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Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering B.B.E.

Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering
College of Science and Engineering
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 128
  • Required credits within the major: 40 to 48
  • Degree: Bachelor of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering
The bioproducts and biosystems engineering curriculum provides a broad fundamental scientific and engineering background to harness the molecular building blocks of renewable resources for sustainable utilization, to design and develop biological systems, and to help improve the environment by developing solutions for environmental and natural resource issues affecting soil, water, and air. The curriculum offers three areas of specialization: bioproducts engineering, food engineering, and environmental and ecological engineering. The program produces graduates who * have a broad fundamental engineering background including mathematics, physical science, biological science and engineering science and design; * serve the engineering needs of clientele in the areas of bioproducts, bioprocessing and food, and environment and ecology; * are successfully employed in engineering jobs in industry, consulting, government, or academia; * are engaged in professional development and lifelong learning.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 10 courses before admission to the program.
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Mathematics
MATH 1271 - Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1371 - CSE Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
MATH 1272 - Calculus II (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1372 - CSE Calculus II (4.0 cr)
MATH 2243 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
or MATH 2373 - CSE Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
MATH 2263 - Multivariable Calculus (4.0 cr)
or MATH 2374 - CSE Multivariable Calculus and Vector Analysis (4.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Biological and Physical Sciences
BIOL 1009 - General Biology [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1021 {Inactive} [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
or CHEM 1031H {Inactive} [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1022 {Inactive} [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
or CHEM 1032H {Inactive} [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1401V - Honors Physics I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 1302W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1402V - Honors Physics II [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major or minor in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major or minor (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Common Core
BBE 1001 - Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering Orientation (1.0 cr)
BBE 2001 - Mechanics and Structural Design (4.0 cr)
BBE 2002 - Introduction to Engineering Design (3.0 cr)
BBE 3013 - Engineering Principles of Molecular and Cellular Processes (3.0 cr)
BBE 3033 - Material and Energy Balances in Biological Systems (3.0 cr)
BBE 3043 - Biological and Environmental Thermodynamics (3.0 cr)
BBE 3012 - Transport in Biological Processes I (4.0 cr)
BBE 4013 - Transport in Biological Processes II (3.0 cr)
BBE 4023W - Process Control and Instrumentation [WI] (3.0 cr)
BBE 4303 - Introduction to Bio-based Materials Science (3.0 cr)
BBE 4502W - BBE Capstone Design [WI] (4.0 cr)
STAT 3021 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans. (Note for the Twin Cities and Morris campuses: The honors sub-plan does not meet this requirement. Honors students are required to complete one sub-plan plus the honors sub-plan. Please see an adviser if no honors sub-plan is listed for the program.)
Bioproducts Engineering
Chemistry
CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I (3.0 cr)
CHEM 4501 - Introduction to Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Statistical Mechanics (3.0 cr)
Emphasis Courses
BBE 1002 - Biorenewable Resources [TS] (3.0 cr)
BBE 4001 - Chemistry of Biomass and Biomass Conversion to Fuels and Products [ENV] (4.0 cr)
BBE 4301 - Applied Surface and Colloid Science (3.0 cr)
BBE 4401 - Bioproducts Engineering (3.0 cr)
BBE 4402 - Bio-based Products Engineering Lab I (1.0 cr)
BBE 4403 - Bio-based Products Engineering Lab II (1.0 cr)
BBE 4713 - Biological Process Engineering (3.0 cr)
Technical Electives
See adviser for suggestions in creating a materials focus or an energy and manufacturing focus. Take a minimum of 2 courses or 6 credits from the following: BBE 4302, BBE 4305, BBE 4404, BBE 4733, BBE 3396, BBE 4491, BBE 4900, BBE 4504W, IE 5513), (Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:BIOC 3021, CHEM 2302, CHEM 2311, CHEM 4221, MATS 3801, MATS 4214, ME 4431W, IE 5551, CE 4502)
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· BBE 3396 - Industry Assignment (1.0 cr)
· BBE 4302 - Biodegradation of Bioproducts (3.0 cr)
· BBE 4305 - Pulp and Paper Technology (3.0 cr)
· BBE 4404 - Biopolymers and Biocomposites Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BBE 4491 - Senior Topics: Independent Study (1.0-4.0 cr)
· BBE 4504W - Sustainable Products Systems Management [WI] (3.0 cr)
· BBE 4733 - Renewable Energy Technologies [TS] (3.0 cr)
· BBE 4900 - Intern Reports (2.0 cr)
· IE 5513 - Engineering Safety (4.0 cr)
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 2311 - Organic Lab (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 4221 - Introduction to Polymer Chemistry (3.0 cr)
· BIOC 3021 - Biochemistry (3.0 cr)
· MATS 3801 - Structural Characterization Lab (4.0 cr)
· MATS 4214 - Polymers (3.0 cr)
· ME 4431W - Energy Conversion Systems Laboratory [WI] (4.0 cr)
· CE 4502 - Water and Wastewater Treatment (3.0 cr)
· IE 5551 - Production Planning and Inventory Control (4.0 cr)
Honors UHP
This is an honors sub-plan.
