The Washington State University Catalog

Courses with the Ch E Prefix

The online catalog includes the most recent changes to courses and degree requirements that have been approved by the Faculty Senate, including changes that are not yet effective. Courses showing two entries of the same number indicate that the course information is changing. The most recently approved version is shown first, followed by the older version, in gray, with its last-effective term preceding the course title. Courses shown in gray with only one entry of the course number are being discontinued.

Courses

Chemical Engineering (CHE)

Only certified chemical engineering majors may enroll in upper-division (300-400-level) CHE courses. Exemptions must be made with permission of the director of the school.

110 Introduction to Chemical Engineering 2 Course Prerequisite: CHEM 105 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; MATH 171 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment. Introduction to chemical engineering, development of problem solving skills. Typically offered Spring.

201 Chemical Process Principles and Calculations 3 Course Prerequisite: CHEM 106 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment, or CHEM 331, CHEM 345, or CHEM 348; MATH 172 or 182 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment, or MATH 273 or MATH 315. Fundamental concepts of chemical engineering; problem-solving techniques and applications in stoichiometry, material and energy balances, and phase equilibria. Typically offered Fall and Summer.

211 Process Simulation 3 Course Prerequisite: MATH 315 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment. Computer solutions to problems in chemical engineering processing. Typically offered Spring and Summer.

301 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 201 with a C or better; CHEM 331 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; certified Chemical Engineering major. Basic concepts and laws; property relationships; compression and liquefaction; phase equilibria; reaction equilibria; applications in stagewise processing. Typically offered Fall.

310 Introduction to Transport Processes 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 201 with a C or better; MATH 315 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; certified major in Chemical Engineering or Bioengineering. Fundamentals of the phenomena governing the transport of momentum, energy, and mass. (Crosslisted course offered as CHE 310, BIO ENG 310). Typically offered Fall.

310 (Effective through Summer 2017) Introduction to Transport Processes 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 201 with a C or better; MATH 315 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; certified major in Chemical Engineering or Bioengineering. Fundamentals of the phenomena governing the transport of momentum, energy, and mass. Typically offered Fall.

321 Kinetics and Reactor Design 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 301 with a C or better; CHEM 331 with a C or better; MATH 315 with a C or better; certified Chemical Engineering major. Chemical reaction kinetics applied to the design of reactors, non-ideal flow, mixing, catalysis. Typically offered Spring.

332 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 310 with a C or better; certified Chemical Engineering major. Design calculations, operations, and evaluation of equipment used in fluid flow, heat transfer, and evaporation. Typically offered Spring.

334 Chemical Engineering Separations 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 301 with a C or better; CHE 310 with a C or better; CHE 332 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; certified Chemical Engineering major. Design and evaluation of equipment used in continuous contacting. Typically offered Spring.

352 Chemical Process Safety 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 301 with a C or better; CHE 332 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; certified major in Chemical Engineering. Introduction to technical fundamentals of chemical process safety. Typically offered Spring.

398 (Effective through Summer 2017) Technical Seminar 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hours. Course Prerequisite: Certified Chemical Engineering major; junior standing. May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hours. Typically offered Fall and Spring. S, F grading.

432 [M] Chemical Engineering Lab I 3 (1-6) Course Prerequisite: CHE 321 with a C or better; CHE 332 with a C or better; CHE 334 with a C or better; CHE 352 with a C or better. Statistical design and analysis of experiments; safety; experiments in heat and mass transfer; separations, other unit operations, kinetics, control; technical reports and presentations. Typically offered Fall.

433 [M] Chemical Engineering Lab II 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 hours. Course Prerequisite: CHE 432 with a C or better. Laboratory experiments in heat and mass transfer; separations, other unit operations, kinetics, control; design calculations; technical reports and presentations. Typically offered Spring.

441 Process Control 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 211 with a C or better, or CHE 310 with a C or better. Measuring instruments, automatic control, process and instrument characteristics and theory applied to industrial control problems. Typically offered Fall.

450 Chemical Process Analysis and Design I 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 321 with a C or better; CHE 332 with a C or better; CHE 334 with a C or better; CHE 352 with a C or better. Chemical engineering design; computer tools; safety and environmental constraints; cost and equipment optimization. Typically offered Fall.

451 [CAPS] [M] Chemical Process Analysis and Design II 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 450 with a C or better. Development, design, and economic evaluation of chemical and related processes as practiced in industry. Typically offered Spring.

461 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: MATH 315; certified major in engineering or physical sciences; senior standing. Applied nuclear physics; application to the nuclear fuel cycle and nuclear reactor core design; nuclear reactor systems and safety. (Crosslisted course offered as ME 461, CHE 461). Typically offered Fall.

