Bioengineering Major (B.S.)

http://ceps.unh.edu/chemical-engineering/bioengineering-bs

Bioengineering, as defined by the NIH, is "the application of life sciences, mathematics, and engineering principles to define and solve problems in biology, medicine, health care, and other fields."

The bioengineering program will train graduates in biology and physiology as well as engineering. The program will provide graduates with capabilities in advanced mathematics (including differential equations and statics), science, and engineering. Graduates will be conversant with solving problems at the interface of biology and engineering that may arise in the fields of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, as well as medicine and biofuels. By graduation, students will have experience measuring and interpreting data from living systems and addressing the interactions between living and non-living materials.

Students are required to obtain a minimum 2.0 grade-point average in CHE 501 Introduction to Chemical Engineering I/CHE 502 Introduction to Chemical Engineering II and in overall standing at the end of the sophomore year in order to continue in the major. Study abroad (Exchange) students are required to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in math, physics, chemistry, and other required courses at the end of the semester prior to their exchange semester.

For more information on the bioengineering program, please contact Russell Carr, professor and chair, Russell.Carr@unh.edu.

Major Requirements

BENG 763Bioengineering Design I1
BENG 764Bioengineering Design II4
BENG 766Biomaterials4
BMCB 658
BMCB 659
General Biochemistry
and General Biochemistry Lab
5
BMS 503General Microbiology3
BMS 504General Microbiology Laboratory2
BIOL 410Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology3
CHE 400Chemical Engineering Lectures1
CHE 501Introduction to Chemical Engineering I3
CHE 502Introduction to Chemical Engineering II3
CHE 601Fluid Mechanics and Unit Operations3
CHE 604Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics3
CHE 614Separation Processes3
CHE 761Biochemical Engineering4
CHE 762Biomedical Engineering4
CHEM 405Chemical Principles for Engineers4
CHEM 545
CHEM 546
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
5
GEN 604Principles of Genetics4
MATH 425Calculus I4
MATH 426Calculus II4
MATH 527Differential Equations with Linear Algebra4
MATH 644Statistics for Engineers and Scientists4
PHYS 407General Physics I4
ZOOL 625
ZOOL 626
Principles of Animal Physiology
and Animal Physiology Laboratory
5
Electives
Select five courses from the following: 1
Tissue Engineering Cell Culture Laboratory
Computational Molecular Bioengineering
Cell Culture
Endocrinology
Pathologic Basis of Disease
Virology
and Virology Laboratory
Project Engineering
Environmental Engineering Microbiology
Heat Transfer and Unit Operations
Applied Mathematics for Chemical Engineers
Biotech Experience/Biomanufacturing
Mass Transfer and Stagewise Operations
Introduction to Microfluidics
Process Dynamics and Control
Introduction to Electrical Engineering
Biomedical Instrumentation
Genomics and Bioinformatics
Genomics and Bioinformatics
Introduction to Programming for Bioinformatics
Molecular Microbiology
Molecular Genetics
Total Credits84
1

 At least four courses must be engineering.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
CHE 400 Chemical Engineering Lectures 1
MATH 425 Calculus I 1 4
CHEM 405 Chemical Principles for Engineers 2 4
BIOL 410 Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology 3
Discovery Program Elective (1) 4
 Credits16
Spring
MATH 426 Calculus II 4
GEN 604 Principles of Genetics 4
PHYS 407 General Physics I 4
ENGL 401 First-Year Writing 3 4
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
CHE 501 Introduction to Chemical Engineering I 3
MATH 527 Differential Equations with Linear Algebra 4
BMS 503 General Microbiology 3
BMS 504 General Microbiology Laboratory 2
Discovery Program Elective (1) 4
 Credits16
Spring
CHE 502 Introduction to Chemical Engineering II 3
CHEM 545
CHEM 546
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
5
MATH 644 Statistics for Engineers and Scientists 4
Discovery Program Elective (1) 4
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
CHE 601 Fluid Mechanics and Unit Operations 3
CHE 762 Biomedical Engineering 4
ZOOL 625
ZOOL 626
Principles of Animal Physiology
and Animal Physiology Laboratory
5
BENG 766 Biomaterials 4
 Credits16
Spring
CHE 604 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 3
CHE 761 Biochemical Engineering 4
BMCB 658
BMCB 659
General Biochemistry
and General Biochemistry Lab
5
Program Elective (1) 4
 Credits16
Fourth Year
Fall
BENG 763 Bioengineering Design I 1
Discovery Program Electives (1) 4
Bioengineering Electives (1) 4
Bioengineering Electives (2) 8
 Credits17
Spring
BENG 764 Bioengineering Design II 4
CHE 614 Separation Processes 3
Discovery Program Electives (1) 4
Bioengineering Electives (1) 4
 Credits15
 Total Credits128
1

MATH 425 Calculus I satisfies the Discovery Foundation Quantitative Reasoning category.

2

CHEM 405 Chemical Principles for Engineers satisfies the Discovery Physical Science (with lab) category.

3

ENGL 401 First-Year Writing satisfies the Discovery Foundation Writing Skills category.

33 credits engineering, 16 credits math, 14 credits chemistry, 13 credits life science

Five electives: 15 to 16 credits engineering; 4 credits science, math, or engineering