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Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering

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Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering

voiland.wsu.edu
Wegner Hall 105
509-335-4332

Interim Director, Associate Professor and Paul Hohenschuh Distinguished Professor, A. Kostyukova; Voiland Distinguished Professors, N. Kruse, Y. Wang; Professors, B. Ahring, H. Beyenal, S. Ha, J. N. Petersen, P. Pfromm, M. Rezac, K. Schulz, B. J. Van Wie; Associate Professors, W. Dong, D. Lin, H. Lin, J-S. McEwen, S. Saunders, A. Vasavada, X. Zhang; Assistant Professors, D. Thiessen, D. Tolkatchev, X. Wang, D. Wu; Professors Emeriti, D. C. Davis, H. Davis, C. F. Ivory K. C., Liddell, R. Mahalingam, R. C. Miller, W. J. Thomson, R. Zollars.

The mission of the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering is to deliver academic programs in Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering that advance the boundaries of knowledge, educate competent engineering professionals, and contribute to the needs of society. Faculty, staff, and students engage in discovery, teaching, application, and integration, along with periodic review of achievement, to develop practitioners and scholars prepared to make meaningful and responsible contributions to society.

The Program Educational Objectives for baccalaureate degree programs in Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering define achievements of which these graduates are capable.  As appropriate for their chosen career paths, within five to ten years of graduation, program graduates will be able to:

  1. Engage successfully in graduate or professional education or entry-level employment.
  2. Perform responsibly and professionally in their chosen career paths.
  3. Exhibit continued growth of effective communication and collaboration skills.
  4. Demonstrate ongoing development of competent and innovative problem solving skills.
  5. Continue learning and accept increasing levels of responsibility over time.

These long-term educational objectives will be achieved through development of our Student Outcomes in a culture of integration and engagement. Student Outcomes lay a solid, well-rounded foundation from which to build longer-term capabilities. Systemic integration of theory and practice deepens students’ understanding and builds confidence they will need for bold innovation and lifelong learning. Frequent engagement of students with peers, faculty, and external constituencies builds their interpersonal skills, refines their understanding, and leads them to opportunities for advanced study or employment. Dedicated faculty who effectively teach, mentor, refer, and model professional behaviors prepare our graduates for the professional world.

The school offers courses of study leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy, with a focus in chemical engineering. We also graduate students who receive the Master of Science in Engineering and the Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Science with an emphasis in bioengineering.

Chemical Engineering

The curriculum in chemical engineering provides thorough knowledge of basic science and engineering. This includes material and energy balances, chemical and physical equilibria, rate processes, and economic balances. With such training, graduates may participate in the design and operation of chemically based products or they may engage in research leading to new or improved chemical processes, products, and uses. Graduates also find rewarding work in plant operation, plant management, university teaching, sales-service, and other functions requiring chemical engineering training. Many students also use their educations in chemical engineering as preparation for other professional degrees such as medicine or law. The chemical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Student Learning Outcomes

To guide our student activities in developing the skills to meet the School's objectives we will monitor their attainment of the Student Outcomes as set forth by ABET.  These are: 1) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics, 2) an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors, 3) an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences, 4) an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts, 5) an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives, 6) an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions, and 7) an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

In addition to these Outcomes we will also monitor the program criteria for chemical, biochemical, biomolecular or similarly named engineering programs, as set forth by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).  These criteria are, respectively:  “The curriculum must provide (1) a thorough grounding in the basic sciences including chemistry, physics, and biology, with some content at an advanced level, as appropriate to the objectives of the program. The curriculum must include (2) the engineering application of these basic sciences to the design, analysis, and control of chemical, physical, and/or biological processes, including the hazards associated with these processes.” (Numerals added to original AIChE statement).

Online at:  https://voiland.wsu.edu/undergraduate/che/

Bioengineering

Bioengineering is an engineering discipline that integrates engineering and life sciences to address issues important to human and animal well-being and to society at large. As such, the educational objective of the BS Bioengineering degree is to prepare graduates for productive employment, advanced study, or professional programs where they apply principles and methods of both engineering and life sciences to solve problems affecting human and animal health and well-being. Graduates may apply their expertise in human and animal medicine, biotechnology, or related biology-based engineering fields.

