Chemical and Biological Engineering

2017-2018

Program Description

The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, with tracks in Biological Engineering and Process Engineering.  

Generally, the fields of chemical and biological engineering are extremely broad, and encompass all technologies and industries where chemical processing is utilized in any form. Students with baccalaureate (BS) Chemical Engineering degrees from Mines can find employment in many diverse fields, including: advanced materials synthesis and processing, product and process research and development, food and pharmaceutical processing and synthesis, biochemical and biomedical materials and products, microelectronics manufacturing, petroleum and petrochemical processing, and process and product design. Students in the Biological or Process Engineering tracks take 12 credits of technical and chemical engineering electives designed to provide additional focus in these areas. Alternatively students can earn their degree without being in a track, customizing their electives without any restrictions.   

The practice of chemical engineering draws from the fundamentals of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Accordingly, undergraduate students must initially complete a program of study that stresses these basic fields of science. Chemical engineering coursework blends these four disciplines into a series of engineering fundamentals relating to how materials are produced and processed both in the laboratory and in large industrial-scale facilities. Courses such as fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, and chemical process control are at the heart of the chemical engineering curriculum at Mines. In addition, it is becoming increasingly important for engineers to understand how biological and microscopic, molecular-level properties can influence the macroscopic behavior of materials, biological, and chemical systems. This somewhat unique focus is first introduced at Mines through the physical and organic chemistry sequences, and the theme is continued and developed within the chemical engineering curriculum via material and projects introduced in advanced courses. Our undergraduate program at Mines is exemplified by intensive integration of computer-aided simulation and computer-aided process modeling in the curriculum and by our unique approach to teaching of the unit operations laboratory sequence. The unit operations lab course is offered only in the summer as a 6-week intensive session. Here, the fundamentals of heat, mass, and momentum transfer and applied thermodynamics are reviewed in a practical, applications-oriented setting. The important skills of teamwork, critical thinking, time management, and oral and written technical communications skills are also stressed in this course.

Facilities for the study of chemical and biological engineering at the Colorado School of Mines are among the best in the nation. Our modern in-house computer laboratories support nearly 70 workstations for students to use in completing their assigned coursework. In addition, specialized undergraduate laboratory facilities exist for studying polymer properties, measuring reaction kinetics, characterizing transport phenomena, and for studying several typical chemical unit operations. Our honors undergraduate research program is open to highly qualified students and provides our undergraduates with the opportunity to carry out independent research or to join a graduate research team. This program has been highly successful and our undergraduate chemical engineering students have won several national competitions and awards based on research conducted while pursuing their baccalaureate degrees. We also have a cooperative (Co-Op) education program in which students can earn course credit while gaining work experience in industry.

The programs leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering are both accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Primary Contact

Anne Messerli
303/273-3246
messerli@mines.edu

Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Engineering

Michael J. Kaufman

Professors

Andrew M. Herring

Carolyn A. Koh, William K. Coors Distinguished Chair of Chemical and Biological Engineering

David W. M. Marr

Colin A. Wolden, Interim Department Head

David T. W. Wu, by courtesy

Associate Professors

Sumit Agarwal

Moises A. Carreon

Keith B. Neeves

Amadeu K. Sum

Jennifer Wilcox

Ning Wu

Assistant Professors

Nanette R. Boyle

Kevin J. Cash

Diego A. Gómez-Gualdrón

Melissa D. Krebs

Joseph R. Samaniuk

Teaching Associate Professors

Jason C. Ganley, Assistant Department Head

Tracy Q. Gardner

Rachel M. Morrish

Cynthia L. Norrgran

John M. Persichetti

Charles R. Vestal

Teaching Assistant Professors

Michael D.M. Barankin

C. Joshua Ramey

Professor of Practice

John L. Jechura

Professors Emeriti

Robert M. Baldwin

Annette L. Bunge

James F. Ely, University Professor Emeritus

John O. Golden

J. Thomas McKinnon

Ronald L. Miller

E. Dendy Sloan, Jr., University Professor Emeritus

J. Douglas Way

Victor F. Yesavage

2017-2018

Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering)

In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives described in the Mines Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at Mines has established 3 program educational objectives for all of its graduates. Our graduates within 3 to 5 years of completing their degree will:

  • be in graduate school or in the workforce utilizing their education in chemical engineering fundamentals
  • be applying their knowledge of and skills in engineering fundamentals in conventional areas of chemical engineering and in contemporary and growing fields
  • have demonstrated both their commitment to continuing to develop personally and professionally and an appreciation for the ethical and social responsibilities associated with being an engineer and a world citizen

Combined Baccalaureate/Masters Degree Program

The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department offers the opportunity to begin work on a Master of Science (with or without thesis) degree while completing the requirements of the BS degree. These combined BS/MS degrees are designed to allow undergraduates engaged in research, or simply interested in furthering their studies beyond a BS degree, to apply their experience and interest to an advanced degree. Students may take graduate courses while completing their undergraduate degrees and count them towards their graduate degree. The requirements for the MS degree consist of the four core graduate courses:

CBEN507APPLIED MATHEMATICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING3.0
CBEN509ADVANCED CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS3.0
CBEN516TRANSPORT PHENOMENA3.0
CBEN518REACTION KINETICS AND CATALYSIS3.0
ELECTApproved Electives18.0
Total Semester Hrs30.0

It is expected that a student would be able to complete both degrees in 5 to 5 1/2 years. To take advantage of the combined program, students are encouraged to engage in research and take some graduate coursework during their senior year. The application process and requirements are identical to our normal MS degree programs. Applications may be completed online and require 3 letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and completion of the graduate record exam (GRE). For students who intend to begin the BS/MS program in Fall, applications are due by April 1st. The deadline is November 1st for students intending to enroll in the Spring semester. Students must have a GPA greater than 3.0 to be considered for the program. Interested students are encouraged to get more information from their advisor and/or the current faculty member in charge of Graduate Affairs.

