CBE 205 - Fundamentals of Biological Engineering

  • 3 credits

Introduction to the application of the principles of engineering and biology to the analysis, design, and optimization of bioprocesses.

This course can be applied toward:


CBE 101 (Introduction to Chemical and Biological Engineering); CBE 160 (MATLAB for Chemical and Biological Engineering); LIFE 102 (Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)).

Important Information

Military personnel admitted to a College of Engineering online degree program may be eligible for a 15% tuition discount. Tuition discounts can only be given if you provide the appropriate discount code at the time of registration. Call (877) 491-4336 or email csu_online_registration@mail.colostate.edu to learn more.

Textbooks and Materials


  • Bioprocess Engineering Basic Concepts, 3rd Ed.
    Michael Shuler
    ISBN: 9780137062706
    Not available at the CSU Bookstore


Christie Peebles


Dr. Christie Peebles was born and raised in a rural town in Central Texas. She received her B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University and her Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering from Rice University. She was a post-doctoral scholar for a year at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is an associate professor who started at Colorado State University in 2009. Her lab’s research focuses on using metabolic engineering and synthetic biology to engineer organisms for a variety of applications from fuels and chemicals to pharmaceuticals and agriculture. In her free time, she loves to walk her dog, craft, and garden.

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