CHEN 1211 (4). General Chemistry for Engineers.
A one-semester course designed to meet the general chemistry requirement for engineering students. Topics include stoichiometry; thermodynamics; gases, liquids, and solids; equilibrium; acids and bases; bonding concepts; kinetics; reactions; and materials science. Examples and problems illustrate the application of chemistry to engineering sub-disciplines. Restricted to students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science; one year of high school chemistry or C- or higher in CHEM 1001 or 1021; and high school algebra. Not recommended for students with grades below B- in CHEM 1001 or 1021. Students may receive credit for only one of CHEM 1111, 1151, and CHEN 1211. Coreq., CHEM 1221. Click to see a past syllabus.
CHEN 1300 (1). Introduction to Chemical Engineering.
Meets for one lecture per week. Introduces chemical engineering emphasizing history of the profession, curriculum, chemical industry, and industrial chemistry. Includes industry visits, oral presentations, faculty and professional meetings, and development of a goals statement. Click to see a past syllabus.
CHEN 1310 (3). Introduction to Computing.
Introduces the use of computers in engineering problem solving, including elementary numerical methods. Teaches programming fundamentals, including data and algorithm structure, and modular programming. Software vehicles include Excel/Vba and Matlab. Formerly GEEN 1300 and COEN 1300. Click to see a past syllabus.
CHEN 2120 (3). Chemical Engineering Material and Energy Balances.
Provides a basic understanding of chemical engineering calculations involving material and energy balances around simple chemical processes. Prereq., CHEN 1211 and CHEN 1310. Click to see a past syllabus.
CHEN 2810 (3). Biology for Engineers.
Develops a basic understanding of the science of biology, including an introduction to the disciplines of biochemistry, cell organization, metabolism, genetics, genomics, molecular biology, recombinant DNA technology and evolution. Provides a basic introduction to several key techniques used in biological engineering laboratories. Uses examples of complex and creative structures engineered by natural processes. Click to see a past syllabus.
CHEN 2840 (1-4). Independent Study.
Available to sophomores with approval of Department of Chemical Engineering. Subject arranged to fit needs of student.
CHEN 3010 (3). Applied Data Analysis.
Teaches students to analyze and interpret data. Topics include engineering measurements, graphical presentation and numerical treatment of data, statistical inference, and regression analysis. Prereqs., CHEN 1310 and APPM 2360. Click to see a past syllabus.
CHEN 3200 (3). Chemical Engineering Fluid Mechanics.
Introduces fluid mechanics and momentum transfer, emphasizing the application of these principles to chemical engineering systems. Credit not granted for this course and MCEN 3021 or CVEN 3313 or GEEN 3853. Prerequisites: Requires prerequisite courses of APPM 2350 (minimum grade C-) and either CHEN 2120 or MCEN 2023 (both minimum grade C). Requires corequisite course of APPM 2360. Click to see a past syllabus.
CHEN 3210 (3). Chemical Engineering Heat Transfer.
Examines conservation and transfer of thermal energy. Focuses on conduction and convection of heat in the context of chemical processes, with a special focus on heat exchangers. Also studies thermal radiation. Prereq., CHEN 3200 or MCEN 3021. Click to see a past syllabus.
CHEN 3220 (3). Chemical Engineering Separations and Mass Transfer.
Studies separation methods including distillation, absorption, and extraction, and graphical and computer-based solutions to separation problems. Also studies mass transfer rate processes, including diffusion, microscopic material balances, and correlations for mass transfer coefficients. Applies mass transfer rate theory to packed and tray columns. Prereq., CHEN 3210 and CHEN 3320 or MCEN 3022. Click to see a past syllabus.
CHEN 3320 (3). Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics.
Applies thermodynamic principles to nonideal systems, phase equilibrium, chemical equilibrium, power generation, refrigeration, and chemical processes. Prereqs., CHEN 2120, minimum grade C; CHEM 4521, minimum grade C-. Click to see a past syllabus.
CHEN 3660 (3). Energy Fundamentals.
Explains the most important energy technologies and systems; provides tools to analyze performance using science and engineering principles. This course will investigate important energy concepts from sources and extraction to utilization, storage and efficiency. Topics include fossil fuels, hydropower, renewable energy, biofuels, carbon capture and waste disposal. Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of CHEN 1211 or CHEM 1113 or MCEN 1024 and PHYS 1110 and APPM 1360 or MATH 2300. Click to see a past syllabus.
CHEN 3838 (3). Special Topics.
CHEN 3840 (1-4). Independent Study.
Available to juniors with approval of the Department of Chemical Engineering. Subject arranged to fit needs of the student.
CHEN 4010 (2). Chemical Engineering Senior Thesis 1.
