(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/
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
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.org.
As the biotechnology industry expands and matures, there is increasing
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,
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
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.