Chemical and Biological Engineering Courses

CHE
125
Hours
1
Introduction To Chemical Engineering

An introduction to the chemical engineering profession, its history and its career-enabling potential. The course contains selected topics, and alumni seminars covering the full range of career opportunities from emerging areas (nanotechnology, biochemical, multifunctional materials) to those found in the more traditional positions within the chemical, petrochemical and petroleum industries.

CHE
254
Hours
4
Chemical Engineering Calculations

Study of physical and chemical processes and chemical reactions; material and energy balance calculations for single-phase and multiphase systems; simultaneous energy and material balances. Offered fall and spring.

Prerequisite(s): CH 101 or CH 117; and MATH 125 or MATH 145; AEM 121 or AEM 131 or CE 121 or ECE 121 or ENGR 111 or ME 121 or MTE 121 or EE 121 or CS 121
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: CHE 125
CHE
255
C
Hours
4
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

The backbone of thermodynamics theory is based on ideal gas and structured as following: First, establish theory/property model ideal gas pure substance, use ideal gas model to describe real gas by introduce residual property; Second, use theory/property model ideal gas mixture to describe real gas mixture by residual property and partial property; Third, establish theory/property of model ideal solution, use it to describe real solution mixture with excessive property. Computer proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course. Offered fall and spring.

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 103 or ENGR 123 and CHE 254 and MATH 126 or MATH 146
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: MATH 238
Computer Science
CHE
304
Hours
3
Fluid Flow Operations

Equations of momentum and energy transport and their applications to the analysis of fluid process behavior, filtration, fluidization and metering of fluids.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 254 and MATH 126 or MATH 146 and PH 105
CHE
305
C
Hours
3
Separation Processes

Unified approach to the basic calculations and fundamental concepts involved in the design of equilibrium-stage separations processes and continuous contacting equipment. Computer proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 255
Computer Science
CHE
306
Hours
3
Heat Transfer Operations

Study of heat transfer and its application in the design of specific processes and process equipment.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 254, MATH 238, and CHE 304
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: CHE 304
CHE
321
W
Hours
2
Basic Chemical Engineering Laboratory

Basic chemical engineering measurements are made, including temperature, pressure, concentration, and fluid flow. Fundamental and empirical equations are used to analyze mass, energy, and momentum transport. Writing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course. A student who does not write with the skill normally required of an upper-division student will not earn a passing grade, no matter how well the student performs in other areas of the course. Offered both fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 255, CHE 304
Writing
CHE
322
W
Hours
2
Unit Operations Laboratory

Performance tests on chemical engineering unit operations, such as distillation and heat transfer, are designed, operated, and analyzed in a formal report. Writing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course. A student who does not write with the skill normally required of an upper-division student will not earn a passing grade, no matter how well the student performs in other areas of the course. Offered fall and spring semesters. Successful completion of CHE 321 and CHE 322 satisfies the curriculum requirement of CHE 323.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 304 and CHE 305 and CHE 306 and CHE 321
Writing
CHE
323
W
Hours
4
Operations Laboratory

Performance tests on chemical engineering unit operations, such as distillation and heat transfer, are designed, operated, and analyzed in a formal report. Writing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course. A student who does not write with the skill normally required of an upper-division student will not earn a passing grade, no matter how well the student performs in other areas of the course. Offered summer only. Can be replaced by successful completion of CHE 321 and CHE 322.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 304 and CHE 305 and CHE 306
Writing
CHE
324
C
Hours
3
Transport Phenomena

This course will give junior & senior level students a working knowledge of conservation equations for mass, momentum and energy with application to steady-state chemical processes. Computer proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 255 and MATH 238 and CHE 304
Computer Science
CHE
325
UH
Hours
1
ChE Honors Forum

Designed to expose students to the rich array of resources, ideas and experiences of chemical engineering. Emphasis and content based on faculty member's area of expertise.

