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Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering

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Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering

voiland.wsu.edu
Wegner Hall 105
509-335-4332

Director and Professor, J. N. Petersen; Associate Director, Associate Professor, and Linda Voiland Professor, N. Abu-Lail; B. Wise Professor of Energy Production, M. Levin; Bill Thomson Professor of Practice, C. Sonnichsen; Paul Hohenschuh Distinguished Professor, H. Beyenal; Voiland Distinguished Professors, N. Kruse, Y. Wang; Professors, B. Ahring, C. F. Ivory, P. Pfromm, M. Rezac, K. Schulz, B. J. Van Wie; Associate Professors, W. Dong, S. Ha, A. Kostyukova, D. Lin, H. Lin, A. Vasavada, X. Zhang; Assistant Professors, J.S. McEwen, S. Saunders, D. Wu; Clinical Assistant Professors, H. Davis, D. Thiessen; Professors Emeriti, D. C. Davis, K. C. Liddell, R. Mahalingam, R. C. Miller, W. J. Thomson, R. Zollars.

The mission of the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering is to deliver academic programs in Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering that advance the boundaries of knowledge, educate competent engineering professionals, and contribute to the needs of society. Faculty, staff, and students engage in discovery, teaching, application, and integration, along with periodic review of achievement, to develop practitioners and scholars prepared to make meaningful and responsible contributions to society.

The Program Educational Objectives for baccalaureate degree programs in Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering define achievements of which these graduates are capable.  As appropriate for their chosen career paths, within five to ten years of graduation, program graduates will be able to:

  1. Engage successfully in graduate or professional education or entry-level employment.
  2. Perform responsibly and professionally in their chosen career paths.
  3. Exhibit continued growth of effective communication and collaboration skills.
  4. Demonstrate ongoing development of competent and innovative problem solving skills.
  5. Continue learning and accept increasing levels of responsibility over time.

These long-term educational objectives will be achieved through development of our Student Outcomes in a culture of integration and engagement. Student Outcomes lay a solid, well-rounded foundation from which to build longer-term capabilities. Systemic integration of theory and practice deepens students’ understanding and builds confidence they will need for bold innovation and lifelong learning. Frequent engagement of students with peers, faculty, and external constituencies builds their interpersonal skills, refines their understanding, and leads them to opportunities for advanced study or employment. Dedicated faculty who effectively teach, mentor, refer, and model professional behaviors prepare our graduates for the professional world.

The school offers courses of study leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy, with a focus in chemical engineering. We also graduate students who receive the Master of Science in Engineering and the Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Science with an emphasis in bioengineering.

Chemical Engineering

The curriculum in chemical engineering provides thorough knowledge of basic science and engineering. This includes material and energy balances, chemical and physical equilibria, rate processes, and economic balances. With such training, graduates may participate in the design and operation of chemically based products or they may engage in research leading to new or improved chemical processes, products, and uses. Graduates also find rewarding work in plant operation, plant management, university teaching, sales-service, and other functions requiring chemical engineering training. Many students also use their educations in chemical engineering as preparation for other professional degrees such as medicine or law. The chemical engineering program is accredited by ABET.

Student Learning Outcomes

To guide our student activities in developing the skills to meet the School's objectives we will monitor their attainment of the Student Outcomes as set forth by ABET.  These are:  a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering, b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data, c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability, d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams, e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems, f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, g) an ability to communicate effectively, h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context, i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning, j) a knowledge of contemporary issues, k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

In addition to these Outcomes we will also monitor the program criteria for chemical, biochemical, biomolecular or similarly named engineering programs, as set forth by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).  These criteria are, respectively:  “The curriculum must provide (1) a thorough grounding in the basic sciences including chemistry, physics, and biology, with some content at an advanced level, as appropriate to the objectives of the program. The curriculum must include (2) the engineering application of these basic sciences to the design, analysis, and control of chemical, physical, and/or biological processes, including the hazards associated with these processes.” (Numerals added to original AIChE statement).

Online at:  http://www.chebe.wsu.edu/academics/che/cheprogram.html

Chemical Engineering Certification

Specific requirements for certification in chemical engineering are provided in the WSU catalog under the Chemical Engineering Schedule of Studies, and may also be found at voiland.wsu.edu, Academics, CHE Program, Certification Requirements.