Students admitted to the University Honors Program (UHP) must fulfill UHP requirements in addition to degree program requirements. Honors courses used to fulfill degree program requirements will also fulfill UHP requirements. Current departmental honors course offerings are listed at: http://www.honors.umn.edu/academics/curriculum/dept_courses_current.html Honors students complete an honors thesis project in the final year, most often in conjunction with an honors thesis course, or with an honors directed studies or honors directed research course. Students select honors courses and plan for a thesis project in consultation with their UHP adviser and their departmental faculty adviser.
Environmental and Ecological Engineering
Biochemistry
BIOC 2011 - Biochemistry for the Agricultural and Health Sciences (3.0 cr)
Emphasis Courses
BBE 3023 - Ecological Engineering Principles (3.0 cr)
Environmental and Ecological Engineering
Take 3 or more course(s) from the following:
· BBE 4523 - Ecological Engineering Design (3.0 cr)
· BBE 4533 - Sustainable Waste Management Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BBE 4535 - Assessment and Diagnosis of Impaired Waters (3.0 cr)
· BBE 5513 - Watershed Engineering (3.0 cr)
Engineering Technical Electives
Select at least 9 credits of engineering electives from: (BBE 4523, 4533, 4535, or 5513 if not taken above) BBE 4401, BBE 4713, BBE 4723, BBE 4733, CE 3202, CE 3402, CE 3501, CE 4351, CE 4502, CE 4511, CE 4512, CE 4561, CE 4562, CE 5591, IE 5513
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· BBE 4401 - Bioproducts Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BBE 4713 - Biological Process Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BBE 4723 - Food Process Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BBE 4733 - Renewable Energy Technologies [TS] (3.0 cr)
· CE 3202 - Surveying and Mapping (2.0 cr)
· CE 3501 - Environmental Engineering [ENV] (3.0 cr)
· CE 4351 - Groundwater Mechanics (3.0 cr)
· CE 4502 - Water and Wastewater Treatment (3.0 cr)
· CE 4511 - Hydraulic Structures (3.0 cr)
· CE 4512 - Open Channel Hydraulics (4.0 cr)
· CE 4562 - Environmental Remediation Technology (3.0 cr)
· CE 5591 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· IE 5513 - Engineering Safety (4.0 cr)
Other Technical Electives
Select at least 9 credits with at least 1 course from (BIOL 3007W, BIOL 3407, EEB 3001, OR EBB 5601) ESPM 3603, ESPM 3606W, ESPM 3612W, ESPM 4608, ESPM 4609, FR 3131, SOIL 3416
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· BIOL 3007W - Plant, Algal, and Fungal Diversity and Adaptation [WI] (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 3407 - Ecology (3.0 cr)
· EEB 3001 - Ecology and Society [ENV] (3.0 cr)
· EEB 5601 - Limnology (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 3603 - Environmental Life Cycle Analysis (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 3606W - Pollution Prevention: Principles, Technologies, and Practices [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 3612W - Soil and Environmental Biology [WI] (3.0 cr)
· BBE 4608 - Environmental and Industrial Microbiology (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 4609 - Air Pollution Impacts, Management, and Ethical Challenges [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 3131 - Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Natural Resources [TS] (4.0 cr)
· SOIL 3416 - Plant Nutrients in the Environment (3.0 cr)
EIP
This sub-plan is optional and does not fulfill the sub-plan requirement for this program.
This option provides students with a hands-on work experience after the freshman year of the degree program. Students can take up to two semesters of intern work with one or more employers. An example may be two summers and one semester. This may be adjusted to suit individual needs. Students have an opportunity to assist in design work and apply their knowledge to practical problem solving. The experience helps students choose a career and select electives for the degree.
During the academic portion of the intern program students are expected to take a normal load of 11-13 credits. Graduation may be delayed because of the intern experience. It is important to plan ahead, since biosystems and agricultural engineering classes are usually offered only once per year, and in some cases in alternating years. Students registering for BBE 4900 must first submit a proposed plan of study with the intern coordinator.
Internship
A total of 4 BBE 4900 intern experience credits may be taken and applied toward the degree program as general engineering electives, but not as BBE electives.
BBE 4900 - Intern Reports (2.0 cr)
Food Engineering
Emphasis Courses
BBE 4402 - Bio-based Products Engineering Lab I (1.0 cr)
BBE 4713 - Biological Process Engineering (3.0 cr)
BBE 4723 - Food Process Engineering (3.0 cr)
VBS 2032 - General Microbiology With Laboratory (5.0 cr)
CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I (3.0 cr)
BIOC 3021 - Biochemistry (3.0 cr)
Take 3 or more course(s) from the following:
· BBE 4401 - Bioproducts Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BBE 4533 - Sustainable Waste Management Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BBE 4733 - Renewable Energy Technologies [TS] (3.0 cr)
· IE 5441 - Financial Decision Making (4.0 cr)
· IE 5513 - Engineering Safety (4.0 cr)
Technical Electives
Select 9 credits from BBE 4401, BBE 4533, BBE 4733, IE 5513, IE 5441, if not taken above and from the following list of courses below.
