Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, BS

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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

As a chemical and biomolecular engineering major at the School of Engineering, you'll become part of a field that has contributed to the development of virtually every material common to modern life. Chemical and biomolecular engineers are involved with the production of plastics, pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, foodstuffs, synthetic rubber and rocket propellants. New technologies, from sensors to the production of bulk chemicals from renewable bio-resources, require the unique skills of chemical and biomolecular engineers.

The School of Engineering's Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering program is accredited by EAC of ABET (www.abet.org) and will provide you with a solid foundation in science and the engineering sciences. You will study advanced chemistry, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer, multi-stage separation processes and other related areas. You will also work with professors who are among the leading researchers in their field.

Graduates may choose from a wide range of activities, including research, process and product development, design and supervision of the construction and operation of industrial plants, technical sales and services, consulting, management and teaching. Opportunities in chemical and biomolecular engineering are virtually unlimited.

About the Program

The Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering program prepares graduates who:

  • apply their technical and communication skills to the pursuit of careers in the chemical, biochemical, energy and related industries or
  • pursue advanced study in graduate programs in chemical engineering and related fields, and in professional programs such as medicine, business, and law
  • creatively apply their knowledge and skills to a broad range of pursuits, taking into account the global, environmental, economic, safety, and ethical issues
  • work both independently and collaboratively to manage complex technical projects
  • advance and lead in their chosen field, continually improving their understanding and expertise through formal and informal education.

(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 multidisciplinary 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.


Curriculum

Design is essential to chemical and biomolecular engineering education and is incorporated into many courses. Generally, as you progress through the curriculum and learn more fundamental engineering science, your courses will involve more design components and more complex design problems.

Design elements are integral to many courses, which lead to the senior process-design courses. In these courses, you will design chemical and biomolecular processes that must include engineering, safety, and economic considerations. 


In addition to the Institute requirement of a 2.0 GPA or better for graduation, you also must meet the department’s academic standards in order to receive your degree. If you want to take senior-year courses, you must maintain a 2.5 GPA in the following courses, and you cannot fail the same course twice:

2 Credits Introduction to Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering CBE-UY1002
This course introduces the chemical and biomolecular engineering profession, its history and its career potential. The course containsselected topics on basic chemical and biomolecular engineering, plant visits, and seminars covering the full range of chemical and biomolecular engineering profession from
emerging areas to those found in more traditional positions.
Prerequisites: CM-UY 1004, EG-UY 1003 and First-year standing
4 Credits Analysis of Chemical and Biomolecular Processes CBE-UY2124
This course prepares students to formulate and solve material and energy balances on chemical and biomolecular process systems and lays the foundation for subsequent courses in thermodynamics, unit operations, kinetics and process dynamics, and control. The course introduces the fundamental engineering approach to problem solving: breaking down a process into its components, establishing the relations between known and unknown process variables, assembling the information needed to solve for the unknowns and, finally, obtaining the solution using relevant computational methods.
Prerequisites: CM-UY 1004 and MA-UY 1024 (B- or better).
3 Credits Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Thermodynamics CBE-UY3153
The course covers thermodynamics of flow systems. Topics include properties of fluids with advanced equations of state; properties of non-ideal mixtures; activity-coefficient models for non-electrolyte and electrolyte solutions; phase-equilibrium calculations at low and elevated pressures by computer procedures; and chemical reaction equilibria.
Prerequisites: CBE-UY 2124 and CM-UY 2614.
3 Credits Transport I CBE-UY3313
The course establishes fundamental concepts in momentum and mass transfer and their applications in chemical and biomolecular systems. Topics in Momentum Transfer include macroscopic (integral) balances on finite control volumes of fluids (determination of inflow, outflow quantities), and microscopic (differential) balances on infinitesimal volumes of fluids (determination of fluid-velocity profiles and pressure profiles). Topics in Mass Transfer include diffusion and convection with applications in separation processes and biomolecular systems.
Prerequisites: MA-UY 2132 or MA-UY 2034 and CBE-UY 2124.
3 Credits Kinetics and Reactor Design CBE-UY3223
This course provides the fundamentals of thermodynamics and kinetics of chemical and biomolecular reactions and the development of skills to analyzed and design reactor systems. Typical topics include homogeneous and heterogeneous reactors of various types, catalyzed and non-catalyzed reactors, and the design of single and cascaded chemical and bio-reactors.
Prerequisites: CBE-UY 3153, CBE-UY 3313.
3 Credits Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Separations CBE-UY3233
The course introduces processes for chemical and biomolecular separations. Topics include thermodynamics of separation processes, and the analysis and design of processes such as distillation, absorption, extraction and crystallization. Analytical and computer techniques are emphasized.
Prerequisites: CBE-UY 3153, CBE-UY 3313.
3 Credits Transport II CBE-UY3323
The course expands understanding in mass transfer, establishes fundamental concepts in heat transfer, and introduces engineering aspects of transport. Topics in Mass Transfer include diffusion-limited reactions with applications in biomolecular systems, transport in porous media, and mass transfer across membranes with applications in chemical and biomolecular systems. Topics in Heat Transfer include the basic mechanisms of conduction and convection. Topics in engineering aspects of transport include flow in closed conduits, heat-transfer equipment, and examples of simultaneous Heat and Mass Transfer.
Prerequisite: CBE-UY 3313.


