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2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

Undergraduate Department of

Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

FAMU–FSU College of Engineering

Website: http://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/cbe

Chair: Bruce R. Locke; Professors: Alamo, Kalu, Locke, Ramakrishnan, Siegrist, Yeboah; Associate Professors: Arnett, Grant, Guan, Hallinan, Li, Telotte; Assistant Professors: Ali, Chung, Holmes, Mendoza-Cortes, Mohammadigoushki; Senior Research Associate: Finney; Research Faculty I: Rosenberg; Teaching Faculty I: Hunter; Teaching Faculty II: Arce; Professor Emeritus: Collier; Affiliate Faculty: Hsu, Sachdeva, Shanbhag, Zheng

Program Overview

The vision of the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering as an educational unit is to be recognized as a place of excellence in fundamental and applied chemical and biomedical engineering education and life-long learning, and to maintain a national research leadership in modern areas of engineering challenge. To attain this vision, the department realizes that it has to continually satisfy its major stakeholders: students, industrial employers, alumni, departmental faculty, the college, the universities, the community, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET), and other professional societies.

Chemical engineering encompasses the development, application, and operation of processes in which chemical, biological, and/or physical changes of material are involved. The work of the chemical engineer is to analyze, develop, design, control, construct, and/or supervise chemical processes in research and development, pilot-scale operations, and industrial protection. Chemical engineers are employed in the manufacture of inorganic chemicals (e.g., acids, alkalis, pigments, fertilizers), organic chemicals (e.g., petrochemicals, polymers, fuels, propellants, pharmaceuticals, specialty chemicals), biological products (e.g., enzymes, vaccines, biochemicals, biofuels), and materials (e.g., ceramics, polymeric materials, paper, biomaterials). The graduate in chemical engineering is particularly versatile. Industrial work may involve production, operation, research, and development. Graduate education in medicine, dentistry, and law, as well as chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, and other engineering and scientific disciplines are viable alternatives for the more accomplished graduate.

The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering has made a long-term commitment to emphasize a biological component in its curriculum. The increasing importance of biological and medical subjects within the field of engineering cannot be underestimated. Many of the remarkable breakthroughs in medical science can be directly attributed to advances in chemicals, materials, and devices spearheaded by biochemical and biomedical engineers. Currently, biomedical engineering represents the fastest growing engineering discipline in the U.S. and it is likely to continue as such. The biomedical/biotechnology industries are also the fastest growing of all current industries that employ engineers. Training in biological and biomedical engineering provides an excellent background for graduate and/or medical school, especially in light of the increasing technological complexity of medical education.

Biomedical engineering concerns the application of chemical engineering principles and practices to large scale living organisms, most specifically human beings. As one of the newest sub-disciplines of chemical engineering, the field is rapidly evolving, involving chemical engineers, biochemists, physicians, and other health care professionals. Biomedical research and development is carried out at universities, teaching hospitals, and private companies, and it focuses on conceiving new materials and products designed to improve or restore bodily form or function. Biomedical engineers are employed in diverse areas such as artificial limb and organ development, genetic engineering research, development of drug delivery systems, and cellular and tissue engineering. Many biomedical engineering professionals are engaged in medical research to model living organisms (pharmacokinetic models), and to make biomedical devices (e.g., drug delivery capsules, synthetic materials, and prosthetic devices). Because of increasing interest in biomedical sciences and biotechnology, the degree in biomedical engineering also provides an avenue for students interested in pursuing a career in medicine, biotechnological patent law, or biomedical product sales and services.

The Department currently offers two Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees. The first is in Chemical Engineering with two major options (Chemical Engineering and Chemical-Materials Engineering). The second is the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Biomedical Engineering with three major options (Cell and Bioprocess, Biomaterials and Biopolymers, and Imaging and Signal Processing). The BS degree takes between four and five years to complete. The undergraduate curriculum emphasizes the application of experimental and computer analysis to classical chemical and biomedical engineering principles. This includes laboratory instruction in modern, state-of-the-art facilities in the transport phenomena, unit operations, process control, anatomy and physiology, biodynamics, biomaterials, and bioinstrumentation laboratories. Students are instructed in and utilize state-of-the-art computational programs such as MATLAB, Simulink, Aspen, and COMSOL Multiphysics.

To meet newly developed interests in chemical and biomedical engineering and related fields, elective courses are available in bioengineering, polymer engineering, materials engineering, electrochemical engineering, and environmental engineering. The major options build upon the core chemical and biomedical engineering principles developed for the original BS degree in Chemical Engineering and then expanded to the new BS degree in Biomedical Engineering. Consult an advisor for specific requirements for the three major options.

Please contact the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Suite A131, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, FL 32310-6046; phone: (850) 410-6149 or (850) 410-6151; fax: (850) 410-6150; e-mail: chemical@eng.famu.fsu.edu; or Website: http://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/cbe.

Program Objectives and Outcomes

The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET). As part of the accreditation process, the department has developed program educational objectives and program outcomes to reflect the educational goals of the department. These objectives and outcomes are continually assessed and modified to meet the changing demands of the departmental stakeholders.