Curriculum

The Chemical Engineering curriculum is structured according to the goals outlined above. Accordingly, the programs of study are organized to include 3 semesters of science and general engineering fundamentals followed by 5 semesters of chemical engineering fundamentals and applications.

A. Chemical Engineering Fundamentals

The following courses represent the basic knowledge component of the Chemical Engineering curriculum at Mines.

CBEN201MATERIAL AND ENERGY BALANCES3.0
CBEN307FLUID MECHANICS3.0
CBEN314CHEMICAL ENGINEERING HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER4.0
CBEN357CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS3.0
CBEN375CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SEPARATIONS3.0

B. Chemical Engineering Applications

The following courses are applications-oriented courses that build on the student’s basic knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals:

CBEN312UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY3.0
CBEN313UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY3.0
CBEN402CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN3.0
CBEN403PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL3.0
CBEN418KINETICS AND REACTION ENGINEERING3.0
Technical Electives for Chemical Engineering

C. Electives for Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering majors have elective credit requirements that may be fulfilled with several different courses. Technical Electives I and II are any upper division (300 level or higher) in any engineering or science designation.  Humanities and Economics courses do not fulfill this requirement with the exception of EBGN321. CBEN electives are courses offered by the CBE department with engineering content, one of the two required classes must be at the 400 level. Lastly one CBEN/CHGN elective is required at the 300 level or higher. Some or all of these electives may be grouped together to earn a specialty track in chemical engineering as described below.

D. Specialty Tracks in Chemical Engineering

NOTE:  Below is a suggested curriculum path.  Electives may be taken any time they fit into your schedule, but note that not all courses are offered all semesters.  Please refer to  http://chemeng.mines.edu/undergraduate_program.html for the most updated flowsheet.

Degree Requirements (Chemical Engineering)

Freshman
Fallleclabsem.hrs
CHGN121PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I  4.0
CSM101FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR  0.5
EPIC151INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN  3.0
LAIS100NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES  4.0
MATH111CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS I  4.0
PAGN ElectivePHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE  0.5
16.0
Springleclabsem.hrs
CBEN110FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I  4.0
CHGN122PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)  4.0
MATH112CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS II  4.0
PHGN100PHYSICS I - MECHANICS  4.5
PAGN ElectivePHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE  0.5
17.0
Sophomore
Fallleclabsem.hrs
CBEN210INTRO TO THERMODYNAMICS  3.0
CHGN221ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3.0 3.0
CHGN223ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY 3.01.0
MATH213CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS III4.0 4.0
PHGN200PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND OPTICS3.53.04.5
PAGN ElectivePHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE  0.5
16.0
Springleclabsem.hrs
CBEN200COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING  3.0
CBEN201MATERIAL AND ENERGY BALANCES  3.0
CHGN222ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II3.0 3.0
EBGN201PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS3.0 3.0
MATH225DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS3.0 3.0
PAGN ElectivePHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE  0.5
15.5
Junior
Fallleclabsem.hrs
CBEN307FLUID MECHANICS  3.0
CBEN357CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS  3.0
CHGN351PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE I3.03.04.0
LAIS200HUMAN SYSTEMS  3.0
CBEN358CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS LABORATORY  1.0
TECHTECH ELECTIVE  3.0
17.0
Springleclabsem.hrs
CBEN314CHEMICAL ENGINEERING HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER  4.0
CBEN375CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SEPARATIONS  3.0
CBEN403PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL  3.0
LAIS/EBGN H&SS RESTRICTED ELECTIVE I3.0 3.0
TECHTECH ELECTIVE  3.0
16.0
Summerleclabsem.hrs
CBEN312UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY  3.0
CBEN313UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY  3.0
6.0
Senior
Fallleclabsem.hrs
CBEN402CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN  3.0
CBEN418KINETICS AND REACTION ENGINEERING  3.0
CBEN ELECTCHEMICAL ENGINEERING ELECTIVE  3.0
LAIS/EBGN H&SS RESTRICTED ELECTIVE II3.0 3.0
FREE FREE ELECTIVE  3.0
TECHTECH ELECTIVE  1.0
16.0
Springleclabsem.hrs
CBEN ELECT400-LEVEL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ELECTIVE  3.0
CHGN/CBEN ELECTCHGN or CBEN Elective (300 or higher)*  3.0
FREEFREE ELECTIVE  3.0
FREEFREE ELECTIVE  3.0
LAIS/EBGNH&SS RESTRICTED ELECTIVE III  3.0
15.0
Total Semester Hrs: 134.5

TECH Electives

Technical Electives are any upper division (300 level or higher) in any engineering or science designation.  Humanities and Economics courses do not fulfill this requirement with the exception of EBGN321.

CBEN Electives

6 hours are required with 3 hours being at the 400-level.

