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Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's (ABM) Degree Program

The College of Engineering now offers chemical engineering majors the opportunity to earn a master's degree at an accelerated pace. An undergraduate chemical engineering major who is completing the biomanufacturing concentration can earn a Master of Science degree in biomanufacturing with just one additional year of study. Graduate-level senior elective courses in the CHE-Biomanufacturing curriculum (i.e., 400/500 level courses) can be counted twice to satisfy the requirements of both the BS CHE degree and the MS Biomanufacturing degree.

Students who wish to complete the Accelerated BS/MS CHE BIOM degree program must have a minimium overall GPA of 3.50 and maintain it throughout their senior year. Candidates can apply to the MS degree once they have completed a minimum of 75 credits or a maximum of 96 credits.

For more information

Learn more about the program's additional requirements and application process (PDF). To explore the accelerated program further, contact:

Dr. Danny Monroe
Assistant Director for Academic Programs
dsmonroe@ncsu.edu

919-513-2195

or

Winnell Newman
Manager, Student Programs
winnell_newman@ncsu.edu
919-515-0213

A sample five-year course schedule appears below.

Year 1
Fall Semester – Year 1 CR
CH 101 (or 103) General Chem I1a 3
CH 102 (or 104) General Chem I Lab1a 1
E 101 Intro to Engr & Prob Solv1a 1
E 115 Intro to Computing Environ 1
ENG 101 Academic Writing & Res1a 4
MA 141 Calculus I1a 4
HESx 1** Fitness & Wellness* 1
Total 15
Spring Semester – Year 1 CR
CH 201 (or 203)  General Chem II1b 3
CH 202 (or 204) General Chem II Lab 1
MA 241 Calculus II1a 4
PY 205 Physics for Engr & Sc I1a 3
PY 206 Physics for Engr & Sc I Lab1a 1
E102  Engr in the 21st Centuary (GEP IP)             2
HESx (100 or 200 level) Elective* 1
Total 15
Year 2
Fall Semester – Year 2 CR
BEC 220 Intro Biomanufacturing 1
CH 221 (or 225) Organic Chem I1b 3
CH 222 (or 226) Organic Chem I Lab 1
CHE 205 Chemical Proc Prin1b 4
MA 242 Calculus III1b 4
PY 208 Physics Engr & Sc II 3
PY 209 Physics Engr & Sc II Lab 1
Total 17
Spring Semester – Year 2 CR
BIO 183 Intro Bio: Cellular & Molecular 4
CH 223 (or 227) Organic Chem II 3
CH 224 (or 228) Organic Chem II Lab 1
CHE 225 Chemical Proc Systems1b 3
MA 341 Applied Differential Eq1b 3
EC 205 Econ (or EC 201 or ARE 201) 3
Total 17
Year 3
Fall Semester – Year 3 CR
BCH 451 Intro Biochemistry 4
BEC 363 Found Recomb Micro for Biom 2
BEC 463 Ferm of Recomb Microorg 2
CHE 311 Transport Processes I1 3
CHE 315 Chem Process Thermo1 3
GEP Requirement 3
Total 17
Spring Semester – Year 3 CR
BEC 426 Industrial Micro & Bioman Lab 2
BEC 330 Prin & Applications of Biosep 2
CHE 312 Transport Processes II 3
CHE 316 Thermo of Chem & Phase Eq 3
Free Elective 3
GEP Requirement 3
Total 16
Year 4
Fall Semester – Year 4 CR
BEC 536 Intro. to Downstream Process Development 2
BEC 580 Large Scale Fermentation or
BEC 585 Large Scale Recov & Purif
2
CHE 395 Professional Dev Seminar 1
CHE 447 Bioreactor Engineering 3
CHE 450 CHE Design I 3
GEP Requirement 3
Total 14
Spring Semester – Year 4 CR
CHE 551 Biochemical Engineering or
BEC 575 Global Regulatory Affairs
3
CHE 435 Proc System Analy & Control 3
CHE 451 CHE Design II 3
Bioethics Course (GEP IP Req*) 3
GEP Requirement 2
BEC 620 Prep. For Industry Internship 2
Total 16
Year 5
Fall Semester – Year 5 CR
BEC 590 Industry Practicum 3
BEC 580 Large Scale Fermentation or
BEC 585 Large Scale Recov & Purif
2
BEC 540 Industrial Expression Systems or
BIT 510 Molecular Biology
3–4
BEC 621 Comm. in Biomanufact.6 1
ST 515 Statistics for Engineers I 3
Total 12–13
Spring Semester – Year 5 CR
BEC 575 Global Regulatory Affairs or
CHE 551  Biochemical Engineering
3
BEC/CHE 577  Adv. Biomanufacturing & Biocatalysis 3
BEC 515 Biopharmaceutical Product Characterization or
BEC/CHE 588 Cell Culture Engineering
2
ST 516 Statistics for Engineers II or BEC, BIT or CHE 5xx Elective 2–3
Total 10–11