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2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biological Engineering: Cellular and Biomolecular Engineering Concentration, BSBE


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Biological Engineering - multiple concentrations

The world has tremendous need for solutions to problems related to the environment, energy, health, food, and sustainability. Biological systems are related to or at the heart of all of these issues. A biological engineer learns to design and analyze biological systems to develop innovative and practical solutions. Our B.S. graduates are well prepared for careers in the food industry, pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology, and bioprocessing as well as entrance into graduate or medical school. Students may select a major and plan of study within biological engineering that is tailored to their specific career goals. Some areas of focus include:

Cellular and biomolecular engineering: This emerging field is expected to rapidly advance and open opportunities in biomanufacturing, drug design, human therapeutics, tissue and organ regeneration, bioenergy and biofuel production, bioremediation, and biodefense.

Food and Biological process engineering: This is an interdisciplinary field that applies the basic sciences, mathematics, and engineering to convert agricultural commodities into edible foods and biological materials through various processing steps. Advances in genetic engineering lead to new types of crops and new processing methods to create value added products.

Pharmaceutical process engineering: This program of study is targeted to provide graduates with unique skills and job opportunities to take on roles within all phases of the pharmaceutical industry including research, product and process development, processing engineering, manufacturing, and marketing. Watch a video and take a look at some senior projects.

Some of the factors that contribute to Agricultural & Biological Engineering at Purdue University being a top ranked program:

  • Multiple opportunities for interaction with faculty in laboratories and in classes
  • Student Competitions, Clubs, Global Experiences
  • Personalized advising and attention from faculty
  • Practical curriculum for industrial careers
  • Great opportunities for scholarships and internships
  •  Excellent placement record and starting salaries

Watch a video and take a look at some senior projects.  We hope to see you in ABE soon!

 

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Biological Engineering: Cellular & Biomolecular Engineering  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

Code-BE-BSE
Code-BIEN
Plan Code-CBME
129 Credits for Graduation

Agricultural Engineering Major Courses (129 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (84 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website or click here .

College of Agriculture and University Level Requirements


College of Agriculture and Univeristy Level Requirements

2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree

32 Upper division credits taken from Purdue

6 credits International Understanding

3 credits Multicultural Awareness

3 credits Humanities or Social Science Selective 30000+ level

9 credits of Humanities and/or Social Sciences outside the College of Agriculture

Program Requirements


18 Credits


16 Credits


18 Credits


15 Credits


16 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


16 Credits


Spring 4th Year


15 Credits


Note


129 semester credits required for Bachelor of Engineering degree.

Students must have a graduation index of 2.0

Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for individual student.

Degree Requirement


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

The myPurduePlan powered by DegreeWorks is the knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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