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Undergraduate CENG Courses
For course descriptions not found in the UC San Diego General Catalog, 2013–14, please contact the department for more information.
COURSES IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (CENG)
All students enrolled in CENG courses or admitted to the CENG program are expected to meet prerequisite and performance standards, i.e., students may not enroll in any CENG courses or courses in another department which are required for the major prior to having satisfied prerequisite courses with a C– or better. (The program does not consider D or F grades as adequate preparation for subsequent material.) Additional details are given under the program outline, course descriptions, and admission procedures for the Jacobs School of Engineering.
CENG 1. The Scope of Chemical Engineering (1) Demonstrations and discussions of basic knowledge and the opportunities in chemical engineering for professional development. Introduction to campus library and computer resources. Use of personal software tools such as spread-sheeting and student edition of MATLAB. Prerequisites: None. (P/NP grading only.)
CENG 15: Engineering Computation Using MATLAB (4) (Cross-listed with NANO 15) Introduction to solution of engineering problems using computational methods. Formulating problem statements, selecting algorithms, writing computer programs, and analyzing output using MATLAB. Computational problems from nanoengineering, chemical engineering, and materials science are introduced. The course requires no prior programming skills. Prerequisites: None. (Students may not receive credit for both CENG 15 and NANO 15)
CENG 100. Process Modeling and Computation in Chemical Engineering (4) Introduction to elementary numerical methods with applications to chemical engineering problems using a variety of problem solving strategies. Error analysis. Concepts of mathematical modeling, material and energy balances, and probability and statistics with applications to design problems. Prerequisites: Admission to the chemical engineering or bioengineering major only and grades of C– or better in MAE 8, MAE 9, CENG 15/NANO 15 or equivalent, and CHEM 6C or consent of instructor.
CENG 101A. Introductory Fluid Mechanics (4) Kinematics and equation of motion; hydrostatics; Bernoulli’s equation; viscous flows; turbulence, pipe flow; boundary layers and drag in external flows; applications to chemical, structural, and bioengineering. Students may not receive credit for both MAE 101A and CENG 101A. Prerequisites: Admission to the major and grades of C– or better in PHYS 2A and MATH 20D, and 20E or consent of instructor.
CENG 101B. Heat Transfer (4) Conduction, convection, radiation heat transfer; design of heat exchangers. Students may not receive credit for both MAE 101C and CENG 101B. Prerequisites: Admission to the major and a grade of C– or better in CENG 101A.
CENG 101C. Mass Transfer (4) Diffusive and convective mass transfer in solids, liquids, and gases; steady and unsteady state; mass transfer coefficients; applications to chemical engineering and bioengineering. Prerequisites: Admission to the major and grade of C– or better in CENG 101A.
CENG 102. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (4) Thermodynamic behavior of pure substances and mixtures. Properties of solutions, phase equilibria. Thermodynamic cycles. Chemical equilibria for homogeneous and heterogeneous systems. Prerequisites: Grade of C– or better in CENG 100, and MATH 20D.
CENG 113. Chemical Reaction Engineering (4) Principles of chemical reactor analysis and design. Experimental determination of rate equations, design of batch and continuous reactors, optimization of selectivity in multiple reactions, consideration of thermal effects and residence time distribution. Introduction to multi-phase reactors. Prerequisites: Grade of C– or better in CENG 100, MATH 20D, or consent of instructor.
CENG 120. Chemical Process Dynamics and Control (4) Examination of dynamic linear and linearized models of chemical processes. Stability analysis. Design of PID controllers. Selection of control and manipulated variables. Root locus, Bode and Nyquist plots. Cascade, feed- forward and ratio controls. Prerequisites: Admission to the major and grades of C– or better in MATH 20D. (Students may not receive credit for both MAE 141A or MAE 143B and CENG 120.)
CENG 122. Separation Processes (4) Principles of analysis and design of systems for separation of components from a mixture. Topics will include staged operations (distillation, liquid-liquid extraction), and continuous operations (gas absorption, membrane separation) under equilibrium and nonequilibrium conditions. Prerequisites: Admission to the major and grades of C– or better in CENG 100, CENG 102, and CENG 101C.
CENG 124A. Chemical Plant and Process Design I (4) Principles of chemical process design and economics. Process flow diagrams and cost estimation. Computer-aided design and analysis. Representation of the structure of complex, interconnected chemical processes with recycle streams. Ethics and professionalism. Health, safety, and the environmental issues. Prerequisites: Admission to chemical engineering major and grades of C– or better in CENG 113 and CENG 122 or consent of instructor.
CENG 124B. Chemical Plant and Process Design II (4) Engineering and economic analysis of integrated chemical processes, equipment, and systems. Cost estimation, heat and mass transfer equipment design and costs. Comprehensive integrated plant design. Optimal design. Profitability. Prerequisites: Admission to chemical engineering major and grade of C– or better in CENG 124A.
CENG 176A. Chemical Engineering Process Laboratory I (4) Laboratory projects in the areas of applied chemical research and unit operations. Emphasis on applications of engineering concepts and fundamentals to solution of practical and research problems. Prerequisites: Admission to the major and grades of C– or better in CENG 113, CENG 122, and MAE 170 or consent of instructor and departmental approval.
CENG 176B. Chemical Engineering Process Laboratory II (4) Training in planning research projects, execution of experimental work and articulation (both oral and written) of the research plan and results in the areas of applied chemical technology and engineering operations related to mass, momentum, and heat transfer. Prerequisites: Admission to the major and grade of C– or better in CENG 176A.
CENG 197. Engineering Internship (4–1) Coordinated through UCSD Academic Internship Program, course provides work experience through industry, government offices, hospitals, and their practices. Students work in local industry or hospitals under faculty supervision. Faculty member will monitor student's progress within the internship. Units may not be applied toward graduation requirements. Salaried or unsalaried. Number of units determined by enrollment frequency. First quarter up to four units. Subsequent quarters cannot exceed one unit. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and department stamp, 2.50 overall GPA minimum, at least ninety units.
CENG 199. Independent Study for Undergraduates (4-4) Research project as equivalent to a "senior thesis" can be approved for two elective courses (eight units). This course is taken as an elective on a P/NP basis. The two CENG 199s must be done in consecutive quarters and the student must find a faculty member who will oversee the research project. After obtaining the faculty member’s concurrence on the topic and scope of the study, the student must submit a Special Studies Course form (each quarter) and CENG 199 Contract form to the Undergraduate Affairs Committee. These forms must be completed, approved, and processed prior to the add/drop deadline. After the second quarter is completed, the student must petition to have the work accepted as two elective courses. Detailed policy in this regard and the requisite forms may be obtained from the Student Affairs Office.
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