e chemical process industry. Scale consideration, plant layout and plant site selection. Process analysis, heuristics and optimization. Environmental and plant safety issues. Recommended preparation: ECHE 360, ECHE 361, ECHE 363, and ECHE 364.


ECHE 399. Chemical Engineering Design Project (3)
This is a course that uses the small teams approach to solve chemical process design problems. Numerous exercises involving process design are used to integrate material taught in previous and concurrent courses. This includes application of computer based design tools, economics, scheduling, decision making with uncertainty, and proposal and report preparation. This work leads to one comprehensive process design project done by the class, which includes a written and oral report. Recommended preparation: ECHE 398. SAGES Senior Cap


ECHE 400T. Graduate Teaching I (0)
All Ph.D. students are required to take this course. The experience includes elements from the following tasks: development of teaching or lecture materials, teaching recitation groups, providing laboratory assistance, tutoring, exam/quiz/homework preparation and grading, mentoring students. Recommended preparation: Entering Ph.D. student in Chemical Engineering.


ECHE 401. Chemical Engineering Communications (1)
Introductory course in communication for Chemical Engineering graduate students: preparation of first proposal for thesis, preparation of technical reports and scientific papers, literature sources, reviewing proposals, and manuscripts for professional journals, and making effective technical presentations.


ECHE 402. Chemical Engineering Communications II (2)
This course is a continuation of ECHE 401 and is designed to develop skills in writing proposals for funding research projects. The federal requirements are reviewed for submitting proposals to the major granting agents including NSF, NIH and DoD. We will study strategies for developing fundable projects. Each student will submit a research proposal for a thesis project and do an oral presentation of the project.


ECHE 460. Thermodynamics of Chemical Systems (3)
Phase equilibria, phase rule, chemical reaction equilibria in homogeneous and heterogeneous systems, ideal and non-ideal behavior of fluids and solutions, thermodynamic analysis of closed and open chemical systems with applications. Recommended preparation: ECHE 363.


ECHE 461. Transport Phenomena (3)
Mechanisms of heat, mass, and momentum transport on both molecular and continuum basis. Generalized equations of transport. Techniques of solution for boundary value problems in systems of conduction, diffusion, and laminar flow. Boundary layer and turbulent systems. Recommended preparation: ECHE 360.


ECHE 462. Chemical Reaction Engineering (3)
Steady and unsteady state mathematical modeling of chemical reactors from conservation principles. Interrelation of reaction kinetics, mass and heat transfer, flow phenomena. Catalytic and chemical vapor deposition reactors. Determination of kinetic parameters. Includes catalytic and chemical vapor deposition reactors. Recommended preparation: ECHE 364.


ECHE 464. Surfaces and Adsorption (3)
Thermodynamics of interfaces, nature of interactions across phase boundaries, capillary wetting properties of adsorbed films, friction and lubrication, flotation, detergency, the surface of solids, relation of bulk to surface properties of materials, non-catalytic surface reactions. Recommended preparation: CHEM 335 or equivalent.


ECHE 466. Colloid Science (3)
Stochastic processes and interparticle forces in colloidal dispersions. DLVO theory, stability criteria, and coagulation kinetics. Electrokinetic phenomena. Applications to electrophoresis, filtration, floatation, sedimentation, and suspension rheology. Investigation of suspensions, emulsions, gels, and association colloids. Recommended preparation: CHEM 335.


ECHE 469. Chemical Engineering Seminar (0)
Distinguished outside speakers present current research in various topics of chemical engineering science. Graduate students also present technical papers based on thesis research.


ECHE 470. Graduate Research Colloquium (.5)
Outside speakers present lectures on their current research. Various topics in the areas of chemical engineering science , basic and applied chemistry, bioengineering, material science, and applied mathematics are covered in the lectures. Graduate students also present technical papers based on their own research. Students are graded on the submission of one- page summary reports on any two lectures.


ECHE 474. Biotransport Processes (3)
Biomedical mass transport and chemical reaction processes. Basic mechanisms and mathematical models based on thermodynamics, mass and momentum conservation. Analytical and numerical methods to simulate in vivo processes as well as to develop diagnostic and therapeutic methods. Applications include transport across membranes, transport in blood, tumor processes, bioreactors, cell differentiation, chemotaxis, drug delivery systems, tissue engineering processes. Recommended preparation: EBME 350 and EBME 409 or equivalent. Offered as EBME474 and ECHE 474.


