University of Guelph 1997-98 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs

Biological Engineering Program Regular and Co-op

Students interested in problems requiring the application of knowledge from both the biological sciences and engineering will find a challenge as a Biological Engineer. This field of engineering relates to the control of technological processes with the aim of enhancing human, animal and plant life. The program encompasses the technologies of biotechnology, waste management, food engineering, and ergonomics. For example, a Biological Engineer concentrating on biotechnology might design and manage bioreactors to improve their productivity. A career in Biomedical Engineering, which requires graduate work beyond the Bachelor's degree, involves designing instruments and diagnostic techniques to be used in the practice of medicine, developing prosthetic devices, and applying engineering techniques to the study of physiological systems.

Schedule of Studies

Semester 1 (Fall) Regular or Co-op

05-110 Introduction to Engineering and Design
19-104 General Chemistry I
27-160 Foundations of Programming
63-120 Calculus I
76-111 Introductory Physics with Applications I

Semester 2 (Winter) Regular or Co-op

05-121 Engineering Mechanics I
05-150 Engineering Analysis
19-105 General Chemistry II
63-121 Calculus II
76-113 Introductory Physics with Applications II

Semester 3 (Fall) Regular or Co-op

05-210 Engineering Design I
05-212 Material Science
05-215 Engineering Biomechanics
05-240 Engineering Systems Analysis
63-227 Applied Differential Equations
65-100 General Microbiology

* Semester 4 (Winter) Regular or Co-op

Semester 5 (Fall) Regular or Co-op

05-324 Engineering Economics
05-326 Thermodynamics
05-345 Electrical Devices
05-383 Bio-Process Engineering
Two restricted electives.

Semester 6 (Winter) Regular or Semester 7 (Winter) Co-op

05-310 Engineering Design II
05-341 Systems and Control Theory
05-343 Heat and Mass Transfer
26-230 Technology and the Consumer
86-320 Technology and Society
66-201 Structure and Application of Microcomputers

Semester 7 (Fall) Regular or Semester 6 (Fall) Co-op

05-438 Bioreactor Design
05-439 Bio-instrumentation Design
Four restricted electives.

Semester 8 (Winter) Regular or Co-op

05-411 Biological Engineering Design Project
05-428 Digital Process Control Design
05-429 Ethics, Law and Safety
Two restricted electives.

Restricted Electives

+The 2 Biological Engineering electives must be selected from the list below.
05-336 Waste Management and Utilization
05-436 Soil-Water Conservation Systems Design
42-407 Food Packaging
42-435 Processing Plant Technology
75-424 Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics
75-467 Prosthetic Biomechanics

++Acceptable courses are listed in the B.Sc.(Eng.) Program Guide.

1998-99 Undergraduate Calendar
X--Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in Engineering - B.Sc.(Eng).

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