CHME-CHEMICAL & MATERIALS ENGR (CHME)
CHME 101. Introduction to Chemical Engineering Calculations
2 Credits (2)
Introduction to the discipline of chemical engineering, including: an overview of the curriculum; career opportunities; units and conversions; process variables; basic data treatments; and computing techniques including use of spreadsheets.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 1220G.
- Describe career opportunities available to holders of a BSCHE degree.
- Find and use learning and advising resources within CHME and Engineering.
- Create a course registration plan for future semesters that meets the degree and prerequisite requirements for the BSCHE in the timeliest manner.
- Diagram a process with unit operations and material and energy flows.
- Perform unit analysis and unit conversions accurately and efficiently.
- Validate calculated results using estimation techniques.
- Apply the concept of significant figures to numerical answers.
- Identify and describe process variable measurements using engineering vocabulary.
- Express and convert concentrations using mass, mole, and volume bases. 1
- Convert between absolute and relative pressure and temperature scales. 1
- Perform calculations in Excel using built-in and custom functions. 1
- Generate 2-D plots of data and functions in Excel. 1
- Perform a regression of data to a mathematical model.
CHME 102. Material Balances
2 Credits (2)
Perform material balances in single- and multi-phase, reacting and non-reacting systems under isothermal conditions.
Prerequisite: MATH 1220G.
- Analyze data using trendlines. Linearize when necessary.
- Use unit conversions when solving problems.
- Turn a verbal or written problem statement into a diagram and a mathematical form.
- Write and solve material balances on single and multi-unit processes, for both nonreactive and reactive processes.
- Identify what phase a substance is in and then be able to use the correct equations to relate volume to mass and moles.
- Use Raoult’s and Henry’s law when solving mass balances.
CHME 201. Energy Balances & Basic Thermodynamics
3 Credits (3)
Chemical Engineering energy balances; combined energy and material balances including those with chemical reaction, purge and recycle; thermochemistry; application to unit operations. Introduction to the first and second laws of thermodynamics and their applications. May be repeated up to 3 credits.
- Correctly implement unit conversions (outcome (a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering),
- Analyze and solve elementary material balances on single and multi-unit process, for both nonreactive and reactive processes,
- Apply the first law of thermodynamics to batch and flow processes,
- Locate thermophysical property data in the literature and estimate properties when data are not available,
- Conduct combined material and energy balances around continuous multi-unit processes with and without chemical reaction,
- Perform process calculations using psychrometric charts, enthalpy concentration diagrams and steam tables,
- Derive and solve differential equations for transient heat and material balances on dynamic systems.
- Determine individual learning style and describe how learners of that style can help themselves,
- Use modern engineering tools (example, Excel) to solve material and energy balance problems