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    CHE 100 - Introduction to the Profession I
    Introduction to chemical engineering and engineering productivity software. Communication skills development, technical reporting and presentation, engineering ethics, and a variety of topics are discussed. (1-2-2) (C) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    CHE 101 - Introduction to the Profession II
    A continuation of CHE 100. Advanced engineering applications of productivity software. Engineering graphics and technical flow sheeting. Team project research and project management skills. Internet publishing. (1-2-2) (C) Prerequisite: [(CHE 100 with min. grade of D) OR (MMAE 100 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 202 - Material Energy Balances
    Material and energy balances for engineering systems subjected to chemical and physical transformations. Calculations on industrial processes. (3-0-3) (C) Prerequisite: [(One semester of chemistry with min. grade of D and MATH 152 with min. grade of D)] AND [(CS 104 with min. grade of D) OR (CS 105 with min. grade of D) OR (CS 115 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 301 - Fluid Mechanics
    Flow of fluids. Fundamentals of fluid flow design equations as applied to selected unit operations. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CHE 202 with min. grade of D and MATH 252 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 302 - Heat and Mass Transfer Operations
    Fundamentals of heat and mass transfer. Heat and mass transfer design equations as applied to selected unit operations. Mass transfer in stage-wise and continuous contacting equipment. Unsteady state operations in mass transfer equipment. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CHE 301 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 311 - Foundations of Biological Science for Engineering
    This introductory course will introduce engineering students to basic principles of Biological Sciences, which will enable them to understand more advanced courses on the topic and provide a solid base for further study in all life sciences-related topics required in their individual programs. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CHEM 125 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 317 - Chemical and Biological Engineering Laboratory I
    Laboratory work in the unit operations of chemical engineering, fluid flow, heat transfer, and other selected topics. (1-3-2) (C) Prerequisite: [(CHE 301 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 351 - Thermodynamics I
    Laws of thermodynamics and their application to chemical engineering operations. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CHE 202 with min. grade of D and CHEM 343 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 406 - Transport Phenomena
    The equations of change in different coordinate systems (mass, momentum, and energy transport). Velocity distribution in laminar and turbulent flow. Formulation and analytical solutions to the problems of viscous flow, molecular diffusion, heat conduction and convection. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CHE 301 with min. grade of D, CHE 302 with min. grade of D, and MATH 252 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 412 - Foundations of Biological Science for Engineering
    This introductory course will introduce graduate engineering students to basic principles of Biological Sciences, which will enable them to understand more advanced courses on the topic and provide a solid base for further study in all life sciences-related topics required in their individual programs. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CHEM 125 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 418 - Chemical and Biological Engineering Laboratory II
    Laboratory work in distillation, humidification, drying, gas absorption, filtration, and other areas. (1-3-2) (C) Prerequisite: [(CHE 302 with min. grade of D and CHE 317 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 423 - Chemical Reaction Engineering
    Introduction to the fundamentals of chemical kinetics. The design, comparison, and economic evaluation of chemical reactors. Emphasis on homogeneous systems. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CHE 302 with min. grade of D, CHE 351 with min. grade of D, and CHE 433 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 426 - Statistical Tools for Engineers
    Descriptive statistics and graphs, probability distributions, random sampling, independence, significance tests, design of experiments, regression, time series analysis, statistical process control, and introduction to multivariate analysis. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MATH 151 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 433 - Process Modeling and System Theory
    Principles of process modeling. Modeling of non-reactive and reactive dynamic processes. Transfer functions. Modeling of multistage and non-linear processes. Discrete-event processes, Markov processes, and automata theory. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CHE 302 with min. grade of D and CHE 351 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 435 - Process Control
    Dynamic process models, stability assessment, feedback, and feed forward control strategies, design and tuning of closed-loop controllers, time domain and frequency domain design and performance assessment methods. Multivariable systems, interaction, multi-loop control. Software for process simulation and controller design. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CHE 302 with min. grade of D and CHE 433 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 439 - Numerical and Data Analysis
    Utilization of numerical methods to find solutions to a variety of chemical engineering problems. Emphasis placed on problem formulation, development of computer code, and interpretation of results. Techniques covered include: systems of algebraic equations, linear regression, and statistics. Numerical differentiation and integration, solution of ordinary and partial differential equations. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(MATH 252 with min. grade of D)] AND [(CHE 406* with min. grade of D, CHE 423 with min. grade of D, and CHE 435 with min. grade of D)]
    An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.
