University Bulletin 2017-2018

Chemical Engineering

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  • CHE 190
    Special Topics -
    1 TO 5 cr

    Topics of current Chemical Engineering interest. Requires permission of department chair. Fee.

  • CHE 203
    Elementary Prin of Chem Proces
    4 cr

    Application of multicomponent material and energy balances to chemical processes involving phase changes and chemical reactions. Minimum grade of 'C' is required and only 2 attempts are permitted. Fee

    Pre-requisite: CH 132 Minimum Grade of C and CH 132L Minimum Grade of C and MA 126 Minimum Grade of C
  • CHE 290
    Special Topics -
    1 TO 5 cr

    Topics of current chemical engineering interest. Requires consent of department chair. Fee.

  • CHE 311
    CHE Separations I
    3 cr

    Applications of material balances and equilibrium relations to equilibrium stage design. Design of single stages and cascades for absorption, stripping, distillation, liquid-liquid extraction, and bioseparations. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: CHE 203 Minimum Grade of C and CHE 331 Minimum Grade of C
  • CHE 321
    Transport Phenomena I
    3 cr

    Fundamentals of momentum transfer with applications in fluid flow through pipes and process equipment. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: MA 238 Minimum Grade of C and CHE 203 Minimum Grade of C and PH 201 Minimum Grade of C and CHE 202 Minimum Grade of D
  • CHE 322
    Transport Phenomena II
    3 cr

    Fundamentals of conductive, convective, and radiative modes of heat transfer with applications in the design of heat exchanges. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: CHE 321 Minimum Grade of C
  • CHE 331
    CHE Thermodynamics I
    3 cr

    This course introduces the fundamentals of thermophysical property estimation and modeling of non-ideal pure and multicomponent fluid systems, including an introduction to multicomponent vapor/liquid equilibria. Fee.

    Co-requisite: CHE 351
    Pre-requisite: CH 201 Minimum Grade of C and CHE 203 Minimum Grade of C and MA 238 Minimum Grade of C and CH 201L Minimum Grade of C and PH 201 Minimum Grade of C
  • CHE 332
    CHE Thermodynamics II
    3 cr

    This class is an advanced thermodynamics course that uses a molecular level viewpoint to introduce students to applications of thermodynamics principles to complex chemical engineering problems including multicomponent, non-ideal fluid phase equilibria (VLE, VLLE, SLE), and chemical reaction equilibria. The concepts of chemical potential, fugacity, partial molar and excess properties as well as complex activity coefficient models are introduced to solve these problems. Fee.

    Co-requisite: CHE 352
    Pre-requisite: CHE 331 Minimum Grade of C
  • CHE 342
    Engineering Communication - W
    3 cr

    Formal and informal reports, oral presentations, and visual aids. Fee.

    Co-requisite: CHE 321
    Pre-requisite: (EH 102 Minimum Grade of C or EH 105 Minimum Grade of C) and BLY 121 Minimum Grade of C
  • CHE 351
    Process Measurements Lab I
    1 cr

    Laboratory practices for measurement of thermodynamic and transport properties. Numerical tools for modeling chemical phenomenon using experimental data. Fee.

    Co-requisite: CHE 331, CHE 342
  • CHE 352
    Process Measurements Lab II
    1 cr

    Laboratory practices for measurement of reaction and phase change parameters. Statistical tools for assessing experimental data. Fee.

    Co-requisite: CHE 332, CHE 372
    Pre-requisite: CHE 351 Minimum Grade of C
  • CHE 372
    Chemical Reactor Design
    3 cr

    Fundamentals of systems involving chemical reactions, including batch and flow systems. Design of thermal and catalytic systems with single and multiple reactions. Analysis of kinetic data and mechanisms. Fee.

    Co-requisite: CHE 322, CHE 332
    Pre-requisite: CHE 331 Minimum Grade of C
  • CHE 390
    Special Topics -
    1 TO 5 cr

    Topics of current chemical engineering interest. Requires consent of department chair. Fee.

  • CHE 421
    CHE Separations II
    3 cr

    Fundamentals of mass transfer. Mass, energy, and momentum transfer analogies. Design of mass transfer equipment. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: CHE 311 Minimum Grade of C and CHE 322 Minimum Grade of C
  • CHE 441
    Chem Engr Ops Lab I - W
    2 cr

    Laboratory Studies of the unit operations of chemical engineering with emphasis on momentum and heat transfer. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: CHE 322 Minimum Grade of C and CHE 342 Minimum Grade of C and CHE 351 Minimum Grade of C and CHE 352 Minimum Grade of C
  • CHE 442
    Chem Engr Ops Lab II - W
    2 cr

    Laboratory studies of the unit operations of chemical engineering with emphasis on stage-wise and differential contactors. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: CHE 441 Minimum Grade of C and CHE 311 Minimum Grade of C and CHE 421 Minimum Grade of C
  • CHE 451
    Process Models
    3 cr

    Mathematical modeling, simulation, and dynamics of chemical process systems for design and analysis. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: CHE 322 Minimum Grade of C
  • CHE 452
    Process Dynamics and Control
    3 cr

    Mathematical modeling, simulation and dynamics of chemical process systems. Feedback and Feed-forward control of chemical processes. Specification of control loops. Selection and tuning of controller modes. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: CHE 372 Minimum Grade of C
  • CHE 461
    Process Design I
    3 cr

