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Undergraduate

  • Introduction to Chemical Engineering

    • CH_ENG 1000 | 2 Credit Hours
    • Orientation course for freshmen-level students. Introduction to careers and opportunities in chemical engineering, basic engineering principles, simple calculations. Prerequisites or Corequisites: MATH 1500, CHEM 1320.
  • Introduction to Chemical Engineering - Honors

    • CH_ENG 1000H | 2 Credit Hours
    • Orientation course for freshmen-level students. Introduction to careers and opportunities in chemical engineering, basic engineering principles, simple calculations. Prerequisites or Corequisites: MATH 1500, CHEM 1320. Honors eligibility required.
  • Advanced Experimental Course

    • CH_ENG 2001 | 1 - 99 Credit Hours
    • Content and number of credit hours to be listed in Schedule of Courses. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.
  • Mass and Energy Balance

    • CH_ENG 2225 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Industrial stoichiometry, material and energy balances, thermophysics, thermochemistry; related topics. Prerequisites or Corequisites: PHYSCS 2750, CHEM 2100.
  • Engineering Process Computations and Laboratory

    • CH_ENG 2226 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Introduction to the effective use of computer software with emphasis on chemical engineering applications, which include solutions for systems of algebraic equations using matrix methods; solutions of ordinary differential equations and partial differential equations and visualization of those solutions; linear, multilinear, and nonlinear regression for data analysis; 2D and 3D plotting, symbolic calculations, process control simulations, and text processing. Prerequisites or Corequisites: MATH 1700, CH_ENG 2225.
  • Principles of Chemical Engineering I

    • CH_ENG 3234 | 4 Credit Hours
    • Fluid flow, heat and mass transfer. A comprehensive treatment of the transport processes related to chemical engineering operations, with focus on both theory and applications. Prerequisites: grade of C- or better in CH_ENG 2225.
  • Principles of Chemical Engineering II

    • CH_ENG 3235 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Separation processes in chemical engineering, including: Evaporation, absorption, distillation, extraction, leaching, membrane separation, and drying. Prerequisites: CH_ENG 3234.
  • Chemical Engineering Laboratory I

    • CH_ENG 3243 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Laboratory study of some principal unit operations of chemical engineering. Prerequisites or Corequisites: CH_ENG 2226 and CH_ENG 3235.
  • Chemical Engineering Laboratory I - Writing Intensive

    • CH_ENG 3243W | 3 Credit Hours
    • Laboratory study of some principal unit operations of chemical engineering. Prerequisites or Corequisites: CH_ENG 2226 and CH_ENG 3235.
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I

    • CH_ENG 3261 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Study of thermodynamics, with particular reference to chemical engineering applications. Prerequisites: grade of C or better in CH_ENG 2225.
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II

    • CH_ENG 3262 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Chemical thermodynamics, with emphasis on mixtures. Multicomponent systems and phase diagrams; excess properties; chemical potential, fugacity, and activity; models of non-ideal mixtures; phase and surface equilibria; chemical reaction equilibria. Prerequisites: CH_ENG 3261, MATH 2300. Prerequisites or Corequisites: CHEM 2110.
  • Chemical Process Safety and Professional Ethics

    • CH_ENG 3307 | 3 Credit Hours
    • A course focused on important technical fundamentals of chemical process safety and their application including professional ethics considerations. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: CH_ENG 3234, CH_ENG 3261 or instructor's consent.
  • Topics in Chemical Engineering

    • CH_ENG 4001 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Current and new technical developments in chemical engineering. Prerequisites: instructor's consent.
  • Problems in Chemical Engineering

    • CH_ENG 4085 | 2 - 4 Credit Hours
    • Directed study of chemical engineering problems. Prerequisites: instructor's consent.
  • Hazardous Waste Management

    • CH_ENG 4220 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (same as CV_ENG 4220; cross-leveled with CH_ENG 7220, CV_ENG 7220). Engineering principles involved in handling, collection, transportation, processing and disposal of hazardous waste, waste minimization, legislation on hazardous wastes and groundwater contamination. Prerequisites: junior standing.
  • Design of Experiments and Statistical Quality Control for Process Engineers

    • CH_ENG 4270 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (same as BIOL_EN 4270; cross-leveled with CH_ENG 7270, BIOL_EN 7270). A practical statistical tool box for experimenters: process means, effects of variables, factorial experiments, and statistical quality control. Recommended: experience with Excel or instructor's consent.
  • Pollution Prevention

    • CH_ENG 4285 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Identify, analyze, and solve energy, water, and raw materials inefficiencies common to industrial processes and facilities. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisite: CHEM 1320, ENGINR 2300 or CH_ENG 3261, MATH 2300, and PHYSCS 2760.
  • Advanced Engineering Math

    • CH_ENG 4306 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (same as NU_ENG 4306). Applies ordinary and partial differential equations to engineering problems; Fourier's series; determinants and matrices; Laplace transforms; analog computer techniques. Prerequisites: MATH 4100.
  • Chemodynamics

