Course 10B

Course 10B: Bachelor of Science in Chemical-Biological Engineering

This program is for students who are specifically interested in the application of chemical engineering in the areas of biochemical and biomedical technologies. Program requirements include core chemical engineering subjects and additional subjects in biological sciences and applied biology. This program is excellent preparation for students also considering the biomedical engineering minor or medical school. Course Requirements

The Chemical Biological Engineering (Course 10B) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. [Enrollments | Degrees]

Within a few years of graduation, our students will attain the following:

  • Professional responsibility through the practice of science and engineering science that underlie modern chemical and biological technologies
  • Experience in the creative application of chemical and biological technologies to the solution of problems for the betterment of society, in a broad range of career paths
  • Leadership roles through awareness of the broader context of environmental, social, safety and economic issues that affect their decisions, and highest standards of ethical practice
  • Effective communication and, team and project management skills to work productively within their professions and communities
  • Engagement in continued self-improvement and lifelong learning required to meet emerging and evolving demand, and increasing responsibilities of a successful career

By the time students complete their program, they will have attained the following two sets of skills and abilities. The first are the ABET student outcomes that are standard for all ABET-accredited engineering programs:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

The second set of outcomes are specific to the undergraduate course 10B program:

  • 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