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  • Chemical Engineering
    Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
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    BME 3406 Introduction to Biomolecular Engineering
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ABE 2062 or ECH 2062.
    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.
    BME 4220 Biomolecular Cell Mechanics
    Credits: 3.
    Covers the biomolecular basis of cell mechanics and cell motility, emphasizing quantitative models and systems-biology approaches.
    BME 4321 Dynamics of Cellular Processes
    Credits: 3; Prereq: a course on kinetics and/or transport, or instructor permission.
    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.
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    COT 3502 Computer Model Formulation
    Credits: 4; Prereq: ECH 3023, MAP 2302 and MAC 2313.
    Solutions of scientific and engineering problems using digital computers. Formulation of models for describing physical processes, numerical analysis and computer programming. (M)
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    ECH 3023 Material and Energy Balances
    Credits: 4; Prereq: CHM 2046, MAC 2312 and PHY 2048; Coreq: PHY 2049, MAC 2313 and MAP 2302.
    Formulation and solution of material and energy balances utilizing physical/chemical properties of matter as applied to analyzing unit operations systems.
    ECH 3101 Process Thermodynamics
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CHM 4411 or PHY 3513, COT 3502 and ECH 3264.
    Introduces fundamental principles of classical thermodynamics. Applications to modeling and analysis of physical and chemical processes undergoing change.
    ECH 3203 Fluid and Solid Operations
    Credits: 3; Prereq: COT 3502 and ECH 3264.
    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.
    ECH 3223 Energy Transfer Operations
    Credits: 3; Prereq: COT 3502 and ECH 3264.
    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.
    ECH 3264 Elementary Transport Phenomena
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ECH 3023, MAP 2302 and MAC 2313.
    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.
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    ECH 4123 Phase and Chemical Equilibria
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ECH 3101, ECH 3203 and ECH 3223.
    Application of thermodynamic principles to systems of variable composition including the study of phase and chemical equilibria.
    ECH 4224L Fluid and Energy Transfer Operations Laboratory
    Credits: 2; Prereq: ECH 3101, ECH 3203, ECH 3223 and ENC 3246; Coreq: ECH 4714L.
    Laboratory work in unit operations involving heat and momentum transfer. (WR)
    ECH 4323 Process Control Theory
    Credits: 3; Prereq: COT 3502 or ECH 3023 or MAP 2302; Coreq: ECH 4323L.
    The analysis and automatic control of process systems in chemical engineering.
    ECH 4323L Chemical Engineering Laboratory 5
    Credits: 1; Coreq: ECH 4323.
    Laboratory work associated with ECH 4323.
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    ECH 4403 Separation and Mass Transfer Operations
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ECH 3101, ECH 3203 and ECH 3223.
    Theory, design and evaluation of diffusional and staged mass transfer processes including distillation, absorption and extraction, leaching and membrane separations. Computer-aided design methods.
    ECH 4404L Separation and Mass Transfer Operations Laboratory
    Credits: 2; Prereq: ECH 4403, ECH 4224L and ECH 4714L.
    Laboratory work in unit operations involving mass transfer. (WR)
    ECH 4504 Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design
    Credits: 4; Prereq: ECH 3264 and ECH 4123.
    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.
    ECH 4524 Heterogeneous Chemical Kinetics Reactor Design
    Credits: 2; Prereq: ECH 4504.
    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.
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    ECH 4604 Process Economics and Optimization
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ECH 3203 and ECH 3223; Coreq: ECH 4403.
    Introduces the principles of process economics including specifications and costing of equipment, operations costing and economic evaluation of processes.
    ECH 4644 Process Design
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ECH 4403, ECH 4504, ECH 4604 and ECH 4824.
    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.
    ECH 4714L Safety and Experimental Evaluation
    Credits: 2; Prereq: ENC 3254; Coreq: ECH 4224L and STA 3032.
    Laboratory and process safety analysis with emphasis on prevention and mitigation. Experiment design, evaluation and presentation of results. Integrated with ECH 4224L.
    ECH 4824 Materials of Chemical Engineering
    Credits: 2; Prereq: ECH 4123.
    Relations between microscopic structure and macroscopic mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of organic and inorganic solids. Engineering applications, including corrosion.
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    ECH 4827 Processing of Complex Fluids
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ECH 3203, ECH 3223, ECH 4123 and ECH 4824, or instructor permission.
    The principles involved in quantitative adoption of chemical engineering unit operations and unit processes for the analysis and design of systems involving complex fluids.
    ECH 4905 Special Problems in Chemical Engineering
    Credits: 1 to 6; can be repeated with change in content up to 12 credits.
    Study of chemical engineering problems identified by the student and instructor.
    ECH 4912 Integrated Product and Process Design 1
    Credits: 3; Prereq: senior standing.
    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.
    ECH 4913 Integrated Product and Process Design 2
    Credits: 3; Prereq: senior standing.
    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.
    ECH 4934 Professional Seminar
    Credits: 1; Prereq: senior standing.
    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.
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    ECH 4944 Practical Work in Chemical Engineering
    Credits: 1 to 5; Prereq: EG classification.
    One term industrial employment, including extra work according a pre-approved outline. Practical engineering work under industrial supervision as set forth in college regulations.
    ECH 4948 Internship Work Experience
    Credits: 1; Prereq: EG classification.
    Practical internship work experience under approved industrial supervision, as set forth in college regulations. (S-U)
    ECH 4949 Co-op Work Experience
    Credits: 1; Prereq: EG classification.
    Practical co-op work experience under approved industrial supervision, as set forth in college regulations. (S-U)
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