ECHE 475. Chemical Engineering Analysis (3)
Mathematical analysis of problems in transport processes, chemical kinetics, and control systems. Examines vector spaces and matrices and their relation to differential transforms, series techniques (Fourier, Bessel functions, Legendre polynomials). Recommended preparation: MATH 224.


ECHE 477. Data Acquisition and LabVIEW Bootcamp (1)
This course will introduce and implement basic data acquisition concepts and LabVIEW virtual instrumentation programming, providing hands-on experience with hardware and software. It is intended to help those with little or no data acquisition experience to get started on setting up data acquisition for their application. No prior experience with LabVIEW is required. Consult with the instructor for additional details.


ECHE 480. Electrochemical Engineering (3)
Engineering aspects of electrochemical processes including current and potential distribution, mass transport and fluid mechanical effects. Examples from industrial processes including electroplating, industrial electrolysis, corrosion, and batteries. Recommended preparation: ECHE 260 or permission of instructor. Offered as ECHE 381 and ECHE 480.


ECHE 483. Chemical Engineering Applied to Microfabrication and Devices (3)
Silicon based microfabrication and micromachining require many chemical engineering technologies. Microfabricated devices such as sensors are also directly related to chemical engineering. The applications of chemical engineering principles to microfabrication and micromachining are introduced. Oxidation processing, chemical vapor deposition, etching and patterning techniques, electroplating and other technologies are discussed. Graduate students will submit an additional final project on some technical aspect of microfabrication technology or devices. Recommended preparation: ECHE 363 and ECHE 371. Offered as ECHE 383 and ECHE 483.


ECHE 500T. Graduate Teaching II (0)
All Ph.D. students are required to take this course. The experience will include elements from the following tasks: development of teaching or lecture materials, teaching recitation groups, providing laboratory assistance, tutoring, exam/quiz/homework preparation and grading, mentoring students. Recommended preparation: Ph.D. student in Chemical Engineering.


ECHE 504. Transport Processes of Biomedical Systems (3)
Mass and heat transport processes in dispersive, convective, and reactive systems. Applications include cell metabolism, drug delivery, tumor growth and ablation, cell migration and adhesion, ventilation inhomogeneity, tissue responses to heating. Critical analysis of journal articles. Simulation projects related to student research. Recommended preparation: EBME 409. Offered as EBME 504 and ECHE 504. Prereq: Graduate standing.


ECHE 560. Advanced Chemical Thermodynamics (3)
Chemical and phase equilibria in complex, multi-phase systems. Review of relevant theory. Sources of thermochemical data, methods of calculation and applications to phase diagrams, materials synthesis, electrochemistry, corrosion, water chemistry, silicon processing, chemical vapor deposition. Recommended preparation: ECHE 460 or equivalent.


ECHE 561. Advanced Transport Phenomena (3)
(Extension of ECHE 461.) In-depth examination of methods of solving transport problems. Emphasis on coupled systems where two or more transport processes interact. Recommended preparation: ECHE 461.


ECHE 575. Advanced Chemical Engineering Analysis (3)
Advanced analytical techniques for exact and approximate engineering analysis. Scale analysis and recursion techniques; asymptotic analysis of ordinary differential equations (regular and singular perturbations, WKB theory); approximation of integrals; method of characteristics, shocks; application to heat, mass and momentum transfer. Recommended preparation: ECHE 475.


ECHE 580. Special Topics (3)
Special topics in chemical engineering. Prereq: Consent of instructor.


ECHE 600T. Graduate Teaching III (0)
All Ph.D. students are required to take this course. The experience will include elements from the following tasks: development of teaching or lecture materials, teaching recitation groups, providing laboratory assistance, tutoring, exam/quiz/homework preparation and grading, mentoring students. Recommended preparation: Ph.D. student in Chemical Engineering.


ECHE 601. Independent Study (1 - 18)


ECHE 651. Thesis M.S. (1 - 18)


ECHE 660. Special Problems (1 - 18)

Research course taken by Plan B M.S. students.


ECHE 701. Dissertation Ph.D. (1 - 18)
Prereq: Predoctoral research consent or advanced to Ph.D. candidacy milestone.


Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree
Major in Chemical Engineering

 

First Year Class-Lab-Credit Hours
Fall
PHYS 121/125 General Physics I. Mechanics a (4-3-4)
CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry I (4-0-4)
MATH 121/123 Calculus for Science and Engineering I a (4-0-4)
FSxx 1xx SAGES First Seminar b (3-1-4)
ECHE 151 Chemical Engineering at Case (1-0-0)
PHED 101 Physical Education Activities (0-3-0)
Total (16-7-16)


Spring
PHYS 122/126 General Physics II. Electricity and Magnetism a (4-3-4)
ENGR 145 Chemistry of Materials (4-0-4)
MATH 122/124 Calculus for Science and Engineering II a (4-0-4)
ENGR 131 Elementary Computer Programming (2-2-3)
USxx 2xx SAGES University Seminar I b (3-0-3)
PHED 102 Physical Education Activities (0-3-0)
Total (17-8-18)


Second Year
Fall
CHEM 223/323 Organic Chemistry a (3-0-3)
MATH 223/227 Calculus for Science and Engineering III a (3-0-3)
ENGR 225 Thermodynamics, Fluids, Heat & Mass Transfer (4-0-4)
ECHE 260 Introduction to Chemical Systems (3-0-3)
USxx 2xx SAGES University Seminar II b (3-0-3)
Total (17-0-16)


Spring
MATH 224/228 Differential Equations a (3-2-3)
STAT 313 Statistics for Experimenters (3-0-3)
ECHE 363 Thermodynamics of Chemical Systems (3-0-3)
Science elective e (3-0-3)
Humanities/Social Science elective I (3-0-3)
Total (15-2-15)


Third Year
Fall
ECHE 360 Transport Phenomena for Chemical Systems (4-0-4)
ECHE 367 Process Control (4-0-4)
ENGR 210 Circuits and Instrumentation (2-2-4)
CHEM 290 Advanced Chemical Laboratory Methods (1-6-3)
Breadth elective sequence I c (3-0-3)
Total (14-8-18)


Spring
ECHE 361 Separation Processes (3-0-3)
ECHE 365 Measurements Lab (0-3-3)
ENGR 398 Professional Communications for Engineers d (1-0-1)
ENGL 398 Professional Communications for Engineers d (2-0-2)
ECHE 364 Chemical Reaction Processes (3-0-3)
Humanities/Social Science elective II (3-0-3)
Total (12-3-15)


Fourth Year
Fall
ECHE 398 Process Analysis and Design (3-0-3)
ECHE 362 Chemical Engineering Laboratory (0-4-4)
Materials elective f (3-0-3)
Breadth elective sequence II c (3-0-3)
Humanities/Social Science elective III (3-0-3)
Total (12-4-16)


Spring
ECHE 399 Chemical Engineering Design Project g (3-0-3)
ENGR 200 Statics and Strength of Materials (3-0-3)
CHEM 336 Physical Chemistry II (3-0-3)
Breadth elective sequence III c (3-0-3)
Humanities/Social Science elective IV (3-0-3)
Total (15-0-15)


Hours required for graduation: 129-131 (depending on breadth elective sequence)

  1. Higher number (advanced or honors) courses are available to students by invitation only.
  2. Must take one course from each thematic group: FSSY or USSY— Thinking about the symbolic world, FSNA or USNA—Thinking about the natural world and FSSO or USSO—Thinking about the social world. Specific seminar topics will change periodically.
  3. A three-course (9 credit hours minimum) breadth sequence (approved by the Chemical Engineering faculty). Pre-approved sequences include: biochemical engineering, biomedical engineering, computing, electrochemical engineering, electronic materials processing, environmental engineering, management, polymer science, systems and control, and advanced study (BS/MS).
  4. SAGES Departmental Seminar.
  5. Science elective, chosen from: PHYS 221 General Physics III. Modern (F, Sp), CHEM 224/324 Organic Chemistry II (Sp), CHEM 311 Inorganic Chemistry I (F), or BIOL 300 Dynamics of Biological Systems (Sp).
  6. One Materials elective is required. Suggested courses include: EMSE 201 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering, EMAC 270 Introduction to Polymer Science (F, Sp), EMAC 276 Polymer Properties and Design (F, Sp), EMSE 314 Electrical, Magnetic, Optical Properties of Materials (F), EMSE 316 Applications of Ceramic Materials, CHEM 336 Introductory Physical Chemistry II or a course approved by the faculty.
  7. SAGES Capstone Course