With these integrated science and engineering skills, bioengineering graduates are able to make valuable contributions to human and animal health care and environments, bio-based product development, and biotechnology. At Washington State University, bioengineering cooperates with and finds applications in numerous disciplines of engineering, veterinary medicine, and medical sciences. The bioengineering curriculum easily accommodates pre-medical, pre-dental, and pre-veterinary requirements for those students wishing to apply to professional schools in health care fields. The bioengineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Student Learning Outcomes

Bioengineering graduates are able to demonstrate the following Student Outcomes: 

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Online at  https://voiland.wsu.edu/undergraduate/be/

Computer Requirement

All Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering students are required to purchase laptop computers. Computer requirements are described at https://voiland.wsu.edu/undergraduate/computer-requirement/.

 Transfer Students

Students who are planning to transfer to Chemical Engineering or Bioengineering at Washington State University from other institutions should coordinate their programs with the school to establish a schedule of studies leading to the bachelor’s degree. This is desirable because of sophomore professional requirements and course sequences. A strong preparation in chemistry, mathematics (through differential equations), and physics is necessary prior to transfer to minimize the time required at Washington State University to complete bachelor’s degree requirements. Inquiries concerning specific questions are welcomed. 

Preparation for Graduate Study

As preparation for work toward an advanced degree in Chemical Engineering, a student should have completed the equivalent of the following chemical engineering schedule of studies. A Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from an institution with an ABET accredited program normally will satisfy this requirement.

Students seeking advanced training in bioengineering should use the Engineering Science degree program. Such students should have completed the equivalent of the bioengineering program outlined above. A Bachelor of Science degree from any ABET accredited engineering program would normally satisfy this requirement.

Special programs are also available for students with bachelor’s degrees in chemistry, biology, or other areas of science who wish to obtain advanced degrees.




Schedules of Studies

Honors students complete the Honors College requirements which replace the UCORE requirements.


Bioengineering - General Option (120 Credits)

Students who plan to pursue pre-med studies should consult their advisor for further information about appropriate courses.

Admission to the Major Criteria – Bioengineering Program

Incoming first-year students, transfer students, and students changing from a different major may be admitted to the Bioengineering degree program upon completion of MATH 171 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment, and CHEM 105 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment. To remain in the major the student must earn a grade of C or better in all courses and maintain good academic standing (i.e. a 2.0 or higher GPA each term and an overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 at WSU).

Students who are deficient under the University’s Academic Regulations 38 and 39 or whose GPA in Bioengineering courses falls below 2.0 are subject to loss of eligibility of the major. The Bioengineering undergraduate studies committee will determine the eligibility for readmission and probation conditions for students who are deficient and apply for re-entry into the major.
First Year
First TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
CHEM 105 [PSCI]4
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
ENGR 12012
MATH 171 [QUAN]4
Second TermCredits
BIO ENG 1401
BIOLOGY 107 [BSCI]4
CHEM 106 or 1164
HISTORY 105 [ROOT] or 305 [ROOT]3
MATH 172 or 1824
Second Year
First TermCredits
BIO ENG 2051
CHE 2013
Humanities [HUM]3
MATH 220 or 2302 or 3
MATH 273 or 2832
PHYSICS 201 and 211, or 2054 or 5
Second TermCredits
BIO ENG 2102
CE 2113
MATH 3153
PHYSICS 202 and 212, or 2064 or 5
STAT 370 or 4233
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
BIO ENG 3103
BIO ENG 3213
BIO ENG 322 [M]1
BIO ENG 3503
E E 2613
Second TermCredits
BIO ENG 3303
BIO ENG 3404
Bioengineering Elective23
Diversity [DIVR]3
ECONS 101 [SSCI], 102 [SSCI], or 1983
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
BIO ENG 410 [M]3
BIO ENG 4404
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
Technical Electives36
Second TermCredits
BIO ENG 411 [CAPS]3
Bioengineering Electives23
Technical Electives36
Elective1
Complete BIO ENG Exit Interview

Footnotes
13 credit 300-400-level engineering course may be substituted for ENGR 120 by approval of advisor.
2Bioengineering Electives (6 credits): Must have a BIO ENG subject, selected from the following: BIO ENG 425, 435, 455, 476, or 481.
3Technical Electives (12 credits): Approved courses include BIOLOGY 106, 251, CPT S 121, E E 214, 262, ME 116, 212, 216, MSE 201, PHIL 365, or any 300-400 level BIO ENG, BIOLOGY, CE, CHE, CHEM, CPT S, E E, MATH, MBIOS, ME, MSE, NEUROSCIENCE, PHYSICS, or STAT course as approved by advisor. Must include sufficient 300-400-level courses to meet University requirement of 40 credits upper-division coursework.

