CHME113
Introduction to Chemical Engineering I

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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CHME114
Introduction to Chemical Engineering II

Prerequisites: MATH 106 or parallel, CHEM 113 or CHEM 109 or parallel

Description: 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

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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CHME202
Mass and Energy Balances

Prerequisites: CHEM 113; a grade of C- or better in CHME 114; MATH 107 or parallel.

Description: 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

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHME223
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I

Prerequisites: A grade of C- or better in CHME 202; CSCE 155N or parallel

Description: Application of the three fundamental laws to chemical engineering problems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHME312
Chemical Engineering Computation

Prerequisites: Junior standing; CSCE 155A, 155E, 155H, 155N, or 155T; MATH 221; or permission.

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHME323
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics and KineticsCrosslisted with CHME 823

Prerequisites: CHME 223

Description: Application to multi-component systems; thermodynamics, phase equilibria, chemical reaction equilibria, and process analysis.

This course is a prerequisite for: CHME 324; CHME 847, CHME 447

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHME324
Molecular Processes and Applications

Prerequisites: CHME 323 or parallel

Description: Microscopic processes, such as statistical thermodynamics and molecular kinetics are introduced. Emphasis is placed on an engineering approach to developing problem-solving skills in systems requiring molecular-level understanding.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHME330
Chemical Engineering Laboratory I

Prerequisites: CHME 331, 332; CHME 333 or parallel

Description: Selected experiments in chemical engineering thermodynamics, heat and momentum transfer, and separations. Emphasis on interpretation of results and written reports.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHME331
Equilibrium Stage Operations

Prerequisites: MATH 107; a grade of C- or better in CHME 202; CHME 223, CSCE 155N or parallel

Description: Phase equilibrium and mass and energy balances applied to staged mass transfer operations.

This course is a prerequisite for: CHME 330

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHME332
Transport Operations ICrosslisted with CHME 832

Prerequisites: MATH 208; a grade of C- or better in CHME 202.

Description: Mass, momentum and energy transport phenomena and their application in chemical engineering.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 325, BSEN 325; AGEN 344, BSEN 344; CHME 330; CHME 420; CHME 835

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHME333
Transport Operations IICrosslisted with CHME 833

Prerequisites: CHME 332

Description: Continuation of CHME 332/832.

This course is a prerequisite for: CHME 835

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHME412
Introduction to Atomistic SimulationsCrosslisted with CHME 812

Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission

Description: Theory and application of quantum-based computational methods used to model, predict and analyze materials properties.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHME420
Chemical Process Safety

Prerequisites: CHME 332

Description: Introduction to chemical process safety with topics emphasizing industrial hygiene, toxicology, hazard identification, inherently safer design, and engineering controls.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

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CHME430
Chemical Engineering Laboratory IICrosslisted with CHME 830

Prerequisites: CHME 330; CHME 442 or parallel; CHME 462 or parallel. Parallel: CHME 460.

Description: Selected experiments in chemical engineering. Emphasis on experimental design, interpretation of results, and formal oral and written presentation.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:4

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CHME434
Diffusional OperationsCrosslisted with CHME 834

Prerequisites: CHME 331, MATH 221.

Description: Application of diffusional theory to the design of processing equipment required for absorption, adsorption, leaching, drying, and chemical reactions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHME442
Chemical Reactor Engineering and DesignCrosslisted with CHME 842

Prerequisites: CHME 323 or permission

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHME447
Principles and Applications of Catalysis in Reaction EngineeringCrosslisted with CHME 847

Prerequisites: CHME 323 or permission.

Description: Principles and applications of heterogeneous catalysis, mechanisms, catalytic reactor types and catalyst characterization and performance. Case studies on current catalytic technologies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHME452
Chemical Engineering Process Economics and OptimizationCrosslisted with CHME 852

Prerequisites: Senior standing in chemical engineering.

Credit toward the degree may be earned only in CHME 452/852.

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHME453
Chemical Engineering Process Design and SafetyCrosslisted with CHME 853

Prerequisites: CHME 331, 333, 442, 452.

Description: Design, evaluation, and safety considerations of chemical engineering process applications.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

CHME454
Chemical Process EngineeringCrosslisted with CHME 854

Prerequisites: CHME 430 and 312 or permission.

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHME460
Automatic Process Control LaboratoryCrosslisted with CHME 860

Prerequisites: CHME 462 or parallel. Parallel: CHME 430.

Description: Selected laboratory experiments to demonstrate the theory of the dynamics and control of chemical processes.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

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CHME462
Automatic Process ControlCrosslisted with CHME 862

Prerequisites: MATH 221, CHME 333

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHME470
Biomanufacturing Laboratory

Prerequisites: CHME 473 or permission

Description: Selected experiments in molecular biology, bioprocess development, fermentation, purification, and analytical methods as they pertain to biomanufacturing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHME473
Biochemical EngineeringCrosslisted with CHME 873

Prerequisites: CHEM 262, CHEM 431

Description: 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

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHME474
Advanced Biochemical EngineeringCrosslisted with CHME 874

Prerequisites: CHME 473/873 or permission.

Description: Recent theoretical and technical developments in biochemical engineering.

Course details
Credit Hours:2-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2-6

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CHME475
Biochemical SeparationsCrosslisted with CHME 875

Prerequisites: CHME 333/833

Description: Separation and purification of compounds of biological origin from an analytical perspective. Application of unit operations for these separations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHME476
Micro/Nano systems for Engineering and Life SciencesCrosslisted with CHME 876

Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission

Description: Introduction to a number of biological problems facing living systems and show how micro/nanotechnology is being used to solve those problems. Emphasis on engineering perspectives of the life sciences.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHME477
Molecular BioengineeringCrosslisted with CHME 877

Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission.

Description: Introduction to fundamentals and up-to-date developments in the field of bioengineering at the molecular level. Topics to cover include recombinant DNA methods, protein engineering, microbial cell factories, synthetic and systems biology, DNA and protein therapeutics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

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CHME482
PolymersCrosslisted with CHME 882

Prerequisites: CHEM 262 and 264.

Description: Introduction to polymer technology stressing polymerization kinetics, methods of resin manufacture and applications.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHME486
Electrochemical EngineeringCrosslisted with CHME 886

Prerequisites: CHME 333, and 442, or MECH 310 and MATL 360, or permission.

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHME489
Air Pollution, Assessment and ControlCrosslisted with CHME 889

Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHME496
Advanced Topics in Chemical Engineering ComputationCrosslisted with CHME 896

Prerequisites: CHME 312 or CSCE 455/855 or ENGM 480/880, and permission

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

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CHME499
Senior Problems

Prerequisites: Senior standing in chemical engineering.

Description: Research and development problems which include literature surveys, equipment design and operation, and development of correlations.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

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CHME499H
Honors Thesis

Prerequisites: Senior standing in chemical engineering, admission to the University Honors Program.

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

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