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CENG 5100 Advanced Reaction Engineering - 3-0-0:3
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 510
Background
CENG 3230
Description
Reaction mechanisms and kinetics. Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. Ideal reactors. Multiphase reactors. Interplay of reaction, mixing, heat and mass transfer. Design of reaction systems involving organics, inorganics, and polymeric materials. Experimental techniques in reaction engineering. Use of mathematical software to problem solving.
Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • 1.
    Develop a good understanding of the fundamental concepts in reaction engineering.
  • 2.
    Demonstrate ability to apply reaction engineering concepts in design and analysis of reactor systems.
  • 3.
    Identify reaction concepts in nontraditional system such as living systems.
CENG 5210 Advanced Separation Processes - 3-0-0:3
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 521
Exclusion(s)
CBME 5210
Background
CENG 3210
Description
Separation of gaseous and liquid mixtures by adsorption. Affinity chromatography. Membrane separation technology: reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration. Electrophoresis and other product recovery methods.
Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • 1.
    Identify and predict properties of adsorbents and membrane for given separation processes.
  • 2.
    Design an adsorption/membrane process for the separation of a mixture.
  • 3.
    Apply fundamental principles of chemistry and chemical engineering in selection, design and preparation of adsorbents and membrane.
CENG 5220 Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineers - 3-0-0:3
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 6000K
Background
Elementary background knowledge on linear algebra is preferred
Description
This course discusses the application of various numerical methods to solve typical problems found in the chemical engineering discipline. Topics include systems of linear and non-linear algebraic equations, ordinary and partial differential equations, and numerical optimization. The aim is to equip students with a practical set of skills to solve mathematical problems that they may encounter in their research or chemical engineering profession.
Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • 1.
    Develop, analyze and optimize two types of algorithm (Gaussian elimination, iterative) to solve linear equations.
  • 2.
    Develop, analyze, and optimize an algorithm based on Newton’s method to solve nonlinear equations.
  • 3.
    Analyze model equations using bifurcation analysis.
  • 4.
    Define and calculate pairs of eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and conduct a singular value decomposition numerically.
  • 5.
    Solve ordinary differential equations using single-step or multiple step and implicit or explicit methods.
  • 6.
    Assess the numerical stability of various numerical methods for ODEs and stiffness of numerical problems.
  • 7.
    Develop and implement a numerical method based on finite differences to solve typical BVPs in chemical engineering.
  • 8.
    Develop and implement a basic numerical code for gradient-based optimization.
CENG 5230 Advanced Control and Data Science - 3-0-0:3
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 6000M
Description
The course will cover digital and advanced control methods such as adaptive, model predictive, and learning controls and methods of process monitoring and optimization in the context of big data environment.
Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • 1.
    Master adaptive control.
  • 2.
    Master MPC.
  • 3.
    Master ratio control, deadtime compensation, inferential control, cascade control.
  • 4.
    Master filtering.
  • 5.
    Master statistical process monitoring.
  • 6.
    Master machine learning.
CENG 5300 - Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics - 3-0-0:3
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 6000A, CENG 530
Background
CENG 2210, or any undergraduate-level physical chemistry or engineering thermodynamics course
Description
The fundamental laws of thermodynamics, properties of pure substances and mixtures, phase and chemical equilibria, intermolecular forces. Brief introduction to statistical thermodynamics, colloid and interfacial phenomena, and molecular self-assembly.
Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • 1.
    Understand the origin of viscoelasticity in Polymers.
  • 2.
    Understand the Polymer chain configurations and conformations.
  • 3.
    Understand the linear viscoelastic models for polymeric materials.
  • 4.
    Understand the Nonlinear viscoelastic constitutive equations.
  • 5.
    Relate molecular structure and constitutive behavior of polymer chains.