    Corequisite: None
    CHE 451 - Thermodynamics II
    Second law analysis of cooling, separation, combustion, and other chemical processes. Chemical reaction equilibrium and processing applications. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CHE 351 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 455 - Polymer Processing
    Considerations of transport processes in the polymer industry. Analysis of heat, mass, and momentum transfer in molten polymers and polymer solutions. The polymer flow processes to be discussed will include: extrusion, calendaring, fiber spinning, injection molding, mixing, and polymerization reaction. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CHE 301 with min. grade of D and CHE 302 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 465 - Electrochemical Energy Conversion
    Thermodynamics, kinetic and mass-transfer fundamentals of electrochemical devices. Potential and potential measurement. Batteries and fuel cells. Fundamentals of corrosion and corrosion prevention. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CHE 302 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 467 - Fuel Cell System Design
    System or chemical reactor perspective of fuel cell design. Macro-scale modeling of fuel cell applications. Description of electrode/electrolyte assemblies and the three phase region, polarization curve characterization, analysis of continuous flow systems, typical fuel cell stack configurations, analysis of spatial non-uniformities in stacks, and balance of plant design. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CHE 423 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 470 - Introduction to Polymer Science
    An introduction to the basic principles that govern the synthesis, processing and properties of polymeric materials. Topics include classifications, synthesis methods, physical and chemical behavior, characterization methods, processing technologies and applications. Same as CHEM 470 and MMAE 470. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CHEM 124 with min. grade of D, MATH 251 with min. grade of D, and PHYS 221 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 489 - Fluidization
    Regimes of fluidized beds, rheology behavior of fluidized beds, particle classification, properties of the bubble, emulsion, elutriation, and jet. Fluid mechanic theory and heat and mass transfer in fluidized beds. Design aspects of fluidized beds and pneumatic conveying. Industrial applications of fluidized beds (catalytic reactors, drying, coal conversion, waste treatment). (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CHE 302 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 491 - Undergraduate Research
    Students undertake an independent research project under the guidance of a chemical and biological engineering faculty member. (Credit: Variable) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    CHE 494 - Process Design I
    Introduction to design techniques and economic aspects of chemical processes. The technical and economic aspects of equipment selection and design, and alternative methods of operation. (2-2-3) (C) Prerequisite: [(CHE 302 with min. grade of D, CHE 423* with min. grade of D, CHE 433 with min. grade of D, CHE 435* with min. grade of D, and CHE 451 with min. grade of D)]
    An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.
    Corequisite: None
    CHE 496 - Process Design II
    Group project in process design. Integration of technical, safety, environmental, economic, and societal issues in process development and design. Final part of the IPRO project package. Project teams consist of chemical engineering students and students from other disciplines and professions. Students from other academic units should register for designated section of IPRO 497 (three credits) and their contribution to the project tasks will be defined accordingly. Only CHE students should register for this course. Same as IPRO 496. (1-2-2) (C) Prerequisite: [(CHE 423* with min. grade of D, CHE 435* with min. grade of D, and CHE 494 with min. grade of D)]
    An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.
