Chemical Engineering Fundamentals (3) (F) This course introduces students to foundational concepts in chemical engineering with the primary focus on material and energy balances. Students must earn a grade of "C-" or better to take subsequent chemical engineering courses.
Separations (3) (S) This course covers the theory and application of chemical engineering separations and the equipment design of these unit operations. The unit operations studied include the following: distillation, absorption, stripping, liquid-liquid extraction, and others.
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3) (F) This course explores the applications of thermodynamic principles to the analysis of chemical processes of interest in modern chemical engineering. Energy conservation and efficiency in chemical processes involving multiple unit operations will be analyzed using the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Models for calculating thermodynamic properties of pure compounds and mixtures are studied. Fundamentals and modeling of phase equilibrium, solution thermodynamics and chemical reaction equilibrium are used in this course.
Unit Operations (3) (S) This course introduces unit operations, solids handling, humidification, evaporation, drying, and mechanical separations, while emphasizing fluids transport. The fluids topics include fluid properties, non-Newtonian fluids, the mechanical energy balance, the Bernoulli equation, laminar and turbulent flow, compressible flow, flow measurement, pumps, and compressors. Prerequiste CENG-2010 with minimum grade of C+.
Chemical Engineering Laboratory I (2) (F) Experiments that reinforce chemical engineering principles in both transient and steady-state material and energy balances and introduce students to heat transfer and filtration. Corequisite or Prerequisite: ENGR-3150.
Chemical Process Dynamics and Control (3) (F) This course explores the dynamic behavior of chemical processes in response to disturbances in operating conditions. Students analyze process dynamics of processes consisting of traditional chemical engineering unit operations and design suitable control systems. Pre or Co-requisites: CENG-3050 and CENG-4210.
Reactor Design (3) (F) In this course students apply mass balances, energy balances, chemical kinetics, and thermodynamics to the design of ideal tubular and tank reactors. In addition, it provides an introduction to residence time distributions, bioreactors, catalysis, and polymerization.
Chemical Engineering Laboratory II (3) (F) This course experimentally investigates chemical engineering unit operations with a focus on separations, reaction kinetics, and process control. Students learn to identify the information necessary to solve simple design problems, develop experimental designs to obtain the required data, and analyze the data to provide the information necessary to complete the design calculations. Students develop their technical communication skills through the preparation of memos, technical reports, and oral presentations.
Plant Design I (3) (F) The first half of the full-year capstone course covers the execution of process industry design projects introducing the concept of the project lifecycle. Students will learn to specify process requirements, generate process concepts, develop conceptual designs, and evaluate the designs based on technical feasibility, economic viability, safety, and environmental impact. The course emphasizes the clear presentation of results through technical drawings, memos, briefs, and reports. Pre or Co-requisites: CENG-4080 and ENGR-3170. (WC)
Plant Design II (3) (S) The second half of the full-year capstone course examines the later stages of the project lifecycle, including an introduction to issues in the procurement and implementation phases. Students will learn to prepare preliminary designs by adding detail to conceptual designs, including piping and instrumentation, process automation, and physical layouts of plants and process plots. The course continues to emphasize the clear presentation of results with an emphasis on the oral presentation of results. (OC, VC)
Non-ideal Reactor Design and Catalysis (3) (D) This course explores the design and modeling of non-ideal tubular and tank reactors, fluidized-beds, and other reactors, and bioreactors. It emphasizes principles of heterogeneous catalysis, modeling catalytic reactions, scaleup, and the design of catalytic reactors.
Bioprocess Engineering (3) (D) [Bioprocess Engineering] This course applies chemical engineering principles to the analysis of the production and recovery of products from enzymatic and fermentation reactions. Material covered includes microbial and enzyme kinetics, design and modeling of bioreactors and separation processes for the recovery of sensitive products. Pre or Co-requisites: CHEM-3500 and CENG-4210.
Food Process Engineering (3) (D) This course examines food processing unit operations used in the commercial preparation and preservation of food products. The course applies fluid, mass & heat transfer principles along with basic food chemistry to the design of food processes including thermal processing, drying, extrusion, membrane processing and freezing. Prerequisites or Corequesites: ENGR-3600 and CENG-3050.
Chemical Engineering Process Simulation (3) (D) A hands-on course emphasizing the solution of a broad range of realistic chemical engineering problems using process simulators. Focuses first on the selection and solution of appropriate equations of state, and testing of thermodynamic models for phase equilibria, chemical reactions, and heat and mass transfer problems. Process simulation will then be used to address problems of fluid flow, mass and heat transfer unit operations, and chemical reactors.
Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3) (D) Fundamentals of intermolecular forces and statistical thermodynamics with emphasis on the molecular aspects of designing chemical processes and materials. Solutions to chemical engineering problems in traditional process and manufacturing industries are analyzed based on the governing microscopic phenomena.
Molecular Simulation for Chemical Engineers (3) (D) Practical application of statistical thermodynamics concepts for understanding and predicting the behavior of collections of molecules. Introduction 218 to algorithms and software for simulating physicochemical processes at the molecular scale. Interactive lab training will focus on molecular-based prediction of thermodynamic properties, phase-equilibria, solubility, interfacial properties, and transport properties.