University Honors
CHE
354
Hours
3
Chemical Reactor Design

Reaction rate equations and comparisons with experimental data; use of rate information for the design of chemical reactors. Offered primarily in the spring semester.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 255, MATH 238
CHE
412
Hours
3
Polymer Materials Engineering

Introduction to the manufacture, processing and applications of organic polymeric materials. This course covers the chemistry of polymer manufacture, the molecular structures of polymers, and the structure-property relationships for thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers. Offered primarily in the spring semester.

Prerequisite(s): CH 102 or CH 118
CHE
413
UH
Hours
3
Honors Polymer Materials Engineering

Introduction to the manufacture, processing and applications of organic polymeric materials. This course covers the chemistry of polymer manufacture, the molecular structures of polymers, and the structure-property relationships for thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers. Honors designation.

Prerequisite(s): CH 102 or CH 118
University Honors
CHE
414
Hours
3
Computer Methods in Chemical Engineering

A survey of common software, data processing, and statistical analysis tools applied to chemical engineering, science, and general interest topics. This course covers the fundamentals of computer programming (coding) and problem solving for chemical engineering students.

Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: CHE 354
CHE
415
UH
Hours
3
Honors Computer Methods in Chemical Engineering

A survey of common software, data processing, and statistical analysis tools applied to chemical engineering, science, and general interest topics. This course covers the fundamentals of computer programming (coding) and problem solving for chemical engineering students. Honors designation.

Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: CHE 354
University Honors
CHE
416
Hours
3
Stem Cell Bioengineering

Introduction to stem cell biology and bioengineering approaches for stem cell-based therapy and related applications. This course will provide special emphasis on the application of chemical engineering skills to bioengineering and development of stem cell-based therapy and diagnostics.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 255 or CHE 418 or CHE 445 or BSC 300 or CH 461
CHE
417
UH
Hours
3
Honors Stem Cell Bioengineering

Introduction to stem cell biology and bioengineering approaches for stem cell-based therapy and related applications. This course will provide special emphasis on the application of chemical engineering skills to bioengineering and development of stem cell-based therapy and diagnostics. Honors designation.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 255 or CHE 418 or CHE 445 or BSC 300 or CH 461
University Honors
CHE
418
Hours
3
Tissue Engineering

Tissue Engineering is an emerging dynamic, experimental science in which engineering and biological science principles are used to develop techniques for improving or restoring the structure and function of tissue. Offered primarily in the fall semester.

Prerequisite(s): CH231 and (BSC 114 or 118)
CHE
419
UH
Hours
3
Honors Tissue Engineering

Tissue Engineering is an emerging dynamic, experimental science in which engineering and biological science principles are applied to develop techniques for improving or restoring the structure and function of tissues and organs.

Prerequisite(s): CH 231 and BSC 114 or BSC 118
University Honors
CHE
440
Hours
3
Health & Safety In The Chemical Process Industry

Health and safety in the chemical process industry that will introduce chemical engineering students to health and safety, regulations and the designs and procedures to meet them in the chemical process. Advanced topics will also be introduced, including current relevant topics such as recent accidents and ways and means of preventing a re-occurrence, advanced models of spills and advanced safety analysis. Senior standing required.

Prerequisite(s): CH 102 or CH 118, and CHE 255 and two of the following courses CHE 304, CHE 305, CHE 306, CHE 324, CHE 354
CHE
441
UH
Hours
3
Honors Health and Safety in the Chemical Process Industry

Health and safety in the chemical process industry that will introduce chemical engineering students to health and safety, regulations and the designs and procedures to meet them in the chemical process. Advanced topics will also be introduced, including current relevant topics such as recent accidents and ways and means of preventing a reoccurrence, advanced models of spills and advanced safety analysis. The CHE 441/540 designation will allow ChE graduate students and qualified senior-level chemical engineering majors to take this course. Several loss prevention topics are more complex than typically assigned to the undergraduate chemical engineering students. Advanced topics may include recent accidents and ways and means of preventing a reoccurrence, advanced models of spills and advanced safety analysis. Greater analysis, synthesis and evaluation-of-knowledge skills will be required for students enrolled in CHE 441/540.

