UVa Course Catalog (Unofficial, Lou's List)
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Chemical Engineering
CHE 2202Thermodynamics (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Includes the formulation and analysis of the first and second laws of thermodynamics; energy conservation; concepts of equilibrium, temperature, energy, and entropy; partial molar properties; pure component and mixture equations of state; processes involving energy transfer as work and heat; reversibility and irreversibility; and closed and open systems and cyclic processes. Prerequisite: APMA 2120
CHE 2215Material and Energy Balances (3.00)
Introduces the field of chemical engineering, including material and energy balances applied to chemical processes, physical and thermodynamic properties of multi-component systems. Three lecture and one discussion hour. Prerequisite: CHEM 1610, APMA 1110.
CHE 2216Modeling and Simulation in Chemical Engineering (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Mathematical and computational tools for the analysis and simulation of chemical processes and physicochemical phenomena. Mathematical and numerical methods. Three lecture and one laboratory hour. Prerequisite: CS 1110, APMA 2130, CHE 2215.
CHE 2246Introduction to Biotechnology (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Introduction to the fundamentals of biochemistry and molecular and cell biology emphasizing their relevance to industrial applications of biotechnology. Three lecture hours. Prerequisite: CHEM 1610.
Course was offered Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
CHE 3316Chemical Thermodynamics and Staged Unit Operations (4.00)
Principles of chemical thermodynamics developed and applied to chemical and phase equilibria. Principles and methods for staged separation processes including distillation, absorption and stripping, extraction, and adsorption systems. Four Lecture Hours. Prerequisite: CHE 2202, 2215, or equivalent.
CHE 3318Chemical Reaction Engineering (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Determination of rate equations for chemical reactions from experimental data. Use of kinetics and transport relations in the design of both batch and continuous reactors; homogeneous, heterogeneous, uncatalyzed and catalyzed reactions. Three lecture hours. Prerequisite: CHE 2216, 3316; corequisite: CHE 3322.
CHE 3321Transport Processes I: Momentum Transfer (3.00)
Fundamental principles of momentum transport will be discussed and mathematical methods will be used to describe transport in steady state and unsteady state situations. This course will emplasize the application of these principles and quantitative relations to fluid flow problems. Three lecture hours . Prerequisite: APMA 2130, CHE 2215, 2216
CHE 3322Transport Processes II: Heat and Mass Transfer (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Fundamental concepts of heat and mass transfer; applications of these concepts and material and energy conservation calculations for design of heat exchanger and packed absorption/stripping columns. Four lecture hours. Prerequisites: CHE 2216, 3316, 3321
CHE 3347Biochemical Engineering (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Quantitative engineering aspects of industrial applications of biology including the microbial synthesis of commercial products, environmental biotechnology, and the manufacture of biopharmaceuticals through recombinant microorganisms, transgenic animals, and plants. Three lecture hours. Prerequisite: CHE 2246, CHE 3321, or instructor permission; corequisite: CHE 3318, 3322 or instructor permission.
CHE 3398Chemical Engineering Laboratory I (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Experimental study of selected operations and phenomena in fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Students plan experiments, analyze data, calculate results and prepare written and/or oral planning and final technical reports. One hour discussion, four laboratory hours. Prerequisite: CHE 2215 and 3321.
CHE 4417Tissue Engineering (3.00)
Introduces the fundamental principles of tissue engineering. Topics: tissue organization and dynamics, cell and tissue characterization, cell-matrix interactions, transport processes in engineered tissues, biomaterials and biological interfaces, stem cells and interacting cell fate processes, and tissue engineering methods. Prerequisites: CHEM 1620, APMA 2130, and an introductory course in cell and molecular biology or instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2017
CHE 4438Process Synthesis, Modeling, and Control (3.00)
Combining chemical engineering unit operations to create complete manufacturing processes, including safety, environmental, and economic considerations. Modeling processes using commercial simulation software. Analysis and design of control systems for chemical plant s. Three lecture hours. Prerequisite: CHE 3318 and 3322.
CHE 4442Applied Surface Chemistry (3.00)
Factors underlying interfacial phenomena, emphasizing thermodynamics of surfaces, structural aspects, and electrical phenomena. Application to areas such as emulsification, foaming, detergency, sedimentation, fluidization, nucleation, wetting, adhesion, flotation, and electrophoresis. Three lecture hours. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
CHE 4448Bioseparations Engineering (3.00)
Principles of bioseparations engineering, including specialized unit operations not normally covered in regular chemical engineering courses. Processing operations downstream of the initial manufacture of biotechnology products, including product recovery, separations, purification, and ancillary operations such as sterile processing, clean-in place and regulatory aspects. Three lecture hours. Prerequisite: CHE 3322 or instructor permission.
CHE 4449Polymer Chemistry and Engineering (3.00)
Analyzes the mechanisms and kinetics of various polymerization reactions; relations between the molecular structure and polymer properties, and how these properties can be influenced by the polymerization process; fundamental concepts of polymer solution and melt rheology. Applications to polymer processing operations, such as extrusion, molding, and fiber spinning. Three lecture hours. Prerequisite: CHE 3321 or instructor permission.
