Honours BSc in Biochemistry (biotechnology) / BASc in Chemical Engineering (biotechnology) with Biomedical Engineering Option


Co-operative education is available with this program.

This program is currently under revision. At this time, we are not accepting applications.

Compulsory first-year courses
BIO1130 Introduction to Organismal Biology 3
BIO1140 Introduction to Cell Biology 3
CHG1125 Chemical Engineering Fundamentals1 3
CHM1311 Principles of Chemistry 3
CHM1321 Organic Chemistry I 3
MAT1320 Calculus I 3
MAT1322 Calculus II 3
MAT1341 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
PHY1121 Fundamentals of Physics I 3
PHY1122 Fundamentals of Physics II 3
Compulsory second-year courses
BCH2333 Introduction to Biochemistry 3
BIO2133 Genetics 3
CHM2120 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM2123 Laboratory of Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM2330 Physical Chemistry: Introduction to the Molecular Properties of Matter 3
CHM2354 Analytical Chemistry 3
ECO1192 Engineering Economics 3
ENG1112 Technical Report Writing 3
GNG1106 Fundamentals of Engineering Computation2 3
MAT2377 Probability and Statistics for Engineers 3
MAT2384 Ordinary Differential Equations and Numerical Methods 3
PHI2396 Bioethics 3
Compulsory third-year courses
BCH3120 General Intermediary Metabolism 3
BCH3125 Protein Structure and Function 3
BCH3170 Molecular Biology 3
BCH3346 Biochemistry Laboratory II 3
BCH3356 Molecular Biology Laboratory 3
BIO3124 General Microbiology 3
CHG2312 Fluid Flow 3
CHG2314 Heat Transfer Operations 3
CHG2317 Introduction to Chemical Process Analysis and Design 3
HIS2129 Technology, Society and Environment since 1800 3
PHI2394 Scientific Thought and Social Values 3
MAT2322 Calculus III for Engineers 3
3 credits of complementary studies electives3
Compulsory fourth-year courses
BCH4040 Projet de recherche - biochimie / Honours Research - Biochemistry4 9
BCH4172 Topics in Biotechnology 3
BCH4932 Séminaire de Biochimie / Biochemistry Seminar5 3
BPS3101 Genomics 3
BCH4101 Human Genome Structure and Function 3
Two of the following courses:
BCH4122 Structural Biology of Proteins 3
BCH4125 Cellular Regulation and Control 3
BCH4188 Nucleic Acids - Structure and Functions6 3
BCH4300 Selected topics in Biochemistry6 3
CHG3111 Unit Operations 3
CHG3112 Process Synthesis, Design and Economics 3
CHG3122 Chemical Engineering Practice 3
CHG3127 Chemical Reaction Engineering 3
CHG3316 Transport Phenomena 3
CHG3324 Fundamentals and Applications of Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 3
CHG3326 Principles of Phase Equilibria and Chemical Reaction Equilibria 3
CHG3331 Application of Mathematical Methods to Chemical Engineering 3
CHG3337 Data Collection and Interpretation 3
Compulsory fifth-year courses
CHG3335 Process Control 3
CHG4116 Chemical Engineering Laboratory 3
CHG4244 Plant Design Project 6
CHG4900 Thèse et séminaire / Thesis and seminars 6
6 credits of technical electives7
CHG4305 Advanced Materials in Chemical Engineering 3
CHG4307 Clean Processes and Sustainable Development 3
CHG4343 Computer-Aided Design in Chemical Engineering 3
CHG4381 Biochemical Engineering 3
GNG4170 Engineering Law 3
3 credits of technical electives7
1CHG1125 must be taken in first or second year; first year is recommended.
2It is recommended that GNG1106 be taken in first or second year.
3For a complete list of complementary studies electives, consult the Faculty of Engineering's website.
4During the fourth year, the student must either do a research project(BCH4040), or take nine additionnal credits among the 3000 or 4000 level courses in biochemistry, biology, biopharmaceutical sciences, cellular and molecular medecine, chemistry, pharmacology, physiology, microbiology or immunology. The research project is highly recommended for students who intend to pursue a career in research, but a CGPA of 7.0 is required to be eligible for the project. This course runs from September to April.
5This course runs from September to April.
6This course may not be available every year.
7Consult the list of technical electives for the Biomedical Engineering option in the regular Chemical Engineering program.