KOREA UNIVERSITY Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

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Courses and Syllabuses

EGR 505 Internship [3]
This course provides students opportunities to have internship training. In this lecture, students are sent to companies or research institutes to obtain practical training and field-adaptive ability while pursuing real projects of the institutes. Students are supervised by advisor at school and designated personnel at the institute.
CBE 501 Transport Phenomena [3]
“Transport phenomena” course is designed to review the fundamental physics and governing relations of momentum, heat, and mass transfers and illustrate their principal concepts through applications in chemical and biological processes.
CBE 502 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics [3]
Laws of thermodynamics are reviewed. Methods of evaluating thermodynamic properties based on recent developments of molecular thermodynamics are presented with particular attention given to fluid phase equilibria. Systems of interests include complex mixtures such as polymers, associating mixtures, electrolyte solutions and biomolecules.
CBE 503 Chemical Reaction Engineering [3]
This course introduces the characteristics and design of the ideal and real chemical reactors, and homogeneous and heterogeneous systems.
CBE 506 Chemical Process Design [3]
This course introduces many cases of modeling and simulation, which involve vapor/liquid equilibrium, various reactors, and single control system. In addition to that, this course covers the optimization problems of chemical process.
CBE 507 Chemical Process Control [3]
This course helps to understand characteristics of processes and involves basic principles for process analysis and control, where discrete time control theory for on-line digital control, multi-variable control theory, and basic theory of process analysis are included.
CBE 508 Biochemical Engineering [3]
This lecture includes overall concept of bioprocess engineering, characteristics of microbial and enzyme bioreactors, bioseparationprocessandvariousapplicationstotherelatedarea.
CBE 601 Separation Processes [3]
This course covers a wide range of separation processes including distillation, absorption, adsorption and membrane separation. Principles and design techniques are discussed. Undergraduate courses in thermodynamics and heat and mass transfer are prerequisites.
CBE 602 Fluid Mechanics [3]
Equations of motion and continuity as a basis for analysis of chemical engineering problems on viscous and turbulent flows. Creeping flows, wakes, boundary layers, hydrodynamic stability, natural convection and turbulence.
CBE 603 Process Equipment Design [3]
Selection and design of chemical process equipment. Topics include: mixing & agitation, fluid transport equipment, heat transfer & heat exchangers, process vessels, separation equipment, and process intensification.
CBE 604 Chemical Reactor Analysis [3]
Design and analysis of chemical reactors including fixed-bed reactors, fluidized-bed reactors, polymerization reactors, fuel cells, microreactors, and special reactors.
CBE 605 Chemical Process Analysis [3]
This course presents the fundamentals of chemical process analysis and system identification, where the basic statistics, the construction and analysis of models from experimental data, and models based on chemical process engineering are involved.
CBE 606 Advanced Chemical Engineering Mathematics I [3]
This course covers linear algebra, eigenvalue problems, boundary value problems, partial differential equations, approximate methods, summation of series.
CBE 607 Advanced Chemical Engineering Mathematics II [3]
This course covers modeling and various solution methods for chemical engineering systems including approximate method, perturbation method, method of separation of variables, weighted residual method, and stability theory.
CBE 609 Optical and Electrical Characterizations of Semiconductor Materials [3]
This class will cover optical characterizations and electrical characterizations of advanced semiconductor materials. Photoluminescence, electroluminescence, Raman scattering, and X-ray scattering will be discussed. Also, current-voltage measurements (Schottky diodes, transistors), capacitance-voltage measurements will be presented.
CBE 613 Advanced Electrochemical Engineering I [3]
Design and optimization of electrochemical systems. The basic principles and applications of electrochemical engineering such as ionic transport, thermodynamics of ions, electrode kinetics, electrochemical reactors, and energy storage systems (secondary battery and fuel cell).
CBE 614 Rheology [3]
Rheological behavior of polymer melt, polymer solution, suspension and emulsion, and biofluid treated. Continuum mechanics and molecular models of rheologically complex fluids and rheology of microstructured fluid included.
CBE 615 Polymer Processing [3]
Course involves theoretical and experimental approaches to solve the problems in polymer processing.
CBE 623 Macromolecular Synthesis [3]
This course emphasizes the polymer reaction mechanism, physical properties of polymers, and synthesis of new polymers.
CBE 631 Advanced Physical Properties of Polymers [3]
CBE 632 Multiphase Polymer Systems [3]
Miscibility or partial miscibility of polymer blends. Relations between physical properties and structure of the polymers and their blends.
