Chemical Engineering courses

CENG 2110 Material and Energy Balances
Material and Energy Balances
Basic concepts in mass and energy balances are presented in this introduction to chemical process engineering. Properties of pure materials and relevant equations of state are reviewed in illustrative examples.
Pre-requistites: CHEM 1080, MATH 1220.
credit hours: 3

CENG 2120 Thermodynamics I
Thermodynamics I
Concepts of energy, equilibrium, and reversibility are presented in the setting of the theoretical development of classical thermodynamics. Energy conversion cycles and elementary fluid mechanics are used to illustrate applied thermodynamics in chemical process technology.
Pre-requistites: MATH 2210 (Calc III) as pre-/co-requisite CHEM 1080 (Gen Chemistry II) as pre-/co-requisite PHYS 1310 (General Physics I) or instructor approval
credit hours: 3

CENG 2230 Professional Development for Chemical Engineers
Professional Development for Chemical Engineers
This course is designed for students who wish to enhance the soft skills necessary for life-long success as a professional engineer. Topics include effective written and oral communication, resume building, networking, employment search strategies, the interview process, teamwork and critical thinking. Learning will be reinforced through practical activities including a mock interview, a staged networking event and oral presentations with class discussion and feedback.
credit hours: 2

CENG 2320 Transport Phenomena I
Transport Phenomena I
Principles of hydrostatics and fluid mechanics. Emphasis is on mass, energy and momentum balances. Fluid flow through pipes and other types of chemical engineering equipment are considered in detail. The fundamental operations of vector analysis and the development of basic differential equations that govern fluid flow are used to solve representative problems in which viscosity is important.
Pre-requistites: MATH 2210 (Calc III) pre-/co-requisite
Co-requisites: CENG 2120, equivalents or approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

CENG 2500 Introduction to Biotechnology and Biomolecular Engineering
Introduction to Biotechnology and Biomolecular Engineering
This course begins with an introduction to physical and biological properties of cells through cell and molecular biology teachings, and then expands with the application of these principles to the realm of biotechnology. Theory and practice of specific laboratory techniques will be covered and demonstrated, and typical data sets will be interpreted. Applications of biotechnology in the business and medical communities will be discussed.
credit hours: 3

CENG 3020 Chemistry and Engineering Science in the Community
Chemistry and Engineering Science in the Community
This course satisfies the university's public-service requirement. Topics include public outreach, application of engineering principles to community issues, and educating the community on scientific and engineering issues.
Co-requisites: CENG 3890
credit hours: 1

CENG 3110 Thermodynamics II
Thermodynamics II
Basic concepts in physical and chemical equilibria. Systems of variable composition. Chemical reaction equilibria. Thermodynamic analysis of processes. Principles of statistical mechanics. Partition functions.
Pre-requistites: CENG 2120 (Thermodynamics I)
credit hours: 3

CENG 3230 Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineers
Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineers
Numerical solution of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, and ordinary and partial differential equations. Numerical differentiation and integration. Linear and nonlinear regression analysis. Optimization methods. Applications to chemical and biomolecular engineering design-oriented problems. Excel spreadsheets are used for all computations. An introduction to Visual Basic for Applications programming is included. All applications and homework problems are related to Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. A brief introduction to MatLab is included.
Pre-requistites: MATH 2240 (Applied Math [Diff Eq])
credit hours: 3

CENG 3240 Unit Operations Laboratory
Unit Operations Laboratory
Bench scale laboratory experiments in Unit Operations. Report writing, safety, oral presentations, ethics and group activities are emphasized.
Pre-requistites: CENG 3110 (Thermo II), CENG 3390 (Transport II)
credit hours: 4

CENG 3340 Separation Processes
Separation Processes
The analysis and design of mass-transfer based separation processes. Fundamental concepts are derived and applied to representative industrial process configurations. Subject area coverage includes the fundamentals of mass transfer, as well as the design of countercurrent operations such as gas-liquid absorption, distillation, liquid-liquid extraction and leaching.
Pre-requistites: CENG 3390 (Transport II)
credit hours: 3

CENG 3390 Transport Phenomena II
Transport Phenomena II
The analysis of problems in conductive, convective, and radiative heat transfer. The formulation and solution of heat and mass transfer problems by means of shell balances. Exact and numerical solutions to heat and mass transfer problems. Correlations for convective heat transfer. Analogies between heat and mass transfer. The application of basic principles of heat/mass transfer to heat exchange, evaporation, condensation, boiling and drying operations.
Pre-requistites: CENG 2320 Transport I MATH 2240 (Applied Math [Diff Eq])
Co-requisites: MATH 2240 (Applied Math [Diff Eq])
credit hours: 3

