Biochemical Engineering; Engineering

(College of Engineering)

Roland Faller, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department 530-752-6496; Fax 530-752-1031

Department Office. 3001 Ghausi Hall; Fax 530-752-1031; http://che.engineering.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. https://che.engineering.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty/

The Department of Chemical Engineering offers two undergraduate programs: Chemical Engineering and Biochemical Engineering.

Mission Statement. To advance, through teaching and research programs, the frontiers of chemical and biochemical engineering; to educate students with a sense of professionalism and community; and to serve the public of California through outreach efforts.

Honors Program. An Honors Program is available to qualified students in the Chemical Engineering and Biochemical Engineering majors. It is a two-year program designed to challenge the most talented students in these majors. Students are invited to participate in their sophomore year. In the upper division, students will complete either an honors thesis or a project that might involve local industry. Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.500 to continue in the program. Successful completion of the Honors Program will be acknowledged on the student's transcript.

Biochemical Engineering Undergraduate Program

The Biochemical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET; see http://www.abet.orghttp://www.abet.org.

As the biotechnology industry expands and matures, there is increasing need for engineers who can move products from the research stage to large-scale manufacturing. As they fill this need, engineers must also understand the production, purification, and regulatory issues surrounding biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

Biochemical engineers—with their strong foundations in chemistry, biological sciences, and chemical process engineering—are in a unique position to tackle these problems. Biochemical engineers apply the principles of cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, and engineering to develop, design, scale up, optimize, and operate processes that use living cells, organisms, or biological molecules for the production and purification of products (such as monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, therapeutic proteins, antibiotics, and industrial enzymes); for health and/or environmental monitoring (such as diagnostic kits, microarrays, biosensors); or for environmental improvement (such as bioremediation). An understanding of biological processes is also becoming increasingly important in the industries that traditionally employ chemical engineers, including the industries that process materials, chemicals, foods, energy, fuels, and semiconductors.

Objectives. We educate students in the fundamentals of chemical and biochemical engineering, balanced with the application of these principles to practical problems; educate students as independent, critical thinkers who can also function effectively in a team; prepare students with a sense of community, ethical responsibility, and professionalism; prepare students for careers in industry, government, and academia; teach students the necessity for continuing education and self-learning; and foster proficiency in written and oral communications.

Students are encouraged to adhere carefully to all prerequisite requirements. The instructor is authorized to drop students from a course for which stated prerequisites have not been completed.

Exclusive of General Education units, the minimum number of units required for the Biochemical Engineering major is 162.

