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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Cook College Programs of Study Bioresource (Bioenvironmental) Engineering 129  

Bioresource (Bioenvironmental) Engineering 129

Degrees: B.S., School of Engineering; B.S., Cook College

Undergraduate Program Director:Christopher Uchrin (

Phone (Ext.)
Donna E. Fennell
ENR 231
David H. Fleischer
Biores Eng
Weilin Huang
ENR 258
Uta Krogmann
ENR 246
Christopher C. Obropta
ENR 232
Barbara J. Turpin
ENR 234
Christopher Uchrin
ENR 262

Bioresource engineering utilizes the physical and biological sciences in solving problems related to plants, animals, food, wastes, and our natural environment. Graduates of this program have a unique engineering education enabling them to apply the rapid advances being made in the biological and environmental sciences for the benefit of humanity. This program prepares students for immediate employment as practicing engineers with industrial companies, government agencies, and private consulting firms, or for graduate study. The curriculum is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, thus enabling graduates to take examinations leading to a professional engineering license.

The curriculum focuses on maintaining the quality of the natural environment. It involves the application of physical and biological sciences to land use and waste management problems, air and water pollution, and the conservation of our natural resources. The goal of this program is to gain an understanding of the requirements and tolerances of natural, living ecosystems and the engineering expertise needed to solve serious environmental problems facing our society.

Bachelor of science degrees from the School of Engineering and Cook College are awarded upon completion of the five-year curriculum. A four-year program of study in bioresource engineering is offered by the School of Engineering and is described in that college's section of this catalog. See also the School of Engineering section for a year-by-year outline of the five-year program.

The five-year bioresource engineering curriculum requires a minimum of 159 credits for graduation.

I. College Mission: Interdisciplinary Critical Analysis (5-6 credits)

11:015:101 Perspectives on Agriculture and the Environment (2)

11:015:400 Junior/Senior Colloquium (3)

Interdisciplinary problem definition, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation also are taught in several of the required upper-level bioresource engineering courses.

II. Introductory Life and Physical Sciences

A.Life Sciences (8 credits)

01:119:101-102 General Biology (4,4)

B.Physical Sciences (11 credits)

01:160:159-160 General Chemistry for Engineers (3,3)

01:160:171 Introduction to Experimentation (1)

01:750:123-124 Analytical Physics I (2,2)

III. Humanities and the Arts (6 credits)

See suggested courses in the Degree Requirements chapter. Students are advised to select courses that will simultaneously fulfill the School of Engineering humanities requirement.

IV. Multicultural and International Studies (6 credits)

See suggested courses in the Degree Requirements chapter. Students are advised to select courses that will simultaneously fulfill the School of Engineering social sciences requirement.

V. Human Behavior, Economic Systems, and Political Processes

A.Human Behavior (3 credits)

See suggested courses in the Degree Requirements chapter. Students are advised to select courses that will simultaneously fulfill the School of Engineering social sciences requirement.

B.Economic Systems (3 credits)

01:220:200 Economic Principles and Problems (3)

C.Political Processes (3 credits)

11:374:279 Politics of Environmental Issues (3) or 01:790:201 American Government (3) or an equivalent course focusing on the structure and function of American governmental institutions

VI. Oral and Written Communication (6 credits)

01:355:101 Expository Writing (3)

01:355:201 Research in the Disciplines (3) or01: 355:302 Scientific and Technical Writing (3)

VII. Experience-Based Education (4 credits)

11:127:488, 489 Bioresource Engineering Design I,II (2,2)

VIII. Proficiency in Bioresource Engineering (104-105 credits)


Quantitative Skills (16)

01:640:151-152 Calculus for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (4,4)

01:640:244 Differential Equations for Engineering and Physics (4)

01:640:251 Multivariable Calculus (4)

Computer and Information Technology Competence (3)

14:440:127 ntroduction to Computers for Engineers (3)

Professional Ethics

Ethical, social, and safety considerations important in engineering practice are included in several of the required upper-level design courses.

Additional Requirements (73)

11:127:100 Introduction to Bioresource Engineering (1)

11:127:290 Biosystems Engineering Measurements (3)

11:127:413, 414 Unit Processes in Bioenvironmental Engineering I,II (3,3)

11:127:424 Bioenvironmental Unit Processes Laboratory II (1)

11:127:462 Design of Solid Waste Treatment Systems (3)

11:127:468 Hazardous Waste Treatment Engineering (3)

11:127:474 Air Pollution Engineering (3)

01:160:209 Elementary Organic Chemistry (3)

01:160:211 Elementary Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)

14:180:215 Engineering Graphics (1)

14:180:243 Mechanics of Solids (3)

14:180:387 Fluid Mechanics (3)

14:180:389 Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (1)

14:180:430 Water and Wastewater Engineering (3)

14:332:373 Elements of Electrical Engineering (3)

11:375:201 Biological Principles of Environmental Sciences (3)

11:375:202 Chemical Principles of Environmental Sciences (3)

11:375:203 Physical Principles of Environmental Sciences (3)

11:375:303 Numerical Methods in Environmental Science (3)

11:375:333 Environmental Law I (3)

11:375:423 Environmental Fate and Transport (3)

14:440:221-222 Engineering Mechanics (3,3)

14:650:351 Thermodynamics (3)

11:704:351 Principles of Ecology (4)

01:750:227 Analytical Physics IIA (3)

01:750:229 Analytical Physics IIA Laboratory (1)

B. Electives (12-13)

11:127:494 Land and Water Resources Engineering (3)

11:127:495 Environmental Systems Analysis for Engineers (3)

11:127:496 Planning and Design of Land Treatment Systems (3)

11:375:302 Elements of Water and Wastewater Treatment (3)

11:375:334 Environmental Law II (3)

11:375:408 Treatment Plant and Receiving Water Surveys (4)

11:375:409 Environmental Statement and Impact (3)

11:375:411 Environmental Microbiology (3)

11:375:422 Air Sampling and Analysis (3)

11:375:430 Hazardous Wastes (3)

11:375:444 Water Chemistry (3)

11:680:390 General Microbiology (4) orequivalent

IX. Unspecified Electives (2 credits)

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