Chemical Engineering (BS): Biomanufacturing Sciences Concentration

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The Biomanufacturing Sciences Concentration provides students with the knowledge base and hands-on skills that prepare them to quickly contribute to a biomanufacturing operation. Pharmaceuticals, vaccines, enzymes, and bio-fuels are example products. Students completing this concentration also fulfill the requirements for a Minor in Biomanufacturing.

Plan Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
CH 101
Chemistry - A Molecular Science 1
or General Chemistry I for Students in Chemical Sciences
3
CH 102
General Chemistry Laboratory 1
or General Chemistry Laboratory I for Students in Chemical Sciences
1
E 101 Introduction to Engineering & Problem Solving 2 1
E 115 Introduction to Computing Environments 1
MA 141 Calculus I 1 4
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research 2 4
 Hours14
Spring Semester
CH 201
Chemistry - A Quantitative Science 2
or General Chemistry II for Students in Chemical Sciences
3
CH 202
Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory 2
or General Chemistry Laboratory II for Students in Chemical Sciences
1
MA 241 Calculus II 4
PY 205
PY 206
Physics for Engineers and Scientists I
and Physics for Engineers and Scientists I Laboratory 1
4
Select one of the following Economics Courses: 3
Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics  
Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics  
Principles of Microeconomics  
Fundamentals of Economics  
E 102 Engineering in the 21st Century 2
 Hours17
Second Year
Fall Semester
CH 221
Organic Chemistry I 2
or Organic Chemistry I for Students in Chemical Sciences
3
CH 222
Organic Chemistry I Lab 2
or Organic Chemistry Laboratory I for Students in Chemical Sciences
1
CHE 205 Chemical Process Principles 2 4
MA 242 Calculus III 2 4
PY 208
PY 209
Physics for Engineers and Scientists II
and Physics for Engineers and Scientists II Laboratory
4
BEC 220 Introduction to Drug Development and Careers in Biomanufacturing 1
 Hours17
Spring Semester
CH 223
Organic Chemistry II
or Organic Chemistry II for Students in Chemical Sciences
3
CH 224
Organic Chemistry II Lab
or Organic Chemistry Laboratory II for Students in Chemical Sciences
1
CHE 225 Introduction to Chemical Engineering Analysis 2 3
MA 341 Applied Differential Equations I 2 3
BIO 183 Introductory Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology 4
 Hours14
Third Year
Fall Semester
CHE 311 Transport Processes I 2 3
CHE 315 Chemical Process Thermodynamics 2 3
BCH 451 Principles of Biochemistry 4
BEC 425 Molecular Biology for Biomanufacturing 2
BEC 463 Fermentation of Recombinant Microorganisms 2
 Hours14
Spring Semester
CHE 312 Transport Processes II 3
CHE 316 Thermodynamics of Chemical and Phase Equilibria 3
BBS 426 Upstream Biomanufacturing Laboratory 2
BEC 330 Principles and Applications of Bioseparations 2
 Hours10
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
CHE 395 Professional Development Seminar 1
CHE 446 Design and Analysis of Chemical Reactors 3
CHE 450 Chemical Engineering Design I 3
BEC 436 Introduction to Downstream Process Development 2
BEC 480
cGMP Fermentation Operations
or cGMP Downstream Operations
2
 Hours11
Spring Semester
CHE 448 Bioreactor Design 2
CHE 435 Process Systems Analysis and Control 3
CHE 451 Chemical Engineering Design II 3
Biomanufacturing Elective 2
Bioethics Elective 3
 Hours13
 Total Hours110
GEP Courses
GEP Humanities6
GEP Social Sciences3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies2
GEP Additional Breadth (Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts)3
GEP U.S. Diversity (verify requirement)
GEP Global Knowledge (verify requirement)
Foreign Language Proficiency (verify requirement)
Free Electives
Free Electives (12 Hr S/U Lmt) 13
Total Hours17

Biomanufacturing Electives

BEC 445Cell Line Development for Biomanufacturing2
or BEC 545 Cell Line Development for Biomanufacturing
BEC 462Fundamentals of Bio-Nanotechnology3
BEC 475Global Regulatory Affairs for Medical Products3
or BEC 575 Global Regulatory Affairs for Medical Products
BEC 480cGMP Fermentation Operations2
or BEC 580 cGMP Fermentation Operations
BEC 483Tissue Engineering Technologies2
or BME 483 Tissue Engineering Technologies
BEC 485cGMP Downstream Operations2
or BEC 585 cGMP Downstream Operations
BEC 488Animal Cell Culture Engineering2
BEC 497Biomanufacturing Research Projects1-3