Program Educational Objectives

The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering shall prepare its students for academic and professional work through the creation and dissemination of knowledge related to the field, as well as through the advancement of those practices, methods, and technologies that form the basis of the chemical engineering profession. Accordingly, the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering has established the following educational objectives that our graduates are expected to attain within five years of graduation from our undergraduate program:

  1. Successfully pursue careers in a wide range of industrial, professional, and academic settings through application of their rigorous foundation in chemical engineering principles and strong communication skills.
  2. Successfully adapt and innovate to meet future technological challenges and evolving regulatory issues, while addressing the ethical and societal implications of their work at both the local and global level.
  3. Successfully function on interdisciplinary teams and assume participatory and leadership roles in professional societies, and interact with educational, community, state, and federal institutions.

Student Outcomes

These objectives are further expanded and detailed through seven (7) student outcomes.

  • Student Outcome #1 – Scientific Knowledge and Problem Solving.
    • Outcome Definition: Students graduating from the program will have an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • Student Outcome #2 – Design Skills
    • Outcome Definition: Students graduating from the program will have the ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • Student Outcome #3 – Effective Communication
    • Outcome Definition: Students graduating from the program will have the ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Student Outcome #4 – Professional and Ethical Responsibility
    • Outcome Definition: Students graduating from the program will have the ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • Student Outcome #5 – Teamwork
    • Outcome Definition: Students graduating from the program will have the ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • Student Outcome #6 – Experimentation
    • Outcome Definition: Students graduating from the program will be able to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • Student Outcome #7 – Lifelong Learning
    • Outcome Definition: Students graduating from the program will have the ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

ABET Engineering Criteria 2000 encourages each engineering department to pursue its own unique BS degree program objectives in accordance with its own environment and stakeholder demands. ABET EC 2000 also stipulates that the outcomes of program implementation must be assessed and evaluated regularly, and the results of such assessments and evaluations must be utilized as needed in future program objectives and implementation.

Computer Skills Competency

All undergraduates at Florida State University must demonstrate basic computer skills competency prior to graduation. As necessary computer competency skills vary from discipline to discipline, each major determines the courses needed to satisfy this requirement. Undergraduate majors in chemical and biomedical engineering satisfy this requirement by earning a grade of "C–" or higher in ECH 3854.

State of Florida Common Program Prerequisites

The state of Florida has identified common program prerequisites for this University degree program. Specific prerequisites are required for admission into the upper-division program and must be completed by the student at either a community college or a state university prior to being admitted to this program. Students may be admitted into the University without completing the prerequisites, but may not be admitted into the program.

At the time this document was published, some common program prerequisites were being reviewed by the state of Florida and may have been revised. Please visit https://dlss.flvc.org/admin-tools/common-prerequisites-manuals for a current list of state-approved prerequisites.

The following lists the common program prerequisites or their substitutions, necessary for admission into this upper-division degree program:

Chemical Engineering

  1. MAC X311 or MAC X281
  2. MAC X312 or MAC X282
  3. MAC X313 or MAC X283
  4. MAP X302* or MAP X305*
  5. CHM X045/X045L or CHM X045C, or CHS X440/X440L
  6. CHM X046/X046L or CHM X046C
  7. PHY X048/X048L or PHY X048C, or PHY X043 and PHY X048L
  8. PHY X049/X049L or PHY X049C, or PHY X044 and PHY X049L

Note: The Department also requires EGN 1004L for acceptance into one of the Department's majors from the Pre-Engineering major. Courses marked with an asterisk (*) have at least one acceptable substitute. Contact the department for details.

Undergraduate Laboratory and Computational Facilities

Undergraduate chemical engineering teaching laboratories in measurements and transport phenomena, unit operations, and process control are designed to augment classroom instruction. Our undergraduate chemical engineering laboratory experiments feature a twenty stage distillation column for the study of organic chemical separations, several reactor vessels for the design and analysis of batch and continuous reactor configurations, and a liquid/liquid continuous extraction process system, among others. All experiments include computer data control and data acquisition systems in order to provide a "real world" experience for our students. The department is developing new biomedical engineering laboratories in the areas of bioinstrumentation, cell and tissue engineering, anatomy and physiology, and biodynamics and control.

The department has extensive computational and laboratory facilities in a number of areas. In addition to the University computing center facilities accessible by remote terminals, students have access to College of Engineering computer labs that have workstations connected to college-wide servers. Within the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, undergraduate students working on research projects utilize laboratory computer terminals connected to the college servers and workstations dedicated to research use. The department requires the use of computers for data acquisition, process control, experimental design and analysis, report writing, and homework problem calculations in the chemical engineering curriculum.

Bachelor of Science DEGREE IN CHEMICAL Engineering

Areas of Study (Majors)

In the Bachelor of Science degree (BS) in Chemical Engineering, students may choose between two different areas of study that reflect new directions in the broader field of chemical engineering. These major options include chemical engineering and chemical-materials engineering.

  • Chemical Engineering. The most common major, it prepares students for employment or further study in traditional areas of chemical engineering (described above).
  • Chemical-Materials Engineering. Chemical engineers have extensively developed and studied the molecular structures and dynamics of materials—including solids, liquids, and gases—in order to develop macroscopic descriptions of the behavior of such materials. In turn, these macroscopic descriptions have allowed the construction and analysis of unit processes that facilitate desired chemical and physical changes. This constant interplay between molecular scale understanding and macroscopic descriptions is unique and central to the field of chemical engineering.