CHE 4450Energy Science and Technologies (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Overview of energy technologies with an emphasis on materials research and development concepts and current production. The scope of these technologies within the broader contexts of innovation and energy policy. Topics will include fossil fuels, electrochemical energy storage, fuel cells, and photovoltaics. Prerequisite: Fourth-Year or Higher Standing in Chemical Engineering
Course was offered Spring 2017
CHE 4456Bioproduct and Bioprocess Engineering (3.00)
The course focuses on engineering¿s role in commercialization of vaccines and biologics. Biologics are more complex than small molecule drug products and present unique challenges in commercialization. This course includes an overview of vaccines and biologics from historical context, product, process and analytical technologies, immunology, clinical, regulatory and ethical considerations, economics, risk mitigation, and impact on human health. Prerequisites: 4th year or higher CHE or BME standing or Instructor Permission
CHE 4476Chemical Engineering Design (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Application of academically acquired skills to the practice of chemical engineering in an industrial environment: industrial economics; process synthesis and selection; flow sheet development; equipment sizing; plant layout and cost estimation. Report preparation and oral presentations. Use of commercial process simulation software. Two lecture hours, two discussion hours, and design laboratory. Prerequisite: CHE 2216, 3318, and 3322.
CHE 4491Chemical Engineering Laboratory II (3.00)
Continuation of CHE 3398; emphasizes separations, chemical reaction, and process dynamics and control. One discussion and four laboratory hours. Prerequisite: CHE 3318, 3322, and 3398.
CHE 4561Special Topics in Chemical Engineering (1.00 - 3.00)
Applies engineering science, design methods, and system analysis to developing areas and current problems in chemical engineering. Topics are announced at registration. Prerequisite:Third or Fourth-year standing and instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2012
CHE 4562Special Topics in Chemical Engineering (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Applies engineering science, design methods, and system analysis to developing areas and current problems in chemical engineering. Topics are announced at registration. Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing and instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
CHE 4995Chemical Engineering Research (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Library and laboratory study of an engineering or manufacturing problem conducted in close consultation with a departmental faculty member, often including the design, construction, and operation of laboratory scale equipment. Requires progress reports and a comprehensive written report. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
CHE 5456Bioproduct & Bioprocess Eng (3.00)
The course focuses on engineering¿s role in commercialization of vaccines and biologics. Biologics are more complex than small molecule drug products and present unique challenges in commercialization. This course includes an overview of vaccines and biologics from historical context, product, process and analytical technologies, immunology, clinical, regulatory and ethical considerations, economics, risk mitigation, and impact on human health. Prerequisites: 4th year or higher CHE or BME standing or Instructor Permission
CHE 5561Special Topics in Chemical Engineering (1.00 - 3.00)
Applies engineering science, design methods, and system analysis to developing areas and current problems in chemical engineering. Topics are announced at registration.
CHE 5562Special Topics in Chemical Engineering (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Applies engineering science, design methods, and system analysis to developing areas and current problems in chemical engineering. Topics are announced at registration.
CHE 6438Process Control and Dynamics (3.00)
Introduction to dynamics and control of process systems, controllers, sensors, and final control elements. Development and application of time- and frequency-domain characterizations of subsystems for stability analyses of closed control loops. State-space models, principles of sampled-data analysis and digital control techniques. Elementary systems identification with emphasis on dead time, distributed parameters, and nonlinearities. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
CHE 6442Applied Surface Chemistry (3.00)
Factors underlying interfacial phenomena, with emphasis on thermodynamics of surfaces, structural aspects, and electrical phenomena; applications such as emulsification, foaming, detergency, sedimentation, flow through porous media, fluidization, nucleation, wetting, adhesion, flotation, electrocapillarity. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
CHE 6447Biochemical Engineering (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Introduction to properties, production, and use of biological molecules of importance to medicine and industry, such as proteins, enzymes, and antibiotics. Topics may include fermentation and cell culture processes, biological mass transfer, enzyme engineering, and implications of recent advances in molecular biology, genomics, and proteomics. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
CHE 6448Bioseparations Engineering (3.00)
Principles of bioseparations engineering including specialized unit operations not normally covered in regular chemical engineering courses. Processing operations downstream of the initial manufacture of biotechnology products, including product recovery, separations, purification, and ancillary operations such as sterile processing, clean-in place and regulatory aspects. Bioprocess integration and design aspects. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
CHE 6449Polymer Chemistry and Engineering (3.00)
Analyzes the mechanisms and kinetics of various polymerization reactions; relations between the molecular structure and polymer properties, and how these properties can be influenced by the polymerization process; fundamental concepts of polymer solution and melt rheology. Applications to polymer processing operations, such as extrusion, molding, and fiber spinning. Three lecture hours. Prerequisite: CHE 3321 or instructor permission.
CHE 6450Energy Science and Technologies (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Overview of energy technologies with an emphasis on materials research and development concepts and current production. The scope of these technologies within the broader contexts of innovation and energy policy. Topics will include fossil fuels, electrochemical energy storage, fuel cells, and photovoltaics.
