BS in Chemical Engineering 

Program Requirements

Students must complete a total of 132 credits as follows:

Degree Requirements Credits
General Education Requirement 33
School of Engineering Requirements 30
Program Requirement 63
Technical Electives 6
Total 132


General Education Requirements

University General Education Requirements are (33) Credit Hours, as follows: a) Core (24) Credit Hours, UNIV 100, University Freshman Transition is mandatory for freshmen.

a) University General Education Requirements are (33 Credits)

Code Course Title Credit
ENGL 101 Composition 3
UNIV 200 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
ENGL 200 Advanced Composition 3
PHIL 100 Critical Thinking and Reasoning  3
CSCI 112 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
CSCI 113 Introduction to Computer Programming Lab 1
MATH 113 Calculus I 4
MEST 100 Introduction to Islam in World Culture  3
UNIV 100 University Freshman Transition 1

b) University General Education Elective (9) Credit Hours, students must take 3 credit hours from Social and Behavioral Sciences, 3 from the Natural Sciences, and 3 from Arts and Humanities.

The Fields of Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 Credit Hours)

ECON 103 Principles of Microeconomics  3

The Field of Natural Sciences (3 Credit Hours)

CHEM 211 General Chemistry I  3

The field of Arts and Humanities (3 Credit Hours)

i. Creative and Aesthetic Understanding

ENGL 102 Public Speaking 3
ARTT 100 Introduction to Visual Arts 3
ENGL 201 Literature across Cultures 3
ARAB 110 Introduction to Arabic Literature 3
COMM 102 Reading Image and Film 3
COMM 104 Photography and Communication 3

ii. Cross-cultural and Ethical Understanding

HIST 100 Contemporary Middle Eastern History 3
HIST 101 Ancient History of the Arabian Peninsula  3
PHIL 101 Ethics in Today’s World 3
PHIL 102 World Philosophies  3

School of Engineering Requirements

School of Engineering Requirements is (30) Credit Hours include the following courses:

ENGR 107 Introduction to Engineering 2
PHYS 110 University Physics I 3
PHYS 111 University Physics I Lab 1
MATH 114 Calculus II 4
MATH 203 Linear Algebra 3
MATH 214 Elementary Differential Equations 3
PHYS 220 University Physics II 3
PHYS 221 University Physics II Lab 1
STAT 346 Probability for Engineers 3
ENGR 390 Internship 3
IENG 321 Engineering Economy 3
CHEM 212 General Chemistry I Lab 1

Program Requirements

Program Requirements are (69) Credit Hours as follow:

a) Compulsory: (63) Credit Hours include the following courses:

CHEM 213 General Chemistry II  3
CHEM 214 General Chemistry II Lab  1
BIOL 112 University Biology I 3
IENG 231 Engineering Materials 3
IENG 232 Engineering Materials Lab  1
CHEM 215 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 216 Organic Chemistry Lab I 1
CHEM 315 Physical Chemistry 3
CHEM 316 Physical Chemistry Lab 1
MENG 211 Thermodynamics I 3
CHEN 201 Principles of Chemical Engineering 3
CIEN 251 Fluid Mechanics 3
MENG 361 Heat Transfer 3
CHEN 302 Computer Applications in Chemical Engineering 1
CHEN 312 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics   3
CHEN 371 Mass Transfer 3
CHEN 351 Chemical Reaction Engineering 3
CHEN 472 Separation Processes 3
CHEN 321 Chemical Engineering Laboratory I 2
CHEN 422 Chemical Engineering Laboratory II  2
CHEN 481 Process and Plant Design 3
CHEN 482 Chemical Process Dynamics and Control 3
CHEN 404 Safety and Environmental Impact 3
CHEN 491 Senior Design Project I 3
CHEN 492 Senior Design Project II 3

b) Technical Electives: (6) Credit Hours selected from the following list of courses:

CHEN 462 Petroleum Refining Engineering 3
CHEN 463 Natural Gas Processing 3
MENG 464 Renewable Energy 3
CHEN 473 Water Desalination 3
CHEN 474 Industrial and Wastewater Treatment 3
CHEN 403 Fundamentals of Biochemical Engineering 3
CHEN 432 Polymer Engineering 3
CHEN 433 Corrosion  3
CHEN 493 Special Topics in Petroleum Engineering 3
ENGR 399 Undergraduate Research Project 3
Total   132 Credits 

Program Requirements

Students must complete a total of 132 credits as follows:

Degree Requirements Credits
General Education Requirement 33
School of Engineering Requirements 30
Program Requirement 63
Technical Electives 6
Total 132


General Education Requirements

University General Education Requirements are (33) Credit Hours, as follows: a) Core (24) Credit Hours, UNIV 100, University Freshman Transition is mandatory for freshmen.

a) University General Education Requirements are (33 Credits)

Code Course Title Credit
ENGL 101 Composition 3
UNIV 200 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
ENGL 200 Advanced Composition 3
PHIL 100 Critical Thinking and Reasoning  3
CSCI 112 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
CSCI 113 Introduction to Computer Programming Lab 1
MATH 113 Calculus I 4
MEST 100 Introduction to Islam in World Culture  3
UNIV 100 University Freshman Transition 1

b) University General Education Elective (9) Credit Hours, students must take 3 credit hours from Social and Behavioral Sciences, 3 from the Natural Sciences, and 3 from Arts and Humanities.

