Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Chemical Engineering - Courses

CE 100 Special Topics
Chem & Biological Engineering

Topics in the field of specialization selected with the permission of the instructor.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


CE 200 Special Topics
Chem & Biological Engineering

Topics in the field of specialization selected with the permission of the instructor.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



CE 212 Fundamental Principles of Chemical Engineering
Chem & Biological Engineering

Integrates fundamentals of mathematics, physics, and chemistry into chemical engineering concepts; laws of conservation of mass and energy.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: (CHE 108, CHE 102 or CHE 106), and MTH 142, and (PHY 107, PHY 117, or PHY 101);
Approved and Intended Engineering Majors Only


CE 300 Special Topics
Chem & Biological Engineering

Topics in the field of specialization selected with the permission of the instructor.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Permission of director of undergraduate studies



CE 304 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Chem & Biological Engineering

Applies the laws and tools of equilibrium thermodynamics to chemical engineering problems, including calculation of thermodynamic properties of pure fluids and mixtures, computation of energy requirements for changing the state of a system, analysis of phase equilibria (emphasizing vapor-liquid equilibrium), and treatment of chemical reaction equilibria.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CE 212, MTH 241, CE and BE majors only
CE Majors must complete a mandatory advisement session with their faculty advisor.


CE 317 Transport Processes I
Chem & Biological Engineering

Introduces fluid statics and dynamics with examples from chemical engineering operations. Applies macroscopic mass, energy, and momentum balances to fluid flow problems. Dimensional analysis and correlation of turbulent flow data. Theories of turbulence. The Navier-Stokes equations, momentum transport and velocity profiles in one-dimensional laminar flow, boundary layers, and potential flow.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MTH 241, PHY 107
Co-Requisites: MTH 306
Approved Chemical Engineering Majors Only



CE 318 Transport Processes II
Chem & Biological Engineering

The equations of change of heat and mass transport. Steady- and unsteady-state heat conduction in one and two dimensions. Free and forced convection; prediction and correlation of heat transfer. Mass transfer by diffusion and convection; analogies with heat transfer. Simultaneous mass transfer and chemical reaction.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CE 317 and MTH 306 and CE 341;
Approved CE Majors Only;
CE Majors must complete a mandatory advisement session with their faculty advisor.


CE 327 Chemical Engineering Lab I: Probability, Statistics, & Data Analysis
Chem & Biological Engineering

Fundamentals of design, execution, analysis, and documentation of engineering experiments. One three-hour laboratory per week or equivalent.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Co-Requisites: CE 317
Approved Chemical Engineering Majors Only



CE 328 Chemical Engineering Laboratory II
Chem & Biological Engineering

Accompanies CE 318. Continuation of CE 327.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Co-Requisites: CE 318, Approved CE Majors Only
CE Majors must complete a mandatory advisement session with their faculty advisor.


CE 329 Chemical Reaction Engineering
Chem & Biological Engineering

Chemical kinetics as applied to the design of chemical reaction equipment. Introduces the theory of reaction rates in homogeneous and heterogeneous systems; experimental methods; analysis of rate data; reactor types and design; selectivity in complex reaction systems.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CE 212, CE 304, MTH 306 or MTH 242
Approved Chemical Engineering Majors Only



CE 341 Applied Mathematics for Chemical Engineers
Chem & Biological Engineering

This course covers fundamental numerical and computational methods for modeling physical phenomena and processes with a focus on chemical engineering applications. An emphasis is placed on the implementation of the numerical methods in a programming environment and computer based modeling of chemical engineering applications.Topics include the solution of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, eigenvalue problems. application of finite difference methods, interpolation, differentiation and integration, solution of systems of ordinary differential equations, boundary value problems, partial differential equations, and linear and nonlinear regression analysis. These methods are demonstrated via problems encountered in chemical engineering practice.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EAS 230 (or computer programming course approved by CBE DUS) and MTH 241;
Co-Requisites: CE 212 and MTH 306;
Approved Chemical Engineering Majors Only


CE 400 Special Topics
Chem & Biological Engineering

Topics in the field of specialization selected with the permission of the instructor.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Approved Chemical Engineering Majors Only



