2017-18 Academic Catalog

Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering

Director: Bill Elmore
Office: 330 Swalm Chemical Engineering Building

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering is a profession where a diverse group of individuals contribute to the invention, development, and deployment of an incredible range of processes and products in a variety of industries including chemical, petrochemical, environmental, pharmaceutical, environmental, and materials. Chemical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the chemical and physical processes used to develop and manufacture many different products of greater value from lesser valued chemicals and feedstocks. Without question, chemical engineers are making major contributions to the technological infrastructure of modern society.

The mission of the Swalm School of Chemical Engineering is to produce graduates who have the ability to apply the principles of the physical sciences, together with the principles of economics and human relations, to fields that pertain directly to processes and process equipment that treat material to effect a change in state, energy content, or composition.

Graduates will receive a broad education that will enable them to become leaders in industry, the profession, and the community. Those graduates who excel academically will be prepared for entry to graduate or professional school.

To achieve our mission, Program Educational Objectives have been established to help us assess the degree to which we have achieved these objectives.

Program Educational Objectives

Mississippi State University Chemical Engineering graduates will:

  1. Successfully work in the chemical engineering profession as design, process, and research engineers (and related designations) with prominent companies in chemical process, petroleum and petro-chemical, environmental, government agencies, consulting, or other, related industries.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to address unstructured problems specific to chemical engineering technical specialties by identifying and implementing solutions using the proper tools, practical approaches, addressing health safety and environmental issues,  and flexible thinking.
  3. Be involved in professional development that may include pursuit of post-baccalaureate degrees in chemical engineering and related fields, business and professional programs including medicine and law -- advancing in their chosen fields to technical leadership, supervisory and management roles and by obtaining professional licensure where appropriate.

Students choosing to major in Chemical Engineering will select one of three concentration areas within the Chemical Engineering Program:

  1. Chemical Engineering Practice Concentration;
  2. Chemical Engineering Research/Development Concentration; or
  3. Biomolecular Engineering Concentration.
     

Chemical Engineering Practice Concentration. This concentration area prepares the graduate to enter industry upon graduation well-prepared to function as a chemical engineer, in a variety of industries as well as in a variety of job functions. Students pursuing this option are also well prepared for graduate studies in chemical engineering or professional school. A combination of 12 hours of technical electives, chemical engineering elective, and chemistry elective allows a student to emphasize an area of interest, including materials, environmental, energy (including alternative energy), or traditional chemical engineering.

Chemical Engineering Research/Development Concentration. This concentration area prepares the chemical engineering graduate for further educational endeavors at the graduate level and for opportunities in research and development by providing them with additional training in mathematics and chemical engineering topics. Focused selection of technical, chemistry, and basic engineering electives provides the opportunity to develop the depth required for post-graduate research activities in chemical engineering.

Biomolecular Engineering Concentration. This concentration area prepares the graduate for a career in the biotechnology industry. The concentration area also provides students the opportunity to fulfill prerequisites for medical, dental, or veterinary school upon completion of their chemical engineering degree. Focused selection of technical, chemistry, and basic engineering electives provides the opportunity to develop the depth required in biology, biochemistry, and microbiology for students interested in this concentration. While students regularly enter medical school via the Chemical Engineering Practice concentration, the biomolecular engineering concentration offers students not only a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, but also highlights those topics encountered in biotechnology, medical school or in veterinary school.

The Chemical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Petroleum Engineering

This curriculum is designed to educate students on the foundational principles required for success in the petroleum industry. Graduates will be prepared to enter the workforce and manage the human and energy resources in the petroleum industry.  Students will develop hands-on, communication, and critical thinking skills to be successful. The program offers unique training with a particular emphasis on petroleum reservoir engineering, enhanced petroleum recovery methods, and thorough economic analysis. the degree is houses within the Swalm School of Chemical Engineering, and offers a student-focused curriculum with one-on-one advising and professional development opportunities.  

