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cbe recommended course sequence
CHBE 226 Biotechnology [3]
Using the principles of engineering (reaction engineering and hydrodynamics), microbiology and molecular biology, this course addresses how to
i) remove organic contaminants, Nitrogen and Phosporous,
ii) generate valuable resources like methane gas, and
iii) eliminate biological instability for drinking water production. It also covers bioenergy which is one of renewable energy.
CHBE 210 Fluid Mechanics [3]
Principles of fluid mechanics and their applications to chemical and biological engineering problems. Laminar flow, turbulent flow, multiphase flow, flow through porous media, flow in living bodies, boundary layer, flow of complex fluid and microfluidics are included. Derivation and solution of microscopic and microscopic balances in fluid mechanical systems.
CHBE 207 Physical Chemistry [3]
Lectures deal with fundamental knowledges of physical chemistry which offer foundations for analysis and design of chemical and biological engineering. Students will learn phases and structure of pure, mixed, and complex materials, and acquire principles of changes in materials.
CHBE 209 Engineering MathematicsⅠ [3]
Derivation and solution of ordinary differential equations, Laplace transform, eigenvalue problems, vector calculus and their applications to engineering problems.
CHBE 218 Engineering Mathematics Ⅱ [3]
Covers Fourier series and transform, 1st and 2nd order partial differential equations, complex variables and various approximation methods with applications to selected problems in chemical and biological engineering problems.
CHBE 222 Introduction to Chemical and Biological Engineering [2]
This class is a introductory course of the chemical and biological engineering. Many necessities in our common life are analyzed and produced by the principles of the chemical and biological engineering. The subjects dealt in this class are concept of physical quantities of processes and their conversion, the conservation laws for materials and energy, establishing the mass and energy balances, degree of freedom analysis, effects of the process variables on process outputs, relevant thermodynamic and reaction engineering concepts for simple analysis of the processes and etc.
CHBE 223 Organic ChemistryⅠ [3]
Introduction to organic chemistry for students to improve their understanding of nomenclature, properties, reaction mechanisms, and the structural determination of organic molecules.
CHBE 224 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics [3]
Based on fundamental concepts of thermodynamics, basic relations and their applications for the pure and mixture properties are instructed for the purpose of chemical process designs. Prediction methods for reactive chemical process equilibrium are discussed. Methods for the calculation of chemical equilibrium are discussed.
CHBE 232 Organic Chemistry Ⅱ [3]
Based on the principles of organic chemistry, the characteristics of more complex organic compounds including polymers and biomolecules will be explained. Also, the analytical and separation methods to identify the compounds will also be discussed.
CHBE 301 Heat & Mass Transfer [3]
This course covers principles of heat and mass transfer and their applications to design, manufacture and operation of chemical & biological engineering processes.
CHBE 327 Reaction Engineering [3]
Fundamental course for understanding chemical and biological reaction and reactor design. Reaction kinetics, characteristics and design of ideal reactors, single and multiple reactions, temperature and pressure effects, catalysis and enzyme, and nonideal flow.
CHBE 310 Separation Process [3]
This course covers the principles of separation for mixtures, multistage separation processes and application of theory to the design of unit separation processes such as distillation, absorption, adsorption, extraction, membrane separation, crystallization and chromatography.
CHBE 320 Process Control [3]
The subjects dealt in this class are the role of process control in process operation, the basic hardware and instrumentation for process control, the mathematical modeling of processes using unsteady-state mass and energy balances, various simple empirical models for designing controllers, the analysis of dynamical systems using Laplace transforms, the design and tuning methods for feedback controllers, stability analysis, performance analysis of feedback loops using Laplace and frequency domain techniques, and the basic control strategies.
CHBE 329 Numerical Analysis [3]
The subjects dealt in this class are the basics of computational modeling and error analysis, root-finding techniques, solving linear algebraic equations, basics of optimization, curve fitting, numerical differentiation and integration, and solving ordinary and partial differential equations. All the subjects will be experimented using the computer programs which are either existing packages or written by the students.
CHBE 308 Microelectronics Processing [3]
Chemical processes of microelectronic fabrication from raw materials to final products. Materials and processes including wafer manufacturing, lithography, etching, thin film deposition, planarization, etc.
