Courses

ABE 2062 Biology for Engineers 3 Credits

Principles and engineering applications of biology. Principles and applications of biochemistry, genetics, microbial systems, animal systems, ecological systems and global systems. (B) (WR)

General Education - Biological Science
WR6

BME 3406 Introduction to Biomolecular Engineering 3 Credits

Introduces chemical engineering students interested in bio-related careers to the chemical engineering discipline. Emphasizes the link between biology and chemical engineering and the interface between them.

Prereq: ABE 2062 or ECH 2062.

BME 4220 Biomolecular Cell Mechanics 3 Credits

Covers the biomolecular basis of cell mechanics and cell motility, emphasizing quantitative models and systems-biology approaches.

BME 4321 Dynamics of Cellular Processes 3 Credits

Confocal florescence microscopy, techniques for imaging macromolecular dynamics and interactions inside living cells, models of intracellular diffusion, models of ligand-receptor binding, interplay between binding and transport, modeling and analysis of experiments. Examples from literature include mRNA transport, nuclear pore dynamics, cytoskeletal dynamics, imaging motor proteins and transcription factor dynamics.

Prereq: a course on kinetics and/or transport, or instructor permission.

COT 3502 Computer Model Formulation 4 Credits

Solutions of scientific and engineering problems using digital computers. Formulation of models for describing physical processes, numerical analysis and computer programming. (M)

Prereq: ECH 3023, MAP 2302 and MAC 2313.

MR

ECH 3023 Material and Energy Balances 4 Credits

Formulation and solution of material and energy balances utilizing physical/chemical properties of matter as applied to analyzing unit operations systems.

Prereq: CHM 2046, MAC 2312 and PHY 2048. Coreq: PHY 2049, MAC 2313 and MAP 2302.

ECH 3101 Process Thermodynamics 3 Credits

Introduces fundamental principles of classical thermodynamics. Applications to modeling and analysis of physical and chemical processes undergoing change.

Prereq: CHM 4411 or PHY 3513, COT 3502 and ECH 3264.

ECH 3203 Fluid and Solid Operations 3 Credits

Characteristics of laminar and turbulent flow, mechanical energy balance, flow through packed beds and fluidization of solids, design of pumping systems and piping networks and metering of fluids.

Prereq: COT 3502 and ECH 3264.

ECH 3223 Energy Transfer Operations 3 Credits

Steady state conduction in solids and heterogeneous materials, transient conduction, convection heat transfer, heat transfer during boiling and condensation, radiation heat transfer, design of heat-transfer equipment and heat exchange networks.

Prereq: COT 3502 and ECH 3264.

ECH 3264 Elementary Transport Phenomena 3 Credits

Flux law and conservation equations of mass, energy and momentum; steady and unsteady states as applied to physical and chemical processing; macroscopic and microscopic analysis.

Prereq: ECH 3023, MAP 2302 and MAC 2313.

ECH 4123 Phase and Chemical Equilibria 3 Credits

Application of thermodynamic principles to systems of variable composition including the study of phase and chemical equilibria.

Prereq: ECH 3101, ECH 3203 and ECH 3223.

ECH 4224L Fluid and Energy Transfer Operations Laboratory 2 Credits

Laboratory work in unit operations involving heat and momentum transfer. (WR)

Prereq: ECH 3101, ECH 3203, ECH 3223 and ENC 3246; Coreq: ECH 4714L.

WR6

ECH 4323 Process Control Theory 3 Credits

The analysis and automatic control of process systems in chemical engineering.

Prereq: COT 3502 or ECH 3023 or MAP 2302; Coreq: ECH 4323L.

ECH 4323L Chemical Engineering Laboratory 5 1 Credit

Laboratory work associated with ECH 4323.

Coreq: ECH 4323.

ECH 4403 Separation and Mass Transfer Operations 3 Credits

Theory, design and evaluation of diffusional and staged mass transfer processes including distillation, absorption and extraction, leaching and membrane separations. Computer-aided design methods.

Prereq: ECH 3101, ECH 3203 and ECH 3223.

ECH 4404L Separation and Mass Transfer Operations Laboratory 2 Credits

Laboratory work in unit operations involving mass transfer. (WR)

Prereq: ECH 4403, ECH 4224L and ECH 4714L.