CE 404 Chemical Engineering Product Design
Chem & Biological Engineering

Integrates the general framework for product design and development with molecular structure-property relations, enables students to evaluate the design of existing products and participate in the design of improved and new products.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CE 433 and CE 318
Approved Chemical Engineering Majors Only


CE 405 Special Topics
Chem & Biological Engineering

Topics in the field of specialization selected with the permission of the instructor.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Approved Chemical Engineering Majors Only



CE 406 Chemical Engineering Projects
Chem & Biological Engineering

Problems vary year to year, but may include chemical process studies, studies of engineering materials, computer analysis of specific chemical engineering problems. Problems announced in previous semester. Assignments, where possible, follow student preferences and require consent of faculty members who guide the work.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Permission of director of undergraduate studies, Approved Chemical Engineering Majors Only


CE 407 Separations
Chem & Biological Engineering

Staged operations of distillation, absorption, leaching, and extraction. Phase equilibria and application of equilibrium data to calculational methods provide knowledge of solution methods and limitations for binary and multicomponent systems.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CE 212, Approved CE Majors Only
Co-Requisites: CE 304, CE 318
CE Majors must complete a mandatory advisement session with their faculty advisor.



CE 408 Chemical Engineering Plant Design
Chem & Biological Engineering

Applies chemical engineering principles to the design of chemical plants and process equipment. Preliminary economic evaluations of plants. Process flow sheet development; material and energy balances; equipment specification, fundamentals of engineering economics and profitability analysis; strategies in process design and synthesis.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CE 318, CE 329, CE 407, CE 434
Approved Chemical Engineering Majors Only
CE Majors must complete a mandatory advisement session with their faculty advisor.


CE 410 Molecular Modeling
Chem & Biological Engineering

Examines chemical and transport phenomena from a microscopic perspective. Topics include molecular simulation, advanced thermodynamics, and statistical mechanics.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CE 304, CHE 334



CE 412 Special Topics
Chem & Biological Engineering

Topics in the field of specialization selected with the permission of the instructor.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Permission of director of undergraduate studies


CE 419 Alternative Fuels
Chem & Biological Engineering

Examines several types of alternative fuels that might be used to replace fuels such as gasoline and diesel that are derived from crude oil. Discusses the technology, economics, and other aspects of converting crude oil into gasoline. Considers other fuels including ethanol and biodiesel, hydrogen, synthetic gasoline from coal or shale oil, and a few other, less likely possibilities. Understanding the chemical processing and technology involved will be a major objective, but the course will also stress the importance of making equitable comparisons between the technologies. In addition to technological issues, the alternative fuel technologies will be assessed with respect to environmental impact, economics, and economic impact, sustainability/renewability, vulnerability and capacity (US and worldwide).

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CE 329 and CE 407; or permission of instructor, CE Majors Only



CE 420 Rheology of Fluids
Chem & Biological Engineering

Technologies involving rheologically complex liquids; interpretation of rheological anomalies; stress, strain, and rate of deformation; rheological equations of state. Measures rheological parameters; laminar flow of rheologically complex liquids in pipes, stirred tanks, and porous media. Turbulent flow and drag reduction. Heat transfer.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Introductory course in fluid mechanics


CE 421 Introduction to Optofluidics
Chem & Biological Engineering

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



CE 423 Green Engineering for Chemical Engineers
Chem & Biological Engineering

Introduces the technological processes of Green Engineering. Discusses pollution problems of manufacturing of ammonia, sulfuric and nitric acids, and fertilizers. Presents an analysis of energy producing units as nuclear and coal-fired power-plants. Describes elimination of exhaust gases in Otto and Diesel engines. New ways of design of chemical, petrochemical and energy producing systems are evaluated based on green chemistry, new solvents and new synthetic pathways. Unit operations are discussed in relation to possible environmental impact. Presents an evaluation of the environmental performance of a flow-sheet.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior standing or permission of instructor


CE 427 Chemical Engineering Laboratory III
Chem & Biological Engineering

Continuation of CE 328.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CE 318
Co-Requisites: CE 329
Approved Chemical Engineering Majors Only



CE 428 Chemical Engineering Laboratory IV
Chem & Biological Engineering

A continuation of CE 427.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CE 407, CE Majors Only


