Chemical Engineering

Courses

CHE 201 Process Material Balances 3.0 Credits

Covers elementary principles of chemical engineering, use of stoichiometry and material balances to analyze chemical processing operations, and application to specific commercial processes.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: TDEC 121 [Min Grade: D] or CHEM 102 [Min Grade: D] or CHEM 162 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 206 Basic Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 3.0 Credits

First and second laws of thermodynamics, use of state functions to solve macroscopic problems, distinction between solving ideal gas and real fluid problems. An introduction to phase equilibrium and mixtures. Concepts of fugacity and activity as measures of nonideality.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CHE.
Prerequisites: CHE 201 [Min Grade: D] and MATH 200 [Min Grade: D]
Corequisite: CHE 202

CHE 211 Material and Energy Balances I 4.0 Credits

Covers elementary principles of chemical engineering, use of stoichiometry and material and energy balances to analyze chemical processing operations, and application to specific commercial processes.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHEM 102 [Min Grade: D]
Corequisite: CHE 220

CHE 212 Material and Energy Balances II 4.0 Credits

Covers application of material and energy balances to analyze chemical processing operations, with application to both small-scale and commercial processes. Emphasis is on simultaneous solution of material and energy balances and on time-dependent analysis.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHE 211 [Min Grade: D] and CHE 220 [Min Grade: D]
Corequisite: CHE 230

CHE 220 Computational Methods in Chemical Engineering I 3.0 Credits

Introduces computational approaches and software applied to solve problems in chemical engineering. Software includes spreadsheet programs (Excel), high level computing languages (MATLAB), and chemical process simulation tools (Aspen, HYSYS).

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGR 122 [Min Grade: D]
Corequisite: CHE 211

CHE 230 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I 4.0 Credits

First and second laws of thermodynamics, use of state functions to solve macroscopic problems, distinction between solving ideal gas and real fluid problems. An introduction to phase equilibrium and mixtures. Concepts of fugacity and activity as measures of nonideality.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MATH 200 [Min Grade: D] and CHE 211 [Min Grade: D] and CHE 220 [Min Grade: D]
Corequisite: CHE 212

CHE 301 Process Thermodynamics 3.0 Credits

Covers mixture thermodynamics, multi-component, multi-phase equilibrium calculations, and chemical equilibrium calculations for real fluids.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (ENGR 210 [Min Grade: D] or CHE 206 [Min Grade: D]) and CHE 201 [Min Grade: D] and CHE 202 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 302 Process Fluid Mechanics 4.0 Credits

Within the context of processes previously introduced, introduces fluid flow of gases, liquids, and particulates; momentum transport; skin friction; drag; piping networks; filtration; and fluidization.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: TDEC 221 [Min Grade: D] or MATH 210 [Min Grade: D] or MATH 262 [Min Grade: D] or ENGR 232 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 303 Process Heat Transfer 3.0 Credits

Covers, within the context of processes previously introduced, transfer of energy by conduction, convection, and radiation; continuation of transport phenomena; design of heat exchangers; and applications in industry and in nature.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CHE 302 [Min Grade: D] and CHE 201 [Min Grade: D] and CHE 202 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 304 Process Mass Transfer 4.0 Credits

Covers, within the context of processes previously introduced, mass transfer in mixtures; diffusion, convection, and continuation of transport phenomena; component separation in continuous contractors; gas absorption; liquid-liquid extraction; and simultaneous heat and mass transfer.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CHE 303 [Min Grade: D] and CHE 201 [Min Grade: D] and CHE 202 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 305 Process Separations 4.0 Credits

Covers, within the context of processes previously introduced, the application of thermodynamics and equilibrium stage concepts to the unit operations involved in chemical processing.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CHE 301 [Min Grade: D] and CHE 201 [Min Grade: D] and CHE 202 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 307 Process Modeling I 4.0 Credits

Models simple chemical and biochemical processes such as heating, cooling, and separation systems. Covers analytical and numerical methods for solving algebraic and ordinary differential equations.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CHE 201 [Min Grade: D] and CHE 202 [Min Grade: D] and (ENGR 232 [Min Grade: D] or MATH 262 [Min Grade: D])

CHE 308 Process Modeling II 4.0 Credits

Covers mathematical modeling of chemical and biochemical processes such as chemical and biochemical reactors and heating and cooling systems, analytical methods for solving algebraic and ordinary-differential equations.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHE 305 [Min Grade: D] and CHE 307 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 320 Computational Methods in Chemical Engineering II 3.0 Credits