Bioengineering - Pre-Med Option (127 Credits)

Students who plan to pursue pre-med studies should consult their advisor for further information about appropriate courses.

Admission to the Major Criteria – Bioengineering Program
Incoming first-year students, transfer students, and students changing from a different major may be admitted to the Bioengineering degree program upon completion of MATH 171 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment, and CHEM 105 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment. To remain in the major the student must earn a grade of C or better in all courses and maintain good academic standing (i.e. a 2.0 or higher GPA each term and an overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 at WSU).

Students who are deficient under the University’s Academic Regulations 38 and 39 or whose GPA in Bioengineering courses falls below 2.0 are subject to loss of eligibility of the major. The Bioengineering undergraduate studies committee will determine the eligibility for readmission and probation conditions for students who are deficient and apply for re-entry into the major.
First Year
First TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
CHEM 105 [PSCI]4
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
ENGR 12012
MATH 171 [QUAN]4
Second TermCredits
BIO ENG 1401
BIOLOGY 107 [BSCI]4
CHEM 106 or 1164
HISTORY 105 [ROOT] or 305 [ROOT]3
MATH 172 or 1824
Second Year
First TermCredits
BIO ENG 2051
BIOLOGY 1064
CHE 2013
MATH 220 or 2302 or 3
MATH 273 or 2832
PHYSICS 201 and 211, or 2054 or 5
Second TermCredits
BIO ENG 2102
CE 2113
MATH 3153
PHYSICS 202 and 212, or 2064 or 5
STAT 370 or 4233
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
BIO ENG 3103
BIO ENG 3213
BIO ENG 322 [M]1
CHEM 3454
E E 2613
MBIOS 3014
Second TermCredits
BIO ENG 3303
BIO ENG 3404
CHEM 3484
MBIOS 303 or CHEM 3704
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
BIO ENG 3503
BIO ENG 410 [M]3
BIO ENG 4404
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
Diversity [DIVR]3
Second TermCredits
BIO ENG 411 [CAPS]3
Bioengineering Electives26
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI] or 1983
Humanities [HUM]3
Complete BIO ENG Exit Interview

Footnotes
13 credit 300-400 level engineering course may be substituted for ENGR 120 by approval of advisor.
2Bioengineering Electives (6 credits): Must have a BIO ENG subject, selected from the following: BIO ENG 425, 435, 455, 476, or 481.

Chemical Engineering - General (124 Credits)

At least 63 of the total hours required for this degree must be in 300-400-level courses.

Admission to the Major Criteria – Chemical Engineering Program
Incoming first-year students, transfer students, and students changing from a different major may be admitted to the Chemical Engineering degree program upon completion of MATH 171 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment, and CHEM 105 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment. To remain in the major the student must earn a grade of C or better in all CHE courses, earn a grade of C or better in all required electives, and maintain good academic standing (i.e. a 2.0 or higher GPA each term and an overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 at WSU).

Students who are deficient under the University’s Academic Regulations 38 and 39 or whose GPA in CHE courses falls below 2.0 are subject to loss of eligibility of the major. The Chemical Engineering undergraduate studies committee will determine the eligibility for readmission and probation conditions for students who are deficient and apply for re-entry into the major.

Graduation Requirements
No Washington State University courses listed in this schedule of study may be taken on a pass/fail basis. With the exception of CHE 488, 495, 498, 499 and ENGR 489, all listed CHE courses, required electives, and the prerequisites to these courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
First Year
First TermCredits
CHE 1011
CHEM 105 [PSCI]4
Diversity [DIVR]3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT] or 305 [ROOT]3
MATH 171 [QUAN]4
Second TermCredits
BIOLOGY 106 [BSCI], 107 [BSCI], or 110 [BSCI]3 or 4
CHE 11012
CHEM 106 or 1164
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MATH 172 or 1824
Second Year
First TermCredits
CHE 2013
CHEM 3454
Humanities [HUM]3
MATH 273 or 2832
PHYSICS 201 and 211, or 2054 or 5
Second TermCredits
CHE 2113
CHEM 348 or MBIOS 303 4
MATH 220 or 2302 or 3
MATH 3153
PHYSICS 202 and 212, or 2064 or 5
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
CHE 3013
CHE 3103
CHEM 3313
CHEM 333 or 334 [M]1 or 2
Technical Elective1,23
Second TermCredits
CHE 3213
CHE 3323
CHE 3343
CHE 4981
ENGLISH 402 [WRTG] [M] or 403 [WRTG] [M]3
STAT 4233
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
CHE 3523
CHE 432 [M]3
CHE 4413
CHE 4503
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI] or 1983
Second TermCredits
CHE 433 [M]2
CHE 451 [M] [CAPS]3
CHE Elective1,36
Technical Elective1,23
Exit Interview