2 Credits Introduction to Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering CBE-UY1002
This course introduces the chemical and biomolecular engineering profession, its history and its career potential. The course containsselected topics on basic chemical and biomolecular engineering, plant visits, and seminars covering the full range of chemical and biomolecular engineering profession from
emerging areas to those found in more traditional positions.
Prerequisites: CM-UY 1004, EG-UY 1003 and First-year standing
4 Credits Analysis of Chemical and Biomolecular Processes CBE-UY2124
This course prepares students to formulate and solve material and energy balances on chemical and biomolecular process systems and lays the foundation for subsequent courses in thermodynamics, unit operations, kinetics and process dynamics, and control. The course introduces the fundamental engineering approach to problem solving: breaking down a process into its components, establishing the relations between known and unknown process variables, assembling the information needed to solve for the unknowns and, finally, obtaining the solution using relevant computational methods.
Prerequisites: CM-UY 1004 and MA-UY 1024 (B- or better).
3 Credits Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Thermodynamics CBE-UY3153
The course covers thermodynamics of flow systems. Topics include properties of fluids with advanced equations of state; properties of non-ideal mixtures; activity-coefficient models for non-electrolyte and electrolyte solutions; phase-equilibrium calculations at low and elevated pressures by computer procedures; and chemical reaction equilibria.
Prerequisites: CBE-UY 2124 and CM-UY 2614.
3 Credits Transport I CBE-UY3313
The course establishes fundamental concepts in momentum and mass transfer and their applications in chemical and biomolecular systems. Topics in Momentum Transfer include macroscopic (integral) balances on finite control volumes of fluids (determination of inflow, outflow quantities), and microscopic (differential) balances on infinitesimal volumes of fluids (determination of fluid-velocity profiles and pressure profiles). Topics in Mass Transfer include diffusion and convection with applications in separation processes and biomolecular systems.
Prerequisites: MA-UY 2132 or MA-UY 2034 and CBE-UY 2124.
3 Credits Kinetics and Reactor Design CBE-UY3223
This course provides the fundamentals of thermodynamics and kinetics of chemical and biomolecular reactions and the development of skills to analyzed and design reactor systems. Typical topics include homogeneous and heterogeneous reactors of various types, catalyzed and non-catalyzed reactors, and the design of single and cascaded chemical and bio-reactors.
Prerequisites: CBE-UY 3153, CBE-UY 3313.
3 Credits Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Separations CBE-UY3233
The course introduces processes for chemical and biomolecular separations. Topics include thermodynamics of separation processes, and the analysis and design of processes such as distillation, absorption, extraction and crystallization. Analytical and computer techniques are emphasized.
Prerequisites: CBE-UY 3153, CBE-UY 3313.
3 Credits Transport II CBE-UY3323
The course expands understanding in mass transfer, establishes fundamental concepts in heat transfer, and introduces engineering aspects of transport. Topics in Mass Transfer include diffusion-limited reactions with applications in biomolecular systems, transport in porous media, and mass transfer across membranes with applications in chemical and biomolecular systems. Topics in Heat Transfer include the basic mechanisms of conduction and convection. Topics in engineering aspects of transport include flow in closed conduits, heat-transfer equipment, and examples of simultaneous Heat and Mass Transfer.
Prerequisite: CBE-UY 3313.
CBE-UY401X Please refer to the bulletin for more information
3 Credits Engineering Laboratory I CBE-UY4113
This course introduces the performance of experiments in unit operations, transport processes and unit processes. Students analyze and design experiments to meet stated objectives. Results are presented in written and oral form.
Prerequisite: CBE-UY 3233.
3 Credits Process Dynamics and Control CBE-UY4143
This course introduces system dynamics and process control. Dynamic models of chemical processes are developed. The design and tuning of feed-back and feed-forward controllers are discussed, and students are introduced to multiple input/multiple output systems and large system control issues.
Prerequisites: CBE-UY 3223.
3 Credits Chemical and Biomolecular Process Design I CBE-UY4163
This course provides the skills to synthesize and design chemical and biomolecular processes with considerations of site and process selections, process economics, construction materials, data requirements, and acquisition flow sheeting and subsystems. Students receive computer procedures and case studies to gain experience in process simulation and analysis.
Prerequisites: CBE-UY 3223.
3 Credits Polymeric Materials CBE-UY4173
The course examines processing, structure, properties and applications of polymers as engineering materials, including renewable-resource based biopolymers. Topics include fundamentals of processing-morphology/property correlations in materials, basic concepts of viscoelasticity, fracture behavior, and thermal and electrical properties of engineering polymeric materials.
Prerequisite: CBE-UY 3313 and CBE-UY 3223.
3 Credits Engineering Laboratory II CBE-UY4213
This course deals with continued experiments in unit operations, transport processes and process control. Students analyze and design experiments to meet stated objectives. Results are presented in writing and orally.
Prerequisites: CBE-UY 4113 and CBE-UY 4143.
3 Credits Chemical and Biomolecular Process Design II CBE-UY4263
This course provides the skills to optimally design industrial processes, synthesizing knowledge from previous chemical and biomolecular engineering courses. Students receive more advanced computer procedures and work on case studies to gain further experience in process simulation and analysis. Design projects are conducted in teams similar to those in industry.
Prerequisites: CBE-UY 4163 and CBE-UY 4143.
CBE-UY481X Please refer to the bulletin for more information
CBE-UY482X Please refer to the bulletin for more information
CBE-UY491X Please refer to the bulletin for more information
CBE-UY492X Please refer to the bulletin for more information
CBE-UY4954 Please refer to the bulletin for more information


