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Course ID:BCHE 2910. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Biochemical Engineering Design
Course
Description:
Introduction to biochemical engineering processes, types of process units, process flow sheets, mass and energy balance calculations, process simulation, and basics of plant design economics.
Athena Title:Intro to Biochem Engr Design
Prerequisite:ENGR 1120 and CHEM 1212 and PHYS 1211-1211L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BCHE 3180. 2 hours. 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Biochemical Engineering Laboratory
Course
Description:
Principles of thermodynamics and heat, mass, and energy transfer as applied to biochemical systems.
Athena Title:BIOCHEM ENG LAB
Pre or Corequisite:ENGR 3150 and ENGR 3520
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BCHE 3420. 3 hours.
Course Title:Kinetics and Reactor Design
Course
Description:
The fundamentals of engineering science and design related to chemical, environmental, and biocatalytic homogeneous reactions. An introduction to chemical and enzymatic kinetics, collection and analysis of rate data, isothermal reactor design, bioreactor design, energy balance, and runaway reactions.
Athena Title:Kinetics and Reactor Design
Prerequisite:CHEM 1212 and BIOL 1107 and BCHE 2910
Pre or Corequisite:ENGR 3520
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BCHE 3520. 3 hours.
Course Title:Mass Transport and Rate Phenomena
Course
Description:
Mass transport and rate phenomena in the analysis of engineering problems in biological systems.
Athena Title:Mass Transport and Rate Phenom
Prerequisite:MATH 2700 and ENGR 1140
Pre or Corequisite:ENGR 3160
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BCHE 4180. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Advanced Biochemical Engineering Laboratory
Course
Description:
Principles and applications of biochemical engineering processes and unit operations through experiential learning.
Athena Title:ADV BIOCHEM ENG LAB
Prerequisite:BCHE 3420 and ENGR 4510/6510
Pre or Corequisite:BCHE 4710/6710
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BCHE 4350. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Bioprocess Quality Control
Course
Description:
Quality control for biochemical manufacturing processes focused on process-analysis methodology.
Athena Title:BIOP QUAL CONTROL
Pre or Corequisite:ENGR 4510/6510
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BCHE 4360. 3 hours.
Course Title:Biochemical Process Control
Course
Description:
Theories and knowledge of chemical/biochemical process control systems focusing on dynamic behavior of processes, feedback control, and applications to biological systems.
Athena Title:BCHE PROC CONTROL
Pre or Corequisite:BCHE 3420
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BCHE 4460. 3 hours.
Course Title:Biorefinery Engineering
Course
Description:
Various aspects of biomass conversion to energy, chemical, and bioproducts. The presentations are linked to introduce the student to opportunities in the emerging bio-economy. Topics include biomass types and characteristics, technologies, systems analysis, economics, and environmental aspects of biorefineries.
Athena Title:BIOREFINERY EGR
Prerequisite:BCHE 3145 and BCHE 3420
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BCHE(ENVE) 4490/6490. 3 hours.
Course Title:Environmental Engineering Remediation Design
Course
Description:
Engineering science and design related to environmental modeling, solid waste management, and hazardous waste management. Concepts of risk assessment will also be introduced.
Athena Title:Env Engr Remediation Design
Prerequisite:(ENGR 3140 or MCHE 3140) and ENGR 3520 and (MIBO 3000-3000L or MIBO 3500) and BCMB(BIOL)(CHEM) 3100
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BCHE 4510/6510. 3 hours.
Course Title:Biochemical Engineering
Course
Description:
Design and analysis of enzymatic and microbial biological reaction systems.
Athena Title:Biochemical Engineering
Prerequisite:ENGR 3520
Pre or Corequisite:[BCMB 4010/6010 or BCMB(BIOL)(CHEM) 3100] and (MIBO 3000-3000L or MIBO 3500)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BCHE 4520/6520. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Design of Biochemical Separations Processes
Course
Description:
Unit operations used for biological processing including filtration, centrifugation, cell disruption, isolation, purification, and polishing.
Athena Title:Biochemical Separation Process
Prerequisite:ENGR 3520
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BCHE 4550/6550. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Bioprocess Design and Simulation
Course
Description:
Design and modeling of bioprocess systems, including unit operations and reactor design principles. Process simulation or modeling for optimization purposes applied to bioprocessing systems. Plant layout and economics of bio/chemical plants will be included.