Footnotes
1Three credit 300-400-level CHE course may be substituted for CHE 110 by approval of advisor. The CHE course can be included as three credits of the CHE or Technical Electives.
2Technical Electives (6 credits): MSE 201 or any 300-400-level BIO ENG, CHEM, CHE, CE, E E, ENGR, MATH, ME, MSE, PHYSICS, or STAT course as approved by advisor.
3CHE Electives (6 credits): Any 400-level CHE course not used to fulfill major requirements. A maximum of 3 credits is allowed in CHE 488, 495, and 499 combined.


Courses

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Bioengineering (BIO_ENG)

Spring 2021 Summer 2021 Fall 2021 


140 Introduction to Bioengineering 1 Seminar on current topics and issues in bioengineering; career options in bioengineering. Typically offered Spring. S, F grading.

205 Bioengineering Professional Preparation and Ethics 1 Professional preparation for careers in bioengineering; ethical, social, and professional issues in bioengineering. Typically offered Fall. S, F grading.

210 Bioengineering Analysis 2 (1-3) Course Prerequisite: CHE 201 with a C or better; MATH 220 or concurrent enrollment. Analytical problem solving, modeling and computer methods for bioengineering applications. Typically offered Spring and Summer.

310 Introduction to Transport Processes 3 Course Prerequisite: MATH 315 and CHE 101 and CHE 211, each with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; OR MATH 315 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment and BIO ENG 205 with an S or concurrent enrollment; admitted major in Chem Engr or Bioengr. Fundamentals of the phenomena governing the transport of momentum, energy, and mass. (Crosslisted course offered as CHE 310, BIO ENG 310).

321 Mechanics of Biological Materials 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 211 with a C or better; admitted to the major in Bioengineering. Mechanical behavior of biological and engineering materials; relationships between external loads and internal stresses and strains within a structure. Typically offered Fall.

322 [M] Mechanics of Biological Materials Lab 1 (0-3) Course Prerequisite: BIO ENG 321 or concurrent enrollment; and STAT 370 or concurrent enrollment or STAT 423 or concurrent enrollment; admitted to the major in Bioengineering. Laboratory experiments focused on mechanics of biological and engineering materials; experimental design and statistical analysis of data; scientific writing. Typically offered Fall.

330 Bioinstrumentation 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: E E 261 with a C or better; admitted to the major in Bioengineering. Principles of instrumentation applicable to bioengineering systems; experimental design for measurement systems. Typically offered Spring.

340 Unified Systems Bioengineering I 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: BIO ENG 210 or concurrent enrollment; E E 261 with a C or better; admitted to the major in Bioengineering. Foundation for dynamic modeling and design of physiological systems; part one of two-semester course. Typically offered Spring.

350 Introduction to Cellular Bioengineering 3 Course Prerequisite: MATH 315 with a C or better; admitted to the major in Bioengineering. Integrating cellular biology and engineering science by applying quantitative engineering principles for development of cellular-based materials, diagnostic devices and sensor designs. Typically offered Fall.

410 [M] Bioengineering Capstone Project I 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: BIO ENG 321 with a C or better; BIO ENG 322 with a C or better; BIO ENG 330 with a C or better; BIO ENG 340 with a C or better. Part I of capstone engineering design project; customer needs, design requirements, conceptual design, business assessment, project proposal, and presentation. Typically offered Fall.

411 [CAPS] Bioengineering Capstone Project II 3 (2-2) Course Prerequisite: BIO ENG 410 with a C or better; senior standing. Detailed design and business case for a biological engineering-related process, machine, structure, or system. Recommended preparation: ECONS 101 or 102. Typically offered Spring.

