University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs

Biological Engineering Program Regular and Co-op

School of Engineering, College of Physical and Engineering Science.

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.

Honours Program Major

Semester 1 - Regular or Co-op

ENGG*1100 [0.75] Introduction to Engineering and Design
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
CIS*1500 [0.50] Introduction to Programming
MATH*1200 [0.50] Calculus I
PHYS*1110 [0.50] Introductory Physics with Applications I

Semester 2 - Regular or Co-op

ENGG*1210 [0.50] Engineering Mechanics I
ENGG*1500 [0.50] Engineering Analysis
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
MATH*1210 [0.50] Calculus II
PHYS*1130 [0.50] Introductory Physics with Applications II

Semester 3 - Regular or Co-op

ENGG*2100 [0.75] Engineering Design I
ENGG*2120 [0.50] Material Science
ENGG*2150 [0.50] Engineering Biomechanics
ENGG*2400 [0.50] Engineering Systems Analysis
COOP*1100 [0.00] Introduction to Co-operative Education *
MATH*2270 [0.50] Applied Differential Equations
MICR*2030 [0.50] Microbial Growth

* Semester 4 - Regular or Co-op

Semester 5 - Regular or Co-op

ENGG*3240 [0.50] Engineering Economics
ENGG*3260 [0.50] Thermodynamics
ENGG*3450 [0.50] Electrical Devices
ENGG*3830 [0.50] Bio-Process Engineering
1.00 restricted elective

Semester 6 Regular / Semester 7 Co-op

ENGG*3100 [0.75] Engineering Design II
ENGG*3410 [0.50] Systems and Control Theory
ENGG*3430 [0.50] Heat and Mass Transfer
COST*2300 [0.50] Technology and the Consumer
SOC*2190 [0.50] Technology and Society
IPS*2010 [0.50] Structure and Application of Microcomputers

Semester 7 Regular / Semester 6 Co-op

ENGG*4380 [0.75] Bioreactor Design
ENGG*4390 [0.75] Bio-instrumentation Design
2.00 restricted electives

Semester 8 (Winter) Regular or Co-op

ENGG*4110 [1.00] Biological Engineering Design Project
ENGG*4280 [0.75] Digital Process Control Design
ENGG*4290 [0.25] Ethics, Law and Safety
1.00 restricted elective
*co-op students only. Completion of COOP*1100 is a requirement for entry into the first work term

Restricted Electives

The 1.00 elective in Biological Engineering must be selected from the list below.
ENGG*3360 [0.50] Waste Management and Utilization
ENGG*4340 [0.50] Solid Waste Management
FOOD*4070 [0.50] Food Packaging
FOOD*4350 [0.50] Processing Plant Technology
HK*4240 [0.75] Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics
HK*4670 [0.50] Prosthetic Biomechanics

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