Sample Course Schedule

This schedule lists specific courses you might take during your 4 years at the School of Engineering.


Fall Semester

4 Credits Calculus I for Engineers MA-UY1024
This course covers: Library of Functions, functions of one variable. Limits, derivatives of functions defined by graphs, tables and formulas, differentiation rules for power, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions, derivatives of trigonometric functions, the product and quotient rules, the chain rule, applications of the chain rule, maxima and minima, optimization. The definite integral, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and interpretations, theorems about definite integrals, anti-derivatives. MA-UY 1324 is for students who wish to take MA-UY 1024 but need more review of precalculus. MA-UY 1324 covers the same material as MA-UY 1024 but with more contact hours per week, incorporating a full discussion of the required precalculus topics.
Prerequisite: Placement Exam or MA-UY 912 or MA-UY 914 (with a grade of B or better). Corequisite: EX-UY 1
4 Credits General Chemistry for Engineers CM-UY1004
This is a one-semester introductory course in general chemistry. It covers chemical equations, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, gases, atomic and molecular structure, periodic table, chemical bonding, states of matter, chemical equilibrium, organic, inorganic and polymeric materials and electrochemistry.
Corequisite: EX-UY 1
EXPOS-UA1 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
3 Credits Introduction to Engineering and Design EG-UY1003
This course introduces selected aspects of the history, philosophy, methodology, tools and contemporary topics in engineering. Also included are basic engineering experimentation and data analysis, a team design project and analysis and presentation of engineering data and designs.
1 Credits Engineering and Technology Forum EG-UY1001
In this course the notion of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship (i2e) is introduced to the students’ educational experience. Students will be exposed to elements of a research-intensive institution and diverse research performed by leading engineers, scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs.

