Chemical Engineering (CHE)

CHE 199. SPECIAL TOPICS. (1-16 Credits)

Equivalent to: CHE 199H

This course is repeatable for 99 credits.

CHE 199H. SPECIAL TOPICS. (1-16 Credits)

Attributes: HNRS – Honors Course Designator

Equivalent to: CHE 199

CHE 299. PROFESSIONAL WORKSKILLS. (1-16 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 99 credits.

CHE 311. THERMODYNAMICS. (3 Credits)

Entropy, the second law of thermodynamics, equations of state, and thermodynamic network.

Prerequisites: (CBEE 212 with C or better or CBEE 212H with C or better) and (MTH 256 [C] or MTH 256H [C])

CHE 312. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS. (3 Credits)

Thermodynamic mixtures, fugacity, phase equilibrium, and chemical reactions equilibrium.

Prerequisites: CHE 311 with C or better

CHE 320. SAFETY, ENGINEERING ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM. (3 Credits)

Introduction to engineering ethics and safety concepts. Topics include professional engineering responsibility, codes of ethics, ethical assessment, conflicts of interest, loyalty and dissent, life-long learning, hazard identification, risk and safety, and process safety management. Lec/rec.

CHE 331. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA I. (4 Credits)

Fundamentals and application of momentum and energy transfer phenomena to fluid flow for the design of industrial chemical engineering equipment.

Prerequisites: (MTH 256 with C or better or MTH 256H with C or better) and (CBEE 212 (may be taken concurrently) [C] or CBEE 212H (may be taken concurrently) [C])

Equivalent to: CHE 323, CHE 331H

CHE 331H. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA I. (4 Credits)

Fundamentals and application of momentum and energy transfer phenomena to fluid flow for the design of industrial chemical engineering equipment.

Attributes: HNRS – Honors Course Designator

Prerequisites: (MTH 256 with C or better or MTH 256H with C or better) and (CBEE 212 (may be taken concurrently) [C] or CBEE 212H (may be taken concurrently) [C])

Equivalent to: CHE 331

CHE 332. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA II. (3 Credits)

A unified treatment using control volume and differential analysis of heat transfer, prediction of heat transport properties, and introduction to heat transfer operations.

Prerequisites: CHE 311 with C or better and (CHE 331 [C] or CHE 331H [C])

Equivalent to: CHE 332H

CHE 332H. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA II. (3 Credits)

A unified treatment using control volume and differential analysis of heat transfer, prediction of heat transport properties, and introduction to heat transfer operations.

Attributes: HNRS – Honors Course Designator

Prerequisites: CHE 311 with C or better and (CHE 331 [C] or CHE 331H [C])

Equivalent to: CHE 332

CHE 333. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA III. (3 Credits)

A unified treatment using control volume and differential analysis of binary mass transfer, prediction of mass transport properties, and introduction to mass transfer operations. Lec/studio.

Prerequisites: CHE 331 with C or better or CHE 331H with C or better or CHE 332 with C or better or CHE 332H with C or better

Equivalent to: CHE 333H

CHE 333H. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA III. (3 Credits)

A unified treatment using control volume and differential analysis of binary mass transfer, prediction of mass transport properties, and introduction to mass transfer operations. Lec/studio.

Prerequisites: CHE 331 with C or better or CHE 331H with C or better or CHE 332 with C or better or CHE 332H with C or better

Equivalent to: CHE 333

CHE 334. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA LABORATORY. (2 Credits)

Engineering lab practices and the application of the macroscopic balances of mass, energy, and chemical species; fluid flow, heat and mass transfer experiments by teams for demonstrations of principles established in previous transport phenomena courses.

Prerequisites: CBEE 213 (may be taken concurrently) with C or better and (CHE 333 (may be taken concurrently) [C] or CHE 333H (may be taken concurrently) [C])

CHE 361. CHEMICAL PROCESS DYNAMICS AND SIMULATION. (3 Credits)

Fundamental principles for process dynamic modeling used in the control of process variables such as pressure, temperature, flow rate and chemical composition.

