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CH E 101, 201. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING PROJECT
Students participate in technical team projects and learn about written and oral presentations, use of the library and other sources to retrieve technical data, and how to prepare for and make effective job searches. Student AIChE chapter meetings, discussions with panels of practicing engineers from local industry, and chemical plant visits. Industrial safety, ethics, environmental responsibility, and other suitable topics are covered. Two semesters; one credit each

CH E 111. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING I
Systems of measurement units,  concepts of mass and energy balances, and  basic approaches for simple unit operations. Corequisite: MATH 117. Offered in Fall semester. One semester; one credit

CH E 112. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING II
Continuation of CH E 111. Process variables and mass and energy balances. Graphical analysis of engineering problems using spreadsheets and other software. Simple statistics. Prerequisite: CH E 111 or permission of the department. Offered in the Spring semester. One semester; one credit.

CH E 231. ELEMENTARY THERMODYNAMICS
Fundamental laws and concepts of the macroscopic approach to the thermodynamics of pure materials. Properties of pure materials from tables, charts and ideal-gas equation. Heat and work. First and second law analysis of open and closed systems. Introduction to heat engines and heat pumps. (Same as ME 305). Prerequisites: MATH 132 and CHEM 113 or 115 Corequisite: PHYS 150. Offered in the Fall semester. One semester; three credits

CH E 232. MATERIAL AND ENERGY BALANCES
Multi-component material and energy balances in chemical reactions and processes. Compressibility of real-gases. Single and multi-phase material balances of multiple component chemical processes. Energy balances on reactive and non-reactive systems. Properties of ideal mixtures. Prerequisite: CH E 231. Offered in the Spring semester. One semester; four credits

CH E 314. ENGINEERING ECONOMY 
Fundamentals of engineering economy. Cost concepts. Time value of money and equivalence. Economic analysis of alternatives. Depreciation and after-tax analysis. Effects of inflation on economic analysis. Currency exchange rates. Effects of global economic issues on engineering decision making. Prerequisite: MATH 132. (Same as CE 314, ECE 314, ME 314) One semester; three credits

CH E 319. PRINCIPLES OF PACKAGING
Overview of the historical development of packaging, the system of packaging science, along with information about economic importance, social implications and packaging as a profession. Study of the functions of packaging and materials, container types, processes, technology and equipment employed to protect goods during handling, shipping and storage. Introduction of package development process, packaging testing and evaluation methods, standards, and equipment. Brief review of governmental regulations affecting packaging. (Same as ME 319 and PKG 319). Prerequisites: MATH 131 and CHEM 113 or 115. Offered in the Fall semester. One semester; three credits.

CH E 320. DISTRIBUTION/MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING
Overview of physical distribution systems, various distribution hazards imposed to products/packages in transit, rules and regulations governing distribution packaging, and common industry guidelines and practices on distribution packaging. Study of the package design process, protective packaging theories and applications, selection and design, other distribution packaging related materials and applications. Introduction to package testing and evaluation methods, standards, and equipment/systems. Introduction to basics of packaging materials, packaging design and development, and sterilization methods used in biomedical industry. (Same as ME, PKG 320) Prerequisites: MATH 131 and CHEM  113 or 115. Offered in the Spring semester. One semester; three credits.

CH E 323. FLUID MECHANICS
Principles of fluid mechanics and applications to chemical processes. Laminar and turbulent flow in conduits. Flow through packed and fluidized beds. Flow measurement. Pumps and compressors. Prerequisites: CH E 232 and MATH 231. Corequisite: CH E 325. Offered in the Fall semester.  One semester; three credits

CH E 324. HEAT TRANSFER
Principles of heat transfer and applications to chemical processes. Design of heat exchangers and evaporators. Prerequisite: CH E 323. Corequisite: CH E 326. Offered in the Spring semester. One semester; three credits.

CH E 325. JUNIOR LABORATORY I
Experimental study of fluid flow and flow measurement. Packed and fluidized bed hydraulics. Corequisite: CH E 323. Offered in the Fall semester. One semester, one credit

CH E 326. JUNIOR LABORATORY II
Experimental study of heat transfer. Double pipe heat exchangers, plate heat exchangers, temperature sensor response, air cooled exchangers. Corequisite: CH E 324. Offered in the Spring semester. One semester; one credit

CH E 327. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS
Thermodynamic analysis of multi-component, multiphase, and reacting systems. Calculation of properties for real materials. Application of First and Second Laws. Free-energy, activity, fugacity and activity coefficients. Phase equilibrium. Chemical reaction equilibrium and reaction rate kinetics. Prerequisite: CH E 231 or ME 305. Offered in the Fall Semester. One semester; three credits

CH E 328. MATERIALS SCIENCE (Formerly CH E 245)
Material classification, behavior, properties and selection. The internal structures of metals, ceramics, polymers and electronic materials are examined to develop understanding of their mechanical, physical, chemical, electrical properties. Develop some insight to controlling of properties and behavior of materials by manipulating internal structures. (Same as ME 428) Prerequisites: CHEM 113 or CHEM 115. Offered in the Fall semester. One semester; three credits