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· BBE 4001 - Chemistry of Biomass and Biomass Conversion to Fuels and Products [ENV] (4.0 cr)
· FSCN 1102 - Food: Safety, Risks, and Technology [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· FSCN 1112 - Principles of Nutrition (3.0 cr)
· FSCN 3102 - Introduction to Food Science (3.0 cr)
· FSCN 4112 - Food Chemistry and Functional Foods (3.0 cr)
· FSCN 4121 - Food Microbiology (3.0 cr)
· FSCN 4332 - Food Processing Operations (3.0 cr)
 
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MATH 1271 - Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Differential calculus of functions of a single variable, including polynomial, rational, exponential, and trig functions. Applications, including optimization and related rates problems. Single variable integral calculus, using anti-derivatives and simple substitution. Applications may include area, volume, work problems. prereq: 4 yrs high school math including trig or satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1151 or 1155]
MATH 1371 - CSE Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Differentiation of single-variable functions, basics of integration of single-variable functions. Applications: max-min, related rates, area, curve-sketching. Use of calculator, cooperative learning. prereq: CSE or pre-bioprod concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in biosys engn (PRE), background in [precalculus, geometry, visualization of functions/graphs], instr consent; familiarity with graphing calculators recommended
MATH 1272 - Calculus II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1272/1282/1252/1372/1572
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Techniques of integration. Calculus involving transcendental functions, polar coordinates. Taylor polynomials, vectors/curves in space, cylindrical/spherical coordinates. prereq: [1271 or equiv] with grade of at least C-
MATH 1372 - CSE Calculus II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1272/1282/1252/1372/1572
Typically offered: Every Spring
Techniques of integration. Calculus involving transcendental functions, polar coordinates, Taylor polynomials, vectors/curves in space, cylindrical/spherical coordinates. Use of calculators, cooperative learning. prereq: Grade of at least C- in [1371 or equiv], CSE or pre-Bioprod/Biosys Engr
MATH 2243 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2243/2373/2573
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Linear algebra: basis, dimension, matrices, eigenvalues/eigenvectors. Differential equations: first-order linear, separable; second-order linear with constant coefficients; linear systems with constant coefficients. prereq: [1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-
MATH 2373 - CSE Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2243/2373/2573
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Linear algebra: basis, dimension, eigenvalues/eigenvectors. Differential equations: linear equations/systems, phase space, forcing/resonance, qualitative/numerical analysis of nonlinear systems, Laplace transforms. Use of computer technology. prereq: [1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-, CSE or pre-Bio Prod/Biosys Engr
MATH 2263 - Multivariable Calculus
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2263/2373/2573H/3251
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Derivative as linear map. Differential/integral calculus of functions of several variables, including change of coordinates using Jacobians. Line/surface integrals. Gauss, Green, Stokes Theorems. prereq: [1272 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-
MATH 2374 - CSE Multivariable Calculus and Vector Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2263/2373/2573H/3251
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Derivative as linear map. Differential/integral calculus of functions of several variables, including change of coordinates using Jacobians. Line/surface integrals. Gauss, Green, Stokes theorems. Use of computer technology. prereq: [1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-, CSE or pre-Bioprod/Biosys Engr
BIOL 1009 - General Biology (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01525
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Major concepts of modern biology. Molecular structure of living things, energy recruitment/utilization, flow of genetic information through organisms/populations. Principles of inheritance, ecology, and evolution. Includes lab. prereq: high school chemistry; 1 term college chemistry recommended
PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00078 - Phys 1101W/1201W/1301W/1401V/1
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Motion, forces, conservation principles, structure of matter. Applications to mechanical systems. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1271 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1371 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1571
PHYS 1401V - Honors Physics I (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00078 - Phys 1201W/Phys1301W/Phys1401V
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Comprehensive, calculus-level general physics. Emphasizes use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Description of motion, forces, conservation principles. Structure of matter, with applications to mechanical systems. prereq: honors student and permission of University Honors Program
PHYS 1302W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Phys 1202W/1302W/1402V
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Motion, forces, conservation principles, fields, structure of matter. Applications to electromagnetic phenomena. prereq: 1301W, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1272 or Math 1372 or Math 1572
PHYS 1402V - Honors Physics II (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00079 - Phys 1202W/1302W/1402V
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Description of motion, forces, conservation principles, fields. Structure of matter, with applications to electro-magnetic phenomena. prereq: 1401V, honors student or permission of University Honors Program
BBE 1001 - Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering Orientation
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Academic programs/careers related to bioproducts and biosystems engineering. Required field trip.