Lower Division Required Courses
Units: 73
MAT 021A
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021B
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021C
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021D
Vector Analysis (Active)
4
MAT 022A
Linear Algebra (Active)
3
MAT 022B
Differential Equations (Active)
3
PHY 009A
Classical Physics (Active)
5
PHY 009B
Classical Physics (Active)
5
PHY 009C
Classical Physics (Active)
5
CHE 002A
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002B
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002C
General Chemistry (Active)
5
or
CHE 002AH
Honors General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002BH
Honors General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002CH
Honors General Chemistry (Active)
5
BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth (Active)
5
ECH 005
Introduction to Analysis and Design in Chemical Engineering (Active)
3
ECH 051
Material Balances (Active)
4
ECH 060
Engineering Problem Solving Using MATLAB (Active)
4
ECH 080
Chemical Engineering Profession (Active)
1
Choose one; a grade of C- or better is required:
4
ENL 003
Introduction to Literature (Active)
4
UWP 001
Introduction to Academic Literacies (Active)
4
UWP 001V
Introduction to Academic Literacies: Online (Active)
4
UWP 001Y
Introduction to Academic Literacies (Active)
4
COM 001
Major Works of the Ancient World (Active)
4
COM 002
Major Works of the Medieval and Early Modern World (Active)
4
COM 003
Major Works of the Modern World (Active)
4
COM 004
Major Works of the Contemporary World (Active)
4
NAS 005
Introduction to Native American Literature (Active)
4
Upper Division Required Courses
Units: 89-93
ECH 140
Mathematical Methods in Biochemical and Chemical Engineering (Active)
4
ECH 141
Fluid Mechanics for Biochemical and Chemical Engineers (Active)
4
ECH 142
Heat Transfer for Biochemical and Chemical Engineers (Active)
4
ECH 143
Mass Transfer for Biochemical and Chemical Engineers (Active)
4
ECH 145A
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics Laboratory (Active)
3
ECH 145B
Chemical Engineering Transport Lab (Active)
3
ECH 148A
Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Engineering (Active)
3
ECH 152A
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (Active)
3
ECH 152B
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (Active)
4
ECH 157
Process Dynamics and Control (Active)
4
ECH 158A
Process Economics and Green Design (Active)
4
ECH 158C
Plant Design Project (Active)
4
ECH 161A
Biochemical Engineering Fundamentals (Active)
4
ECH 161B
Bioseparations (Active)
4
ECH 161C
Biotechnology Facility Design and Regulatory Compliance (Active)
4
ECH 161L
Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory (Active)
4
BIS 102
Structure and Function of Biomolecules (Active)
3
MIC 102
Introductory Microbiology (Active)
3
MIC 103L
Introductory Microbiology Laboratory (Active)
2
CHE 110A
Physical Chemistry: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (Active)
4
CHE 128A
Organic Chemistry (Active)
3
CHE 128B
Organic Chemistry (Active)
3
CHE 129A
Organic Chemistry Laboratory (Active)
2
Biochemical Engineering Electives
9
Choose at least one laboratory course from the Laboratory Elective list; additional courses may be chosen from either list. You may receive biochemical engineering elective credit up to a maximum of two units of an internship (192) or independent study (199), or Biotechnology 189L with the approval of a petition, provided that the course is a laboratory-based experimental project, related to the biological and/or biochemical engineering sciences, and you submit a written report that demonstrates proficiency in laboratory skills, techniques, or method. Research does not replace the required lab elective.
 
Laboratory Electives:
 
BIM 161L
Biomolecular Engineering Laboratory (Active)
3
BIT 161A
Genetics and Biotechnology Laboratory (Active)
6
BIT 161B
Plant Genetics and Biotechnology Laboratory (Active)
4
FST 102B
Practical Malting and Brewing (Active)
4
FST 104L
Food Microbiology Laboratory (Active)
4
FST 123L
Enzymology Laboratory (Active)
2
MCB 120L
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Laboratory (Active)
3
MCB 160L
Principles of Genetics Laboratory (Active)
5
NPB 101L
Systemic Physiology Laboratory (Active)
3
NPB 104L
Cellular Physiology/Neurobiology Laboratory (Active)
4
VEN 123L
Analysis of Musts & Wines Laboratory (Active)
2
VEN 124L
Wine Production Laboratory (Active)
3
Lecture Electives:
 
