10: School of Engineering and Applied Science

General Information | Degree Programs | Curricula | Course Descriptions | Faculty

Aerospace Engineering | Applied Mathematics | Biomedical Engineering
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Mechanical Engineering | Nuclear Engineering | Physics | Systems Engineering
Technology, Culture, and Communication | Technology Management and Policy

Chemical Engineering

CHE 215 - (3) (Y)
Material and Energy Balances

Corequisites: APMA 205 and ENGR 202 or equivalent
An introduction to the field of chemical engineering, including material and energy balances applied to chemical processes, physical and thermodynamic properties of multicomponent systems. Three lecture hours, one discussion hour.

CHE 216 - (3) (Y)
Computer Modeling and Simulation in Chemical Engineering

Prerequisites: CE 101, CHE 215; corequisite: APMA 206
Computational tools for analysis and simulation of chemical processes and physicochemical phenomena. Statistical analysis and regression, numerical methods, process simulation programs. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour per week.

CHE 316 - (3) (Y)
Chemical Thermodynamics

Prerequisite: ENGR 202 or equivalent
Principles of chemical thermodynamics further developed and applied. Emphasis on phase and chemical equilibria calculations. Three lecture hours.

CHE 318 - (3) (Y)
Chemical Reaction Engineering

Prerequisite: CHE 216, CHE 316, CHEM 212; corequisite: CHE 322
Determination of rate equations for chemical reactions from experimental data. Use of kinetics and transport relations in the design of both batch and continuous reactors; homogeneous, heterogeneous, uncatalyzed and catalyzed reactions. Three lecture hour s.

CHE 321 - (4) (Y)
Transport Processes I: Momentum and Heat Transfer

Prerequisites: APMA 206, CHE 215, and CHE 216
Development of concepts of momentum and heat transfer. Application of these concepts to chemical processing operations, with emphasis on continuous operations. Four hours per week.

CHE 322 - (4) (Y)
Transport Processes II: Mass Transfer and Separations

Prerequisites: CHE 216, CHE 316, and CHE 321
Fundamental concepts of diffusion and mass transfer. Application to continuous contacting in separation devices. Material and energy conservation calculations for equilibrium stage processes, including multistage, multicomponent calculations as involved in distillation, absorption, and extraction systems. Four hours per week.

CHE 398 - (3) (Y)
Chemical Engineering Laboratory I

Prerequisite: CHE 215 and CHE 321
Experimental study of selected operations and phenomena in fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Planning experiments, taking and analyzing data, and calculation of results. Preparation of written and/or oral planning and final technical reports. May include inspection trips to chemical manufacturing plants. One hour discussion, four laboratory hours.

CHE 438 - (3) (Y)
Process Modeling, Dynamics and Control

Prerequisites: CHE 318, CHE 322
Elements of dynamic process modeling and control. Introduction to the dynamics and control of process systems, controller, sensors, and final control elements. Time and frequency domain characterization of these subsystems are developed and employed in stability analysis of closed control loops. Design of simple process control systems. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 442 - (3) (Y)
Applied Surface Chemistry

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Factors underlying interfacial phenomena, with emphasis on thermodynamics of surfaces, structural aspects, and electrical phenomena. Application to areas such as emulsification, foaming, detergency, sedimentation, flow through porous media, fluidization, nucleation, wetting, adhesion, flotation, and electrocapillarity. Three lecture hours.

CHE 447 - (3) (Y)
Biochemical Engineering

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
An introduction to the properties, production, and use of biological molecules of importance to medicaine and industry such as proteins, enzymes, antibiotics, vitamins, hormones and fine chemicals. Topics include fermentation and culture processes, mass transfer in biological systems, and purification techniques. Three lecture hours.

CHE 449 - (3) (Y)
Polymer Chemistry and Engineering

Prerequisite: CHE 321 and Permission of instructor
Analysis of the mechanisms and kinetics of various polymerization reactions; relations between the molecular structure and polymer properties, and how these properties can be influenced by the polymerization process; fundamental concepts of polymer solution and melt rheology. Application of these principles, along with concepts of heat and mass transfer, to polymer processing operations such as extrusion, molding, and fiber spinning. Three lecture hours.

CHE 461, 462 - (3) (SI)
Special Topics in Chemical Engineering

Prerequisites: Fourth year standing and permission of instructor
Application of engineering science, design methods and system analysis to developing areas and current problems in chemical engineering. The topics for each semester are announced at the time of registration.

CHE 476 - (4) (Y)
Chemical Engineering Design

Prerequisites: CHE 216, CHE 318, CHE 322,
Application of academically acquired skills to the practice of chemical engineering in an industrial environment: industrial economics; process synthesis and selection; flow sheet development; equipment sizing; plant layout and cost estimation. Report preparation and oral presentations. Use of commercial process simulation software. Three lecture hours, two hours of discussion and design laboratory.

CHE 491 - (3) (Y)
Chemical Engineering Laboratory II

Prerequisites: CHE 318, CHE 322, CHE 398
Continuation of CHE 398 with emphasis on separations, chemical reaction, and process dynamics and control. One hour discussion, four laboratory hours.

CHE 495, 496 - (3-1) (S)
Chemical Engineering Research

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor
In-depth study of an engineering or manufacturing problem by each student in library and laboratory. The project is conducted in close consultation with a departmental faculty member, and it often includes the design, construction, and operation of laboratory scale equipment. Progress reports and a final comprehensive written report are required.

Note   Courses at the 600 level and above are listed in the Graduate Record.

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