CENG 4130 Surface and Colloid Phenomena
Surface and Colloid Phenomena
A study of surface and colloid chemistry. Topics include characterization of particles and surfaces, stability of colloidal systems, interactions of charged particles, and electrokinetic phenomena.
Pre-requistites: CHEM 1080 (General Chemistry II) PHYS 1320 (General Physics II)
credit hours: 3

CENG 4150 Reactor Design
Reactor Design
The design and analysis of chemical, biological, and polymerization reactor systems are achieved by application of the principles of chemical kinetics and equilibrium coupled with mass and energy transport. Specific areas of study include kinetics, ideal reactors, multiple reactor systems, nonideal flow and mixing, and catalysis.
Pre-requistites: MATH 2240 (Applied Math [Diff Eq]) CENG 2120 (Thermo I)
credit hours: 3

CENG 4310 Chemical Process Design Capstone
Chemical Process Design Capstone
The elements of industrial design and supporting economics are presented in the context of a representative design project. Extension of the student's early background in unit operations through practical design considerations including materials of construction is accomplished. Methods are presented for capital and operating cost estimation, raw materials and utilities pricing, and assembly of investment costs, taxes, environmental and other site requirements. Realistic design constraints are included; e.g., economic factors, safety, reliability aesthetics, ethics, and social impact.
Pre-requistites: CENG 4150 (Reactor Design) Senior standing or departmental approval.
credit hours: 3

CENG 4400 Introduction to Gene Therapy
Introduction to Gene Therapy
A survey into the fundamental aspects of gene delivery and their application to gene therapy. Topics include various gene carriers, carrier/DNA interaction and complex formation, complex interactions with cells and cell structures, targeting, gene therapy applications, host response. A knowledge of cell and molecular biology is not required.
credit hours: 3

CENG 4450 Applied Biochemistry I
Applied Biochemistry I
Biochemistry is the study of the chemistry and chemical processes involved with the molecules that are utilized by living organisms. This two-semester series will provide an in-depth coverage of carbon- and nitrogen-containing molecules such as proteins and DNA and certain cofactors. In the first semester enzyme kinetics and catalysis will be covered, along with carbohydrates and their metabolism. The metabolic pathways and associated bioenergetics of glycolysis and the TCA cycle will be examined in detail. The material will be related to everyday life, diet, nutrition, and exercise performance.
Pre-requistites: CHEM 2410/2430, CHEM 2420 (Organic Chemistry II)
credit hours: 3

CENG 4460 Applied Biochemistry II
Applied Biochemistry II
This course is a continuation of CENG 4450 (please refer to the related course description). Principles taught in CENG 4450 will be extended as they are applied to lipids and nitrogen-containing molecules, and the metabolism of each. Example molecules include fats, triglycerides, DNA, amino acids, heme, and urea. The interplay of biochemistry and molecular biology will also be examined.
Pre-requistites: CENG 4450 (Applied Biochemistry I)
credit hours: 3

CENG 4500 Chemical Process Control
Chemical Process Control
An introduction to linear control theory is presented in which processes are described mathematically through transfer functions and conventional three-mode controllers are specified. Other topics are introduced including inverse response, cascade control, feedforward control, dead-time compensation, and multivariable control. Automatic control systems are designed for a number of actual non-linear processes described by computer software.
Pre-requistites: MATH 2240 (Applied Math), CENG 4310 (Process Design)
Co-requisites: CENG 4150 (Reactor Design)
credit hours: 3

CENG 4550 Sol-Gel Science
Sol-Gel Science
A study of chemistry, physics, and applications of sol gel processing. Designs and fabrications of functional and nanostructured materials. Recent advances of sol-gel science in nanotechnology, microelectronics, and biomedical engineering.
credit hours: 3

CENG 4710 Biochemical Engineering
Biochemical Engineering
An advanced course in biochemical engineering. Topics include enzyme catalyzed and cell-associated reactions, engineering aspects of recombinant DNA technology, cell culture, bioreactors and tissue engineering.
Pre-requistites: CENG 2500 or equivalent.
credit hours: 3