Bioengineering

Bioengineering is an engineering discipline that integrates engineering and life sciences to address issues important to human and animal well-being and to society at large. As such, the educational objective of the BS Bioengineering degree is to prepare graduates for productive employment, advanced study, or professional programs where they apply principles and methods of both engineering and life sciences to solve problems affecting human and animal health and well-being. Graduates may apply their expertise in human and animal medicine, biotechnology, or related biology-based engineering fields.

With these integrated science and engineering skills, bioengineering graduates are able to make valuable contributions to human and animal health care and environments, bio-based product development, and biotechnology. At Washington State University, bioengineering cooperates with and finds applications in numerous disciplines of engineering, veterinary medicine, and medical sciences. The bioengineering curriculum easily accommodates pre-medical, pre-dental, and pre-veterinary requirements for those students wishing to apply to professional schools in health care fields. The bioengineering program is accredited by ABET.

The total number of majors in bioengineering is restricted at the junior level.

Student Learning Outcomes

Bioengineering graduates are able to demonstrate the following Student Outcomes: 

  1. APPLICATION OF MATH/SCIENCE/ENGINEERING: Students demonstrate an ability to use foundational knowledge in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, physiology, and engineering sciences.
  2. EXPERIMENTATION: Students demonstrate ability to design and conduct experiments, make measurements, analyze data, and interpret results and interactions between living systems and nonliving materials and systems.
  3. BIOENGINEERING DESIGN: Students demonstrate ability to design engineering solutions to meet needs with biological considerations and constraints of producers, users, investors and society.
  4. TEAMWORK: Students demonstrate an ability to work in teams comprised of engineers and others to produce joint work products.
  5. SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS: Students demonstrate ability to use analogous thinking, synthesis and analysis, integrative systems approaches, and associated tools to solve engineering problems.
  6. PROFESSIONAL ETHICS: Students demonstrate understanding of professional and ethical responsibility and reasoning suitable for professional decision-making.
  7. COMMUNICATION: Students demonstrate ability to communicate effectively in written and oral forms to interdisciplinary audiences.
  8. CRITICAL THINKING: Students demonstrate ability to analyze and evaluate scientific and engineering arguments or claims and to critically relate such claims to global, economic, environmental, professional, and societal issues.
  9. INDEPENDENT LEARNING: Students demonstrate awareness of a need for ongoing professional growth and ability to learn independently to address challenges they encounter.
  10. CONTEMPORARY ISSUES: Students demonstrate awareness of diverse contemporary issues that influence their career development and professional practice.
  11. PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOLOGY: Students demonstrate advanced knowledge of physiology and biology and can identify and solve problems which require the integration of that knowledge with engineering and advanced mathematical tools.

Online at  http://www.chebe.wsu.edu/academics/be/beprogram.html

Bioengineering Certification

Specific requirements for certification in bioengineering are provided in the WSU catalog under the Bioengineering Schedule of Studies, and may also be found at voiland.wsu.edu, Academics, BE Program, Certification Requirements.

Computer Requirement

All Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering students are required to purchase laptop computers. Computer requirements are described at https://voiland.wsu.edu/undergraduate/computer-requirement/.

 Transfer Students

Students who are planning to transfer to Chemical Engineering or Bioengineering at Washington State University from other institutions should coordinate their programs with the school to establish a schedule of studies leading to the bachelor’s degree. This is desirable because of sophomore professional requirements and course sequences. A strong preparation in chemistry, mathematics (through differential equations), and physics is necessary prior to transfer to minimize the time required at Washington State University to complete bachelor’s degree requirements. Inquiries concerning specific questions are welcomed. 

Preparation for Graduate Study

As preparation for work toward an advanced degree in Chemical Engineering, a student should have completed the equivalent of the following chemical engineering schedule of studies. A Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from an institution accredited by ABET normally will satisfy this requirement.

Students seeking advanced training in bioengineering should use the Engineering Science degree program. Such students should have completed the equivalent of the bioengineering program outlined above. A Bachelor of Science degree from any ABET accredited engineering program would normally satisfy this requirement.

Special programs are also available for students with bachelor’s degrees in chemistry, biology, or other areas of science who wish to obtain advanced degrees.

Schedules of Studies

Honors students complete the Honors College requirements which replace the UCORE requirements.

Bioengineering, General Option(120 Hours)

Students who plan to pursue pre-med studies should consult their advisor for further information about appropriate courses.