CHBE 312 Petroleum Industrial Chemistry [3]
This course will teach natural gases, raw materials of organic industrial chemistry such as ethylene, propylene, n-alkane, benzene, and xylene. Also, this course includes petroleum refinery, petroleum engineering, polymer engineering, and fine industrial chemistry.
CHBE 317 Knowledge Management Ⅰ [3]
Professional management skills as well as vivid scene of the industries are learned through the lecture of CEOs.
CHBE 318 Knowledge Management Ⅱ [3]
Professional management skills as well as vivid scene of the industries are learned through the lecture of CEOs.
CHBE 319 Quantum and Surface Chemistry [3]
Lectures focus on properties of molecules which are essential to current and future development of fine and miniaturized chemical and biological processes. The course deals with quantum mechanical perspectives on state, structure, and energy of atoms and molecules. Students will learn to use quantum mechanical information to acquire material properties. Course deepens knowledge on interparticular interactions among atoms, molecules, and ions, and their roles in surface chemistry and structure of matter.
CHBE 321 Bioprocess Engineering [3]
Understanding of microbiology, microbial genetics, enzyme kinetics, cell kinetics, and reaction engineering for the application of engineering principles to design and analyze processes using biocatalysts.
CHBE 326 Catalytic Reaction Engineering [3]
Characteristics, models, and designs of non-ideal flow reactors for chemical and biologocal systems. Kinetics for solid-catalyzed reaction and design of catalytic reactors.
CHBE 339 Microbial Biotechnology [3]
Microorganisms are the most versatile and adaptable forms of life on Earth. This course helps students to understand basic science and technological uses of microoragnisms. Using bacteria as a model microorganism, biodiversity, cellular structure, biosynthesis of cellular components and energy, central metabolic pathways, and growth kinetics and cultivation of bacteria and bioprocesses for recombinant protein production using bacteria will be explained.
CHBE 342 Materials Science for Chemical Engineering [3]
The structural, chemical, physical, electrical, and optical properties of metallic, semiconducting, ceramic, and polymer materials are understood and the analysis techniques are introduced. In particular, manipulation and application of materials properties owing to the reduction of size will be discussed.
CHBE 343 Applied Biochemistry [3]
This course is for understanding biomolecules in the cell and its energy production. The structures and functions of protein, enzyme mechanism, metabolic pathway, metabolic regulation, molecular mechanisms of energy generation are covered in the course.
CHBE 345 Methodology and Trends in Chemical and Biological Engineering [1]
Methodology and trends in education and research of chemical and biological engineering are presented. Students are encouraged to envision professional career objectives and to cultivate their occupational ethics.
CHBE 347 Polymer Chemistry [3]
The goal of this course is to introduce students to polymer chemistry. Emphasis will be placed on synthetic methods, however we will cover characterization techniques and basic polymer properties as well. Topics in this course will include condensation polymerization, radical chain polymerization, emulsion polymerization, ionic polymerization, chain polymerizations, ring-opening polymerizations, metal-catalyzed polymerization, polymer characterization and polymer properties.
CHBE 372 Chemical and Biological Engineering LaboratoryⅠ [2]
This course covers basic experimental techniques such as safety issues, report writing, data analysis and analytical methods. The basic experimental techniques learned in this course are applied to a few experiments on thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, biological and polymeric material processes to improve research skills.
CHBE 389 Field Training Ⅰ [3]
This course is aimed to provide opportunities to experience application and development of new technology in the area of chemical and biological engineering by working at industries or research centers.
CHBE 399 Field Training Ⅱ [3]
This course is aimed to provide opportunities to experience application and development of new technology in the area of chemical and biological engineering by working at industries or research centers.
CHBE 402 Energy Engineering [3]
This course covers the concept and kinds of energy, fundamental principles of energy transfer system in terms of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and heat & mass transfer. In addition, energy recycle and reuse, energy conservation, economy and environmental problems are emphasized.
CHBE 403 Electrochemical Engineering [3]
Lecture focus on electrochemical principles which play a key role in alternative energy sources, fine separation, lab-on-a-chips, and various applications. Main subjects include chemical and biological analysis, detection, and separation as well as conversion and storage of energy in primary, secondary, and fuel cell systems.
CHBE 406 Bioseparations Engineering [3]
Understanding of strategies and solving problems related to recovery and purify bioproducts.

