Curricula & Course Schedule

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Please click on the following links to access the UBC Vancouver Academic Calendar 2020/21 for the official guide to the Chemical Engineering as well as the Chemical & Biological Engineering undergraduate programs curricula and course descriptions:

The Academic Calendar is a comprehensive guide to all programs, courses, services, and academic policies at the University of British Columbia. The Calendar also serves as a record of many University academic policies and procedures. The online Calendar is the official Calendar. Changes are incorporated online at intervals throughout the year.

Course Schedule

The following course schedule is the suggested course schedule for students placed in one of our programs upon completion of the first-year curriculum. Students participating in the UBC Engineering Co-op Program, Coordinated International Exchange (CIE), or a minor program typically complete the three academic years of studies over four calendar years in order to meet additional requirements. All students entering department programs in 2018W and later must complete Term 1 of the third year before entering Term 2 of the third year. Students with other commitments or other considerations specific to their situation causing them to deviate from the suggested course schedule are strongly encouraged to meet with a Department advisor and develop an academic plan.

The UBC Senate has approved  curriculum changes and the calendar reflects the most recent approved changes. The curriculum published in the calendar the year students started their CHBE program will determine their graduation requirements.

2021W Curriculum: 

Winter Session Summer Session
Term 1 Term 2 No Courses Scheduled

CHBE 220

Founding Principles in Chemical and Biological Engineering I (4)

CHBE 221

Founding Principles in Chemical and Biological Engineering II (4)

CHBE 241

Material and Energy Balances (3)

CHBE 230

Computational Methods (3)

CHBE 263

Introduction to Chemical and Biological Engineering Laboratory Practice (1)

CHBE 244

Chemical and Biological Engineering Thermodynamics I (3)

CHEM 250

Inorganic chemistry (3)

CHBE 251

Transport Phenomena I (3)

CHEM 260

Organic Chemistry for Engineers (3)

CHBE 264

Chemical and Biological Engineering Laboratory (3)

MATH 253

Multivariable Calculus (3)

MATH 256

Differential Equations (3)

CHBE 201

Integrated Technical Communication (3)

 

2018W and Prior Curriculum*: 

Winter Session Summer Session
Term 1 Term 2 No Courses Scheduled

BIOL 112

Biology of the Cell

CHBE 230

Computational Methods

CHBE 241

Material and Energy Balances

CHBE 244

Chemical and Biological Engineering Thermodynamics I

CHBE 243

Introduction to Chemical and Biological Engineering Process and Technology

CHBE 251

Transport Phenomena I

CHEM 251

Physical Chemistry for Engineers

CHEM 250

Inorganic chemistry

CHEM 260

Organic Chemistry for Engineers

MATH 256

Differential Equations

MATH 253

Multivariable Calculus

CHBE 201

Integrated Technical Communication

CHBE 262

Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry Laboratory

*Students will typically need to complete the Year 2 curriculum of the year they entered the Department.  Where courses are no longer offered, students should consult an advisor.

2021W Curriculum

Winter Session Summer Session
Term 1 Term 2 No Courses Scheduled

CHBE 346

Chem & Bio Engineering Thermodynamics (3)

CHBE 345

Unit Operations (4)

CHBE 352

Transport Phenomena II (4)

CHBE 356

Process Dynamics and Control (4)

CHBE 362

Process Engineering Laboratory (3)

CHBE 376

Computer Flowsheeting and Unit Operation Design (4)

CHBE 370

Fundamentals of Sustainable Engineering (3)

CHBE 355

Kinetics and Reactor Design (3)

STAT 251

Elementary Statistics (3)

Chemical Engineering
Winter Session Summer Session
Term 1 Term 2 No Courses Scheduled

APSC 278

Engineering Materials (3)

CHBE 366

Chemical Engineering Laboratory (3)

APSC 262

Technology and Society (3)

Chemical and Biological Engineering
Winter Session Summer Session
Term 1 Term 2 No Courses Scheduled

APSC 261

Technology and Society (3)

CHBE 365

Biological Engineering Laboratory (3)

CHBE 381

Bioprocess Engineering I (3)

 

2019W and Prior Curriculum

Winter Session Summer Session
Term 1 Term 2 No Courses Scheduled

CHBE 344

Unit Operation I

CHBE 345

Unit Operations

CHBE 346

Chem. and Bio. Engineering Thermodynamics

CHBE 356

Process Dynamics and Control

CHBE 351

Transport Phenomena II

CHBE 376

Computer Flowsheeting and Unit Operation Design

CHBE 362

Process Engineering Laboratory

CHBE 355

Kinetics and Reactor Design

CHBE 373

Water Pollution Control

STAT 251

Elementary Statistics

Complementary Studies Elective1 (3 credits)
Chemical Engineering
Winter Session Summer Session
Term 1 Term 2 No Courses Scheduled

APSC 278

Engineering Materials

CHBE 366

Chemical Engineering Laboratory

Chemical and Biological Engineering
Winter Session Summer Session
Term 1 Term 2 No Courses Scheduled

CHBE 365

Biological Engineering Laboratory

CHBE 381

Bioprocess Engineering I

2021W Curriculum

Winter Session Summer Session
Term 1 Term 2 No Courses Scheduled

CHBE 456

Heterogenous Catalysis and Advanced Reactor Design (3)

APSC 450

Professional Engineering Practice (2)

CHBE 459

Chemical and Biological Engineering Economics (3)

CHBE 464

Chemical and Biological Engineering Laboratory (4)

Complementary Studies Elective1 (3 credits)
Chemical Engineering
Winter Session Summer Session
Term 1 Term 2 No Courses Scheduled

CHBE 474

Process Control Engineering (3)

CHBE 471

Chemical Process Engineering (4)

Technical Electives2 (9)

CHBE 454

Chemical Process and Product Design (8)

Chemical and Biological Engineering
Winter Session Summer Session
Term 1 Term 2 No Courses Scheduled

CHBE 481

Bioprocess Engineering II (4)

Technical Electives2 (12)

CHBE 453

Biological Process and Product Design (8)

 

1See UBC Vancouver Academic Calendar Complementary Studies Courses entry.
2See Department-approved Technical Electives list. Note that 6 of these credits must be from CHBE courses.

 

2020W and prior Curriculum

Winter Session Summer Session
Term 1 Term 2 No Courses Scheduled

CHBE 456

Heterogenous Catalysis and Advanced Reactor Design (3)

APSC 450

Professional Engineering Practice (2)

CHBE 457

Process Synthesis (3)

CHBE 459

Chemical and Biological Engineering Economics (3)

CHBE 485

Air Pollution Prevention and Control (3)

CHBE 464

Chemical and Biological Engineering Laboratory (4)

Complementary Studies Elective1 (3 credits)
Technical Electives2 (6 credits)
Chemical Engineering
Winter Session Summer Session
Term 1 Term 2 No Courses Scheduled

CHBE 474

Process Control Engineering (3)

CHBE 454

Chemical Process and Product Design (6)

Chemical and Biological Engineering
Winter Session Summer Session
Term 1 Term 2 No Courses Scheduled

CHBE 481

Bioprocess Engineering II (3)

CHBE 453

Biological Process and Product Design (6)

1See UBC Vancouver Academic Calendar Complementary Studies Courses entry.
2See Department-approved Technical Electives list.