CHE - Chemical Engineering

CHE 2800 Material and Energy Balances Cr. 4

Material balances, stoichiometry and simultaneous mass energy balances. Offered Winter.

Prerequisites: (PHY 2170 with a minimum grade of C-) OR (PHY 2175 with a minimum grade of C-) OR (MAT 2020 with a minimum grade of C-) OR (CHM 1240 with a minimum grade of C-)

Course Material Fees: $10

CHE 3200 Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Cr. 4

Transient and steady state transport of momentum and heat in engineering systems. Analytical and empirical methods. Practical aspects of transport of materials and heat. Piping and pumping systems, metering, heat exchange theory, equipment costs. Offered Fall.

Prerequisites: (MAT 2150 with a minimum grade of C-) OR (CHE 2800 with a minimum grade of C-) OR (BE 1500 with a minimum grade of C-)

Course Material Fees: $10

CHE 3220 Measurements Laboratory Cr. 2

Laboratory course in the principles and practice of measuring chemical, physical and thermodynamic properties of importance to chemical engineering problems. Technical reports. Offered Winter.

Prerequisites: (ENG 3050 with a minimum grade of C-) OR (CHE 3200 with a minimum grade of C-) OR (BE 2100 with a minimum grade of C-) OR (BE 1500 with a minimum grade of C-)

Course Material Fees: $25

CHE 3300 Thermodynamics: Chemical Equilibria Cr. 4

Qualitative and quantitative treatment of homogeneous and heterogeneous phase and chemical equilibria. Use of chemical activities and activity coefficients relating ideal to actual systems. Use of reference states and excess properties of the prediction of equilibrium diagrams and the determination of feasibility of chemical reactions. Offered Fall.

Prerequisites: CHE 2800 with a minimum grade of C-, MAT 2150 with a minimum grade of C-, and BE 1500 with a minimum grade of C-

Course Material Fees: $10

CHE 3400 Kinetics and Reactor Design Cr. 4

Quantitative treatment of complex homogeneous and heterogeneous chemical reactions and the design of batch, stirred and flow reactor systems. Offered Winter.

Prerequisites: (CHE 3300 with a minimum grade of C-) OR (MAT 2150 with a minimum grade of C-) OR (BE 1500 with a minimum grade of C-)

Course Material Fees: $10

CHE 3510 Co-op Experience Cr. 1-3

Presentation of oral and written report to peer group describing Co-op experience. Attendance required at the CHE and MSE seminar series for the semester. Offered Every Term.

Prerequisites: CHE 4260 with a minimum grade of C-

Repeatable for 3 Credits

CHE 3800 Mass Transfer and Separation Processes Cr. 4

Quantitative treatment of separation processes in which there is simultaneous heat and mass transfer. Offered Winter.

Prerequisites: (CHE 3200 with a minimum grade of C-) OR (CHE 3300 with a minimum grade of C-) OR (BE 1500 with a minimum grade of C-)

Course Material Fees: $10

CHE 3820 Chemical Engineering Laboratory Cr. 2

Experimental study of chemical equilibria, reaction kinetics and rate processes. Laboratory case studies. Offered Fall.

Prerequisites: (ENG 3060 with a minimum grade of C-) OR (CHE 3220 with a minimum grade of C-) OR (CHE 3400 with a minimum grade of C-) OR (CHE 3800 with a minimum grade of C-) OR (BE 1500 with a minimum grade of C-)

Course Material Fees: $25

CHE 4200 Product and Process Design Cr. 3

The overall design of chemical products, systems, and processes. Economic analysis, computational design calculations, and optimization of design based on factors such as economics, environmental protection and waste minimization, and safety. Offered Fall.

Prerequisite: CHE 3800, with a minimum grade of C- ; CHE 3400, with a minimum grade of C-

CHE 4260 Chemical Engineering Seminar I Cr. 0

Offered Fall, Winter.

Prerequisite: CHE 3200, with a minimum grade of C- ; CHE 3300, with a minimum grade of C- ; CHE 3220, (may be taken concurrently), with a minimum grade of C-

CHE 4600 Process Dynamics and Simulation Cr. 3

Application of system dynamics and mathematical modeling to design and analysis of chemical processing systems. Offered Fall.

Prerequisite: CHE 3400, with a minimum grade of C- ; CHE 3800, with a minimum grade of C-

Course Material Fees: $10

CHE 4800 (WI) Chemical Process Integration Cr. 3

Application of engineering and science background to the design of chemical processes. Comprehensive problems deal with sources of data, design principles and optimization techniques. Offered Fall.

Prerequisite: CHE 4200, with a minimum grade of C-

CHE 4860 Chemical Engineering Seminar II Cr. 1

Offered Fall, Winter.

Prerequisite: CHE 4260, with a minimum grade of C-

CHE 4990 Directed Study Cr. 1-9

Students select a field of chemical engineering for advanced study and instruction. Offered Every Term.