BIS 002B
Introduction to Biology: Principles of Ecology and Evolution (Active)
5
BIS 002C
Introduction to Biology: Biodiversity and the Tree of Life (Active)
5
BIS 101
Genes and Gene Expression (Active)
4
BIS 103
Bioenergetics and Metabolism (Active)
3
BIS 104
Cell Biology (Active)
3
EBS 165
Bioinstrumentation and Control (Active)
4
BIM 102
Cellular Dynamics (Active)
4
BIM 107
Mathematical Methods for Biological Systems (Active)
4
BIM 109
Biomaterials (Active)
4
BIM 117
Modeling Strategies for Biomedical Engineering (Active)
4
BIM 140
Protein Engineering (Active)
4
BIM 161A
Biomolecular Engineering (Active)
4
BIM 162
Introduction to the Biophysics of Molecules and Cells (Active)
4
BIT 160
Principles of Plant Biotechnology (Active)
3
BIT 188
Undergraduate Research Proposal (Active)
3
ECH 144
Rheology and Polymer Processing (Active)
3
ECH 166
Catalysis (Active)
3
ECH 170
Introduction to Colloid and Surface Phenomena (Active)
3
CHE 130A
Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Active)
3
CHE 130B
Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Active)
3
FST 102A
Malting and Brewing Science (Active)
4
FST 104
Food Microbiology (Active)
3
FST 123
Introduction to Enzymology (Active)
3
MIC 140
Bacterial Physiology (Active)
3
MIC 150
Genomes of Pathogenic Bacteria (Active)
3
MCB 123
Behavior and Analysis of Enzyme and Receptor Systems (Active)
3
NPB 101
Systemic Physiology (Active)
5
NPB 107
Cell Signaling in Health and Disease (Active)
3
PLB 112
Plant Growth and Development (Active)
3
PLS 100A
Metabolic Processes of Cultivated Plants (Active)
3
PLS 152
Plant Genetics (Active)
4
STA 120
Probability and Random Variables for Engineers (Discontinued)
4
STA 130A
Mathematical Statistics: Brief Course (Active)
4
STA 131A
Introduction to Probability Theory (Active)
4
VEN 123
Analysis of Musts and Wines (Active)
2
VEN 124
Wine Production (Active)
2
Upper Division Composition Requirement
0-4
Choose one; a grade of C- or better is required:
 