Prerequisite(s): CH 102 or CH 118, CH 255 and completed at least two courses from CHE 304, CHE 305, CHE 306, CHE 324, CHE 354
University Honors
CHE
445
Hours
3
Introduction to Biochemical Engineering

Study of biological processes; application of chemical engineering skills to areas including enzyme kinetics, fermentation, cell growth and metabolic processes. Offered primarily in the spring semester.

Prerequisite(s): CH 231
CHE
446
UH
Hours
3
Honors Intro to Biochemical Engineering

Study of biological processes; application of chemical engineering skills to areas including enzyme kinetics, fermentation, cell growth and metabolic processes. Offered primarily in the spring semester.

Prerequisite(s): CH 231
University Honors
CHE
481
Hours
3
Chemical Process Design I

Technical and economic design of chemical processes and plants. It is required that students complete at least two 300-level ChE classes before enrolling in 481.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 255 plus at least two from CHE 305, CHE 306, CHE 324, CHE 354
CHE
482
W
Hours
3
Chemical Process Design II

Optimal design of chemical processes and plants. Writing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course. A student who does not write with the skill normally required of an upper-division student will not earn a passing grade, no matter how well the student performs in other areas of the course.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 481 and CHE 354
Writing
CHE
491
Hours
1-3
Special Problems

Research combined with practical application and testing. Credit is based on the amount of work undertaken. Students undertaking research project must obtain clearance from the supervising professor before registering.

CHE
492
Hours
3
Special Topics

Various topics relevant to Chemical & Biological Engineering majors.

CHE
493
Hours
3
Process Dynamics & Control

Development of model equations that describe the unsteady-state behavior of chemical processes; automatic control design and analysis emphasizing time-domain methods; introduction to digital computer control.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 255 and MATH 238
CHE
495
UH
Hours
1
Undergraduate Honors Seminar

Presentation of research/practical study results before a group of peers (graduate students, other honors students, faculty and invited guests).

University Honors
CHE
496
UH
Hours
1
Undergrad Honors Seminar

Presentation of research/practical study results before a group of peers (graduate students, other honors students, faculty, and invited guests).

University Honors
CHE
497
UH
Hours
3
Honors Co-op/Internship

This course is designed to allow B.S. Chemical Engineering students to earn credit for work completed through a co-op, internship, research experience for undergraduates (REU) program or other approved activity external to UA. The course focuses on delivery of a presentation on the work completed in the activity with preparation of the presentation materials done with guidance from the instructor to ensure that material is suited to a freshman- or sophomore- level Chemical Engineering class. Students for this course must submit the ChBE Honors Co-Op/Internship/REU Approval Form before the co-op/internship/REU period ends. Students are also required to receive approval by the ChBE Honors Program Chair prior to registration. Honors designation.

Prerequisite(s): Permission and approval by ChBE Honors Program Chair
University Honors
CHE
498
UH
Hours
1-3
Honors Special Problems

Credit is based on the amount of work undertaken. Research or practical study in a chemical engineering area, the outcome of which is a definite result presented in a report, paper, or manuscript. Instructor permission required.

University Honors
CHE
499
UH
Hours
1-3
Honors Special Problems

Credit is based on the amount of work undertaken. Research, teaching assistantship, practical study, honors co-op or internship in a chemical engineering area, the outcome of which is a definite result presented in a report, paper, or manuscript. Instructor or Honors Chair permission required.

University Honors
CHE
512
Hours
3
Polymer Materials Engineering

Introduction to the manufacture, processing, and applications of organic polymeric materials. This course covers the chemistry of polymer manufacture, the molecular structures of polymers, and the structure-property relationships for thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers.

CHE
514
Hours
3
Computer Methods in Chemical Engineering

A survey of common software, data processing, and statistical analysis tools applied to chemical engineering, science, and general interest topics. This course covers the fundamentals of computer programming (coding) and problem solving for chemical engineering students. Offered primarily in the fall semester.