WR6

ECH 4504 Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design 4 Credits

Homogeneous and heterogeneous reaction kinetic modeling and data analysis. Analysis and design of ideal batch, mixed, plug and recycle reactors. Heterogeneous catalysis and reactor design.

Prereq: ECH 3264 and ECH 4123.

ECH 4524 Heterogeneous Chemical Kinetics Reactor Design 2 Credits

Theories of catalytic reactions of adsorbed species at solid surfaces, development or rate expressions with heat and mass transport properties through porous catalyst materials for design of heterogeneous chemical reactors.

Prereq: ECH 4504.

ECH 4604 Process Economics and Optimization 3 Credits

Introduces the principles of process economics including specifications and costing of equipment, operations costing and economic evaluation of processes.

Prereq: ECH 3203 and ECH 3223; Coreq: ECH 4403.

ECH 4644 Process Design 3 Credits

Preliminary design of convention chemical processes including process specifications, sitting and layout, equipment sizing, utility and manpower needs, safety and hazard analysis, environmental considerations and economic evaluation. Planning techniques for detailed engineering, construction and startup.

Prereq: ECH 4403, ECH 4504, ECH 4604 and ECH 4824.

ECH 4714 Chemical Process Safety 3 Credits

Laboratory and process safety analysis which emphasizes prevention and mitigation. Application of chemical engineering principles to assessing hazards and risk. Integrated with ECH 4224L.

ECH 4824 Materials of Chemical Engineering 2 Credits

Relations between microscopic structure and macroscopic mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of organic and inorganic solids. Engineering applications, including corrosion.

Prereq: ECH 4123.

ECH 4827 Processing of Complex Fluids 3 Credits

The principles involved in quantitative adoption of chemical engineering unit operations and unit processes for the analysis and design of systems involving complex fluids.

Prereq: ECH 3203, ECH 3223, ECH 4123 and ECH 4824, or instructor permission.

ECH 4905 Special Problems in Chemical Engineering 1-6 Credits

Study of chemical engineering problems identified by the student and instructor.

ECH 4912 Integrated Product and Process Design 1 3 Credits

The first part of a two-course sequence in which multidisciplinary teams of engineering and business students partner with industry sponsors to design and build authentic product and processes, on time and within budget. Working closely with industry liaison engineers and a faculty coach, students gain practical experience in teamwork and communication, problem solving and engineering design, and develop leadership, management and people skills.

Prereq: senior standing.

ECH 4913 Integrated Product and Process Design 2 3 Credits

The second part of a two-course sequence in which multidisciplinary teams of engineering and business students partner with industry sponsors to design and build authentic product and processes, on time and within budget. Working closely with industry liaison engineers and a faculty coach, students gain practical experience in teamwork and communication, problem solving and engineering design, and develop leadership, management and people skills.

Prereq: senior standing.

ECH 4934 Professional Seminar 1 Credit

Discussion of issues associated with development of a professional career in chemical engineering. Topics include ethics presented in a case study format, legal and ethical issues associated with intellectual property, interviewing strategies and presentation skills.

Prereq: senior standing.

ECH 4944 Practical Work in Chemical Engineering 1-5 Credits

One term industrial employment, including extra work according a pre-approved outline. Practical engineering work under industrial supervision as set forth in college regulations.

Prereq: EG classification.

ECH 4948 Internship Work Experience 1 Credit

Practical internship work experience under approved industrial supervision, as set forth in college regulations. (S-U)

Prereq: EG classification.

ECH 4949 Co-op Work Experience 1 Credit

Practical co-op work experience under approved industrial supervision, as set forth in college regulations. (S-U)

Prereq: EG classification.

EGN 1935 Special Topics in Freshman Engineering 1-3 Credits

Laboratory, lectures or conferences cover selected topics in engineering.

EGN 4912 Engineering Directed Independent Research 0-3 Credits

Provides firsthand, supervised research with a faculty advisor or postdoctoral or graduate student mentor. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application. (S-U)

EGS 1005 Prep for Success 1-4 Credits

Freshman success course that includes academic preparation in calculus, chemistry, student success and technical communications. (S-U)

Prereq: EG student.