Apr 16, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EB 1001 - Intro to BioMolecular Engineering

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
The course introduces students to biomolecular engineering and its role as a profession in addressing contemporary technological, social, ethical, and economic issues in today’s world. The course highlights the integration of molecular biology into the engineering fields; the fusion of biology-based disciplines into chemical engineering; and new areas of biomolecular engineering such as cell and protein engineering, bioprinting and discrete nanotransport. Lecture topics include examples of how biomolecular engineers can incorporate a wide range of biosciences with physics and chemistry to develop new products, and improve process efficiencies. Biomolecular modeling and basic concepts of design are introduced. Initial computer skills needed in upcoming courses are introduced. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Gain an understanding of both the engineering profession and what biomolecular engineers do
  • Distinguish macro scales from micro scales. Should be able to perform unit and scale conversions
  • Gain an understanding of the importance of project participation
  • Ethics and rules of teamwork in a working environment for a lifelong learning approach
  • Demonstrate the use of basic biomolecular engineering terminology
  • Be familiar with the performance of selected engineering techniques and applications of biomolecular engineering discipline

Prerequisites by Topic
  • No prerequisites by topic appended

Course Topics
  • Syllabus, intro, pre-test, survey, history and intro to BioE (2 classes)
  • Intro to BioE program, curriculum and the CBM (3 classes)
  • Difference between macro and micro scale. Interchangeable use and applications (3 classes, practice in class)
  • Diversity and extent of the biomolecular engineering (2 classes)
  • Think out of the box activity (2 classes)
  • Reading, understanding and discussing a scientific/engineering paper (5 classes)
  • T-shirt design discussions (5 classes)
  • Introduction to the design process, maintenance of the engineering logbook, and an introduction to time management and time logs (3 classes)
  • Introduction to Word, Excel, PowerPoint (3 classes, practice in class)
  • Exam and quiz (2 classes)

Dr. Gul Afshan

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