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CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (CHE)
 
CHE 102 Computer-Aided Design in Chemical Engineering 3 cr
Introduction to the use of computer software for the analysis and design of chemical engineering systems. Fee.
 
CHE 190 Special Topics 1-5 cr
Topics of current chemical engineering interest. Fee.
 
CHE 201 Chemical Engineering Calculations I 3 cr
Formulation of material balances and relations involving real gases, vapors, liquids, and solids. Prerequisites: CH 132 and MA 126 or concurrent enrollment. Fee.
 
CHE 202 Chemical Engineering Calculations II 3 cr
Formulation of energy balance and combined material and energy balances for steady-state processes. Prerequisite: CHE 201. Fee.
 
CHE 232 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I 3 cr
Applications of the First and Second Law. Estimation of fluid properties and heat effects. Thermodynamic analysis of meters, throttles, nozzles, and compressors. Prerequisites: PH 201, MA 227, CHE 201. Fee.
 
CHE 290 Special Topics 1-5 cr
Topics of current chemical engineering interest. Fee.
 
CHE 311 Equilibrium Stage Operations 3 cr
Applications of material balances and equilibrium relations to stage design. Design of cascades for leaching, liquid-liquid extraction, and distillation. Prerequisites: MA 227, CHE 202. Fee.
 
CHE 321 Unit Operations I 3 cr
Fundamentals of momentum transfer with applications in fluid flow through pipes and process equipment. Prerequisites: MA 238, EG 270, CHE 202 or concurrent enrollment.
 
CHE 322 Unit Operations II 3 cr
Fundamentals of conductive, convective, and radiative modes of heat transfer with applications in the design of heat exchanges. Prerequisites: MA 238, CHE 321. Fee.
 
CHE 332 Thermophysical Properties Estimation 3 cr
Fundamentals of thermophysical property estimation in non-ideal multicomponent electrolyte and non-electrolyte systems. Prerequisites: CH 201, EG 270, CHE 202 or concurrent enrollment. Fee.
 
CHE 342 Engineering Communication (W) 3 cr
Formal and informal reports, oral presentations, and visual aids. Prerequisites: EH 101, EH 102, CHE 321. Fee.
 
CHE 352 Process Models 3 cr
Mathematical modeling, simulation, and dynamics of chemical process systems for design and analysis. Prerequisite: CHE 322 or concurrent enrollment. Fee.
 
CHE 390 Special Topics 1-5 cr
Topics of current chemical engineering interest. Fee.
 
CHE 421 Unit Operations III 3 cr
Fundamentals of mass transfer. Mass, energy, and momentum transfer analogies. Design of mass transfer equipment. Prerequisites: CHE 311, CHE 322. Fee.
 
CHE 431 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II 3 cr
Application of thermodynamic principles to chemical engineering problems. Prerequisites: CH 301, CHE 322, CHE 332, CH 265. Fee.
 
CHE 441 Chemical Engineering Operations Laboratory I (W) 2 cr
Laboratory studies of the unit operations of chemical engineering with emphasis on momentum and heat transfer. Prerequisites: ST 315, CHE 322, CHE 342. Fee.
 
CHE 442

Chemical Engineering Operations Laboratory II (W)

2 cr
Laboratory studies of the unit operations of chemical engineering with emphasis on stagewise separation and mass transfer. Prerequisites: ST 315, CHE 342, CHE 421. Fee.
 
CHE 452 Process Dynamics and Controls 3 cr
Negative feedback control of chemical processes. Specification of loops. Selection and tuning of controller modes. Feed forward, cascade, and digital control. Instrumentation. Prerequisite: CHE 352. Fee.
 
CHE 461 Introduction to Process Design 3 cr
Engineering economics and elements of process design, including energy and material balances, material and cost estimation, depreciation and risk assessment. Prerequisites: EG 230, CHE 342, CHE 421 or concurrent enrollment, and CHE 431 or concurrent enrollment. Fee.
 
CHE 462 Process Design 3 cr
Selection, design and specification of principal chemical processes. Prerequisites: CHE 461, CHE 452 or concurrent enrollment, and CHE 472 or concurrent enrollment. Fee.
 
