Summer Minor in Responsible Process Implementation

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About the Program

Launching Summer 2021, the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the College of Chemistry is offering students an exciting opportunity to gain more preparation for successful professional careers in industry. The emphasis of the four-course, 15-unit program provided over two six-week summer sessions is to introduce students to the following fundamental concepts.

  • How a technology professional can effectively perform in a business environment.
  • The statistical process control techniques to monitor process quality.
  • The role that Green Chemistry plays in industry.
  • The environmental impacts of chemical processes on workers, consumers and society.

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Interactive Experience

The program includes team-based projects to enable students to learn how to solve real-life industrial process engineering problems using cases from industry partners. The emphasis of the program is to integrate fundamental concepts to enhance each student's effectiveness in their subsequent professional careers.

Students who have successfully completed the program will be able to:
1. Demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment.
2. Communicate effectively with peers and superiors from different professions within an organization.
3. Perform economic analyses in support of project proposals.
4. Make ethical and socially responsible decisions within their functions.
5. Use life-cycle analysis to support material selection and supply chain management decisions.
6. Apply Green Chemistry principles in making technical decisions.

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Required Courses


Business Fundamentals for a Technology Professional I (4 Units)
Prerequisite for Business Fundamentals for a Technology Professional II and New Process Implementation: Concept to Commercialization

Greener Solutions (4 Units)
Prerequisite for New Process Implementation: Concept to Commercialization


Business Fundamentals for a Technology Professional II (4 units)

New Process Implementation: Concept to Commercialization (3 Units)