Criteria for Certification – Bioengineering Program
1) In March of each year, the faculty of the School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering will establish the total number of students (June and January) to be certified into the Bioengineering program.
2) Each student will be considered for certification during the semester after she/he has completed all of the following courses: MATH 171, MATH 172, CHEM 105, CHEM 106, BIOLOGY 107, PHYSICS 201, CHE 201.
3) To be certified, each student must meet the following minimum standards:
a. 2.0 cumulative GPA.
b. A “C” grade or better in each of the courses listed in 2) above.
c. Complete at least one term of coursework at WSU as a full-time student.
d. Students must be in good academic standing (semester GPA 2.00 or higher) at the time they are being considered for certification.
4) Certification decisions will be made at the end of Fall and Spring semesters, and those being
certified at the end of Spring semester will be notified by June 1, while those being certified at
the end of Fall semester will be notified by January 15.
5) If the number of students seeking certification exceeds the program capacity, as determined in 1) above, additional criteria will be used to select those who are certified. Those criteria include: (a)
average GPA received in the courses listed in 2) above; (b) average GPA earned in all the engineering/math/science courses which have already been completed; and (c) the GPA earned during the previous semester.
6) Students who have completed all the courses listed in 2) above, but who are not certified will be
notified of the decision according to the time table described in 4) above. Such students who are not certified may appeal the decision. This appeal should describe any special circumstances which should be considered. A faculty committee will consider the appeal, the special circumstances described, and trends in the grades (e.g. trends in grades and/or withdrawals, typical course load attempted and typical course load completed) and make a final decision regarding certification. The appeal must be submitted within 2 weeks of the notification described in 4) above. The appeal will be considered and a decision made by July 1 and February 15.
7) Students who are deficient under the University’s Educational Policies and Procedures are subject to decertification. Recertification will be granted only under rare, extenuating conditions.
First Year
First TermHours
CHEM 105 [PSCI]4
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
ENGR 12012
MATH 171 [QUAN]4
Second TermHours
BIO ENG 1401
BIOLOGY 107 [BSCI]4
CHEM 1064
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MATH 1724
Second Year
First TermHours
BIO ENG 2051
CHE 2013
Humanities [HUM]3
MATH 2202
MATH 2732
PHYSICS 2014
Second TermHours
BIO ENG 2102
CE 2113
MATH 3153
PHYSICS 2024
STAT 370 or 4233
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
BIO ENG 3103
BIO ENG 3213
BIO ENG 322 [M]1
BIO ENG 3503
E E 2613
Second TermHours
BIO ENG 3303
BIO ENG 3404
Bioengineering elective23
Diversity [DIVR]3
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]3
Fourth Year
First TermHours
BIO ENG 410 [M]3
BIO ENG 4404
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
Technical electives36
Second TermHours
BIO ENG 411 [CAPS]3
Bioengineering electives23
Technical electives36
Elective1
Complete BIO ENG Exit Interview

Footnotes

13 credit 300-400-level engineering course may be substituted for ENGR 120 by approval of advisor.
26 credits of electives must have a BIO ENG subject, selected from the following: BIO ENG 425, 455, 476, or 481.
312 credits of electives may be either BIO ENG courses (not used to fulfill Bioengineering elective requirements) from Footnote 2, or other relevant engineering or science courses from the following: BIO ENG 488, 495, 499; BIOLOGY 106, 251, 301, 315, 340, 352, 353, 494; CE 315, 463; CHE 301, 334, 475, 476; CHEM 345, 348, 370; CPT S 121; E E 262; MBIOS 301, 303, 304, 305, 306, 401, 413, 414, 426, 465, 478; ME 116, 212, 216, 301, 303, 310, 311, 401, 472, 473; MSE 201, 302, 401, 402, 403, 406, 413; NEUROSCI 301, 302, 305, 403 [M], 404, 425, 426, 430 [M]; PHIL 365; PHYSICS 466.

Bioengineering, Pre-Med Option(127 Hours)

Students who plan to pursue pre-med studies should consult their advisor for further information about appropriate courses.