CBEN250INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ANALYSIS AND DESIGN3.0
CBEN310INTRODUCTION TO BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING3.0
CBEN315INTRODUCTION TO ELECTROCHEMICAL ENGINEERING3.0
CBEN340COOPERATIVE EDUCATION1-3
CBEN350HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH1-3
CBEN360BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING3.0
CBEN365INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING PRACTICE3.0
CBEN398SPECIAL TOPICS1-6
CBEN399INDEPENDENT STUDY1-6
CBEN401PROCESS OPTIMIZATION3.0
CBEN408NATURAL GAS PROCESSING3.0
CBEN409PETROLEUM PROCESSES3.0
CBEN415POLYMER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY3.0
CBEN416POLYMER ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY3.0
CBEN420MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING3.0
CBEN432TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS3.0
CBEN435INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS3.0
CBEN440MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVES IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING3.0
CBEN469FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY3.0
CBEN470INTRODUCTION TO MICROFLUIDICS3.0
CBEN472INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES3.0
CBEN480NATURAL GAS HYDRATES3.0
CBEN450HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH1-3
CBEN498SPECIAL TOPICS1-6
CBEN499INDEPENDENT STUDY1-6

Degree Requirements (Biological Engineering Track) 

Freshman
Fallleclabsem.hrs
CHGN121PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I  4.0
CSM101FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR  0.5
EPIC151INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN  3.0
LAIS100NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES  4.0
MATH111CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS I  4.0
PAGN ElectivePHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE  0.5
16.0
Springleclabsem.hrs
CBEN110FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I  4.0
CHGN122PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)  4.0
MATH112CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS II  4.0
PHGN100PHYSICS I - MECHANICS  4.5
PAGN ElectivePHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE  0.5
17.0
Sophomore
Fallleclabsem.hrs
CBEN210INTRO TO THERMODYNAMICS  3.0
CHGN221ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3.0 3.0
CHGN223ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY 3.01.0
MATH213CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS III4.0 4.0
PHGN200PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND OPTICS3.53.04.5
PAGN ElectivePHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE  0.5
16.0
Springleclabsem.hrs
CBEN200COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING  3.0
CBEN201MATERIAL AND ENERGY BALANCES  3.0
CHGN222ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II3.0 3.0
EBGN201PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS3.0 3.0
MATH225DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS3.0 3.0
PAGN ElectivePHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE  0.5
15.5
Junior
Fallleclabsem.hrs
CBEN307FLUID MECHANICS  3.0
CBEN357CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS  3.0
LAIS200HUMAN SYSTEMS  3.0
CBEN358CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS LABORATORY  1.0
CHGN428BIOCHEMISTRY  3.0
FREEFREE ELECTIVE  3.0
16.0
Springleclabsem.hrs
CBEN375CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SEPARATIONS  3.0
CBEN314CHEMICAL ENGINEERING HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER  4.0
CBEN403PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL  3.0
LAIS/EBGN H&SS RESTRICTED ELECTIVE I3.0 3.0
CBEN360BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING  3.0
16.0
Summerleclabsem.hrs
CBEN312UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY  3.0
CBEN313UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY  3.0
6.0
Senior
Fallleclabsem.hrs
CBEN402CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN  3.0
CBEN418KINETICS AND REACTION ENGINEERING  3.0
TECHTECH ELECTIVE  1.0
LAIS/EBGN H&SS RESTRICTED ELECTIVE II  3.0
CHGN351PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE I  4.0
BIO TECH ELECTBIO TECH ELECTIVE  3.0
17.0
Springleclabsem.hrs
BIO TECH ELECTBIO TECH ELECTIVE  3.0
FREEFREE ELECTIVE  3.0
LAIS/EBGNH&SS RESTRICTED ELECTIVE III  3.0
FREE FREE ELECTIVE  3.0
CBEN ELECT400-LEVEL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ELECTIVE  3.0
15.0
Total Semester Hrs: 134.5
*

The CHGN/CBEN elective course may be any CBEN or CHGN course at the 300-or higher level.

TECH Electives

Technical Electives are any upper division (300 level or higher) in any engineering or science designation.  Humanities and Economics courses do not fulfill this requirement with the exception of EBGN321.

Biological Tech Electives 

Six elective credits are required.

CHGN429BIOCHEMISTRY II3.0
CHGN462MICROBIOLOGY3.0
CBEN320CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY3.0
CBEN321INTRO TO GENETICS4.0
CBEN324INTRODUCTION TO BREWING SCIENCE3.0
CBEN3XXBioenergy Tech
CBEN412INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY3.0
CBEN431IMMUNOLOGY FOR ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS3.0
CBEN432TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS3.0
CBEN454APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS3.0
PHGN433BIOPHYSICS3.0

400-Level CBEN Electives

CBEN401PROCESS OPTIMIZATION3.0
CBEN408NATURAL GAS PROCESSING3.0
CBEN409PETROLEUM PROCESSES3.0
CBEN415POLYMER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY3.0
CBEN416POLYMER ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY3.0
CBEN420MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING3.0
CBEN432TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS3.0
CBEN435INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS3.0
CBEN440MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVES IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING3.0
CBEN469FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY3.0
CBEN470INTRODUCTION TO MICROFLUIDICS3.0
CBEN472INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES3.0
CBEN480NATURAL GAS HYDRATES3.0
CBEN450HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH1-3
CBEN498SPECIAL TOPICS1-6
CBEN499INDEPENDENT STUDY1-6

Degree Requirements (Process Engineering Track) 