462 Applied Electrochemistry 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 301 with a C or better; CHE 310 with a C or better; CHE 321 with a C or better; CHEM 331 with a C or better; certified major in Chemical Engineering. Thermodynamics, kinetics, and transport processes that occur in a simple model electrochemical system and how to apply them into more complicated real systems. Typically offered Spring.

465 Integrated Envirochemical Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 321 with a C or better; CHE 334 with a C or better. Application of chemical engineering principles in assessment and remediation of industrial problems in air pollution, water pollution, and solid and hazardous waste. Typically offered Spring.

474 Metabolic Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: BIO ENG 210 or CHE 211; CHE 201; MATH 220; MATH 315. Understanding metabolic properties of organisms such that cells can be modified for use as biochemical plants to produce desired bioproducts. (Crosslisted course offered as BIO ENG 455, CHE 474). Typically offered Fall.

475 Introduction to Biochemical Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 321 with a C or better; CHE 332 with a C or better. Application of chemical engineering principles to the processing of biological and biochemical materials. Typically offered Fall.

476 Biomedical Engineering Principles 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 310 with a C or better. The application of chemical engineering principles to biomedical processes. (Crosslisted course offered as CHE 476, BIO ENG 476.) Typically offered Spring.

481 Special Topics in Chemical Engineering V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Interfacial phenomena, high temperature material processing, catalysis, biofilms, environmental technology, oil production, integrated circuit manufacturing, in situ destruction of hazardous waste. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

485 Interfacial Phenomena 3 Chemical and physical nature of the interface including the molecular basis for interfacial forces and resulting macroscopic phenomena. Credit not granted for both CHE 485 and 585. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Spring.

488 Professional Practice Coop/Internship I V 1-2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Practicum for students admitted to the VCEA Professional Practice and Experiential Learning Program; integration of coursework with on-the-job professional experience. (Crosslisted course offered as ENGR 488, BIO ENG 488, CHE 488, CE 488, CPT S 488, E E 488, ME 488, MSE 488, SDC 488). Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

495 Chemical Engineering Internship 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 hours. Students work full time in engineering assignments in approved industries with prior approval of advisor and industrial supervisor. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

498 Technical Seminar 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hours. Course Prerequisite: Certified major in Chemical Engineering. Typically offered Fall and Spring. S, F grading.

498 (Effective through Summer 2017) Technical Seminar 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hours. Course Prerequisite: Certified major in Chemical Engineering; senior standing. Typically offered Fall and Spring. S, F grading.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; instructor permission. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

510 Transport Processes 3 Transport of mass, energy, and momentum; unsteady and steady states as applied to chemical processing; macroscopic and microscopic analyses. Typically offered Fall. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

527 Chemical Thermodynamics 3 Thermodynamic laws for design and optimization of thermodynamic systems, equations of state, properties of ideal and real fluids and fluid mixtures, stability, phase equilibrium, chemical equilibrium; applications of thermodynamic principles. Typically offered Fall. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

529 Chemical Engineering Kinetics 3 Interpretation of kinetic data and design of nonideal chemical reactors; fundamentals of heterogeneous catalysis, catalyst preparation, characterization, and theory. Typically offered Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

541 Chemical Engineering Analysis 3 Mathematical analysis of chemical engineering operations and processes; mathematical modeling and computer application. Typically offered Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

549 Biochemical Conversion Laboratory 2 (1-3) Analytical techniques in biomass characterization; bioproduct/biofuel production from renewable biomass including biochemical processes. Typically offered Spring.

560 Biochemical Engineering 3 Chemical engineering applied to biological systems; fermentation processes, biochemical reactor design, downstream processing, transport phenomena in biological systems, biochemical technology. Typically offered Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

574 Protein Biotechnology 3 Biotechnology related to the isolation, modification and large scale commercial production, patenting and marketing of useful recombinant proteins and products. (Crosslisted course offered as MBIOS 574, CHE 574). Recommended preparation: MBIOS 513. Typically offered Even Years - Spring.

581 Advanced Topics in Chemical Engineering V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Filtration, reaction engineering, two-phase flow, non-Newtonian fluids, interfacial phenomena, fluidization, novel separations, biomedical engineering. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

585 Interfacial Phenomena 3 Chemical and physical nature of the interface including the molecular basis for interfacial forces and resulting macroscopic phenomena. Credit not granted for both CHE 485 and 585. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Spring.

596 Research Methods and Presentation I 2 Establish sound practices for graduate research and presentation of results; techniques used for performing through literature searching and establishing and testing research hypotheses. Typically offered Fall.

597 Research Methods and Presentation II 2 Establishing sound practices for presentation of research programs and research results. Typically offered Spring.

598 Research Seminar 1 May be repeated for credit. Seminar presentations on current topics in chemical engineering research. Typically offered Fall and Spring. S, F grading.

700 Master's Research, Thesis, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their master's research, thesis and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 700 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

702 Master's Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master's degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the Chemical Engineering or Engineering Science PhD program. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

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