Aug 12, 2022
The specialization is available to undergraduate chemical engineering students at SD Mines and others that meet the prerequisites for the course requirements. Students should work with their advisor for the application procedure and appropriate forms.
The bioprocess and biochemical engineering specialization requires completion of 12 credits of course work from the requirement lists below in replacement of various electives of the main Chemical Engineering major. See your advisor for further details.
Chemical and Biological Engineering Requirements
Chemical Engineering, BS
Dr. Kenneth M. Benjamin, Interim Department Head
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE)
Chemical Engineering (BS) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.
Our department name, Chemical and Biological Engineering, reflects the forward-looking integration of chemical engineering, chemical sciences and biological sciences. With a specialization in bioprocess and biochemical engineering and emphases in advanced materials (nano materials, polymers, ceramics, materials processing, corrosion, or solid state/semi-conductors), biomedical engineering, energy technology, environmental engineering, and petroleum engineering you can personalize your education. An accelerated Master of Science (BS + MS) degree program is also available for qualified undergraduate students.
Chemical Engineering Curriculum/Checklist
Although a minor in chemical engineering is not available, you can obtain a specialization in bioprocess and biochemical engineering or an emphasis in emerging areas such as advanced materials, biomedical engineering, energy technology, environmental engineering, or petroleum engineering by tailoring your elective courses.
Students are responsible for checking with their advisors for any program modifications that may occur after the publication of this catalog.
130 credits required for graduation
*Fulfills General Education requirement. Students should consult the “General Education Requirements ” section of this catalog for a complete listing of all general education requirements.
Optional emphases and specialization in ChE:
The academic advisor recommends and approves courses to take if students are interested in an emphasis in one of these areas: advanced materials (nano materials, polymers, ceramics, materials processing, corrosion, or solid state/semi-conductors), biomedical engineering, business, energy technology, environmental engineering, or petroleum engineering. A specialization in bioprocess and biochemical engineering is also offered.
Chemical Engineering: Bioprocess and Biochemical Engineering Specialization, BS
BIOL Elective (3 cr hr):
CHE Elective (8 cr hr):
Select 8 credits from
CHE Lab Elective (1 cr hr):
Select 1 credit from
Engineering Elective (3 cr hr):
Select 3 credits from engineering courses other than CBE prefix; requires advisor approval. These courses are typically at a 200 level or higher.
Department Approved Elective (6 cr hr):
Select from the following: CBE, Chemistry, or other approved courses to fulfill emphasis electives. These courses are typically at a 120 level or higher. May include: