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Fall 2007 Course Descriptions

All courses below are approved to be taught in Fall 2007; however, some (or all) may not be offered this term.  The course numbers that are offered this term link to the Schedule of Classes.  Class with alternative External Link delivery modes (Web based, cable TV, correspondence, etc) are noted in the Schedule at the section level.  The complete list below is a good indicator of what may be offered over the next few years (contact department about offerings).  For explanations of course elements see the Key to Course Descriptions.

Chemical and Environmental Engineering (CHEE)  Department Info

CHEE 199 -- Independent Study  (1-4 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEE 201 -- Elements of Chemical Engineering I  (3 units)
Description:  Chemical engineering calculations and principles of energy and material behavior.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  MATH 124 or MATH 125; CHEM 103A, CHEM 103B, CHEM 104A, CHEM 104B, ENGR 102, ENGR 170.
Credit for:  2 units engineering science, 2 units engineering design.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 201L -- Elements of Chemical Engineering I- Computational Lab  (1 unit)
Description:  This course will also begin demonstrating how mathematics and programming can be fundamental tools for solving complex engineering problems. Specifically, students will learn how to use Visual Basic implemented in Excel to program solutions for mathematically intractable problems.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  MATH124 or MATH125; ECE 175 or SIE 170.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 202 -- Elements of Chemical Engineering II  (3 units)
Description:  Numerical methods applied to chemical engineering problems. Use of computational tools such as MATHCAD, EXCEL, and MATHEMATICA to solve chemical engineering problems. Statistical methods.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  MATH 223, ENGR 102, ENGR 170.
Credit for:  1 unit engineering design.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 203 -- Chemical Engineering Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to fluid mechanics and heat transfer applied to chemical engineering.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEE 201.
Credit for:  1.5 units engineering science, 1.5 units engineering design.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 299 -- Independent Study  (1-5 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEE 299H -- Honors Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 303 -- Chemical Engineering Mass Transfer  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to mass transfer analysis of mass transfer operations in chemical engineering, such as distillation, absorption.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEE 201, CHEE 203.
Credit for:  1.5 units engineering science, 1.5 units engineering design.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 304 -- Chemical Engineering Operations Laboratory  (3 units)
Description:  Laboratory investigation of process equipment.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEE 201, CHEE 203, CHEE 303.
Credit for:  1.5 units engineering science, 1.5 units engineering design.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 305 -- Chemical Engineering Transport Phenomena  (3 units)
Description:  Theory and calculations pertaining to fundamental transport processes.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEE 201, CHEE 402.
Credit for:  3 units engineering science.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 316 -- General Thermodynamics  (2 units)
Description:  Properties and equations for solids, liquids, gases and vapors; first law energy balance; second law entropy balance; heat cycles, compressors, engines.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEE 201; Concurrent registration, CHEM 480A.
Credit for:  2 units engineering science.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 326 -- Chemical and Physical Equilibrium  (3 units)
Description:  Applications of thermodynamics to equilibrium processes; chemical and physical equilibrium in multicomponent systems.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 480A, CHEE 316.
Credit for:  3 units engineering science.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 370L -- Environmental and Water Engineering Laboratory  (1 unit)
Description:  The course is supplementary to ChEE/CE 370R, the three-unit introductory environmental engineering course. Basically, it consists of a 1-unit, problem-oriented lab that meets two hours per week to provide supplementary material for non chemical engineers taking the introductory course. Emphasis will be on introducing chemistry and biochemistry concepts that support environmental engineering operations for water and wastewater treatment. Basic problem solving skills in these areas will also be developed.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  Not open to Chemical Engineering students.
Identical to:  C E 370L.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEE 370R -- Environmental and Water Engineering  (3 units)
Description:  Covers principles and methods for analysis of environmental engineering issues. Includes such topics as greenhouse gas effects, tropospheric air polution, environmental air pollution, environmental risk assessment, surface and ground water pollution and drinking and wastewater treatment.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEE 203.
Credit for:  1.5 units engineering design, 1.5 units engineering science.
Special exam:  course may be taken by special exam for credit (not for grade).
Identical to:  C E 370R.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEE 399 -- Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEE 399H -- Honors Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEE 400L -- Water Chemistry for Engineers Lab  (1 unit)
Description:  Applications of canned programs for solution of complex equilibrium water chemistry problems
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be convened with:  CHEE 500L.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEE 400R -- Water Chemistry for Engineers  (3 units)
Description:  The course provides an introduction to primarily aqueous-phase equilibria governing water quality characteristics of interest in portable water supply, wastewater treatment and natural waters. Specific topics covered include acid-base and metal-ligand equilibria, oxidation-reduction reactions and chemical reaction thermodynamics. There is some emphasis on equilibria governing inter-phase (gas-liquid, solid-liquid) chemical distribution. Mathematical approaches to prediction of equilibrium chemical speciation are stressed.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be convened with:  CHEE 500R.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 402 -- Intermediate Engineering Analysis  (3 units)
Description:  Solution of complex chemical engineering problems utilizing both analytical and numerical techniques.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  MATH 254, CHEE 202; Concurrent registration, CHEE 303.
Credit for:  1.5 units engineering science.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 413 -- Process Control and Simulation  (3 units)
Description:  Theory of automatic control as applied to elementary chemical engineering processes. Use of continuous system simulation languages for study of practical control problems in the process industries.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  or Concurrent registration, CHEE 402.
Credit for:  1.5 units engineering science, 1.5 units engineering design.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 415 -- Microelectronics Manufacturing and the Environment  (3 units)
Description:  This course will focus on presentation of the basic semiconductor processes which have direct environmental implications.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  ECE 415.
May be convened with:  CHEE 515.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 420 -- Chemical Reaction Engineering  (3 units)
Description:  Application of thermodynamic and kinetic fundamentals to the analysis and design of chemical reactors.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEE 201, CHEE 326.
Credit for:  1.5 units engineering science, 1.5 units engineering design.
May be convened with:  CHEE 520.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 435 -- Corrosion and Degradation  (3 units)
Description:  The science of corrosion and degradation reactions and its application to engineering problems.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  MSE 331R or MSE 412; or Prerequisite or Concurrent registration, CHEM 480B.
Credit for:  2 units engineering science, 1 unit engineering design.
Identical to:  MSE 435; MSE is home department.
May be convened with:  CHEE 535.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 437 -- Advanced Topics in Microelectronics Manufacturing  (3 units)
Description:  Fundamental material, electrical, and chemical properties of solid metal, semiconductor, insulator, and organic surfaces applied to selected gas/solid surface chemical reactions important in semiconductor processing and heterogeneous catalysis. This course is designed to introduce students to the chemistry and physics of solid surfaces and interfaces with an emphasis on the gas/solid interface. The first half of the course will be devoted to learning the fundamental material, electrical, and chemical properties of solid surfaces. The fundamentals will be applied in the second half of the course to topics in chemical catalysis and integrated circuit manufacture.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  senior or grad level standing in chemistry, physics, or engineering.
Identical to:  CHEM 437, MSE 437.
May be convened with:  CHEE 537.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 442 -- Chemical Engineering Design Principles  (3 units)
Description:  Preliminary economic, environmental, safety and design principles associated with chemical process equipment.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEE 201, CHEE 203, CHEE 303, CHEE 304, CHEE 305; Concurrent registration, CHEE 420.
Credit for:  3 units engineering design.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 443 -- Chemical Engineering Plant Design  (3 units)
Description:  Design project from scoping and process selection, through material and energy balances, equipment design and sizing, safety and environmental considerations, to economic analysis of capital cost and operating expense.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEE 442.
Credit for:  3 units engineering design.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 450 -- Introduction to Biotechnology  (3 units)
Description:  The course will provide fundamental knowledge in biochemistry and molecular biology. It can be used as a stand-alone introduction to these disciplines for chemical and other engineering students. In this role, it will provide basic technical competence in modern biological science that will support future career efforts in related disciplines.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 454 -- Law for Engineers and Scientists  (3 units)
Description:  Topics covered in this course include patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, product liability contracts, business entities, employment relations and other legal matters important to engineers and scientists.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  ENGR 454.
