Undergraduate Courses

EGPP-101 Introduction to Engineering, 2 Credits
Introduces and engages first year engineering students in the engineering and design process. Focus is given to knowledge of ethics and other issues of relevance to society. PREREQ: None.

EGPP-103 Introduction to Engineering Team Adoption, 1 Credit
Elective. Adoption of engineering teams; group dynamics; team work. PREREQ: None. * Not Required.

CHEG-102 Introduction to Engineering Design, 3 Credits
Introduction to chemical process design within the context of technological, social, cultural and intellectual developments; The course will help students to appreciate and understand the intellectual framework of engineering and the critical thinking that goes into it; Students will be expected to incorporate an understanding of the role of economic, safety, environmental and ethical considerations into the practice of engineering; and understand the way data is obtained and analyzed with an introduction to software packages that will be utilized in the chemical engineering program; and to provide students the skills and background necessary to be able to interpret data and discuss and communicate results and conclusions. CO-REQ: CHEM-003.

CHEG-201 Chemical Engineering Material Balances, 3 Credits
Analysis and application of material balances to chemical engineering operations and processes, introduces stoichiometric relations, process flow sheeting and correlations of chemical and physical properties. PREREQ: MATH-156 & CHEM-003

CHEG-202 Chemical Engineering Energy Balances, 3 Credits
Application of energy balances to chemical engineering operations and processes that involve non-reactive and reactive systems. The first law of thermodynamics and the correlation of chemical and physical properties are treated along with chemical and phase equilibria. PREREQ: CHEG-201 and MATH-157.

CHEG-211 Computational Methods in Chemical Engineering, 3 Credits
Elective. Introduction to the methods and techniques of computer-assisted problem solving methods, and also to review various engineering mathematical techniques and their application in solving chemical engineering problems. PREREQ: CHEG-102, MATH-156

CHEG-301 Fluid Mechanics, 3 Credits
Quantitative study of chemical engineering unit operations including fluid flow in piping systems and through porous media; motion of particles in fluids; metering; and differential analysis of pipe flow. PREREQ: CHEG-202, PHYS-013

CHEG-302 Heat Transfer, 3 Credits
Quantitative study of chemical engineering operations including heat exchange by conduction, convection and radiation as well as Heat Exchanger Design. PREREQ: MATH-159; CO-REQ: CHEG-301.

CHEG-303 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, 3 Credits
Introduction of second law of thermodynamics, use of entropy and free energy, properties of pure fluids and mixtures, equations of states, applications to power and refrigeration cycles, and study of phase and chemical equilibria. PREREQ: CHEG-202; PHYS-013.

CHEG-306 Chemical Engineering Analysis, 3 Credits
Introduction of chemical engineering analysis that enables us to express engineering problems in precise quantitative terms. This translation process, from physical system to mathematical description, will be emphasized throughout the course. The fundamental principles that will be used are the conservation laws of mass and energy adapted to the particular situations of interest. These may be closed systems (no flow into or out of the system boundaries) or open systems where such flows occur. We will solve systems of algebraic and first order differential equations with an emphasis on the modeling and simulation techniques of the MATLAB/SIMULINK package. PREREQ: MATH-l59, CHEG-30l; CO-REQ: SYCS-165

CHEG-401 Separation Process/Mass Transfer, 3 Credits
Quantitative study of chemical engineering operations involving equilibrium stage and differential mass transfer operations. To instruct the students on the fundamentals and the methodologies of equilibrium stage and differential mass transfer operations for the calculation of separation parameters. . PREREQ: CHEG-302, CHEG-303, CHEM-171/Permission of instructor.

CHEG-402 Process Control, 3 Credits
Involves methods of process control, dynamic response of chemical processing equipment and systems, modes of control and controller characteristics, and use of mathematical and experimental models. PREREQ: CHEG-302, CHEG-306 or Permission of Instructor.

CHEG-403 Chemical Reaction Engineering, 3 Credits
Presents the fundamentals of chemical reaction kinetics and application of kinetics, thermodynamics, and transport phenomena to the design of chemical reactors. PREREQ: CHEG-301, CHEG-303, CHEM-141, CHEM-171, MATH-159 or Permission of instructor.

CHEG-405 Chemical Engineering Laboratory, 3 Credits
Application of chemical engineering process and unit-operation principles to quantitative experiments in small-scale equipment. PREREQ: CHEM-145 or CHEM-173; COREQ: CHEG-401

CHEG-406 Introduction to Polymer Systems, 3 Credits
Elective. Modern industrial and commercial processes for production and fabrication of polymer materials. PREREQ: CHEM-l42 and CHEM-l7l; CHEG-303; COREQ: CHEG-302.

CHEG-407 Process Design I, 3 Credits
Involves cost estimation, materials of construction, and fabrication selection in the optimum design of chemical processing systems and equipment along with optimization incorporating the time-value of money and mathematical programming techniques. PREREQ: CHEG-303, CHEM-171 or Permission of instructor; COREQ: CHEG-302, CHEG-401.

CHEG-408 Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering, 3 Credits
Elective. Teaches use of the basic laws of conservation of momentum, mass, and energy, including rate expressions to formulate ordinary, partial differential and other fundamental equations describing chemical engineering processes, analytical and numerical solutions of resulting equations. PREREQ: CHEG-306 or permission of instructor.

