BCHE 4510/6510 - Biochemical Engineering

BCHE 4510/6510 Assignment Page

Spring Semester 2017


Dr. Mark A. Eiteman
408 Driftmier

Office Hours

9:00 - 10:00 MWF and by chance or by appointment

Required Text

UGA Bulletin Course Description

Design and analysis of enzymatic and microbial biological reaction systems.

Offered Credits Level Weekly Instruction Pattern
Spring Semester 3 undergraduate/graduate 3 one hour lectures

Meeting Times/Location

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:10 - 11:00
Room 213 Driftmier

Calendar (Spring 2017)

Friday January 6First day of class
Monday January 16Martin Luther King Day
March 6 - March 10Spring Break
Wednesday April 26Last day of class
Monday May 18:00 - 11:00 Final Exam


ENGR 3520 - Mass Transport and Rate Phenomena
MIBO 3000 or MIBO 3500 - Microbiology (pre/corequisite)
BCMB 3100 or BCMB 4010 - Biochemistry (pre/corequisite)

Prerequisites by Topic

Differential Equations
Computer Programming
Mass Transport

Courses that Require this Course as a Prerequisite


Grading Policy:

Homework 1010
Test 1 15 12
Test 2 15 12
Test 3 15 12
Final Exam 20 20
Paper #1 8 8
Paper #2 7 7
Attendance/Participation 10 10
Article Reviews (6) 0 9


For a detailed outline of course topics, please see the BCHE 4510 outline web page.

Course Program Outcomes

a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering - extensive coverage
b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data - no coverage
c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs - some coverage
d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams - some coverage
e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems - extensive coverage
f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility - some coverage
g) an ability to communicate effectively - moderate coverage
h) an understanding of the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context - some coverage
i) a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning - some coverage
j) a knowledge of contemporary issues - some coverage
k) an ability to use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice - moderate coverage


Selected homework will be collected at the beginning of each lecture period.  You are encouraged to discuss problems with other students, however, duplicating another student's work will be considered plagiarism, and this practice is unacceptable.  If you receive considerable aid on a particular problem you are to indicate so on your homework.  Neatness and clarity will be important factors in assigning homework grades.  Excused late homework will only be accepted under extreme circumstances (e.g., personal crises). Unexcused homework one class period late will receive 50% of maximum possible credit, beyond one class unexcused late homework will not be given credit. There will be no unannounced quizzes.

Quizzes and Exams

You may bring pencils, paper, erasers, and calculators to quizzes, midterm exam and final exam.  You will be supplied with any equations or other information needed.  There will be absolutely no sharing of calculators nor talking during test periods.  Testing dates will not be altered, and "make-up" tests will only be given under extreme circumstances.

Written Reports

Two (individual) term reports will be required in this course, and each must be typewritten and double-spaced. Complete references should be list in alphabetical order beginning on a separate page at the end of the paper.   References from web sites must be from federal government sites or from academic institutions (.gov or .edu). The topics will be announced during the semester. For advice on the preparation of a written report see Preparation of written report.

Communication Skills

In accordance with departmental policy, thirty percent of the grade on all written assignments will be based on quality of communication. Spelling, grammar, punctuation, and clarity of writing are evidence of written communication quality.

Withdrawal Policy

A student may be withdrawn from this course by the instructor without notification to the student for excessive absences or for failure to complete necessary prerequisites. For this course, "excessive absences" is defined as absences from all of the first three class meetings or four (4) or more absences from any contiguous eight (8) scheduled class meetings. A student may also be withdrawn from this course by the instructor after one warning for disruption of class.

Academic Honesty

The University of Georgia seeks to promote and ensure academic honesty and personal integrity among students, faculty and other members of the University Academic Community. A policy on academic honesty has been developed to serve these goals. All members of the Academic Community are responsible for knowing the policy and procedures on academic honesty. The document for academic honesty may be found at Academic Honesty Website. Please pay particular attention to and understand plagarism. On written assignments do not merely wholesale copy large sections of information from websites. Information obtained from websites should be considered critically and assimilated in the context of your report. In any case all concepts derived from other sources must be cited.

Engineering Professionalism

Engineers make great contributions to society. Enginering is a very satisfying profession that provides many rewards but is demanding and requires hard work. The engineering profession is governed by a code of ethics. Engineering faculty at the University of Georgia expect students to act in a professional manner at all times and develop the work ethics required for a successful engineering career. Engineering students at the University of Georgia are responsible for maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and professional practice.