    Engineering economics and elements of process design, including energy and material balances, manufacturing and product cost. Unit operation equipment sizing, and cost. This course is considered a "Senior Capstone Design" course. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EG 231 Minimum Grade of C and CHE 332 Minimum Grade of C and CHE 342 Minimum Grade of C and CHE 372 Minimum Grade of C
  • CHE 462
    Process Design II
    3 cr

    Selection, design and specification of principal chemical processes. This course is considered a "Senior Capstone Design" course. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: CHE 461 Minimum Grade of C
  • CHE 463
    Simulation of Chemical Process
    3 cr

    In this course, students utilize modern software tools, such as Aspen Plus, to model steady rate chemical processes. Simulation topics include physical property selection, flowsheet generation, separations, and reactors. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: CHE 311 Minimum Grade of C and CHE 332 Minimum Grade of C and CHE 372 Minimum Grade of C
  • CHE 490
    Special Topics -
    1 TO 3 cr

    Topics of current chemical engineering interest. Requires consent of department chair or departmental approval. Fee.

  • CHE 494
    Directed Independent Study
    1 TO 3 cr

    Directed study, under the guidance of a faculty advisor, of a topic from the field of chemical engineering, not offered in a regularly scheduled course. A written report is required. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. Requires consent of the department chair and minimum GPA of 3.00 for admission or departmental approval. Fee.

  • CHE 499
    Honors Senior Project - H
    1 TO 6 cr

    Under the advice and guidance of a faculty mentor, honors students will identify and carry out a research project, relevant to the field of chemical engineering. The senior project will be judged and graded by three faculty chaired by the honors mentor. This course is required for Honors recognition. A minimum of 4 credit hours is required, but students may enroll for a maximum of 6 credit hours over two semesters. Requires completion of an approved project prospectus.

    Pre-requisite: CHE 322 Minimum Grade of C and CHE 332 Minimum Grade of C
  • CHE 501
    Chemical Engineering Seminar
    0 TO 1 cr

    A weekly research seminar for Chemical Engineering graduate students. Students will attend research presentations by faculty, invited speakers and other students rehearsing for their proposal presentations, thesis defenses or conference presentations. Topics will include research, research methods, safety and responsible conduct of research.

  • CHE 510
    Adv Chemical Thermodynamics
    3 cr

    Advanced classical and molecular thermodynamics as applied to non-ideal multicomponent phase and reaction equilibria for chemical engineering applications. An introduction to statistical thermodynamics will also be given. Fee.

  • CHE 520
    Adv Transport Phenomena I
    3 cr

    An advanced treatment of the principles and methods of transport phenomena. Detailed coverage of several key aspects of energy and momentum transfer including creeping flows, boundary layers and lubrication theory.

  • CHE 521
    Adv Transport Phenomena II
    3 cr

    An advanced treatment of the principles and methods of mass transfer, diffusion and adsorption phenomena. Coverage of conservation equations, mass transfer at interfaces and boundary conditions. Includes coverage of adsorption and diffusion on surfaces, porous structures and membranes.

  • CHE 525
    Chemical Reactor Analysis
    3 cr

    Design, modeling and analysis of non-ideal chemical reactor systems. Includes effects of mass transfer in heterogeneous catalytic reactors, non-steady-state heat transfer and residence time distributions.

  • CHE 530
    Synthetic Fuels
    3 cr

    Fundamentals of gasification and liquefaction concepts applied to fossil fuels and biomass conversion.

  • CHE 550
    Chemical Process Control
    3 cr

    Sampled-data algorithms, feedback, feedforward, deadtime compensation, advanced control schemes applied to chemical engineering processes. Fee.

  • CHE 551
    Adv Chem Engineering Modeling
    3 cr

    Advanced mathematical modeling of chemical process systems for design and analysis.

  • CHE 563
    Simulation of Chem Processes
    3 cr

    In this course, students utilize modern software, tools, such as Aspen Plus, to model steady state chemical processes. Simulation topics include physical property selection, flowsheet generation, separations and reactors. Fee.

  • CHE 570
    Separation Processes
    3 cr

    Analysis and design of separation processes. Topics include molecular diffusion and convective mass transfer with applications in the chemical, petroleum and pharmaceutical industries. Fee.

  • CHE 575
    Chem Proc Synth Optimization
    3 cr

    Use of analysis, synthesis, and optimization in process development. Fee.

  • CHE 580
    Chem Process Safety and Design
    3 cr

    Fundamental principles of chemical process safety, fires and explosions and design for the mitigation of associated hazards. Fee.

  • CHE 590
    Special Topics -
    3 cr

    Topics of current chemical engineering interest. Requires consent of the department chair or departmental approval. Fee.

  • CHE 592
    Directed Independent Study
    1 TO 4 cr

    Directed study, under the guidance of a faculty advisor, of a topic from the field of chemical engineering, not offered in a regularly scheduled course. A written report is required. Requires consent of the department chair and overall minimum GPA of 2.5 for admission or departmental approval. Fee.

  • CHE 594
    Project in Chem Engineering
    3 cr

    Approved investigation of original problems under direction of a faculty member. Requires approved prospectus. Fee.

  • CHE 599
    Thesis
    1 TO 6 cr

    May be taken more than once. Only 6 hours may be applied for credit toward a degree. Requires approved prospectus. Fee.