Minor Chemical Engineering (24 credits)

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Offered by: Chemical Engineering     Degree: Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements

A Chemical Engineering Minor will be of interest to Chemistry students who wish to study the problems of process engineering and its related subjects. A student completing this Minor will be able to make the important link between molecular sciences and industrial processing. This Minor will not provide Professional Engineering accreditation.

Required Courses (7 credits)

  • CHEE 200 Introduction to Chemical Engineering (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Introduction to the design of industrial processes. Survey of unit operations, and systems of units. Elementary material balances, first and second laws of thermodynamics, use of property tables and charts, steady flow processes, heat engines, refrigeration cycles. Relationships between thermodynamic properties, property estimation techniques. Laboratory and design exercise.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Milan Maric, Dimitrios Berk (Fall)

    • (3-1-8)

    • Restrictions: students with DCS in PAS, HS or equivalent

  • CHEE 204 Chemical Manufacturing Processes (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Material and energy balances in chemical processes. Problem solving in the design of separation processes (evaporation, crystallization), reactor design, process control, and environmental applications.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Reghan James Hill (Winter)

Complementary Courses (17 credits)

At least one of:

  • CHEE 220 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Application of thermodynamic equilibrium; free energy and equilibrium; phase rule; chemical reaction equilibrium for homogenous and multicomponent/multiphase systems. Application to the design of binary distillation. Laboratory exercise.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Pierre-Luc Girard-Lauriault (Winter)

  • CHEE 314 Fluid Mechanics (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Fluid properties; dimensional analysis; drag; packed/fluidized beds; macroscopic energy balances, Bernoulli's equation and linear momentum theorem; flowmeters, pipeline systems, non-Newtonian fluids, microscopic balances leading to continuity and Navier-Stokes equations; boundary layer approximation; turbulence. Laboratory exercises.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Richard L Leask (Fall)

with the remainder chosen from the following:

* Students select CHEE 392 and CHEE 393

** Students select either CHEE 494 or CHEE 495

  • CHEE 230 Environmental Aspects of Technology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : The impact of urbanization and technology on the environment. Topics include urbanization: causes, effects, land use regulations; transportation technology and environmental implications; environmental impact of energy conversions; energy policy alternatives; formulation of energy and environmental policy; air pollution: sources, effects, control; water pollution: sources, effects, control.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Theodora Alexakis (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)

  • CHEE 315 Heat and Mass Transfer (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Transport of heat and mass by diffusion and convection; transport of heat by radiation; diffusion; convective mass transfer; drying; absorption; mathematical formulation of problems and equipment design for heat and mass transfer; laboratory exercises.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Phillip Servio (Winter)

  • CHEE 351 Separation Processes (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Concepts underlying separation processes. Equilibrium-based processes with staging and continuous contacting, distillation, evaporation, liquid-liquid extraction, leaching. Introduction to membrane based separations.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Jeff Gostick (Winter)

  • CHEE 370 Elements of Biotechnology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Enzyme kinetics; proteins, carbohydrates and other biochemicals; industrially significant microbes; introduction to genetic engineering, cell structure and metabolism; laboratory exercises.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Elizabeth Jones, Nathalie Tufenkji (Fall)

  • CHEE 380 Materials Science (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Structure/property relationship for metals, ceramics, polymers and composite materials. Atomic and molecular structure, bonds, electronic band structure and semi-conductors. Order in solids: crystal structure, disorders, solid phases. Mechanical properties and fracture, physico-chemical properties, design. Laboratory exercises.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Jean-Luc Meunier (Fall)

    • (3-1-5)

  • CHEE 392 Project Laboratory 1 (4 credits) *

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Planning for the solution of experimental problems; design of experiments for logical and statistical interpretation; statistical analysis of experimental data; effective work in groups; selected laboratory exercises.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Anne-Marie Kietzig, Sylvain Coulombe (Fall)

  • CHEE 393 Project Laboratory 2 (5 credits) *

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Student groups execute and report on experimental projects.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Sylvain Coulombe, Anne-Marie Kietzig (Winter)

  • CHEE 438 Engineering Principles in Pulp and Paper Processes (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Characterization of wood, pulp and paper. Flowsheets of basic pulping processes. Applications of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, and reaction engineering principles in the pulp and paper processes.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

  • CHEE 452 Particulate Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Study of operations involving multiphase systems with one of the phases finely sub-divided as bubbles, drops or particles. Applications in environmental engineering, grinding, agglomeration, settling, fluidization.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisites: CHEE 200, CHEE 314. A D grade is acceptable for prerequisite purposes only.
  • CHEE 487 Chemical Processing: Electronics Industry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Chemical processes and unit operations in the manufacture of microelectronic components and their supports. Fabrication of silicon wafers, purification, crystal growth. Imaging processes, deposition of semiconductive materials, plasma and chemical etching. Reclamation of reagents from waste streams. Safety and environmental concerns.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

  • CHEE 494 Research Project and Seminar 1 (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Independent study and experimental work on a topic chosen by consultation between the student and Departmental staff.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Elizabeth Jones (Fall) Elizabeth Jones (Winter) Elizabeth Jones (Summer)

    • (1-6-2)

    • Prerequisite: CHEE 393

    • This course in the Faculty of Engineering is open only to McGill students.

  • CHEE 495 Research Project and Seminar 2 (4 credits) **

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Independent study and experimental work on a topic chosen by consultation between the student and the Departmental staff.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Elizabeth Jones (Fall) Elizabeth Jones (Winter) Elizabeth Jones (Summer)

    • (1-9-2)

    • Prerequisite: CHEE 393

    • This course in the Faculty of Engineering is open only to McGill students.

  • CHEE 592 Industrial Air Pollution Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Air pollution effects, control laws and regulations, measurements; emission estimates, meteorology for air pollution control engineers, dispersion models, nature of particulate pollutants, control of primary particulates, control of volatile organic compounds, sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides; air pollutants and global climate.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Richard J Munz (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite: CHEE 314 or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEE 472.

  • CHEE 593 Industrial Water Pollution Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Wastewater constituents of concern; legislation pertinent to wastewater treatment; wastewater sampling and analysis techniques; process analysis and selection; physical, chemical and biological processes; advanced wastewater treatment methods; integration of sciences and engineering principles to design wastewater treatment processes.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite: CHEE 314 or equivalent.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEE 471.
  • MATH 314 Advanced Calculus (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Derivative as a matrix. Chain rule. Implicit functions. Constrained maxima and minima. Jacobians. Multiple integration. Line and surface integrals. Theorems of Green, Stokes and Gauss.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Wilbur Jonsson (Fall) Ivo Klemes (Winter) Charles Roth (Summer)

Faculty of Science—2011-2012 (last updated Jan. 26, 2012) (disclaimer)