CENG 4750 Practice School
Practice School
Students are placed in groups of three or four and are assigned to a project at a local industrial facility, hospital, or government agency. The project is one of current concern to the organization and may range from a study of an operating process to the development of a new process. The projects are open ended and the students are expected to apply the principles of good design practice involving realistic constraints such as economics, safety, reliability, aesthetics, ethics, and social impact. Students normally are assigned to a project which fulfils certain career goals. This internship, under the direction of a faculty member, utilizes engineers and other personnel at the host site. Students are required to submit interim and final written and oral reports.
Pre-requistites: CENG 3240 (Unit Operatings Laboratory) CENG 3340 (Separations) Senior Standing.
Co-requisites: CENG 4150 (Reactor Design)
credit hours: 6

CENG 4770 Advances in Biotechnology
Advances in Biotechnology
The objectives of the course are to enhance understanding of the basic principles of biotechnology and to introduce the most current biotechnology research. Topics include gene therapy, microbial pesticides, genetically engineered food, stem-cell technology and tissue engineering.
credit hours: 3

CENG 4810 Undergraduate Independent Studies
Undergraduate Independent Studies
Under special circumstances, course credit is granted to students undertaking independent research studies. A project adviser should be identified and permission for enrollment filed with the department chair prior to registration.
credit hours: 2-4

CENG 4820 Undergraduate Independent Studies
Undergraduate Independent Studies
Under special circumstances, course credit is granted to students undertaking independent research studies. A project adviser should be identified and permission for enrollment filed with the department chair prior to registration.
credit hours: 3

CENG 4870 Biomolecular and Cellular Engineering
Biomolecular and Cellular Engineering
Introduction to genetic and environmental manipulation of cells for production of proteins and other bioproducts. Topics include biomolecular interactions (protein energetics, binding equilibria, association kinetics), protein aggregation, cloning and gene expression in different host systems, posttranslational processing, and protein engineering. Will include case studies – class discussions of primary literature
Pre-requistites: CENG 2500 or CHEM 3830.
credit hours: 3

CENG 4890 Polymer Engineering and Science
Polymer Engineering and Science
Fundamentals of polymer science and engineering, including synthesis, characterization, properties and processing of polymeric materials. An overview of polymer structure, including classification, tacticity, conformation and configuration will be given. Synthetic techniques will be reviewed, including addition and condensation polymerization and copolymerization. Polymer thermodynamics will be described, including an introduction to Flory-Huggins theory, as well as polymer-polymer miscibility and blends. A brief overview of characterization will be given, including molecular weight and glass transition temperature determination. Properties will be discussed, including mechanical properties of semi-crystalline polymers and elastomers. The time-temperature superposition principle will be described, as well as a brief introduction to processing techniques.
credit hours: 3

CENG 4910 Undergraduate Independent Studies
Undergraduate Independent Studies
Under special circumstances, course credit is granted to students undertaking independent research studies. A project adviser should be identified and permission for enrollment filed with the department chair prior to registration.
credit hours: 1-3

CENG 4920 Undergraduate Independent Studies
Undergraduate Independent Studies
Under special circumstances, course credit is granted to students undertaking independent research studies. A project adviser should be identified and permission for enrollment filed with the department chair prior to registration.
credit hours: 1-4

CENG 6000 Chemical Engineering Research Seminar
Chemical Engineering Research Seminar
Students are exposed to the important research findings, presented by invited speakers as well as by professors and advanced PhD candidates of our own department.
credit hours: 0

CENG 6010 Mathematical Methods for Engineers
Mathematical Methods for Engineers
Review of calculus and ordinary differential equations, series solutions and special functions, complex variables, partial differential equations, and integral transforms.
Pre-requistites: MATH 2240.
credit hours: 3

CENG 6110 Thermodynamics and Properties of Matter
Thermodynamics and Properties of Matter
Molecular thermodynamics of multi-component systems are reviewed with particular attention to separation processes. Thermal and chemical equilibrium properties are examined for pure and mixed fluids.
Pre-requistites: CENG 3110.
credit hours: 3

CENG 6120 Graduate Transport Phenomena
Graduate Transport Phenomena
Mathematical formulation and solution of problems involving theoretical concepts in fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, thermodynamics and elementary reaction theory. Emphasis is placed upon transient transport processes and the associated partial differential equations.
Pre-requistites: CENG 2320, 3330, 3340, and MATH 2210, MATH 2240 or equivalents.
credit hours: 3

