Engineering Chemical Engineering

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CHME 113 has guest lectures and requires field trips.
The profession of chemical enginering. Chemical engineers' impact on today's societal issues, team problem solving, communication skills, and the introduction of chemical process flow sheets.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
MATH 106 or parallel, CHEM 113 or CHEM 109 or parallel.
Analytical and computational methods for solving problems related to chemical process measurements, properties of single compounds, properties of mixtures, stoichiometry.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHME 202
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM 113; a grade of C- or better in CHME 114; MATH 107 or parallel.
Application of the principle of conservation of mass and energy in the analysis of steady-state chemical processes. Topics in physical, chemical, and thermal property estimation.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHME 223, CHME 331, CHME 332, CHME 832
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Junior standing; CSCE 155; MATH 221; or permission.
Computational methods in orthogonal polynomials, numerical integration, matrix operations and ordinary differential equations as they apply to chemical engineering problems such as separations, reactor design, transport operations and control.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHME 454, CHME 496
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Parallel: CHEM 481.
Application of the three fundamental laws to chemical engineering problems.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHME 324
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Application to multicomponent systems: thermodynamics, phase equilibria, chemical reaction equilibria, and process analysis.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHME 442, CHME 473
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHME 331, 332; CHME 333 or parallel.
Selected experiments in chemical engineering thermodynamics, heat and momentum transfer, and separations.  Emphasis on interpretation of results and written reports.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
MATH 107; a grade of C- or better in CHME 202; CHME 322, CSCE 155E or parallel.
Phase equilibrium and mass and energy balances applied to staged mass transfer operations.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHME 330, CHME 430, CHME 453
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
MATH 208; a grade of C- or better in CHME 202.
Mass, momentum, and energy transport phenomena and their application in chemical engineering.
This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 325, BSEN 344, BSEN 350, CHME 330, CHME 333
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Continuation of CHME 332.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHME 330, CHME 430, CHME 434, CHME 453, CHME 462, CHME 473, CHME 475, CHME 486
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHME 331, 333; CHME 442 or parallel.
Selected experiments in chemical engineering. Emphasis on experimental design, interpretation of results, and formal oral and written presentation.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHME 454
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 4, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Application of diffusional theory to the design of processing equipment required for absorption, adsorption, leaching, drying, and chemical reactions.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHME 323 or permission.
Basic principles of chemical kinetics are coupled with models descriptive of rates of energy and mass transfer for the analysis and design of reactor systems.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHME 430, CHME 434, CHME 453, CHME 486
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Senior standing in chemical engineering.
Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of: IMSE 206 or CHME 452/852.
Criteria of chemical process economics: cost and asset accounting, time value of money, profitability, alternative investments, minimum attractive rate of return, sensitivity and risk analysis. Process optimization in: plant operations, unit operations, using successive calculations, linear programming and dynamic programming.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHME 453
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Design and evaluation of chemical engineering process applications.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 4, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs:
CHME 430 and 312 or permission.
Practical and theoretical aspects of chemical process analysis, simulation, and synthesis. Case studies used to illustrate principles. Use of the digital computer as a tool of the process engineer is stressed.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHME 462 or parallel.
Selected laboratory experiments to demonstrate the theory of the dynamics and control of chemical processes.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Analysis and design of automatic control systems. Dynamic responses of measuring instruments, control elements, stability of control systems, and process equipment included in control loops.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHME 460
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Dynamics of microbial growth and death. Engineering processes for microbiological synthesis of cellular materials and industrial products, with emphasis on food and pharmaceutical production by bacteria and fungi.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHME 470, CHME 474
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHME 473/873 or permission.
Recent theoretical and technical developments in biochemical engineering.
Credit Hours: 2-6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Separation and purification of compounds of biological origin from an analytical perspective. Application of unit operations for these separations.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHME 482
Prereqs:
Introduction to polymer technology stressing polymerization kinetics, methods of resin manufacture and applications.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHME 333, and 442, or MECH 318 and METL 360, or permission.
Thermodynamic and kinetic principles of electrochemistry are applied to the design and analysis of electrochemical processes, including chemical production, batteries, fuel cells, and corrosion prevention.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Senior standing or permission.
Survey of the present status of the air pollution problem and the application of engineering and scientific principles to its practical and effective coordinated control.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHME 312 or CSCE 455/855 or ENGM 480/880, and permission.
Intensive treatment of special topics of current research interest in such areas as steady-state and dynamic process simulation, design optimization, chemical process synthesis, computer-aided product research, stochastic optimization, and numerical methods applied to transport problems.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHME 915
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHME 499
Prereqs:
Senior standing in chemical engineering.
Research and development problems which include literature surveys, equipment design and operation, and development of correlations.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHME 499H
Prereqs:
Senior standing in chemical engineering, admission to the University Honors Program.
Honors thesis research project meeting the requirements of the University Honors Program. Independent research project executed under the guidance of a member of the faculty of the Department of Chemical Engineering which contributes to the advancement of knowledge in the field. Culminates in the presentation of an honors thesis to the department and college.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom