Course Description (CHE)

35) Process Instrumentation and Control

– Number of credits: 2 (theory)

–  Prerequisite: no/Previous Subject: Introduction to Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering

–  Course Description: A process cannot be operated without measurement, analysis, and controlling its factors. This course is to introduce the calculation method to determine potential errors in analysis and measurement for chemical engineering processes, basic background of process instrumentation of basic factors, such as temperature, pressure, flow rate, pH, liquid of solid particle level, etc. An important part of the course is also to introduce students about basic principles in controlling chemical engineering processes.

36) Industrial Chemistry

–  Number of credits: 2 (theory)

– Prerequisite: no/Parallel subject: Physics 2

–  Course Description: This course will provide students with essential skills and knowledge involved in industrial chemistry. The covered topics include Chemical process technology; Surface, Adsorption and heterogeneous catalysis, Polymeric materials; Colloids and surfactant; Sustainable and green chemistry.

37) Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis

–  Number of credits: 3 (theory)

– Prerequisites/Previous subjects: no

–  Course Description: This course provides students with the principles and methods of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. The course covers definition of catalysis, adsorption-desorption, surface area and porosity; Langmuir-Hinshelwood kinetics, kinetic modelling; characterization of catalysis; and reaction rate theory.

38) Computational Chemistry

–  Number of credits: 2 (theory) + 1 (practice)

– Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Physical Chemistry 2, Organic Chemistry 2/Previous subject: no

–  Course Description: The course addresses computer-based calculations within chemistry. The course integrates theory with practical computation elements applied within the fields of environmental chemistry, protein chemistry and medicinal chemistry. The students are expected to acquire knowledge within quantum chemistry, molecular mechanics, bioinformatics, and the theoretical characterization of molecules, and applied methods for computation of the geometric and electronic structure of molecules. The course comprises both theory and practical application of important concepts within quantum chemistry and molecular mechanics. Central concepts for the computer-based application of organic molecules within quantum chemistry will be described and discussed. The focus within molecular mechanics is on describing and discussing the practical application of organic molecules, including proteins. The bioinformatics part of the course addresses the construction and use of databases containing biological information, protein sequence comparisons and 3D structure comparisons. The theory behind methods, practical execution and assessment of the quality of the sequence comparison are addressed and discussed. The theoretical characterization of molecules interconnects the various sections of the course, i.e., quantum chemistry, molecular mechanics and bioinformatics.

39) Simulation and Optimization

–  Number of credits: 2 (theory) + 1 (practice)

– Prerequisite: Process Instrumentation and Control/Pre-course: no

– Course Description: This course is to introduce the fundamental methods used in deterministic operations research and the use of numerical analysis and linear algebra to solve industrial engineering problems. Topics to be covered include: problem formulations, simplex method in table form, duality theory, an introduction to the geometry of the simplex method, sensitivity analysis, transportation and network flow problems.

40) Mass Transfer Operations

–  Number of credits: 3 (theory)

– Prerequisite: no/Previous subject: no

– Description of course content: In this course, students will learn key theory and

–  Course Description: In this course, students will learn the fundamental theory and introductory practical applications of separation processes. The fundamental theory they will study includes molecular diffusion, convective mass transfer, interphase mass transfer, the two- film model, film and overall mass transfer coefficients and vapor-liquid equilibrium. Mass transfer theory is used to design and analyze unit operations for separation processes. These include flash and continuous distillation, gas absorption, extraction, solid leaching, adsorption, drying, and humidification. The methods used to study the unit operations are material balances for stage and continuous contact processes, McCabe-Thiele design methods, and packed tower design.