Options

Bioengineering Option

Under this option, the required courses deal with the application of basic biological sciences and chemical engineering principles to the design and operation of large-scale bioprocesses for the production of high value medicinal products, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, biomedical, genetic engineering products, and health care products. The elective courses permit the student to study topics of special interest in more depth or gain a broader perspective in bioengineering or some closely related subjects such as biochemistry or biotechnology experience in manufacturing or research. Three courses are required, and a minimum of two additional courses of at least 3 credits each should be selected from the electives list. Students interested in the bioengineering option should declare their intention during the sophomore year to the department faculty. They may consult with Prof. Russell Carr.

Advisee Form (students who entered prior to fall 2010)

Advisee Form (students who entered in fall 2010)

Advisee Form (students who entered after fall 2011)

Required Courses

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
CHE   761   Biochemical Engineering   4  
CHE   762   Biomedical Engineering   4  
CHE 651 Biomanufacturing 4
Total       12

Elective Courses

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
CHE   695   Chemical Engineering Project   3-4  
CHE   696   Independent Study   3-4  
BMCB   750   Physical Biochemistry   3  
BMCB 751 Prinicples of Biochemistry    3
BMCB 794 Protein Structure and Function 4
MATH 740 Design of Experiments 4
Total       6-8  

Energy Option

This option covers the major areas of current interest in the energy field. The required courses provide students with a general background knowledge of fossil fuels, nuclear power, solar energy, and other alternative energy resources. The elective courses will permit the student to study topics of special interest in more depth or gain a broader perspective on energy and some closely related subjects. Three courses are required, and a minimum of two additional courses of at least three credits each should be selected from the electives list. Students interested in the energy option should declare their intention during the sophomore year to the department faculty. They may consult with Prof. Russell Carr.

Advisee Form (students who entered prior to fall 2010)

Advisee Form (students who entered in fall 2010)

Advisee Form (students who entered after fall 2011)

Required Courses

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
CHE   705   Natural and Synthetic Fossil Fuels   4  
CHE   712   Introduction to Nuclear Engineering   4  
CHE   761 Biochemical Engineering 4  
Total       12  

Elective Courses

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
CHE   695   Chemical Engineering Project   3-4  
CHE   696   Independent Study   3-4  
ENE   772   Physicochemical Processes for Water/Air Quality   4  
MATH 740 Design of Experiments 4
ME 705 Thermal Systems Analysis and Design 4
    Special Topics on Energy* 3-4
Total       6-8  

* This requires approval of the department - check with adviser. Courses offered in the past include Renewable Electrical Power, Renewable Energy and Peak Oil.

Environmental Engineering Option

The chemical engineering program, with its substantial requirements in chemistry, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, mass transfer, unit operations, and reaction kinetics, provides students with a unique preparation to deal with many aspects of environmental pollution problems. The option gives students a special focus on the application of chemical engineering principles and processes to the solution of problems relating to air pollution, water pollution, and the disposal of solid and hazardous waste. Three required courses must be selected, plus two electives from the electives list. Each course must carry a minimum of 3 credits. Students interested in the environmental engineering option should declare their intention during the sophomore year to the department faculty. They may consult with Prof. Russell Carr.

Advisee Form (students who entered in fall 2010)

Advisee Form (students who entered after fall 2011)

Required Courses

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
ENE   709   Fundamentals of Air Pollution and Its Control   4  
ENE   772   Physicochemical Processes for Water/Air   4  
ENE   742   Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering   3  
Total       11  

Elective Courses

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
CHE   695   Chemical Engineering Project   3-4  
CHE   696   Independent Study   3-4  
CHE   744   Corrosion   4  
ENE   746   Bioenvironmental Engineering Design   3  
ENE   749   Water Chemistry   4  
MATH 740 Design of Experiments 4
Total       6-8