BBE 2001 - Mechanics and Structural Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamental treatment of statics, dynamics, and principles of structural design. Techniques for individual components, including trusses, beams, and columns. Using conventional lumber products, engineered wood products, and steel. Lab. prereq: [MATH 1272 or MATH 1372], [PHYS 1101 or PHYS 1301]
BBE 2002 - Introduction to Engineering Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Identify, formulate, develop/complete open-ended designs in bioproducts & biosystems engineering at the conceptual level; engineering economics principles, safety/health considerations, and ethics for design project. Written, graphical, and oral presentations. prereq: [MATH 1271 or MATH 1371, CHEM 1021, BBE lower div (soph) or upper div (jr), freshman writing req] or instr consent
BBE 3013 - Engineering Principles of Molecular and Cellular Processes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01737 - BAE 3013/BBE 3013
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Applied engineering principles in biological processes. Classification of microbes of industrial importance. Parameters for cellular control. Modeling of cell growth/metabolism, enzymatic catalysis, bioreactor design, product recovery operations design. Case studies. prereq: BIOL 1009, [CHEM 1022 or [CHEM 1062, CHEM 1066] or [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in CHEM 1062, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in CHEM 1066]], Math 1272 or Math 1372 or instr consent
BBE 3033 - Material and Energy Balances in Biological Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic principles of materials and energy balances, their applications in biological systems. prereq: CHEM 1022, [MATH 1272 or MATH 1372], PHYS 1302
BBE 3043 - Biological and Environmental Thermodynamics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Laws of thermodynamics for energy, environmental and biological sciences. First/second laws of thermodynamics in representing phase change, biochemical reactions, metabolic cycles, and photosynthesis. prereq: BIOL 1009, CHEM 1021, [MATH 1272], PHYS 1302
BBE 3012 - Transport in Biological Processes I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to fluid mechanics. Fluid statics/kinematics. Differential/finite control volume analysis with continuity, momentum, energy equations. Bernoulli/Euler Equation. Dimensional analysis. Potential flow. Non-Newtonian Fluids. Applications to biological fluids/biological systems. prereq: 2001, 3033, [MATH 2243 or 2373], [MATH 2263 or 2374], PHYS 1302W or instr consent
BBE 4013 - Transport in Biological Processes II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of thermodynamics, fluid flow, heat/mass transfer to design problems. Biological processes/materials at cell, organism, system level. Agricultural, environmental, food, bioprocess applications. Solution of equations involving computer programming assignments. prereq: 3012, 3043, [upper div CSE or instr consent]
BBE 4023W - Process Control and Instrumentation (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01321 - BBE 4023/BBE 5023
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Measurement of motion, force, pressure, flow, temperature, size, shape, color, texture, rheology, moisture, water mobility, fat, and pH. Linking physical and biological control systems. prereq: Upper div CSE or grad student
BBE 4303 - Introduction to Bio-based Materials Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01307
Prerequisites: 2001 or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of materials science, their application to bio-based materials. prereq: 2001 or instr consent
BBE 4502W - BBE Capstone Design (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Students develop, select, formulate, and complete an open-ended, comprehensive engineering process/product design project. prereq: [2113 or 4501], sr
STAT 3021 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Elementary probability, probability distributions. Sampling, elements of statistical inference. Regression. prereq: Math 1272
CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01929
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Organic compounds, constitutions, configurations, conformations, reactions. Molecular structure. Chemical reactivity/properties. Spectroscopic characterization of organic molecules. prereq: C- or better in 1062/1066 or 1072H/1076H or equiv or B or better in 1071H/1075H, 1072H/1076H
CHEM 4501 - Introduction to Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Statistical Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00117 - Chem 3501/4501
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Physical chemistry as it relates to macroscopic descriptions of chemical systems. Chemical thermodynamics, phase equilibria, chemical equilibria. Statistical mechanics. Phenomenological reaction kinetics. Kinetic theory of gases. Collision, statistical theories of reaction rates. prereq: [1062/1066 or 1071H/1075H], [MATH 2263 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in MATH 2263 or MATH 2374 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in MATH 2374], [PHYS 1302 or PHYS 1402V or PHYS 1502V]
BBE 1002 - Biorenewable Resources (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3V
Environmental/social impacts of materials used to make a product. Biorenewable resources, using wood and agriculture-based biomass. Environmental, technological, social, and economic implications of the use of these resources.