The petroleum industry is one of the world's largest industries and is relied upon for our current way of life in several ways. First, petroleum fuels can be burned for energy which is used to supply heat and generate electricity for stationary applications. Secondly, petroleum has a favorable energy density and can be pursued for transportation applications. Finally, petroleum products are used to produce many chemical products of industrial and household relevance. The world consumes over 30 billion barrels of oil per year. It is estimated that 25% of the oil produced annually is used in the United States of America. The state of Mississippi ranks 13th in annual petroleum production in the United States. Major refineries in the state are located in Pascagoula, Vicksburg, and Sandersville. The state is estimated to produce 3.1% of U.S. motor gasoline and 1.7% of U.S. distillate fuel, which are significant amounts given the total volume of consumption.

Program Educational Objectives

Mississippi State University Petroleum Engineering graduates will:

  1. Obtain gainful employment and hold positions of increasing responsibility in the field of Petroleum Engineering as a Reservoir, Production or Drilling engineer
  2. Apply effective communications, leadership and teaming skills in the field of petroleum engineering in industry, academia or government.
  3. Continue to improve technical skills through continued education, professional licensure, Certifications etc.

Chemical Engineering

General Education and Degree Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Mathematics
See Major Core
Science
See Major Core
Humanities
See General Education courses6
Fine Arts
See General Education courses3
Social/Behavioral Sciences
See General Education courses6
Major Core
Math and Basic Science36
Calculus I
Calculus II
Calculus III
Calculus IV
Differential Equations I
Chemistry I
Investigations in Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Investigations in Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Physics I
Physics II (or accepted substitutions)
Engineering Topics49
Introduction to Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Mass and Energy Balances
Chemical Engineering Analysis
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I 1
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II
Fluid Flow Operations 1
Heat Transfer Operations 1
Chemical Engineering Laboratory I
Separation Processes
Chemical Engineering Laboratory II
Engineering Materials
Chemical Reactor Design
Process Design
Process Instrumentation and Control
Chemical Plant Design
Chemical Process Safety
Engineering Economy I
Oral Communication Requirement
Fulfilled in CHE 3222, CHE 3232, CHE 4134 and CHE 4233
Writing Requirement
GE 3513Technical Writing3
Computer Literacy
Fulfilled in CHE 2213 and CHE 4134
Choose one of the following sets of courses to complete the degree:19
Chemical Engineering Practice Concentration (CHEP)
Engineering Mechanics I
Electrical Engineering Systems
Professional Development Seminar
Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Chemical Engineering Elective 2
Chemistry Elective 3
Technical Electives 3
(It is strongly recommended that CHE 4313 Transport Phenomena be used as a technical elective)
Chemical Engineering Research/Development Concentration (CERD)
Transport Phenomena
Professional Development Seminar
Introduction to Linear Algebra
Differential Equations II
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I (MA/ST 4543 is a cross-listed course, but the student should choose MA 4543 if a minor in mathematics is desired.)
Engineering Statistics I
Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Chemistry Elective 3
Biomolecular Engineering Concentration (BIOM)
Biology I
Biology II
General Microbiology
General Biochemistry
Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
Choose one of the following:
Physics III (pre-medical students)
Advanced biology course (pre-veterinary students)
Biotechnology course from an engineering dept. (Biomolecular engineering practice)
Total Hours128
1

With consent of student's advisor, the following course substitutions are acceptable:

  • EM 3313 Fluid Mechanics for CHE 3203
  • ME 3513 Thermodynamics I for CHE 3113
  • ME 3313 Heat Transfer for CHE 3213
2

 CHE 4000 Directed Individual Study will generally be disallowed for the required chemical engineering elective but may be used as a technical elective.

3

 The Chemistry and Technical Electives are to be chosen from an approved list available online and from the student's advisor.

