Chemical Engineering

Classes

CHEG 102 : Introduction to Engineering Design

Introduction to chemical process design within the context of technological, social, cultural and intellectual developments; The course will help students to appreciate and understand the intellectual framework of engineering and the critical thinking that goes into it; Students will be expected to incorporate an understanding of the role of economic, safety, environmental and ethical considerations into the practice of engineering; and understand the way data is obtained and analyzed with an introduction to software packages that will be utilized in the chemical engineering program; and to provide students the skills and background necessary to be able to interpret data and discuss and communicate results and conclusions. CO-REQ: CHEM-003.

Credits

3

CHEG 201 : Chemical Engineering Material Balances

Analysis and application of material balances to chemical engineering operations and processes, introduces stoichiometric relations, process flow sheeting and correlations of chemical and physical properties.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MATH-156 & CHEM-003

CHEG 202 : Chemical Engineering Energy Balances

Application of energy balances to chemical engineering operations and processes that involve non-reactive and reactive systems. The first law of thermodynamics and the correlation of chemical and physical properties are treated along with chemical and phase equilibria.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CHEG-201 and MATH-157.

CHEG 211 : Computational Methods in Chemical Engineering

Elective. Introduction to the methods and techniques of computer-assisted problem solving methods, and also to review various engineering mathematical techniques and their application in solving chemical engineering problems.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CHEG 102, MATH 156

CHEG 301 : Fluid Mechanics

Quantitative study of chemical engineering unit operations including fluid flow in piping systems and through porous media; motion of particles in fluids; metering; and differential analysis of pipe flow.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CHEG-202, PHYS-013

CHEG 302 : Heat Transfer

Quantitative study of chemical engineering operations including heat exchange by conduction, convection and radiation as well as Heat Exchanger
Design.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MATH-159; CO-REQ: CHEG-301.

CHEG 303 : Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Course focuses on the basic thermodynamics theorems for single phase behavior (gas and liquid) of pure and the mixture system, phase equilibrium, and the modeling for physical processes and industry applications.
PREREQ: CHEG-202; PHYS-013

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CHEG-202; PHYS-013.

CHEG 306 : Chemical Engineering Analysis

Introduction of chemical engineering analysis that enables us to express engineering problems in precise quantitative terms. This translation process, from physical system to mathematical description, will be emphasized throughout the course. The fundamental principles that will be used are the conservation laws of mass and energy adapted to the particular situations of interest. These may be closed systems (no flow into or out of the system boundaries) or open systems where such flows occur. We will solve systems of algebraic and first order differential equations with an emphasis on the modeling and simulation techniques of the MATLAB/SIMULINK package.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MATH- l59, CHEG-30l; CO-REQ: SYCS-165

CHEG 401 : Separation Process/Mass Transfer

Quantitative study of chemical engineering operations involving equilibrium stage and differential mass transfer operations. To instruct the students on the fundamentals and the methodologies of equilibrium stage and differential mass transfer operations for the calculation of separation parameters.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CHEG-302, CHEG-303, CHEM-171/Permission of instructor.

CHEG 402 : Process Control

Involves methods of process control, dynamic response of chemical processing equipment and systems, modes of control and controller characteristics, and use of mathematical and experimental models.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CHEG-302, CHEG-306 or Permission of Instructor.

CHEG 403 : Chemical Reaction Engineering

Presents the fundamentals of chemical reaction kinetics and application of kinetics, thermodynamics, and transport phenomena to the design of chemical reactors.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CHEG-301, CHEG-303, CHEM-141, CHEM-171, MATH-159 or Permission of instructor.

CHEG 405 : Chemical Engineering Laboratory

Application of chemical engineering process and unit-operation principles to quantitative experiments in small-scale equipment.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CHEM-145 or CHEM-173; COREQ: CHEG-401

CHEG 406 : Introduction to Polymer Systems

Elective. Modern industrial and commercial processes for production and fabrication of polymer materials. 