Criteria for Certification – Bioengineering Program
1) In March of each year, the faculty of the School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering will establish the total number of students (June and January) to be certified into the Bioengineering program.
2) Each student will be considered for certification during the semester after she/he has completed all of the following courses: MATH 171, MATH 172, CHEM 105, CHEM 106, BIOLOGY 107, PHYSICS 201, CHE 201.
3) To be certified, each student must meet the following minimum standards:
a. 2.0 cumulative GPA.
b. A “C” grade or better in each of the courses listed in 2) above.
c. Complete at least one term of coursework at WSU as a full-time student.
d. Students must be in good academic standing (semester GPA 2.00 or higher) at the time they are being considered for certification.
4) Certification decisions will be made at the end of Fall and Spring semesters, and those being certified at the end of Spring semester will be notified by June 1, while those being certified at the end of Fall semester will be notified by January 15.
5) If the number of students seeking certification exceeds the program capacity, as determined in 1) above, additional criteria will be used to select those who are certified. Those criteria include: (a) average GPA received in the courses listed in 2) above; (b) average GPA earned in all the engineering/math/science courses which have already been completed; and (c) the GPA earned during the previous semester.
6) Students who have completed all the courses listed in 2) above, but who are not certified will be notified of the decision according to the time table described in 4) above. Such students who are not certified may appeal the decision. This appeal should describe any special circumstances which should be considered. A faculty committee will consider the appeal, the special circumstances described, and trends in the grades (e.g. trends in grades and/or withdrawals, typical course load attempted and typical course load completed) and make a final decision regarding certification. The appeal must be submitted within 2 weeks of the notification described in 4) above. The appeal will be considered and a decision made by July 1 and February 15.
7) Students who are deficient under the University’s Educational Policies and Procedures are subject to decertification. Recertification will be granted only under rare, extenuating conditions.
First Year
First TermHours
CHEM 105 [PSCI]4
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
ENGR 12012
MATH 171 [QUAN]4
Second TermHours
BIO ENG 1401
BIOLOGY 107 [BSCI]4
CHEM 1064
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MATH 1724
Second Year
First TermHours
BIO ENG 2051
BIOLOGY 1064
CHE 2013
MATH 2202
MATH 2732
PHYSICS 2014
Second TermHours
BIO ENG 2102
CE 2113
MATH 3153
PHYSICS 2024
STAT 370 or 4233
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
BIO ENG 3103
BIO ENG 3213
BIO ENG 322 [M]1
CHEM 3454
E E 2613
MBIOS 3014
Second TermHours
BIO ENG 3303
BIO ENG 3404
CHEM 3484
MBIOS 303 or CHEM 3704
Fourth Year
First TermHours
BIO ENG 3503
BIO ENG 410 [M]3
BIO ENG 4404
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
Diversity [DIVR]3
Second TermHours
BIO ENG 411 [CAPS]3
Bioengineering Electives26
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]3
Humanities [HUM]3
Complete BIO ENG Exit Interview

Footnotes

13 credit 300-400 level engineering course may be substituted for ENGR 120 by approval of advisor.
26 credits of electives must have a BIO ENG subject, selected from the following: BIO ENG 425, 455, 476, or 481.

Chemical Engineering - General(127 Hours)

At least 66 of the total hours required for this degree must be in 300-400-level courses.