Spring Semester

4 Credits Calculus II for Engineers MA-UY1124
This course covers techniques of integration, introduction to ordinary differential equations, improper integrals, numerical methods of integration, applications of integration, sequences, series, power series, approximations of functions via Taylor polynomials, Taylor series, functions of two variables, graphs of functions of two variables, contour diagrams, linear functions, functions of three variables. MA-UY 1424 is for students who wish to take MA-UY 1124 but need more review of precalculus. MA-UY 1424 covers the same material as MA-UY 1124 but with more contact hours per week, incorporating a full discussion of the required precalculus topics.
Prerequisites: MA-UY 1022 (with a grade of B or better) or MA-UY 1024 or MA-UY 1324 (with a grade of B or better).
Corequisite: EX-UY 1.
4 Credits Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology BMS-UY1004
The course covers the fundamentals of biology. Topics: Physical, chemical and biochemical bases of life on various organizational levels, cellular morphology, complementarity of form and function, including reproduction, development and genetics.
2 Credits Introduction to Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering CBE-UY1002
This course introduces the chemical and biomolecular engineering profession, its history and its career potential. The course containsselected topics on basic chemical and biomolecular engineering, plant visits, and seminars covering the full range of chemical and biomolecular engineering profession from
emerging areas to those found in more traditional positions.
Prerequisites: CM-UY 1004, EG-UY 1003 and First-year standing
EXPOS-UA2 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
3 Credits Engineering Problem Solving and Programming CS-UY1133
This introductory course in engineering problem solving and computer programming is for all undergraduate engineering students without prior programming experience in any language. The course covers the fundamentals of computer programming and its underlying principles using the MATLAB programming language. Concepts and methods are illustrated by examples from various engineering disciplines. Useful numerical techniques and their applications to real-world problems in science and engineering are also discussed. ABET competencies: a, e, k.
Corequisite: EX-UY 1.


Fall Semester

4 Credits Linear Algebra and Differential Equations MA-UY2034
MA-UY 2034 is an introduction to ordinary differential equations and linear algebra. The course develops the techniques for the analytic and numeric solutions of ordinary differential equations (and systems) that are widely used in modern engineering and science. Linear algebra is used as a tool for solving systems of linear equations as well as for understanding the structure of solutions to linear (systems) of differential equations. Topics covered include the fundamental concepts of linear algebra such as Gaussian elimination, matrix theory, linear transformations, vector spaces, subspaces, basis, eigenvectors, eigenvalues and the diagonalization of matrices, as well as the techniques for the analytic and numeric solutions of ordinary differential equations (and systems) that commonly appear in modern engineering and science.
Prerequisite: MA-UY 1124, MA-UY 1424 or MA-UY 1132. Note: Not open to students who have taken MA-UY 3044 or MA-UY 3054 or MA-UY 3083 or MA-UY 4204.
3 Credits Mechanics PH-UY1013
This course is the first of a three-semester lecture sequence in general physics for science and engineering students. Motion of particles and systems of particles. One-dimensional motion. Vectors and two-dimensional motions. Forces and acceleration. Conservation of energy and momentum. Rotations. The free and driven harmonic oscillator. Gravitation. (This class meets four hours per week for lectures and recitation.)
Prerequisites: MA-UY 1024 or an approved equivalent. Corequisites: MA-UY 1124 or approved equivalent, and EX-UY 1
3 Credits Organic Chemistry I CM-UY2213
This course covers chemistry of organic molecules: structure, nomenclature, properties and reactions of carbon compounds with emphasis on aliphatic compounds. It also introduces reaction mechanisms and stereochemistry.
Prerequisite: CM-UY 1004 or CM-UY 1024 and EX-UY 1.
4 Credits Analysis of Chemical and Biomolecular Processes CBE-UY2124
This course prepares students to formulate and solve material and energy balances on chemical and biomolecular process systems and lays the foundation for subsequent courses in thermodynamics, unit operations, kinetics and process dynamics, and control. The course introduces the fundamental engineering approach to problem solving: breaking down a process into its components, establishing the relations between known and unknown process variables, assembling the information needed to solve for the unknowns and, finally, obtaining the solution using relevant computational methods.
Prerequisites: CM-UY 1004 and MA-UY 1024 (B- or better).