    Corequisite: None
    CHE 497 - Special Projects
    Special projects. (Credit: Variable) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    CHE 498 - Chemical Process Safety Design
    The purpose of the course is to apply process design disciplines to integrate safety as a principal of the design process. Typical subjects are: thermodynamics of explosions, identification of process hazards, chemical reactivity hazards, dispersion models of release of toxic materials, fires and fire protection, and HAZOP and Fault Tree analysis. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CHE 494 with min. grade of D)] Corequisite: None
    FPE 201 - Nutrition and Wellness
    Introduction to the basic principles of nutrition and the relationship of the human diet to health. Overview of the nutrition profession, the biological uses of nutrients, and tools for dietary planning and assessment in various settings. Examination of specific issues such as weight management, sports nutrition, food safety, the diet-disease relationship, and global nutrition. Analysis of special nutritional requirements and needs during the life cycle. Same as FST 201. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    FPE 401 - Nutrition, Metabolism & Health
    Study of structures, types, and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins. Discussion of the biological roles of vitamins and minerals. Application and integration of metabolic knowledge with health promotion and chronic disease. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    FPE 402 - Research Project: Design, Delivery, and Dissemination
    This course is an introduction to designing, conducting, and reporting on scientific research. Topics will include defining a problem and creating a research proposal, experimental design, data collection and analysis, and a written and oral presentation of results. Same as FST 402. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None

    Graduate

    CHE 503 - Thermodynamics
    Laws of thermodynamics applied to chemical and biological engineering problems, properties of real fluids, phase and chemical equilibria, applications to chemical and biological processes and auxiliary equipments. Core course. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CHE 351 and CHE 451)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 506 - Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Management
    Graduate standing or consent of instructor. This course aims to introduce and develop a number of diversified professional skills necessary for success in an engineering research and development environment. Selected topics covered in the areas of technology entrepreneurship, opportunity assessment, creativity and innovation, project management, management of organizational change, entrepreneurial leadership, and intellectual property management. (2-0-2) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    CHE 508 - Process Design Optimization
    Organization of the design problem and application of single and multi-variable search techniques using both analytical and numerical methods.Prerequisite:An undergraduate course in process design. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    CHE 525 - Chemical Reaction Engineering
    Advanced treatment of chemical kinetics and reactor systems including non-isothermal, nonideal flow systems. Modeling of complex reactions, catalysis and heterogeneous reactor analysis. Reactor stability concepts. Core course. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CHE 423)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 530 - Advanced Process Control
    State space, transfer function and discrete-time representations of process systems. Control system design. Interaction assessment. Multivariable and model predictive-control techniques. Core course. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CHE 435)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 535 - Applications of Mathematics to Chemical Engineering
    Mathematical techniques and their application to the analytical and numerical solution of chemical engineering problems. The analytical component includes review of matrices and determinants, as well as solution of ordinary, partial differential and integral equations. The numerical component includes iterative solution of algebraic equations, numerical analysis and solution of ordinary differential equations. Core course. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    CHE 536 - Computational Techniques in Engineering
    Advanced mathematical techniques, numerical analysis, and solution to problems in transport phenomena, thermodynamics, and reaction engineering. Review of iterative solution of algebraic equations. Nonlinear initial and boundary value problems for ordinary differential equations. Formulation and numerical solution of parabolic, elliptic, and hyperbolic partial differential equations. Characteristics, formulation, and numerical solution of integral equations. Solution of transient two-phase flow problems using CFD codes. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    CHE 538 - Polymerization Reaction Engineering
    The engineering of reactors for the manufacture of synthetic polymeric materials, commercial processes for manufacture of polymers of many types, polymer chemistry and engineering reactor design. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CHE 423)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 541 - Renewable Energy Technologies