425 Biomechanics 3 Course Prerequisite: BIO ENG 321 with a C or better or CE 215 with a C or better; MATH 315 with a C or better. Methods for analysis of rigid body and deformable mechanics; application to biological tissue, especially bone, cartilage, ligaments, tendon and muscle. (Crosslisted course offered as BIO ENG 425/525, ME 525). Credit not granted for more than one of BIO ENG 425, BIO ENG 525, or ME 525. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Spring.

435 Bioelectric Phenomena and Devices 3 Course Prerequisite: E E 261 or 304; junior standing. The electrophysiology of excitable tissues (neurons and muscle) and human health applications involving recording activity or stimulating these tissues. Engineering principles are integrated with neural physiology for design and analysis of biomedical devices. Typically offered Even Years - Spring.

440 Unified Systems Bioengineering II 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: BIO ENG 210 with a C or better; BIO ENG 340 with a C or better. Continuation of BIO ENG 340; emphasis on feedback control system analysis and design, with examples from physiological systems. Typically offered Fall.

455 Metabolic Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: BIO ENG 210 or CHE 211; CHE 201; MATH 220; MATH 315. Understanding metabolic properties of organisms such that cells can be modified for use as biochemical plants to produce desired bioproducts. (Crosslisted course offered as BIO ENG 455, CHE 474). Typically offered Fall.

475 Introduction to Biochemical Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 321 and 332 each with a C or better, OR BIO ENG 310, and 340, and 350 each with a C or better. Application of chemical engineering principles to the processing of biological and biochemical materials. (Crosslisted course offered as CHE 475, BIO ENG 475.) Typically offered Fall.

476 Biomedical Engineering Principles 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 310 with a C or better. The application of chemical engineering principles to biomedical processes. (Crosslisted course offered as CHE 476, BIO ENG 476.)

481 Advanced Topics in Bioengineering V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: Junior standing; instructor permission. Advanced topics in bioengineering. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

488 Professional Practice Coop/Internship I V 1-2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Practicum for students admitted to the VCEA Professional Practice and Experiential Learning Program; integration of coursework with on-the-job professional experience. (Crosslisted course offered as ENGR 488, BIO ENG 488, CHE 488, CE 488, CPT S 488, E E 488, ME 488, MSE 488, SDC 488). Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

495 Internship in Bioengineering V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: BIO ENG 205; junior standing; instructor permission. Work experience related to academic learning. Typically offered Fall and Summer. S, F grading.

499 Special Problems in Bioengineering V 1-4 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; instructor permission. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

525 Biomechanics 3 Methods for analysis of rigid body and deformable mechanics; application to biological tissue, especially bone, cartilage, ligaments, tendon and muscle. (Crosslisted course offered as BIO ENG 425/525, ME 525). Credit not granted for more than one of BIO ENG 425, BIO ENG 525, or ME 525. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Spring.

541 Systems Bioengineering 3 Physiological systems emphasizing the cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, endocrine, musculoskeletal, nervous and sensory systems. Typically offered Spring.

550 Cellular Bioengineering 3 Cellular biology integrated with engineering science; cellular phenomena from an engineering perspective; quantitative engineering principles for cellular-based materials, diagnostic devise and sensor designs. Typically offered Fall.


Chemical Engineering (CHE)

Spring 2021 Summer 2021 Fall 2021 

 


101 Overview of Chemical Engineering 1 Current topics, issues, and career options in Chemical Engineering. Typically offered Fall.

110 Introduction to Chemical Engineering 2 Course Prerequisite: CHE 101 with a C or better; CHEM 105 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 106, 331, 345, or 348; MATH 171 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in MATH 172, 182, 273, or 315. Introduction to chemical engineering; development of problem solving skills. Typically offered Spring.

201 Chemical Process Principles and Calculations 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 110 with a C or better, or BIO ENG 140 with an S, or junior standing; CHEM 106 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 331, 345, or 348; MATH 172 or 182 with a C or better, or concurrent enrollment in MATH 273 or 315. Fundamental concepts of chemical engineering; problem-solving techniques and applications in stoichiometry, material and energy balances, and phase equilibria. Typically offered Fall and Summer.

211 Process Simulation 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 201 with a C or better; MATH 315 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment. Computer solutions to problems in chemical engineering processing. Typically offered Spring and Summer.