CE 433 Materials Science and Engineering
Chem & Biological Engineering

Properties of solids, which chemical engineers need to understand and exploit in regard to chemical processing and industrial equipment; how chemical and physical structures determine the uses of the products of the chemical industry. Crystal structure, crystal defects, and how they dominate mechanical properties. Thermal and electrical properties of solids. Polymer structures and properties. Corrosion: mechanisms and prevention.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Co-Requisites: CE 304, CE Majors Only



CE 434 Chemical Systems and Control
Chem & Biological Engineering

Equips engineering students with the fundamental concepts of process control design. An introduction to the benefits of having a good control process is followed by the definitions of the control objectives, feedback and feedforward control, and the various types of variables found in process control problems. Includes the development of dynamic mathematical models for simple processes, using mass and energy balances. Introduces mathematical tools (Laplace Transformations) that help solve such mathematical models as well as define the transfer functions of typical process systems (first and second order systems). Introduces the controller concept, together with the basic principles behind the feedback control loop and its stability characteristics.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CE 212 and CE 341 and (MTH 306 or MTH 242);
Approved Chemical Engineering Majors Only


CE 435 Introduction to Polymers
Chem & Biological Engineering

Classifies polymers with respect to structure and formation reaction; relations between chemical structure and physical properties; some characteristics of polymer solutions; mechanical behavior; and engineering properties.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Approved Chemical Engineering Majors Only



CE 442 Engineering and Process Economics
Chem & Biological Engineering

Economic aspects of chemical engineering: time value of money, including interest and investments; alternative methods of analysis, such as annual costs, percent, and rate of return; process costs and concepts, including cost estimation, and chemical equipment and plant costs; a small cost-related process design project.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior standing or permission of instructor


CE 443 Chemical Process Analysis and Synthesis
Chem & Biological Engineering

Introduces fundamentals of process design utilizing computer techniques and methods.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CE 407
Co-Requisites: CE 408



CE 444 Chemical Process Control
Chem & Biological Engineering

Introduces principles of process control. Feedback, feedforward, and open-loop control. Effects of major controller actions on typical processes: on-off, proportional, integral, and derivative. Predicts the dynamic response of a process through mathematical models. Frequency response analysis; introduces tuning of a system.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior standing or permission of instructor


CE 446 Biochemical Engineering
Chem & Biological Engineering

Significant microbial products, organisms, and substrates; directing microbial activity by random mutation and recombinant DNA; kinetics of growth and product formation; types of fermenters; aeration and agitation; scale-up; sterilization; product separation.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior standing or permission of instructor
Approved Chemical Engineering Majors Only
Other Requisites: CE 446 Requisite



CE 447 Biological Transport and Kinetics
Chem & Biological Engineering

Discusses the application of biological transport and kinetics principles in normal human physiology, disease states and during treatment. Focuses on selected aspects of the nature of receptor-ligand interactions, cell adhesion mechanics, drug delivery, and biological transport in organs. Topics include experimental methods for measuring receptor-ligand interactions, models for receptor-ligand binding and analysis of real data, methods for measuring and analyzing cell adhesion both in suspension and substrate based assays, cardiovascular fluid mechanics, blood components and blood viscosity measurements, flow in arteries and microcirculation, fahraeus effect, engineering principles for drug delivery including diffusion and convective transport of drugs to organs, pharmacokinetic modeling, drug delivery system design and controlled drug release, transport between blood and tissues, and between kidneys and tumors.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: BIO 201, CE 318, CE 329
Approved Chemical Engineering Majors Only


CE 448 Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering
Chem & Biological Engineering

Introduces biomedical engineering with emphasis on vascular engineering. Gives students an understanding of how quantitative approaches can be combined with biological information to advance knowledge in the areas of thrombosis, inflammation biology and cancer metastasis. Emphasizes cellular and molecular bioengineering methods.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior standing or permission of instructor