May be convened with:  CHEE 554.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 455 -- Environmentally Benign Design of Chemical Processes  (3 units)
Description:  This course will introduce you to the fundamental principles surrounding environmentally benign design of chemical processes. It will expose you to the social, economic, environmental principles that must be balanced to create sustainable processes for manufacturing.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEE 442.
May be convened with:  CHEE 555.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 469A -- Air Pollution I:Gases  (3 units)
Description:  An introduction to the chemistry and physics of the troposphere and stratosphere. Topics include natural biogeochemical cycles; atmospheric photochemistry; stratospheric ozone; urban ozone and particulate matter; atmospheric visibility; acid deposition; air pollution meteorology; Gaussian plume model; photochemical model; air quality regulations.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  MATH 223. ATMO 469A is not prerequisite to ATMO 469B but is recommended.
Identical to:  ATMO 469A; ATMO is home department.
May be convened with:  CHEE 569A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 469B -- Air Pollution II:Aerosols  (3 units)
Description:  An introduction to the chemistry and physics of atmospheric aerosols. Topics include aerosol sources and sinks; basic aerosol properties; single aerosol mechanics; aerosol population dynamics; atmospheric aerosol optics; aerosols and climate; aerosols and health; regional haze; aerosol measurement techniques.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  MATH 223. ATMO 469A is not prerequisite to ATMO 469B but is recommended.
Identical to:  ATMO 469B; ATMO is home department.
May be convened with:  CHEE 569B.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 471 -- Rheology: Principles and Applications  (3 units)
Description:  Fundamental principles of the rheological behavior of materials. Non-Newtonian viscous behavior. Application of Non-Newtonian fluid mechanics. Viscoelasticity. The relation between microscope structure and behavior: polymer solutions, slurries, and colloidal systems.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  undergraduate level of fluid mechanics.
May be convened with:  CHEE 571.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 473 -- Biodegradation of Hazardous Organic Compounds  (3 units)
Description:  To learn and integrate the basic principles of microbiology required for understanding of application of bioremediation to contaminated sites. To become familiar with current research in bioremediation. To learn to solve problems often encountered in application of bioremediation.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  C E 473.
May be convened with:  CHEE 573.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 476A -- Water Treatment System Design  (3 units)
Description:  Application of theory and engineering experience to the design of unit operations for the production of potable water. Covers water regulations, conventional treatment technologies and selected advanced treatment topics.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  C E students are recommended to take C E 370R and C E 370L prior to enrolling in C E 476A.
Identical to:  C E 476A.
May be convened with:  CHEE 576A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 476B -- Wastewater Treatment Design System  (3 units)
Description:  Application of theory and engineering experience to the design of unit operations for the treatment of wastewater. Covers water regulations, conventional treatment technologies and selected advanced treatment topics.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  C E 476B.
May be convened with:  CHEE 576B.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 477L -- Microbiology for Engineers Lab  (1 unit)
Description:  This course focuses on the principles of microbiology, including physiology, metabolism, genetics and ecology. The course explores fundamental microbial processes as well as their environmental significance and application in environmental engineering. A laboratory is associated with the lecture course to provide laboratory skills in basic and applied microbiology.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  Concurrent registration, CHEE 477R.
May be convened with:  CHEE 577L.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 477R -- Microbiology for Engineers  (3 units)
Description:  This course focuses on the principles of microbiology, including physiology, metabolism, genetics and ecology. The course explores fundamental microbial processes as well as their environmental significance and application in environmental engineering. A laboratory is associated with the lecture course to provide laboratory skills in basic and applied microbiology.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  Concurrent registration, CHEE 477L.
May be convened with:  CHEE 577R.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 478 -- Introduction to Hazardous Waste Management  (3 units)
Description:  Management, planning, legal and engineering aspects of liquid and solid hazardous waste treatment and disposal.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  consult department before enrolling.
Identical to:  C E 478.