Repeatable for 9 Credits

CHE 5050 Statistics and Design of Experiments Cr. 3

Application of modern statistical experimental design methods to improve effectiveness and success in experimental projects, in chemical industry manufacturing, and research and design. Offered Winter.

Prerequisites: (BE 2100 with a minimum grade of C-) OR (BE 1500 with a minimum grade of C-) OR (CHE 3200 with a minimum grade of C-) OR (CHE 3300 with a minimum grade of C-)

CHE 5100 Quantitative Physiology Cr. 4

Basic principles of human physiology presented from the engineering perspective. Bodily functions, their regulation and control discussed in quantitative terms and illustrated by mathematical models where feasible. Offered Winter.

Prerequisites: (BME 5005 with a minimum grade of C) OR (BME 2010 with a minimum grade of C)

Equivalent: BME 5010, ECE 5100, IE 5100, ME 5100

CHE 5110 Fundamental Fuel Cell Systems Cr. 4

Introduce various types of fuel cells, materials properties of electrodes and polymeric membranes, and electrochemical mechanisms. Reforming of various types of hydrocarbon fuel to hydrogen, and reforming technology. Offered Fall.

Equivalent: AET 5110, EVE 5130, ME 5110

CHE 5120 Fundamentals of Battery Systems for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Cr. 4

Fundamental electrochemistry and engineering aspects for electric propulsion batteries, including lead acid, nickel metal hydride, and lithium ion technologies. Offered Winter.

Equivalent: AET 5310, EVE 5120, ME 5215

CHE 5350 Polymer Science Cr. 3

Fundamental relationships between chemical structure and physical properties of high polymers. Basic structures, states and transitions of polymers. Polymerization reactions and processes. Molecular weight, viscous flow and mechanical properties of polymers. Offered Fall.

Prerequisites: (MAT 2150 with a minimum grade of C-)

Course Material Fees: $10

Equivalent: MSE 5350

CHE 5360 Polymer Processing Cr. 3

A detailed analysis of polymer processing. Rheology of polymers, flow in tubes, calendering, extrusion, coating and injection molding. Offered Winter.

Prerequisites: (CHE 3200 with a minimum grade of C-)

Course Material Fees: $10

Equivalent: MSE 5360

CHE 5450 Nanocarrier-based Drug Delivery Systems Cr. 3

Fundamental concepts in nanotechnology as it relates to drug delivery, and some of the applications and breakthroughs in this area as it applies to medicine. Offered Fall.

Prerequisites: CHE 5420 with a minimum grade of D-

CHE 5620 Energy Economics and Policy Cr. 4

Demand for energy, energy supply, energy markets, and public policies affecting energy markets. Coal, oil, natural gas, electricity, and nuclear power sectors and examines energy tax, price regulation, deregulation, energy efficiency and emission control policies. Offered Winter.

Equivalent: EVE 5620

CHE 5700 Process and Materials Safety for Alternative Energy Technology Cr. 4

Fundamentals concerning fires and explosions, control strategies to prevent accidents, fault tree analysis to optimize control strategies, and risk analysis. Regulations and standards relevant to the design, manufacture, and operation of fuel cell and reforming processes. Offered Winter.

Equivalent: AET 5700

CHE 5811 Research Preparation II Cr. 1

Preparation for Senior Research Project, CHE 6810. Offered Every Term.

Prerequisites: (CHE 3200 with a minimum grade of C- and CHE 3300 with a minimum grade of C-) OR (CHE 5809 with a minimum grade of C-)

CHE 5995 Special Topics in Chemical Engineering I Cr. 1-4

A consideration of special subject matter in chemical engineering. Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes . Offered Every Term.

Repeatable for 8 Credits

CHE 5996 Chemical Engineering Research Cr. 1-6

Research project. Offered Every Term.

CHE 6100 Introduction to Sustainable Engineering Cr. 3

Economic, environmental, social, and technological perspectives relevant to the design, operation and management of engineering activities. Multiple perspectives addressed from a system sustainability view point. Offered Yearly.

Equivalent: STE 6100

CHE 6130 Food Preservation Cr. 4

Offered Winter.

Course Material Fees: $20

CHE 6450 Biochemical Engineering Cr. 3

An introductory study of the principles of chemical engineering, biochemistry and biology which are essential for the design of industrial systems involving biological transformations. Offered Irregularly.

Prerequisites: (CHE 3800 with a minimum grade of C-) OR (CHE 3400 with a minimum grade of C-)

CHE 6570 Safety in the Chemical Process Industry Cr. 3

Fundamental and practical experience necessary for safe operation of a chemical process plant. Actual industrial case studies conducted under industry supervision. Offered Winter.

Prerequisites: (CHE 3800 with a minimum grade of C-) OR (CHE 3400 with a minimum grade of C-)

CHE 6610 Risk Assessment Cr. 3

Introduction to risk assessment in environmental hazard management with emphasis on the chemical industry, including hazard identification, exposure analysis and risk characterization. Offered Fall.

CHE 6810 (WI) Chemical Engineering Research Project Cr. 4

Application of engineering and science background to the completion of a senior research project. Methods of research and analysis and interpretation of data. Preparation of a written research paper; oral presentation of research results. Offered Winter.