    The course will cover three topics related to renewable Energy Technologies. 1. Review of renewable energy sources; solar, wind, biomass, etc. 2. Energy storage and conversion with emphasis on batteries and fuel cells 3. Hydrogen as an energy carrier and the Hydrogen Economy (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    CHE 542 - Fluidization and Gas-Solids Flow Systems
    Fluidization phenomena (bubbling, slugging, elutriation, and jets in fluidized beds). Multiphase flow approach to fluidization and gas/solids flow systems. Kinetic theory approach to fluid/particle flow systems. Analysis of flow of particles in pneumatic conveying lines (dilute flow) and stand pipe (dense flow). Hydrodynamic analysis of spouted and circulating fluidized beds. Examples from current literature on applications of multiphase flow. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CHE 501 and CHE 535)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 543 - Energy, Environment and Economics
    The linkage of energy, environmental and economic issues. The impact of energy supply and end use on human well-being and the ecosystem. A comprehensive approach to the resolution of resource, technical, economic, strategic, environmental, socio- and geopolitical problems of the energy industries. Pathways to a sustainable global energy system. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    CHE 545 - Metabolic Engineering
    Cellular metabolism, energetics and thermodynamics of cellular metabolism, regulation of metabolic pathways, metabolic flux analysis, metabolic control analysis, analysis of metabolic networks, synthesis and manipulations of metabolic pathways, applications - case studies. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    CHE 551 - Advanced Transport Phenomena
    Formulation, solution and interpretation of problems in momentum, energy and mass transport phenomena that occur in chemical and biological processes. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CHE 406)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 553 - Advanced Thermodynamics
    Advanced thermodynamics for research-oriented graduate students. The course covers the fundamental postulates of thermodynamics and introductory statistical mechanics, with applications to pure fluids, fluid mixtures, elastic solids, surfaces and macromolecules. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CHE 351 and CHE 451)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 555 - Polymer Processing
    Analysis of momentum, heat and mass transfer in polymer processing operations. Polymer processes considered include extrusion, calendaring, fiber spinning, injection molding, and mixing. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CHE 406)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 560 - Statistical Quality and Process Control
    Basic theory, methods and techniques of on-line, feedback, quality-control systems for variable and attribute characteristics. Methods for improving the parameters of the production, diagnosis and adjustment processes so that quality loss is minimized. Same as MMAE 560. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    CHE 565 - Fundamentals of Electrochemistry
    Thermodynamics and potential, Marcus theory, charge transfer kinetics and mass transport of simple systems. Electrode reactions couple with homogeneous chemical reactions. Double layer structure and adsorbed intermediates in electrode processes. Potential step and potential sweep methods. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    CHE 566 - Electrochemical Engineering
    Basic concepts of electrochemistry used in electrochemical reactor analysis and design. Thermodynamics, kinetics and transport processes in electrochemical systems, current and potential distribution, corrosion engineering, electrodeposition, batteries and fuel cells, industrial electrolysis, and electrosynthesis. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    CHE 567 - Fuel Cell Fundamentals
    A detailed study of the thermodynamics, electrochemistry, electrode kinetics and materials aspects of fuel cells with an emphasis on polymer electrolyte fuel cells. The course will include a vigorous laboratory component and will cover the development of detailed data analysis procedures. A part of the course will cover current trends and interests through the critical discussion of recent archival publications. (2-1-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    CHE 575 - Polymer Rheology
    Flow of viscoelastic fluids, integral and differential constitutive equations from continuum and molecular considerations, methods of experimental evaluations. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CHE 406)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 577 - Bioprocess Engineering
    Application of engineering principles to the biological production processes. Enzyme kinetics, cell culture kinetics, transport phenomena in cells, membranes, and biological reactors ,genetics, bioseparation and downstream processing, energetics of metabolic pathways, operation modes of cell cultures, mixed and their applications. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    CHE 580 - Biomaterials
    Metal, ceramic, and polymeric implant materials. Structure-property relationships for biomaterials. Interactions of biomaterials with tissue. Selection and design of materials for medical implants. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    CHE 582 - Interfacial and Colloidal Phenomena with Applications
