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2014-2015 University Catalog 
    
2014-2015 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:

Bioprocess engineering and bioenergy engineering: This is rapidly becoming a critical forefront research area as advances in genetic engineering lead to new types of crops and new processing methods to create value added products.

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 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.

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.

Applying

Biological Engineering is a major within the Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) Department. ABE faculty are members of both the College of Agriculture and the College of Engineering, and there are multiple entry paths for students who are interested in ABE majors. First-time college students may apply to “Agricultural and Biological Engineering (Pre)” in the College of Agriculture or they may select “Engineering” in the College of Engineering, where they would begin in the First-Year Engineering program. The first-year curriculum is the same for each path.

Transfer students who have fulfilled the first-year requirements of this engineering program may apply directly to Biological Engineering in the College of Agriculture. Transfer students who have not met the first-year requirements may apply to Agricultural and Biological Engineering (Pre).

Note: The First-Year Engineering Program is the entry point for all beginning engineering students. They must complete the First-Year Engineering requirements before entering the engineering school of their choice. The mission of this student-oriented service program is to advise, teach and retain outstanding students for Purdue’s College of Engineering. This core curriculum includes courses in math, chemistry, physics, computer programming, and communication skills, as well as introductory engineering coursework taught in the new Ideas to Innovation (i2i) Learning Laboratory. The First-Year Engineering Program provides students with a firm foundation and initial understanding of engineering and career options to assist them in identifying which of Purdue’s engineering disciplines is the right fit. Our professional academic advisors, faculty and student advisors are dedicated to assisting beginning engineers with the first-year experience.

Biological Engineering - multiple concentrations Website

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Biological Engineering - Cellular and Biomolecular Engineering  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

Code-BE-BSE
Code-BIEN
Plan Code-CBE
128 Credits for Graduation

Agricultural Engineering Major Courses (126 credits)


(https://ag.purdue.edu/oap/Pages/major.aspx)

ABE Electives/Selectives (5 credits)


  • Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00
  • Engineering Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (62 credits)


Note


Of the 17 credit hours, 9 credits must meet the College of Agriculture International Understanding (6) and Multicultural Awareness (3) requirements.

General Electives (17 credits)


  • Written/Oral Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Economics Selective (satisfies Human Culture Behavioral/Social Science for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • UCC Humanities Selective (satisfies Human Cultures Humanities for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities or Social Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities or Social Science Selective - Credit Hours: 2.00
  • Humanities or Social Science Selective (30000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00

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

17 Credits


17 Credits


18 Credits


17 Credits


14 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


15 Credits


Note


128 semester credits required for Bachelor of Engineering degree.

Students must have a graduation index of 2.0

Degree Requirements


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

Degree Works is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion

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.

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

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