May be convened with:  CHEE 578.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEE 481A -- Engineering of Biological Processes  (3 units)
Description:  To learn to apply to the design of biological systems principles of engineering, science and mathematics, including, but not limited to statistics, kinetics, sensors and bioreactor design and scale up. To explore and be familiar with the principal areas of biological engineering such as food process engineering, tissue engineering, and other large-scale fermentation processes.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  MATH 254 and MCB 182 OR MIC 205A or CHEE 450 or instructor approval.
Identical to:  ABE 481A.
May be convened with:  RA M 619.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 481B -- Bioprocess Engineering Applications  (3 units)
Description:  Application of engineering fundamentals, such as heat and mass transport, thermodynamics, kinetics, and the process of design to the fields of biotechnology, fermentation, food processing and bioseparation. 2ES. 1ED.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  MATH 254.
Identical to:  ABE 481B; ABE is home department.
May be convened with:  CHEE 581B.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 482 -- Simulation of Biological Systems  (3 units)
Description:  Fundamental differential equations of plant systems are solved using analog computer methodology. Analysis of soil temperature and moisture, mulched systems, plant growth, and greenhouse environments are simulated using dynamic digital programs, CSMP and ACSL. Parameters of radiation, heat, and moisture transfer , CO2 and unique soil properties are utilized to provide realistic simulation of cyclic conditions.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  knowledge of computer programming.
Credit for:  2 units engineering science, 1 unit engineering design.
Identical to:  ABE 482; ABE is home department.
May be convened with:  CHEE 582.
Usually offered:  Summer.

CHEE 488 -- Pollution Control: Wastewater Treatment Modeling  (1 unit)
Description:  Hands-on computer simulation of water and wastewater unit operations and treatment train performance. Utilizes a commercial design and evaluation model with focus on understanding the value and limitations of a high performance engineering model. Graduates do an extra individualized design simulation.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be convened with:  CHEE 588.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 494A -- Senior Project  (1-3 units)
Description:  The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 9 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEE 498 -- Senior Capstone  (1-3 units)
Description:  A culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior standing required.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEE 498H -- Honors Thesis  (3 units)
Description:  An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 9 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEE 499 -- Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEE 499H -- Honors Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEE 500L -- Water Chemistry for Engineers Lab  (1 unit)
Description:  Applications of canned programs for solution of complex equilibrium water chemistry problems Graduate-level requirements include to apply canned computer algorithms to solve equilibrium chemistry problems.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be convened with:  CHEE 400L.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEE 500R -- Water Chemistry for Engineers  (3 units)
Description:  The course provides an introduction to primarily aqueous-phase equilibria governing water quality characteristics of interest in portable water supply, wastewater treatment and natural waters. Specific topics covered include acid-base and metal-ligand equilibria, oxidation-reduction reactions and chemical reaction thermodynamics. There is some emphasis on equilibria governing inter-phase (gas-liquid, solid-liquid) chemical distribution. Mathematical approaches to prediction of equilibrium chemical speciation are stressed. Graduate-level requirements include the application of canned computer algorithms to solve equilibrium chemistry problems.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be convened with:  CHEE 400R.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 502 -- Advanced Engineering Analysis  (3 units)
Description:  Process modeling techniques, residence time distribution theory, dynamics of distributed parameter systems, nonlinear parameter estimation.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEE 420.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 505 -- Advanced Chemical Engineering Transport Phenomena  (3 units)
Description:  Momentum, energy and mass transport in continua, solution of multidimensional laminar flow problems, turbulence, boundary layer theory.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEE 305.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 506 -- Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics  (3 units)
Description:  Advanced applications of First and Second Laws, nonideal gases and liquids and their mixtures, principles of chemical equilibrium, and molecular theory.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEE 326.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 515 -- Microelectronics Manufacturing and the Environment  (3 units)
Description:  This course will focus on presentation of the basic semiconductor processes which have direct environmental implications. Graduate-level requirements will include extended written analysis and oral presentation, which goes beyond the requirements for the students enrolled in CHEE 415.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  ECE 515, MSE 515.