UWP 102E
Writing in the Disciplines: Engineering (Active)
4
UWP 102F
Writing in the Disciplines: Food Science and Technology (Active)
4
UWP 104A
Writing in the Professions: Business Writing (Active)
4
UWP 104E
Writing in the Professions: Science (Active)
4
UWP 104T
Writing in the Professions: Technical Writing (Active)
4
Passing the Upper Division Composition Exam.
0
Total: 162-166
Courses in ECH:
ECH 001Design of Coffee–An Introduction to Chemical Engineering (3) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Laboratory—2 hour(s); Project (Term Project)—1 hour(s). Non-mathematical introduction to how chemical engineers think, illustrated by elucidation of the process of roasting and brewing coffee. Qualitative overview of the basic principles of engineering analysis and design. Corresponding experiments testing design choices on the sensory qualities of coffee. Not open for credit to students who have completed ECM 1, ECM 5, or ECH 5. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, VL. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
ECH 005Introduction to Analysis and Design in Chemical Engineering (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 021A; MAT 021B (can be concurrent). Quantitative introduction to the engineering principles of analysis and design. Applications of differential and integral calculus. Laboratory experiments using coffee to illustrate chemical engineering concepts and to conduct an engineering design competition. Only two units of credit to students who have completed ECM 001 or ECH 001; not open for credit to students who have completed ECM 005. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 051Material Balances (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 021C C- or better; MAT 021D (can be concurrent). Application of the principle of conservation of mass to single and multicomponent systems in chemical process calculations. Studies of batch, semi-batch, and continuous processes involving mass transfer, phase change, and reaction stoichiometry. Not open for credit to students who have completed ECH 151. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
ECH 060Engineering Problem Solving Using MATLAB (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 021C. Problem solving in chemical, biochemical and materials engineering using MATLAB. Programming styles, data structures, working with lists, functions and rules. Applications drawn from material balances, statistics, numerical methods, bioinformatics, transport phenomena, kinetics, and computational analysis. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
ECH 080Chemical Engineering Profession (1) Active
Lecture/Discussion—1 hour(s); Term Paper. Professional opportunities and professional responsibilities of chemical engineers. Opportunities and needs for post-baccalaureate education. Relationship of chemical engineering to contemporary issues. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SS. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 090XHonors Discussion Section (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Open only to students in the Chemical Engineering or Biochemical Engineering Honors Programs. Examination of special topics covered in selected lower-division courses through additional readings, discussions, collaborative work, or special activities which may include projects, laboratory experience or computer simulations. Repeat credit allowed if topic differs. May be repeated for credit When topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
ECH 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Lower division standing. Directed Group Study. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special Study for Undergraduates (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 140Mathematical Methods in Biochemical and Chemical Engineering (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 022B; (ECH 060 or ENG 006); or equivalents of ECH 060 or ENG 006. Mathematical methods for solving problems in chemical and biochemical engineering, with emphasis on transport phenomena. Fourier series and separation of variables. Sturm-Liouville eigenvalue problems. Similarity transformations. Tensor analysis. Finite difference methods for solving time-dependent diffusion problems. Not open for credit to students who have completed ECH 159. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
ECH 141Fluid Mechanics for Biochemical and Chemical Engineers (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 140; ECH 051 (can be concurrent). Principles and applications of fluid mechanics in chemical and biochemical engineering. Hydrostatics. The stress tensor and Newton's law of viscosity. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 150B. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 141Fluid Mechanics for Biochemical and Chemical Engineers (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 051 C- or better; ECH 140. Principles and applications of fluid mechanics in chemical and biochemical engineering. Hydrostatics. The stress tensor and Newton's law of viscosity. Not open for credit to students who have completed ECH 150B. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
ECH 142Heat Transfer for Biochemical and Chemical Engineers (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 051 C- or better; ECH 141. Conduction, convection, and radiation of thermal energy in applications to chemical and biochemical engineering. Derivation of thermal and mechanical energy equations. Thermal boundary layers. Macroscopic balances. Applications: heat transfer in tubes, channels, and integrated circuits, and analysis of heat exchangers. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 153. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 142Heat Transfer for Biochemical and Chemical Engineers (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 141. Conduction, convection, and radiation of thermal energy in applications to chemical and biochemical engineering. Derivation of thermal and mechanical energy equations. Thermal boundary layers. Macroscopic balances. Applications: heat transfer in tubes, channels, and integrated circuits, and analysis of heat exchangers. Not open for credit to students who have completed ECH 153. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2019 Spring Quarter.
