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.

Note: the UBC Senate, effective September 2019, has approved a recent change in the second year course curriculum. 

2020W Curriculum: 

Winter Session Summer Session
Term 1 Term 2 No Courses Scheduled

CHBE 220

Founding Principles in Chemical and Biological Engineering I

CHBE 221

Founding Principles in Chemical and Biological Engineering II

CHBE 241

Material and Energy Balances

CHBE 230

Computational Methods

CHBE 263

Introduction to Chemical and Biological Engineering Laboratory Practice

CHBE 244

Chemical and Biological Engineering Thermodynamics I

CHEM 250

Inorganic chemistry

CHBE 251

Transport Phenomena I

CHEM 260

Organic Chemistry for Engineers

CHBE 264

Chemical and Biological Engineering Laboratory

MATH 253

Multivariable Calculus

MATH 256

Differential Equations

CHBE 201

Integrated Technical Communication

 

 

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.

2020W Curriculum

Winter Session Summer Session
Term 1 Term 2 No Courses Scheduled

CHBE 346

Chem & Bio Engineering Thermodynamics

CHBE 345

Unit Operations II

CHBE 352

Transport Phenomena II

CHBE 356

Process Dynamics and Control

CHBE 362

Process and Environmental Engineering Laboratory

CHBE 376

Computer Flowsheeting

CHBE 370

Fundamentals of Sustainable Engineering

CHBE 355

Kinetics and Reactor Design

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

 

2019W and Prior Curriculum

Winter Session Summer Session
Term 1 Term 2 No Courses Scheduled

CHBE 344

Unit Operation I

CHBE 345

Unit Operations II

CHBE 346

Chem. and Bio. Engineering Thermodynamics

CHBE 356

Process Dynamics and Control

CHBE 351

Transport Phenomena II

CHBE 376

Computer Flowsheeting

CHBE 362

Process and Environmental 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

2020W Curriculum

Winter Session Summer Session
Term 1 Term 2 No Courses Scheduled

CHBE 456

Heterogenous Catalysis and Advanced Reactor Design

APSC 450

Professional Engineering Practice

CHBE 457

Process Synthesis

CHBE 459

Chemical and Biological Engineering Economics

CHBE 485

Air Pollution Prevention and Control

CHBE 464

Chemical and Biological Engineering Laboratory

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

CHBE 454

Chemical Process and Product Design

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

CHBE 481

Bioprocess Engineering II

CHBE 453

Biological Process and Product Design

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