    Applications of the basic principles of physical chemistry, surfactants and interfacial phenomena, surface and interfacial tension, adsorption of surfactants from solutions, spreading, contact angles, wetting, electro kinetic phenomena, rheology, dynamic interfacial properties, mass transport across interfaces. Applications include emulsions, foams, dispersions, tribology, detergency, flotation, enhanced oil recovery, suspension, emulsion polymerization and liquid membranes. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(CHE 351) OR (CHE 451)] AND [(CHE 406)] Corequisite: None
    CHE 583 - Pharmaceutical Engineering
    Application of transport phenomena, and reaction engineering to pharmaceutical processes. Heat and mass transfer in bioreactors and the fluidized beds. Drying, coating and granulation. Environmental and economical issues in the pharmaceutical process. Examples from industrial processes and current literature. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    CHE 584 - Tissue Engineering
    Growth and differentiation of cells and tissue. In vitro control of tissue development. In vivo synthesis of tissues and organs. Transplantation of engineered cells and tissue. Techniques and clinical applications of tissue engineering. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    CHE 585 - Drug Delivery
    Principle of diffusion in liquids membrane and polymers, and methods for measurement and analysis of diffusion coefficient. Principle of molecular transport in polymeric material, and drug solubility in polymers. Intravenous infusion, and polymer drug delivery systems. Process involved and kinetics of solute release. Design and optimization of drug delivery system based on pharmacokinetic/ pharmacodynamic requirements. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    CHE 591 - Research and Thesis for M.S. Degree
    (Credit: Variable) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    CHE 593 - Seminar in Chemical Engineering
    Presentations on recent developments in the field by academic and industrial visitors. (0-1-1) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    CHE 594 - Special Projects
    Advanced projects involving computer simulation, modeling or laboratory work. (Credit: 1-6 hours.) (Credit: Variable) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    CHE 597 - Special Problems
    Independent study and project. (Credit: variable) (Credit: Variable) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    CHE 600 - Continuance of Residence
    (0-0-1) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    CHE 691 - Research and Thesis for Ph.D. Degree
    (Credit: Variable) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    FPE 501 - Nutrition, Metabolism, and Health
    Study of structures, types, and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins. Discussion of the biological roles of vitamins and minerals. Application and integration of metabolic knowledge with health promotion and chronic disease. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    FPE 502 - Research Project: Design, Delivery, and Dissemination
    This course is an introduction to designing, conducting, and reporting on scientific research. Topics will include defining a problem and creating a research proposal, experimental design, data collection and analysis, and a written and oral presentation of results. Same as FST 502. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    FPE 504 - Food Biotechnology
    Introduction of biotechnology in the food industry including genetic engineering of microorganisms. Fundamentals of microbial genomics and proteomics. Practice of a variety of software and bioinformatics tools including database search, sequence alignment, phylogenetic and cluster analyses, gene prediction, genomic map construction, and structural and functional prediction of proteins. Applications of DNA fingerprinting techniques in food safety and public health. Prerequisite: Biology or Microbiology. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    FPE 505 - Food Microbiology
    Principles of occurrence and control. Importance of sanitation and prevention of public health problems. Microbiological contaminants and methods for their detection. Mechanisms of microbial inactivation. Core course. Prerequisite: Introductory Microbiology or Food Science. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    FPE 506 - Food Microbiology Laboratory
    Basic microbiological techniques and safe laboratory practices. Introductory Food Microbiology. Isolation of pathogenic bacteria. Spoilage microorganisms. Fermentation. Environmental monitoring. Rapid identification tests. Sporeformers. Prerequisite: Microbiology or Food Science. (0-3-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    FPE 507 - Food Analysis
    Techniques for analyzing food toxins, food constituents of public health concern, intentional and unintentional food additives, modern separation and analytical techniques. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    FPE 511 - Food Law and Regulation
    Legal and scientific issues in regulating the nation's food supply and nutritional status. Role of regulatory agencies; Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; definitions and standards for food and adulterated foods. Manufacturing processed foods in compliance with regulations. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    FPE 520 - Low-Acid Canned Food Regulations and Microbiology