This course introduces computational approaches and software applied to solve problems in chemical engineering. The course includes finite element software for solving differential equations (COMSOL Multiphysics) and computer programming.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHE 341 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 330 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II 4.0 Credits

Covers mixture thermodynamics, multi-component, multi-phase equilibrium calculations, and chemical equilibrium calculations for real fluids.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHE 230 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 331 Separation Processes 3.0 Credits

Covers application of thermodynamics and equilibrium stage concepts to separation unit operations in chemical processing.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHE 330 [Min Grade: D] and CHE 343 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 332 [WI] Chemical Engineering Laboratory 2.0 Credits

Requires students to perform experiments illustrating the fundamentals of chemical engineering process analysis. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CHE 302 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)CHE 301 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 333 [WI] Chemical Engineering Laboratory II 2.0 Credits

Offers laboratory experiments illustrating the fundamentals of chemical engineering process analysis. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CHE 303 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)

CHE 334 [WI] Chemical Engineering Laboratory III 2.0 Credits

Offers laboratory experiments illustrating the fundamentals of chemical engineering process analysis. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CHE 304 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)CHE 303 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 335 Statistics and Design of Experiments 3.0 Credits

Provides statistical treatment of engineering data, including application of statistical techniques to process model formulation, statistical designs of engineering experiments, and analysis of probabilistic systems.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: MATH 210 [Min Grade: D] or MATH 262 [Min Grade: D] or ENGR 232 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 341 Fluid Mechanics 4.0 Credits

Introduces, within the context of processes, transport phenomena, fluid flow, momentum transport, skin friction, drag, and piping networks.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHE 212 [Min Grade: D] and CHE 230 [Min Grade: D] and MATH 210 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 342 Heat Transfer 4.0 Credits

Covers, as a continuation of transport phenomena and within the context of processes, transfer of energy by conduction, convection, and radiation and design of heat exchangers.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHE 341 [Min Grade: D]
Corequisite: CHE 343

CHE 343 Mass Transfer 4.0 Credits

Covers, within the context of processes previously introduced, mass transfer in mixtures; diffusion, convection, and continuation of transport phenomena; component separation in continuous contactors; gas absorption; liquid-liquid extraction; and simultaneous heat and mass transfer.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHE 341 [Min Grade: D]
Corequisite: CHE 342

CHE 344 Transport Phenomena in Bioengineering Processes 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
Prerequisites: (CHE 343 [Min Grade: D] or CHE 304 [Min Grade: D]) and (CHE 341 [Min Grade: D] or CHE 302 [Min Grade: D])

CHE 350 Statistics and Design of Experiments 3.0 Credits

Provides statistical treatment of engineering data including application of statistical techniques to process model formulation, statistical designs of engineering experiments, and analysis of probabilistic systems.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MATH 210 [Min Grade: D] or ENGR 232 [Min Grade: D] or MATH 262 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 351 Chemical Engineering Laboratory I 2.5 Credits

Offers laboratory experience in chemical engineering processes, requiring both experimental design and analysis. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHE 341 [Min Grade: D] and CHE 330 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 352 Chemical Engineering Laboratory II 2.5 Credits

Offers laboratory experience in chemical engineering processes, requiring both experimental design and analysis. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHE 343 [Min Grade: D] and CHE 331 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 360 BioProcess Principles 3.0 Credits

This course is concerned with manufacturing processes involving biological substances. Students gain detailed knowledge in the design and operation of bioreactors and learn about biomolecules produces therein. Specific topics covered include: Cells (type, organization, function and growth); Protein and Enzymes; Bioreactor Process Principles (active vs. passive immobilization, fermentation and scale-up, recovery and purification); Special consideration for animal and plant cell cultures.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHE 211 [Min Grade: D] or CHE 201 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 362 Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design 4.0 Credits

Covers isothermal and non-isothermal reactor design, series and parallel reactions, and heterogeneous catalysis.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHE 330 [Min Grade: D] and CHE 342 [Min Grade: D] and CHE 343 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 364 Bioprocess Unit Operations 3.0 Credits

Covers separation processes applicable to bio-systems, including liquid-liquid extractions, membrane separations, chromatographic separations, filtration, and centrifugation.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHE 305 [Min Grade: D] or CHE 331 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 371 Engineering Economics and Professional Practice 3.0 Credits

