Course Description (CHE)

41) Heat Transfer Operations

–  Number of credits: 3 (theory)

– Prerequisites/Previous subjects: no

–  Course Description: The course will introduce the fundamental concepts of various modes of heat transfer: conduction, convection, and radiation. It will further elaborate these concepts with theories and applications to the solutions of practically relevant chemical engineering problems. Some aspects of process design principles of various heat transfer equipment will be taken up in the later part of this course. Finally, to present a physical picture of the convection process, heat transfer in boundary layer flows will be addressed. Even though the course is primarily designed to meet the requirements of an undergraduate chemical engineering course on heat transfer, it will be useful for the practicing engineers to refresh with fundamental and technical information.

42) Chemical Reaction Engineering

–  Number of credits: 3 (theory)

– Prerequisites/Previous subjects: no

–  Course Description: The intent of this course is to help the student master several advanced concepts in chemical reaction engineering, notably: 1) advanced reactor design, including consideration of the energy balance; 2) chemical reaction mechanisms and rate theories; 3) transport effects in reactive systems; 4) biomolecular applications of chemical kinetics.

43) Mechanical Unit Operations

–  Number of credits: 3 (theory)

– Prerequisite: Calculus 2, Physics 1/Previous subject: no

– Course Description: In chemical engineering processes, it is quite common that one has to deal with fluids and solid particles in mixtures. In this course, students are provided with the basic knowledge of chemical engineering in fluid mechanics and mechanical process operations for heterogeneous systems. This subject is a vital part of background for a chemical engineer. The course consists of three parts:

o Part 1 – Basic concepts and fluid mechanics: definition, classification, and properties of fluids; fluid statics and dynamics; dimensional analysis and similitude.

o Part 2 – Transportation of fluids: pumps, pipeline calculation, blowers and compressors.

o Part 3 – Processing heterogeneous phase systems: Separation (settling and filtration) and Agitation processes and equipment.

44) Introduction to Health Safety and Environment (HSE)

–  Number of credits: 1 (practice)

– Prerequisites/Previous subjects: no

–  Course Description: The course is to introduce students to the application of health safety and environment (HSE) concepts in engineering. It emphasizes mainly on the management of risk associated with any hazardous products and processes throughout its life cycle. Generally, implementing HSE program is to minimize and control the risks that come from any hazards of products and processes. This makes HSE an integral part of any engineering discipline.

45) Green Chemical Engineering

–  Number of credits: 3 (theory)

–  Prerequisite: Reaction and Catalysis Kinetics/Previous Subject: no

–  Course Description: This course will introduce students with green chemical engineering in order to devise new technologies and methods of chemical processing that generate little or no pollution and promote the practice of more sustainable engineering options. In particular, designing a chemical reactor to achieve maximum performance is the key for waste minimization. The course will focus on the principles of chemical reaction engineering with some key factors which influence reactor performance will be introduced.