BBE 4001 - Chemistry of Biomass and Biomass Conversion to Fuels and Products (ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00806
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V
Chemistry of biomass and its sustainable utilization for biofuels and bioproducts, including bio-based materials. Chemicals/energy and their environmental implications within the context of chemical principles and associated reactions underlying the structure, properties, processing, and performance of plant materials. prereq: CHEM 2301 or instr consent
BBE 4301 - Applied Surface and Colloid Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00807 - BBE 4301/BBE 5301
Typically offered: 9V
Introduction to surface/colloid science concepts. Surface tension, wetting, adsorption, capillarity. Formation/stability of sols, emulsions, and foams. Water solubility. Partition coefficients of organic species. Properties of both surfactants and water soluble polymers. Focuses on interdisciplinary applications. prereq: 3043 or BMEN 2101 or CHEN 3101 or CHEM 4501 or instr consent
BBE 4401 - Bioproducts Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01308
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V
Unit operations of bioproducts engineering/manufacture. prereq: [3033, 3012, UD] or instr consent
BBE 4402 - Bio-based Products Engineering Lab I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00823
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3V
Lab exercises in bio-based products engineering. prereq: CHEM 2301, [jr or sr or instr consent]
BBE 4403 - Bio-based Products Engineering Lab II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00824
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V
Lab exercises in bio-based products engineering. prereq: CHEM 2301, [jr or sr or instr consent]
BBE 4713 - Biological Process Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01674 - BBE 4713/BBE 5713/ChEn 5751
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3V
Material/energy balances. Homogeneous reactions of bioprocess engineering/biological systems. Fermentation engineering, reactor design. Filtration, centrifugation, separation, absorption, extraction, chromatography. Biorefining. Conversion of biomass. prereq: [3033, [4013 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4013], upper div CSE] or instr consent
BBE 3396 - Industry Assignment
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Industry work assignment in forest products cooperative education program. Evaluation based on formal report. prereq: BBE cooperative ed student, approval of departmental co-op coordinator
BBE 4302 - Biodegradation of Bioproducts
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00808
Typically offered: 3V
Organisms of importance to bio-based products. Deterioration, control, bioprocesses for benefit. prereq: 1002 or instr consent
BBE 4305 - Pulp and Paper Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: 3V
Pulping processes, fiber refining/processing, paper manufacturing, fiber/paper properties, recycling. Water requirements, effluent treatment. Chemical/mechanical pulping, pulp preparation, secondary fiber, de-inking, wet end additives. Lab problems/exercises, lectures. Online course. prereq: Junior or senior or instr consent
BBE 4404 - Biopolymers and Biocomposites Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00825
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V
Structure/properties of biopolymers. Engineering of composites from these biopolymers or plant-based materials. prereq: [BBE/CSE upper division] or instr consent
BBE 4491 - Senior Topics: Independent Study
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Independent study in student's area of interest. prereq: sr, instr consent
BBE 4504W - Sustainable Products Systems Management (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02277 - BBE 4504W/BBE 5504
Prerequisites: Jr or Sr or #
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 3V
Concepts of new-product development and product management, their application to bio-based products. prereq: Jr or Sr or instr consent
BBE 4733 - Renewable Energy Technologies (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01676 - BBE 4733/BBE 5733/ChEn 5551
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3V
Energy security. Environmental, economic, societal impacts. Current/emerging technologies for production/use, characteristics of renewable energy, key methods for efficient production. Current/probable future. Impact on sustainable development. prereq: Junior or senior
BBE 4900 - Intern Reports
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Reports on intern work assignments reviewed by faculty/industry advisers. prereq: [CSE or CFANS] student in BBE, instr consent
IE 5513 - Engineering Safety
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Occupational, health, and product safety. Standards, laws, and regulations. Hazards and their engineering control, including general principles, tools and machines, mechanics and structures, electrical safety, materials handling, fire safety, and chemicals. Human behavior and safety, procedures and training, warnings and instructions. prereq: Upper div CSE or grad student
CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01923 - Chem 2302/Chem 2332H
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Reactions, synthesis, and spectroscopic characterization of organic compounds, organic polymers, and biologically important classes of organic compounds such as lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides, proteins, and nucleic acids. prereq: Grade of at least C- in 2301
CHEM 2311 - Organic Lab
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02108 - Chem 2311/Chem 2312H
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Lab techniques in synthesis, purification, and characterization of typical organic compounds. prereq: Grade of at least C- in [2302, 2304] or [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 2302, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 2304]
CHEM 4221 - Introduction to Polymer Chemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00295 - ChEn 8221/MatS 8221/Chem 8221
Typically offered: 9V
Condensation, radical, ionic, emulsion, ring-opening, metal-catalyzed polymerizations. Chain conformation, solution thermodynamics, molecular weight characterization, physical properties. prereq: [2302, 4501] or instr consent
BIOC 3021 - Biochemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00467 - BioC 3021/BioC 6021
Prerequisites: [2331 or CHEM 2301, [BIOL 1002 or BIOL 1009 or BIOL 2003]] or #
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Fundamentals of biochemistry. Structure/function of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates. Metabolism/regulation of metabolism. Quantitative treatments of chemical equilibria, enzyme catalysis, and bioenergetics. Chemical basis of genetic information flow. prereq: [2331 or CHEM 2301, [BIOL 1002 or BIOL 1009 or BIOL 2003]] or instr consent