Athena Title:Bioprocess Des and Simulation
Undergraduate Prerequisite:BCHE 3420 and BCHE 4510/6510
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Pre or Corequisite:BCHE 4910
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BCHE 4710/6710. 3 hours.
Course Title:Bioelectrochemical Engineering
Course
Description:
The study of electron transfer interaction in biological systems. Topics include redox biochemistry, bio-energetics and thermodynamics, kinetics, transport processes in bio-electrochemical systems, and engineering of bio- electrochemical systems.
Athena Title:BIO ELECTROCHEM ENG
Prerequisite:BCMB(BIOL)(CHEM) 3100
Pre or Corequisite:BCHE 3145 and BCHE 3420
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BCHE 4900. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Biochemical Engineering
Course
Description:
Special topics in biochemical engineering design, analysis, or synthesis.
Athena Title:SPEC TOPICS IN BCHE
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BCHE 4910. 2 hours. 1 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Biochemical Engineering Capstone Design I
Course
Description:
Supervised biochemical engineering design experience and career counseling.
Athena Title:BCHE Design I
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in BCHE 4920
Nontraditional Format:Students will meet with assigned faculty to discuss their individual project execution and progress and attend a common lecture hour each week.
Prerequisite:BCHE 2910 and BCHE 3180 and BCHE 3420
Pre or Corequisite:COMM 1100
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BCHE 4920. 4 hours. 2 hours lecture and 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Biochemical Engineering Capstone Design
Course
Description:
Biochemical engineering design experience, including completion of a design project under the supervision of a project director.
Athena Title:BIOCHEM CAP DESIGN
Nontraditional Format:Apart from attending one common lecture hour every week, students will meet with assigned faculty to discuss their individual project execution and progress.
Prerequisite:BCHE 2910 and BCHE 3180 and permission of department
Pre or Corequisite:COMM 1100
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BCHE 4960H. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Undergraduate Research in Biochemical Engineering (Honors)
Course
Description:
Independent laboratory research and design for biochemical engineering students in CURO engineering program. Research is done under the direction of an engineering faculty member.
Athena Title:UNDERGRAD RES BCHE
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in BCHE 4960
Nontraditional Format:Directed research.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BCHE 4960. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Undergraduate Research in Biochemical Engineering
Course
Description:
Independent laboratory research and design for biochemical engineering students in CURO engineering program. Research is done under the direction of an engineering faculty member.
Athena Title:UNDERGRAD RES BCHE
Nontraditional Format:Directed research.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BCHE 4970. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects in Biochemical Engineering
Course
Description:
Independent laboratory research and design for biochemical engineering students in CURO engineering program. Research is done under the direction of an engineering faculty member.
Athena Title:DIR READ BCHE
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in BCHE 4970H
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BCHE 4970H. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects in Biochemical Engineering (Honors)
Course
Description:
Independent laboratory research and design for biochemical engineering students in CURO engineering program. Research is done under the direction of an engineering faculty member.
Athena Title:DIR READ BCHE
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in BCHE 4970
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BCHE 4980. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics: CURO Biochemical Engineering
Course
Description:
Independent laboratory research and design for biochemical engineering students in CURO engineering program. Research is done under the direction of an engineering faculty member.
Athena Title:SPEC TOP CURO BCHE
Nontraditional Format:Directed research.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BCHE 4980H. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics-CURO Biochemical Engineering (Honors)
Course
Description:
Independent laboratory research and design for biochemical engineering students in CURO engineering program. Research is done under the direction of an engineering faculty member.
Athena Title:SPEC TOP CURO-BCHE
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in BCHE 4980
Nontraditional Format:Directed research.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BCHE 4990. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Undergraduate Thesis in Biochemical Engineering
Course
Description:
Students who successfully complete this course will produce a research project/thesis approved by the instructor and a reader.
Athena Title:UGRAD THESIS BCHE
Nontraditional Format:Thesis preparation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:BCHE 4990H. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Undergraduate Thesis in Biochemical Engineering (Honors)
Course
Description:
Students who successfully complete this course will produce a research project/thesis approved by the instructor and a reader.