May be convened with:  CHEE 415.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 520 -- Chemical Reaction Engineering  (3 units)
Description:  Application of thermodynamic and kinetic fundamentals to the analysis and design of chemical reactors. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research paper on a current topic.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Credit for:  1.5 units engineering science, 1.5 units engineering design.
May be convened with:  CHEE 420.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 530 -- Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering  (3 units)
Description:  Kinetics of heterogeneous reaction systems, non-ideal flow reactor models, reactor stability, analysis of industrial reactors.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEE 420.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 535 -- Corrosion and Degradation  (3 units)
Description:  The science of corrosion and degradation reactions and its application to engineering problems. Graduate-level requirements include a term paper.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Credit for:  2 units engineering science, 1 unit engineering design.
Identical to:  MSE 535; MSE is home department.
May be convened with:  CHEE 435.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 537 -- Advanced Topics in Microelectronics Manufacturing  (3 units)
Description:  Fundamental material, electrical, and chemical properties of solid metal, semiconductor, insulator, and organic surfaces applied to selected gas/solid surface chemical reactions important in semiconductor processing and heterogeneous catalysis. This course is designed to introduce students to the chemistry and physics of solid surfaces and interfaces with an emphasis on the gas/solid interface. The first half of the course will be devoted to learning the fundamental material, electrical, and chemical properties of solid surfaces. The fundamentals will be applied in the second half of the course to topics in chemical catalysis and integrated circuit manufacture. Graduate-level requirements include completion of two projects of their choice with the approval of the instructor.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  CHEM 537, MSE 537.
May be convened with:  CHEE 437.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 542 -- Bioremediation of Inorganic Contaminants  (2 units)
Description:  This course focuses on biological remediation techniques for inorganic contaminants (nitrogen and sulfur-containing compounds, iron, heavy metals, metalloids and radionuclides). The course explores fundamental chemical and biological processes as well as engineering aspects.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  Prior course experience with biochemistry (eg. ChEE 450) or microbiology (eg. ChEE 577) is recommended but not required.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 554 -- Law for Engineers/Scientists  (3 units)
Description:  Topics covered in this course include patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, product liability contracts, business entities, employment relations and other legal matters important to engineers and scientists. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research paper on a current topic.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  ENGR 554.
May be convened with:  CHEE 454.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 555 -- Environmentally Benign Design of Chemical Processes  (3 units)
Description:  This course will introduce you to the fundamental principles surrounding environmentally benign design of chemical processes. It will expose you to the social, economic, environmental principles that must be balanced to create sustainable processes for manufacturing. Graduate-level requirements include one additional project that is more indepth and involved with a more sophisticated analysis.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  major in chemical, environmental, biomedical or mechanical engineering.
May be convened with:  CHEE 455.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 569A -- Air Pollution I:Gases  (3 units)
Description:  An introduction to the chemistry and physics of the troposphere and stratosphere. Topics include natural biogeochemical cycles; atmospheric photochemistry; stratospheric ozone; urban ozone and particulate matter; atmospheric visibility; acid deposition; air pollution meteorology; Gaussian plume model; photochemical model; air quality regulations. Graduate-level requirements include additional homework and other exercises.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  ATMO 569A; ATMO is home department.
May be convened with:  CHEE 469A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 569B -- Air Pollution II:Aerosols  (3 units)
Description:  An introduction to the chemistry and physics of atmospheric aerosols. Topics include aerosol sources and sinks; basic aerosol properties; single aerosol mechanics; aerosol population dynamics; atmospheric aerosol optics; aerosols and climate; aerosols and health; regional haze; aerosol measurement techniques. Graduate-level requirements include additional homework and other exercises.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  ATMO 569B; ATMO is home department.