Criteria for Certification – Chemical Engineering Program
1) In September of each year, the faculty of the School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering will establish the total number of students (June and January) to be certified into the chemical engineering program.
2) Each student will be considered for certification during the semester after she/he has completed all of the following courses: MATH 171, MATH 172, MATH 273; CHEM 105, CHEM 106, CHEM 345, PHYSICS 201, CHE 201.
3) To be certified, each student must meet the following minimum standards:
a. 2.0 cumulative GPA.
b. A “C” grade or better in each of the courses listed in 2) above.
c. Be in good academic standing (semester GPA 2.00 or higher) at the time they are being considered for certification.
4) Certification decisions will be made at the end of Fall and Spring semesters, and those being certified at the end of Spring semester will be notified by June 1, while those being certified at the end of Fall semester will be notified by January 15.
5) If the number of students seeking certification exceeds the program capacity, as determined in 1) above, additional criteria will be used to select those who are certified. Those criteria include: (a) average GPA received in the courses listed in 2) above; (b) average GPA earned in all the engineering/math/science courses which have already been completed; and (c) the GPA earned during the previous semester.
6) Students who have completed all the courses listed in 2) above, but who are not certified will be notified of the decision according to the time table described in 4) above. Such students who are not certified may appeal the decision. This appeal should describe any special circumstances which should be considered. A faculty committee will consider the appeal, the special circumstances described, and trends in the grades (e.g. trends in grades and/or withdrawals, typical course load attempted and typical course load completed) and make a final decision regarding certification. The appeal must be submitted within 2 weeks of the notification described in 4) above. The appeal will be considered and a decision made by July 1 and February 15.
7) Students who are deficient under the University’s Educational Policies and Procedures are subject to decertification. Recertification will be granted only under rare, extenuating conditions.
First Year
First TermHours
CHEM 105 [PSCI]4
Diversity [DIVR]3
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MATH 171 [QUAN]4
Second TermHours
BIOLOGY 106 [BSCI], 107 [BSCI], or 110 [BSCI]3 or 4
CHE 1102
CHEM 1064
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MATH 1724
Second Year
First TermHours
CHE 2013
CHEM 3454
Humanities [HUM]3
MATH 2732
PHYSICS 2014
Second TermHours
CHE 2113
CHEM 348 or MBIOS 303 4
MATH 2202
MATH 3153
PHYSICS 2024
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
CHE 3013
CHE 3103
CHEM 3313
CHEM 333 or 334 [M]1 or 2
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
Technical Elective13
Second TermHours
CHE 3213
CHE 3323
CHE 3343
CHE 3523
CHE 4981
STAT 4233
Fourth Year
First TermHours
CHE 432 [M]3
CHE 4413
CHE 4503
ENGLISH 402 [WRTG] [M]3
CHE Elective23
Second TermHours
CHE 433 [M]2
CHE 451 [M] [CAPS]3
CHE 4981
CHE Elective26
Technical Elective13
Exit Interview

Footnotes

1Technical Elective: Any 300-400-level BIO ENG, CHEM, CHE, CE, E E, ENGR, MATH, ME, MSE, or PHYSICS course as approved by advisor.
2CHE 461, 465, 475, 476, 481, 495, and 499. Of the total of 9 credits in chemical engineering electives, a cumulative total of only 3 credits is allowed in CHE 495 and 499 combined.

Courses

Bioengineering (BIO_ENG)

140 Introduction to Bioengineering 1 Seminar on current topics and issues in bioengineering; career options in bioengineering. Typically offered Spring. S, F grading.

205 Bioengineering Professional Preparation and Ethics 1 Professional preparation for careers in bioengineering; ethical, social, and professional issues in bioengineering. Typically offered Fall. S, F grading.

210 Bioengineering Analysis 2 (1-3) Course Prerequisite: CHE 201 with a C or better; MATH 220 or concurrent enrollment. Analytical problem solving, modeling and computer methods for bioengineering applications. Typically offered Spring and Summer.

310 Introduction to Transport Processes 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 201 with a C or better; MATH 315 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; certified major in Chemical Engineering or Bioengineering. Fundamentals of the phenomena governing the transport of momentum, energy, and mass. (Crosslisted course offered as CHE 310, BIO ENG 310).

321 Mechanics of Biological Materials 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 211 with a C or better; certified major in Bioengineering. Mechanical behavior of biological and engineering materials; relationships between external loads and internal stresses and strains within a structure. Typically offered Fall.

322 [M] Mechanics of Biological Materials Lab 1 (0-3) Course Prerequisite: BIO ENG 321 or concurrent enrollment; and STAT 370 or concurrent enrollment or STAT 423 or concurrent enrollment; certified major in Bioengineering. Laboratory experiments focused on mechanics of biological and engineering materials; experimental design and statistical analysis of data; scientific writing. Typically offered Fall.

330 Bioinstrumentation 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: E E 261 with a C or better; certified major in Bioengineering. Principles of instrumentation applicable to bioengineering systems; experimental design for measurement systems. Typically offered Spring.

340 Unified Systems Bioengineering I 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: BIO ENG 210 or concurrent enrollment; E E 261 with a C or better; certified major in Bioengineering. Foundation for dynamic modeling and design of physiological systems; part one of two-semester course. Typically offered Spring.

350 Introduction to Cellular Bioengineering 3 Course Prerequisite: MATH 315 with a C or better; certified major in Bioengineering. Integrating cellular biology and engineering science by applying quantitative engineering principles for development of cellular-based materials, diagnostic devices and sensor designs. Typically offered Fall.