Freshman
Fallleclabsem.hrs
CHGN121PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I  4.0
CSM101FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR  0.5
EPIC151INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN  3.0
LAIS100NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES  4.0
MATH111CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS I  4.0
PAGN ElectivePHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE  0.5
16.0
Springleclabsem.hrs
CBEN110FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I  4.0
CHGN122PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)  4.0
MATH112CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS II  4.0
PHGN100PHYSICS I - MECHANICS  4.5
PAGN ElectivePHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE  0.5
17.0
Sophomore
Fallleclabsem.hrs
CBEN210INTRO TO THERMODYNAMICS  3.0
CHGN221ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3.0 3.0
CHGN223ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY 3.01.0
MATH213CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS III4.0 4.0
PHGN200PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND OPTICS3.53.04.5
PAGN ElectivePHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE  0.5
16.0
Springleclabsem.hrs
CBEN200COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING  3.0
CBEN201MATERIAL AND ENERGY BALANCES  3.0
CHGN222ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II3.0 3.0
EBGN201PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS3.0 3.0
MATH225DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS3.0 3.0
PAGN ElectivePHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE  0.5
15.5
Junior
Fallleclabsem.hrs
CBEN307FLUID MECHANICS  3.0
CBEN357CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS  3.0
CHGN351PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE I3.03.04.0
LAIS200HUMAN SYSTEMS  3.0
CBEN358CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS LABORATORY  1.0
CBEN365INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING PRACTICE  3.0
17.0
Springleclabsem.hrs
CBEN314CHEMICAL ENGINEERING HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER  4.0
CBEN375CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SEPARATIONS  3.0
CBEN403PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL  3.0
LAIS/EBGN H&SS RESTRICTED ELECTIVE I3.0 3.0
PROCESS TECHPROCESS TECH ELECTIVE  3.0
16.0
Summerleclabsem.hrs
CBEN312UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY  3.0
CBEN313UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY  3.0
6.0
Senior
Fallleclabsem.hrs
CBEN402CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN  3.0
CBEN418KINETICS AND REACTION ENGINEERING  3.0
TECH ELECTTECH ELECTIVE  1.0
LAIS/EBGN H&SS RESTRICTED ELECTIVE II3.0 3.0
FREE FREE ELECTIVE  3.0
EBGN321ENGINEERING ECONOMICS  3.0
16.0
Springleclabsem.hrs
PROCESS ELECT400-LEVEL PROCESS TECH ELECTIVE  3.0
CHGN/CBEN ELECTCHGN or CBEN Elective (300 or higher)*  3.0
FREEFREE ELECTIVE  3.0
FREEFREE ELECTIVE  3.0
LAIS/EBGNH&SS RESTRICTED ELECTIVE III  3.0
15.0
Total Semester Hrs: 134.5
*

The CHGN/CBEN elective course may be any CBEN or CHGN course at the 300-or higher level.

TECH Electives

Technical Electives are any upper division (300 level or higher) in any engineering or science designation.  Humanities and Economics courses do not fulfill this requirement.

Process Electives 

Students are required to take 6 hours of the follow courses. 3 hours must be a 400-level CBEN course.

CBEN401PROCESS OPTIMIZATION3.0
CBEN408NATURAL GAS PROCESSING3.0
CBEN409PETROLEUM PROCESSES3.0
CBEN3XXProcess Simulation3.0
CBEN3XXBioenergy Tech3.0
CBEN3XXDistillation Plant Design3.0
EBGN553PROJECT MANAGEMENT3.0

Major GPA

During the 2016-2017 Academic Year, the Undergraduate Council considered the policy concerning required major GPAs and which courses are included in each degree’s GPA.  While the GPA policy has not been officially updated, in order to provide transparency, council members agreed that publishing the courses included in each degree’s GPA is beneficial to students. 

The following list details the courses that are included in the GPA for this degree:

  • CBEN201
  • CBEN202
  • CBEN210
  • CBEN307
  • CBEN308
  • CBEN312
  • CBEN313
  • CBEN357
  • CBEN358
  • CBEN375
  • CBEN402
  • CBEN403
  • CBEN418
  • CBEN421
  • CBEN430
  • EPIC265 through EPIC266 inclusive

General Mines Minor/ASI requirements can be found here.

Biomedical Engineering Minor

To obtain a Biomedical Engineering (BME) minor, students must take at least 18 credits related to Biomedical Engineering.  Two courses (8 credits) of biology are required.  Two restricted requirements include Intro to Biomedical Engineering (required) and at least 3 credits of engineering electives related to BME.  Two more courses (or at least 4 credits) may be chosen from the engineering and/or additional electives.  The lists of electives will be modified as new related courses that fall into these categories become available.

REQUIRED courses (11 credits):

CBEN110FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I4.0
CBEN120FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY II4.0
CBEN310INTRODUCTION TO BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING3.0

Plus at least 3 credits of engineering electives:

CBEN35x/45x/x98/x99HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH, SPECIAL TOPICS, INDEPENDENT STUDY *1-4
CBEN432TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS3.0
CBEN470INTRODUCTION TO MICROFLUIDICS3.0
CBEN555POLYMER AND COMPLEX FLUIDS COLLOQUIUM1.0
MEGN330INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING3.0
MEGN430MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOMECHANICS3.0
MEGN435MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HUMAN MOVEMENT3.0
or MEGN535 MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HUMAN MOVEMENT
MEGN436COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS3.0
or MEGN536 COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS
MEGN530BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION3.0
MEGN531PROSTHETIC AND IMPLANT ENGINEERING3.0
MEGN532EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS3.0
MEGN537PROBABILISTIC BIOMECHANICS3.0
MTGN570BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF MATERIALS3.0

Plus at least 4 more credits from the list above and/or the list below:

Additional elective courses related to BME:

CBEN304ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY3.0
CBEN305ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY LAB1.0
CBEN306ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BONE, MUSCLE, AND BRAIN3.0
CBEN309ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BONE, MUSCLE, AND BRAIN LABORATORY1.0
CBEN311INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE3.0
CBEN320CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY3.0
CBEN321INTRO TO GENETICS4.0
CBEN35x/45x/x98/x99HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH, SPECIAL TOPICS, INDEPENDENT STUDY1-4
CBEN411NEUROSCIENCE, MEMORY, AND LEARNING (NEUROSCIENCE, MEMORY, AND LEARNING)3.0
CBEN412INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY (INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY)3.0
CHGN428BIOCHEMISTRY3.0
CBEN431IMMUNOLOGY FOR ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS3.0
or CBEN531 IMMUNOLOGY FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS
CBEN454APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS3.0
or CBEN554 APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS
CHGN429BIOCHEMISTRY II3.0
CHGN462MICROBIOLOGY3.0
MATH331MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY3.0
MTGN472BIOMATERIALS I3.0
or MTGN572 BIOMATERIALS
PHGN433BIOPHYSICS3.0

 *As the content of these courses varies, the course must be noted as relevant to the BME minor to count toward the minor, and noted as having sufficient engineering content to count as an engineering elective course as the engineering electives.