MATS 3801 - Structural Characterization Lab
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9V
Characterization of structure of engineering materials by optical/electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, x-ray diffraction, spectroscopic method, related methods. Crystallography, defects, microstructure, macromolecular structure. Specimen preparation, data collection/analysis, maintaining laboratory notebook. prereq: [3011, MatS upper div] or dept consent
MATS 4214 - Polymers
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3V
Polymer structure-property relations: structure/morphology of crystalline/amorphous state. Crystallization kinetics. Vitrification and glass transition. Mechanical properties, failure, permeability, optical/electrical properties, polymer composites, effect of processing on properties. prereq: [3011, [4001 or CHEN 4101], [upper div MatS or ChEn]] or instr consent
ME 4431W - Energy Conversion Systems Laboratory (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Analyze operation/control of engines, power plants, heating/ventilation systems. Performance characteristics of devices, measurement techniques. Interpretation of experimental data. Presentation of results. prereq: 3333, 4031W, [ME upper div or grad student]
CE 4502 - Water and Wastewater Treatment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Theory of chemical, physical, and biological processes in treating water and wastewater. Sequencing of processes. Design of treatment facilities. Impact on society. prereq: 3501 or CHEN 2001
IE 5551 - Production Planning and Inventory Control
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01917 - IE 4551/IE 5551
Typically offered: 9V3V
Inventory control, supply chain management, demand forecasting, capacity planning, aggregate production and material requirement planning, operations scheduling, and shop floor control. Quantitative models used to support decisions. Implications of emerging information technologies and of electronic commerce for supply chain management and factory operation. prereq: CNR or upper div or grad student
BIOC 2011 - Biochemistry for the Agricultural and Health Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00467 - BioC 3021/6021/Biol 3021
Typically offered: 9V3V
Survey of organic chemistry/biochemistry outlining structure/metabolism of biomolecules, metabolic regulation, principles of molecular biology. prereq: Chem 1015, Bio 1009, credit not granted if received for 3021
BBE 3023 - Ecological Engineering Principles
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Physical, thermal, texture, strength, moisture properties of soil. Saturated/unsaturated moisture movement. Quantitative descriptions of mass/energy flux/storage in ecosystems. Distribution of vegetation in landscapes. Engineering/management impacts on soil-water-plant systems. prereq: BIOL 1009, [BBE 3012 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in BBE 3012] or instr consent
BBE 4523 - Ecological Engineering Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01673 - BBE 4523/BBE 5523
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3V
Application of ecological engineering to design of remediation systems. Artificial ecosystems, ecosystem/wetland restoration, constructed wetlands. Biological engineering for slope stability. Waste treatment. Restoring ecological service of watersheds. prereq: [CHEM 1022 or [CHEM 1062, CHEM 1066], 3012, upper div CSE] or instr consent
BBE 4533 - Sustainable Waste Management Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3O
Sources/characteristics of agricultural wastes. Livestock, food processing, domestic wastes. Physical, biological, chemical, rheological, microbiological properties. Effects on environment. Collection, storage, treatment (aerobic/anaerobic), use/disposal. Land application. prereq: 3023, upper div CSE
BBE 4535 - Assessment and Diagnosis of Impaired Waters
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01756
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9V
Assessing impaired waters and developing TMDL for conventional pollutants. Preparing/communicating legal, social, and policy aspects. TMDL analysis of real-world impaired waters problem. Field trip to impaired waters site. prereq: Upper division CSE or CFANS or CBS student or instr consent
BBE 5513 - Watershed Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V
Application of engineering principles to managing surface runoff from agricultural, range, and urban watersheds. Design of facilities and selection of land use practices for controlling surface runoff to mitigate problems of flooding and degradation of surface-water quality. prereq: 3023, upper div CSE
BBE 4401 - Bioproducts Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01308
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V
Unit operations of bioproducts engineering/manufacture. prereq: [3033, 3012, UD] or instr consent
BBE 4713 - Biological Process Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01674 - BBE 4713/BBE 5713/ChEn 5751
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3V
Material/energy balances. Homogeneous reactions of bioprocess engineering/biological systems. Fermentation engineering, reactor design. Filtration, centrifugation, separation, absorption, extraction, chromatography. Biorefining. Conversion of biomass. prereq: [3033, [4013 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4013], upper div CSE] or instr consent
BBE 4723 - Food Process Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01675 - BBE 4723/BBE 5723
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3V
Material/energy balance, fluid dynamics, heat/mass transfer in refrigeration, freezing, psychometrics, dehydration, evaporation, non-thermal processing, and separation. Development control for production of food products. prereq: [[4013 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4013], upper div CSE] or instr consent
BBE 4733 - Renewable Energy Technologies (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01676 - BBE 4733/BBE 5733/ChEn 5551
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3V
Energy security. Environmental, economic, societal impacts. Current/emerging technologies for production/use, characteristics of renewable energy, key methods for efficient production. Current/probable future. Impact on sustainable development. prereq: Junior or senior
CE 3202 - Surveying and Mapping
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V5V
Theory of precision measurements of distance, elevation, angle, and direction of points/lines above, on, or beneath earth's surface. Establishing such points/lines. Elements of coordinate systems, datum planes, and maps. prereq: MATH 1271, MATH 1272], [CSE or Construction Mgmt]