Course was offered Spring 2017
CHE 6476Process Design and Economics (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Factors that determine the genesis and evolution of a process. Principles of marketing and technical economics and modern process design principles and techniques, including computer simulation with optimization. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
CHE 6615Advanced Thermodynamics (3.00)
Development of the thermodynamic laws and derived relations. Application of relations to properties of pure and multicomponent systems at equilibrium in the gaseous, liquid, and solidphases. Prediction and calculation of phase and reaction equilibria in practical systems. Prerequisite: Undergraduate-level thermodynamics or instructor permission.
CHE 6618Chemical Reaction Engineering (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Fundamentals of chemical reaction kinetics and mechanisms; experimental methods of determining reaction rates; introduction to heterogeneous catalysis; application of chemical kinetics, along with mass-transfer theory, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics, to the design and operation of chemical reactors. Prerequisite: CHE 6625 and 6665.
CHE 6625Transport Processes (3.00)
Integrated introduction to fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and mass transfer. Development of the basic equations of change for transport of momentum, energy, and mass in continuous media. Applications with exact solutions, consistent approaches to limiting cases and approximate solutions to formulate the relations to be solved in more complicated problems. Prerequisite: Undergraduate transport processes
CHE 6630Mass Transfer (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Fundamental principles common to mass transfer phenomena, with emphasis on mass transfer in diverse chemical engineering situations. Detailed consideration of fluxes, diffusion with and without convection, interphase mass transfer with chemical reaction, and applications. Prerequisite: CHE 6625 and 6665.
CHE 6665Techniques for Chemical Engineering Analysis and Design (3.00)
Methods for analysis of steady state and transient chemical engineering problems arising in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, mass transfer, kinetics, and reactor design. Prerequisite: Undergraduate differential equations, transport processes, and chemical reaction engineering.
CHE 7716Applied Statistical Mechanics (3.00)
Introduction to statistical mechanics and its methodologies such as integral equations, computer simulation and perturbation theory. Applications such as phase equilibria, adsorption, transport properties, electrolyte solutions. Prerequisite: CHE 6615, or other graduate-level thermodynamics course, and instructor permission.
CHE 7744Electrochemical Engineering (3.00)
Electrochemical phenomena and processes from a chemical engineering viewpoint. Application of thermodynamics, electrode kinetics, interfacial phenomena, and transport processes to electrochemical systems such as batteries, rotating disk electrodes, corrosion of metals, and semiconductors. Influence of coupled kinetics, interfacial, and transport phenomena on current distribution and mass transfer in a variety of electrochemical systems. Prerequisite: Graduate-level transport phenomena (e.g., CHE 6625) and graduate-level mathematical techniques (e.g., CHE 6665), or instructor permission.
CHE 7796Graduate Seminar (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Weekly meetings of graduate students and faculty for presentations and discussion of research in academic and industrial organizations. May be repeated.
CHE 7993Independent Study (1.00 - 12.00)
Detailed study of graduate course material on an independent basis under the guidance of a faculty member.
CHE 7995Supervised Project Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Formal record of student commitment to project research for Master of Engineering degree under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.
CHE 8000TNon-UVa Transfer/Test Credit Approved (1.00 - 48.00)
Non-UVa Transfer/Test Credit Approved
CHE 8581Special Topics in Chemical Engineering (1.00 - 3.00)
Special subjects at an advanced level under the direction of staff members. Prerequisite: Permission of the staff.
Course was offered Fall 2012
CHE 8582Special Topics in Chemical Engineering (1.00 - 3.00)
Special subjects at an advanced level under the direction of staff members. Prerequisite: Permission of the staff.
CHE 8819Advanced Chemical Engineering Kinetics and Reaction Engineering (3.00)
Advanced study of reacting systems, such as experimental methods, heterogeneous catalysis, polymerization kinetics, kinetics of complex reactions, reactor stability, and optimization. Prerequisite: CHE 6618 or instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2012
CHE 8820Modeling of Biological Processes in Environmental Systems (3.00)
Use of mathematical models to describe processes such as biological treatment of chemical waste, including contaminant degradation and bacterial growth, contaminant and bacterial transport, and adsorption. Engineering analyses of treatment processes such as biofilm reactors, sequenced batch reactors, biofilters and in situ bioremediation. May include introduction to hydrogeology, microbiology, transport phenomena and reaction kinetics relevant to environmental systems; application of material and energy balances in the analysis of environmental systems; and dimensional analysis and scaling. Guest lectures by experts from industry, consulting firms and government agencies to discuss applications of these bioremediation technologies. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
CHE 8833Specialized Separation Processes (3.00)
Less conventional separation processes, such as chromatography, ion-exchange, membranes, and crystallization using in-depth and modern chemical engineering methods. Student creativity and participation through development and presentation of individual course projects. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
CHE 8897Graduate Teaching Instruction (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
For master's students.
CHE 8993Independent Study (1.00 - 12.00)
Detailed study of graduate course material on an independent basis under the guidance of a faculty member.
CHE 8998Master's Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Formal record of student commitment to master's thesis research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary.
CHE 9897Graduate Teaching Instruction (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
For doctoral students.
CHE 9999Dissertation Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary.