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Graduate Courses in Chemical Engineering

5303. Advanced Topics in Chemical Engineering. V:1-3

One or more advanced topics. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours when topic changes.

5305. Graduate Research Project. 3

A graduate research project must be completed and submitted to the Graduate Office for a grade to be assigned, otherwise IP notations are recorded. This course is specifically designed for Plan II and Plan III students. Prerequisite: departmental approval.

5306. Thesis. 3

This course is for Plan I students. The course requires 6 hours of grades, the first 3 hours consisting of completion of a thesis proposal and the last 3 hours consisting of completion of the thesis. Completion of the thesis proposal is a prerequisite for enrollment in the last 3 hours of thesis.

5308. Transport Processes. 3(3-0)

An advanced and unified treatment of fluid mechanics and heat transfer, stressing the fundamental equations of momentum and energy transport and their applications in chemical engineering.

5309. Separation Processes. 3(3-0)

A basic understanding of the concepts underlying the solution, behavior and computation of separation processes is stressed. Both staged and continuous separation methods are considered. (Credit may not be obtained in both CHEN 5309 and NGEN 5309.)

5311. Chemical Process Design and Economics. 3(3-0)

A comprehensive treatment of process design problems with emphasis on the engineering economics of the chemical process industry.

5314. Optimization of Chemical Processes. 3(3-0)

Optimization techniques and their application in the chemical and petroleum industries. (Credit may not be obtained in both CHEN 5314 and NGEN 5314.)

5331. Simulation and Analysis of Chemical Engineering Processes. 3(3-0)

Analytical and numerical techniques for the simulation and analysis of processes and equipment employed in the chemical and petroleum industries.

5333. Chemical and Catalytic Reaction Engineering. 3(3-0)

Analysis of various interactions between physical and chemical rate processes and their influences on the design and control of chemical reactors.

5334. Biochemical Engineering. 3(3-0)

Kinetics of microbial growth and enzyme-catalyzed reactions, mass transfer in bioprocess systems, design and analysis of biological reactors and the recovery of products from such operations.

5336. Rheology. 3(3-0)

The study of non-Newtonian fluid flow behavior. Designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of theoretical as well as practical aspects of the flow of non-Newtonian fluids. (Credit may not be obtained in both CHEN 5336 and NGEN 5336.)

5360. Advanced Natural Gas Processing. 3(3-0)

Study of the latest processes that are utilized in the natural gas industry. It includes analysis, design and optimization of various natural gas processes with considerations of economics, environmental and safety aspects. (Credit may not be obtained in both CHEN 5360 and NGEN 5360.)

5361. Advanced Process Dynamics and Control. 3(3-0)

Fundamentals of modern process control theory are covered and applied to control applications in the chemical and petroleum industries. (Credit may not be obtained in both CHEN 5361 and NGEN 5361.)

5371. Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics. 3(3-0)

The general equations of multicomponent-multiphase systems, with application to phase equilibria and chemical reaction equilibria. Prerequisite: CHEN 3371.

5401. Advanced Problems in Chemical Engineering. V:1-4

Individual or group research on advanced problems conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. Maximum credit 8 semester hours.

To earn graduate credit for any undergraduate course authorized in the graduate catalog, the student must complete an extra assignment of graduate level quality that is not required of undergraduate students. The following advanced undergraduate courses have been approved by the Graduate Council for graduate credit: CHEN 4278-CHEN 4279. Unit Operations Laboratory. CHEN 4373. Kinetics and Reactor Design. CHEN 4381. Energy Conversion and the Environment. CHEN 4383. Natural Gas Processes. CHEN 4386. Air Pollution Control. CHEN 4388. Process Heat Transfer. CHEN 4389. Mass Transfer Phenomena.

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