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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of May 2014.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.


Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit


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Courses in "ENCH-Engineering, Chemical"

ENCH - Engineering, Chemical

ENCH 250 Computer Methods in Chemical Engineering (3) Prerequisite: ENES100 and ENCH215. Corequisite: MATH246. Algorithm development and application of software to the analysis of chemical engineering problems. File management and editing, graphics and numerical methods. Use of spreadsheets, statistics/math software and process simulators for the design of chemical process equipment.

ENCH 333 Chemical Engineering Seminar (1) Restriction: Junior standing or higher. Oral and written reports on recent developments in chemical engineering and the process industries.

ENCH 386 Experiential Learning (3-6) Restriction: Learning Proposal approved by the Office of Experiential Learning Programs, faculty sponsor, and student's internship sponsor; and junior standing or higher.

ENCH 400 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3) Prerequisite: PHYS261, ENCH250, ENCH300, and PHYS260. Contemporary trends in chemical engineering thermodynamics that bridge the gap between fundamentals and applications. Thermodynamic analysis of non-ideal and structured systems; such as complex fluids, strongly fluctuating and nanoscale systems, dissipative systems, biosystems, and systems under extreme conditions.

ENCH 422 Transport Processes I (3) Prerequisite: ENCH250 and ENCH215; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in MATH246 and MATH241. Principles of fluid dynamics as applied to model development and process design. Mass, momentum and energy conservation. Statics and surface tension. Equation of Continuity and Navier-Stokes Equation with application to laminar flow. Dimensional analysis. Macroscopic balances, Bernoulli Equation and friction factors with application to turbulent flow.

ENCH 424 Transport Processes II (3) Prerequisite: ENCH300 and ENCH422. Principles of mass and heat transfer as applied to model development and process design. Species continuity equation with application to diffusion, and convection in laminar flow. Macroscopic balances and mass transfer coeffecients with application to turbulent flow. Mircroscopic equation of energy with application to heat conduction, and convection in laminar flow. Macroscopic energy balance and heat transfer coeffecients with application to turbulent flow. Heat exchanger design.

ENCH 426 Transport Processes III (3) Prerequisite: ENCH300. Separation by staged operations. Rate dependent separation processes. Design applications in distillation, gas absorption, liquid extraction, drying, adsorption and ion exchange.

ENCH 437 Chemical Engineering Laboratory (3) Prerequisite: ENCH440, ENCH424, ENCH442, and ENCH426. Application of chemical engineering process and unit operation principles in small-scale semi-commercial equipment. Data from experimental observations are used to evaluate performance and efficiency of operations. Emphasis on correct presentation of results in report form.

ENCH 440 Chemical Engineering Kinetics (3) Prerequisite: ENCH422 and ENCH400. Fundamentals of chemical reaction kinetics and their application to the design and operation of chemical reactors. Reaction rate theory, homogeneous reactions and catalysis electrochemical reactions. Catalytic reactor design.

ENCH 442 Chemical Engineering Systems Analysis (3) Prerequisite: ENCH300 and ENCH422. Dynamic response applied to process systems. Goals and modes of control, Laplace transformations, analysis and synthesis of simple control systems, closed loop response, dynamic testing.

ENCH 444 Process Engineering Economics and Design I (3) Prerequisite: ENCH426, ENCH440, and ENCH424. Principles of chemical engineering economics and process design. Emphasis on equipment types, equipment design principles, capital cost estimation, operating costs, and profitability.

ENCH 446 Process Engineering Economics and Design II (3) Prerequisite: ENCH444. Application of chemical engineering principles for the design of chemical processing equipment. Typical problems in the design of chemical plants.

ENCH 453 Applied Mathematics in Chemical Engineering (3) Prerequisite: ENCH426, MATH246, and ENCH440. Mathematical techniques applied to the analysis and solution of chemical engineering problems. Use of differentiation, integration, differential equations, partial differential equations and integral transforms. Application of infinite series, numerical and statistical methods.

ENCH 454 Chemical Process Analysis and Optimization (3) Prerequisite: ENCH426, MATH246, and ENCH440. Applications of mathematical models to the analysis and optimization of chemical processes. Models based on transport, chemical kinetics and other chemical engineering principles will be employed. Emphasis on evaluation of process alternatives.

ENCH 455 Model Predictive Control (3) Prerequisite: ENCH422. Credit only granted for: ENCH455 or ENCH468Z. Formerly: ENCH468Z. Empirical model identification from process data. Step and impulse response models. Linearization of nonlinear first principles models. Single variable Model Predictive Control. Robustness with respect to modeling error. MPC based tuning of PID controllers. Feedforward control. Multi-input multi-output processes. Multi-loop decentralized control. Centralized multivariable Model Predictive Control via on-line optimization.

ENCH 456 Plantwide Process Control (3) Prerequisite: ENCH442. Credit only granted for: ENCH442 or ENCH468L. Formerly: ENCH468L. An introduction to the problem of designing plantwide control system architectures. Steady state gain calculation, singular value decomposition, relative gain array, niederlinski index, cascade control, averaging level control loop tuning, dynamic simulation, model based control. The Tennessee Eastmen challenge problem is used throughout the course to illustrate the methods discussed.