Approved Breadth Elective Sequences


Biochemical Engineering (Advisor: Dr. Qutubuddin)
BIOC 307 General Biochemistry (4) Fall, third year
BIOL 343 Microbiology (3) Spring, third year
ECHE 340 Biochemical Engineering (3) Spring, fourth year


Biomedical Engineering (Advisor: Dr. Baskaran)
EBME 201 Physiology-Biophysics I (3) Fall, third year
EBME 202 Physiology-Biophysics II (3) Spring, third year
EBME 309 Modeling of Biomedical Systems (3) or
EBME 310 Biomedical Instrumentation (3) Spring, fourth year


Computing (Advisor: Dr. Lacks)
ECES 281 Logic Design and Computer Organization (4) Fall, third year
EECS 233 Introduction to Data Structures (4) Spring, third year
EECS 346 Engineering Optimization (3) Spring, fourth year


Electrochemical Engineeringh (Advisor: Dr. Landau)
ECHE 380 Electrochemical Technology (3) or Fall, third year
ECHE 381 Electrochemical Engineering (3) Spring, third year
ECHE 383 Chemical Engineering Applied to Microfabrication and Devices (3) Fall, fourth year plus one additional course selected from:
EMSE 314 Electronic, Magnetic, and Optical Properties of Materials (3) Fall, fourth year
EECS 309 Electromagnetic Fields I (3) Fall, fourth year
EECS 321 Semiconductor Electronic Devices (4) Spring, fourth year
EMSE 411, Environmental Effects on Materials Behavior (3) Spring, fourth year


Electronic Materials (Advisor: Dr. Liu)
ECHE 383 Chemical Engineering Applied to Microfabrication and Devices (3) Fall, third year
EECS 309 Electromagnetic Fields I (3) Fall, fourth year plus one additional course selected from:
EMSE 314 Electronic, Magnetic, and Optical Properties of Materials (3) Fall, fourth year
EECS 321 Semiconductor Electronic Devices (4) Spring, fourth year


Environmental Engineering (Advisor: Dr. Feke)
GEOL 303 Environmental Law (3) Fall, junior
ECIV 352/GEOL 352 Environmental Chemistry and Engineering (3) Spring, junior
ECIV 362 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (3) or Spring, third year
BIOL 350 Introduction to Ecosystems Analysis and Environmental Science (3) Fall, fourth year


Management/Entrepreneurship (Advisor: Dr. Savinell)
ACCT 101 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3) Fall, third year
BAFI 353 Corporation Finance (3) Fall, fourth year
ENTP 311 New Venture Creation (3) or Spring, third year
ENTP 310 Entrepreneurial Financing (3) Fall, fourth year Polymer Sciences (Advisor: Dr. Mann)
EMAC 270 Introduction to Polymer Science (3) Fall, third year plus any two courses selected from:
EMAC 276 Polymer Properties and Design (3) Fall, fourth year
EMAC 376 Polymer Engineering (3) Spring, third year
EMAC 377 Polymer Processing (4) Spring, fourth year
EMAC 378 Polymer Production and Technology (3) Spring, fourth year


Research (Advisor: Dr. Martin)
ECHE 396 Research and Innovation Spring, third year
ECHE 350 Undergraduate Research Project I (3) Fall, fourth year
ECHE 351 Undergraduate Research Project II (3) or Research elective Spring, fourth


Systems and Control (Advisor: Dr. Lacks)
EECS 346 Engineering Optimization (3) Spring, third year
EECS281 Logic Design and Computer Organization (4) Fall, fourth year
EECS 306 Control Engineering II (3) or
ECHE 463 Model Based Control (3) Spring, fourth year


Advanced Study Sequence (Advisor: Dr. Qutubuddin)
ECHE 460 Thermodynamics (3) or
ECHE 475 Chemical Engineering Analysis (3) Fall, fourth year
ECHE 651 Master’s Thesis (3) Fall, fourth year
ECHE 651 Master’s Thesis (3) Spring, fourth year

  1. In these sequences, coordinate your choice of breadth electives with your choice for the Materials elective.
  2. Students should take a 300-level undergraduate or introductory graduate course that would be relevant to their research project and is approved by the department.
  3. This sequence is designed for students entering the five-year B.S./M.S. program. Students taking this sequence should rearrange scheduling of the breadth elective sequence and humanities/social science courses in the third and fourth years to accommodate these courses.