Course 10B: Bachelor of Science in Chemical-Biological Engineering
This degree is for students who are specifically interested in the application of chemical engineering in the areas of biochemical and biomedical technologies. Degree requirements include core chemical engineering subjects and additional subjects in biological sciences and applied biology. This degree is excellent preparation for students also considering the biomedical engineering minor or medical school. Course Requirements
Course 10-B is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, as a chemical and biological engineering degree.
Program Educational Objectives
Within a few years of graduation, our students will attain the following:
- Mastery of the basic principles of science and engineering science that underlie modern chemical and biological technologies
- Creative application of this mastery of basic principles to the solution of problems in a broad range of career paths
- Appreciation of the broader context of environmental, social, safety and economic issues that affect their decisions, and highest standards of ethical practice
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
- Recognition of and commitment to the importance of continued self-improvement and the ability to engage in lifelong learning
Course 10B Student Outcomes
- The ability to apply basic mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology that underlie the practice of modern technology.
- The ability to apply the engineering sciences of mass and energy balances, thermodynamics of physical and chemical equilibria, and heat, mass and momentum transfer that underlie the analysis and design of process engineering components.
- The ability to apply science and engineering in the analysis and evaluation of process engineering components and systems.
- The ability to accomplish basic design and optimization of process components and systems.
- A working knowledge of advanced biology and an understanding of the chemical nature of biological processes.
- The ability to plan experimental research and carry through with the collection and evaluation of experimental data.
- An understanding of basic engineering economics and the ability to apply economic principles to the design and optimization of process engineering systems.
- The ability to express ideas and positions clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- An understanding of the social and cultural context of their work, and the associated ethical responsibilities of professional engineering.
- An appreciation of the importance of safety and environmental aspects in the design and operation of process engineering systems.
- A facility in self-education required to tackle a novel problem.
- The ability to work effectively in a professional team
- The ability to use computers in problem solving and basic facility in the use of available software applications.