CBE 633 Advanced metabolic engineering [3]
Due to the limitation of petroleum resources and global warming problems, renewable energies and alternative chemical sources are getting important. Metabolic engineering is targeting to massive production of biofuels and biochemicals by controlling the metabolic circuitry of the microbes. In this course, several metabolic engineering tools for producing industrially important metabolites will be discussed.
CBE 634 Topics in Heat and Mass Transfer [3]
Conduction, convection and radiation in heat transfer and diffusion and convection in mass transfer will be covered in relation with energy, information, nano and bio technologies. Graetz problem, natural convection, radiative heat transfer, ebullition, heat transfer and Taylor-Aris dispersion in microfluidics, Maragoni effect due to temperature or concentration difference, heat transfer in PCR biochips, Soret effect in suspension, suspension drying, coffee ring effect will be treated.
CBE 635 Special Topics in Chemical Engineering [3]
This course covers in-depth most-updated researches in newly-emerging fields as well as cutting-edge technologies in various fields of chemical and biological engineering.
CBE 636 Introduction to Metabolic Engineering [3]
The purpose of this course is to provide a thorough overview of the field of Metabolic engineering by making our self understand the very basic nature of the microbial system. Every aspect of the topics taught would provide a perspective in the field of Metabolic engineering. Course will also highlights current methodologies applied in the field of Metabolic engineering and future challenges.
CBE 637 Advanced Engineering of Nanocomposite Thin Films [3]
This course introduces the growth and applications of organic and/or inorganic thin films based on self-assembly and surface chemistry, instead of using vacuum deposition method.
CBE 651 Special Topics in Polymer Characterization [3]
Topics include polymer characterization by gel permeation chromatography, differential scanning calorimetry, scanning electron microscopy, viscometry, etc.
CBE 702 System Engineering [3]
This course helps to understand chemical process dynamics and presents the basic knowledge about stability analysis for dynamic system. Furthermore, this course involves the basic principles for linear system to design the state estimator and to control that.
CBE 703 Applied Statistical Mechanics [3]
This course is an advanced course in thermodynamics. This course deals statistical methods to obtain thermodynamic properties from purely mechanical molecular properties such as force, momentum and position. Equation of state, phase equilibria and transport properties are discussed.
CBE 704 Catalyst Engineering [3]
This course introduces physical fundamentals of the diffusion and reaction in the catalyst pore, design of the catalytic reactor, catalytic kinetics, and physicochemical characteristics of the industrial catalysts.
CBE 705 Environmental Chemical Engineering [3]
This course teaches chemical engineering principles and clean technologies to solve the urgent environmental problems for human life.
CBE 706 Powder Technology [3]
This course introduces powder dynamics, physicochemical characteristics of the powder, theories and application of storage, transport, and separation of powder.
CBE 708 Interfacial Phenomena [3]
Lecture covers subjects on physical chemistry phenomena in the areas of interfaces involving liquid, solid, and gas which have engineering implications to adsorption, adhesion, surfactant technologies, and self-assembly.
CBE 709 Colloid Engineering [3]
Lecture covers subjects on colloidal and supramolecular science and technology including intermolecular and interparticle forces, structures, stability, and their control strategies.
CBE 711 Seminar I [1]
This course is a seminar program to deal with all the fields of chemical and biological engineering.
CBE 712 Seminar II [1]
This course is a seminar program to deal with all the fields of chemical and biological engineering.
CBE 713 Seminar III [1]
This course is a seminar program to deal with all the fields of chemical and biological engineering.
CBE 714 Seminar IV [1]
This course is a seminar program to deal with all the fields of chemical and biological engineering.
CBE 715 Seminar V [1]
This course is a seminar program to deal with all the fields of chemical and biological engineering.
CBE 716 Seminar VI [1]
This course is a seminar program to deal with all the fields of chemical and biological engineering.
CBE 717 Seminar VII [1]
This course is a seminar program to deal with all the fields of chemical and biological engineering.
CBE 718 Seminar VIII [1]
This course is a seminar program to deal with all the fields of chemical and biological engineering.
CBE 722 Advanced Enzyme Engineering [3]
This lecture covers basic/advanced concepts of enzyme engineering, including enzyme kinetics, various enzyme mechanisms, and various enzyme applications.
CBE 723 Advanced Nanobiotechnology [3]
This course investigates and reviews the recent developments of nanobiotechnology and its applications in the various fields such as medicine, pharmacy, polymer, environments and energy. Based on the recent developments, this course will also discuss the future direction of nanobiotechnology.