Spring Semester

4 Credits Calculus Iii: Multi-dimensional Calculus MA-UY2114
Vectors in the plane and space. Partial derivatives with applications, especially Lagrange multipliers. Double and triple integrals. Spherical and cylindrical coordinates. Surface and line integrals. Divergence, gradient, and curl. Theorems of Gauss and Stokes.
Prerequisite: MA-UY 1124 or MA-UY 1424 or MA-UY 1132.
4 Credits Physical Chemistry I CM-UY2614
This course covers chemical thermodynamics with applications to solutions, phase and chemical equilibria. Molecular motion and transport properties are also covered.
Prerequisites: CM-UY 1004 or CM-UY 1024 and MA-UY 1124 or MA-UY 1154 and PH-UY 1013.
3 Credits Organic Chemistry II CM-UY2223
This course continues CM-UY 2213 and emphasizes finding the principles of organic chemistry in industrial practice and biochemical mechanisms. It introduces instrumental methods of analysis and identification.
Prerequisite: CM-UY 2213. Co-requisite EX-UY 1
3 Credits Electricity, Magnetism, & Fluids PH-UY2023
This is the second course of a three-semester lecture sequence in general physics for science and engineering students. Fluids at rest and in motion. An introduction to electric and magnetic forces and fields. Electric charge density. Electric fields from simple charge distributions. Electric potential. Capacitance.
Magnetic forces. Magnetic field from a current loop. Inductance. Magnetism
in matter. Current and resistance. (This class meets four hours per week for lectures and recitation.)
Prerequisites: PH-UY 1013 and MA-UY 1124 or an approved equivalent. Co-requisite: PH-UY 2121 General Physics Laboratory I, and EX-UY 1
1 Credits General Physics Laboratory I PH-UY2121
PH-UY 2121 General Physics Laboratory I (0.5:1:0:1). An introductory level experimental course. Fundamental laboratory experiments in classical mechanics and electrostatics. Stresses basic experimental techniques, error analysis, and written presentation of experiment results. Experiments require progressively more detailed and sophisticated analysis. This laboratory class meets for three hours on alternate weeks.
Prerequisites: PH-UY 1013 and MA-UY 1124 or equivalent. Co-requisite: PH-UY 2023.


Fall Semester

4 Credits Biochemistry I CM-UY3314
This course surveys modern biochemistry and emphasizes current areas of research. Also covered are structure-function relationships in proteins; enzymes and their mechanisms of action; bioenergetics principles and energy production; and biochemical theories and techniques.
Prerequisites: CM-UY 2213 or CM-UY 2214 or CM-UY 2234 and CM-UY 2614 or CM-UY 2514 or instructor’s permission.
3 Credits Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Thermodynamics CBE-UY3153
The course covers thermodynamics of flow systems. Topics include properties of fluids with advanced equations of state; properties of non-ideal mixtures; activity-coefficient models for non-electrolyte and electrolyte solutions; phase-equilibrium calculations at low and elevated pressures by computer procedures; and chemical reaction equilibria.
Prerequisites: CBE-UY 2124 and CM-UY 2614.
3 Credits Transport I CBE-UY3313
The course establishes fundamental concepts in momentum and mass transfer and their applications in chemical and biomolecular systems. Topics in Momentum Transfer include macroscopic (integral) balances on finite control volumes of fluids (determination of inflow, outflow quantities), and microscopic (differential) balances on infinitesimal volumes of fluids (determination of fluid-velocity profiles and pressure profiles). Topics in Mass Transfer include diffusion and convection with applications in separation processes and biomolecular systems.
Prerequisites: MA-UY 2132 or MA-UY 2034 and CBE-UY 2124.
3 Credits Waves, Optics, & Thermodynamics PH-UY2033
This is the third course of a three-semester lecture sequence in general physics for science and engineering students. Water, sound and electromagnetic waves. Reflection, scattering and absorption. Standing waves and spectra. Superposition, diffraction and beats. Geometrical optics. Introduction to thermodynamics; temperature, heat, and entropy. (This class meets four hours per week for lectures and recitation.)
Prerequisites: PH-UY 2121 and PH-UY 2023. Co-requisites: PH-UY 2131, and EX-UY 1.
1 Credits General Physics Laboratory II PH-UY2131
PH 2131 General Physics Laboratory II (0.5:1:0:1). The second part of the introductory physics laboratory program. Fundamental laboratory experiments in E&M, waves, optics, and thermodynamics. Stresses experimental models and design, error and data analysis. This laboratory class meets for three hours on alternate weeks.
Prerequisites: PH-UY 2121 and PH-UY 2023. Corequisite: PH-UY 2033

