Explore the topics for the first semester, Core CHE Concepts I
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- Designed to prepare students with backgrounds in chemistry, biology or other engineering degrees for successful graduate study in chemical engineering.
- Individual modules feature short video lectures, worked examples, conceptual quizzes, and interactive features for student support.
- Courses count as two electives (6 credit hours) towards NC State’s MS in Chemical Engineering.
- Excellent continuing education option for engineers and scientists who want an overview of core chemical engineering concepts.
- Certificate of Completion awarded to students who successfully complete the two-course sequence.
- Course I is offered in the fall semester and Course II in the spring by award-winning instructors Dr. Lisa Bullard and Dr. Matthew Cooper.
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
- Solve steady state and transient material and energy balance problems for single and multiple unit processes, with and without reaction, involving components in both vapor and liquid phases.
- Describe and analyze transport processes for flows of Newtonian fluids.
- Perform thermodynamic analyses of closed and open systems based on first and second laws. Relate thermodynamic properties of interest to measurable physical parameters and calculate the thermodynamic properties for a specified change of state.
- Describe and analyze energy and heat transport through single and multiple phases as well as steady-state and transient mass transfer processes.
- Apply first and second laws to multicomponent systems to calculate thermodynamic properties.
- Develop rate equations from known elementary reactions or available kinetic data, size a reactor given reaction kinetics, and evaluate reactor design options for multiple reactions.