Provides an opportunity for advanced students to conduct exploratory research in chemical engineering. Click to see a past syllabus.
CHEN 4020 (2). Chemical Engineering Senior Thesis 2.
Continuation of CHEN 4010. CHEN 4010 and 4020 can substitute for CHEN 4130 or CHEN 4810. Click to see a past syllabus.
CHEN 4090 (1). Undergraduate Seminar.
Provides chemical engineering career and professional information, facilitates contact with faculty and industry representatives, and improves communication and leadership skills. Consists of a series of seminars and field trips and requires a research project involving a written and oral report. Click to see a past syllabus.
CHEN 4130 (3). Chemical Engineering Laboratory.
Involves planning and execution of chemical engineering experiments on mass transfer operations, separations, and chemical reactors. Interprets experimental data with theoretical principles and statistical analysis. Emphasizes communication with written memos, full reports, and oral presentations. Prereqs., CHEN 3010, CHEN 3220, CHEN 3320 and CHEN 4330. Click to see a past syllabus.
CHEN 4330 (3). Chemical Engineering Reaction Kinetics.
Introduces chemical kinetics and chemical reactor design. Involves mass and energy balances for steady-state and transient reactor systems. Also covers residence time distribution, mass transfer, catalytic reactions, and multiple steady states in reactors. Prereqs., APPM 2360 and CHEN 3320. Click to see a past syllabus.
CHEN 4440 (3). Chemical Engineering Materials.
Introduces materials engineering, including properties of polymers, metals, ceramics, and semiconductors, especially as related to chemical engineering processes. Prereq. CHEN 3320. Click to see a past syllabus.
CHEN 4450 (3). Polymer Chemistry.
Lect. Introduces polymer science with a focus on polymer chemistry and polymerization reactions. Focuses on polymerization reaction engineering and how polymer properties depend on structure. Prereq., CHEN 4330 or instructor consent. Same as CHEN 5450.
CHEN 4460 (3). Polymer Engineering.
Introductory polymer engineering course reviewing basic terminology and definitions; the properties and synthetic routes of important industrial polymers; and processing of polymers and their applications. Prereq., CHEM 3311 and CHEN 3320, minimum grade C-, or equivalent, or instructor consent. Same as CHEN 5460.
CHEN 4520 (3). Chemical Process Synthesis.
Studies applied chemical process design including equipment specification and economic evaluation. Prereqs., CHEN 3010, CHEN 3220, and CHEN 4330, minimum grade C-. Click to see a past syllabus.
CHEN 4521 (3). Physical Chemistry for Engineers.
Examines the laws of classical thermodynamics followed by physical transformations of pure substances, the thermodynamics of simple mixtures and chemical equilibrium. Applies quantum theory to atomic and molecular structure. Presents the concepts and applications of statistical thermodynamics. Introduces rates of chemical reactions, reaction dynamics and catalysis. Requires prerequisite courses of APPM 2350 and CHEN 1211 (all minimum grade C-) and requires a corequisite course of APPM 2360. Restricted to College of Engineering majors only. Click to see a past syllabus.
CHEN 4530 (2). Chemical Engineering Design Project.
Provides a team-based capstone design experience for chemical engineering students. Projects are sponsored by industry and design teams collaborate with industrial consultants. Projects consider chemical process and product design with emphasis on economics analysis. Deliverables include an oral mid-project design review, a final oral presentation, and final written report. Prereqs., CHEN 4520. Click to see a past syllabus.
CHEN 4570 (4). Instrumentation and Process Control.
Examines principles of control theory and their application to chemical processes. Focuses on single-loop feedback and feedforward control. Laboratory sessions cover measurement fundamentals, signal transmission, dynamic testing, control system synthesis, and implementation and adjustment. Prereq., APPM 2360, CHEN 3220, and CHEN 4330 or CHEN 4830. Click to see a past syllabus.
CHEN 4630 (1). Intellectual Property Law and Engineering
Learn the fundamentals of various types of intellectual property, obtain the ability to search the USPTO database for patents, learn the difference between provisional patents, utility patents and foreign patents, and learn the timing requirements related to the filing of patents and public disclosure, use and/or sale of an invention. Prereq., Senior/graduate standing or instructor consent. Same as CHEN 5630.
CHEN 4650 (3). Particle Technology.
Aims to identify the important physical mechanisms occurring in processes involving particles, formulate and solve mathematical descriptions of such processes, and analyze experimental and theoretical results in both a qualitative and quantitative manner. Teaches students to apply this knowledge to the design of particulate systems. Conveys the breadth and depth of natural and industrial applications involving particulates. Prereq., APPM 2360 and CHEN 3200 or MCEN 3021. Same as CHEN 5650. Click to see a past syllabus.