Requirements for a BS Degree in Chemical Engineering

A program of study encompassing at least 128 semester hours is required for the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in chemical engineering A candidate for the bachelor's degree is required to earn a "C" or higher in all engineering courses, and must achieve a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) in all of the chemical engineering major courses. In addition, students must achieve a grade of "C–" or higher in all courses transferred into the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering. Students should contact the department for the most up-to-date information concerning the chemical engineering curriculum requirements.

There are two majors within the chemical engineering bachelor's degree program. These include Chemical Engineering and Chemical-Materials Engineering. Most of the curriculum is common to both majors, and includes topics in liberal studies, mathematics, basic science, computer science, advanced chemistry, general engineering science, and chemical engineering science and design. History/social science/humanities electives are to be selected to satisfy the Florida State University liberal studies requirement. Students in all three majors should successfully complete the following courses in addition to the liberal studies, other University, and College of Engineering requirements:

Math and Science Prerequisites

MAC 2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4)

MAC 2312 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4)

MAC 2313 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (5)

ECH 3301 Process Analysis and Design (4)

BSC 2010 Biological Science I (3)

CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3)

CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)

CHM 1046 General Chemistry II (3)

CHM 1046L General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)

PHY 2048C General Physics A (combined lecture/lab) (5)

PHY 2049C General Physics B (combined lecture/lab) (5)

Advanced Chemistry

CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I (3)

CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II (3)

CHM 4410 Physical Chemistry I (3)

CHM XXXX Advanced Chemistry Elective (3–4)

General Engineering

EGN 1004L First Year Engineering Lab (1)

EGM 3512 Engineering Mechanics (4)

EEL 3003 Introduction to Electrical Engineering (3)

Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Science and Design

ECH 3023 Mass and Energy Balances I (3)

ECH 3024 Mass and Energy Balances II (4)

ECH 3101 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3)

ECH 3266 Transport Phenomena I (3)

ECH 3274L Transport Phenomena Laboratory (3)

ECH 3418 Separations Processes (3)

ECH 3854 Chemical Engineering Computations (4)

ECH 4267 Transport Phenomena II (3)

ECH 4323 Process Control (3)

ECH 4323L Process Control Laboratory (1)

ECH 4404L Unit Operations Laboratory (3)

ECH 4504 Kinetics and Reactor Design (3)

ECH 4604 Chemical Engineering Process Design I (4)

ECH 4615 Chemical Engineering Process Design II (3)

ECH 4XXX Chemical Engineering Electives (6) (for Chemical Engineering and Chemical-Materials Engineering Majors)

Major Requirements

In addition to the courses listed above that are required for all majors, the following courses are specifically required for each of the three majors.

Major in Chemical Engineering

Advanced Chemistry Elective

The advanced chemistry elective is to be selected from the following courses offered in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, or selected other courses in either chemical engineering or biological sciences specifically approved by the Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering.

Select from one of the following choices:

CHM 3120 Analytical Chemistry I (3)

CHM 4080 Environmental Chemistry I (3)

CHM 4081 Environmental Chemistry II (3)

CHM 4411 Physical Chemistry II (3)

CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (3)

BCH 4053 General Biochemistry I (3)

ECH 4XXX Approved Advanced Chemistry Course taught in the CBE Department

Chemical Engineering Electives

The two chemical engineering electives (three semester hours each) are to be selected from the 4000-level elective courses offered in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering.

Note: A six credit-hour sequence in the Department's Undergraduate Research Program, consisting of the course designations ECH 4904 (ECH URP), or ECH 4906 (ECH Honors in the Major), will substitute for this requirement.

Major in Chemical-Materials Engineering

Advanced Chemistry Elective

CHM 3120 Analytical Chemistry I (3)

ECH 4XXX Approved Advanced Chemistry Course taught in the CBE Department

Chemical Engineering Electives

Select from two of the following choices:

ECH 4823 Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering (3)

ECH 4824 Chemical Engineering Materials (3)

ECH 4825 Polymer Process Engineering (3)

ECH 4937 Special Topics in Chemical Engineering [Electrochemical Engineering] (3) or other approved elective (3)

Note: A six credit hour sequence in the Department's Undergraduate Research Program, consisting of the course designations ECH 4904 (ECH - URP), ECH 4906 (ECH - Honors in the Major), will substitute for the Chemical Engineering Electives requirement.

Bachelor of Science DEGREE IN BioMedical Engineering

Areas of Study (Majors)

In the Bachelor of Science degree (BS) in Biomedical Engineering, students may choose from among three diverse areas of study that reflect new directions in the broader field of biomedical engineering. These major options include cell and bioprocess, biomaterials and biopolymers, and imaging and signal processing.

  • Cell and Bioprocess. Biomedical engineers in this field are employed in diverse areas such as artificial limb and organ development, genetic engineering research, development of drug delivery systems, and cellular and tissue engineering.
  • Biomaterials and Biopolymers. Engineering professionals in this field are engaged in medical research to model living organisms (pharmacokinetic models), and to make biomedical devices (e.g., drug delivery capsules, synthetic materials, and prosthetic devices).
  • Imaging and Signal Processing. The field of signal and image processing encompasses the theory and practice of algorithms and hardware that convert signals produced by artificial or natural means into a form useful for a specific purpose. The signals might be speech, audio, images, video, sensor data, telemetry, electrocardiograms, or seismic data, among others. This major option is tailored to students interested in pursuing a career in medicine, biotechnological patent law, or biomedical product sales and services.