CE 3501 - Environmental Engineering (ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Introduction to environmental engineering. Quantitative approach to environmental problems. Scientific background for understanding roles of engineers and scientists. prereq: Chem 1022, Phys 1302
CE 4351 - Groundwater Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00614 - CE 4351/GeoE 4351
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V
Shallow confined, unconfined, and sem-confined flows. Flow in two coupled aquifers separated by leaky layers. Transient flow. Flow toward wells. Streamlines/pathlines in two/three dimensions. Contaminant transport. Elementary computer modeling. prereq: [3502, [upper div CSE or grad student]] or instr consent
CE 4502 - Water and Wastewater Treatment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Theory of chemical, physical, and biological processes in treating water and wastewater. Sequencing of processes. Design of treatment facilities. Impact on society. prereq: 3501 or CHEN 2001
CE 4511 - Hydraulic Structures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T
Hydraulic design procedures for culverts, dams, spillways, outlet works, and river control works. Drop structures, water intakes, bridge crossings. Offered alt yrs. prereq: 4501
CE 4512 - Open Channel Hydraulics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Theories of flow in open channels, including gradually varied and rapidly varied flows, steady and unsteady flows. Computational methods for unsteady open channel flows, applications to flood routing. Introduction to moveable bed mechanics. prereq: CSE or grad, 3502 or instr consent
CE 4562 - Environmental Remediation Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3T
Technologies designed for removal of pollutants from groundwater and soils. Advances in technological design. Emerging technologies such as in situ bioremediation, phytoremediation. Role of environmental biotechnology in pollution abatement. prereq: [3501, 4501] or instr consent
IE 5513 - Engineering Safety
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Occupational, health, and product safety. Standards, laws, and regulations. Hazards and their engineering control, including general principles, tools and machines, mechanics and structures, electrical safety, materials handling, fire safety, and chemicals. Human behavior and safety, procedures and training, warnings and instructions. prereq: Upper div CSE or grad student
BIOL 3007W - Plant, Algal, and Fungal Diversity and Adaptation (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Evolution/diversity of plants. Their adaptations for survival in varied environments. Includes lab. prereq: One semester college biology, CHEM 1021
BIOL 3407 - Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00005 - Biol 3407/3807/5407/EEB 3001
Typically offered: 9V
Principles of population growth/interactions and ecosystem function applied to ecological issues. Regulation of human populations, dynamics/impacts of disease, invasions by exotic organisms, habitat fragmentation, biodiversity. Lab. prereq: [One semester college biology], [MATH 1142 or MATH 1271 or MATH 1281 or equiv]
EEB 3001 - Ecology and Society (ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Basic concepts in ecology. Organization, development, function of ecosystem. Population growth/regulation. Human effect on ecosystems. prereq: [Jr or sr] recommended; biological sciences students may not apply cr toward major
EEB 5601 - Limnology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Advanced introduction to description/analysis of interaction of physical, chemical, and biological factors that control functioning of life in lakes and other freshwater aquatic environments. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ESPM 3603 - Environmental Life Cycle Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01075
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9V
Concepts/issues relating to inventory, subsequent analysis of production systems. Production system from holistic point of view, using term commonly used in industrial ecology: "metabolic system."
ESPM 3606W - Pollution Prevention: Principles, Technologies, and Practices (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01078 - ESPM 3606/ESPM 5606
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9V
Pollution prevention, green chemistry, cleaner production, Design for the Environment (DfE), life cycle management. Practices and technologies that reduce industrial emissions/costs by preventing pollution. prereq: CHEM 1011 or [CHEM 1015, CHEM 1017] or instr consent
ESPM 3612W - Soil and Environmental Biology (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Properties of microorganisms that impact soil fertility, structure, and quality. Nutrient requirements of microbes and plants, and mineral transformations in biogeochemical cycling. Symbiotic plant/microbe associations and their role in sustainable agricultural production. Biodegradation of pollutants and bioremediation approaches. prereq: Biol 1009 or equiv, Chem 1021 or equiv; 2125 recommended
BBE 4608 - Environmental and Industrial Microbiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01079 - BBE 4608/BBE 5608
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9V
Use of organisms in remediation of waste/pollution problems related to bio-based product industries. Types, characteristics, identification of useful microorganisms. Applications of microbes to benefit industrial processes of wood/fiber. prereq: [BIOL 1001 or BIOL 1009], CHEM 1011
ESPM 4609 - Air Pollution Impacts, Management, and Ethical Challenges (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01731 - ESPM 4609/ESPM 5609
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3V
Air pollutants, sources, and impacts on humans, plants, animals, soil, water, atmosphere, and planet. Emission rates, measurement, control technologies, air pollution laws/regulations. Personal erspectives/ethics related to air pollution, how they impact professional/civic life. prereq: [BIOL 1001 or BIOL 1009], [CHEM 1011 or CHEM 1015 or CHEM 1021], CHEM 1017
FNRM 3131 - Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Natural Resources (TS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: FR 3131/5131
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9V3V
Spatial data development/analysis in science/management of natural resources. Data structures/sources/collection/quality. Geodesy, map projections, spatial/tabular data analysis. Digital terrain analysis, cartographic modeling, modeling perspectives, limits of technology. Lab exercises. Both onsite and fully online options for course enrollment. prereq: Soph or jr or sr or UHP fr
SOIL 3416 - Plant Nutrients in the Environment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 2125
Typically offered: 9V3V
Fundamental concepts in soil fertility and plant nutrition. Discuss dynamics of mineral elements in soil, plants, and the environment. Evaluation, interpretation, and correction of plant nutrient problems.