CHEG-409 Independent Study in Chemical Engineering, 1-3 Credits
Elective. Provides advanced treatment of selected topics in chemical engineering, with independent study subjects arranged to fit the interests of the student and advisor. PREREQ: Junior standing or Permission of instructor.

CHEG-410 Advanced Mass Transfer -- Selected Topics, 3 Credits
Elective. Deals with dynamic sorption operations and newly developing separation techniques, including equilibrium concepts and mass transfer design methods. PREREQ: CHEG-303 and CHEG-401

CHEG-412 Transport Phenomena, 3 Credits
Elective. Provides a unified treatment of momentum, heat, and mass transport, with development of equations of change and application of microscopic and macroscopic balances to a variety of chemical engineering problems. PREREQ: CHEG-306; COREQ: CHEG-40l or Permission of instructor.

CHEG-414 Process Design II, 3 Credits
Instruction in the use of chemical engineering and economic principles in solving problems of design and optimization of chemical processing systems and equipment, along with application of optimization methods and computer simulations in determining optimum selection of process variables. PREREQ: CHEG-306, CHEG-401, CHEG-403, CHEG-407, CHEM-142, CHEM-172 or Permission of instructor.

CHEG-416 Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering, 3 Credits
Elective. Introduces students to environmental engineering, hydrology, water and waste water treatment, air pollution and control, solid waste disposal, and hazardous waste treatment and management. PREREQ: CHEG-306 or Permission of instructor.

CHEG-417 Frontiers in Nanoscience Engineering and Technology, 3 Credits
Elective. This course will emphasize the history of and characterization tools for nanotechnology. Leading edge areas of research and potential impacts of nanotechnology will be covered. PREREQ: Permission of instructor.

CHEG-422 Polymer Processing, 3 Credits
Elective. Discusses applications of the power law and of linear viscoelasticity to extrusion, injection molding and fiber-spinning. PREREQ: CHEG-412.

CHEG-424 Bioprocess Engineering, 3 Credits
Elective. Provides students with a rudimentary but sufficient and necessary introduction to the biological sciences, which underlie the applications of chemical engineering principles and practices to the biological processing of materials into marketable products and processes. The principles and practices of chemical engineering are then brought to bear on phenomena in the various life-science disciplines leads then to studies of bioreactor engineering, kinetics and design, and bioseparation processes. PREREQ: CHEG-202 or Permission of instructor.

CHEG-425 Air Pollution Engineering, 3 Credits
Elective. Deals with thermodynamics and reaction kinetics of primary and secondary air pollutants, transport and diffusion processes in the atmosphere, stack design and plume dispersion modeling, and design of air pollution control equipment for particulates and gases. PREREQ: CHEM-142 and CHEG-306; CO-REQ: CHEG-401.

CHEG-426 Polymer Rheology, 3 Credits
Elective. Treats viscoelasticity and the generalized Newtonian fluid, including the power law, in fluid mechanics and rheology. Differential and integral constitutive equations. PREREQ: CHEG-412.

CHEG-428 Introduction to Electrochemical Engineering, 3 Credits
Elective. Introduces students to fundamentals of electrochemical engineering. Treats fuels cells, energy generation with some focus on electrochemical membranes. PREREQ: Permission of instructor.

CHEG-430 Nanomaterials, 3 Credit
Elective. Leading edge areas of research and potential impacts of nanotechnology will be covered. Although nanomaterials fabrication and processing will be emphasized, production of nanobioassemblies, and nanomedicine applications will be reviewed. PREREQ: Permission of instructor.

CHEG-800 Chemical Engineering Seminar, 0 Credit
Elective. Presents selected topics of interest to chemical engineering students and professionals and discusses professionalism, careers in chemical engineering, graduate school and AIChE.

CHEG-900 Engineering Practice, 3 Credits
Elective. Involves practical engineering work carried out by students enrolled in the Cooperative Education Program during the time spent in industry. Credit may be awarded based on an evaluation of work experience by the faculty and employers. PREREQ: Enrollment in Cooperative Education Program.


2016 AIChE Annual Student Conference in San Francisco

Wed, March 1, 2017

One Senior and six juniors chemical engineering students respectively participated in the 2016 AIChE Annual Student Conference in San Francisco, CA, November 14-18, 2016. The­ students were Simone Stanley, April Howard, Anayia Reliford, Mahtab Waseem, Bekuechukwu Uzondu, Diwash Bajracharya and Okeoghene Osevwe. Simone Stanley (Senior Chemical Engineering student) won first place for her presentation of “An Experiment Based Smartphone Education App for a Simple Introduction to Chemical Engineering Kinetics” in the General Engineering and Engineering Education session of the poster competition.Read More >>

CE Department Chair Ramesh Chawla Invited to Serve on EPA's National Advisory Council

Tue, May 24, 2016

Chemical Engineering Department Chair Ramesh Chawla has been invited to serve on the U.S Environmental Protection Agency's National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology for a two-year term. As a representative member, he will represent the interests of the Howard University Department of Chemical Engineering.Read More >>


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