301 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 101 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; CHE 211 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; CHEM 331 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; admitted to the major in Chemical Engineering. Basic concepts and laws; property relationships; compression and liquefaction; phase equilibria; reaction equilibria; applications in stagewise processing. Typically offered Fall.

310 Introduction to Transport Processes 3 Course Prerequisite: MATH 315 and CHE 101 and CHE 211, each with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; OR MATH 315 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment and BIO ENG 205 with an S or concurrent enrollment; admitted major in Chem Engr or Bioengr. Fundamentals of the phenomena governing the transport of momentum, energy, and mass. (Crosslisted course offered as CHE 310, BIO ENG 310). Typically offered Fall.

321 Kinetics and Reactor Design 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 301 with a C or better; CHEM 331 with a C or better; MATH 315 with a C or better; admitted to the major in Chemical Engineering. Chemical reaction kinetics applied to the design of reactors, non-ideal flow, mixing, catalysis. Typically offered Spring.

332 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 301 with a C or better; CHE 310 with a C or better; admitted to the major in Chemical Engineering. Design calculations, operations, and evaluation of equipment used in fluid flow, heat transfer, and evaporation. Typically offered Spring.

334 Chemical Engineering Separations 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 301 with a C or better; CHE 310 with a C or better; CHEM 345 with a C or better; admitted to the major in Chemical Engineering. Design and evaluation of equipment used in continuous contacting. Typically offered Spring.

352 Chemical Process Safety 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 321 with a C or better; CHE 332 with a C or better; admitted to the major in Chemical Engineering. Introduction to technical fundamentals of chemical process safety. Typically offered Fall.

422 Catalysis: From Fundamentals to Industrial Applications 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 301 with a C or better; CHE 321 with a C or better. An introduction to modern catalysis systems for chemical engineers, with an emphasis on heterogeneous catalysis. Typically offered Spring.

432 [M] Chemical Engineering Lab I 3 (1-6) Course Prerequisite: CHE 321 and 334 with a C or better; CHE 332 with a C or better or concurrent; CHE 352 with a C or better or concurrent; ENGLISH 402 or 403 with a C or better or concurrent; STAT 423 with a C or better; admitted to Chemical Engr. Statistical design and analysis of experiments; safety; experiments in heat and mass transfer; separations, other unit operations, kinetics, control; technical reports and presentations. Typically offered Fall.

433 [M] Chemical Engineering Lab II 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 hours. Course Prerequisite: CHE 432 with a C or better. Laboratory experiments in heat and mass transfer; separations, other unit operations, kinetics, control; design calculations; technical reports and presentations. Typically offered Spring.

441 Process Control 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 321 with a C or better; CHE 332 with a C or better; CHE 334 with a C or better; admitted to the major in Chemical Engineering. Measuring instruments, automatic control, process and instrument characteristics and theory applied to industrial control problems. Typically offered Fall.

450 Chemical Process Analysis and Design I 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 321 with a C or better; CHE 332 with a C or better; CHE 334 with a C or better; CHE 352 with a C or better or concurrent; ENGLISH 402 or 403 with a C or better or concurrent; admitted to the major in Chemical Engineering. Chemical engineering design; computer tools; safety and environmental constraints; cost and equipment optimization. Typically offered Fall.

451 [CAPS] [M] Chemical Process Analysis and Design II 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 450 with a C or better. Development, design, and economic evaluation of chemical and related processes as practiced in industry. Typically offered Spring.

461 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: MATH 315; admitted to a major in engineering or physical sciences; senior standing. Applied nuclear physics; application to the nuclear fuel cycle and nuclear reactor core design; nuclear reactor systems and safety. (Crosslisted course offered as ME 461, CHE 461). Typically offered Fall.

462 Applied Electrochemistry 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 301 with a C or better; CHE 310 with a C or better; CHE 321 with a C or better; CHEM 331 with a C or better; admitted to the major in Chemical Engineering. Thermodynamics, kinetics, and transport processes that occur in a simple model electrochemical system and how to apply them into more complicated real systems. Typically offered Spring.

463 Introduction to Upstream/Midstream Technology 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 301. An introduction for chemical engineers to oil and gas exploration, production, transportation, and storage. Typically offered Fall.

465 Integrated Envirochemical Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 321 with a C or better; CHE 334 with a C or better. Application of chemical engineering principles in assessment and remediation of industrial problems in air pollution, water pollution, and solid and hazardous waste. Typically offered Spring.