Courses

CBEN110. FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I. 4.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with BELS311,BIOL110,
(I, II) Fundamentals of Biology with Laboratory I. This course will emphasize the fundamental concepts of biology and use illustrative examples and laboratory investigations that highlight the interface of biology with engineering. The focus will be on (1) the scientific method; (2) structural, molecular, and energetic basis of cellular activities; (3) mechanisms of storage and transfer of genetic information in biological organisms; (4) a laboratory 'toolbox' that will carry them forward in their laboratory-based courses. This core course in biology will be interdisciplinary in nature and will incorporate the major themes and mission of this school - earth, energy, and the environment. Lecture Hours: 3; Lab Hours: 3; Semester Hours: 4.

CBEN120. FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY II. 4.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with BELS313,CBEN323,
This is the continuation of Fundamentals of Biology I. Emphasis in the second semester is placed on an examination of organisms as the products of evolution and the diversity of life forms. Special attention will be given to how form fits function in animals and plants and the potential for biomimetic applications. Prerequisite: CBEN110. Fundamentals of Biology I or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours laboratory; 4 semester hours.

CBEN198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 6.0 Semester Hrs.

Topical courses in chemical engineering of special interest. Prerequisite: none; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.

CBEN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.

Individual research or special problem projects. Topics, content, and credit hours to be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty member. Prerequisite: submission of ?Independent Study? form to CSM Registrar. 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

CBEN200. COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN200,
(II) Fundamentals of mathematical methods and computer programming as applied to the solution of chemical engineering problems. Introduction to computational methods and algorithm development and implementation. Prerequisites: MATH112. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN201. MATERIAL AND ENERGY BALANCES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN201,
(II) Introduction to the formulation and solution of material and energy balances on chemical processes. Establishes the engineering approach to problem solving, the relations between known and unknown process variables, and appropriate computational methods. Prerequisites: CHGN122. Corequisites: CBEN210 (or equivalent); CBEN202, MATH213, MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN202. CHEMICAL PROCESS PRINCIPLES LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with CHEN202,
(II) Laboratory measurements dealing with the first and second laws of thermodynamics, calculation and analysis of experimental results, professional report writing. Introduction to computer-aided process simulation. Corequisites: CBEN210 (or equivalent), CBEN201, MATH225, EPIC265 or EPIC266 or EPIC251. 3 hours laboratory; 1 credit hour.

CBEN210. INTRO TO THERMODYNAMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with DCGN210,
(I, II) Introduction to the fundamental principles of classical engineering thermodynamics. Application of mass and energy balances to closed and open systems including systems undergoing transient processes. Entropy generation and the second law of thermodynamics for closed and open systems. Introduction to phase equilibrium and chemical reaction equilibria. Ideal solution behavior. May not also receive credit for CHGN209, MEGN361, or GEGN330. Prerequisites: CHGN121, CHGN122, MATH111. Co-requisites: MATH112, PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN250. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ANALYSIS AND DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN250,
Introduction to chemical process industries and how analysis and design concepts guide the development of new processes and products. Use of simple mathematical models to describe the performance of common process building blocks including pumps, heat exchangers, chemical reactors, and separators. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in CBEN210. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.

Topical courses in chemical engineering of special interest. Prerequisite: none; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.

CBEN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.

Individual research or special problem projects. Topics, content, and credit hours to be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty member. Prerequisite: submission of ?Independent Study? form to CSM Registrar. 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

CBEN304. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with BELS404,CBEN404,
(II) This course will cover the basics of human anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system and blood, the immune system, the respiratory system, the digestive system, the endocrine system, the urinary system and the reproductive system. We will discuss the gross and microscopic anatomy and the physiology of these major systems. Where possible, we will integrate discussions of disease processes and introduce biomedical engineering concepts and problems. Prerequisite: General Biology I. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN305. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY LAB. 1.0 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with BELS405,CBEN405,
(II) In this course we explore the basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology using simulations of the physiology and a virtual human dissector program. These are supplemented as needed with animations, pictures and movies of cadaver dissection to provide the student with a practical experience discovering principles and structures associated with the anatomy and physiology. Corequisite: CBEN404. 3 lab hours, 1 semester hour.