Prerequisites: MTH 256 with C or better or MTH 256H with C or better

CHE 399. SPECIAL TOPICS. (0-16 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CHE 401. RESEARCH. (1-16 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CHE 403. THESIS. (1-16 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CHE 405. READING AND CONFERENCE. (1-16 Credits)

Equivalent to: CHE 405H

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CHE 405H. READING AND CONFERENCE. (1-16 Credits)

Attributes: HNRS – Honors Course Designator

Equivalent to: CHE 405

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CHE 406. PROJECTS. (1-16 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CHE 408. WORKSHOP. (1-16 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CHE 410. INTERNSHIP. (1-16 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CHE 411. MASS TRANSFER OPERATIONS. (4 Credits)

Mass transfer operations; design of separation processes. Lec/rec.

Prerequisites: CHE 312 with C or better and (CHE 333 [C] or CHE 333H [C])

CHE 415. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY I. (3 Credits)

Theoretical and empirical analysis of several unit operations, use of formal work processes, safety, teamwork, oral and written communication, and personal accountability. Lec/lab/rec.

Prerequisites: CBEE 414 with C or better and CHE 411 [C] and CHE 443 [C] and CHE 361 (may be taken concurrently) [C]

CHE 417. INSTRUMENTATION IN CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING. (4 Credits)

Equips students with a toolbox of instrumental techniques important in chemical, biological, and environmental engineering and the background required to determine the appropriate instrumental technique to address a specific problem. Lec/lab/rec.

CHE 431. CHEMICAL PLANT DESIGN I. (3 Credits)

Short-cut techniques and other abbreviated and useful methods for specifying equipment sufficient for the preliminary design of processes and equipment; estimating capital and manufacturing costs based on equipment specifications.

Prerequisites: CHE 312 with C or better and CHE 411 [C] and CHE 443 [C]

CHE 432. CHEMICAL PLANT DESIGN II. (3 Credits)

Transformation of preliminary design to detailed design; introduction to safety, ethical, economical, and environmental considerations in chemical plant design. Lec/rec.

Prerequisites: CHE 431 with C or better

CHE 443. CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING. (4 Credits)

Design of chemical reactors for economical processes and waste minimization. Contacting patterns, kinetics and transport rate effects in single phase and catalytic systems.

Prerequisites: CHE 312 with C or better and (CHE 333 [C] or CHE 333H [C])

CHE 444. THIN FILM MATERIALS PROCESSING. (4 Credits)

Solid state devices are based on the patterning of thin films. This lecture and lab course is primarily an introduction to the technology associated with processing thin films. Topics include chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, plasma etching, and thin-film characterization. Lec/lab/rec.

CHE 445. POLYMER ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE. (4 Credits)

Polymer engineering and science with an emphasis on practical applications and recent developments. Topics include polymer synthesis, characterization, mechanical properties, rheology, and processing at a level suitable for most engineering and science majors. Lec/lab/rec.

CHE 450. CONVENTIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SYSTEMS. (3 Credits)

Principles of energy conversion from chemical/mechanical energy to electrical energy including an overview of conventional energy systems and of likely renewable energy systems with a focus on the fundamental physico-chemical and thermodynamic concept for each technology. The economics of energy systems will also be discussed.

CHE 451. SOLAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES. (3 Credits)

A foundation in the principles of solar energy processes is provided. Topics covered include photovoltaics and solar thermal, and will cover the fundamental solid state physics of semiconductors to applied heat transfer analysis of solar collectors. The course objective is to equip students with an adequate depth of understanding of the operational principles of solar energy systems, and to cover the breadth of the various approaches employed in active solar energy systems.

CHE 452. ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY SYSTEMS. (3 Credits)

Introduces principles and processes of electrochemical energy storage and conversion systems. Topics include fundamentals of electrochemistry and concepts of electrochemical energy storage systems. Examples from batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors devices will be discussed. Lec/rec.

Prerequisites: CHE 311 with C or better and (CHE 333 [C] or CHE 333H [C])

CHE 461. PROCESS CONTROL. (3 Credits)

Principles of PID feedback control based on models of chemical processes; analysis and implementation of proportional, integral and derivative tuning; cascade, feedforward, ratio and deadtime compensation; multivariable control and control system design issues and methods.

Prerequisites: (CHE 331 with C or better or CHE 331H with C or better) and (CHE 332 (may be taken concurrently) [C] or CHE 332H (may be taken concurrently) [C]) and CHE 361 [C]

CHE 499. SPECIAL TOPICS. (0-4 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 8 credits.

CHE 501. RESEARCH. (1-16 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CHE 503. THESIS. (1-16 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 999 credits.