Petroleum Engineering

General Education and Degree Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
EN 1113English Composition II3
Mathematics (see Major core)
Science (see Major core)
Humanities (see General Education list)6
Fine Arts (see General Education list)3
Social/Behavioral Sciences (see General Education list)6
Major Core-Math and Basic Science
MA 1713Calculus I3
MA 1723Calculus II3
MA 2733Calculus III3
MA 2743Calculus IV3
CH 1211Investigations in Chemistry I1
CH 1213Chemistry I3
CH 1221Investigations in Chemistry II1
CH 1223Chemistry II3
GG 1113Survey of Earth Sciences I3
PH 2213Physics I3
PH 2223Physics II3
Choose at least one of the following:3-4
Development of Fossil Fuel Resources
Engineering Geology
Principles of Sedimentary Deposits I
Structural Geology
Principles of Sedimentary Deposits II
Major Core - Engineering Topics
CHE 1101Introduction to Chemical & Petroleum Engineering1
CHE 2114Mass and Energy Balances4
CHE 2213Chemical Engineering Analysis3
CHE 3113Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I3
CHE 3413Engineering Materials3
CHE 4313Transport Phenomena3
EM 2413Engineering Mechanics I3
EM 3213Mechanics of Materials3
IE 3913Engineering Economy I3
IE 4613Engineering Statistics I3
PTE 3902Petroleum Engineering Lab 12
PTE 3903Petroleum Reservoir Fluid Properties3
PTE 3912Petroleum Engineering Lab 22
PTE 3953Petroleum Reservoir Rock Properties and Fluid Flow3
PTE 3963Drilling3
PTE 3973Petroleum Production Operations3
PTE 4903Petroleum Reservoir Engineering 13
PTE 4913Petroleum Reservoir Engineering 23
PTE 4923Completion Design3
PTE 4953Formation Evaluation3
PTE 4963Oil Recovery Methods3
PTE 4993Petroleum Economic Analysis3
Writing Requirement
GE 3513Technical Writing3
Oral Communication Requirement - Fulfilled in PTE 3902, PTE 3912, and PTE 4993
Computer Literacy - Fulfilled in CHE 2213 and PTE 4993
Technical Electives6
Total Hours128

Courses

CHE 1001 First Year Seminar: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. First-year seminars explore a diverse array of topics that provide students with an opportunity to learn about a specific discipline from skilled faculty members

CHE 1101 Introduction to Chemical & Petroleum Engineering: 1 hour.

(Prerequisites: Credit or registration in CH 1213 Chemistry I and MA 1323 Trigonometry or MA 1453 Pre-calculus). One hour lecture. One hour laboratory. Study of fundamentals of chemical and petroleum engineering including unit conversions and stoichiometry

CHE 2114 Mass and Energy Balances: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: C or better in CH 1223 and credit or registration in MA 1723). Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Application of systems of units, material balances, heats of reaction, energy balances, and chemical equilibria to typical industrial problems

CHE 2203 Introduction to Engineering with CHE and PTE Applications: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Credit or registration in chemistry and calculus). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Taught on approved high school campuses. Introduction to engineering topics and analysis of engineering problems with applications to chemical and petroleum engineering

CHE 2213 Chemical Engineering Analysis: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: C or better in CH 1213; Credit or registration in MA 1713). Three hours lecture. Introduction to the analysis of chemical & petroleum engineering processes using numerical and statistical techniques with application of modern computational tools available to engineers

CHE 2990 Special Topics in Chemical Engineering: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

CHE 3113 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: C or better in CH 1223 and PH 2213. Co-requisites: CHE 2114 and MA 2733). Three hours lecture. Thermodynamic properties, energy relationships, applications of the first and second law of thermodynamics, flow processes, power cycles, refrigeration and liquefaction

CHE 3123 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: C or better in MA 2743, CHE 2114 and CHE 3113). Three hours lecture. Treatment of non-ideal effects. High pressure behavior of pure substances. Thermodynamics of ideal and non-ideal mixtures, phase equilibria, and chemical equilibria

CHE 3203 Fluid Flow Operations: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: C or better in PH 2213 and credit and registration in CHE 2114 and MA 1723). Three hours lecture. Fundamentals of fluid flow behavior in chemical processes emphasized by extensive calculations. Design of fluid flow systems

CHE 3213 Heat Transfer Operations: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: C or better in MA 2743 and in either CHE 3203 or EM 3313 and credit or registration in CHE 3113 and MA 3253). Three hours lecture. Fundamentals of heat transfer in chemical engineering processes and process equipment

CHE 3222 Chemical Engineering Laboratory I: 2 hours.

(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CHE 3203 or EM 3313; Credit or registration in CHE 3213). Four hours laboratory. Experiments in chemical engineering operations related to fluid flow and heat transfer. Experimental design, statistics, health & safety concerns

CHE 3223 Separation Processes: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: C or better in CHE 3203; Credit or registration in CHE 3213 and CHE 3123) Three hours lecture. Fundamentals of separation processes, including distillation, gas, absorption/stripping, liquid-liquid extraction, membrane-based processes. Analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of separation processes for binary and multi-component mixtures. Design and sizing of separation equipment

CHE 3232 Chemical Engineering Laboratory II: 2 hours.