CBE 724 Advanced Chemical Processes in Microelectronics [3]
Ιn this course, full chemical processes required for the fabrication of semiconductor devices are investigated from the viewpoint of chemical engineers. This lecture deals with the epitaxial growth of semiconducting wafers, characterization of devices, oxidation, diffusion, ion implantation, metallization, lithography, and nano-lithography.
CBE 725 Bioreaction Engineering [3]
This lecture deals with various bioreactions to understand bioreaction process using microbial, plant and animal cells, and enzymes.
CBE 726 Nanotechnology [3]
Lecture covers subjects on modern nanotechnologies including syntheses of nanometer- scale materials, their structural and physicochemical properties, and state-of-the-art applications to nano-devices.
CBE 727 Principles of Membrane Engineering [3]
This course introduces fundamental theories of membrane, preparation method, and application of membranes.
CBE 728 Energy Production Technology [3]
This course teaches basic principles of energy transformation, production processes of fossil fuel, renewable energy and advanced energy, and energy utilization technology.
CBE 732 Research Seminar for Master Course [3]
This course is a seminar program for students to present and discuss their researches being performed in the master course.
CBE 733 Systems Biotechnology [3]
The course covers omics experiments and data analysis methods for understanding complicated cellular pathways and their regulations and the concepts of mathematical modeling for cellular network.
CBE 734 Protein Engineering [3]
Subjects for protein engineering, such as in vivo protein expression and characterization, mutagenesis, protein folding and stability, structural and functional analysis, protein-protein interaction, and protein-DNA interaction, are described in the course.
CBE 735 Molecular Modeling and Simulation [3]
Computer experiments are used to design new molecules with appropriate properties. In this course, molecular modeling methods based on quantum mechanics and molecular simulation method based on molecular mechanics are discussed. Computer program- ming techniques and practical applications are also discussed.
CBE 736 Surface Chemistry [3]
In this course, atomic structures and the chemical composition of the solid surfaces are investigated. In particular, the principles of the surface analytical techniques are taught. Chemical reactions on the surfaces are also treated in a molecular scale.
CBE 737 Biomolecular Process Engineering [3]
Lecture deals with core knowledge and technologies required to precisely regulate and control in-vivo and in-vitro processes of biomolecules at molecular level.
CBE 738 Bioinformatics [3]
The databases for organizing various biological informations as well as the computational tools for analyzing, managing, and utilizing the data for engineering purposes will be discussed.
CBE 739 Cell Engineering [3]
The animal and plant cell culture technologies and the bioprocesses to produce useful biomolecules from those cells will be discussed.
CBE 740 Tissue Engineering [3]
Biocompatible materials or artificial organs that can replace biological functions, tissue regenerating technique, and other medical-engineering fusion technologies will be taught.
CBE 801 Special Topics in Reaction Engineering [3]
Special topics in reaction engineering.
CBE 802 Special Topics in Transport Phenomena [3]
This course is designed to introduce and discuss the recent topics of transport phenomena related to chemical and biological engineering.
CBE 803 Special Topics in Thermodynamics [3]
This lecture is an overview of recent research topics in thermodynamics. Recent topics such as applications in supercritical technology, molecular simulations and molecular modeling are discussed.
CBE 805 Advanced Engineering of Self-Assembly [3]
In this lecture (Advanced Engineering of Self-Assembly), we will study about the synthesis of polymeric and inorganic nanoaprticles (NPs) and the fabrication process of self-assembled organic or inorganic NP films. Furthermore, we will have a focus on the self-assembly-based synthetic strategy for the preparation of nanocomposites composed of polymer and inorganic NP
CBE 808 Special Topics in Polymer Industry [3]
Review of recent research topics in polymer science and engineering, and polymers as new materials.
CBE 817 Research Seminar for Doctoral Course [3]
This course is a seminar program for students to present and discuss their researches being performed in the doctoral course.
CBE 820 Special Topics in Biomonitoring [3]
This course is a seminar program for students to present and discuss the state-of-the-art in the field of biosensor.
CBE 822 Special Topics in Bioengineering [3]
Through this course of study, recent advances in molecular biotechnology and strategies for application of the recent advances to relevant researches are introduced and discussed.
CBE 823 Energy Analysis for Chemical Processes [3]
For energy analysis of processes, the first and second law of thermodynamics are extended to availability balance equations. Energy efficient process design methods are studied using heat exchanger network analysis, separation train design.
CBE 824 Special Topics in Industrial Applications [1]
In this lecture, applications and field experiences in chemical engineering are discussed. Recent trends in research in industrial fields are also covered.