CHEN 4801 (3). Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.
Focuses on the engineering needed to bring therapeutic products derived from living organisms (e.g., proteins, peptides, DNA, RNA) from the production plant to the patient. Covers the challenges of keeping these products "active" as they are stored, shipped, and administered to patients. Prereq., CHEN 3320. Coreq., CHEN 4330 or CHEN 4830.
CHEN 4802 (3). Tissue Engineering and Medical Devices.
The purpose of this course is to develop a basic understanding of quantitative and qualitative aspects of tissue engineering and medical devices. Particular emphasis will be placed on topics of potential importance and significance to chemical and biological engineers. Students will be introduced to important professional, societal and entrepreneurial issues in the field by examining case studies in which drugs and medical products have been developed or are being considered for FDA approval and clinical use.Prereq., CHEN 2810 or MCDB 1150 or EBIO 1210 and EBIO 1220 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Junior or Senior) College of Engineering students only. Click to see a past syllabus.
CHEN 4803 (3). Metabolic Engineering.
Metabolic engineering involves the application of molecular biological tools along with biological and engineering theory for the purposes of engineering cell metabolism. Metabolism is defined as the totality of chemical reactions that take place in an organism. As such, metabolism describes a wide-range of different cellular functions covering a range of applications relevant to chemical and biological engineers (strain engineering, enzyme engineering, tissue engineering) as well as basic biologists (biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology). This upper level undergraduate course will introduce basic concepts in metabolic engineering and explore modern approaches in metabolic and strain engineering. Application areas that will be discussed will include the use of metabolic engineering approaches in biofuels and biorefining as well as biopharmaceutical production. Prerequisites: Biochemistry I and II or similar. Linear Algebra/Differential Equations. Textbook: Stephanopoulos et al., Metabolic Engineering, 1998, Academic Press. Book is NOT required, handouts will be provided. Prereq CHEM 4611. Click to see a past syllabus.
CHEN 4805 (3). Biomaterials
Provides an overview of biomaterials. Covers major classes of materials used in medical applications, properties, degradation mechanisms, and characterizations methods, foreign body response, methods to control physiological response to biomaterial surfaces, biocompatibility, biomaterials used in soft and hard tissue replacements, drug delivery devices and tissue engineering, and design criteria for developing a material for a given biological application. Prereqs., CHEN 2810, CHEN 3320 and CHEN 3311. Strongly recommend CHEN 3331. Click to see a past syllabus.
CHEN 4810 (3). Biological Engineering Laboratory.
Involves planning and execution of chemical engineering experiments on mass transfer operations, bioseparations, and biological reactors. Interprets experimental data with theoretical principles and statistical analysis. Emphasizes communication with written memos, full reports and oral presentations. Prereqs., CHEN 2810 (or equivalent), CHEN 3010 and CHEN 4830. Coreq. CHEN 4820. Click to see a past syllabus.
CHEN 4820 (3). Biochemical Separations.
Lect. and lab. Presents purification methods, mass transfer coefficients, problems specific to biologicals, and scale-up of processes. Also covers chromatography, phase extraction, supercritical fluids, sedimentation, precipitation, electrophoresis, dialysis, affinity techniques, cell separation, application of separations to bioreactors, and comparison of batch and continuous processes. Prereq., CHEN 3220 and senior standing or above in engineering or science. Click to see a past syllabus.
CHEN 4830 (3). Biokinetics.
Introduces chemical kinetics, chemical reactor design, and biological kinetics. Involves mass and energy balances for steady-state and transient reactor systems. Also covers residence time distribution, mass transfer, catalytic reactions, multiple steady states in reactors, enzyme kinetics, metabolic networks, and cell growth kinetics. Prereqs., CHEN 3320, minimum grade C-;CHEN 3210,minimum grade C-; and CHEN 2810 (or equivalent) minimum grad C-. Click to see a past syllabus.
CHEN 4836 (3) Nanomaterials.
Presents fundamental chemical and physical concepts that give rise to the unique optical, electronic and magnetic properties of nanoscale materials. Introduces important synthetic routes for producing nanomaterials, and interparticle forces governing colloidal behavior and self-assembly. Discusses current and potential applications in catalysis, biomedicine, renewable energy, and other fields. Prereq., senior or graduate standing.
CHEN 4838 (1-4). Special Topics in Chemical Engineering.
Senior topics courses offered upon demand. Prereq., senior standing or instructor consent.
CHEN 4840 (1-4). Independent Study.
Available to seniors with approval of chemical engineering department. Subject arranged to fit needs of student.