CH E 330. MASS TRANSFER & SEPARATIONS
Mass transfer and integration of heat, mass, and momentum transfer into analysis of process operations of gas absorption, distillation, adsorption, ion exchange and liquid extraction. Prerequisites: CH E 323, 327. Corequisite: CH E 324. Offered in Spring semester. One semester; three credits

CH E 393. PACKAGING SPECIAL PROJECT
Individual projects related to packaging. Reports are presented in both oral and written form. Prerequisites: PKG 319 or CH E 319 and PKG 320 or CH E 320. One semester; two credits

CH E 400. THE COMPLEAT ENGINEER
This course deals with a wide array of issues facing the practicing engineer. Topics include: engineering ethics, regulatory issues; health, safety, and environmental factors; reliability, maintainability, produciblity, sustainability; and the context of engineering in the enterprise, in society, and as part of the global economy. (Same as ECE 400, CE 400, and ME 400) Prerequisite: Permission of the department and MATH 232. One semester; three credits

CH E 401, 402. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SENIOR PROJECT
Real world problems in chemical engineering and related fields. Senior project must be approved by the course instructor, and the work supervisor when conducted outside of CBU. Credit for CH E 402 is granted upon  final review of the report submitted by the student. Prerequisite: Senior standing in Chemical Engineering. One semester each; two credits each

CH E 410.  AIR POLLUTION CONTROL
Causes and consequences of air pollution, regulatory concerns, and methods for controlling and mediating the consequences of air contaminants. Pre-requisite: CHEM 113 or 115 and junior standing or permission from the instructor. Offered in the Spring semester. One semester, three credits 

CH E 412.  INDUSTRIAL AND PROCESS SAFETY
Basic principles of industrial safety. Hazards and risks of industrial processes (particularly those in the chemical process industries) and how these hazards can be controlled. CHEM 113 or 115 and junior standing or permission from the instructor. Offered in the Spring semester.  One semester, three credits

CH E 425. PROCESS DESIGN I
Application of principles and concepts of prior course work with safety, economic and practical considerations to design equipment to meet a processing need. The emphasis is placed upon a particular unit or subsystem rather than a complete process which is the subject of CH E 426, Process Design II. Prerequisite: CH E 330. Corequisite: CH E 443. Offered in the Fall semester. One semester; three credits

CH E 426. PROCESS DESIGN II
Application of principles of process and plant design using knowledge from earlier course material to solve comprehensive industrial problems. Includes flowsheet development, equipment sizing and determination of operating parameters, startup and safety considerations, cost estimation and economic analysis. Prerequisite: CH E 425 and CH E 443. Offered in the Spring semester. One semester; three credits

CH E 437. MODELING AND CONTROL IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Development of mathematical models for Chemical Engineering systems in terms of ordinary differential equations. Design of feedback control systems. Controller stability and tuning. Prerequisite: CH E 330. Offered in the Fall semester. One semester, three credits

CH E 441. SENIOR LABORATORY I
Experimental study of heat, mass, momentum transfer. Filtration, ion exchange, distillation, etc. Written and oral reports required on results of experiments. Prerequisites: CH E 330. Offered in the Fall semester. One semester; one credit

CH E 442. SENIOR LABORATORY II
Experimental study of reaction kinetics and behavior of various reactor. Polymerization and characterization of polymers. Written and oral reports are required on experimental results. Prerequisite: CH E 443. Offered in the Spring semester. One semester; one credit

CH E 443. REACTOR DESIGN
Chemical kinetics of homogeneous and heterogeneous isothermal systems and homogeneous non-isothermal systems. Application of kinetics to analysis and design of batch and flow reactors and their combinations to achieve specified production. Prerequisites: CH E 324, 327. Corequisite: CH E 441. Offered in the Fall semester. One semester; three credits

CH E 444. POLYMERIC MATERIALS
Introduction to chemistry, physics, technology and uses of common high polymers currently being produced. Prerequisite: CH E 443. Offered in the Spring semester. One semester; three credits

CH E 446. BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Extension of chemical engineering fundamentals to biological systems. Prerequisites: CHEM  315 and CH E 443. Offered in the Spring semester. One semester; three credits

CH E 490-494. SPECIAL TOPICS
Elective courses of special or current interest. Taught by faculty with special or unique qualifications. Prerequisites are announced with course offerings. One semester; one to four credits

CH E 495. INTERNSHIP IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Students majoring in chemical engineering may be placed in the engineering offices of contracted firms to receive job training under the supervision of qualified engineers. Tasks completed as part of the internship must be approved by an authorized work supervisor. Credit is granted upon faculty approval of periodic review reports and a final summary report describing the work performed. Minimum time 200 hours. Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission of the department. Pass/Fail Grading. One semester; one to three credits

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