410 [M] Bioengineering Capstone Project I 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: BIO ENG 321 with a C or better; BIO ENG 322 with a C or better; BIO ENG 330 with a C or better; BIO ENG 340 with a C or better. Part I of capstone engineering design project; customer needs, design requirements, conceptual design, business assessment, project proposal, and presentation. Typically offered Fall.

411 [CAPS] Bioengineering Capstone Project II 3 (2-2) Course Prerequisite: BIO ENG 410 with a C or better; senior standing. Detailed design and business case for a biological engineering-related process, machine, structure, or system. Recommended preparation: ECONS 101 or 102. Typically offered Spring.

425 Biomechanics 3 Course Prerequisite: BIO ENG 321 with a C or better or CE 215 with a C or better; MATH 315 with a C or better. Methods for analysis of rigid body and deformable mechanics; application to biological tissue, especially bone, cartilage, ligaments, tendon and muscle. (Crosslisted course offered as BIO ENG 425/525, ME 525). Credit not granted for more than one of BIO ENG 425, BIO ENG 525, or ME 525. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Spring.

435 Bioelectric Phenomena and Devices 3 Course Prerequisite: E E 261 or 304; junior standing. The electrophysiology of excitable tissues (neurons and muscle) and human health applications involving recording activity or stimulating these tissues. Engineering principles are integrated with neural physiology for design and analysis of biomedical devices. Typically offered Even Years - Spring.

440 Unified Systems Bioengineering II 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: BIO ENG 210 with a C or better; BIO ENG 340 with a C or better. Continuation of BIO ENG 340; emphasis on feedback control system analysis and design, with examples from physiological systems. Typically offered Fall.

455 Metabolic Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: BIO ENG 210 or CHE 211; CHE 201; MATH 220; MATH 315. Understanding metabolic properties of organisms such that cells can be modified for use as biochemical plants to produce desired bioproducts. (Crosslisted course offered as BIO ENG 455, CHE 474). Typically offered Fall.

476 Biomedical Engineering Principles 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 310 with a C or better. The application of chemical engineering principles to biomedical processes. (Crosslisted course offered as CHE 476, BIO ENG 476.)

481 Advanced Topics in Bioengineering V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: Junior standing; instructor permission. Advanced topics in bioengineering. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

488 Professional Practice Coop/Internship I V 1-2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Practicum for students admitted to the VCEA Professional Practice and Experiential Learning Program; integration of coursework with on-the-job professional experience. (Crosslisted course offered as ENGR 488, BIO ENG 488, CHE 488, CE 488, CPT S 488, E E 488, ME 488, MSE 488, SDC 488). Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

495 Internship in Bioengineering V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: BIO ENG 205; junior standing; instructor permission. Work experience related to academic learning. Typically offered Fall and Summer. S, F grading.

499 Special Problems in Bioengineering V 1-4 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; instructor permission. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

525 Biomechanics 3 Methods for analysis of rigid body and deformable mechanics; application to biological tissue, especially bone, cartilage, ligaments, tendon and muscle. (Crosslisted course offered as BIO ENG 425/525, ME 525). Credit not granted for more than one of BIO ENG 425, BIO ENG 525, or ME 525. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Spring.

541 Systems Bioengineering 3 Physiological systems emphasizing the cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, endocrine, musculoskeletal, nervous and sensory systems. Typically offered Spring.

550 Cellular Bioengineering 3 Cellular biology integrated with engineering science; cellular phenomena from an engineering perspective; quantitative engineering principles for cellular-based materials, diagnostic devise and sensor designs. Typically offered Fall.

Chemical Engineering (CHE)

Only certified chemical engineering majors may enroll in upper-division (300-400-level) CHE courses. Exemptions must be made with permission of the director of the school.

110 Introduction to Chemical Engineering 2 Course Prerequisite: CHEM 105 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; MATH 171 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment. Introduction to chemical engineering, development of problem solving skills. Typically offered Spring.

201 Chemical Process Principles and Calculations 3 Course Prerequisite: CHEM 106 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment, or CHEM 331, CHEM 345, or CHEM 348; MATH 172 or 182 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment, or MATH 273 or MATH 315. Fundamental concepts of chemical engineering; problem-solving techniques and applications in stoichiometry, material and energy balances, and phase equilibria. Typically offered Fall and Summer.

