Bio-Based Products Engineering

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Bio-Based Products Engineering

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Ecology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Bio-based products are commercial or industrial goods (other than food or feed) designated by the Secretary of Agriculture to be composed in whole or in significant part of biological products, forestry materials, or renewable domestic agricultural materials, including living materials. It will also be of value to the worldwide public interested in sustainability issues and biopolymer development as well as others interested in the practical means that are being used to reduce the environmental impacts of chemical processes and products, to further eco-efficiency, and to advance the utilization of renewable resources for a bio-based production and supplier chain. This course will provide a comprehensive and consolidated overview of the immense potential and ongoing research in bio-based and biodegradable polymer science, engineering and technology to make the world greener.

    Course Objectives
    This course will cover definition of various bio-based materials and biopolymers and their applications in environmental aspects. And we also discuss the economic and environmental impacts of bio-based products and the production of bioenergy via bioprocess as well.

    Course Schedule

    • Overview of Bio-based Material II
    • Synthetic Green Polymers From Renewable Monomers
    • Biodegradable Polymers I
    • Biodegradable Polymers II
    • Bioenergy And Bioprocess I
    • Bioenergy And Bioprocess II
    • Mid-term Exam
    • Bio-based Plastics I
    • Bio-based Plastics II
    • Bio-based Products And Applications I
    • Bio-based Products And Applications II
    • Biopolymers In Medical Application
    • Bio-based Products On The Market
    • Presentation For Specific Topics
    • Final Exam


Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

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