May be convened with:  CHEE 469B.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 571 -- Rheology: Principles and Applications  (3 units)
Description:  Fundamental principles of the rheological behavior of materials. Non-Newtonian viscous behavior. Application of Non-Newtonian fluid mechanics. Viscoelasticity. The relation between microscope structure and behavior: polymer solutions, slurries, and colloidal systems. Graduate-level requirements includes use of increased experience in terms of knowledge of mathematical techniques applied to Transport and Phenomena problems.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be convened with:  CHEE 471.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 572 -- Interfacial Chemistry of Biomolecules in Environmental Systems  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to the chemical and adhesive properties of macromolecules at interfaces. The fundamental physico-chemical forces that govern adsorption of macromolecules at interfaces and inter-particle adhesion will be discussed. Topics such as surface tension, self-assembly, adsorption of polymers and biomolecules, and bacterial cell adhesion will be discussed with emphasis on environmental applications.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 103B.
Identical to:  SWES 572; SWES is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 573 -- Biodegradation of Hazardous Organic Compounds  (3 units)
Description:  To learn and integrate the basic principles of microbiology required for understanding of application of bioremediation to contaminated sites. To become familiar with current research in bioremediation. To learn to solve problems often encountered in application of bioremediation. To learn and integrate the basic principles of microbiology required for understanding of application of bioremediation to contaminated sites. To become familiar with current research in bioremediation. To learn to solve problems often encountered in application of bioremediation.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  C E 573.
May be convened with:  CHEE 473.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 574 -- Environmental Transport Processes  (3 units)
Description:  Engineering concerns in toxic and hazardous waste management with focus on aspects of chemical transport between air, water and soil systems, and microbial degradation processes in natural and engineered environment.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  C E 574.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 576A -- Water Treatment System Design  (3 units)
Description:  Application of theory and engineering experience to the design of unit operations for the production of potable water. Covers water regulations, conventional treatment technologies and selected advanced treatment topics. Graduate-level requirements include a research paper.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  C E 576A.
May be convened with:  CHEE 476A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 576B -- Wastewater Treatment Design System  (3 units)
Description:  Application of theory and engineering experience to the design of unit operations for the treatment of wastewater. Covers water regulations, conventional treatment technologies and selected advanced treatment topics. Graduate-level requirements include additional homework problems, a course paper, and additional exam questions.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  C E 576B.
May be convened with:  CHEE 476B.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 577A -- Microbiology for Engineers  (4 units)
Description:  This course focuses on the principles of microbiology, including physiology, metabolism, genetics and ecology. The course explores fundamental microbial processes as well as their environmental significance and application in environmental engineering. A laboratory is associated with the lecture course to provide laboratory skills in basic and applied microbiology.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  C E 577A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 577L -- Microbiology for Engineers Lab  (1 unit)
Description:  This course focuses on the principles of microbiology, including physiology, metabolism, genetics and ecology. The course explores fundamental microbial processes as well as their environmental significance and application in environmental engineering. A laboratory is associated with the lecture course to provide laboratory skills in basic and applied microbiology. Graduate-level requirements include a mandatory assignment where course participants will isolate and characterize microorganisms with a specific metabolic activity. Each student will establish materials and methods required for the assignment individually. The assignment will result in a written report (typed, font size 12, doubled space, maximum 10 pages) and an oral presentation (Powerpoint presentation, 10 minutes).
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  Concurrent registration, CHEE 577R.
May be convened with:  CHEE 477L.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 577R -- Microbiology for Engineers  (3 units)
Description:  This course focuses on the principles of microbiology, including physiology, metabolism, genetics and ecology. The course explores fundamental microbial processes as well as their environmental significance and application in environmental engineering. A laboratory is associated with the lecture course to provide laboratory skills in basic and applied microbiology. Graduate-level requirements include oral reports. Each graduate student will receive a topic related to environmental microbiology to prepare an oral report. The report will be based on a literature search. Students will be requested to prepare a Powerpoint presentation and to summarize their findings in a 15-min oral presentation to the class.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  Concurrent registration, CHEE577L.
May be convened with:  CHEE 477R.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 578 -- Introduction to Hazardous Waste Management  (3 units)
Description:  Management, planning, legal and engineering aspects of liquid and solid hazardous waste treatment and disposal. Graduate-level requirements include a report on an in-depth review of interdisciplinary aspects of an existing project (with a non-university project engineer).
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  C E 578.