Requirements for a BS Degree in biomedical Engineering

A program of study encompassing at least 128 semester hours is required for the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in biomedical engineering. A candidate for the bachelor's degree is required to earn a "C" or higher in all engineering courses and must achieve a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) in all of the biomedical engineering major courses. In addition, students must achieve a grade of "C–" or higher in all courses transferred into the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering. Students should contact the department for the most up-to-date information concerning the chemical engineering curriculum requirements.

There are three majors within the biomedical engineering bachelor's degree program. These include Cell and Bioprocess, Biomaterials and Biopolymers, and Imaging and Signal Processing. Most of the curriculum is common to all three majors, and includes topics in liberal studies, mathematics, basic science, computer science, advanced chemistry, general engineering science, and biomedical engineering science and design. History/social science/humanities electives are to be selected to satisfy the Florida State University liberal studies requirement. Students in all three majors should successfully complete the following courses in addition to the liberal studies, other University, and College of Engineering requirements:

Math and Science Prerequisites

MAC 2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4)

MAC 2312 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4)

MAC 2313 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (5)

ECH 3301 Process Analysis and Design (4)

BSC 2010 Biological Science I (3)

CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3)

CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)

CHM 1046 General Chemistry II (3)

CHM 1046L General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)

PHY 2048C General Physics A (combined lecture/lab) (5)

PHY 2049C General Physics B (combined lecture/lab) (5)

Advanced Chemistry

CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I (3)

CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II (3)

Or

CHM 3217 One Semester Organic Chemistry (3)

BCH 3023 Survey of Biochemistry (3)

General Engineering

EGN 1004L First Year Engineering Lab (1)

Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Science and Design

ECH 3023 Mass and Energy Balances I (3)

ECH 3024 Mass and Energy Balances II (4)

BME 3009 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (3)

BME 3100 Biomaterials (3)

BME 3101 Biothermodynamics (3)

BME 3622 Biotransport Phenomena I (3)

BME 3702 Biocomputations (4)

BME 4211 Biomechanics (3)

BME 4323 Biodynamics and Control (3)

BME 4323L Biodynamics and Control Laboratory (1)

BME 4403C Quantitative Anatomy and Systems Physiology I (3)

BME 4404C Quantitative Anatomy and Systems Physiology II (3)

BME 4503 Bioinstrumentation (3)

BME 4503L Bioinstrumentation Laboratory (1)

BME 4801 Biomedical Engineering Process Design I (3)

BME 4802 Biomedical Engineering Process Design II (3)

BME 4XXX Biomedical Engineering Electives (9)

Major Requirements

In addition to the courses listed above that are required for all majors, the following courses are specifically required for each of the three majors.

Major in Cell and Bioprocess

Biomedical Engineering Science and Design

BME 4332 Cell and Tissue Engineering (3)

BME 4332L Cell and Tissue Engineering Laboratory (1)

Chemical Engineering Science and Design

ECH 4504 Kinetics and Reactor Design (3)

Biomedical Engineering Electives

The three biomedical engineering electives (three semester hours each) are to be selected from the 4000-level elective courses offered in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering.

Note: A six credit hour sequence in the Department's Undergraduate Research Program, consisting of the course designations BME 4904 (BME - URP), or BME 4906 (BME - Honors in the Major), will substitute for the Biomedical Engineering Elective requirement.

Major in Biomaterials and Biopolymers

Biomedical Engineering Science and Design

BME 4332 Cell and Tissue Engineering (3)

BME 4332L Cell and Tissue Engineering Laboratory (1)

Chemical Engineering Science and Design

ECH 4823 Polymer Science and Engineering (3)

Biomedical Engineering Electives

The three biomedical engineering electives (three semester hours each) are to be selected from the 4000-level elective courses offered in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering.

Note: A six credit hour sequence in the Department's Undergraduate Research Program, consisting of the course designations BME 4904 (BME - URP), or BME 4906 (BME - Honors in the Major), will substitute for the Biomedical Engineering Elective requirement.

Major in imaging and signal processing

Biomedical Engineering Science and Design

BME 4XXX Medical Imaging (3)

BME 4XXX Medical Imaging Laboratory (1)

BME 4XXX Biosignals System Processing

Biomedical Engineering Electives

The three biomedical engineering electives (three semester hours each) are to be selected from the 4000-level elective courses offered in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering.

Note: A six credit hour sequence in the Department's Undergraduate Research Program, consisting of the course designations BME 4904 (BME - URP), or BME 4906 (BME - Honors in the Major), will substitute for the Biomedical Engineering Elective requirement.

Pre-Med Electives (recommended, consult the College of Medicine for details)

BCH 4053 General I (3)

BSC 2010L Biological Science I Lab (1)

BSC 2011 Biological Science II (3)

BSC 2011L Biological Science II Lab (1)

CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab (3)

PCB 3743 Vertebrate Physiology (3)

Academic Requirements and Policies

In accordance with criteria, specified by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc., (ABET), all engineering students are subject to a uniform set of academic requirements agreed upon by Florida State University and Florida A&M University. Students should consult the "FAMU-FSU College of Engineering" chapter of this General Bulletin and the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Website (https://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/cbe) for a list of all academic requirements and policies.