CBEN306. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BONE, MUSCLE, AND BRAIN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with BELS406,CBEN406,
(I) This course will cover the basics of human anatomy and physiology of the tissues, skeletal system, muscular system, central nervous system and peripheral nervous system. We will discuss the gross and microscopic anatomy and the physiology of these major systems. Where possible, we will integrate discussions of disease processes and introduce biomedical engineering concepts and problems. Prerequisite: General Biology I. 3 hour lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN307. FLUID MECHANICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN307,
(I) This course covers theory and application of momentum transfer and fluid flow. Fundamentals of microscopic phenomena and application to macroscopic systems are addressed. Course work also includes computational fluid dynamics. Prerequisites: MATH225, grade of C- or better in CBEN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN308. HEAT TRANSFER. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN308,
(II) This course covers theory and applications of energy transfer: conduction, convection, and radiation. Fundamentals of microscopic phenomena and their application to macroscopic systems are addressed. Course work also includes application of relevant numerical methods to solve heat transfer problems. Prerequisites: MATH225, grade of C- or better in CBEN307. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN309. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BONE, MUSCLE, AND BRAIN LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with BELS407,CBEN407,
(I) In this course we explore the basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology of the tissue types, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous system using anatomical models and medical tissue microscope slides. These are supplemented as needed with pictures, chalk talks, handouts, ultrasound for muscle and skeleton, and EEG recording of brain waves to provide the student with a practical experience discovering principles and structures associated with the anatomy and physiology and to reinforce the material from the lecture course. Prerequisite: General Biology 1 [BIOL110]. Co-requisites: must either have taken or currently taking Anatomy and Physiology BMB [CBEN406]. 3 hour lab; 1 semester hour.

CBEN310. INTRODUCTION TO BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(I) Introduction to the field of Biomedical Engineering including biomolecular, cellular, and physiological principles, and areas of specialty including biomolecular engineering, biomaterials, biomechanics, bioinstrumentation and bioimaging. Prerequisites: BIOL110 and (CBEN210 or CHGN209 or MEGN361). 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.

CBEN311. INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) This course is the general overview of brain anatomy, physiology, and function. It includes perception, motor, language, behavior, and executive function. This course will review what happens with injury and abnormalities of thought. It will discuss the overview of brain development throughout one?s lifespan. Prerequisites: BIOL110, CHGN121, CHGN122, PHGN100, PHGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN312. UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN312,
(S) (WI) Unit Operations Laboratory. This course covers principles of mass, energy, and momentum transport as applied to laboratory-scale processing equipment. Written and oral communications skills, teamwork, and critical thinking are emphasized. 6 hours lab, 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: CBEN201, CBEN202, CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357, CBEN375, EPIC265 or equivalent.

CBEN313. UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN313,
(S) (WI) Unit Operations Laboratory. This course covers principles of mass, energy, and momentum transport as applied to laboratory-scale processing equipment. Written and oral communications skills, teamwork, and critical thinking are emphasized. 6 hours lab, 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: CBEN201, CBEN202, CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357, CBEN375, EPIC265 or equivalent.

CBEN314. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER. 4.0 Semester Hrs.

(II) This course covers theory and applications of energy transfer: conduction, convection, and radiation and mass transfer: diffusion and convection. Fundamentals of microscopic phenomena and their application to macroscopic systems are addressed. Course work also includes application of relevant numerical methods to solve heat and mass transfer problems. Prerequisites: MATH225, CBEN 200, grade of C- or better in CBEN307. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.

CBEN315. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTROCHEMICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(II) Introduction to the field of Electrochemical Engineering including basic electrochemical principles, electrode kinetics, ionic conduction, as applied to common devices such as fuel cells, electrolyzers, redox flow cells and batteries. Prerequisites: CBEN210. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN320. CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with BELS402,CBEN410,ESGN402,
(II) An introduction to the morphological, biochemical, and biophysical properties of cells and their significance in the life processes. Prerequisite: General Biology I or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN321. INTRO TO GENETICS. 4.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with BELS321,ESGN321,
(II) A study of the mechanisms by which biological information is encoded, stored, and transmitted, including Mendelian genetics, molecular genetics, chromosome structure and rearrangement, cytogenetics, and population genetics. Prerequisite: General biology I or equivalent. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory; 4 semester hours.

CBEN322. BIOLOGY OF BEHAVIOR. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(II) This course relates the hard sciences of the brain and neuroscience to the psychology of human behavior. It covers such topics as decision making, learning, the brain's anatomy and physiology, psychopathology, addiction, the senses, sexuality, and brainwashing. It addresses the topics covered on the psychology section of the MCAT examination. Prerequisites: CBEN110, CHGN122, PHGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN323. GENERAL BIOLOGY II LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with BELS313,CBEN120,ESGN313,
(I, II) This Course provides students with laboratory exercises that complement lectures given in CBEN303, the second semester introductory course in Biology. Emphasis is placed on an examination of organisms as the products of evolution. The diversity of life forms will be explored. Special attention will be given to the vertebrate body (organs, tissues and systems) and how it functions. Co-requisite or Prerequisite: CBEN303 or equivalent. 3 hours laboratory; 1 semester hour.

CBEN324. INTRODUCTION TO BREWING SCIENCE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(II) Introduction to the field of Brewing Science including an overview of ingredients and the brewing process, the biochemistry of brewing, commercial brewing, quality control, and the economics of the brewing industry. Students will malt grain, brew their own beer, and analyze with modern analytical equipment. Prerequisites: CBEN110; Student must be at least 21 years of age at beginning of semester. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.

CBEN325. MCAT REVIEW. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(II) The MCAT Review course is specifically for preparation of the Medical College Admissions Test [MCAT]. It will look at test taking skills, the information required to study for the MCAT, and will go over in detail the psychology information and the critical analysis and reading skills sections of the exam as well as doing practice exams. Prerequisites: CBEN110, PHGN200, CHGN222. Co-requisites: CBEN120. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 1-3 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with CHEN340,
Cooperative work/education experience involving employment of a chemical engineering nature in an internship spanning at least one academic semester. Prerequisite: none. 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 hours.

CBEN350. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with CHEN350,
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite: Junior standing. 1 to 3 semester hours.

CBEN351. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with CHEN351,
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite: junior standing. 1 to 3 semester hours.

