Curriculum

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List of Required Courses for Incoming Students

Undergraduate Curriculum
 
E0034 Engineering Mathematics (3/3)
Prerequisite:Calculus (3/3). This course begins with a detailed treatment of ordinary differential equations. Solution techniques for solving partial differential equations are then introduced. Matrix methods are also included.

E0046 Industrial Wastewater Treatment (3)
PrerequisitePermission of the instructor. An introductory course covering the treatment of industrial wastewater with physical, chemical and biological processes, and sludge treatment and disposal.

E0067 Separation Processes (3)
PrerequisiteTransport Phenomena & Unit Operations (II). The application of unit operation principles in designing process separators such as heat exchangers, evaporators, distillation columns, extractors, absorbers and other separation equipments.

E0075 Introduction to Chemical Engineering (3)
The broad spectrum of activity in many scientific and humanistic disciplines is associated with the profession of chemical engineering. Presentation of sample problems having their origin in chemical processing, petroleum refining, pollution abatement, and biomedical systems.

E0080 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3)
Prerequisite:Physical Chemistry (3/-). Study of system properties due to changes of state for pure substances or mixture. Energy balance and entropy balance in chemical engineering process. Prediction and calculation of equilibrium state variables.

E0081 Chemical Engineering Equipment (3)
Prerequisite:Permission of the instructor. An introductory course concerning basic structures and principles of equipment used in chemical processes such as transportation of fluids and solids, powder technology, heat exchange, crystallization, evaporation, distillation, and gas absorption.

E0083 Chemical Processes Industries (3)
The study of technical and economic problems in manufacturing chemicals, the necessary equipments and the uses of chemicals.

E0084 Chemical Reaction Engineering (3)
Prerequisite:Physical Chemistry (3/3). An introductory course covering chemical engineering kinetics, design and analysis of ideal reactors, both homogeneous and heterogeneous, isothermal and nonisothermal, and a discussion of non-ideal flow patterns.

E0131 Biochemical Engineering (3)
Biochemical Engineering is a senior-level elective course in chemical engineering. The course mainly contains three parts: enzyme-mediated bioprocessing, whole-cell mediated bioprocessing, and downstream processing of bioproducts.

E0136 Petrochemical Industries (3)
PrerequisitePermission of the instructor. An introductory course covers the essence and characteristics of petrochemical industries, including the upstream, midstream and downstream of the industries, naphtha cracking, olefins derivatives, and environmental aspects, etc.

E0182 Materials Science (3)
An introduction to the applied physical and chemical principles of materials, presentation of fundamental types of engineering materials.

E0202 Solid Waste Management (3)
The objective of this course is to introduce the basic idea of solid waste management. The scope of this course includes the following subjects: the evolution of solid waste management, the source, composition, and properties (including physical, chemical and biological properties) of solid waste, the generation and collection rates, the method of pretreatment, the solidification and fixation of solid waste, composites, solid waste incineration, and landfill of solid waste.

E0416 Polymer Engineering (3)
Prerequisite:Permission of the instructor. Different synthesis of polymerization: step-growth, free radical, ionic, ring-opening and Ziegler-Natta. The characterization of polymers by thermodynamic study or spectroscopic methods. Microstructure of polymers and their mechanical properties.

E0420 Introduction to Polymer Science (3)
The study of different classes of polymer, its synthesis and modification, thermodynamic, properties, equilibria, polymerization kinetics, and physical methods of characterization of polymers.

E0596 Process Analysis and Simulation (3)
The goal of this course is to introduce the efficient computation tools to examine the overall process, alternative processes, and economics.

E0597 Process Control (3)
PrerequisiteEngineering Mathematics (3/-). An introductory course covering process dynamics, computer simulation, command control, and a discussion in measurement and control hardware, and advanced control strategies.

E0598 Process Control Lab. (1)
Prerequisite:Process Control. This course includes five parts:practice of pressure control system, practice of flow and level control system, practice of temperature control system, practice of DCS simulation, dynamics of stirred tanks.

E0671 Engineering Application of Computers (2/2)
Prerequisite:Introduction to Computer. An introduction to the numerical methods for interpolation, differentiation, integration, solution of equation, linear algebra, curve fitting, initial and boundary value problems.

E0803 Material and Energy Balances (4)
An introduction to the basic principles and calculations in chemical engineering, presentation and discussion of mathematical procedures, material balance, fluid properties, and energy balance .

E0875 Environmental Engineering (3)
Prerequisite:Permission of the instructor. Introduction to the general subject of air, water and solid-waste management. Relationship between the principles observed in natural purification processes and those employed in engineering processes are discussed.

E0896 Introduction to Catalytic Reaction Engineering (3)
This is an introductory course on heterogeneous catalysis and catalytic reaction engineering. The syllabus includes the adsorption and catalysis on metals and oxides, preparation and characterization of catalysts, and the major application in industry.