CHE
516
Hours
3
Stem Cell Bioengineering

This course will give introductory knowledge of stem cell biology and various bioengineering approaches used for their study and application.

CHE
518
Hours
3
Tissue Engineering

Tissue engineering is an emerging dynamic, experimental science in which engineering and biological science principles are used to develop techniques for improving or restoring the structure and function of tissue.

CHE
540
Hours
3
Health Safety Chem Process Ind

Health and safety in the chemical process industry that will introduce chemical engineering students to health and safety, regulations and the designs and procedures to meet them in the chemical process. Advanced topics will also be introduced, including current relevant topics such as recent accidents and ways and means of preventing a reoccurrence, advanced models of spills and advanced safety analysis. Several loss prevention topics are more complex than typically assigned to the undergraduate chemical engineering students. Advanced topics may include recent accidents and ways and means of preventing a reoccurrence, advanced models of spills and advanced safety analysis. Greater analysis, synthesis and evaluation-of-knowledge skills will be required.

Prerequisite(s): two courses from (CHE 304, CHE 305, CHE 306, CHE 324, CHE 354)
CHE
545
Hours
3
Introduction to Biochemical Engineering

Study of biological processes, application of chemical engineering skills to areas including enzyme kinetics, fermentation, cell growth, and metabolic processes.

Prerequisite(s): CH 231
CHE
551
Hours
3
Adv Thermodynamics I

Application of thermodynamic principles to chemical and phase equilibria.

CHE
552
Hours
3
Transport Phenomena

Development of the analogy between momentum, energy, and mass transport, with applications.

CHE
553
Hours
3
Computation In Chem Engr

Chemical-engineering applications of advanced calculus, numerical methods, and digital computer techniques, with emphasis on expressing physical situations in mathematical language.

CHE
554
Hours
3
Chemical Reaction Engr

Chemical kinetics theory and experimental techniques. Industrial reactor design by advanced methods.

CHE
591
Hours
1-4
Special Problems

Open to properly qualified graduate students. Advanced work of a research nature. Credit is based on the amount of work completed.

CHE
592
Hours
1-3
Special Problems

Open to properly qualified graduate students. Advanced work of a research nature. Credit is based on the amount of work completed.

CHE
595
Hours
1
Seminar

Discussion of current advances and research in chemical engineering, presented by graduate students and other speakers.

CHE
596
Hours
1
Seminar

Discussion of current advances and research in chemical engineering, presented by graduate students and other speakers.

CHE
598
Hours
1-6
Non-Thesis Research

No description available.

CHE
599
Hours
1-12
Thesis Research

This independent research course partially fulfills required master's-level research thesis hours toward the master's degree in chemical engineering. The course is conducted under the guidance of the thesis advisor. Material covered will be of an advanced nature aimed at providing master's students with an understanding of the latest research and current developments within the field. Discussion and advisor guidance will be directed towards readings of research articles and development of research methodology, with the aim of producing an original research contribution that represents a novel development in the field, or a novel perspective on a pre-existing topic in the field.

CHE
691
Hours
1-3
Special Problems

Problems of current research.

CHE
692
Hours
1-3
Special Problems

Problems of current research.

CHE
695
Hours
1
Seminar

Presentations of dissertation research.

CHE
696
Hours
1
Seminar

Presentations of dissertation research.

CHE
698
Hours
1-6
Non-Dissertation Research

No description available.

CHE
699
Hours
1-12
Dissertation Research

This independent research course partially fulfills required doctoral-level research dissertation hours toward the doctoral degree in chemical engineering. The course is conducted under the guidance of the dissertation advisor. Material covered will be of an advanced nature aimed at providing doctoral students with an understanding of the latest research and current developments within the field. Discussion and advisor guidance will be directed towards readings of research articles and development of research methodology, with the aim of producing an original research contribution that represents a novel development in the field, or a novel perspective on a pre-existing topic in the field.