ECH 143Mass Transfer for Biochemical and Chemical Engineers (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 051 C- or better; ECH 141. Derivation of species conservation equations describing convective and diffusive mass transfer. Fick's law and the Stefan-Maxwell constitutive equations. Mass transfer coefficients. Multicomponent mass transfer across gas/liquid interfaces. Applications include drying, heterogeneous chemical reactions, and membrane separations. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 143Mass Transfer for Biochemical and Chemical Engineers (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 141. Derivation of species conservation equations describing convective and diffusive mass transfer. Fick's law and the Stefan-Maxwell constitutive equations. Mass transfer coefficients. Multicomponent mass transfer across gas/liquid interfaces. Applications include drying, heterogeneous chemical reactions, and membrane separations. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2019 Spring Quarter.
ECH 144Rheology and Polymer Processing (3) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 141. Deformation in steady shear, unsteady shear, and elongational flows. Linear and non-linear viscoelastic constitutive models. The principle of material indifference and admissibility of constitutive equations. Introduction to the unit operations of polymer processing. Not open for credit to students who have completed ECH 150C. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 145AChemical Engineering Thermodynamics Laboratory (3) Active
Laboratory—2 hour(s); Discussion—2 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): ECH 152A; ECH 152B (can be concurrent). Open to majors in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering/Materials Science, & Biochemical Engineering. Laboratory experiments in chemical engineering thermodynamics. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, WE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 145BChemical Engineering Transport Lab (3) Active
Laboratory—2 hour(s); Discussion—2 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): ECH 141; ECH 145A. Open to majors in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering/Materials Science, & Biochemical Engineering. Laboratory experiments in chemical engineering transport phenomena. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, WE. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
ECH 148AChemical Kinetics and Reaction Engineering (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 143; ECH 152B. Ideal chemical reactors. Rate laws and stoichiometry. Design and analysis of isothermal reactors with multiple reactions. Not open for credit to students who have taken ECH 146. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 148BChemical Kinetics and Reaction Engineering (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 148A. Design and analysis of non-isothermal reactors. Reactions in packed beds with pressure drop. Adsorption and heterogeneous catalysis. Transport limitations. Not open for credit to students who have taken ECH 146. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 152AChemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 060 or ENG 006; or equivalents. Application of principles of thermodynamics to chemical processes. Not open for credit to students who have completed ENG 105 or ENG 105A. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
ECH 152BChemical Engineering Thermodynamics (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 152A. Continuation of course 152A. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
ECH 155Chemical Engineering Kinetics and Reactor Design Laboratory (4) Active
Laboratory—6 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): ECH 145B; ECH 148A; ECH 148B (can be concurrent); ECH 157 (can be concurrent); Upper division English composition requirement (can be concurrent). Open to majors in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering/Materials Science, and Biochemical Engineering. Laboratory experiments in chemical kinetics, reactor design and process control. Not open for credit to students who have taken ECH 155B. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
ECH 155AChemical Engineering Laboratory (4) Active
Laboratory—6 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): ECH 141 (can be concurrent); ECH 142 (can be concurrent); ECH 143 (can be concurrent); Satisfaction of the upper division English composition requirement. Open to majors in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering/Materials Science, Biochemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Biological Systems Engineering. Laboratory experiments in transport phenomena, chemical kinetics, and thermodynamics. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 155BChemical Engineering Laboratory (4) Active
Laboratory—6 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Extensive Writing—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 143 (can be concurrent); ECH 155A; Satisfaction of the upper division English composition requirement. Open to majors in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering/Materials Science, Biochemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Food Engineering, and Biosystems Engineering. Continuation of course 155A. Laboratory experiments in transport phenomena, chemical kinetics, and thermodynamics. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 157Process Dynamics and Control (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 140. Fundamentals of dynamics and modeling of chemical processes. Design and analysis of feedback control of chemical processes. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 158AProcess Economics and Green Design (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 142; ECH 143. Senior design experience in process and product creation and design with multiple realistic constraints. Cost accounting and capital investment estimation. Profitability analysis techniques. Green chemistry, health risk assessment and life cycle assessment concepts. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, SS, VL. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 158BSeparations and Unit Operations (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 158A. Senior design experience with multiple realistic constraints. Heuristic and rigorous design of chemical process equipment. Separation by filtration, distillation and extraction. Synthesis of reactor and separation networks, heat and power integration. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 158CPlant Design Project (4) Active