ENCH 468 Research (1-3) Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department; and permission of instructor. Repeatable to 6 credits. Investigation of a research project under the direction of a faculty member. Comprehensive reports are required.

ENCH 470 The Science and Technology of Colloidal Systems (3) Prerequisite: ENCH426, CHEM482, ENCH400, and ENCH424. Credit only granted for: ENCH468C or ENCH470. Formerly: ENCH468C. Introduction to colloidal systems. Preparation, stability and coagulation kinetics of colloidal suspensions. Introduction to DLVO theory, electrokinetic phenomena, rheology of dispersions, surface/interfacial tension, solute absorption at gas-liquid, liquid-liquid, liquid-solid and gas-solid interfaces and properties of micelles and other microstructures.

ENCH 471 Particle Science and Technology (3) Credit only granted for: ENCH468I or ENCH471. Formerly: ENCH468I. Theory and modeling techniques for particle formation and particle size distribution dynamics. Science and technology of multiphase systems, powder and aerosol technology. Industrial, environmental and occupational applications: dry powder delivery of drugs, aerosol generation methods, nanoparticles, biowarfare agent detection, dry powder mixing, particulate emissions. Design particle synthesis and processing systems, particle removal systems.

ENCH 472 Control of Air Pollution (3) Credit only granted for: ENCH468D or ENCH472. Formerly: ENCH468D. Effects and sources of air pollutants, legislation and regulatory trends; meteorology, atmospheric dispersion models; distribution functions, particle size distributions; particulate control.

ENCH 475 Ethics in Science and Engineering (3) Restriction: Senior standing. Credit only granted for: ENCH468E or ENCH475. Formerly: ENCH468E. Ethical issues in science and engineering and their resolutions. Scientific truth: proper data analysis, proper data presentation, and record-keeping. Human aspects: attribution, confidentiality, conflict of interests, mentoring and inclusion of underrepresented groups. Societal aspects: funding priorities, moral issues, responsibilities of engineers to clients, ecological issues, and human and animal subjects. Class meetings are organized around discussions, case studies, and student reports.

ENCH 476 Statistics and Experiment Design (3) Credit only granted for: ENCH468G or ENCH476. Formerly: ENCH468G. Intelligent design of experiments and statistical analysis of data. Probability, probability distribution, error analysis; data collection, sampling, graphing; variance, significant tests. Cluster analysis and pattern recognition. Factorial design, combinatorial methods.

ENCH 482 Biochemical Engineering (3) Prerequisite: ENCH440. Introduction to biochemical and microbiological applications to commercial and engineering processes, including industrial fermentation, enzymology, ultrafiltration, food and pharmaceutical processing and resulting waste treatment. Enzyme kinetics, cell growth, energetics and mass transfer.

ENCH 484 Environmental Biochemical Engineering (3) Credit only granted for: ENCH468B or ENCH484. Formerly: ENCH468B. Interdisciplinary solutions to complex environmental contamination problems; basic biological and biochemical engineering principles as applied to bioremediation. Transport of contaminants in various environments, aerobic and anaerobic biodegradation, ex situ and in situ bioremediation reactor design, reaction kinetics, process optimization, and modeling. Current regulatory issues governing the use of bioremediation processes.

ENCH 485 Biochemical Engineering Laboratory (3) Prerequisite: ENCH482. Techniques of measuring pertinent parameters in fermentation reactors, quantification of production variables for primary and secondary metabolites such as enzymes and antibiotics, the insolubilization of enzymes for reactors, and the demonstration of separation techniques such as ultrafiltration and affinity chromatography.

ENCH 490 Introduction to Polymer Science (3) Prerequisite: ENCH440 and ENCH424. Also offered as: ENMA495. Credit only granted for: ENCH490 or ENMA495. The elements of the chemistry, physics, processing methods, and engineering applications of polymers.

ENCH 495 Manufacturing with Polymers (3) Prerequisite: ENES230. Credit only granted for: ENCH468M or ENCH495. Formerly: ENCH468M. Introduction to issues associated with the use, manufacturing and processing of polymers; blending of materials, design and production of a polymer formulation, characterization of material properties. Teams work on an open-ended design problem of producing and characterizing a polymer formulation for advanced materials use.

ENCH 496 Processing of Polymer Materials (3) Prerequisite: ENCH424. Credit only granted for: ENCH496 or ENMA496. A comprehensive analysis of the operations carried out on polymeric materials to increase their utility. Conversion operations such as molding, extrusion, blending, film forming, and calendaring. Development of engineering skills required to practice in the high polymer industry.

ENCH 497 Recycling of Waste Material (3) Prerequisite: ENCH426 and ENCH424. Credit only granted for: ENCH468R or ENCH497. Formerly: ENCH468R. Introduction of municipal and industrial waste recycling technology. Unit operations and governing mathematical models for predicting equipment performance. Role of engineers in the recycling industry.

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