211 Process Simulation 3 Course Prerequisite: MATH 315 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment. Computer solutions to problems in chemical engineering processing. Typically offered Spring and Summer.

301 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 201 with a C or better; CHEM 331 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; certified Chemical Engineering major. Basic concepts and laws; property relationships; compression and liquefaction; phase equilibria; reaction equilibria; applications in stagewise processing. Typically offered Fall.

310 Introduction to Transport Processes 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 201 with a C or better; MATH 315 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; certified major in Chemical Engineering or Bioengineering. Fundamentals of the phenomena governing the transport of momentum, energy, and mass. (Crosslisted course offered as CHE 310, BIO ENG 310). Typically offered Fall.

310 (Effective through Summer 2017) Introduction to Transport Processes 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 201 with a C or better; MATH 315 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; certified major in Chemical Engineering or Bioengineering. Fundamentals of the phenomena governing the transport of momentum, energy, and mass. Typically offered Fall.

321 Kinetics and Reactor Design 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 301 with a C or better; CHEM 331 with a C or better; MATH 315 with a C or better; certified Chemical Engineering major. Chemical reaction kinetics applied to the design of reactors, non-ideal flow, mixing, catalysis. Typically offered Spring.

332 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 310 with a C or better; certified Chemical Engineering major. Design calculations, operations, and evaluation of equipment used in fluid flow, heat transfer, and evaporation. Typically offered Spring.

334 Chemical Engineering Separations 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 301 with a C or better; CHE 310 with a C or better; CHE 332 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; certified Chemical Engineering major. Design and evaluation of equipment used in continuous contacting. Typically offered Spring.

352 Chemical Process Safety 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 301 with a C or better; CHE 332 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; certified major in Chemical Engineering. Introduction to technical fundamentals of chemical process safety. Typically offered Spring.

398 (Effective through Summer 2017) Technical Seminar 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hours. Course Prerequisite: Certified Chemical Engineering major; junior standing. May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hours. Typically offered Fall and Spring. S, F grading.

432 [M] Chemical Engineering Lab I 3 (1-6) Course Prerequisite: CHE 321 with a C or better; CHE 332 with a C or better; CHE 334 with a C or better; CHE 352 with a C or better. Statistical design and analysis of experiments; safety; experiments in heat and mass transfer; separations, other unit operations, kinetics, control; technical reports and presentations. Typically offered Fall.

433 [M] Chemical Engineering Lab II 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 hours. Course Prerequisite: CHE 432 with a C or better. Laboratory experiments in heat and mass transfer; separations, other unit operations, kinetics, control; design calculations; technical reports and presentations. Typically offered Spring.

441 Process Control 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 211 with a C or better, or CHE 310 with a C or better. Measuring instruments, automatic control, process and instrument characteristics and theory applied to industrial control problems. Typically offered Fall.

450 Chemical Process Analysis and Design I 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 321 with a C or better; CHE 332 with a C or better; CHE 334 with a C or better; CHE 352 with a C or better. Chemical engineering design; computer tools; safety and environmental constraints; cost and equipment optimization. Typically offered Fall.

451 [CAPS] [M] Chemical Process Analysis and Design II 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 450 with a C or better. Development, design, and economic evaluation of chemical and related processes as practiced in industry. Typically offered Spring.

461 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: MATH 315; certified major in engineering or physical sciences; senior standing. Applied nuclear physics; application to the nuclear fuel cycle and nuclear reactor core design; nuclear reactor systems and safety. (Crosslisted course offered as ME 461, CHE 461). Typically offered Fall.

462 Applied Electrochemistry 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 301 with a C or better; CHE 310 with a C or better; CHE 321 with a C or better; CHEM 331 with a C or better; certified major in Chemical Engineering. Thermodynamics, kinetics, and transport processes that occur in a simple model electrochemical system and how to apply them into more complicated real systems. Typically offered Spring.

465 Integrated Envirochemical Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 321 with a C or better; CHE 334 with a C or better. Application of chemical engineering principles in assessment and remediation of industrial problems in air pollution, water pollution, and solid and hazardous waste. Typically offered Spring.

474 Metabolic Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: BIO ENG 210 or CHE 211; CHE 201; MATH 220; MATH 315. Understanding metabolic properties of organisms such that cells can be modified for use as biochemical plants to produce desired bioproducts. (Crosslisted course offered as BIO ENG 455, CHE 474). Typically offered Fall.

