Chemical Engineering (CHE)

Subject Number Title Hours Catalog Description
CHE 101 Introduction to Chemical Engineering Concepts 3 hours. Overview of engineering and chemical principles used in chemical engineering technology. Thermodynamics, transport phenomena, and reaction engineering applied to process and product design.   Prerequisite(s):  Credit or concurrent registration in CHEM 112 and credit or concurrent registration in MATH 180.
CHE 201 Introduction To Thermodynamics 3 hours. Work and energy; conversion of energy; theory of gases and other states of matter; applications to energy conversion devices. Second Law of thermodynamics, entropy, and equilibrium, with applications. Prerequisite(s): MATH 181 and PHYS 141. 
CHE 210 Material and Energy Balances 4 hours. Material and energy balances applied to chemical systems. Introduction to chemical and physical properties. Introduction to the use of computers for chemical process calculations. Prerequisite(s): CHE 201 and CS 108. 
CHE 301 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 3 hours. Review of classical engineering thermodynamics. Multicomponent systems & multicomponent phase equilibria. Equilibrium in chemically reacting systems, heterogeneous equilibrium, Gibbs phase rule, and electrochemical processes. Prerequisite(s): CHE 201 and credit or concurrent registration in CHEM 342. 
CHE 311 Transport Phenomena I 3 hours. Momentum transport phenomena in chemical engineering. Fluid statics. Fluid mechanics; laminar and turbulent flow; boundary layers; flow over immersed bodies. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in CHE 210. 
CHE 312 Transport Phenomena II 3 hours. Heat and mass transport phenomena. Heat conduction, convection and radiation. Heat exchanger design. Diffusion. Mass transfer coefficients. Prerequisite(s): CHE 311. 
CHE 313 Transport Phenomena III 3 hours. Mass transfer and phase equilibria. Multistage separations; applications in distillation; extraction; absorption and drying. Prerequisite(s): CHE 301. 
CHE 321 Chemical Reaction Engineering 3 hours. Kinetics of homogeneous single reactions. Ideal reactors: batch, stirred tank and plug flow systems. Conversion and yield in multiple reactions. Design and optimization of reactors. Non-isothermal reactors. Prerequisite(s): CHE 210 and CHE 301. 
CHE 341 Chemical Process Control 3 hours. Analysis and design of chemical processes and control systems. Feedback and feedforward controllers. Stability, tuning, and simulation of P-I-D controllers. Introduction to the control of chemical plants and digital process control. Prerequisite(s): MATH 220 and CHE 312 and CHE 313 and CHE 321.
CHE 381 Chemical Engineering Laboratory I 2 hours. Heat and momentum transfer operations associated with chemical processes. These include heat exchangers, fluid properties, and fluid flow. Technical report writing, computer calculations. Prerequisite(s): CHE 312. 
CHE 382 Chemical Engineering Laboratory II 2 hours. Heat momentum and mass transfer operations associated with chemical processes; these include distillation columns, reactors, humidifiers, and evaporators. Prerequisite(s): CHE 381 and concurrent registration in CHE 313. 
CHE 392 Undergraduate Research 1 TO 3 hours. Undergraduate research project in any area of Chemical Engineering. Projects may be theoretical, experimental, or literature surveys. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. 
CHE 396 Senior Design I 4 hours. Introduction to modern, process design and development, engineering economics, and report writing. Design and cost of equipment relating to materials handling to heat transfer, mass transfer, and reactors. Prerequisite(s): CHE 312 and CHE 313 and CHE 321. 
CHE 397 Senior Design II 3 hours. Application of principles and design methodology of chemical engineering to the design of large-scale chemical processes and plants. A major design project is assigned for solution and presentation by students working in small groups. Prerequisite(s): CHE 396. 
CHE 410 Transport Phenomena 3 OR 4 hours. Continuum theory of momentum, energy, and mass transfer. Viscous behavior of fluids. Laminar and turbulent flow. Thermal conduction and convection, diffusion and coupled operations. Same as MENG 410. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CHE 312 or consent of the instructor.
