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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Chemical Engineering

Offered by: Chemical Engineering     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

Thesis

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Courses

  • CHEE 681 Laboratory Safety 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : The basics of laboratory safety in a chemical engineering laboratory. Mandatory safety orientation (administration, contacts, fire, waste, emergency procedures) and official WHIMIS training.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Milan Maric (Fall) Milan Maric (Winter) Milan Maric (Summer)

    • The course must be completed by the end of the first semester in which the course is offered during the student's program.
    • Restriction: Restricted to Chemical Engineering students.
  • CHEE 682 Laboratory Safety 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Demonstration of the safety of students' thesis experiments to the departmental safety committee.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Milan Maric (Fall) Milan Maric (Winter) Milan Maric (Summer)

    • M.Eng. students must complete the course by the end of the first year of their degree. Ph.D. students must complete the course by the end of the third term of their degree.
    • Corequisite: CHEE 681
    • Restriction: Restricted to Chemical Engineering students.
  • CHEE 795 Ph.D. Thesis Proposal

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Independent work under the supervision of the thesis advisor(s) leading to a thesis proposal.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Anne-Marie Kietzig (Fall) Anne-Marie Kietzig (Winter) Anne-Marie Kietzig (Summer)

  • CHEE 796 Ph.D. Proposal Defence

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Presentation and defence of thesis proposal at an oral examination.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Anne-Marie Kietzig (Fall) Anne-Marie Kietzig (Winter) Anne-Marie Kietzig (Summer)

  • CHEE 797 Ph.D. Seminar

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Required for all Ph.D. candidates. Presentation of a seminar on an aspect of their thesis work.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Anne-Marie Kietzig (Fall) Anne-Marie Kietzig (Winter) Anne-Marie Kietzig (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: CHEE 796

Complementary Courses

(6-12 credits)

6-8 credits of Chemical Engineering courses (two courses) at the 500, 600, or 700 level.

12 credits (three courses) from the following list must be taken during the M.Eng. and/or Ph.D. program:

  • CHEE 611 Heat and Mass Transfer (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : General conservation equations for volumes and interfaces; scaling analysis and approximate solutions to diffusion problems; reaction-diffusion processes; phase changes; convective heat and mass transfer; selected advanced topics.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Sylvain Coulombe (Fall)

  • CHEE 621 Thermodynamics (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Theory and application of phase and chemical equilibria in multicomponent systems.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Phillip Servio (Fall)

  • CHEE 631 Foundations of Fluid Mechanics (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Rigorous derivation of equations of motion; creeping flow inviscid flow; boundary layer theory; hydrodynamic stability; turbulent flow, separated flows, drag on submerged bodies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • CHEE 641 Chemical Reaction Engineering (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Interpretation of chemical reaction data, especially for heterogeneous systems. Residence time, complete segregation, maximum mixedness, other advanced concepts. Reactor design.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • CHEE 651 Advanced Biochemical Engineering (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : The use of chemical engineering and biological principles in the study, design, use and creation of biologically-based processes and products. Topics: biochemical thermodynamics, protein engineering, manipulation of gene expression, transport phenomena and bioreactor design.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Elizabeth Jones, Richard L Leask (Winter)

    • Restriction: Restricted to graduate students
  • CHEE 662 Computational Methods (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Methods of weighted residuals; solution to non-linear algebraic equations; stability in nonlinear equations; bifurcations; mesh refinement strategies; convection dominated transport; hyperbolic equations, particle simulation methods.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • CHEE 672 Process Dynamics and Control (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Process representation and identification and simulation; sensor stability; sensitivity of feedback control systems; feedward control; discrete representation of continuous systems; controller tuning; adaptive control.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CHEE 455

* Note: 8 credits from the list, if taken during the Ph.D. program, can be used to meet the first coursework requirement of 6-8 credits of Chemical Engineering courses.

Faculty of Engineering—2012-2013 (last updated Dec. 20, 2012) (disclaimer)