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Chemical Engineering Analysis CHEN 3650 Spring 2012 Course Outcomes

Summary: Chemical Engineering Analysis
CHEN 3650 Spring 2012 Course Outcomes
Course outcomes define the desired level of learning that is to be accomplished by a student at
the time of the completion of the course. Each outcome consists of a skill or aptitude as well as a
desired mastery level. By defining specific course outcomes, both students and faculty can ensure
that the technical and professional subject material essential to the course is covered as well as
detailing the degree of mastery expected.
Committee: Drs. Ashurst, Placek, Josephson, Wang
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Describe and classify models of low and intermediate complexity according to their prop-
erties. These classifications include type of model (linear/nonlinear, steady state/unsteady
state, lumped parameter/distributed parameter), solution method, constituent equations and
boundary/initial conditions.
2. Formulate mathematical models based on balances for conserved quantities and given or
inferred physical phenomena that can be used to predict or explain the behavior of a simple
chemical engineering operation or process. Example operations and processes include reactors,
heat exchangers, fluid flow, tanks in series or parallel, heat conduction and convection.
3. Identify, explain and apply appropriate analytical or numerical methods (algebraic equations,
differential equations, partial differential equations, iterative equations, Euler method, Runga-
Kutta 4th order method, Newton-Raphson iteration) to solve common classes of engineering


Source: Ashurst, W. Robert - Department of Chemical Engineering, Auburn University


Collections: Materials Science