Discussion/Laboratory—2 hour(s); Project (Term Project)—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 158B or ECH 161C. Senior design experience for chemical and biochemical processes. Impact of multiple realistic constraints. Design, costing and profitability analysis of complete plants. Use of computer-aided design techniques. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SS, VL. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
ECH 160Fundamentals of Biomanufacturing (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MIC 102 or BIS 102 or ABI 102. Principles of large scale bioreactor production of metabolites, enzymes, and recombinant proteins including the development of strains/cell lines, fermentor/bioreactor design, monitoring and operation, product recovery and purification, and biomanufacturing economics. Not open for credit to students who have completed ECH 161C or both ECH 161A and ECH 161B; only two units of credit to students who have completed either ECH 161A or ECH 161B. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 161ABiochemical Engineering Fundamentals (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 148A. Biokinetics; bioreactor design and operation; transport phenomena in bioreactors; microbial, plant, and animal cell cultures. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 161BBioseparations (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 143. Product recovery and purification of biochemicals. Cell disruption, centrifugation, filtration, membrane separations, extraction, and chromatographic separation. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 161CBiotechnology Facility Design and Regulatory Compliance (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ECH 161A (can be concurrent), ECH 161B (can be concurrent)) or MCB 263 (can be concurrent); Course(s) required concurrently. Design of biotechnology manufacturing facilities. Fermentation and purification equipment, and utility systems. Introduction to current good manufacturing practices, regulatory compliance, and documentation. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, SS, VL. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 161LBioprocess Engineering Laboratory (4) Review all entries Historical
Laboratory—9 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): (ECH 161A, ECH 161B) or VEN 186 or (BIS 103, MCB 120L). Pass One restricted to chemical/biochemical engineering majors. Laboratory experiments in the operation and analysis of bioreactors; determination of oxygen mass transfer coefficients in bioreactors and ion exchange chromatography. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 161LBioprocess Engineering Laboratory (4) Review all entries Active
Laboratory—9 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): (ECH 145B, ECH 161A, ECH 161B) or VEN 186 or (BIS 103, MCB 120L). Pass One restricted to chemical/biochemical engineering majors. Laboratory experiments in the operation and analysis of bioreactors; determination of oxygen mass transfer coefficients in bioreactors and ion exchange chromatography. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2019 Spring Quarter.
ECH 166Catalysis (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 148A; and Consent of Instructor. Principles of catalysis based on an integration of principles of physical, organic, and inorganic chemistry and chemical kinetics and chemical reaction engineering. Catalysis in solution; catalysis by enzymes; catalysis in swellable polymers; catalysis in microscopic cages (zeolites); catalysis on surfaces. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 169The Design of Cocktails: Applied Thermodynamics and Transport Phenomena in Mixed Drinks (1) Active
Discussion/Laboratory—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 145B; ECH 152B; and Consent of Instructor. Enrollment by permission of instructors only; limited to students over 21 years old. Scientific and engineering principles underlying the preparation of mixed drinks. Thermodynamics and kinetics of ice crystallization; phase diagram of ethanol-water-ice mixtures; mass transfer of aromatics; solubility of sucrose and carbon dioxide; colloidal behavior of dispersed solids and emulsified oils. Corresponding laboratory experiments testing the effect of design choices on the sensory quality of cocktails. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
ECH 170Introduction to Colloid and Surface Phenomena (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHE 110A. Introduction to the behavior of surfaces and disperse systems. Fundamentals will be applied to the solution of practical problems in colloid science. Course should be of value to engineers, chemists, biologists, soil scientists, and related disciplines. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 190CResearch Group Conference (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing in Chemical Engineering. Research group conferences. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 190XHonors Discussion Section (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Open only to students in the Chemical Engineering or Biochemical Engineering Honors Programs. Examination of special topics covered in selected upper division courses through additional readings, discussions, collaborative work, or special activities which may include projects, laboratory experience or computer simulations. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
ECH 192Internship in Chemical or Biochemical Engineering (1-5) Active
Internship—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Completion of a minimum of 84 units; project approval before period of internship. Supervised work experience in Chemical or Biochemical Engineering. May be repeated for credit when project differs. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 198Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Group study. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special study. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 200Preparing for Graduate Student Success (1) Active