CHE 463 Simulation of Chemical Processes 3 cr
Steady state simulation of chemical processes using modern software tools. Simulation topics include physical properties, flowsheet generation, convergence, optimization, electrolytes, and solids. Prerequisite: CHE 311. Fee.
 

CHE 472

Reactor Design 3 cr
Introduction to reactor design; study of rate theories and their formulation. Prerequisite: CHE 431. Fee.
 
CHE 490

Special Topics

1-5 cr
Topics of current chemical engineering interest. Fee.
 
CHE 494 Directed Independent Study 1-5 cr
Directed study, under the guidance of a faculty advisor, of a topic from the field of chemical engineering, not offered in a regularly scheduled course. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair and minimum GPA of 3.00. Fee.
 
CHE 499 Senior Honors Project (H) 1-6 cr
Under the advice and guidance of a faculty mentor, honors students will identify and carry out a research project, relevant to the field of chemical engineering, that will lead to a formal presentation at the annual Honors Student Colloquium. The senior project will be judged and graded by three faculty chaired by the honors mentor. This course is required for Honors recognition. A minimum of 4 credit hours is required but students may enroll for a maximum of 6 credit hours over two semesters. Prerequisites: CHE 332, CHE 322, CH 265, CH 301 and completion of an approved project prospectus.
 
CHE 510 Thermodynamics of Chemical Systems 3 cr
Phase and reaction equilibria in multi-component chemical engineering applications, nonideal considerations. Fee.
 
CHE 520 Transport Phenomena I 3 cr
Unified treatment of momentum, energy, and mass transport. Emphasis on momentum and energy transport. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in CHE 551. Fee.
 
CHE 521 Transport Phenomena II 3 cr
Emphasis on mass transport and transfer in flowing nonisothermal, multicomponent, reacting systems. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Fee.
 
CHE 525 Chemical Reactor Analysis 3 cr
Single and multiple chemical reactions and reactor systems. Reactor characterization and design. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in CHE 551. Fee.
 
CHE 530 Synthetic Fuels 3 cr
Fundamentals of gasification and liquefaction concepts applied to fossil fuels and biomass conversion. Fee.
 
CHE 540 Distillation 3 cr
Analysis and design of separation units for multicomponent nonideal systems. Fee.
 

CHE 550

Chemical Process Control 3 cr
Sampled-data algorithms, feedback, feedforward, deadtime compensation, advanced control schemes applied to chemical engineering processes. Fee.
 

CHE 551

Advanced Chemical Engineering Modeling 3 cr
Advanced mathematical modeling of chemical process systems for design and analysis. Fee.
 
CHE 560 Mixing and Agitation 3 cr
Analysis and design of single-phase and multiple-phase mixing units. Fee.
 
CHE 563 Simulation of Chemical Processes 3 cr
Steady state simulation of chemical processes using modern software tools. Simulation topics include physical properties, flowsheet generation, convergence, optimization, electrolytes, solids, and advanced simulation projects. Fee.
 
CHE 570 Separation Techniques 3 cr
Analysis and design of separation processes other than distillation. Topics include extraction, gas absorption, crystallization, and filtration. Fee.
 
CHE 575 Chemical Process Synthesis and Optimization 3 cr
Use of analysis, synthesis, and optimization in process development. Fee.
 
CHE 580 Chemical Process Safety and Design 3 cr
Fundamental principles of chemical process safety, fires and explosions and design for the mitigation of associated hazards. Fee.
 
CHE 590 Special Topics 3 cr
Topics of current chemical engineering interest. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Fee.
 
CHE 592 Directed Independent Study 1-3 cr
Directed study, under the guidance of a faculty advisor, of a topic from the field of chemical engineering not offered in a regularly scheduled course. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Fee.
 
CHE 594 Project in Chemical Engineering 3 cr
Approved investigation of original problems under direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Approved prospectus. Fee.
 
CHE 599 Thesis 1-6 cr
May be taken more than once. Only 6 hours may be applied for credit toward a degree. Prerequisite: Approved prospectus. Fee.
 
 

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