UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH
ENGG*2660 BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SYSTEMS (3,1)
Instructor: V.J. Davidson
Office: Room 2333, Thornbrough Building
School of Engineering
Office hours: Wednesday 2 - 4 pm
Lectures: Tues./Thurs. 8:30 am - 9:50 am, MacKinnon 228
Seminar: Thurs. 10:00 - 10:50 am, MacKinnon 231
Teaching Assistant: K. Conrad Email: email@example.com
Bioengineering is a broad discipline that integrates engineering principles with biological sciences. Applications include biochemical and food engineering, biomedical engineering and bioresource engineering. Systems identification and analysis are common to all of these areas and form the foundation for engineering design.
This course uses techniques and tools developed in ENGG*2400 to analyse mass and energy components of biological systems. We will focus on systems containing biological catalysts (e.g. cells, enzymes) and/or other reacting species. A range of bio-system examples will be used: biomedical, food and bio-processing.
Prerequisite: MATH*2270, MICRO*1020
Co-requisite: CHEM*2580, STAT*2120
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1. Identify and analyse mass and energy transformations in biological systems
2. Develop mathematical models for bio-systems and analyse their dynamic behaviour.
3. Integrate fundamental principles of microbiology and biochemistry with quantitative analysis to solve engineering problems.
4. Use advanced mathematical, statistical and computer tools for systems analysis.
Bioprocess Engineering Basic Concepts (second edition) M. L Shuler and F. Kargi. PrenticeHall PTR, New Jersey 2002
Additional references (2 hour reserve)
Bioprocess Engineering Principles P. M. Doran Academic Press, Toronto 1995 (TP 248.3.D67)
Bioprocess Engineering Basic Concepts (first edition) M. L Shuler and F. Kargi. PrenticeHall PTR, New Jersey 1992 (TP248.3 .S58)
Term tests (2) 40% (Thursday, February 14th and Thursday, March 21st)
Technical report 20% (Due: Tuesday, April 2nd)
Final examination 40 % (16-Apr-02 2:30pm - 4:30pm)
TOTAL 100 %
Problem assignments will be set on a weekly basis and it is recommended that students work on the problems during the seminar hour (Thursday mornings). Solutions will not be posted. The instructor and teaching assistant will provide help during seminar and office hours.