Bioethics Electives 

IDS 201Environmental Ethics3
IDS 303Humans and the Environment3
NR 303Humans and the Environment3
PHI 325Bio-Medical Ethics3
STS 302Contemporary Science, Technology and Human Values3
STS 304Ethical Dimensions of Progress3
STS 325Bio-Medical Ethics3

Semester Sequence

This is a sample.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
CH 101
Chemistry - A Molecular Science 1
or General Chemistry I for Students in Chemical Sciences
3
CH 102
General Chemistry Laboratory 1
or General Chemistry Laboratory I for Students in Chemical Sciences
1
E 101 Introduction to Engineering & Problem Solving 1 1
E 115 Introduction to Computing Environments 1
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research 1 4
MA 141 Calculus I 4
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
 Hours15
Spring Semester
CH 201
Chemistry - A Quantitative Science 2
or General Chemistry II for Students in Chemical Sciences
3
CH 202
Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory
or General Chemistry Laboratory II for Students in Chemical Sciences
1
MA 241 Calculus II 1 4
PY 205 Physics for Engineers and Scientists I 1 3
PY 206 Physics for Engineers and Scientists I Laboratory 1 1
E 102 Engineering in the 21st Century 2
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
 Hours15
Second Year
Fall Semester
BEC 220 Introduction to Drug Development and Careers in Biomanufacturing 1
CH 221
Organic Chemistry I 2
or Organic Chemistry I for Students in Chemical Sciences
3
CH 222
Organic Chemistry I Lab
or Organic Chemistry Laboratory I for Students in Chemical Sciences
1
CHE 205 Chemical Process Principles 4
MA 242 Calculus III 4
PY 208 Physics for Engineers and Scientists II 3
PY 209 Physics for Engineers and Scientists II Laboratory 1
 Hours17
Spring Semester
BIO 183 Introductory Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology 4
CH 223
Organic Chemistry II
or Organic Chemistry II for Students in Chemical Sciences
3
CH 224
Organic Chemistry II Lab
or Organic Chemistry Laboratory II for Students in Chemical Sciences
1
CHE 225 Introduction to Chemical Engineering Analysis 2 3
MA 341 Applied Differential Equations I 2 3
Select one of the following: 3
Fundamentals of Economics  
Principles of Microeconomics  
Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics  
 Hours17
Third Year
Fall Semester
BCH 451 Principles of Biochemistry 4
BEC 425 Molecular Biology for Biomanufacturing 2
BEC 463 Fermentation of Recombinant Microorganisms 2
CHE 311 Transport Processes I 1 3
CHE 315 Chemical Process Thermodynamics 1 3
GEP Requirement 3
 Hours17
Spring Semester
BEC 426 Upstream Biomanufacturing Laboratory 2
BEC 330 Principles and Applications of Bioseparations 2
CHE 312 Transport Processes II 3
CHE 316 Thermodynamics of Chemical and Phase Equilibria 3
Free Elective 3
GEP Requirement 3
 Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
BEC 436 Introduction to Downstream Process Development 2
BEC 480
cGMP Fermentation Operations
or cGMP Downstream Operations
2
CHE 395 Professional Development Seminar 1
CHE 446 Design and Analysis of Chemical Reactors 3
CHE 450 Chemical Engineering Design I 3
GEP Requirement 3
 Hours14
Spring Semester
Biomanufacturing Elective 2
CHE 448 Bioreactor Design 2
CHE 435 Process Systems Analysis and Control 3
CHE 451 Chemical Engineering Design II 3
Bioethics Elective 3
GEP Requirement 3
 Hours16
 Total Hours127

Career Opportunities

Careers in chemical engineering are sometimes exciting, always demanding, and ultimately provide a sense of accomplishment and achievement. Graduates find employment in sub-disciplines such as production, technical service, sales, management and administration; research and development; and consulting and teaching. Students desiring careers in teaching, research, or consulting are encouraged to continue their education and pursue a graduate degree (consult the Graduate Catalog). The undergraduate curriculum also provides strong preparation for graduate study in a wide range of professional specialties, and chemical engineering graduates often pursue careers in the medical sciences, business management, and law.