May be convened with:  CHEE 478.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEE 581A -- Engineering of Biological Processes  (3 units)
Description:  To learn to apply to the design of biological systems principles of engineering, science and mathematics, including, but not limited to statistics, kinetics, sensors and bioreactor design and scale up. To explore and be familiar with the principal areas of biological engineering such as food process engineering, tissue engineering, and other large-scale fermentation processes. Graduate-level requirement includes an oral presentation and belonging to the Journal Club.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  ABE 581A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEE 581B -- Bioprocess Engineering Applications  (3 units)
Description:  Application of engineering fundamentals, such as heat and mass transport, thermodynamics, kinetics, and the process of design to the fields of biotechnology, fermentation, food processing and bioseparation. 2ES. 1ED. Graduate-level requirements include two additional design projects, homework problems requiring a greater degree of mathematics, and exams containing questions which evaluate a higher level of thought processes.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  ABE 581B; ABE is home department.
May be convened with:  CHEE 481B.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 582 -- Simulation of Biological Systems  (3 units)
Description:  Fundamental differential equations of plant systems are solved using analog computer methodology. Analysis of soil temperature and moisture, mulched systems, plant growth, and greenhouse environments are simulated using dynamic digital programs, CSMP and ACSL. Parameters of radiation, heat, and moisture transfer , CO2 and unique soil properties are utilized to provide realistic simulation of cyclic conditions. Graduate-level requirements include a special project.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Credit for:  2 units engineering science, 1 unit engineering design.
Identical to:  ABE 582; ABE is home department.
May be convened with:  CHEE 482.
Usually offered:  Summer.

CHEE 583 -- Remote Sensing Instrumentation and Techniques  (3 units)
Description:  Development of instrumentation, measurement and signal processing techniques required for electromagnetic remote sensing applications with emphasis on atmospheric remote sensing.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  ECE 482.
Identical to:  ECE 583; ECE is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 588 -- Pollution Control: Wastewater Treatment Modeling  (1 unit)
Description:  Hands-on computer simulation of water and wastewater unit operations and treatment train performance. Utilizes a commercial design and evaluation model with focus on understanding the value and limitations of a high performance engineering model. Graduates do an extra individualized design simulation. Graduate-level requirments include performance and report on an individual project.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be convened with:  CHEE 488.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 594 -- Practicum  (1-5 units)
Description:  Practical professional training. Student will play an engineer-in-training role within a municipal agency or consulting firm. These periods of apprenticeship or training and professional activities will be arranged in an ad hoc basis to the mutual satisfaction of student's advisor and the sponsoring agency.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEE 599 -- Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEE 605 -- Advanced Mass Transport Theory  (3 units)
Description:  Theoretical aspects of binary and multicomponent systems utilizing penetration, surface renewal, and boundary layer transport concepts.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEE 505.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 676 -- Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment  (3 units)
Description:  Advanced design for water and wastewater treatment. Emphasis on modern environmental engineering processes for water and wastewater treatment.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  C E 676.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEE 696A -- Chemical Engineering  (1 unit)
Description:  The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 6 times (maximum 7 enrollments).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEE 696B -- Combustion  (1 unit)
Description:  The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 6 times (maximum 7 enrollments).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEE 696F -- Fluid Mechanics  (1 unit)
Description:  The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 6 times (maximum 7 enrollments).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEE 696H -- Chemical and Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar  (1 unit)
Description:  The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 6 times (maximum 7 enrollments).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEE 900 -- Research  (1-5 units)
Description:  Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E K.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEE 909 -- Master's Report  (1-3 units)
Description:  Individual study or special project or formal report thereof submitted in lieu of thesis for master's degree.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P E K.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEE 910 -- Thesis  (1-6 units)
Description:  Research for the master's thesis (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or thesis writing). Maximum total credit permitted varies with the major department.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P E K.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEE 920 -- Dissertation  (1-9 units)
Description:  Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P E K.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEE 930 -- Supplementary Registration  (1-9 units)
Description:  For students who have completed all course requirements for their advanced degree programs. May be used concurrently with other enrollments to bring to total number of units to the required minimum.
Grading:  a Grade of K is awarded for this course except for the final term.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

 

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