Prerequisite: CHE 4200, with a minimum grade of C- ; CHE 5710, with a minimum grade of C-

CHE 7100 Advanced Engineering Mathematics Cr. 3

Presentation, evaluation and use of mathematical methods within the framework of engineering problems; including ordinary and partial differential equations, transforms and vector operations. Offered Fall.

Equivalent: MSE 7100

CHE 7200 Advanced Transport Phenomena Cr. 4

Basic properties of heat, mass and momentum transfer systems; fundamental equations, transforms and vector operations; includes independent study project. Offered Winter.

Prerequisite: CHE 5200, with a minimum grade of C ; CHE 7100, with a minimum grade of C

CHE 7300 Advanced Thermodynamics Cr. 3

Advanced presentation of the principles of thermodynamics; application to open systems, phase diagrams and chemical equilibria. Offered Fall.

Equivalent: MSE 7300

CHE 7350 Polymer Solutions Cr. 3

Solubility of polymers, configuration of chain molecules, colligative properties of dilute polymer solutions, spectroscopy, optical activity, light and x-ray scattering of polymer solutions, frictional properties of dissolved polymers, solution properties of polyelectrolytes. Offered Biannually.

Prerequisite: CHE 5350, with a minimum grade of C

CHE 7390 Tissue Engineering and Hybrid Systems Cr. 4

Seminar and project based approach to the design, development, analysis and application of organ and tissue replacement systems which incorporate processed materials and living cells. Offered Biannually.

Prerequisites: (BME 5370 with a minimum grade of C) OR (BME 5020 with a minimum grade of C) OR (CHE 7100 with a minimum grade of C)

Equivalent: BME 7390

CHE 7400 Advanced Kinetics and Reactor Design Cr. 4

Basic properties of reacting systems including the steady state approximation, the relationship of thermodynamics to kinetics, the treatment of coupled reaction problems and design of chemical reactors; includes independent study project. Offered Winter.

Course Material Fees: $10

CHE 7410 Alternative Fuels: Properties, Processing, and Characterization Cr. 4

Exploration of the latest alternative fuels: their physical and chemical properties, production technologies, and standardization characterization tests. Offered Fall.

Equivalent: AET 7410

CHE 7490 Biomedical Microsystems Cr. 4

Biomedical microsystems, with a focus on microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip technologies for medical diagnostics and biological research. Broad coverage of microscale physics; microfabrication methods; separation, purification, and other on-chip processes; biosensing. Offered Fall.

Prerequisite: ECE 5575, with a minimum grade of C ; ECE 6570, with a minimum grade of C ; BME 6470, with a minimum grade of C

Equivalent: BME 7490, ECE 7590

CHE 7990 Directed Study Cr. 1-9

Library investigation of an approved project in chemical engineering. Independent study, conferences with supervisor and preparation of a comprehensive written and oral report. Offered Every Term.

CHE 7995 Special Topics in Chemical Engineering II Cr. 1-4

A consideration of special subject matter in chemical engineering. Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes . Offered Fall, Winter.

CHE 8510 Graduate Co-op Experience Cr. 1-3

Presentation of oral and written reports to peer group describing co-op experience. Offered Every Term.

CHE 8996 Research Cr. 1-9

Library and laboratory investigation of an approved proposal for advanced research project. Conferences and periodic oral progress reports. Comprehensive report of entire project upon completion. Offered Every Term.

Repeatable for 30 Credits

CHE 8997 Chemical Engineering Graduate Seminar Cr. 0.5

Advanced concepts in chemical engineering; presentation of research results. Must attend and present evidence of attending 30 hours of seminar over two-year period, and present one seminar. Offered Every Term.

Prerequisite: CHE 7200, with a minimum grade of C ; CHE 7400, with a minimum grade of C

CHE 8999 Master's Thesis Research and Direction Cr. 1-8

Offered Every Term.

Repeatable for 8 Credits

CHE 9990 Pre-Doctoral Candidacy Research Cr. 1-8

Research in preparation for doctoral dissertation. Offered Every Term.

Repeatable for 12 Credits

CHE 9991 Doctoral Candidate Status I: Dissertation Research and Direction Cr. 7.5

Offered Every Term.

CHE 9992 Doctoral Candidate Status II: Dissertation Research and Direction Cr. 7.5

Offered Every Term.

Prerequisite: CHE 9991, with a minimum grade of S

CHE 9993 Doctoral Candidate Status III: Dissertation Research and Direction Cr. 7.5

Offered Every Term.

Prerequisite: CHE 9992, with a minimum grade of S

CHE 9994 Doctoral Candidate Status IV: Dissertation Research and Direction Cr. 7.5

Offered Every Term.

Prerequisite: CHE 9993, with a minimum grade of S

CHE 9995 Candidate Maintenance Status: Doctoral Dissertation Research and Direction Cr. 0

Offered Every Term.

Repeatable for 0 Credits