(Prerequisites: C or better in CHE 3203, CHE 3213, and CHE 3223). Four hours laboratory. Experiments in chemical engineering unit operations related to heat transfer, mass transfer, kinetics and process control. Statistical design of experiments, instrumentation and data acquisition

CHE 3331 Professional Development Seminar: 1 hour.

(Prerequisites: Chemical Engineering majors with Junior Standing). One hour lecture. A seminar focused on professional development and topics of interest/concern to the chemical engineering professional

CHE 3413 Engineering Materials: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: C or better in CH 1223 and PH 2213). Three hours lecture. The physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of engineering materials. The influence of these properties on the behavior of materials that have been placed in service

CHE 4000 Directed Individual Study in Chemical Engineering: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

CHE 4113 Chemical Reactor Design: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CHE 3123 and MA 3253 ). Three hours lecture. The fundamentals of chemical reaction kinetics with applications

CHE 4134 Process Design: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: IE 3913 and Grade of C or better in CHE 3123 ,CHE 3213 and CHE 3223). Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Design and analysis of chemical and environmental engineering processes utilizing momentum, energy, and mass transport principles

CHE 4143 Advanced Polymeric and Multicomponent.: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior standing; CHE 3413, ME 3403, EM 4133 or equivalent materials course.) Three hours lecture. Nomenclature, synthesis, characterization, processing, and properties of state-of-the-art polymeric and multicomponent materials

CHE 4153 Introduction to Particle and Crystallization Technology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior standing, C or better in CHE 2114, MA 1723, PH 2213, and/or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Fundamentals of particle and crystallization technology including theory and practical applications that emphasize unit operations and their interaction with solids

CHE 4163 Nanotechnology in Chemical Applications: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior standing, C or better in CH 1223, PH 2213, MA 1723, and/or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Fundamental concepts, applications, and preparation and synthesis of colloidal systems. Includes characterization methods and applications in nanotechnology

CHE 4193 Automotive Engineering: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Fundamentals of automotive engineering, including power units, mechanical systems, electrical systems, and industrial and systems engineering aspects. (Same as ECE 4193/6193,IE 4193/6193 and ME 4193/6193)

CHE 4223 Process Instrumentation and Control: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: CHE 4113 and C or better in CHE 3223). Three hours lecture. Measurement of process variables; characteristics of control elements; automatic control instruments; dynamic behavior of process equipment; process control systems

CHE 4233 Chemical Plant Design: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites:CHE 4134 and CHE 4113 ) Three hours lecture. Application of scientific and engineering principles to the design and economic evaluation of industrial chemical plants

CHE 4313 Transport Phenomena: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CHE 3213 , MA 3253 and either CHE 3203 or EM 3313 ). Three hours lecture.Fundamental principles of momentum, heat and mass transport. Relationships between transport processes and the physical property distributions in fluids and solids

CHE 4423 Fundamentals of Industrial Corrosion: 3 hours.

(Co-requisite: CHE 3413). Three hours lecture. Identifying and eliminating the different types of corrosion that lead to the failure of engineering structures

CHE 4441 Fundamentals of Engineering Seminar: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. Review of general engineering and chemical engineering fundamentals in preparation for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam

CHE 4513 Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Processes: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CHE 2113 and consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. A study of pulping and paper making processes with emphasis on application of basic engineering techniques to special problems of the pulp and paper industry

CHE 4613 Air Pollution Control Design: Theory and Practice: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. A study of the unit operations of air pollution control systems with a specific emphasis on air pollution dynamics, equipment design, and equipment operation

CHE 4624 Experimental Methods in Materials Research: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: CHE 3413 or ABE 3813 or ME 3403 or permission of instructors).Three hours lecture.Three hours laboratory. An introduction to research methodologies commonly used in the evaluation of treatments, and mechanical testing.(Same as ABE 4624/6624 and ME 4624/6624)

