Chemical Engineering

Courses

CHE 502 Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering 3.0 Credits

Emphasizes formulation of differential and difference equations, both ordinary and partial, governing chemical engineering operations in the steady and unsteady state.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHE 513 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 3.0 Credits

Examines thermodynamic principles from a classical viewpoint, including properties of materials, equations of state of mixtures, and chemical and phase equilibria of complex mixtures.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHE 525 Transport Phenomena I 3.0 Credits

Presents a unified treatment of transport rate theory, with emphasis on analogies among momentum, energy, and mass transfer, and continuum and molecular theories of matter.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHE 531 Fundamentals of Solar Cells 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on the fundamentals of solar cells. It will cover semiconductor materials, basic semiconductor physics, optical and electronic phenomena, and case studies of crystalline silicon, thin film, and nanostructured photovoltaics.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHE 534 Mass Transfer Operations I 3.0 Credits

Theory and design of equilibrium stage operations. Separation processes for binary and multicomponent mixtures.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHE 543 Kinetics & Catalysis I 3.0 Credits

Covers chemical reaction kinetics as applied to chemical engineering. Introduces chemical kinetics and mechanisms and heterogeneous kinetics and catalysis. Includes design of ideal and non-ideal chemical reactors.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHE 502 [Min Grade: C]

CHE 554 Process Systems Engineering 3.0 Credits

Covers the basic concepts of the systems engineering approach to the design and operation of processing plants. Includes methods for developing control strategies.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHE 502 [Min Grade: C]

CHE 556 Process Optimization 3.0 Credits

Focuses on optimization of processes from the viewpoint of economic return.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHE 560 Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems 3.0 Credits

Covers gas-liquid mass transfer in microbial systems, mass transfer in cells and biofilms, membrane transport, fluid mechanics of fermentation broth, power consumption in agitated vessels, heat transfer, and scale-up of mass transfer equipment.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHE 561 Principles of Colloid Science 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on fundamental principles of colloid science from a biological perspective. It will cover surface active agents, thermodynamics or self-assembly of surfactants, surface chemistry and physics of monolayers and bilayers, microstructures and phase behavior, specific biological colloids (micelles, liposomes, and lipoproteins), and colloidal stability.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHE 562 Bioreactor Engineering 3.0 Credits

Covers growth and product formation kinetics, batch and continuous stirred tank bioreactors, tower reactors, immobilized-cell reactors, and immobilized-enzyme reactors.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHE 564 Unit Operations in Bioprocess Systems 3.0 Credits

Covers liquid-liquid extractions, membrane separations, chromatographic separations, filtration, centrifugation, distillation, and leaching.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHE 566 Dynamics and Control of Biological Process Systems 3.0 Credits

Dynamics of pH and temperature control systems, dynamics of bioreactors to feed upsets, substrate feed rate control, start-up of bioreactors, dynamics of multiple microbial populations, instrumentation of bioreactors, computer interfacing and control of bioreactors.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHE 571 Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Manufacturing I 3.0 Credits

This course is concerned with both the engineering and regulatory processes involved in the design and manufacture of pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and medical devices. Students gain detailed knowledge in the design and regulatory requirements for both the manufacturing facilities and the products produced. Both Good Manufacturing Practice and Medical Devices Regulations are included.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHE 572 Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Manufacturing II 3.0 Credits

This course is concerned with both the engineering and regulatory processes involved in the design and manufacture of pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and medical devices. Students gain detailed knowledge in the design and regulatory requirements for both the manufacturing facilities and the products produced. Both Good Manufacturing Practice and Medical Devices Regulations are included.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHE 571 [Min Grade: B]

CHE 590 Research Methods and Practices 3.0 Credits

The course provides the general process for conducting scientific inquiry and engineering research. Guidelines and approaches are provided for carrying out scientific research and for communicating research ideas and outcomes. The course is intended for students who are interested in learning the progression in research with a focus on how to effectively write and present a science paper or technical proposal.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHE 614 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II 3.0 Credits

The second in a two-quarter sequence in thermodynamics for graduate students in Chemical and Biological Engineering. Students learn theory and application of statistical mechanics with emphasis on prediction of volumetric and thermal properties of pure fluids and mixtures, as well as phase equilibrium. Modern methods in applied statistical mechanics are covered, including Monte Carlo and molecular-dynamics simulations. Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics in terms of linear response theory applied to chemical kinetics is also covered. Students are evaluated on homework sets, two exams, and a term project.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CHE and program is PHD.
Prerequisites: CHE 513 [Min Grade: C]

CHE 626 Transport Phenomena II 3.0 Credits

Transport of mass, energy, and momentum of turbulent systems.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHE 631 Heat Transfer 3.0 Credits

Advanced topics in heat conduction, convection, and radiation with application to design.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHE 635 Mass Transfer Operations II 3.0 Credits

Theory and design of continuous contact operations including fixed-bed and fluid-bed processes.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHE 644 Kinetics and Catalysis II 3.0 Credits

Advanced topics in kinetics and catalysis including: diffusion and catalysis; optimization of chemical reaction systems; analysis and treatment of kinetic data.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHE 658 Advanced Process Design 3.0 Credits

Covers flowsheet analysis and synthesis, batch process design and scheduling, project scheduling, and economic considerations.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHE 502 [Min Grade: C]

CHE 670 Real-Time Microcomputer Applications 3.0 Credits

Application of microcomputers in monitoring and control of external devices and processes. Topics include: digital input/output, real-time clock, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion, noise removal, signal processing, and data communications. Includes hands-on computer laboratory.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHE 897 Research 1.0-12.0 Credit

Research in chemical and biological engineering. The hours and credits are determined for each individual.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CHE 898 Master's Thesis 9.0 Credits

Requires fundamental research in chemical engineering. Hours and credits to be arranged.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CHE 998 Ph.D. Dissertation 1.0-9.0 Credit

Requires dissertation research in chemical engineering. Hours and credits to be arranged.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CHE I599 Independent Study in CHE 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consulation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CHE I699 Independent Study in CHE 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consulation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CHE I799 Independent Study in CHE 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CHE I899 Independent Study in CHE 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consulation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CHE I999 Independent Study in CHE 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consulation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CHE T580 Special Topics in CHE 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CHE T680 Special Topics in CHE 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CHE T780 Special Topics in CHE 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CHE T880 Special Topics in CHE 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CHE T980 Special Topics in CHE 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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