Prerequisite Grade Requirements

In addition to the college course prerequisite requirements, the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering requires students to have obtained a grade of at least "C–" in all courses listed as prerequisites for the department's engineering courses.

Undergraduate Research Program (URP)

The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering offers an Undergraduate Research Program (URP) in chemical and biomedical engineering to encourage talented juniors and seniors to undertake independent and original research as part of the undergraduate experience. The program is two-tiered, with those students meeting a more stringent set of academic requirements being admitted to the Honors in the major (Chemical and Biomedical Engineering) program. For requirements and other information, contact the department, and see the "University Honors Office and Honor Societies" chapter of this General Bulletin.

Definition of Prefixes

BME—Biomedical Engineering

ECH—Engineering: Chemical

EGS—Engineering: Support

Undergraduate Courses

Biomedical Engineering

BME 3009. Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (3). Prerequisites: BSC 2010, MAC 2312, and PHY 2048C, all with a grade of "C" or higher. Corequisites: ECH 3024, ECH 3301, MAC 2313, and PHY 2049C. This course presents an introduction to the field of biomedical engineering, building on previous basic coursework in biological science, physics, and calculus. Topics in cell physiology and modeling, bioinstrumentation, biomaterials, tissue engineering, and bioimaging are covered. The course provides sophomore-level biomedical engineering students with both fundamentals and applications in contemporary biomedical science and engineering.

BME 3100 Biomaterials (3). Prerequisites: BME 3361, BME 3622, BME 3702, and BME 4403C. Corequisites: BME 4211, BME 4503, BME 4503L, and BME 4404C. This course introduces fundamental concepts of biomaterials science and engineering. The course covers the basic properties of major classes of biomaterials including natural, polymeric, metallic, ceramic, carbon-based, composite, and nano-biomaterials. It also presents critical interactions between the biomaterials and biological systems, such as biocompatibility of biomaterials and foreign body reaction of the host to biomaterials. Since characterization tools are indispensable for biomaterials science and engineering, major techniques for characterizing biomaterials are taught, with an emphasis on introducing their basic principles.

BME 3361. Biotransport Phenomena (3). Prerequisites: ECH 3024, ECH 3301, PHY 2049C, and BME 3009. Corequisites: BME 3622, BME 3702, and BME 4403C. This course presents the fundamental concepts of transport phenomena in biological systems and applies these concepts to the solutions of problems relevant to biomedical engineering.

BME 3622. Biothermodynamics (3). Prerequisites: "C" grade or better in ECH 3024, ECH 3301, PHY 2049C, and BME 3009. Corequisites: BME 3361, BME 3702, and BME 4403C. This course covers the fundamental principles of thermodynamics and their application to biochemical, cellular, and physiological function. In addition, the principles of chemical kinetics of biochemical reactions and metabolic reaction networks are addressed.

BME 3702. Biocomputations (4). Prerequisites: ECH 3024, ECH 3301, Phy 2049C, BE 3009, and CHM 2210. Corequisites: BME 3622, BME 3361, and BME 4403C. This course covers structured programming techniques; numerical techniques useful in the solution of biomedical engineering problems: root finding techniques, direct and iterative approaches to solve linear systems, linear and nonlinear regression, interpolation, numerical differentiation and integration, and statistical analysis of data; numerical solutions of ordinary differential equations; and applications from physiological, cell, and molecular systems.

BME 4007. Biomedical Engineering (3). Prerequisites: ECH 3274L, ECH 3418, and ECH 4267. Corequisites: ECH 4404L, ECH 4504, and ECH 4604. This course introduces the major principles of the life sciences (microbiology, cell biology, and genetics) that are important for biomedical engineering applications. The application of the chemical engineering principles of kinetics, mass transport, bioreactor design, and separation processes to solve the important problems in the biomedical engineering are emphasized.

BME 4082. Biomedical Engineering Ethics (3). Prerequisites: BME 4404C, ECH 3274L, ECH 3418, and ECH 4267. This course is an introduction to the key theories, concepts, principles, and methodology relevant to the development of biomedical engineering professional ethics. The student is facilitated in his/her development of a code of professional ethics through written work, class discussion and case analysis.

BME 4211. Biomechanics (3). Prerequisites: "C" grade or better in the following courses: BME 3361, BME 3622, and BME 3702. Corequisites: BME 3100, BME 4503, BME 4503L, and BME 4404C. The course introduces the mechanical behavior of biological tissues and living systems, the mechanical properties of biological materials and its influence on the structure and function of living systems. Methods for the analysis of both rigid body and deformational mechanics are introduced as they apply to biological tissues including bone, muscle, and connective tissues. The course also introduces the methods of continuum mechanics to biomechanical phenomena at cellular to tissue or organ level.

BME 4503L. Bioinstrumentation Laboratory (1). Prerequisites: BME 3702, BME 4403C. This laboratory course provides hands-on use and construction of components and instrumentation used in clinical and biomedical research. The laboratory focuses on electrical components, transducers/sensors, and control systems.

BME 4403C. Quantitative Anatomy and Systems Physiology I (3). Prerequisites: BME 3009, ECH 3024, and ECH 3301, all with a grade of "C" or higher; and PHY 2049C. Corequisites: ECH 3101, ECH 3266, and ECH 3854. This course introduces engineering students to engineering principles of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The lecture portion of the course focuses on relating fundamental biomedical engineering concepts to the human physiological system. The laboratory portion of the course involves a practical, in-depth study of the physical and chemical interrelationships in the form and function of all human anatomical and physiological subsystems.

