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Chemical Engineering

Concentration in Bioengineering - Chemical Engineering Program Guide

03/10/05 BGL

There are three basic components to earning a concentration in bioengineering:

            A. two courses that are part of the standard curriculum (7-8 s.h.)

            B. focused selection of chemical engineering electives (6 hr) and jr/sr clinic projects (2 hr)

            C. one additional bioengineering-related non-chemical engineering course (3-4 hr)

These three components will guide you towards the 18 s.h. of courses required for the bioengineering concentration.  The most challenging aspect will be completing component C.

The curriculum listed below guides you through components A and B of this process.  Standard courses that count towards the bioengineering concentration and courses that require a focused selection of electives are highlighted in Bold.  Bear in mind that only one of your jr / sr clinic projects must be bioengineering-related.  Further description can be found on the following page.

Component A consists of two courses that are already required for the standard chemical engineering degree.  You must take Biological Systems and Applications (0401.201) and you must take an advanced chemistry elective.  Biological Systems and Applications is typically taken in the fall of your sophomore year.  The advanced chemistry elective is typically taken in the spring of your senior year, although sometimes this can be taken in the fall of your senior year.  The advanced chemistry elective need not have a bioengineering component, but selecting a course that does include a bioengineering component is encouraged.

Component B consists of a focused selection of chemical engineering electives and jr / sr engineering clinic projects.  One semester of jr / sr engineering clinic must be spent on a bioengineering related project.  This project can be from any engineering discipline, as long as it has a substantial bioengineering component.  Your selection of senior year electives must also be focused on bioengineering electives within the chemical engineering department.  Your schedule has space for one chemical engineering elective in the fall of your senior year and one in the spring of your senior year.  To earn a concentration in bioengineering, these electives should be from the approved list of bioengineering electives within chemical engineering.  If you would like to take a non-chemical engineering elective in place of your chemical engineering elective you must obtain approval from your advisor for your B.S. in Chemical Engineering.

Component C consists of at least one bioengineering-related course outside of chemical engineering (non course number).  This course must be from the list of approved electives in biology, chemistry, and other engineering disciplines, given below.  You must determine how this will fit into your schedule.  It is recommended that you plan when you will take these courses.  First you should consult the Fall, Spring and Summer Schedule of Courses on the Rowan Website to determine when these courses have been offered in the past.   Next, check with the department offering this course to verify the offering.  The most likely mechanism is for you to complete your general education requirements early, and then fill this open space in your schedule with an approved elective.  Currently, general education blocks appear in the curriculum during both semesters of the freshman year, spring of the junior year, and fall of the senior year.

Approved chemical engineering electives with substantial bioengineering component are listed below.  Approved electives outside of chemical engineering can be found on the following page.

Chemical Engineering

Bioprocess Engineering (3 s.h.) 0906.462          

prerequisites = Chemistry I (Lecture and Lab) = 1906.100 or Advanced College Chemistry I = 1906.105, Calculus II = 1701.130

Principles of Biomedical Engineering (3 s.h.) 0906.472   

prerequisites = 1906.100 or 1906.105, 1701.131

Principles of Bioseparation Processes (3 s.h.)  0906.476

prerequisite = Separation Processes = 0906.314

Principles of Food Engineering (3 s.h.) 0906.482           

prerequisites = 1906.100 or 1906.105, 1701.131

Principles of Engineering Exercise Physiology (4 s.h.)  0906.483

prerequisites = 1906.100 or 1906.105, Math for Engineering Analysis = 1701.236

Fundamentals of Controlled Release (3 s.h.)  0906.484

Prerequisites: 1906.100 or 1906.105, 701.131.

Membrane Processes (3 s.h.)  0906.486

Prerequisites: 1906.100 or 1906.105, 1701.131.

Concentration in Bioengineering - Chemical Engineering Checklist

03/17/06, BGL

Student Name:____________________________________________________


Required Credits

Term Completed

Earned Credits

Biological Systems and Applications1


Advanced Chemistry Elective2


Bioengineering-related Jr/Sr Clinic3


Bioengineering-related ChE Elective #14


Bioengineering-related ChE Elective #24


Bioengineering-related non-ChE Elective #15


1 = or approved substitute (AP Bio1 & AP Bio2, Bio1 + Bio2, Bio1 + Intro Microbiol)

2 = any course that satisfies Advanced Chemistry Elective is sufficient

3 = pending approval from ChE Bioengineering faculty coordinator

4 = from list below or pending approval

5 = from list below or pending approval

Bioengineering-related ChE Electives:

Bioprocess Engineering

Fundamentals of Controlled Release

Membrane Processes

Principles of Biomedical Engineering

Principles of Bioseparation Processes

Principles of Engineering Exercise Physiology

Principles of Food Engineering

Bioengineering-related non-ChE Electives

Biological Sciences:

Biological Systems and Applications

Cell Biology

Concepts in Human Genetics

Developmental Biology

Environmental Toxicology

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Human Anatomy and Physiology II


Work Physiology


Advanced Biochemistry


Biophysical Chemistry

Medicinal Chemistry

Civil Engineering:

Environmental Engineering I

Environmental Engineering II

Principles of Integrated Solid Waste Management

Pollutant Fate and Transport Principles

Site Remediation Engineering Principles

Electrical Engineering:

Principles of Biomedical Systems and Devices

Mechanical Engineering:

Introduction to Biofluids

Introduction to Biomaterials

Introduction to Biomechanics

Introduction to Crash Safety Engineering