CBEN357. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN357,
(I) Introduction to non-ideal behavior in thermodynamic systems and their applications. Phase and reaction equilibria are emphasized. Relevant aspects of computer-aided process simulation are incorporated. Prerequisites: CBEN210 (or equivalent), MATH225, grade of C- or better in CBEN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN358. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with CHEN358,
(I) This course includes hands-on laboratory measurements of physical data from experiments based on the principles of chemical engineering thermodynamics. Methods and concepts explored include calculation and analysis of physical properties, phase equilibria, and reaction equilibria and the application of these concepts in chemical engineering. Prerequisites: CBEN200 and CBEN210. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.

CBEN360. BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(I) The analysis and design of microbial reactions and biochemical unit operations, including processes used in conjunction with bioreactors, are investigated in this course. Industrial enzyme technologies are developed and explored. A strong focus is given to the basic processes for producing fermentation products and biofuels. Biochemical systems for organic oxidation and fermentation and inorganic oxidation and reduction are presented. Computer-aided process simulation is incorporated. Prerequisites: CHGN428, CBEN201, CBEN358. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.

CBEN365. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING PRACTICE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(I) Builds on the design process introduced in Design EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving approached in an integrated teamwork environment, and initial technical content specific to the Chemical Engineering degree program to solve a range of chemical process engineering problems. Technical content necessary for process analysis and design activity is presented. This course emphasizes steady-state design in areas such as fuels, food sciences, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals, wherein creative and critical thinking skills are necessary. Projects may involve computer-based optimization to obtain a solution. Prerequisites: EPIC151 or EPIC155, CBEN 200, CBEN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN368. INTRODUCTION TO UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1.0 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with CHEN368,
(I, II) Introduction to Undergraduate Research. This course introduces research methods and provides a survey of the various fields in which CBE faculty conduct research. Topics such as how to conduct literature searches, critically reading and analyzing research articles, ethics, lab safety, and how to write papers are addressed. Prerequisites: None. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.

CBEN375. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SEPARATIONS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN375,
(II) This course covers fundamentals of stage-wise and diffusional mass transport with applications to chemical engineering systems and processes. Relevant aspects of computer-aided process simulation and computational methods are incorporated. Prerequisites: grade of C- or better in CBEN357. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.

Topical courses in chemical engineering of special interest. Prerequisite: none; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.

CBEN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.

Individual research or special problem projects. Topics, content, and credit hours to be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty member. Prerequisite: submission of ?Independent Study? form to CSM Registrar. 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

CBEN401. PROCESS OPTIMIZATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN401,
(I, II, S) This course introduces skills and knowledge required to develop conceptual designs of new processes and tools to analyze troubleshoot, and optimize existing processes. Prerequisites: CBEN201, CBEN308, CBEN307, CBEN357, CBEN375. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN402. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN402,
(II) This course covers simulation, synthesis, analysis, evaluation, as well as costing and economic evaluation of chemical processes. Computer-aided process simulation to plant and process design is applied. Prerequisites: CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357, CBEN358, CBEN375. Co-requisites: CBEN418, EBGN321. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN403. PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN403,
(II) Mathematical modeling and analysis of transient systems. Applications of control theory to response of dynamic chemical engineering systems and processes. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours. Prerequisites: CBEN201, CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN375, MATH225.

CBEN408. NATURAL GAS PROCESSING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN408,
(II) Application of chemical engineering principles to the processing of natural gas. Emphasis on using thermodynamics and mass transfer operations to analyze existing plants. Relevant aspects of computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisites: CHGN221, CBEN201, CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357, CBEN375. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.

CBEN409. PETROLEUM PROCESSES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN409,
(I) Application of chemical engineering principles to petroleum refining. Thermodynamics and reaction engineering of complex hydro carbon systems. Relevant aspects of computer-aided process simulation for complex mixtures. Prerequisite: CHGN221, CBEN201, CBEN357, CBEN375. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN411. NEUROSCIENCE, MEMORY, AND LEARNING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CBEN511,
(II) This course relates the hard sciences of the brain and neuroscience to memory encoding and current learning theories. Prerequisites: CBEN110, CBEN120, CHGN221, CHGN222, PHGN100, PHGN200. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.

CBEN412. INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(II) This course introduces the concepts of pharmacokinetics and biopharmaceuticals. It will discuss the delivery systems for pharmaceuticals and how they change with disease states. It will cover the modeling of drug delivery, absorption, excretion, and accumulation. The course will cover the different modeling systems for drug delivery and transport. Prerequisites: CBEN110, CBEN120, CHGN121, CHGN122. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN415. POLYMER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with BELS415,CHEN415,CHGN430,MLGN530,
Chemistry and thermodynamics of polymers and polymer solutions. Reaction engineering of polymerization. Characterization techniques based on solution properties. Materials science of polymers in varying physical states. Processing operations for polymeric materials and use in separations. Prerequisite: CHGN221, MATH225, CBEN357. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN416. POLYMER ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN416,
Polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological response, and polymer shape forming. Definition and measure ment of material properties. Interrelationships between response functions and correlation of data and material response. Theoretical approaches for prediction of polymer properties. Processing operations for polymeric materials; melt and flow instabilities. Prerequisite: CBEN307, MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN418. KINETICS AND REACTION ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN418,
(I) (WI) This course emphasizes applications of the fundamentals of thermodynamics, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, and material and energy balances to the engineering of reactive processes. Key topics include reactor design, acquisition and analysis of rate data, and heterogeneous catalysis. Computational methods as related to reactor and reaction modeling are incorporated. Prerequisites: CBEN308, CBEN357, MATH225, CHGN221. Co-requisites: CHGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN420. MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN420,
Formulation and solution of chemical engineering problems using numerical solution methods within the Excel and MathCAD environments. Setup and numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations for typical chemical engineering systems and transport processes. Prerequisite: MATH225, CHGN209 or CBEN210, CBEN307, CBEN357. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN430. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN430,
(I) This course covers theory and applications of momentum, energy, and mass transfer based on microscopic control volumes. Analytical and numerical solution methods are employed in this course. Prerequisites: CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357, CBEN375, MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN431. IMMUNOLOGY FOR ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with BELS431,
(II) This course introduces the basic concepts of immunology and their applications in engineering and science. We will discuss the molecular, biochemical and cellular aspects of the immune system including structure and function of the innate and acquired immune systems. Building on this, we will discuss the immune response to infectious agents and the material science of introduced implants and materials such as heart valves, artificial joints, organ transplants and lenses. We will also discuss the role of the immune system in cancer, allergies, immune deficiencies, vaccination and other applications such as immunoassay and flow cytometry.Prerequisites: General Biology [BIOL110] or equivalent. 3 Lecture hours, 3 semester hours.