475 Introduction to Biochemical Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 321 with a C or better; CHE 332 with a C or better. Application of chemical engineering principles to the processing of biological and biochemical materials. Typically offered Fall.

476 Biomedical Engineering Principles 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 310 with a C or better. The application of chemical engineering principles to biomedical processes. (Crosslisted course offered as CHE 476, BIO ENG 476.) Typically offered Spring.

481 Special Topics in Chemical Engineering V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Interfacial phenomena, high temperature material processing, catalysis, biofilms, environmental technology, oil production, integrated circuit manufacturing, in situ destruction of hazardous waste. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

485 Interfacial Phenomena 3 Chemical and physical nature of the interface including the molecular basis for interfacial forces and resulting macroscopic phenomena. Credit not granted for both CHE 485 and 585. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Spring.

488 Professional Practice Coop/Internship I V 1-2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Practicum for students admitted to the VCEA Professional Practice and Experiential Learning Program; integration of coursework with on-the-job professional experience. (Crosslisted course offered as ENGR 488, BIO ENG 488, CHE 488, CE 488, CPT S 488, E E 488, ME 488, MSE 488, SDC 488). Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

495 Chemical Engineering Internship 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 hours. Students work full time in engineering assignments in approved industries with prior approval of advisor and industrial supervisor. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

498 Technical Seminar 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hours. Course Prerequisite: Certified major in Chemical Engineering. Typically offered Spring. S, F grading.

498 (Effective through Fall 2017) Technical Seminar 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hours. Course Prerequisite: Certified major in Chemical Engineering. Typically offered Fall and Spring. S, F grading.

498 (Effective through Summer 2017) Technical Seminar 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hours. Course Prerequisite: Certified major in Chemical Engineering; senior standing. Typically offered Fall and Spring. S, F grading.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; instructor permission. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

510 Transport Processes 3 Transport of mass, energy, and momentum; unsteady and steady states as applied to chemical processing; macroscopic and microscopic analyses. Typically offered Fall. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

527 Chemical Thermodynamics 3 Thermodynamic laws for design and optimization of thermodynamic systems, equations of state, properties of ideal and real fluids and fluid mixtures, stability, phase equilibrium, chemical equilibrium; applications of thermodynamic principles. Typically offered Fall. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

529 Chemical Engineering Kinetics 3 Interpretation of kinetic data and design of nonideal chemical reactors; fundamentals of heterogeneous catalysis, catalyst preparation, characterization, and theory. Typically offered Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

541 Chemical Engineering Analysis 3 Mathematical analysis of chemical engineering operations and processes; mathematical modeling and computer application. Typically offered Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

549 Biochemical Conversion Laboratory 2 (1-3) Analytical techniques in biomass characterization; bioproduct/biofuel production from renewable biomass including biochemical processes. Typically offered Spring.

560 Biochemical Engineering 3 Chemical engineering applied to biological systems; fermentation processes, biochemical reactor design, downstream processing, transport phenomena in biological systems, biochemical technology. Typically offered Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

574 Protein Biotechnology 3 Biotechnology related to the isolation, modification and large scale commercial production, patenting and marketing of useful recombinant proteins and products. (Crosslisted course offered as MBIOS 574, CHE 574). Recommended preparation: MBIOS 513. Typically offered Even Years - Spring.

581 Advanced Topics in Chemical Engineering V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Filtration, reaction engineering, two-phase flow, non-Newtonian fluids, interfacial phenomena, fluidization, novel separations, biomedical engineering. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

585 Interfacial Phenomena 3 Chemical and physical nature of the interface including the molecular basis for interfacial forces and resulting macroscopic phenomena. Credit not granted for both CHE 485 and 585. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Spring.

596 Research Methods and Presentation I 2 Establish sound practices for graduate research and presentation of results; techniques used for performing through literature searching and establishing and testing research hypotheses. Typically offered Fall.

597 Research Methods and Presentation II 2 Establishing sound practices for presentation of research programs and research results. Typically offered Spring.

598 Research Seminar 1 May be repeated for credit. Seminar presentations on current topics in chemical engineering research. Typically offered Fall and Spring. S, F grading.

700 Master's Research, Thesis, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their master's research, thesis and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 700 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

702 Master's Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master's degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the Chemical Engineering or Engineering Science PhD program. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

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