Seminar—1.5 hour(s). Restricted to graduate students in Chemical Engineering. Introduction to the soft-skills and campus resources needed to succeed in graduate school. Emphasis on the student-mentor relationship and the process of selecting a research mentor. (Same course as EMS 200.) (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ECH 206Biochemical Engineering (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MIC 102; MIC 102L; BIS 101; BIS 102; BIS 103; MCB 120L; MCB 200A; or Consent of Instructor. FST 205 recommended. Interaction of chemical engineering, biochemistry, and microbiology. Mathematical representations of microbial systems. Kinetics of growth, death, and metabolism. Continuous fermentation, agitation, mass transfer and scale-up in fermentation systems, product recovery, enzyme technology. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 226Enzyme Engineering (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MIC 102; MIC 102L; BIS 102; BIS 103; MCB 122; MCB 120L; MCB 200A; or Consent of Instructor. Application of basic biochemical and engineering principles of practical enzymatic processes. Lectures cover large scale production and separation of enzymes, immobilized enzyme systems, enzyme related biotechnology, reactor design and optimization, and new application of enzymes in genetic engineering. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 245Micro- and Nano-Technology in Life Sciences (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Survey of biomedical device design from the engineering and biological perspectives; micro-/nano-fabrication and characterization techniques; surface chemistry and mass transfer; essential biological processes and models; proposal development skills to merge aforementioned themes in a multidisciplinary project. (Same course as EEC 245 and EMS 245.) (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 245Micro- and Nano-Technology in Life Sciences (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Survey of biodevice design from engineering and biological perspectives; micro-/nano-fabrication techniques; surface science and mass transport; essential biological processes and models; proposal development skills on merging aforementioned themes. (Same course as EEC 245, EMS 245, and MAE 245.) (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
ECH 246Advanced Biochemical Engineering (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 206; or Consent of Instructor. Advances in the field of biotechnology including genetic engineering, enzyme engineering, fermentation science, and renewable resources development. The important results of original research will be evaluated for understanding of the fundamental principles and for potential practical application. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 252Statistical Thermodynamics (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 152B; ENG 105B or the equivalent. A treatment of the statistical basis of thermodynamics;introduction to statistical mechanics; discussion of the laws of thermodynamics; application of thermodynamic relationships to phase and chemical reaction equilibrium; introduction to molecular simulations and the evaluation of thermodynamic properties from molecular simulations. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 253AAdvanced Fluid Mechanics (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 141; ECH 259. Kinematics and basic principles of fluid flow. Principles of constitutive equations. Navier-Stokes equations for Newtonian fluids. Survey of rectilinear creeping flow, lubrication flow and boundary layer theory. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 253BAdvanced Heat Transport (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 142; ECH 259; Or the equivalent. Fundamental energy postulates and derivation of microscopic and macroscopic energy equations. Mechanisms of conduction. Isotropic, thermoelastic and anisotropic materials solution problems using Greens functions and perturbation theory. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 253CAdvanced Mass Transfer (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 253A; Or the equivalent. Kinematics and basic conservation principles for multicomponent systems. Constitutive equations for momentum, heat and mass transfer, applications to binary and ternary systems. Details of diffusion with reaction, and the effects of concentration. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 254Colloid and Surface Phenomena (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in science or engineering or consent of instructor. Thermodynamics and rate processes at interfaces. These fundamental processes will be applied to determine the collective properties of thin films and membranes, self-assembled systems, liquid crystals and colloidal systems. Experimental techniques in surface analysis. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 256Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Engineering (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 146; Or the equivalent. Analysis of the performance of chemical reactors and design of chemical reactors based on the principles of chemical kinetics and transport phenomena. Consideration of noncatalytic/catalytic reactions in single fluid phases and emphasis on reactions in multiphase mixtures, especially gas-solid reactors. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 259Advanced Engineering Mathematics (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 021D; MAT 022A; MAT 022B. Applications of methods of applied mathematics to the analytical and numerical solution of linear and nonlinear ordinary and partial differential equations arising in the study of transport phenomena. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 261Molecular Modelling of Soft and Biological Matter (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EMS 247 or ECH 252; or equivalent course in advanced thermodynamics/statistical mechanics. Modern molecular simulation techniques with a focus on soft matter like polymers, biologically relevant systems, and glasses. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 262Transport Phenomena in Multiphase Systems (3) Active