CENG 6130 Surface and Colloid Phenomena
Surface and Colloid Phenomena
A study of surface and colloid chemistry. Topics include characterization of particles and surfaces, stability of colloidal systems, interactions of charged particles, and electrokinetic phenomena.
credit hours: 3

CENG 6160 Heterogeneous Catalysis
Heterogeneous Catalysis
A study of the fundamental concepts underlying catalytic processes in the petroleum processing industry and in synthetic fuels research. Topics include molecular theories of adsorption and catalysis, catalyst design and formulation, instrumental methods of catalyst characterization, transport in catalysts, shape-selective catalysis, etc. Applications discussed include catalytic cracking, reforming, hydrodesulfurization, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, direct and indirect coal liquefaction, etc.
credit hours: 3

CENG 6250 Applied Numerical Analysis
Applied Numerical Analysis
Numerical techniques for the solution of mathematical problems in the engineering analysis of systems are presented for computer implementation. Topics include interpolation, integration, solution of systems of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, optimization, and regression. A comparison of numerical solution methods for ordinary and partial differential equations is given. Eigenvalue and split boundary problems are included.
Pre-requistites: CENG 3230 or equivalent, MATH 2240.
credit hours: 3

CENG 6330 Advanced Separations Design
Advanced Separations Design
Design of separations processes based upon newer technologies. Special emphasis is placed upon membrane separations and those processes involving colloidal and surface phenomena.
Pre-requistites: CENG 2320, 3330, 3340 or approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

CENG 6400 Introduction to Gene Therapy
Introduction to Gene Therapy
A survey into the fundamental aspects of gene delivery and their application to gene therapy. Topics include various gene carriers, carrier/DNA interaction and complex formation, complex interactions with cells and cell structures, targeting, gene therapy applications, host response. A knowledge of cell and molecular biology is not required.
credit hours: 3

CENG 6420 Advanced Materials Design
Advanced Materials Design
Fundamentals of condensed matter are elaborated upon, namely bonding, structure, physical properties, phase equilibria and thermodynamics of solids. Characterization of condensed phases as it reviewed. Manipulation of material properties for specific applications is discussed.
Pre-requistites: Consent of instructor.
credit hours: 3

CENG 6450 Applied Biochemistry
Applied Biochemistry
Biochemistry is the study of the chemistry and chemical processes involved with the molecules that are utilized by living organisms. This two-semester series will provide an in-depth coverage of carbon- and nitrogen-containing molecules such as proteins and DNA and certain cofactors. In the first semester enzyme kinetics and catalysis will be covered, along with carbohydrates and their metabolism. The metabolic pathways and associated bioenergetics of glycolysis and the TCA cycle will be examined in detail. The material will be related to everyday life, diet, nutrition, and exercise performance.
Pre-requistites: CHEM 2410/2430.
credit hours: 3

CENG 6460 Applied Biochemistry II
Applied Biochemistry II
This course is a continuation of CENG 6450 (please refer to the related course description). Principles taught in CENG 6450 will be extended as they are applied to lipids and nitrogen-containing molecules, and the metabolism of each. Example molecules include fats, triglycerides, DNA, amino acids, heme, and urea. The interplay of biochemistry and molecular biology will also be examined.
Pre-requistites: CENG 6450.
credit hours: 3

CENG 6550 Sol-Gel Science
Sol-Gel Science
A study of chemistry, physics, and applications of sol gel processing. Designs and fabrications of functional and nanostructured materials. Recent advances of sol-gel science in nanotechnology, microelectronics, and biomedical engineering.
credit hours: 3

CENG 6710 Biochemical Engineering
Biochemical Engineering
An advanced course in biochemical engineering. Topics include enzyme catalyzed and cell-associated reactions, engineering aspects of recombinant DNA technology, cell culture, bioreactors and tissue engineering.
Pre-requistites: CENG 2500 or equivalent.
credit hours: 3

CENG 6770 Advances in Biotechnology
Advances in Biotechnology
The objectives of the course are to enhance understanding of the basic principles of biotechnology and to introduce the most current biotechnology research. Topics include gene therapy, microbial pesticides, genetically engineered food, stem-cell technology and tissue engineering.
credit hours: 3