    • CH_ENG 4311 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with CH_ENG 7311). Environmental movement of chemicals in air, water, and soil; designed to introduce students to the basic principles and techniques useful for the prediction of the movement and fate chemicals in ecosystems. Prerequisites: CH_ENG 3234 or instructor's consent.
  • Air Pollution Control

    • CH_ENG 4312 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with CH_ENG 7312). Modeling of urban air pollution and control techniques. Topics treated are plume dispersion theories, photochemistry, methods of monitoring, methods of industrial abatement and legal aspects. Prerequisites: CH_ENG 3234 or instructor's consent.
  • Introduction to Bioprocess Engineering

    • CH_ENG 4315 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (same as BIOL_EN 4315; cross-leveled with CH_ENG 7315, BIOL_EN 7315). This general introduction to bioprocess engineering covers the fundamentals of microbiology and biochemistry in the context of a biomass refinery. Analyses proceed through the use of mass balances, energy balances, and empirical or theoretical models. Prerequisites: BIOL_EN 2180 (for Biological Engineering students) or CH_ENG 2225 (for Chemical Engineering students) or instructor's consent.
  • Biomass Refinery Operations

    • CH_ENG 4316 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (same as BIOL_EN 4316; cross-leveled with CH_ENG 7316, BIOL_EN 4316). Design and operation of processes for conversion and/or fractionation of biomass and associated upstream and downstream unit operations. Emphasis on separations and product recovery. Prerequisites: BIOL_EN 2180 (for Biological Engineering students) or CH_ENG 2225 (for Chemical Engineering students) or instructor's consent.
  • Chemical Processing in Semiconductor Device

    • CH_ENG 4317 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with CH_ENG 7317). This course covers the current plasma processing methods used to produce semiconductor devices with emphasis on memory devices. The physics and chemistry of how plasmas are formed, sustained and interact with the semiconductor wafers being processed. Plasma chemistry and the chemical reactions used in plasma etching are discussed. Prerequisites: MATH 4100 or MATH 7100.
  • Energy Technology and Sustainability

    • CH_ENG 4318 | 3 Credit Hours
    • An introductory course on energy technology, resources, practices, and common calculations used for energy analysis. May be repeated for credit. Recommended: at least one engineering thermodynamics course or a Physical Chemistry course or instructor's consent.
  • Introduction to Polymer Materials

    • CH_ENG 4319 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with CH_ENG 7319). An introduction to the structure and properties of polymers. Solution properties, molecular weight determination and rheological behavior are studied. Manufacturing and processing techniques are considered. Prerequisites: CH_ENG 3262 and CHEM 2110.
  • Transport Phenomena

    • CH_ENG 4335 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with CH_ENG 7335). Integrated study of momentum, heat and mass transport. Prerequisites: CH_ENG 3235, and MATH 4100 or MATH 7100.
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering and Technology

    • CH_ENG 4363 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Reactor design and optimization; rate equations; thermal effects in reactor. Prerequisites: CH_ENG 2226, CH_ENG 3262, or instructor's consent.
  • Process Control Methods and Laboratory

    • CH_ENG 4370 | 3 Credit Hours
    • State-space modeling, simulation, and experimental validation; stability analysis; feedback design and experimental studies; methods for disturbance rejection. Prerequisites: CH_ENG 2226.
  • Chemical Engineering Design I

    • CH_ENG 4385 | 3 Credit Hours
    • The course presents optimum design methods, cost estimation, material selection and other relevant areas for the design of chemical plants. In addition, chemical safety and risk assessment will be covered. Prerequisites: CH_ENG 2226, CH_ENG 3235, CH_ENG 3262, PHYSCS 2760, CHEM 2110.
  • Process Synthesis and Design

    • CH_ENG 4980 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with CH_ENG 7980). Continuation of CH_ENG 4385: application of chemical analysis and modeling to a capstone design project. Prerequisites: CH_ENG 4363, CH_ENG 4385.
  • Process Synthesis and Design - Writing Intensive

    • CH_ENG 4980W | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with CH_ENG 7980). Continuation of CH_ENG 4385: application of chemical analysis and modeling to a capstone design project. Prerequisites: CH_ENG 4363, CH_ENG 4385.
  • Undergraduate Research in Chemical Engineering

    • CH_ENG 4990 | 2 - 4 Credit Hours
    • Directed study of chemical engineering problems. Prerequisites: instructor's consent.
  • Undergraduate Research in Chemical Engineering - Honors

    • CH_ENG 4995 | 3 - 6 Credit Hours
    • Individual research for a senior thesis; research is supervised by the chemical engineering faculty. The thesis is to be defended before the departmental Honors committee. Prerequisites: senior standing.