HuSS elective

Spring Semester

3 Credits Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Separations CBE-UY3233
The course introduces processes for chemical and biomolecular separations. Topics include thermodynamics of separation processes, and the analysis and design of processes such as distillation, absorption, extraction and crystallization. Analytical and computer techniques are emphasized.
Prerequisites: CBE-UY 3153, CBE-UY 3313.
3 Credits Kinetics and Reactor Design CBE-UY3223
This course provides the fundamentals of thermodynamics and kinetics of chemical and biomolecular reactions and the development of skills to analyzed and design reactor systems. Typical topics include homogeneous and heterogeneous reactors of various types, catalyzed and non-catalyzed reactors, and the design of single and cascaded chemical and bio-reactors.
Prerequisites: CBE-UY 3153, CBE-UY 3313.
3 Credits Transport II CBE-UY3323
The course expands understanding in mass transfer, establishes fundamental concepts in heat transfer, and introduces engineering aspects of transport. Topics in Mass Transfer include diffusion-limited reactions with applications in biomolecular systems, transport in porous media, and mass transfer across membranes with applications in chemical and biomolecular systems. Topics in Heat Transfer include the basic mechanisms of conduction and convection. Topics in engineering aspects of transport include flow in closed conduits, heat-transfer equipment, and examples of simultaneous Heat and Mass Transfer.
Prerequisite: CBE-UY 3313.

HuSS elective
Engineering elective


Fall Semester

3 Credits Engineering Laboratory I CBE-UY4113
This course introduces the performance of experiments in unit operations, transport processes and unit processes. Students analyze and design experiments to meet stated objectives. Results are presented in written and oral form.
Prerequisite: CBE-UY 3233.
3 Credits Process Dynamics and Control CBE-UY4143
This course introduces system dynamics and process control. Dynamic models of chemical processes are developed. The design and tuning of feed-back and feed-forward controllers are discussed, and students are introduced to multiple input/multiple output systems and large system control issues.
Prerequisites: CBE-UY 3223.
3 Credits Chemical and Biomolecular Process Design I CBE-UY4163
This course provides the skills to synthesize and design chemical and biomolecular processes with considerations of site and process selections, process economics, construction materials, data requirements, and acquisition flow sheeting and subsystems. Students receive computer procedures and case studies to gain experience in process simulation and analysis.
Prerequisites: CBE-UY 3223.

HuSS elective
Free elective

Spring Semester

3 Credits Engineering Laboratory II CBE-UY4213
This course deals with continued experiments in unit operations, transport processes and process control. Students analyze and design experiments to meet stated objectives. Results are presented in writing and orally.
Prerequisites: CBE-UY 4113 and CBE-UY 4143.
3 Credits Polymeric Materials CBE-UY4173
The course examines processing, structure, properties and applications of polymers as engineering materials, including renewable-resource based biopolymers. Topics include fundamentals of processing-morphology/property correlations in materials, basic concepts of viscoelasticity, fracture behavior, and thermal and electrical properties of engineering polymeric materials.
Prerequisite: CBE-UY 3313 and CBE-UY 3223.
3 Credits Chemical and Biomolecular Process Design II CBE-UY4263
This course provides the skills to optimally design industrial processes, synthesizing knowledge from previous chemical and biomolecular engineering courses. Students receive more advanced computer procedures and work on case studies to gain further experience in process simulation and analysis. Design projects are conducted in teams similar to those in industry.
Prerequisites: CBE-UY 4163 and CBE-UY 4143.

HuSS elective
Engineering elective