CBEN432. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with BELS432,CHEN432,
The goal of this course is to develop and analyze models of biological transport and reaction processes. We will apply the principles of mass, momentum, and energy conservation to describe mechanisms of physiology and pathology. We will explore the applications of transport phenomena in the design of drug delivery systems, engineered tissues, and biomedical diagnostics with an emphasis on the barriers to molecular transport in cardiovascular disease and cancer. Prerequisites: CBEN430 or equivalent. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.

CBEN435. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN435,CHEN535,MLGN535,PHGN435,PHGN535,
(II) Application of science and engineering principles to the design, fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices. Emphasis on specific unit operations and the interrelation among processing steps. Prerequisites: Senior standing in PHGN, CBEN, MTGN, or EGGN. Due to lab, space the enrollment is limited to 20 students. 1.5 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.

CBEN440. MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVES IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN440,
Applications of statistical and quantum mechanics to understanding and prediction of equilibrium and transport properties and processes. Relations between microscopic properties of materials and systems to macroscopic behavior. Prerequisite: CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357, CBEN375, CHGN351 and CHGN353, CHGN221 and CHGN222, MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN450. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with CHEN450,
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite: senior standing. 1 to 3 semester hours.

CBEN451. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with CHEN451,
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite: senior standing. 1 to 3 semester hours.

CBEN454. APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with BELS454,
(II) In this course we will discuss the concepts and tools of bioinformatics. The molecular biology of genomics and proteomics will be presented and the techniques for collecting, storing, retrieving and processing such data will be discussed. Topics include analyzing DNA, RNA and protein sequences, gene recognition, gene expression, protein structure prediction, modeling evolution, utilizing BLAST and other online tools for the exploration of genome, proteome and other available databases. In parallel, there will be an introduction to the PERL programming language. Practical applications to biological research and disease will be presented and students given opportunities to use the tools discussed. Prerequisites: General Biology [BIOL110]. 3 hour lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN460. BIOCHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN460,
(I) The analysis and design of microbial reactions and biochemical unit operations, including processes used in conjunction with bioreactors, are investigated in this course. Industrial enzyme technologies are developed and explored. A strong focus is given to the basic processes for producing fermentation products and biofuels. Biochemical systems for organic oxidation and fermentation and inorganic oxidation and reduction are presented. Prerequisites: CBEN375, CHGN428, CHGN462. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN461. BIOCHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with CHEN461,
(I) This course emphasizes bio-based product preparation, laboratory measurement, and calculation and analysis of bioprocesses including fermentation and bio-solids separations and their application to biochemical engineering. Computer-aided process simulation is incorporated. Prerequisites: CBEN375, CHGN428, CHGN462. Co-requisite: CBEN460, 3 hours laboratory, 1 semester hour.

CBEN469. FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN469,EGGN469,MEGN469,MTGN469,
(I) Investigate fundamentals of fuel-cell operation and electrochemistry from a chemical-thermodynamics and materials-science perspective. Review types of fuel cells, fuel-processing requirements and approaches, and fuel-cell system integration. Examine current topics in fuel-cell science and technology. Fabricate and test operational fuel cells in the Colorado Fuel Cell Center. Prerequisites: MEGN361 or CBEN357 or MTGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN470. INTRODUCTION TO MICROFLUIDICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with BELS470,CHEN470,
This course introduces the basic principles and applications of microfluidic systems. Concepts related to microscale fluid mechanics, transport, physics, and biology are presented. To gain familiarity with small-scale systems, students are provided with the opportunity to design, fabricate, and test a simple microfluidic device. Prerequisites: CBEN307 (or equivalent) or MEGN351 (or equivalent). 3 semester hours.

CBEN472. INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN472,
(II) In this course the student will gain an understanding about energy technologies including how they work, how they are quantitatively evaluated, what they cost, and what is their benefit or impact on the natural environment. There will be discussions about proposed energy systems and how they might become a part of the existing infrastructure. However, to truly understand the impact of proposed energy systems, the student must also have a grasp on the infrastructure of existing energy systems. Prerequisites: CBEN357 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (or equivalent). 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.

CBEN480. NATURAL GAS HYDRATES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CHEN480,
The purpose of this class is to learn about clathrate hydrates, using two of the instructor's books, (1) Clathrate Hydrates of Natural Gases, Third Edition (2008) co-authored by C.A.Koh, and (2) Hydrate Engineering, (2000). Using a basis of these books, and accompanying programs, we have abundant resources to act as professionals who are always learning. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CBEN497. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 15.0 Semester Hrs.

CBEN498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.

Topical courses in chemical engineering of special interest. Prerequisite: none; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.

CBEN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.

Individual research or special problem projects. Topics, content, and credit hours to be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty member. Prerequisite: none, submission of ?Independent Study? form to CSM Registrar. 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.