E0913 Membrane Separation Technology (3)
PrerequisiteTransport Phenomena & Unit Operations (I), and (II). An introduction to the membrane materials, the transport in membranes and the use of membranes for separations processes, such as reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, microfiltration, dialysis, gas separation, electrodialysis, and pervaporation.

E0928 Special Topics in Thermodynamics (0/3)
Prerequisite: some previous exposure to basic thermodynamics and calculus. The subject of this course is advanced thermodynamics with an emphasis on its applications to complex chemical engineering problems. The major elements of interest contain the analysis of system stability, multicomponent phase equilibrium, chemical reaction equilibrium and process thermodynamics.

E1034 Introduction to Computers (2/2)
The first part of this course includes the detailed descriptions of computer hardwares, the information transfer within a computer, and the usage of commercial software packages ( word processing, graphics and spreadsheets ) and network communication. In the second part, programming skills using FORTRAN and other contemporary languages are presented.

E1046 Special Topics in Transport Phenomena (3)
PrerequisiteTransport Phenomena & Unit Operation (I) & (II) and Separation Processes. A comprehensive course on transport phenomena of momentum, energy, and mass in continua. Presentation emphasizes the analytical procedures of the problems. 

E1053 Introduction to Chemical Process Safety (3)
Prerequisite:Permission of the instructor. An introductory course covers toxicology, industrial hygiene, source models, toxic release and dispersion models, fires and explosions, designs to prevent fires and explosions, hazards identifications and risk assessment, etc.

E1056 Creation, Invention and Patent (2)
Introduction and practice of pathway for creation and invention and how to enhance the ability to create and invent. The course also introduces the learners to the basic concept and practice of how to obtain and protect their intellectual property rights such as inventions, utility models, designs, trademarks and copyrights in Taiwan and abroad.

E1059 Biomedical Engineering (3)
This course is open for those who would like to advance their knowledge beyond an introductory level of polymer biomaterial science and engineering. The course will present the recent polymer applications in biomedical engineering. On completion of the course, students are expected to be able to understand the basic concepts involved in the design control of polymer biomaterials and their applications.

E1099 Transport Phenomena & Unit Operation (I) (3)
Prerequisites:Engineering Mathematics (3/-). An introduction to momentum transfer and its application to fluid mechanics. This course includes the topics on momentum balance, flow in pipes & channels, turbulent flow, multiphase flow, flow of compressible fluids, flow and pressure measurement, liquid mixing, and pumping of fluids.

E1100 Transport Phenomena & Unit Operation (II) (4)
PrerequisiteTransport Phenomena & Unit Operation (I). A four-credit course focusing on the transport phenomena of heat and mass. Presentation deals with the introduction and application of conservation laws (equations of energy and continuity for components in a mixture) in various process conditions.

E1101 Transport Phenomena & Unit Operation ( I ) Lab. (1)
PrerequisiteTransport Phenomena & Unit Operation (I). There are five parts in this course: determination of efflux time, screen analysis and cyclone separator, fluid flow, frame and plate filtration, and finally the practice of combining pipeline.

E1102 Transport Phenomena & Unit Operation ( II ) Lab. (1)
PrerequisiteTransport Phenomena & Unit Operation (II). There are five experiments in this course: Jacket type heat exchanger, shell and tube heat exchanger, thermal conductivity of solids, fluidization and fluidized bed heat transfer, and finally film evaporation.

E1103 Transport Phenomena & Unit Operation ( III ) Lab. (1)
PrerequisiteSeparation Processes. Four experiments are included in this course: batch plate and packed distillation column, wetted wall gas absorption column, liquid-liquid extraction, and packed column absorbers.

E1109 Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering (3)
Prerequisite:Engineering Mathematics (3/3). An extension of Engineering Mathematics. Emphasis is placed on the formulation and solution of ODEs and/or PDEs resulting from the mathematical modeling and problems encountered by chemical engineers.

E1110 Pollution Control Lab. (1)
Various operations, such as flotation, coagulation, neutralization, sedimentation, electrolysis, ultrafiltration, and rotating biological contactor, are studied to minimize the pollution of wastewater.

E1238 Introduction to Advanced Ceramics (3)
PrerequisiteMaterial Science. An introduction course on the advanced ceramics concerning the properties and application of materials, processing technology, microstructure effects, and measurement techniques.

E1506 Introduction to Membrane Separations (3)
Prerequisite:Transport Phenomena & Unit Operations (I), (II). An introduction to membrane materials, the transport in membranes and the use of membranes for separations processes such as: reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, microfiltration, dialysis, gas separation, electrodialysis, and pervaporation.

E1518 Air Pollution Control Engineering (2)
An overview of air pollution control philosophies, including laws, regulations and pollution standards. Simulation of air pollutant dispersion and its control is also included. The strategy of different control technologies for stationary emission source is discussed. Finally, the impact of air pollution on global climate and the consequences of international treaties are explored.