CHE 505. READING AND CONFERENCE. (1-16 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CHE 506. PROJECTS. (1-16 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CHE 510. INTERNSHIP. (1-16 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CHE 514. FLUID FLOW. (4 Credits)

Fundamentals of fluid dynamics for Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids; flow through porous media; two-phase flow. Lec/rec.

CHE 517. INSTRUMENTATION IN CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING. (4 Credits)

Equips students with a toolbox of instrumental techniques important in chemical, biological, and environmental engineering and the background required to determine the appropriate instrumental technique to address a specific problem. Lec/lab/rec.

CHE 520. MASS TRANSFER I. (4 Credits)

Diffusion in gases, liquids, solids, membranes, and between phases. Effects of reactions on mass transfer. Mass transfer rates by convection and dispersion. Rates of dispersion. Rates of combined heat and mass transfer.

CHE 525. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ANALYSIS. (4 Credits)

Modeling of physical and chemical processes; mathematical analysis of models with appropriate advanced techniques.

CHE 537. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS I. (4 Credits)

Applications of the fundamental laws of thermodynamics to complex systems. Properties of solutions of non-electrolytes. Phase and chemical equilibrium.

CHE 540. CHEMICAL REACTORS I. (4 Credits)

Catalysis, reactions coupled with transport phenomena. Reactors for high tech applications.

CHE 541. CATALYSIS. (3 Credits)

Introduction to topics related to catalysts and catalytic reactions. Course covers catalytic reaction mechanisms and kinetics, catalyst characterization and testing, and catalyst preparation and manufacturing processes .

CHE 544. THIN FILM MATERIALS PROCESSING. (4 Credits)

Solid state devices are based on the patterning of thin films. This lecture and lab course is primarily an introduction to the technology associated with processing thin films. Topics include chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, plasma etching, and thin-film characterization. Lec/lab/rec.

CHE 545. POLYMER ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE. (4 Credits)

Polymer engineering and science with an emphasis on practical applications and recent developments. Topics include polymer synthesis, characterization, mechanical properties, rheology, and processing at a level suitable for most engineering and science majors. Lec/lab/rec.

CHE 550. CONVENTIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SYSTEMS. (3 Credits)

Principles of energy conversion from chemical/mechanical energy to electrical energy including an overview of conventional energy systems and of likely renewable energy systems with a focus on the fundamental physico-chemical and thermodynamic concept for each technology. The economics of energy systems will also be discussed.

CHE 551. SOLAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES. (3 Credits)

A foundation in the principles of solar energy processes is provided. Topics covered include photovoltaics and solar thermal, and will cover the fundamental solid state physics of semiconductors to applied heat transfer analysis of solar collectors. The course objective is to equip students with an adequate depth of understanding of the operational principles of solar energy systems, and to cover the breadth of the various approaches employed in active solar energy systems.

CHE 552. ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY SYSTEMS. (3 Credits)

Introduces principles and processes of electrochemical energy storage and conversion systems. Topics include fundamentals of electrochemistry and concepts of electrochemical energy storage systems. Examples from batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors devices will be discussed. Lec/rec.

CHE 581. SELECTED TOPICS. (3 Credits)

Non-sequence course designed to acquaint students with recent advances in chemical engineering. Topics vary from term to term and from year to year. May be repeated for credit.

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

CHE 599. SPECIAL TOPICS. (0-16 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CHE 601. RESEARCH. (1-16 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CHE 603. THESIS. (1-16 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 999 credits.

CHE 605. READING AND CONFERENCE. (1-16 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CHE 606. PROJECTS. (1-16 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CHE 611. ELECTRONIC MATERIALS PROCESSING. (3 Credits)

Technology, theory, and analysis of processing methods used in integration circuit fabrication. Offered alternate years. CROSSLISTED as ECE 611.

Equivalent to: ECE 611

CHE 612. PROCESS INTEGRATION. (3 Credits)

Process integration, simulation, and statistical quality control issues related to integrated circuit fabrication. Offered alternate years. CROSSLISTED as ECE 612.

Equivalent to: ECE 612

CHE 613. ELECTRONIC MATERIALS AND CHARACTERIZATION. (3 Credits)

Physics and chemistry of electronic materials and methods of materials characterization. Offered alternate years. CROSSLISTED as ECE 613.

Equivalent to: ECE 613