CENG 5400 - Advanced Transport Phenomena - 3-0-0:3
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 540
Background
CENG 3220 and MATH 2351
Description
Mathematical formulation and physical understanding of selected transport phenomena in laminar flow, turbulent heat and mass transfer, and multiphase flow. Dimensional analysis and scaling models. Similarity parameters and asymptotic analysis. Solutions of boundary value problems.
CENG 5520 - Polymer and Materials Characterization Techniques - 3-0-0:3
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 6000H
Exclusion(s)
CENG 4000J, CENG 355, CENG 555, CBME 5520, FYTG 5412 (prior to 2018-19)
Description
The course will first review some basic concepts in polymer physics and polymer chemistry. The course focuses more in polymer and materials characterization and related fabrication toward applications of advanced and functional polymers. The characterization techniques include thermal analysis of differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), dynamic thermal mechanical analysis (DTMA), thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEC), optical microscopy, infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction, surface analysis, and mechanical properties and testing. MCPR's instrument demo will also be arranged.
Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • 1.
    Explain basic concepts in polymer chemistry.
  • 2.
    Explain basic concepts in polymer physics.
  • 3.
    Carry out thermal analysis of polymers.
  • 4.
    Carry out Spectroscopic analysis.
  • 5.
    Carry out surface analysis.
CENG 5530 Physical and Rheological Behavior of Polymers - 3-0-0:3
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 553
Description
Linear and nonlinear viscoelastic behavior. Relaxation transitions and their relationships to molecular structures. Crystallization and melting of polymers. Mixing and swelling of polymers.
Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • 1.
    Understand the origin of viscoelasticity in Polymers.
  • 2.
    Understand the theory of polymer chain configurations and conformations.
  • 3.
    Knowledge of linear viscoelastic models for polymeric materials.
  • 4.
    Knowledge of nonlinear viscoelastic constitutive equations.
  • 5.
    Understand relating molecular structure and constitutive behavior of polymer.
CENG 5610 Protein Engineering - 3-0-0:3
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 6000G
Description
This course introduces fundamentals of protein science as well as rational design and evolutionary approaches for engineering protein molecules. Protein fundamentals provide the basic knowledge of protein structure and function. Rational design-based protein engineering use several case studies to illustrate the role of modern computational tools in design of functional protein molecules such as catalysts, biosensors, biomaterials, etc. Protein directed evolution topics cover mechanisms of biomolecular evolution, fitness landscapes, examples of successful protein evolution, and metabolic engineering enabled by directed evolution.
Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • 1.
    Explain the basic technical concepts, scientific and engineering principles in protein engineering.
  • 2.
    Describe the impacts of protein engineering on health and energy related real-world problems.
  • 3.
    Analyze the influence of protein engineering on other emerging fields such as synthetic biology and genome engineering.
  • 4.
    Identify the key components contributing to protein engineering.
  • 5.
    Recognize research topics in protein engineering.
  • 6.
    Communicate technical ideas more effectively.
CENG 5840 Nanomaterials for Chemical Engineering Applications - 2-1-0:3
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 584, CENG 600J
Co-list with
NANO 5350
Prerequisite(s)
CENG 1500, CENG 3210, CENG 3230
Exclusion(s)
CBME 5840, CENG 4540, NANO 5350
Description
Nanomaterials and nanotechnology have become a rapid growth area in the 21st century. This course provides an introduction to students who enter into this exciting area of research. The course will focus on major routes for the synthesis of nanostructured materials. Selected applications of nanomaterials in chemical engineering applications, such as separation and catalysis, will be studied.
Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • 1.
    Obtain knowledge about methods for preparation of nanomaterials, ranging from single nanoparticles to three-dimensional nanostructures.
  • 2.
    Demonstrate understanding for important thermodynamic and kinetic theories related to such processing.
  • 3.
    Understand fundamental chemistry and physics of nanomaterial.
  • 4.
    Development of analytical skill for methods of characterizing the structure and properties of nanomaterials.
  • 5.