CENG 6860 Readings and Research
Readings and Research
credit hours: 2-4

CENG 6870 Biomolecular and Cellular Engineering
Biomolecular and Cellular Engineering
Introduction to genetic and environmental manipulation of cells for production of proteins and other bioproducts. Topics include biomolecular interactions (protein energetics, binding equilibria, association kinetics), protein aggregation, cloning and gene expression in different host systems, posttranslational processing, and protein engineering. Will include case studies – class discussions of primary literature
Pre-requistites: CENG 2500 or CHEM 3830.
credit hours: 3

CENG 6890 Polymer Engineering and Science
Polymer Engineering and Science
Fundamentals of polymer science and engineering, including synthesis, characterization, properties and processing of polymeric materials. An overview of polymer structure, including classification, tacticity, conformation and configuration will be given. Synthetic techniques will be reviewed, including addition and condensation polymerization and copolymerization. Polymer thermodynamics will be described, including an introduction to Flory-Huggins theory, as well as polymer-polymer miscibility and blends. A brief overview of characterization will be given, including molecular weight and glass transition temperature determination. Properties will be discussed, including mechanical properties of semi-crystalline polymers and elastomers. The time-temperature superposition principle will be described, as well as a brief introduction to processing techniques.
credit hours: 3

CENG 7120 Thermodynamics of Macromolecules
Thermodynamics of Macromolecules
Thermodynamics is applied to macromolecules. Fundamentals of the thermodynamics of polymers in solution and in the melt. Topics of polymer self-assembly, polymer-surfactant interactions, and polymer nanocomposites are incorporated in the course. Students will learn methods of characterization of polymer thermodynamics using spectroscopy, microscopy and scattering techniques.
Pre-requistites: 6110 or equivalent.
credit hours: 3

CENG 7150 Advanced Reactor Design
Advanced Reactor Design
Coupled reaction and transport phenomena as they are involved in major reactor configurations are studied with attention to data resources and computational capabilities.
credit hours: 3

CENG 7520 Applied Statistical Mechanics
Applied Statistical Mechanics
The course covers the fundamental principles and methods of statistical mechanics. Emphasis is placed on applications to thermodynamics, phase behavior, polymer science and self-assembly phenomena.
credit hours: 3

CENG 7810 Advanced Independent Research
Advanced Independent Research
Research studies performed under faculty tutelage by prior arrangement.
credit hours: 3

CENG 7820 Advanced Independent Research
Advanced Independent Research
Research studies performed under faculty tutelage by prior arrangement.
credit hours: 3

CENG 7880 Polymer Rheology
Polymer Rheology
Non-Newtonian phenomena, material functions and generalized Newtonian fluids, rheometry, linear viscoelasticity, multiphase systems and mixing.
credit hours: 3

CENG 7890 Adv Macromolecular Chemistry and Materials
Adv Macromolecular Chemistry and Materials
This course will cover various topics on the design, synthesis and applications of polymers and nanocomposites. The goals of this course are to teach the students basic polymer science, in particular, polymer synthesis and characterization, and to expose the students to the current-state-of-art polymer research. The representative topics include basic polymer synthesis and characterization, supramolecular assembly, functional polymers, polymeric nanocomposites, biopolymers, and polymeric devices.
credit hours: 3

CENG 7910 Master's Level Research Orientation and Methods
Master's Level Research Orientation and Methods
credit hours: 3

CENG 7920 Master's Level Research Orientation and Methods
Master's Level Research Orientation and Methods
credit hours: 3

CENG 7930 Master's Level Research Orientation and Methods
Master's Level Research Orientation and Methods
credit hours: 3

CENG 7940 Master's Level Research Orientation and Methods
Master's Level Research Orientation and Methods
credit hours: 3

CENG 8910 Doctoral Level Research Seminar
Doctoral Level Research Seminar
credit hours: 3

CENG 8920 Doctoral Level Research Seminar
Doctoral Level Research Seminar
credit hours: 3

CENG 9980 Master's Research
Master's Research
credit hours: 3

CENG 9990 Dissertation Research
Dissertation Research
credit hours: 3

CENG H4990 Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
Students pursuing an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering with high Latin Honors (i.e., Magna or Summa Cum Laude) must register for this course during the Fall Semester of their Senior Year.
credit hours: 3

CENG H5000 Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
Students pursuing an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering with high Latin Honors (i.e., Magna or Summa Cum Laude) must register for this course during the Spring Semester of their Senior Year.
credit hours: 3