 

CHBE 413 Biomedical Engineering for Chemical Engineering [3] 
This is a coursework for an introduction to biomedical engineering. This course will deliver the basic science knowledge used by chemical engineers at a level accessible to all chemical engineering students and demonstrates the first steps in applying this knowledge to solve problems in human medicine. Biomedical engineering encompasses a range of fields of specilization including bioinstrumentation, bioimaging, biomechanics, biomaterials, and biomolecular engineering. This course will include basic information in molecular/cellular biology and human physiology. 
 

 

CHBE 414 Enzyme Engineering [3]

This course covers the basic characterstics, production, separation and purification of enzymes. It also covers new concept of enzymes.

CHBE 418 Nanochemical Engineering [3]
As physical dimension of matter reduces to nanometer scale, unseen material functions appear owing to involvement of quantum phenomena. Nanofabrication processes are seen as "Top-Down" technique chopping the big into the small and as "Bottom-Up" assembling atoms and/or molecules together into the functional small. The course introduces to students a variety of nanochemical processes, novel nanodevices and nanomaterials, and their applications to biology, environments, information, and advanced materials.
CHBE 419 Polymer Properties [3]
This course will teach molecular weight of polymers, crystallization and morphology, glass transition temperature and melting point, polymer solutions, viscosity, and elasticity of the polymers. Also, this course includes the biodegradable polymers.
CHBE 420 Chemical and Biological Engineering Capstone Design Ⅰ [3]
Based on theories and experimental techniques learned from regular CBE course, subjects of team project are suggested and performed according to capstone design procedure. Results of the suggested projects are presented and evaluated.
CHBE 421 Department Seminar Ⅰ [1]
This course is a seminar program to deal with all the fields of chemical and biological engineering.
CHBE 422 Department Seminar Ⅱ [1]
This course is a seminar program to deal with all the fields of chemical and biological engineering.
CHBE 423 Special Lecture on Chemical and Biological Engineering Ⅰ [3]
This course is for introducing new field of chemical and biological engineering and learning its principles. It purposes for students to prepare new chemical engineering industries coming in the future and to increase opportunities in their careers.
CHBE 424 Special Lecture on Chemical and Biological Engineering Ⅱ [3]
This course is for introducing new field of chemical and biological engineering and learning its principles. It purposes for students to prepare new chemical engineering industries coming in the future and to increase opportunities in their careers.
CHBE 417 Process and Product Design [3]
The best process flow sheet and estimated design conditions are developed through a conceptual design of chemical processes. In various stages of the conceptual design, process alternatives are synthesized and analyzed, and then the best one is chosen based on economic considerations. In this course, methods for the conceptual design of chemical processes are developed and applied with examples.
CHBE 428 Rheology and Polymer Processing [3]
This course introduces the fundamental concepts on rheology dealing with the flow and deformation of matters and the applications to various rheological processes including polymer processes.
CHBE 430 Chemical and Biological Engineering Capstone Design Ⅱ [3]
Based on theories and experimental techniques learned from regular CBE course, subjects of team project are suggested and performed according to capstone design procedure. Results of the suggested projects are presented and evaluated.
CHBE 471 Chemical and Biological Engineering LaboratoryⅡ [2]
This course is designed for comprehensive understanding of core subjects in chemical and biological engineering such as heat and mass transfer, biological process, catalytic reaction and process simulations in practical aspects. Through several experiments in various subjects, skills in report writing, result analysis and presentation are practiced.
CHBE 495 Application of Process Control [3]
The subjects dealt in this class are the advanced control strategies such as override control, valve position control and etc. using conventional control elements, statistical process control, analysis of multivariable process and interaction, model predictive control and its related basic theories.