BME 4404C. Quantitative Anatomy and Systems Physiology II (3). Prerequisites: BME 4403C, ECH 3101, ECH 3266, and ECH 3854. Corequisites: ECH 3274L, ECH 3418, and ECH 4267. This course focuses on introducing fundamental concepts of anatomy and physiology of the human nervous, digestive, and urinary systems, quantitative aspects of systems, and scientific principles underlying the systems, diseases and disorders of systems, and biomedical engineering techniques related to the systems.

BME 4503. Bioinstrumentation (3). Prerequisites: BME 3702, BME 4403C. Corequisite: BME 4404C. This course is an overview of instrumentation used in clinical and biomedical research. The course reviews circuit theory and its application to systems measuring for biopotentials, stress and strain, pressure, temperature, and optical properties.

BME 4801. Biomedical Engineering Process Design I (3). Prerequisites: BCH 4053 and BME 4404C. Corequisite: Senior standing. This course is the first of a two-semester sequence on the design of biomedical engineering processes and products. The first semester consists of introducing students to the principles of engineering economics and cost estimation techniques relating to principles of biomedical engineering design. Included is an introduction to computer-aided design calculations.

BME 4802. Biomedical Engineering Process Design II (3). Prerequisites: BCH 4053, BME 4403C, and BME 4801. Corequisite: Senior standing. This course is the second of a two-semester sequence on the design of biomedical engineering processes and products. The second term focuses on the actual design of a biomedical engineering process or product using computer-aided design calculations. This is the capstone senior design course in biomedical engineering. An individual design project is completed by each student.

BME 4904r. Undergraduate Research Project (1–3). Prerequisite: BME 4403C, CHM 4410, ECH 3101, ECH 3266, ECH 3854, a 3.0 GPA, and instructor permission. Corequisites: ECH 3274L, ECH 3418, and ECH 4267. This course involves the completion of an Honors Undergraduate Research Program (URP) for six hours with a minimum grade of "C". This program requires independent student research on a topic relevant to biomedical engineering and may be used to satisfy the Chemical Engineering Elective requirement. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.

BME 4905r. Directed Individual Study (3). Prerequisite: Department chair permission. This course offers a supervised program of study approved by the department chair. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours. May be repeated within the same semester.

BME 4906r. Honors URP in Biomedical Engineering (1–3). Prerequisite: BME 4403C, CHM 4410, ECH 3101, ECH 3266, ECH 3854, a 3.2 GPA, and instructor permission. Corequisites: ECH 3274L, ECH 3418, and ECH 4267. This course involves the completion of an Honors Undergraduate Research Program (URP) for six hours with a minimum grade of "C". This program requires independent student research on a topic relevant to biomedical engineering and may be used to satisfy the Chemical Engineering Elective requirement. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours. May be repeated within the same semester.

BME 4937r. Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering (3). Prerequisite: BME 4404C, ECH 3274L, ECH 3418, and ECH 4267. Corequisite: ECH 4504. This course emphasizes recent developments in the field of biomedical engineering. Selected readings are assigned by the instructor. Structure of the course varies by instructor and topic, but generally involve lectures and a final project on a topic in biomedical engineering. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours.

Chemical Engineering

ECH 2050. Engineering Communications (2). This course includes techniques for effective oral communication in settings most frequently encountered by the practicing engineer. Speaking skills are applied in informal presentations, formal presentations, and interviews.

ECH 3023. Mass and Energy Balances I (3). Prerequisites: CHM 1046 and MAC 2312. Corequisites: CHM 2210, MAC 2313, and PHY 2048C. This course covers mass and energy balances related to chemical process systems and measurements, as well as to the development of problem-solving methodologies in mass and energy balances.

ECH 3024. Mass and Energy Balances II (4). Prerequisites: CHM 2210, MAC 2313, and PHY 2048C; as well as ECH 3023 with a grade of "C" or higher. Corequisites: BSC 2010, ECH 3301, and PHY 2049C. This course introduces the general concepts of chemical engineering. In this course, the applications of mass and energy balances are extended to include reactive systems, and systems undergoing phase changes as well as transient processes. Computational tools such as Excel and MATLAB are used to demonstrate the use of a structured programming language for material and energy balances.

ECH 3101. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3). Prerequisites: ECH 3023, ECH 3024, and ECH 3301, all with a grade of "C" or higher; and PHY 2049C. Corequisites: ECH 3266 and ECH 3854. In this course, students learn the basics of classical and solution thermodynamics. The course forms the link between the mass and energy balance courses, and separations.

ECH 3266. Transport Phenomena I (3). Prerequisites: ECH 3024 and ECH 3301, both with a grade of "C" or higher; and PHY 2049C. Corequisites: ECH 3101 and ECH 3854. This course examines integral balance equations for conservation of momentum, energy, and mass. Topics include the following: analysis of chemical processes involving fluid flow and heat and mass transfer, estimation of friction factors, and heat and mass transfer coefficients, pump selection and sizing, piping network analysis, and design of heat exchangers.

