Graduate Course Descriptions

The following directory lists the graduate courses which the University expects to offer, although the University in no way guarantees that all such courses will be offered in any given academic year, and reserves the right to alter the list if conditions warrant. Click on the links below for a list of courses in that subject area. You may then click “View Classes” to see scheduled classes for individual courses.

5013. Principles of Regenerative Engineering and Applications

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor consent required.

Grading Basis: Graded

Foundations, principles, and technologies of regenerative engineering.

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5301. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An advanced study of classical thermodynamics with emphasis on phase and chemical equilibria and applications to the chemical process industries. Kinetic theory and statistical thermodynamics with emphasis on the prediction and correlation of physical and chemical properties of gases and liquids, including mixtures. Theory and application of flames, plasmas, and shock waves.

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5302. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An advanced study of classical thermodynamics with emphasis on phase and chemical equilibria and applications to the chemical process industries. Kinetic theory and statistical thermodynamics with emphasis on the prediction and correlation of physical and chemical properties of gases and liquids, including mixtures. Theory and application of flames, plasmas, and shock waves.

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5315. Transfer Operations I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An advanced study of momentum, heat and mass transfer with application to complex problems. Cartesian tensors, non-Newtonian flow, statistical theory of turbulence. Mass transfer in multicomponent systems and with chemical reaction. Mass transfer in drops and bubbles; two-phase flow and fluidization.

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5321. Reaction Kinetics I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Chemical kinetics and reactor design. An advanced study of chemical reaction engineering with emphasis on catalysis. Applications to stirred-tanks, fixed-bed, and fluidized bed reactors.

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5336. Optimization

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Advanced topics in optimization such as linear and nonlinear programming, mixed-integer linear and nonlinear programming, deterministic and stochastic global optimization, and interval global optimization. Example applications drawn from engineering.

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5351. Polymer Physics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Modern concepts relating to glassy, rubbery and organized states of bulk polymers. Considers rubber elasticity, glass-to-rubber transitions, networks, elements of crystallization, blends and interfacial phenomena.

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5352. Polymer Properties

Also offered as: POLY 5352

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students who have passed POLY 5352

Grading Basis: Graded

Interrelationships between solid state structure, dynamics, and mechanical properties of non-crystalline and semi-crystalline polymers. Considers polymer viscoelasticity, diffusion, failure mechanism, and elementary polymer rheology.

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5358. Composite Materials

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to the mechanical properties of fiber reinforced composite materials. Included are discussions of the behavior of unidirectional composites, short fiber composites and laminates. Special topics such as fatigue, fracture and environmental effects are also included.

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5363. Electrochemical Engineering

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles underlying electrochemical processes. Transformation of chemical and electrical energy. Applications of fundamental electrochemical laws to industrial processes, energy conversion, and electrometallurgical operations.

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5367. Polymer Rheology

Also offered as: POLY 5367

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students who have passed POLY 5367

Grading Basis: Graded

Analysis of the deformation and flow of polymeric materials. Topics include non-Newtonian flow, viscoelastic behavior and melt fracture with application to polymer processing.

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5373. Biochemical Engineering

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles and design of processes involving biochemical reactions. Nature of biological materials, biochemical kinetics, heat and mass transfer, application to fermentation and other biological processes.

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5393. Seminar

Zero credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Registered

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5394. Seminar

Zero credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Registered

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5395. Investigation of Special Topics

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Designed for special topics, or for individual students who desire to pursue investigations in a specialized field.

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5399. Independent Study

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Independent study under the supervison of a Chemical Engineering faculty member.

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