Provides techniques for making engineering project decisions. Topics include the time value of money, key decision criteria, risk analysis, and ethical considerations and consequences of business decisions.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHE 211 [Min Grade: D] and CHE 220 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 372 Integrated Case Studies in Chemical Engineering 3.0 Credits

This course reviews selected cases (market, processes, equipment sets and incidents) from chemical engineering practice whose analysis requires integration of concepts from previous Chemical Engineering courses such as mass and energy transport, thermodynamics, separations and reaction engineering.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHE 342 [Min Grade: D] and CHE 343 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 399 Special Problems in Chemical Engineering 1.0-12.0 Credit

Covers individual research problems of a non-routine nature. Requires report.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

CHE 420 Process Systems Engineering 3.0 Credits

Covers the application of automatic control theory to chemical processes within the context of processes previously introduced.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CHE 201 [Min Grade: D] and CHE 202 [Min Grade: D] and CHE 303 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 424 Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design 4.0 Credits

Covers isothermal and non-isothermal reactor design, series and parallel reactions, and heterogeneous catalysis.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CHE 304 [Min Grade: D] and CHE 201 [Min Grade: D] and CHE 202 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 430 Introduction to Sustainable Engineering 3.0 Credits

This course introduces students to sustainability in an engineering context. Sustainable engineering encompasses the relationships between technology, society, the environment, and economic prosperity. A variety of systematic approaches will be used for multivariable design and analysis of the sustainability of engineering systems.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.

CHE 431 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
Prerequisites: MATH 200 [Min Grade: D] and CHEM 102 [Min Grade: D] and PHYS 201 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 450 Chemical Process Industries 3.0 Credits

Chemical engineering juniors and seniors. Combines process heuristics and design strategies with case studies of the industrial manufacture of a variety of materials, including petrochemicals, polymers, and ammonia. Discusses operational and design problems as well as the interactions of process principles.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Pre-Junior or Sophomore

CHE 451 Safety Engineering 3.0 Credits

Covers selected topics such as safeguarding systems, fault trees, risk analysis, explosions, fires, and building safety.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: CHE 482 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 452 Polymer Process Technology 3.0 Credits

Covers chemistry of chain and stepwise polymerization, industrial reactor systems, polymer melt rheology, processing of thermoplastic resins, and plastics properties.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.

CHE 453 Chemical Engineering Laboratory III 2.5 Credits

Offers laboratory experience in chemical engineering processes, requiring both experimental design and analysis.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHE 362 [Min Grade: D], CHE 464 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)

CHE 460 Biochemical Engineering 3.0 Credits

Introduces underlying biological and engineering principles in an integrate fashion for biopharmaceutical production systems.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is BME or major is CHE and classification is Junior or Senior.

CHE 461 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 of 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
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.
Prerequisites: BIO 141 [Min Grade: C] or BIO 122 [Min Grade: C]

CHE 464 Process Dynamics and Control 3.0 Credits

Covers the application of automatic control theory to chemical processes within the context of processes.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MATH 210 [Min Grade: D] and CHE 212 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 466 Chemical Process Safety 3.0 Credits

Covers selected topics such as safeguarding systems, fault trees, risk analysis, explosions, fires, and process safety.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHE 472 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 471 Process Design I 4.0 Credits

Within the context of previously introduced processes, covers economic feasibility of projects and optimization of equipment and production in the design of process plants.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHE 331 [Min Grade: D], CHE 362 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)CHE 371 [Min Grade: D] and CHE 372 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 472 Process Design II 3.0 Credits

Within the context of previously introduced processes, covers execution of feasibility study and preliminary design of process plants. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHE 471 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 473 Process Design III 3.0 Credits

Within the context of previously introduced processes, covers completion of feasibility study and preliminary design of process plants. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHE 472 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 481 Process Design I 3.0 Credits

Within the context of previously introduced processes, covers economic feasibility of projects and optimization of equipment and production in the design of process plants.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CHE and classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: CHE 304 [Min Grade: D] and CHE 308 [Min Grade: D]
Corequisite: CHE 424

CHE 482 [WI] Process Design II 3.0 Credits

Within the context of previously introduced processes, covers execution of feasibility study and preliminary design of process plants. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: CHE 481 [Min Grade: D]

CHE 483 [WI] Process Design III 3.0 Credits

Within the context of previously introduced processes, covers completion of feasibility study and preliminary design of process plants. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: CHE 482 [Min Grade: D]

CHE I199 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 I299 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 I399 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 I499 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 T180 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 T280 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 T380 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 T480 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
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

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