CHE 413 Introduction to Flow in Porous Media 3 OR 4 hours. Theoretical modeling of single-phase and multiphase flow in porous media. Darcy's law and relative permeabilities. Oil production and hydrology. Capillary phenomena. Dispersion and miscible displacement. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CHE 312 or consent of the instructor. 
CHE 421 Combustion Engineering 3 OR 4 hours. Combustion chemistry and thermochemistry. Kinetics and mechanism of combustion; ignition and pollutant formation. Detonation and deflagration; premixed and diffusion flames. Surface reaction and droplet combustion. Applications. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CHE 301 and CHE 321. 
CHE 422 Biochemical Engineering 3 OR 4 hours. Enzyme-catalyzed and microbially-mediated processes. Free and immobilized enzymes. Batch and continuous cell cultures. Transport phenomena in microbial systems and fermentation processes. Design of biological reactors. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. 
CHE 423 Catalytic Reaction Engineering 3 OR 4 hours. Catalytic reactions which occur under conditions for which heat and mass transfer cannot be neglected are considered. Includes porosimetry, surface area measurements and catalyst deactivation. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CHE 321 or consent of the instructor. 
CHE 431 Numerical Methods in Chemical Engineering 3 OR 4 hours. Introduction to the application of numerical methods to the solution of complex and often non-linear mathematical problems in chemical engineering. Includes methods for the solution of problems arising in phase and chemical reaction equilibria, chemical kinetics, and transport. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Graduate or advanced undergradate standing. 
CHE 438 Computational Molecular Modeling 3 OR 4 hours. Provide students with a fundamental understanding of the methods, capabilities and limitations of molecular simulations. Same as MENG 412. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): CHE 301. Recommended background:  Engineering/Science.
CHE 440 Non-Newtonian Fluids 3 OR 4 hours. Fluid mechanics and transport processes involving non-Newtonian fluids. Purely viscous and viscoelastic behavior. Viscometric functions and rheometry. Heat and mass transfer in non-Newtonian fluids. Same as MENG 411. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CHE 410 or MENG 410 or consent of the instructor.
CHE 441 Computer Applications in Chemical Engineering 3 OR 4 hours. Nonnumerical applications of computers: artificial intelligence and expert systems for chemical engineering design and online diagnosis; data acquisition and control for digital process control; process design calculations. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing in chemical engineering. 
CHE 445 Mathematical Methods In Chemical Engineering 3 OR 4 hours. Advanced mathematical techniques in chemical engineering. Includes infinite series in thermodynamic perturbation theory; Laplace transforms in process control; chemical diffusion transport theories and differential equations. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): MATH 220 or the equivalent. 
CHE 450 Air Pollution Engineering 4 hours. Environmental aspects of combustion processes, pollutant formation. Control of pollutants and particulates. Air quality control. Fundamentals of combustion. Same as ME 450. Prerequisite(s): ME 321 or consent of the instructor. 
CHE 456 Fundamentals and Design of Microelectronics Processes 3 OR 4 hours. Design and practical aspects of the most advanced state of micro- and nano-electronics processing with emphasis on thin film deposition, substrate passivation, lithography and etching with thermodynamics, kinetics, reactor design, and optimization. Same as MENG 413. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Extensive computer use required.  Prerequisite(s):  Graduate standing or consent of the instructor. Recommended background:  Engineering/Science.
CHE 494 Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering 1 TO 4 hours. Systematic study of selected topics in chemical engineering theory and practice. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. 
CHE 499 Professional Development Seminar 0 hours. Students are provided general information about their roles as UIC Chemical Engineering alumni in society and the role of the University in their future careers. Students provide evaluations of their educational experience in the Chemical Engineering Department. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Open only to seniors; and approval of the department. Must be taken in the student's last semester of study.