E1530 Separation and Purification Techniques in Biotechnology (3)
This course is an introduction to the separation and purification of biochemicals which can be made by fermentation or biochemical processes. These separations and purifications are difficult and frequently cost more than the initial manufacture of the biochemicals.

E1531 Management of Radioactive Wastes (3)
This is an introduction course designed to provide senior students an opportunity to enter the field of radwaste (radioactive waste) management. This course starts from the very basic to prepare students for radwaste management. The first half of the course delineates the general knowledge of radiation, and the second half  focuses on the practical aspects on radwaste management.

E1544 Introduction to Bioindustry (3)
This course will focus on the main characteristics of domestic industries and several biotechnology industries  which the government is actively planning to promote: bulks pharmaceutical chemicals, medicine production, vaccine, biological pesticide, and flowering plant industries.

E1862 Chemical Industry Waste Minimization (3)
Concepts and methodologies of pollution prevention and waste management are introduced. The course particularly focuses on chemical processes, emphasizing emission estimation, life-cycle assessment, waste audits and emission inventory, pollution prevention for both unit operation and flowsheet levels.

E2342 Introduction to Polymeric Materials (3/0)
Any large molecule that is formed from a relatively large number of smaller units with covalent bonding is called a polymer. Since the Second World War, polymeric materials have been the fastest-growing segments of the chemical industry. In this course, the basic definition and classifications of polymers will be discussed. Then, a detailed discussion of the synthetic methods and reaction mechanisms will be given. After that, the relationships between the structures and properties of the polymers will be described. Finally, we will talk about the applications of polymeric materials, where there are five major application fields: (1) plastics, (2) rubbers or elastomers, (3) fibers, (4) surface finishes and protective coatings, and (5) adhesives.

E2536 Foundations of Materials Science and Engineering (0/3)
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the basic and applied knowledge of materials. Students will be able to describe the subject of materials science and engineering as a scientific discipline.

E2549 Inorganic Materials (0/3)
This course addresses the crystal structures, synthesis, and applications of inorganic materials. Recent developments in relevant topics will also be covered.

E2550 The Physics and Chemistry of Solids (0/3)
This course is concerned with the structures and properties of solids. The course level is designed to be introductory in nature. The subject matter is divided into three sections: structures and microstructures, reactions and transformations, and physical properties.

E2551 Chemical Engineering Laboratory I (1/0)
Prerequisite: Transport Phenomena and Unit Operation I. There are five parts in this course: determination of efflux time, screen analysis and cyclone separator, fluid flow, frame and plate filtration, and finally the practice of combining pipeline.

E2552 Chemical Engineering Laboratory II (0/1)
Prerequisite: Transport Phenomena and Unit Operation II. There are five experiments in this course: Jacket type heat exchanger, shell and tube heat exchanger, thermal conductivity of solids, fluidization and fluidized bed heat transfer, and finally  film evaporation.

E2553 Chemical Engineering Laboratory III (0/1)
Prerequisite: Separation Processes. Four experiments are included in this course: batch plate and packed distillation column, wetted wall gas absorption column, liquid-liquid extraction, snd packed column absorbers.

E2554 Materials Engineering Laboratory (1/0)
The experiment consists of five topics. Students will learn the preparation of materials such as polymer, membrane, microparticles etc. by virtue of chemical and physical methods. The physical or mechanical properties are characterized afterwards .

E2825 Chemical Process Computer-Aided Design (0/2)
The course is to learn the use of process simulation software, such as Aspen Plus and Aspen Dynamics, for unit operations and process flowsheet design, as well as the uses of various mathematical tools, such as Matlab and Polymath, for data analysis in process design.

M0022 Engineering Economics (2)
This course includes the following subjects:equivalence and interest formulas; extending equivalence to real world transactions; present worth, annual worth and future worth analysis; rate of return analysis; depreciation; income taxes; inflation and economic analysis .

S0195 Polymer Chemistry (3/0)
Molecular weight distribution. Chain polymerization. Step growth polymerization. Stereospecific polymerization. Physical properties and microstructure of polymers. Application of polymers and industrial processes.

S0143 Physical Chemistry (3/3)
The basic ideas of work , heat , and energy are introduced. The laws of equilibrium thermodynamics are developed and employed in solving practical engineering problems such as mixing , phase equilibrium and chemical equilibrium . Topics in chemical kinetics are presented with an emphasis on the rate laws and mechanisms of chemical reactions . Quantum mechanics and statistical thermodynamics are also briefly introduced .

S0307 Process Design (3)
Prerequisite: Separation Processes. The course centers on the application of basic knowledge in chemical engineering and economics to the design and operation of chemical processes. Students are required to carry out a design project.

T0102 Seminar (1)

T0136 Chemical Engineering Research (1/1)
Prerequisite:Restricted to chemical engineering seniors.

 

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