Undergraduate Courses

Fall Courses

Pre-requisite Chart

Optional: Must have Permission of CBE Department

Spring Courses

Pre-requisite Chart

Optional: Must have Permission of CBE Department

Summer Courses

Pre-requisite Chart

Course # Course name & description Credit
155:201

Chemical Engineering Material and Energy Balances

Introduction to the major. Conservation of mass and energy, and application to chemical engineering systems.  Solution of material and energy balance problems for complex processes.  Focus on open systems at steady-state.

Prerequisites | Syllabus

3
155:208

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics from a chemical engineering viewpoint. First Law as it applies to nonflow and steady-flow processes, pressure-volume-temperature behavior of fluids and heat effects, the Second Law and its applications, thermodynamic properties of pure fluids and fluid mixtures, phase equilibria, and chemical reaction equilibria. Thermodynamics of polymers and biosystems.

Prerequisites | Syllabus

3
155:210

Biological Foundation of Chemical Engineering

Biochemistry and biophysics of proteins and nucleic acids; cellular composition and metabolism; tools for manipulating cells; introduction to biological products and processes.

Prerequisites | Syllabus

3  
     
155:291,292

Undergraduate Research for Sophomores (BA,BA)

Individual research project under the guidance of a faculty adviser in a specific area of chemical or biochemical engineering. Interdisciplinary cooperation encouraged where applicable. Projects may be one or two semesters in length. No more than 3 credits are awarded per semester.

Prerequisite: Permission of department.

 

155:298

 

 

 

 

155:303

Professional Skills Develpment Course

Seminar on career topics and skills to aid students in finding jobs and succeeding as professionals.
Corequisite: 14:155:201. Graded pass/no credit.                       

Transport Phenomena in Chemical Engineering I

Introduction to fluid dynamics of chemical systems. Application of basic equations to steady-state and unsteady-state flow processes. Description of laminar and turbulent-flow regimes leading to the determination of velocity distributions and friction factors. Design equations for flowing fluids, with computer applications.

Prerequisites | Syllabus

3
155:304

Transport Phenomena in Chemical Engineering II

Heat and mass transfer in chemical engineering processes, with computer applications. Steady-state and unsteady-state heat conduction and molecular diffusion. Energy and mass transfer in fluids undergoing flow, phase change, and/or chemical reaction. Radiant heat transfer. Heat exchangers and mass transfer equipment.

3
  Prerequisites | Syllabus Corequisite: 01:640:421.  
155:307

Computational Methods in Chemical Engineering

Introduction to modeling and simulation techniques in the analysis of chemical and biochemical engineering systems. Application of numerical methods for the solution of complex chemical process problems. Development and use of PC software for the analysis and solution of engineering problems.

Prerequisites | Syllabus

3
     
155:309

Chemical Engineering Thermo II

Emphasis on thermodynamic functions, properties of solutions, phase equilibria, and chemical-reaction equilibria

Prerequisites | Syllabus

3
155:324

Design of Separation Processes

Application of mass transfer theory to the design and analysis of chemical engineering separation processes. Distillation, liquid extraction, gas absorption, and other separation processes. Computer software for the design and analysis of various separation processes

Prerequisites | Syllabus

3
155:341

Chemical Engineering Kinetics

Fundamental theories of kinetics. Ideal reactor analysis; single reactions, parallel and series reactions. Consideration of real reactors and reactor design. Principles of heterogeneous catalysis, combined mass transfer/kinetic phenomena, and approaches to catalytic reactor design using computer methods.

Prerequisites | Syllabus

3
155:391,392

Undergraduate Research for Juniors (BA,BA)

Individual research project under the guidance of a faculty adviser in a specific area of chemical or biochemical engineering. Interdisciplinary cooperation encouraged where applicable. Projects may be one or two semesters in length. No more than 3 credits are awarded per semester.

Prerequisite: Permission of department.

 
155:411

Introduction to Biochemical Engineering

Integration of the principles of chemical engineering, food science, biochemistry, and microbiology with applications to the analysis, control, and development of industrial, biochemical, and biological processes. Quantitative, problem-solving methods emphasized.

Prerequisites | Syllabus

3
155:415

Process Engineering I

Original experiments developed using existing pilot-scale or bench-scale equipment. Working independently under faculty supervision, students use modern instruments, operate equipment under various open- and closed-loop control conditions, perform experiments, take data and assay samples, and write reports of professional quality. OSHA-type laboratory safety and health practices taught and utilized.

Prerequisites | Syllabus Lec. 1 hr., lab. 9 hrs.

4
155:416

Process Engineering Laboratory II

Projects differ in type and scale from those of the first semester. Emphasis on professional-quality data and individual contributions, particularly process evaluation, scale-up, and design criteria. Also, orientation on careers, job opportunities, professional societies, licensing, rights and responsibilities of licensed engineers, and safety-risk management.

Prerequisites | Syllabus Lec. 1 hr., lab. 9 hrs.

4
155:422

Process Simulation and Control

Modern simulation techniques and automatic control theory as applied to process dynamics of chemical and biochemical engineering systems. Use of analytical methods and computer software for solving complex problems. Structure and design of closed-loop, computer-controlled processes. Discussion of safety engineering in the final process of control design.

Prerequisites | Syllabus

3
155:427

Chemical Engineering Design

First course in two-semester, capstone design sequence (155:427,428) that covers the principles of product design, process design, and economic considerations for building and operating chemical or biochemical plants. Reflecting recent advances in chemical engineering education, we are integrating product design and process design in this sequence. Specifically, starting from identification of marketable products, we proceed to develop ideas of making the products, select workable methods, and then design the best processes for both upstream (reactor design and batch, semibatch, or continuous operation) and downstream processing (separations and purifications) to produce the said product profitably. In the fall semester, rate-based separations and batch-process design for the productions of biochemicals and specialty chemicals will be covered.

Prerequisites | Syllabus

3
155:428

Chemical & Biochemical Engineering Design & Economics II

Design and economics of chemical and biochemical plants. The design details and economic considerations involved in the design, construction, and operation of chemical plants using basic principles and modern computer software. Engineering ethics, plant safety practices, and OSHA concerns.

Prerequisites | Syllabus

4
155:491,492

Undergraduate Research for Seniors (BA,BA)

Individual research project under the guidance of a faculty adviser in a specific area of chemical or biochemical engineering. Interdisciplinary cooperation encouraged where applicable. Projects may be one or two semesters in length. No more than 3 credits are awarded per semester.

Prerequisite: Permission of department.

 
155:495

Internship in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (BA)

Provides students with the opportunity to practice and/or apply knowledge and skills in various chemical or biochemical engineering professional environments.

Prerequisite: Permission of department.  Minimum 2.5 GPA. Graded pass/no credit

 
155:496,497

Co-Op Internship in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (3,3)

Intended to provide a capstone experience to the student's undergraduate studies by integrating prior course work into a working chemical and biochemical engineering professional environment. Credits earned fir the educational benefits of the experience and granted only for a continuous, six-month, full-time assignment.

Prerequisite: Permission of department.  Minimum 2.5 GPA. Graded pass/no credit