BBE 4900 - Intern Reports
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Reports on intern work assignments reviewed by faculty/industry advisers. prereq: [CSE or CFANS] student in BBE, instr consent
BBE 4402 - Bio-based Products Engineering Lab I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00823
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3V
Lab exercises in bio-based products engineering. prereq: CHEM 2301, [jr or sr or instr consent]
BBE 4713 - Biological Process Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01674 - BBE 4713/BBE 5713/ChEn 5751
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3V
Material/energy balances. Homogeneous reactions of bioprocess engineering/biological systems. Fermentation engineering, reactor design. Filtration, centrifugation, separation, absorption, extraction, chromatography. Biorefining. Conversion of biomass. prereq: [3033, [4013 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4013], upper div CSE] or instr consent
BBE 4723 - Food Process Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01675 - BBE 4723/BBE 5723
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3V
Material/energy balance, fluid dynamics, heat/mass transfer in refrigeration, freezing, psychometrics, dehydration, evaporation, non-thermal processing, and separation. Development control for production of food products. prereq: [[4013 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4013], upper div CSE] or instr consent
VBS 2032 - General Microbiology With Laboratory
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9V3V
Bacterial metabolism, growth/genetics, biology of viruses/fungi. Control of microorganisms. Host-microbe interactions, microorganisms/disease, applied microbiology. prereq: One semester each of college chemistry, biology
CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01929
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Organic compounds, constitutions, configurations, conformations, reactions. Molecular structure. Chemical reactivity/properties. Spectroscopic characterization of organic molecules. prereq: C- or better in 1062/1066 or 1072H/1076H or equiv or B or better in 1071H/1075H, 1072H/1076H
BIOC 3021 - Biochemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00467 - BioC 3021/BioC 6021
Prerequisites: [2331 or CHEM 2301, [BIOL 1002 or BIOL 1009 or BIOL 2003]] or #
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Fundamentals of biochemistry. Structure/function of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates. Metabolism/regulation of metabolism. Quantitative treatments of chemical equilibria, enzyme catalysis, and bioenergetics. Chemical basis of genetic information flow. prereq: [2331 or CHEM 2301, [BIOL 1002 or BIOL 1009 or BIOL 2003]] or instr consent
BBE 4401 - Bioproducts Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01308
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V
Unit operations of bioproducts engineering/manufacture. prereq: [3033, 3012, UD] or instr consent
BBE 4533 - Sustainable Waste Management Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3O
Sources/characteristics of agricultural wastes. Livestock, food processing, domestic wastes. Physical, biological, chemical, rheological, microbiological properties. Effects on environment. Collection, storage, treatment (aerobic/anaerobic), use/disposal. Land application. prereq: 3023, upper div CSE
BBE 4733 - Renewable Energy Technologies (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01676 - BBE 4733/BBE 5733/ChEn 5551
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3V
Energy security. Environmental, economic, societal impacts. Current/emerging technologies for production/use, characteristics of renewable energy, key methods for efficient production. Current/probable future. Impact on sustainable development. prereq: Junior or senior
IE 5441 - Financial Decision Making
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Cash flow streams, interest rates, fixed income securities. Evaluating investment alternatives, capital budgeting, dynamic cash flow process. Mean-variance portfolio selection, Capital Asset Pricing Model, utility maximization, risk aversion. Derivative securities, asset dynamics, basic option pricing theory. prereq: CSE upper div or grad student
IE 5513 - Engineering Safety
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Occupational, health, and product safety. Standards, laws, and regulations. Hazards and their engineering control, including general principles, tools and machines, mechanics and structures, electrical safety, materials handling, fire safety, and chemicals. Human behavior and safety, procedures and training, warnings and instructions. prereq: Upper div CSE or grad student
BBE 4001 - Chemistry of Biomass and Biomass Conversion to Fuels and Products (ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00806
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V
Chemistry of biomass and its sustainable utilization for biofuels and bioproducts, including bio-based materials. Chemicals/energy and their environmental implications within the context of chemical principles and associated reactions underlying the structure, properties, processing, and performance of plant materials. prereq: CHEM 2301 or instr consent
FSCN 1102 - Food: Safety, Risks, and Technology (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Introduction to inherent risks/safety of food supply. Use of public policy and food technology to reduce risks. Microbiological, chemical, and environmental hazards, government/industry controls.
FSCN 1112 - Principles of Nutrition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Fundamental concepts of nutrition, nutrient functions, human nutritional requirements, food sources. Evaluating nutrition information/food safety. Role of nutrition in chronic disease, public policy, and the environment. prereq: High school [biology, chemistry]
FSCN 3102 - Introduction to Food Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Introduction to chemical/physical properties of foods. Evaluating interaction/reaction of foods due to formulation, processing, preparation. prereq: CHEM 1022 or [CHEM 1062 and CHEM 1066]
FSCN 4112 - Food Chemistry and Functional Foods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Most-important food constituents, their occurrence, structures, functional properties, and health benefits. Proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, water. Vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytochemicals, food additives, contaminants. prereq: 3102, BIOC 3021
FSCN 4121 - Food Microbiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: 3V
Microorganisms involved in food-borne disease, food fermentations, and food spoilage. Methods for their control/detection. Food microbiology. Foodborne pathogens. Microbial food spoilage. Control of microorganisms in food. prereq: BIOC 3021, [2021 or VBS 2032 or MICB 3301]
FSCN 4332 - Food Processing Operations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Engineering principles applied to commonly used food processing operations. Blanching, pasteurization, sterilization, frying, baking, milling, extrusion. Meat processing, water treatment, waste management. prereq: 4331 or BAE 4744