Below are the course descriptions for the Chemical Engineering programme.
Click on course materials to view the course outline. For official details
on prerequistes, terms offered and other details, visit the Chemical Engineering
courses section of the McMaster Undergraduate Calendar.
CHEM ENG 2B03 Introduction to Bioprocess Engineering
Unit operations approach; material and energy balances; survey of
and mass transfer; basics of chemical process design
Not open to students registered in Faculty of Engineering
NOT OFFERED 2012-2013
CHEM ENG 2D04 Chemical Engineering Principles I
Steady-state mass balances in chemical processes and the first
law of thermodynamics.
The behaviour of gases and liquids, and their physical equilibria.
Recycle in steady state operation.
CHEM ENG 2G03 Problem Solving and Technical Communication
Developing awareness, strategies, creativity, analysis and interpersonal
skills in the
context of solving homework problems and preparing technical communications.
Interpretation, retrieval manipulation and communication of information.
CHEM ENG 3BK3 Bio-reaction Engineering
Kinetics of cellular processes, microbial processes and enzyme
reactions including those
of immobilized cells and enzymes. Cell culturing. Bioreactor design.
including downstream processing.
CHEM ENG 3D03 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Review of the total energy balance, mechanical energy balance and thermodynamics
of one component system. Chemical reaction and phase equilibria of multicomponent
systems, with emphasis on non-ideality.
CHEM ENG 3E04 Process Model Formulation and Solution
Formulation of models for various chemical processing units in
the steady and
unsteady states. Techniques for numerical soluton of model equations,
algebraic and ordinary differential equations, both linear and non-linear.
CHEM ENG 3M04 Mass Transfer and Stagewise Operations
Stagewise operations, diffusion, mass transfer coefficients, distillation,
contacting and absorption.
CHEM ENG 3O04 Fluid Mechanics
The laws of statics and dynamics in both compressible and incompressible
Equations of conservation and modern turbulence and boundary layer theory
submerged and conduit flow. Similitude, unsteady flow, measuring devices
and fluid machinery.
CHEM ENG 4B03 Polymer Reaction Engineering
Kinetics of polymerization: step-growth and chain-growth (free radical,
coordination and cationic). Polymerization processes: solution/bulk, suspension,
gas-phase, slurry and reactive processing. Principles of polymer process
and reactor design, optimization and control.
CHEM ENG 4E03 Digital Computer Process Control
This course addresses key aspects of implementing control via discrete
digital computers. Topics include discrete-time dynamic models, system
of discrete-time systems, design of digital control systems and model
CHEM. ENG. 4K3 Reactor Design for Heterogenous Systems
Catalytic kinetics, mass transfer limitations, packed and fluidized
two phase reactors. NOT OFFERED 2012-2013
CHEM ENG 4L02 Advanced Laboratory Skills
Experiments and projects in transport phenomena, reaction kinetics, reactor
process control with appropriate data analysis and report writing.
CHEM ENG 4M03 Separations
Overview of separation processes, liquid-liquid extraction, supercritical
adsorption, chromatography, filtration, membrane separation processes,
introduction to bioseparations.
CHEM ENG 4N04 Engineering Economics and Problem Solving
Making decisions about the design and operation of engineering
systems, with the
analysis emphasizing safety, economics, equipment performance, uncertainty,
flexibility and monitoring, including trouble shooting. Students will
and in groups on problem-based projects.
CHEM ENG 4X03 Polymer Processing
An introduction to the basic principles of polymer processing,
stressing the development
of models. Rheology of polymers, extrusion, molding, films, fibers, and
CHEM ENG 4Y04 Senior Independent Project
A research and design project with students working independently under
of a Faculty member.
CHEM ENG 2O04 Fluid Mechanics
The laws of statics and dynamics in both compressible and incompressible fluids. Equations
of conservation and modern turbulence and boundary layer theory applied to submerged and
conduit flow. Similitude, unsteady flow, measuring devices and fluid machinery.
CHEM ENG 2F04 Chemical Engineering Principles II
Combined mass and energy balances in the steady and unsteady state. The
law of thermodynamics and physical chemical equilibria. Introduction of
CHEM ENG 2I03 Measurements
Operational characteristics of physical and chemical sensors, statistics of sampling and analysis, measurement error and data acquisition theory. Measurement of pressure, temperature, flow, strain and voltage. Technical writing and communication.
CHEM ENG 3BM3 Biosepartions Engineering
Introduction to bioseparations engineering: cell disintegration,
precipitaton based separation processes, extraction, adsorption, chromatography
centrifugal separations, filtration, reverse osmosis and nanofiltration
dialysis, liquid membrane based separation processes, electrophoresis.
CHEM ENG 3G04 Simulation, Modelling and Probem Solving
Chemical process simulation including models for heat exchangers,
separators and reactors.
Group skills, decision-making and self-directed, problem-based learning.
CHEM ENG 3K04 Introduction to Reactor Design
Stoichiometry of multiple reactions, kinetics of homogeneous reactions,
of batch data, design of ideal and nonideal CSTR and plug flow reactors.
CHEM ENG 3L02 Intermediate Laboratory Skills
Experiments and projects in heat transfer, thermodynamics, mass transfer,
mechanics, with appropriate data analysis and report writing.
CHEM ENG 3P04 Process Control Transient behaviour of
chemical processes. Theory and practice of automatic control.
Introduction to computer process control.
CHEM ENG 3Q03 Introduction to Polymer Science
An overview of important synthetic and natural polymers with
emphasis on polymer structure,
the chemistry of polymer formation. An introduction to polymer characterization.
CHEM ENG 4C03 Statistics for Engineers
Linear regression analysis in matrix form, non-linear regression,
design of experiments including factorial and optimal designs. Special
emphasis on methods appropriate to engineering problems.
CHEM ENG 4G03 Optimization in Chemical Engineering The
application on optimization methods to important engineering problems
design and operation, statistics, control, engineering economics and scheduling.
will emphasize problem definition, model formulation and solution analysis,
details on existing algorithms and software to solve problems.
CHEM ENG 4LL3 Bio Laboratories
Recombinant DNA technology including cloning, directed mutagenesis,
DNA sequencing, and expression of cloned genes. Reaction kinetics
and reactor design
for enzyme and fermentation reactions. Advanced separation methods
CHEM ENG 4T03 Applications of Chemical Engineering in Medicine Applications of chemical engineering principles to biological
systems and medical
problems including examples from hemodynamics, blood oxygenation, artificial
systems, controlled drug release, biosensors and biomaterials
CHEM ENG 4W04 Chemical Plant Design and Simulation
Projects, often in co-operation with industry, usually involve steady-state
computer simulation of an existing process or design of a new process.
Plant equipment may be
tested to develop simulation models.
CHEM ENG 4Z03 Interfacial Engineering
The physics and chemistry at the "nano"scale including intercations
colloids, surface active ystems, wetting, adhesion, and flocculations.