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Concentrations

A total of four courses are necessary to satisfy any of the three concentrations: Biomolecular Engineering, Materials and Energy. Each is designed to be achievable by a Chemical Engineering major without adding to degree requirements.

CBE Concentrations for Chemical Engineering Major

The only undergraduate engineering degree granted by the department is in Chemical Engineering.  However, there are three concentrations that provide students suggested elective sequences to get a deeper background in the areas of Biomolecular Engineering, Materials, or Energy. Students add concentrations through the "Curriculum Change" eForm in spring of their senior year and they will appear on official transcripts. The eForm is initiated in the Department office by the Academic Program Administrator.

Each concentration can be completed without taking any "extra" courses beyond the minimum required. Some elective courses may require special permission or additional prerequisites. Take special note to make sure prerequisites are completed before attempting to register for courses. Any CBE Elective will also fulfill the tech elective requirement.

Biomolecular Engineering Concentration, CBIE

Total of any four courses from the following list:

CBE Electives

CBE 30386 Introduction to Bioengineering

CBE 40325 Immunoengineering

CBE 40479 Introduction to Cellular and Tissue Engineering

CBE 40483 Topics in Biomedical Engineering

CBE 40487 Drug Development and Mechanisms of Action

CBE 40725 Principles of Molecular Engineering

CBE 48903 Undergraduate Thesis, biomolecular engineering research topic

Tech Elective (any CBE elective also fulfills tech elective)

CHEM 40420 Biochemistry

CHEM 30337 Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences

BIOS 30341 Cell Biology

BIOS 30342 Developmental Biology

BIOS 30401 Microbiology

CBE 48902 Advanced Undergraduate Research, biomolecular engineering research topic

AME 50571 Structural Aspects of Biomaterials

Curricular Options

CBE 30357 Biotransport, substitute for CBE30355 Transport I

CBE 41910 Biomolecular Engineering Lab, substitute for CBE 41459 Chemical Engineering Lab 2

Materials Concentration, CMTR

Total of any four courses from the following list:

CBE Electives

CBE 40435 Electrochemical Engineering

CBE 40450 Non-Equilibrium Electrokinetics of Artificial and Biological Nanoporous Membranes

CBE 40461 Structure of Solids

CBE 40457 Polymer Science and Engineering

CBE 40477 Nanoscience & Technology

CBE 40525 Ambient Methods for Surface Characterization

CBE 40725 Principles of Molecular Engineering

CBE 48903 Undergraduate Thesis, Materials Research Topic

CBE 44477 Applied Chemistry: Micro and Nano-Materials (UCD, Dublin: CHEN 30160)

Tech Electives (any CBE elective also fulfills tech elective)

CHEM 40443 Inorganic Chemistry

CBE 48902 Advanced Undergraduate Research, materials research topic

AME 50571 Structural Aspects of Biomaterials

AME 50542 Engineering Analysis of Manufacturing Processes

EE 40446 IC Fabrication Laboratory

Energy Concentration, CENY

Total of any four courses from the following list:

CBE Electives

CBE 40435 Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering

CBE 40447 Modern Methods in Computational Molecular Thermodynamics and Kinetics

CBE 40498 Energy and Climate

CBE 40425 Energy, Economics and Environment

CBE 48903 Undergraduate Thesis, energy research topic

CBE 60553 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 

Tech Elective (any CBE elective also fulfills tech elective)

        CHEM 40480 Chemistry of Lanthanides and Actinides

CBE 48902 Advanced Undergraduate Research, energy research topic

AME 47431 Special Studies: Designing Energy-Efficient Buildings