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Cell and Bioprocess Engineering

The Cell and Bioprocess Engineering track looks at bioprocess design and optimization with emphasis on molecular and cellular processes. Our major educational objective for students is the attainment of core knowledge in both upstream and downstream engineering aspects of modern biotechnology. The core subject areas integrate applied biology, chemical reaction engineering and systems analysis. Topics include enzyme and pathway engineering; fermentation and bioreactors; and cellular systems modeling and analysis.

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Track requirements (non-thesis)

In addition to the 12 core SHU requirements, students in this track must also take:

  • CHBE 160 Biochemical Engineering (3 SHUs)
  • CHBE 161 Biochemical Separations (3 SHUs)
  • CHBE 166 Cell and Microbe Cultivation (3 SHUs)
  • CHBE 167 Metabolic & Cell Engineering (3 SHUs)
  • 2 Elective Courses

Track requirements (thesis)

In addition to the 12 core SHU requirements, students in this track must also take:

  • CHBE 160 Biochemical Engineering (3 SHUs)
  • CHBE 161 Biochemical Separations (3 SHUs)
  • CHBE 166 Cell and Microbe Cultivation (3 SHUs)
  • CHBE 167 Metabolic & Cell Engineering (3 SHUs)
  • Thesis (6 credits)

Elective Credits in Cell and Bioprocess Engineering

CHBE options for the Biology and Mathematics core requirements can be used as electives, if they have not been used to satisfy these core requirements.

As always, please consult the SIS Student Portal website for exact times and dates of all classes offered below.

Course ID Name Time
CHBE 163
(3 SHUs)
Recombinant DNA Techniques  
CHBE 164
(3 SHUs)
Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine Fall
CHBE 168
(3 SHUs)
Biotechnology Processing Projects Lab

Spring: R, 6:00-9:30

CHBE 185
(3 SHUs)
Drug Product Formulation

Spring: TR, 4:30-5:45

CHBE 193
(3 SHUs)
Special Topics: Synthetic Biology Fall
CHBE 194
(3 SHUs)
Special Topics: Biomolecular Engineering and Design  
EM 211
(3 SHUs)
Lean Six Sigma  
EM 252
(3 SHUs)
Business Communications Fall
EM 254
(3 SHUs)
Advancing Innovation: Breakthrough Methodologies for Technology Firms  
EM 261
(3 SHUs)
Leadership for Technical Professionals  
EM 262
(2 SHUs)
Negotiation & Conflict Resolution for Engineers & Technologists3  
EM 231
(2 SHUs)
Project Management Strategies & Methodologies3  

*Track requirement
Track elective
Breadth elective (fulfills core requirement)