CHE 4633 Chemical Process Safety: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: C or better in CHE 2114, CHE 3203, and MA 1723). Three hours lecture. Fundamentals of chemical process safety, including toxicology, industrial hygiene, source modeling, dispersion modeling, fires & explosion and the design of reliefs

CHE 4673 Industrial Microbiology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Introduction to microbial anatomy, physiology, and genetics. Use of microorganisms and their by-products. Identification and control of biofouling, biocorrosion,and biodegradation of products and processes. (Same as BIO 4673/6673)

CHE 4683 Fundamentals of Biofuels Production: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Engineering and economic analysis of the chemical processes applied to produce biofuels

CHE 4990 Special Topics in Chemical Engineering: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

CHE 6113 Chemical Reactor Design: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CHE 3123 and MA 3253 ). Three hours lecture. The fundamentals of chemical reaction kinetics with applications

CHE 6134 Process Design: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: IE 3913 and Grade of C or better in CHE 3123 ,CHE 3213 and CHE 3223). Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Design and analysis of chemical and environmental engineering processes utilizing momentum, energy, and mass transport principles

CHE 6143 Advanced Polymeric and Multicomponent: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior standing; CHE 3413, ME 3403, EM 4133 or equivalent materials course.) Three hours lecture. Nomenclature, synthesis, characterization, processing, and properties of state-of-the-art polymeric and multicomponent materials

CHE 6153 Introduction to Particle and Crystallization: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior standing, C or better in CHE 2114, MA 1723, PH 2213, and/or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Fundamentals of particle and crystallization technology including theory and practical applications that emphasize unit operations and their interaction with solids

CHE 6163 Nanotechnology in Chemical Applications: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior standing, C or better in CH 1223, PH 2213, MA 1723, and/or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Fundamental concepts, applications, and preparation and synthesis of colloidal systems. Includes characterization methods and applications in nanotechnology

CHE 6193 Automotive Engineering: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Fundamentals of automotive engineering, including power units, mechanical systems, electrical systems, and industrial and systems engineering aspects. (Same as ECE 4193/6193,IE 4193/6193 and ME 4193/6193)

CHE 6223 Process Instrumentation and Control: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: CHE 4113 and C or better in CHE 3223). Three hours lecture. Measurement of process variables; characteristics of control elements; automatic control instruments; dynamic behavior of process equipment; process control systems

CHE 6233 Chemical Plant Design: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites:CHE 4134 and CHE 4113 ) Three hours lecture. Application of scientific and engineering principles to the design and economic evaluation of industrial chemical plants

CHE 6313 Transport Phenomena: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CHE 3213 , MA 3253 and either CHE 3203 or EM 3313 ). Three hours lecture.Fundamental principles of momentum, heat and mass transport. Relationships between transport processes and the physical property distributions in fluids and solids

CHE 6423 Fundamentals of Industrial Corrosion: 3 hours.

(Co-requisite: CHE 3413). Three hours lecture. Identifying and eliminating the different types of corrosion that lead to the failure of engineering structures

CHE 6513 Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Processes: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CHE 2113 and consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. A study of pulping and paper making processes with emphasis on application of basic engineering techniques to special problems of the pulp and paper industry

CHE 6613 Air Pollution Control Design: Theory and Practice: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. A study of the unit operations of air pollution control systems with a specific emphasis on air pollution dynamics, equipment design, and equipment operation

CHE 6624 Experimental Methods in Materials Research: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: CHE 3413 or ABE 3813 or ME 3403 or permission of instructors).Three hours lecture.Three hours laboratory. An introduction to research methodologies commonly used in the evaluation of treatments, and mechanical testing.(Same as ABE 4624/6624 and ME 4624/6624)

CHE 6633 Chemical Process Safety: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: C or better in CHE 2114, CHE 3203, and MA 1723). Three hours lecture. Fundamentals of chemical process safety, including toxicology, industrial hygiene, source modeling, dispersion modeling, fires & explosion and the design of reliefs

CHE 6673 Industrial Microbiology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Introduction to microbial anatomy, physiology, and genetics. Use of microorganisms and their by-products. Identification and control of biofouling, biocorrosion,and biodegradation of products and processes. (Same as BIO 4673/6673)