    Demonstrate the knowledge of current and emerging applications for nanomaterials.
CENG 5930 Electrochemical Energy Technologies - 3-0-0:3
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 6000E
Co-list with
ENEG 5500
Exclusion(s)
CBME 5830, ENEG 5500
Description
Electrochemical energy conversion and storage technologies such as fuel cells, batteries, supercapacitors, solar cells, electrolyzers, CO2 reduction, etc. help overcome the energy and environmental problems that have become prevalent in our society. This course will focus on the principles and critical materials for each technology. Cutting-edge research areas as well as electrochemistry fundamentals will be discussed in this course.
Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • 1.
    Distinguish the working principles of each electrochemical energy technology.
  • 2.
    Assess the advantages and limitations of each technology.
  • 3.
    Analyze the current research trend of each technology.
  • 4.
    Design the critical materials including anode, cathode, electrolytes, etc. for each technology.
  • 5.
    Apply basic electrochemistry principles in energy conversion and storage.
Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • 1.
    Distinguish the working principles of each electrochemical energy technology.
  • 2.
    Assess the advantages and limitations of each technology.
  • 3.
    Analyze the current research trend of each technology.
  • 4.
    Design the critical materials including anode, cathode, electrolytes, etc. for each technology.
  • 5.
    Apply basic electrochemistry principles in energy conversion and storage.
CENG 6000 Special Topics - 1-3 credit(s)
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 600
Description
Example topics: biodegradation and recycling of plastics, harnessing renewable sources of energy.
Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • 1.
    Unserstand and apply advanced process control methods.
  • 2.
    Understand data sceince principle.
  • 3.
    Deliver a data science talk or conduct a relevent project.
CENG 6800 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Seminar - 0-1-0:0
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 680
Description
Seminar topics presented by students, faculty and guest speakers. Students are expected to attend regularly and demonstrate proficiency in presentation in accordance with the program requirements. Graded P or F.
Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • 1.
    Identify current research of interest in various topics of chemical and biomolecular engineering.
  • 2.
    Obtain insights to how peer researchers design and conduct experiments.
  • 3.
    Gain opportunities to make academic and social contacts with the speakers and with research community.
  • 4.
    Demonstrate proficiency in presentation of research outcome coherently and thoroughly (as presenters).
CENG 6900 Independent Study - 1-3 credit(s)
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 690
Exclusion(s)
CENG 6800
Description
Selected topics in chemical engineering studied under the supervision of a faculty member. Graded P or F.
Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • 1.
    To demonstrate a capability to integrate knowledge and to analyse, evaluate and manage the different aspects of a special topic in chemical and biological engineering.
CENG 6990 MPhil Thesis Research
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 699
Description
Master's thesis research supervised by a faculty member. A successful defense of the thesis leads to the grade Pass. No course credit is assigned.
Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • 1.
    To demonstrate a capability to research and development work.
  • 2.
    To demonstrate the capability to create, analyse and critically evaluate different technical solutions.
  • 3.
    To demonstrate the capability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge.
  • 4.
    To demonstrate the capability to clearly present and discuss the conclusions as well as the knowledge and arguments that form the basis for these findings in written and spoken English.
  • 5.
    To demonstrate a consciousness of the ethical aspects of research and development work.
CENG 7990 Doctoral Thesis Research
Previous Course Code(s)
CENG 799
Description
Original and independent doctoral thesis research. A successful defense of the thesis leads to the grade Pass. No course credit is assigned.
Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • 1.
    To demonstrate a capability to research and development work.
  • 2.
    To demonstrate the capability to create, analyse and critically evaluate different technical solutions.
  • 3.
    To demonstrate the capability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge.
  • 4.
    To demonstrate the capability to clearly present and discuss the conclusions as well as the knowledge and arguments that form the basis for these findings in written and spoken English.
  • 5.
    To demonstrate a consciousness of the ethical aspects of research and development work.