474 Metabolic Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: BIO ENG 210 or CHE 211; CHE 201; MATH 220; MATH 315. Understanding metabolic properties of organisms such that cells can be modified for use as biochemical plants to produce desired bioproducts. (Crosslisted course offered as BIO ENG 455, CHE 474). Typically offered Fall.

475 Introduction to Biochemical Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 321 and 332 each with a C or better, OR BIO ENG 310, and 340, and 350 each with a C or better. Application of chemical engineering principles to the processing of biological and biochemical materials. (Crosslisted course offered as CHE 475, BIO ENG 475.) Typically offered Fall.

476 Biomedical Engineering Principles 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 310 with a C or better. The application of chemical engineering principles to biomedical processes. (Crosslisted course offered as CHE 476, BIO ENG 476.) Typically offered Spring.

481 Special Topics in Chemical Engineering V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Pulp and paper processing, advanced separations, and atomistic methods in chemical engineering. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

485 Interfacial Phenomena 3 Chemical and physical nature of the interface including the molecular basis for interfacial forces and resulting macroscopic phenomena. Credit not granted for both CHE 485 and 585. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Spring.

488 Professional Practice Coop/Internship I V 1-2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Practicum for students admitted to the VCEA Professional Practice and Experiential Learning Program; integration of coursework with on-the-job professional experience. (Crosslisted course offered as ENGR 488, BIO ENG 488, CHE 488, CE 488, CPT S 488, E E 488, ME 488, MSE 488, SDC 488). Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

495 Chemical Engineering Internship 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 hours. Students work full time in engineering assignments in approved industries with prior approval of advisor and industrial supervisor. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

498 Technical Seminar 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hours. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major in Chemical Engineering. Typically offered Spring. S, F grading.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; instructor permission. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

510 Transport Processes 3 Transport of mass, energy, and momentum; unsteady and steady states as applied to chemical processing; macroscopic and microscopic analyses. Typically offered Fall. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

527 Chemical Thermodynamics 3 Thermodynamic laws for design and optimization of thermodynamic systems, equations of state, properties of ideal and real fluids and fluid mixtures, stability, phase equilibrium, chemical equilibrium; applications of thermodynamic principles. Typically offered Fall. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

529 Chemical Engineering Kinetics 3 Interpretation of kinetic data and design of nonideal chemical reactors; fundamentals of heterogeneous catalysis, catalyst preparation, characterization, and theory. Typically offered Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

541 Chemical Engineering Analysis 3 Mathematical analysis of chemical engineering operations and processes; mathematical modeling and computer application. Typically offered Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

549 Biochemical Conversion Laboratory 2 (1-3) Analytical techniques in biomass characterization; bioproduct/biofuel production from renewable biomass including biochemical processes. Typically offered Spring.

560 Biochemical Engineering 3 Chemical engineering applied to biological systems; fermentation processes, biochemical reactor design, downstream processing, transport phenomena in biological systems, biochemical technology. Typically offered Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

574 Protein Biotechnology 3 Biotechnology related to the isolation, modification and large scale commercial production, patenting and marketing of useful recombinant proteins and products. (Crosslisted course offered as MPS 574, CHE 574, MBIOS 574). Recommended preparation: MBIOS 513. Typically offered Even Years - Spring.

581 Advanced Topics in Chemical Engineering V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Filtration, reaction engineering, two-phase flow, non-Newtonian fluids, interfacial phenomena, fluidization, novel separations, biomedical engineering. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

585 Interfacial Phenomena 3 Chemical and physical nature of the interface including the molecular basis for interfacial forces and resulting macroscopic phenomena. Credit not granted for both CHE 485 and 585. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Spring.

596 Research Methods and Presentation 3 Establish sound practices for responsible conduct of graduate research and ethics; techniques used for performing thorough literature searches, establishing and testing research hypotheses, and successful presentation of research results. Typically offered Fall.

597 Research Methods and Presentation II 2 Establishing sound practices for presentation of research programs and research results. Typically offered Spring.

598 Research Seminar 1 May be repeated for credit. Seminar presentations on current topics in chemical engineering research. Typically offered Fall and Spring. S, F grading.

700 Master's Research, Thesis, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their master's research, thesis and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 700 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

702 Master's Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master's degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the Chemical Engineering or Engineering Science PhD program. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

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