CE 449 Biological Systems Engineering
Chem & Biological Engineering

Topics include mathematical techniques for optimization, genomics-genome sequencing, genome sequence annotation, metabolic networks, linear and quadratic optimization for metabolic network optimizations, experimental approaches to metabolic network optimization, c-labeling for metabolic flux determination, examples of using such approaches for high value chemical production optimization, background on cell signaling, biochemical/biophysical description of major signaling pathways including techniques for collecting experimental data, strategies for modeling signaling networks, examples of utilizing a mathematical framework to predict (and manipulate) cellular behavior in response to specific stimuli, examples of cell signaling in disease states, background and description of genetic networks, experimental approaches to genetic networks, strategies for modeling genetic networks, examples of describing/predicting genetic network behavior using mathematical tools, and an overview of genomic and proteomic methodologies.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: BIO 201, MTH 306
Approved Chemical Engineering Majors Only


CE 450 Protein Engineering
Chem & Biological Engineering

Introduction to protein engineering and design. This course teaches students to think of protein as an entity that can be engineered using molecular tools in order to achieve novel physical and chemical properties. Students first learn the fundamentals of protein structure and how protein structure dictates function, which includes discussion of protein structure, biochemistry, molecular biology techniques, the basics of physical and organic chemistry, and molecular modeling through computer visualization. Additionally, students learn different protein design strategies, including knowledge-based design, computational protein design, and directed evolution, that are commonly used for protein engineering. Examples of engineered proteins with novel structural and functional properties are extensively discussed to illustrate how design principles are applied to real life problems.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CHE 201, CE 304
Approved Chemical Engineering Majors Only
Other Requisites: CE 450 Requisite



CE 456 Introduction to Aerosol Science
Chem & Biological Engineering

Introduces aerosol science and technology at a senior undergraduate/beginning graduate level. Provides the knowledge and skills needed to understand and predict the production, transport, and other behavior of aerosols and introduces technologies for producing, measuring, and collecting them.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Approved Chemical Engineering Majors Only


CE 457 Colloid and Surface Phenomena
Chem & Biological Engineering

Dispersed systems (e.g., suspensions, emulsions, foams, and other systems) in which surface effects dominate behavior. Surface tension. Gas adsorption and adsorption from solution. Effects of surface charge. Wetting, detergency, adhesion. Transport processes dominated by surface tension.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior standing or permission of instructor
Approved Chemical Engineering Majors Only
Other Requisites: CE 457 Requisite



CE 459 Special Topics
Chem & Biological Engineering

Topics in the field of specialization selected with the permission of the instructor.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Permission of director of undergraduate studies


CE 460 Special Topics
Chem & Biological Engineering

Topics in the field of specialization selected with the permission of the instructor.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Permission of director of undergraduate studies



CE 471 Frontiers of Chemical Technology
Chem & Biological Engineering

Exposes students to a broad range of industrial problems and the techniques to solve them using a project-oriented approach.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior standing or permission of instructor


CE 496 Internship/Practicum
Chem & Biological Engineering

Hands-on experience in the field. Problems vary from year to year, and may include chemical process studies, engineering materials studies, or computer-based analysis of specific chemical engineering problems. Internship assignments follow student preferences where possible and require consent of a faculty members who guide the work. Typically, students are required to spend approximately ten unpaid hours per week at an industrial site. Grading is based in part on written and oral reports that are required upon completion of the internship.

Credits: 1-3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Permission of instructor and director of undergraduate studies; Approved Chemical Engineering Majors Only



CE 497 Departmental Honors Thesis/Project
Chem & Biological Engineering

Accepted seniors pursue a specialized, independent study leading to an Honors thesis or project.

Credits: 1-3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Acceptance in to the departmental honors program, permission of instructor and director of undergraduate studies; Approved Chemical Engineering Majors Only


CE 498 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity
Chem & Biological Engineering

Students collaborate with faculty research mentors on an ongoing faculty research project or conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member. This experience provides students with an inquiry-based learning opportunity and engages them as active learners in a research setting.

Credits: 1-3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Permission of instructor and director of undergraduate studies; Approved Chemical Engineering Majors Only



CE 499 Independent Study
Chem & Biological Engineering

Students should be accepted for work on a specific topic by a member of the teaching staff of the chemical engineering department.

Credits: 1-9
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Permission of instructor and director of undergraduate studies; Approved Chemical Engineering Majors Only



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