Course Schedule

Students may enter the second year of a CHBE program upon completion of the Engineering Foundation Year (first-year curriculum) or equivalent.

Students with other commitments or other considerations are strongly encouraged to meet with a Department advisor to develop an individualized academic plan for their situation.

Students entering department programs in 2018W and later must complete Term 1 of the third year before entering Term 2 of the third year.

The official program curricula, course descriptions, and complementary courses can be found in the UBC Academic Calendar.

2019W and later curriculum

Term 1 (Sep-Dec) Term 2 (Jan-Apr)

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 for Engineers (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 curriculum1

Term 1 (Sep-Dec) Term 2 (Jan-Apr)
BIOL 112
Biology of the Cell (3)
CHBE 230
Computational Methods (3)
CHBE 241
Material and Energy Balances (3)
CHBE 244
Chemical and Biological Engineering Thermodynamics I (3)
CHBE 243
Introduction to Chemical and Biological Engineering Process and Technology (1)
CHBE 251
Transport Phenomena I (3)
CHEM 251
Physical Chemistry for Engineers (3)
CHEM 250
Inorganic chemistry (2)
CHEM 260
Organic Chemistry for Engineers (3)
MATH 256
Differential Equations (3)
MATH 253
Multivariable Calculus (3)
CHBE 201
Integrated Technical Communication (3)
CHBE 262
Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry Laboratory (4)

Notes

1Students 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 and later curriculum

Term 1 (Sep-Dec) Term 2 (Jan-Apr)
CHBE 346
Chemical and Biological Engineering Thermodynamics II (3)
CHBE 345
Unit Operations (4)
CHBE 352
Transport Phenomena II (4)
CHBE 3561
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

Term 1 (Sep-Dec) Term 2 (Jan-Apr)
APSC 278
Engineering Materials (3)
CHBE 366
Chemical Engineering Laboratory (3)
APSC 262
Technology and Society (3)

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Term 1 (Sep-Dec) Term 2 (Jan-Apr)
APSC 261
Technology and Society (3)
CHBE 365
Biological Engineering Laboratory (3)
CHBE 381
Bioprocess Engineering I (3)

2019W and prior curriculum

Term 1 (Sep-Dec) Term 2 (Jan-Apr)
CHBE 344
Introduction to Unit Operations (3)
CHBE 345
Unit Operations (4)
CHBE 346
Chemical and Biological Engineering Thermodynamics (3)
CHBE 356
Process Dynamics and Control (3)
CHBE 351
Transport Phenomena II (3)
CHBE 376
Computer Flowsheeting and Unit Operation Design (3)
CHBE 362
Process Engineering Laboratory (2)
CHBE 355
Kinetics and Reactor Design (3)
CHBE 373
Water Pollution Control (3)
STAT 251
Elementary Statistics (3)
Complementary Studies Elective2 (3 credits)

Chemical Engineering

Term 1 (Sep-Dec) Term 2 (Jan-Apr)
APSC 278
Engineering Materials (3)
CHBE 366
Chemical Engineering Laboratory (2)

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Term 1 (Sep-Dec) Term 2 (Jan-Apr)
CHBE 365

Biological Engineering Laboratory (2)

CHBE 381
Bioprocess Engineering I (3)

Notes

1CHBE 356 credit value changed from 3 credits to 4 credits in 2021W

2See UBC Vancouver Academic Calendar Complementary Studies Courses entry.

2021W and later curriculum

Term 1 (Sep-Dec) Term 2 (Jan-Apr)
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

Term 1 (Sep-Dec) Term 2 (Jan-Apr)
CHBE 474
Process Control Engineering (3)
CHBE 471
Chemical Process Engineering (4)
CHBE 4542
Chemical Process and Product Design (8)
Technical Electives3 (9 credits)

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Term 1 (Sep-Dec) Term 2 (Jan-Apr)
CHBE 4814
Bioprocess Engineering II (4)
CHBE 4532
Biological Process and Product Design (8)
Technical Electives3 (12 credits)

2020W and prior curriculum5

Term 1 (Sep-Dec) Term 2 (Jan-Apr)

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

Term 1 (Sep-Dec) Term 2 (Jan-Apr)
CHBE 474
Process Control Engineering (3)
CHBE 454
Chemical Process and Product Design (6)

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Term 1 (Sep-Dec) Term 2 (Jan-Apr)
CHBE 481
Bioprocess Engineering II (3)
CHBE 453
Biological Process and Product Design (6)

Notes

1See UBC Vancouver Academic Calendar Complementary Studies Courses entry.

2CHBE 453/454 credit value changed from 6 credits to 8 credits in 2021W

3See Department-approved Technical Electives list. Note that 6 of these credits must be from CHBE courses.

4CHBE 481 credit value changed from 3 credits to 4 credits in 2021W

5Students following this version of the curriculum should contact a Department advisor before registration to make sure they are registered in the correct courses.