ECH 3274L. Transport Phenomena Laboratory (3). Prerequisites: ECH 3101, ECH 3266, and ECH 3854. Corequisites: ECH 3418 and ECH 4267. This course enables students to design and conduct experiments on fluid mechanics and heat transfer; analyze and interpret data; apply spreadsheets, statistical methods, and process models; as well as gain proficiency in operating basic chemical-engineering equipment and instruments. Emphasis is placed on safety, professionalism, teamwork, and oral/written communication.

ECH 3301. Process Analysis and Design (4). Prerequisite: MAC 2312. Corequisites: ECH 3023 and MAC 2313. This course examines the development and analysis of process models for systems that arise in chemical engineering applications.

ECH 3330. Statistical Approach to Process Improvement (3). Prerequisite: Completion of the academic requirements through the sophomore year in chemical engineering or in other engineering disciplines. This course covers ways to apply statistical process control and methods of planned experimentation to the design of products and processes, as well as to continuous quality improvement. Topics covered include control charts; process-capability studies; loss functions; acceptance sampling; design of experiments for screening studies and response-surface modeling; and analysis of variance. The course also introduces case studies in chemical processes, food engineering, and health care.

ECH 3418. Separations Processes (3). Prerequisites: ECH 3101, ECH 3266, and ECH 3854. Corequisites: ECH 3274L and ECH 4267. This course examines the principles of equilibrium and transport-controlled separations. Topics include analysis and design of stagewise and continuous separation processes, including distillation, absorption, extraction, filtration, and membrane separations.

ECH 3844. Chemical Engineering Statistics (3). This course introduces basic statistical analysis with an emphasis on applications relevant to Chemical Engineering. Applications covered include design of experiments and analysis of experimental data and modern software tools are utilized.

ECH 3854. Chemical Engineering Computations (4). Prerequisites: ECH 3024, ECH 3301, and PHY 2049C, all with a grade of "C" or higher. Corequisites: ECH 3101 and ECH 3266. This course covers topics such as structured programming techniques; numerical techniques useful in the solution of chemical engineering processes: root-finding techniques, direct and iterative approaches to solve linear systems, linear and nonlinear regression, interpolation, numerical differentiation and integration, statistical analysis of data; solutions of ordinary differential equations.

ECH 4267. Transport Phenomena II (3). Prerequisites: ECH 3101, ECH 3266, and ECH 3854. Corequisites: ECH 3274L and ECH 3418. This course focuses on the critical analytical and mathematical skills for analyzing fundamental concepts in transport phenomena (including fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and mass transfer) and the application of these concepts to the solution of problems relevant to chemical and biomedical engineering. The focus is on the microscopic description of momentum, energy, and mass transfer to obtain balance equations and to utilize information obtained from solutions of the balance equations to calculate engineering quantities of interest drag force, rate of heat and mass transfer in a wide variety of problems.

ECH 4323. Process Control (3). Prerequisites: ECH 4404L, ECH 4504, and ECH 4604. Corequisite: ECH 4615. This course focuses on the design and implementation of model-based control systems for chemical and biochemical systems. Topics include formulation of dynamic models, time and Laplace domain analysis of open-loop and closed-loop systems, and design of single variable and multivariable controllers. MATLAB and SIMULINK are used for dynamic process simulation and control system development. The lab is comprised of experiments designed to illustrate and apply control theory, measurement techniques, calibration, tuning of controls, characterization of sensors, and control circuits.

ECH 4323L. Process Control Lab (1). Prerequisites: ECH 4404L, ECH 4504, and ECH 4604. Corequisite: ECH 4615. This lab is comprised of experiments designed to illustrate and apply control theory, measurement techniques, calibration, tuning of controls, characterization of sensors, and control circuits.

ECH 4404L. Unit Operations Lab (3). Prerequisites: ECH 3274L, ECH 3418, and ECH 4267. Corequisites: ECH 4504 and ECH 4604. This course includes activities such as designing and conducting experiments in reaction kinetics and chemical separations, analyzing and interpreting data, applying spreadsheets, statistical methods, and process models. Students gain proficiency in operating basic chemical engineering equipment and instruments. Emphasis on safety, professionalism, teamwork, and oral and written communication.

ECH 4504. Kinetics and Reactor Design (3). Prerequisites: ECH 3274L, ECH 3418, and ECH 4267. This course covers the following topics: homogeneous and heterogeneous reaction kinetics; analysis of batch, mixed, plug, and recycle reactors; analysis of multiple reactions and multiple reactors; reactor temperature control; and catalytic reactor design.

ECH 4604. Chemical Engineering Process Design I (4). Prerequisites: ECH 3274L, ECH 3418, and ECH 4267. Corequisites: ECH 4404L and ECH 4504. This course is the first in a two-semester sequence on the analysis, synthesis, and design of chemical processes, preparing students for engineering practice. Students integrate knowledge from prior courses with process economics, computer-aided design, engineering standards, and realistic constraints to solve open-ended process problems.

ECH 4615. Chemical Engineering Process Design II (3). Prerequisites: ECH 4404L, ECH 4504, and ECH 4604. Corequisites: ECH 4323 and ECH 4323L. This course is the second in a two-semester sequence on the analysis, synthesis, and design of chemical processes, and prepares students for engineering practice. Students integrate knowledge from prior courses with process economics, computer-aided design, engineering standards, and realistic constraints to the design of chemical-process facilities.