Graduate

  • Topics in Chemical Engineering

    • CH_ENG 7001 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Current and new technical developments in chemical engineering. Prerequisites: instructor's consent.
  • Hazardous Waste Management

    • CH_ENG 7220 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (same as CV_ENG 7220; cross-leveled with CH_ENG 4220, CV_ENG 4220). Engineering principles involved in handling, collection transportation, processing and disposal of hazardous waste minimization, legislation on hazardous wastes and groundwater contamination.
  • Design of Experiments and Statistical Quality Control for Process Engineers

    • CH_ENG 7270 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (same as BIOL_EN 7270; cross-leveled with CH_ENG 4270, BIOL_EN 4270). A practical statistical tool box for experimenters: process means, effects of variables, factorial experiments, and statistical quality control. Prerequisites: experience with Excel or instructor's consent.
  • Chemodynamics

    • CH_ENG 7311 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with CH_ENG 4311). Environmental movement of chemicals in air, water, and soil; designed to introduce students to the basic principles and techniques useful for the prediction of the movement and fate chemicals in ecosystems. Prerequisites: CH_ENG 3234 or instructor's consent.
  • Air Pollution Control

    • CH_ENG 7312 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with CH_ENG 4312). Modeling of urban air pollution and control techniques. Topics treated are plume dispersion theories, photochemistry, methods of monitoring, methods of industrial abatement and legal aspects. Prerequisites: CH_ENG 3234 or instructor's consent.
  • Introduction to Bioprocess Engineering

    • CH_ENG 7315 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (same as BIOL_EN 7315; cross-leveled with CH_ENG 4315, BIOL_EN 4315). This General introduction to bioprocess engineering covers the fundamentals of microbiology and biochemistry in the context of a biomass refinery. Analysis proceed through the use of mass balances, energy balances, and empirical or theoretical models. Prerequisites: BIOL_EN 2180 (for biological engineering students) or CH_ENG 2225 (for chemical engineering students) or instructor's consent.
  • Biomass Refinery Operation

    • CH_ENG 7316 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (same as BIOL_EN 7316; cross-leveled with CH_ENG 4316, BIOL_EN 4316). Design and operation of processes for conversion and/or fractionation of biomass and associated upstream and downstream unit operations. Emphasis on separations and product recovery. Prerequisites: BIOL_EN 2180 or CH_ENG 2225 or instructor's consent.
  • Introduction to Polymer Materials

    • CH_ENG 7319 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with CH_ENG 7319). An introduction to the structure and properties of polymers. Solution properties, molecular weight determination and rheological behavior are studied. Manufacturing and processing techniques are considered. Prerequisites: CH_ENG 3262 and CHEM 2110.
  • Transport Phenomena

    • CH_ENG 7335 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with CH_ENG 4335). Integrated study of momentum, heat and mass transport. Prerequisites: CH_ENG 3235, and MATH 4100 or MATH 7100.
  • Advanced Topics in Chemical Engineering

    • CH_ENG 8001 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Prerequisites: instructor's consent.
  • Advanced Plasma Processing

    • CH_ENG 8029 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Concepts and techniques in novel plasma processing: plasma characteristics, plasma sputtering, plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD), plasma etching, plasma treatment, plasma fabrication of nano-structured materials and diamondlike films, biomedical applications.
  • Problems in Chemical Engineering

    • CH_ENG 8085 | 1 - 5 Credit Hours
    • Supervised investigation in chemical engineering to be presented in the form of a report. Prerequisites: instructor's consent.
  • Seminar in Chemical Engineering

    • CH_ENG 8087 | 1 Credit Hours
    • Reviews investigations and projects of importance in chemical engineering.
  • Advanced Heat and Momentum Transfer

    • CH_ENG 8336 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Advanced study of these transport phenomena. Prerequisites: CH_ENG 3235 or instructor's consent.
  • Advanced Mass Transfer

    • CH_ENG 8337 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Advanced study of mass transfer. Prerequisites: CH_ENG 4336 or instructor's consent.
  • Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I

    • CH_ENG 8451 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Advanced thermodynamics; particular reference to its application to chemical engineering. Prerequisites: CH_ENG 3262 or instructor's consent.
  • Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II

    • CH_ENG 8452 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Introduction to the methods of statistical thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. The method of ensembles, Maxwell-Boltzmann statistics, the kinetic theory of gases, and theories of liquids. Applications of statistical mechanics to the prediction of physical and chemical properties such as rate coefficients, diffusion coefficients, and conductivities. Graded A-F only. Prerequisites: CH_ENG 8451 or instructor's consent.
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering Science

    • CH_ENG 8463 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Phenomenological behavior of catalysts. Theoretical interpretations for heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysts. Prerequisites: CH_ENG 4363.
  • Research-Masters Thesis in Chemical Engineering

    • CH_ENG 8990 | 1 - 99 Credit Hours
    • Independent investigation in chemical engineering, to be presented as a thesis. Graded on a S/U basis only. Prerequisites: Masters candidate.
  • Research-Doctoral Dissertation in Chemical Engineering

    • CH_ENG 9990 | 1 - 99 Credit Hours
    • Independent investigation in chemical engineering, to be presented as a thesis. Graded on a S/U basis only. Prerequisites: Ph.D. candidate