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Last approved: Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:44:59 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:44:59 GMT

Change Type
BAE (Biological and Agricultural Engineering)
321
032296
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Bioprocessing Engineering Fundamentals
Biopro Engr Fund
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Biological and Agriculture Engineering (11BAE)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Mari S. Chinn
Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture2020NoN/A
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: BIO 181 or BIO 183; Corequisite: MAE 201
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
11BEBS-11BEBEPBiological Engineering: Bioprocess EngineeringRequired
For Engineering and non-Engineering students interested in processing, biotechnology and related disciplines, it is important to have an understanding of the basic principles behind process analysis, design and scale up. This course will provide an introduction to the interdisciplinary approach and engineering concepts behind the development of useful food, chemical, energy, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products through transformation of biological materials (bioprocessing). Some of the relevant topics covered include the fundamentals behind units, dimensions and engineering properties, stoichiometry, data analysis and statistics, mass and energy balances, rheology, mixing, heat and mass transfer, reaction kinetics and unit operations.

The proposed course will provide some of the introductory engineering concepts and fundamentals key to understanding and developing systems for transformation of biological materials to food, feed, chemicals, energy, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products.  The principles taught in this class will serve the educational needs and skill set development of engineering and non-engineering students interested in the interdisciplinary field of biotechnology, bioprocessing and biomanufacturing.  This course will be the introductory course to the bioprocess engineering concentration and provide the foundational engineering content early in the curriculum.  The content of this course will better prepare students to succeed in the specialization engineering courses: BAE 322 Food Process Engineering, BAE 425 Industrial Microbiology and Bioprocessing, and BAE 528 Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes.  The course should also help in mastering content presented in BAE 302 Transport Phenomena and enhance the overall experience in BAE 451/452 Capstone Senior Design Course Series. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
GEP Categories

Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

At this time of development, this course is not expected to require allocation of additional resources in faculty time, facilities or equipment. Existing resources will be reallocated.

This course is offered at the undergraduate level and is designed to provide a learning environment that is challenging, engaging, and fun to achieve the following:



  • Highlight process engineering principles involved in the production and recovery of commercial products

  • Foster the development of using a systematic approach to making engineering calculations and analyzing engineering problems

  • Development of quantitative, analytical and communications skills in processing and presenting data so it is useful in making decisions

  • Encourage critical and analytical thinking through reflective writing

  • Create awareness among students about the various opportunities available to add value to biological materials through bioprocessing through case studies and outside speakers


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students should be able to do the following things:



  • Apply variables in engineering calculations and manipulate unit conversions

  • Process data sets and make recommendations for analysis and presentation

  • Define the material and energy balances for a given system

  • Describe principles behind heat and mass transfer

  • Explain the concepts behind reaction kinetics and apply methods to quantify key parameters

  • Describe unit operations involved in transformation of biological materials

  • Discuss the opportunities available to them in the field of bioprocess engineering and speak to their personal value


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Homework20%n/a
Quiz5%n/a
Written Assignment15%n/a
Multiple exams40%n/a
Final Exam20%n/a

lamarcus (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:55:38 GMT): lamarcus: MAE 301 changed to MAE 201 with permission of Dr. Hale due to previously-approved renumbering.
hale (Fri, 04 Mar 2016 17:48:23 GMT): The attendance policy has been updated to remove references to parents and constituent services. - SAH
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