences

Arizona State University

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Why take ASU Universal Learner Courses

  1. Credit you receive is from a regionally accredited university
  2. Your credit is highly transferable
  3. You only pay the $400 course cost if you pass

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