ECH 4743. Bioengineering (3). Prerequisites: ECH 3274L, ECH 3418, and ECH 4267. Corequisites: ECH 4404L, ECH 4504, and ECH 4604. This course introduces chemical engineering students to the major principles of life sciences that are important for biotechnological applications, and extends and applies the students' knowledge of the chemical engineering principles of kinetics, mass transfer, separation, purification, and characterization to important problems in bioprocess engineering.

ECH 4781. Chemical Engineering—Environmental (3). Prerequisites: ECH 3274L, ECH 3418, and ECH 4267. Corequisites: ECH 4404L, ECH 4504, and ECH 4604. This course is an introduction to the history and development of environmental regulation and its scientific basis. Application of fundamental chemical engineering techniques involving mass transfer theory and reaction kinetics to problems associated with the fate of contaminants in the environment.

ECH 4823. Polymer Science and Engineering (3). Prerequisites: ECH 3274L, ECH 3418, and ECH 4267. Corequisites: ECH 4404L, ECH 4504, and ECH 4604. This course offers an introduction to different types of polymers and their physical properties. Topics include major synthetic paths and reaction kinetics, properties of macromolecules in solution, methods of molecular weight determination, and the role of phase transitions in amorphous and crystalline polymers.

ECH 4824. Chemical Engineering Materials (3). Prerequisites: ECH 3274L, ECH 3418, and ECH 4267. Corequisites: ECH 4404L, ECH 4504, and ECH 4604. This course provides an introduction to engineering materials, with emphasis on understanding the relation between structure, processing, and properties. In particular, the role of the atomic structure and arrangement, as well as the microstructure, in determining the physical properties of these materials is examined. In addition, polymers and modern processing techniques for improving material performance are studied. Finally, the resistance of materials to environmental factors, and factors in selection of materials for engineering applications are discussed.

ECH 4904r. Undergraduate Research Project in Chemical Engineering (1–3). Prerequisites: CHM 4410, ECH 3101, ECH 3266, ECH 3854, a 3.0 GPA, and instructor permission. Corequisites: ECH 3274L, ECH 3418, and ECH 4267. This course involves the completion of an Honors Undergraduate Research Program (URP) for six hours with a minimum grade of "C". This program requires independent student research on a topic relevant to biomedical engineering and may be used to satisfy the Chemical Engineering Elective requirement. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.

ECH 4905r. Directed Individual Study (1–3). Prerequisite: Permission of department chair. This is a supervised program of study. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours.

ECH 4906r. Honors—URP in Chemical Engineering (1–3). Prerequisites: BME 4403C, CHM 4410, ECH 3101, ECH 3266, ECH 3854, a 3.2 GPA, and instructor permission. Corequisites: ECH 3274L, ECH 3418, and ECH 4267. This course involves the completion of an Honors Undergraduate Research Program (URP) for six hours with a minimum grade of "C". This program requires independent student research on a topic relevant to biomedical engineering and may be used to satisfy the Chemical Engineering Elective requirement. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.

ECH 4937r. Special Topics in Chemical Engineering (3). Prerequisites: ECH 3274L, ECH 3418, and ECH 4267. Corequisite: ECH 4504. This course covers selected topics in chemical engineering with emphasis on contemporary developments in the field. May be repeated within the same term to a maximum of twelve semester hours.

General Engineering

EGS 3032. Engineering Ethics (3). Prerequisite: EGN 1004L. This course introduces the key theories, concepts, principles, and methodology relevant to the development of professional engineering ethics. Students are guided in their development of a code of professional ethics through written work, class discussion, and case analysis.

Graduate Courses

BME 5086. Biomedical Engineering Ethics (3).

BME 5905r. Directed Individual Study (1–3).

BME 5910. Supervised Research (3). (S/U grade only.)

BME 5935r. Biomedical Engineering Seminar (0). (S/U grade only.)

BME 5937r. Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering (3).

BME 5971r. Master's Thesis Research (1-12). (S/U grade only.)

BME 6530. NMR and MRI Methods in Biology and Medicine (3).

BME 6980r. Dissertation (1-9). (S/U grade only.)

ECH 5052. Research Methods in Chemical Engineering (3).

ECH 5126. Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I (3).

ECH 5261. Advanced Transport Phenomena I (3).

ECH 5262. Advanced Transport Phenomena II (3).

ECH 5526. Advanced Reactor Design (3).

ECH 5828. Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering (3).

ECH 5840. Advanced Chemical Engineering Mathematics I (3).

ECH 5841. Advanced Chemical Engineering Mathematics II (3).

ECH 5852. Advanced Chemical Engineering Computations (3).

ECH 5905r. Directed Individual Study (1–3).

ECH 5910. Supervised Research (3). (S/U grade only.)

ECH 5934r. Special Topics in Chemical Engineering (3).

ECH 5935r. Chemical Engineering Seminar (0). (S/U grade only.)

ECH 5971r. Master's Thesis Research (1-12). (S/U grade only.)

ECH 6272. Molecular Transport Phenomena (3).

ECH 6980r. Dissertation (1-24). (S/U grade only.)

For listings relating to graduate course work for thesis, dissertation, and master's and doctoral examinations and defense, consult the Graduate Bulletin.

CHEMICAL PHYSICS:

see Graduate Bulletin