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Bioproducts Engineering Minor

Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits in this minor: 14
This program provides students with a strong background in the basic sciences and engineering and their application to manufacturing and end-use applications of materials, chemicals, and energy from renewable resources.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Minor Courses
Take 14 or more credit(s) from the following:
· BBE 4302 - Biodegradation of Bioproducts (3.0 cr)
· BBE 4303 - Introduction to Bio-based Materials Science (3.0 cr)
· BBE 4305 - Pulp and Paper Technology (3.0 cr)
· BBE 4401 - Bioproducts Separation and Purification Processes (3.0 cr)
· BBE 4404 - Biopolymers and Biocomposites Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BBE 4502W - BBE Capstone Design [WI] (4.0 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)
· BBE 4001 - Chemistry of Biomass and Biomass Conversion to Fuels and Products [ENV] (4.0 cr)
or CHEM 4001 - Chemistry of Biomass and Biomass Conversion to Fuels and Products (4.0 cr)
· BBE 4301 - Applied Surface and Colloid Science (3.0 cr)
or CHEM 4301 - Applied Surface and Colloid Science (3.0 cr)
 
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BBE 4302 - Biodegradation of Bioproducts
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00808
Typically offered: Every Spring
Organisms of importance to bio-based products. Deterioration, control, bioprocesses for benefit. prereq: 1002 or instr consent
BBE 4303 - Introduction to Bio-based Materials Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01307
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 4305 - Pulp and Paper Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01074
Typically offered: Every Spring
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 4401 - Bioproducts Separation and Purification Processes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01308
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Unit operations of bioproducts engineering/manufacture; separations and purification processes.
BBE 4404 - Biopolymers and Biocomposites Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00825
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Structure/properties of biopolymers. Engineering of composites from these biopolymers or plant-based materials. prereq: [BBE/CSE upper division] or instr consent
BBE 4502W - BBE Capstone Design (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 2002, sr
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. This course should be taken during the last spring semester before graduation. prereq: 2002, sr
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: Every Spring
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: Every Spring
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: Every Spring
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 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: Every Fall
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
CHEM 4001 - Chemistry of Biomass and Biomass Conversion to Fuels and Products
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00806
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Chemical principles underlying structure, properties, processing, performance of plant materials. prereq: 2301, [jr or sr or instr consent]
BBE 4301 - Applied Surface and Colloid Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00807
Typically offered: Every Fall
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
CHEM 4301 - Applied Surface and Colloid Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00807
Typically offered: Every Fall
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