Honours BSc in Biochemistry (biotechnology) / BASc in Chemical Engineering (biotechnology)


Co-operative education is available with this program.

The extended French stream is available with this program.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2015-2016 calendars for the previous requirements.

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:
ENG1112 Technical Report Writing 3
GNG1106 Fundamentals of Engineering Computation2 3
3 credits from:
ECO1192 Engineering Economics 3
GNG2101 Introduction to product development and management for engineers and computer scientists 3
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
MAT2377 Probability and Statistics for Engineers 3
MAT2384 Ordinary Differential Equations and Numerical Methods 3
3 course credits of complementary studies electives3
Compulsory Third-year Courses:
CHG2312 Fluid Flow 3
CHG2314 Heat Transfer Operations 3
CHG2317 Introduction to Chemical Process Analysis and Design 3
MAT2322 Calculus III for Engineers 3
3 course credits from:
HIS2129 Technology, Society and Environment since 1800 3
PHI2394 Scientific Thought and Social Values 3
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
BIO3153 Cell Biology 3
Compulsory Fourth-year Courses:
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
CHG3335 Process Control 3
BCH4040 Projet de recherche - biochimie / Honours Research - Biochemistry4 9
BCH4172 Topics in Biotechnology 3
BCH4932 Séminaire de Biochimie / Biochemistry Seminar5 3
3 course credits of complementary studies electives3
6 course credits from:
BPS3101 Genomics 3
BCH4101 Human Genome Structure and Function 3
BCH4125 Cellular Regulation and Control 3
BCH4116 Analytical Biochemistry 3
BCH4122 Structural Biology of Proteins6 3
BCH4123 Pathological Biochemistry 3
BCH4124 Carbohydrates and Glycobiology 3
BCH4188 Nucleic Acids - Structure and Functions6 3
BCH4300 Selected topics in Biochemistry 3
BPS4121 Biosynthesis and Natural Product Derived Medicines 3
BPS4129 Advanced Chemical Biology 3
CHM4139 Enzyme Chemistry and Biocatalysis 3
Compulsory Fifth-year Courses:
CHG3337 Data Collection and Interpretation 3
CHG4116 Chemical Engineering Laboratory 3
CHG4244 Plant Design Project 6
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
CHG4900 Thèse et séminaire / Thesis and seminars 6
6 course credits of technical electives7
3 course credits of technical electives7
1CHG1125 must be taken during the first two years; it is recommended that this course be taken the first year.
2It is recommended that GNG1106 be taken in first or second year.
3For a complete list of course credits of complementary studies electives, consult the Faculty of Engineering's website.
4During the fourth year, the students must either do a research project (BCH4040), or take nine additional course credits among the 3000 or 4000 level courses in biochemistry (BCH), biology (BIO), biopharmaceutical sciences (BPS), cellular and molecular medicine (CMM), chemistry (CHM), pharmacology (PHA), physiology (PHS), microbiology (CMM) or immunology (IMM). The research project is highly recommended for students who intend to pursue a career in research, but a CGPA of 6.5 or greater or with a GPA of 6.5 or greater calculated from the two most recent years of full-time study in the Honours in Biochemistry program (minimum of 54 credits including all compulsory 3000 level courses). 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 in the regular Chemical Engineering program.