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CHEM-l42 and CHEM-l7l; CHEG 303; COREQ: CHEG 302.

CHEG 407 : Process Design I

Involves cost estimation, materials of construction, and fabrication selection in the optimum design of chemical processing systems and equipment along with optimization incorporating the time-value of money and mathematical programming techniques.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CHEG-303, CHEM-171 or Permission of instructor; COREQ: CHEG-302, CHEG- 401.

CHEG 408 : Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering

Elective. Teaches use of the basic laws of conservation of momentum, mass, and energy, including rate expressions to formulate ordinary, partial differential and other fundamental equations describing chemical engineering processes, analytical and numerical solutions of resulting equations. 

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CHEG 306 or permission of instructor.

CHEG 409 : Independent Study in Chemical Engineering.

Elective. Provides advanced treatment of selected topics in chemical engineering, with independent study subjects arranged to fit the interests of the student and advisor. 

Credits

1 - 3

Prerequisites

Junior standing or Permission of instructor.

CHEG 412 : Transport Phenomena

Elective. Provides a unified treatment of momentum, heat, and mass transport, with development of equations of change and application of microscopic and macroscopic balances to a variety of chemical engineering problems. 

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CHEG 306; COREQ: CHEG-40l or Permission of instructor.

CHEG 413 : Chemical Engineering Lab

Course involves the application of chemical engineering process and unit-operation principles to quantitative experiments in small-scale equipment.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CHEM 145 or CHEM 173; Coreq: CHEG 401, CHEG 403

CHEG 414 : Process Design II

Instruction in the use of chemical engineering and economic principles in solving problems of design and optimization of chemical processing systems and equipment, along with application of optimization methods and computer simulations in determining optimum selection of process variables.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CHEG-306, CHEG-401, CHEG-403, CHEG-407, CHEM-142, CHEM-172 or Permission of instructor.

CHEG 416 : Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering

Elective. Introduces students to environmental engineering, hydrology, water and waste water treatment, air pollution and control, solid waste disposal, and hazardous waste treatment and management. 

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CHEG 306 or Permission of instructor.

CHEG 424 : Bioprocess Engineering

Elective. Provides students with a rudimentary but sufficient and necessary introduction to the biological sciences, which underlie the applications of chemical engineering principles and practices to the biological processing of materials into marketable products and processes. The principles and practices of chemical engineering are then brought to bear on phenomena in the various life-science disciplines leads then to studies of bioreactor engineering, kinetics and design, and bioseparation processes. 

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CHEG 202 or Permission of instructor.

CHEG 425 : Air Pollution Engineering

Elective. Deals with thermodynamics and reaction kinetics of primary and secondary air pollutants, transport and diffusion processes in the atmosphere, stack design and plume dispersion modeling, and design of air pollution control equipment for particulates and gases. 

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CHEM 142 and CHEG 306; CO-REQ: CHEG 401.

CHEG 426 : Polymer Rheology

Elective. Treats viscoelasticity and the generalized Newtonian fluid, including the power law, in fluid mechanics and rheology. Differential and integral constitutive equations. 

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CHEG 412.

CHEG 430 : Nanomaterials

Elective. Leading edge areas of research and potential impacts of nanotechnology will be covered. Although nanomaterials fabrication and processing will be emphasized, production of nanobioassemblies, and nanomedicine applications will be reviewed. 

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor.

CHEG 800 : Chemical Engineering Seminar

Elective. Presents selected topics of interest to chemical engineering students and professionals and discusses professionalism, careers in chemical engineering, graduate school and AIChE.

Credits

0

CHEG 900 : Engineering Practice

Elective. Involves practical engineering work carried out by students enrolled in the Cooperative Education Program during the time spent in industry. Credit may be awarded based on an evaluation of work experience by the faculty and employers. 

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Enrollment in Cooperative Education Program.

EGPP 101 : Introduction to Engineering

Introduces and engages first year engineering students in the engineering and design process. Focus is given to knowledge of ethics and other issues of relevance to society. PREREQ: None.

Credits

2