Athena Title:UGRAD THESIS BCHE
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in BCHE 4990
Nontraditional Format:Thesis preparation.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:BCHE 7000. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of a faculty member.
Athena Title:MASTER'S RESEARCH
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:BCHE 7010. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 18 hours credit.
Course Title:Project-Focused Masters Research
Course
Description:
Project-focused research while enrolled for an M.S. degree under the direction of a faculty member. This course is for students who are performing sponsored research specifically devoted toward completing project deliverables important to project sponsors that may not be directly related to M.S. thesis research.
Athena Title:PROJECT MSRESEARCH
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:M.S. student standing
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:BCHE 7050. 3-10 hours. Repeatable for maximum 20 hours credit.
Course Title:Biochemical Engineering Industrial Internship
Course
Description:
Coordinated research experience in an appropriate industrial environment.
Athena Title:BCHE IND INTERN
Nontraditional Format:Students will be offered the opportunity to enhance their research skills by working in a different industrial laboratory environment part time or full time for the semester in which they are enrolled in this course. Prior to approval of enrollment in this course, students must prepare a letter describing how a particular internship experience will enhance their research skills. Documented communication must also occur between the proposed industrial supervisor and the student's Major Professor to assess appropriateness of proposed internship.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:BCHE 7300. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Thesis
Course
Description:
Thesis writing under the direction of a major professor.
Athena Title:MASTER'S THESIS
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:BCHE 8150. 3 hours.
Course Title:Heterogeneous Reactor Design and Bio/Catalysis
Course
Description:
Kinetics and reactor design of heterogeneous reactions; i.e., reactions in which the substrate (reactant) and bio/catalyst are initially in two separate phases. Simulation of processes using heterogeneous catalysis. The course will briefly introduce homogenous kinetics and methods of chemical catalyst characterization, preparation, and mechanisms of action.
Athena Title:Kinetics Reactor Design
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BCHE 8210. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Fermentation Engineering Laboratory
Course
Description:
Advanced fermentation principles through the development of mathematical models, design of experiments, and interpretation of results.
Athena Title:FERM ENG LAB
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BCHE 8220. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology
Course
Description:
Advanced concepts and techniques of metabolic engineering and synthetic biology that enable the fast development of microbial cell factories.
Athena Title:Adv Metabol Engr Synth Biol
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BCHE 8350. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sustainable Process Engineering
Course
Description:
Process sustainability, sustainable concepts, waste minimization, cleaner production, principles of green engineering, industrial ecology, recycling, circular economy, life cycle thinking and analysis, life cycle approaches (cradle to grave), inventory analysis, impact assessments, sustainability metrics–energy, carbon, water, and ecological footprints.
Athena Title:Sustainable Process Engineer
Prerequisite:(ENGR 6910 and ENGR 8103) or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BCHE 8520. 3 hours.
Course Title:Biomass Feedstock Engineering
Course
Description:
The origin, sources, and production of biomass feedstock, harvesting issues, collection, transport and storage methods, its physical, chemical, and thermal properties and various preprocessing operations (drying, size reduction, fractionation, densification, granulation) and pre-treatment methods required to produce fuels, energy, chemicals, and materials and economic analysis.
Athena Title:Biomass Feedstock Engineering
Prerequisite:ENGR 8170 or MCHE 8170 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOE(BCHE) 8610. 3 hours.
Course Title:Bioelectroanalytical Techniques
Course
Description:
Analyze and design chemical and biological systems relevant to the chemical, biomedical, biotechnological, and pharmaceutical industries using bioanalytical and electroanalytical techniques.
Athena Title:Bioelectroanalytical Technique
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BCHE 8980. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Advanced Topics in Biochemical Engineering
Course
Description:
Advanced directed readings in special topics in biochemical engineering in an area of interest to the student.
Athena Title:ADV TOPIC BCHEM ENG
Nontraditional Format:Students will be required to study advanced topics on the area and provide written and oral summaries. Additionally, students will be given special assignments such as leading several discussion sessions and extended written and oral reports on the state-of-the-art knowledge of a topic.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
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