The fundamental engineering science of the discipline has been
broken down into six integrated units, which we call Pillar courses.
Each course comprises several different -- but complementary --
traditional topics. In this way, we can integrate chemical engineering
knowledge in a way not possible in a traditional curriculum and,
ultimately, more closely mimic the success exhibited by integrated
freshman engineering programs.The following Pillars have been developed:• CHE 0100
- Foundations of Chemical Engineering: Combines topics from traditional
Mass/Energy Balances courses with Thermodynamics and Staged
Separations. • CHE 0200 - Thermodynamics: Combines topics from both the traditional "single-phase" and "chemical equilibrium" Thermodynamics courses. • CHE 0300 - Transport Phenomena: Combines all three modes of Chemical Engineering Transport Phenomena into one monolithic course. • CHE 0400 - Reactive Process Engineering: Combines topics from traditional Separations with Kinetics and Reactor Design. • CHE 0500
- Systems and Dynamics: This course expands the basic material from a
traditional Process Control course and is strongly integrated with
Design. • CHE 0600 - Design: This course expands the basic material from a
traditional Process Design course, yet adds a Product Design component,
and is strongly integrated with Systems and Dynamics.