    Regulatory requirements for the U. S. Food and Drug Administration and the broad microbial issues associated with low-acid canned foods (LACF) products. Topics will include the U. S. Food Drug & Cosmetic (FD&C) Act, Emergency Permit Control, 21 Code of Federal Register (CFR) parts 108, 113, and 114, record requirements, sources of microbial contamination, characteristics of clostridium botulinum, mesosphelic sporeformers, indicator organisms, and introduction to microbial heat resistance. Students must have background in microbiology, food science, and biochemistry. Instructor permission is required. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    FPE 521 - Food Process Engineering
    Food engineering fundamentals, heat transfer in food processing, food rheology, freezing of foods, food dehydration, kinetics of chemical reactions in foods, refrigeration and thermal process calculations, and alternative methods of food processing. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    FPE 522 - Advanced Food Process Engineering
    Process calculations for food processing methods such as canning, aseptic processing, ohmic heating, microwave processing, and pulsed energy processing. Extrusion techniques in food processing. Discussion of new food processing techniques and safety implications. Instructor permission is required. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(FPE 520) OR (FPE 521) OR (FST 521)] Corequisite: None
    FPE 523 - Food Engineering Process Delivery
    Requirements for the U. S. Food and Drug Administration food canning regulations, including system design, process establishment, operational, and inspection records. Operations and calibration requirements of thermal processing equipment. Process design, documentation of process deviation, and calculation of process delivery. Instructor permission is required. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(FPE 522)] Corequisite: None
    FPE 524 - Fundamentals in Food Science and Technology
    This course will cover the central food science issues encountered with storage and processing of all major American food commodities including meats, grains, confections, vegetables, eggs, and dairy. It will also review the relevant chemistry, physics and engineering required to understand common food-related unit operations such as drying, freezing, sterilization and radiation treatment of foods. An introduction to microbial and chemical issues of food quality and safety will also be covered. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    FPE 526 - Engineering Principles of Food
    Methods for conducting seal integrity examinations, spoilage diagnosis, and traceability, defining and classifying package defects. Types of packaging materials, including metal, glass, plastics, flexible and composite containers, and their closure and sealing systems. Aseptic and alternative process delivery systems. Instructor permission is required. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: [(FPE 523)] Corequisite: None
    FPE 531 - HACCP Planning and Implementation
    Examination of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles; microbiological and process overviews; generic HACCP models, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP); monitoring of critical control points (CCPs), process control and implementation. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    FPE 541 - Principles of Food Packaging
    Type and application of packaging materials. Migration theories and food package interaction, package testing to ensure safety, and recycling of package materials. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    FPE 591 - Research and Thesis M.S.
    Research and thesis for master of science students. (Credit: Variable) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    FPE 593 - Seminar on Food Safety and Technology
    Students attend seminars offered during the semester. Each student is also required to give a 30 minute presentation on a topic of his/her interest or a research project on which she/he has worked. (Credit: 1 Hour) (0-1-1) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    FPE 594 - Special Projects
    Advanced projects involving analysis of food safety processing, packaging and biotechnology systems. (Credit: 1-6 hours) (Credit: Variable) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    FPE 597 - Special Problems
    Special projects focusing on current problems, issues of professional relevance. Topics selected from chemical engineering, food process engineering, food safety, packaging, biotechnology. Provides opportunities for in-depth analysis of current trends and issues. Repeatable to a maximum of six credit hours. (Credit: variable) (Credit: Variable) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    FPE 600 - Continuing of Residence
    Continuing of residence. (0-1-1) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    FPE 772 - Design/Devlpng Food Products
    Methodologies for designing and developing food products, assessment of alternatives for low-fat, low-calorie food product alternatives, substitute ingredients, market evaluation, process modification. Development of prototypes, process optimization and evaluating consumer acceptance. Impact of microbiology, sanitation and nutrition on product development. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
    Last modified: Jun. 16, 2013

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