Discussion/Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 253C. Heat, mass and momentum transfer in multiphase, multicomponent systems with special emphasis on transport processes in porous media. Derivation of the averaging theorem and application of the method of volume averaging to multicomponent, reacting systems. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 263Rheology and Mechanics of Non-Newtonian Fluids (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 253A; ECH 259; or Consent of Instructor. Mechanics of polymer solutions and suspension, especially the development of properly invariant constitutive equations. Topics include: viscometry, linear and nonlinear viscoelasticity, continuum mechanics, kinetic theory. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 265Emulsions, Microemulsions and Bilayers (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): An undergraduate course in physical chemistry. Thermodynamic and mechanical descriptions of surfactant-laden interfaces. Forces between and within interfaces. Physics of micelle and microemulsion formation. Structure and stability of emulsions. Properties of phospholipid bilayers, with emphasis on vesicles. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 267Advanced Process Control (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECH 157; Or the equivalent. Advanced course in analysis and synthesis of linear multivariable systems. Emphasis on frequency domain techniques and applications to chemical processes. Topics include singular value analysis, internal model control, robust controller design methods as well as self-tuning control techniques. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 268Polysaccharides Surface Interactions (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate students in science or engineering. Study of fundamental surface science theories as applied to physical and chemical interactions of carbohydrates and polysaccharides. (Same course as EBS 268.) (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 269Cell and Molecular Biophysics for Bioengineers (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIM 284; or equivalent; graduate standing; undergraduate students by consent of instructor. Introduction to fundamental mechanisms governing the structure, function, and assembly of bio-macromolecules. Emphasis is on a quantitative understanding of the nano-to-microscale interactions between and within individual molecules, as well as of their assemblies, in particular membranes. Not open for credit to students who have completed BIM 162. (Same course as BIM 262.) (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 289ASpecial Topics in Chemical Engineering; Fluid Mechanics (1-5) Active
Lecture—1-5 hour(s); Laboratory—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Fluid Mechanics. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 289BSpecial Topics in Chemical Engineering; Nonlinear Analysis and Numerical Methods (1-5) Active
Lecture—1-5 hour(s); Laboratory—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Nonlinear Analysis and Numerical Methods. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 289CSpecial Topics in Chemical Engineering; Process Control (1-5) Active
Lecture—1-5 hour(s); Laboratory—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Process Control. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 289DSpecial Topics in Chemical Engineering; Chemistry of Catalytic Processes (1-5) Active
Lecture—1-5 hour(s); Laboratory—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Chemistry of Catalytic Processes. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 289ESpecial Topics in Chemical Engineering; Biotechnology (1-5) Active
Lecture—1-5 hour(s); Laboratory—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Biotechnology. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 289FSpecial Topics in Chemical Engineering; Interfacial Engineering (1-5) Active
Lecture—1-5 hour(s); Laboratory—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Interfacial Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 289GSpecial Topics in Chemical Engineering; Molecular Thermodynamics (1-5) Active
Lecture—1-5 hour(s); Laboratory—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Molecular Thermodynamics. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 289HSpecial Topics in Chemical Engineering; Membrane Separations (1-5) Active
Lecture—1-5 hour(s); Laboratory—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Membrane Separations. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 289ISpecial Topics in Chemical Engineering; Advanced Materials Processing (1-5) Active
Lecture—1-5 hour(s); Laboratory—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Advanced Materials Processing. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 289JSpecial Topics in Chemical Engineering; Novel Experimental Methods (1-5) Active
Lecture—1-5 hour(s); Laboratory—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Novel Experimental Methods. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 289KSpecial Topics in Chemical Engineering; Advanced Transport Phenomena (1-5) Active
Lecture—1-5 hour(s); Laboratory—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Advanced Transport Phenomena. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 289LSpecial Topics in Chemical Engineering; Biomolecular Engineering (1-5) Active
Lecture—1-5 hour(s); Laboratory—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Biomolecular Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 290Seminar (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Seminar. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 290CGraduate Research Group Conference (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Research problems, progress and techniques in chemical engineering. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 294Current Progress in Biotechnology (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Seminars presented by guest lecturers on subjects of their own research activities. May be repeated for credit. (Same course as DEB 294.) (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
ECH 298Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Group study. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 299Research (1-12) Active
Variable. Research. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 390Teaching of Chemical Engineering (1) Review all entries Historical
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Qualifications and acceptance as teaching assistant and/or associate-in in chemical engineering. Participation as a teaching assistant or associate-in in a designated engineering course. Methods of leading discussion groups or laboratory sections, writing and grading quizzes, use of laboratory equipment, and grading laboratory reports. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s). (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECH 390Teaching of Chemical Engineering (1) Review all entries Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Qualifications and acceptance as teaching assistant and/or associate-in in chemical engineering. Participation as a teaching assistant or associate-in in a designated engineering course. Methods of leading discussion groups or laboratory sections, writing and grading quizzes, use of laboratory equipment, and grading laboratory reports. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.