CHE 6683 Fundamentals of Biofuels Production: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Engineering and economic analysis of the chemical processes applied to produce biofuels

CHE 6990 Special Topics in Chemical Engineering: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

CHE 7000 Directed Individual Study in Chemical Engineering: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

CHE 8000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Chemical Engineering: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

CHE 8011 Chemical Engineering Seminar: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: Graduate standing). Library assignments and reports on the current chemical engineering literature

CHE 8113 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: CHE 3123 and CHE 4113 or equivalent). Three hours lecture. Advanced study of fundamental laws of thermodynamics as applied to unit operations, nonideal fluids and solutions, chemical equilibria, electrochemistry and similar topics

CHE 8123 Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Theory and interrelations of phenomemological chemical kinetics and molecular reaction dynamics

CHE 8223 Advanced Process Computations: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CHE 3223). Three hours lecture. Numerical methods. Numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations for process applications. Use of algebraic and matrix methods. Digital computer applications

CHE 8523 Advanced Transport Phenomena: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing). Fundamental principles in momentum, heat, and mass transport. Conservation equations. Continuity, motion, energy equations, and multicomponent mass equation of change

CHE 8713 Scientific Proposal Instruction and Development: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Detailed instruction in scientific research proposal preparation and review including, article and proposal reviewing, budgeting, literature searches, broader impact statements, and full proposal development and defense

CHE 8990 Special Topics in Chemical Engineering: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

CHE 9000 Dissertation Research/ Dissertation in Chemical Engineering: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

PTE 2990 Special Topics in Petroleum Engineering: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

PTE 3902 Petroleum Engineering Lab 1: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: PTE 3953; Co-requisite: PTE 3963). Four hours laboratory. Laboratory experiments, statistical analysis, and report writing in rock properties and drilling and completion

PTE 3903 Petroleum Reservoir Fluid Properties: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: PH 2213, MA 2733, and credit or registration in CHE 3113). Three hours lecture. A study of the physical and chemical properties of petroleum reservoir fluids for use in the study, evaluation, and management of oil and gas reservoirs

PTE 3912 Petroleum Engineering Lab 2: 2 hours.

PTE 3953 Petroleum Reservoir Rock Properties and Fluid Flow: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: PH 2213, MA 2733, and CHE 3113). Three hours lecture. Study of the physical properties of petroleum reservoir rocks as they relate to the flow of oil, water, and gas through porous and permeable rocks

PTE 3963 Drilling: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: PH 2213, MA 2743, CHE 3113, and PTE 3903). Three hours lecture. A study of the equipment used and method of drilling and completion of oil and gas wells

PTE 3973 Petroleum Production Operations: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: GG 1113, PH 2223, MA 2743, CHE 3113, and PTE 3903). Three hours lecture. A study of tools and equipments used in oil and gas production, surveillance of well performance, and prediction of future performance

PTE 4000 Directed Individual Study in Petroleum Engineering: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credit to be arranged

PTE 4903 Petroleum Reservoir Engineering 1: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: MA 3253, PTE 3903, and PTE 3953). Three hours lecture. Estimating oil and gas originally in place, volumes to be recovered, data requirements, and scheduling of recoverable volumes for economic analysis

PTE 4913 Petroleum Reservoir Engineering 2: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: PTE 4903). Three hours lecture. Compressible, incompressible, and multiphase fluid flow; natural gas petroleum reservoirs; wellbore performance

PTE 4923 Completion Design: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: PTE 4903). Three hours lecture. A study of the use of acids and the fracturing technology for recovery of petroleum products from petroleum reservoirs

PTE 4953 Formation Evaluation: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: PTE 4903). Three hours lecture. Study of electrical porosity and radiation logs and wireline formation tests that are used to compute fluid saturation, fluid type, and rock properties

PTE 4963 Oil Recovery Methods: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: PTE 4913). Three hours lecture. Study of the use of water flooding, carbon dioxide, and other methods used to enhance oil recovery

PTE 4993 Petroleum Economic Analysis: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: IE 3913, PTE 3963, PTE 3973, PTE 4903, and credit or registration in PTE 4963). Three hours lecture. Study of unconventional oil and gas production, production forecasting, operating and capital costs associated with oil, discounted cash flows, risk analysis, and reserve classification