The Fields of Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 Credit Hours)

ECON 103 Principles of Microeconomics  3

The Field of Natural Sciences (3 Credit Hours)

CHEM 211 General Chemistry I  3

The field of Arts and Humanities (3 Credit Hours)

i. Creative and Aesthetic Understanding

ENGL 102 Public Speaking 3
ARTT 100 Introduction to Visual Arts 3
ENGL 201 Literature across Cultures 3
ARAB 110 Introduction to Arabic Literature 3
COMM 102 Reading Image and Film 3
COMM 104 Photography and Communication 3

ii. Cross-cultural and Ethical Understanding

HIST 100 Contemporary Middle Eastern History 3
HIST 101 Ancient History of the Arabian Peninsula  3
PHIL 101 Ethics in Today’s World 3
PHIL 102 World Philosophies  3

School of Engineering Requirements

School of Engineering Requirements is (30) Credit Hours include the following courses:

ENGR 107 Introduction to Engineering 2
PHYS 110 University Physics I 3
PHYS 111 University Physics I Lab 1
MATH 114 Calculus II 4
MATH 203 Linear Algebra 3
MATH 214 Elementary Differential Equations 3
PHYS 220 University Physics II 3
PHYS 221 University Physics II Lab 1
STAT 346 Probability for Engineers 3
ENGR 390 Internship 3
IENG 321 Engineering Economy 3
CHEM 212 General Chemistry I Lab 1

Program Requirements

Program Requirements are (69) Credit Hours as follow:

a) Compulsory: (63) Credit Hours include the following courses:

CHEM 213 General Chemistry II  3
CHEM 214 General Chemistry II Lab  1
BIOL 112 University Biology I 3
IENG 231 Engineering Materials 3
IENG 232 Engineering Materials Lab  1
CHEM 215 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 216 Organic Chemistry Lab I 1
CHEM 315 Physical Chemistry 3
CHEM 316 Physical Chemistry Lab 1
MENG 211 Thermodynamics I 3
CHEN 201 Principles of Chemical Engineering 3
CIEN 251 Fluid Mechanics 3
MENG 361 Heat Transfer 3
CHEN 302 Computer Applications in Chemical Engineering 1
CHEN 312 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics   3
CHEN 371 Mass Transfer 3
CHEN 351 Chemical Reaction Engineering 3
CHEN 472 Separation Processes 3
CHEN 321 Chemical Engineering Laboratory I 2
CHEN 422 Chemical Engineering Laboratory II  2
CHEN 481 Process and Plant Design 3
CHEN 482 Chemical Process Dynamics and Control 3
CHEN 404 Safety and Environmental Impact 3
CHEN 491 Senior Design Project I 3
CHEN 492 Senior Design Project II 3

b) Technical Electives: (6) Credit Hours selected from the following list of courses:

CHEN 462 Petroleum Refining Engineering 3
CHEN 463 Natural Gas Processing 3
MENG 464 Renewable Energy 3
CHEN 473 Water Desalination 3
CHEN 474 Industrial and Wastewater Treatment 3
CHEN 403 Fundamentals of Biochemical Engineering 3
CHEN 432 Polymer Engineering 3
CHEN 433 Corrosion  3
CHEN 493 Special Topics in Petroleum Engineering 3
ENGR 399 Undergraduate Research Project 3
Total   132 Credits 
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ENGL 101 - Composition

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 099 or passing English Placement Test

English 101 provides students with intensive practice in drafting, revising, and editing expository essays for an academic audience. Using logical, rhetorical, and linguistic structures in their writing, students also develop their ability to think creatively, critically, and independently. Throughout the course, students engage in reading texts, evaluating sources, using their reading to form their own opinions, preparing research papers, and employing the MLA documentation style to avoid plagiarism.

UNIV 200 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3 Credits)

This course aims at equipping the next generation of leaders in the UAE with an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset and its related core skills. The course combines three main points: design thinking, entrepreneurship, and growth and leadership.

ENGL 200 (ENGL 302) Advanced Composition

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours and credit for ENGL 101 (Completion of 45 credits)

This course builds on the general college-level writing skills and strategies students have acquired in earlier courses, and prepares them to do advanced level analysis and writing specifically within their major field and their possible future workplaces.

PHIL 100 - Critical Thinking and Reasoning 

This introduction to basic principles of reasoning and critical thinking enhances the learner’s abilities to evaluate various forms of reasoning in everyday life and in academic disciplines. The course explores such topics as inductive and deductive reasoning, the nature and function of definitions, fallacy types, statistic use and misuse, and the rudiments of logic.

CSCI 112 - Introduction to Computer Programming

Co-requisite: CSCI 113

This course introduces students to computers and programming languages. In addition, students learn to use computer programming as a problem-solving tool. Topics in procedural programming include expressions, control structures, simple data types, input/output, testing, debugging, and programming environments.

CSCI 113 - Introduction to Computer Programming Lab

Co-requisite: CSCI 112

This course introduces the use of computer programming as a problem-solving tool in laboratory environment. Topics in procedural programming include expressions, control structures, simple data types, input/output, graphical interfaces, testing, debugging, and programming environments.

MATH 113 - Calculus I

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 095/105, or appropriate score on Math Placement test

The concept of derivative (instantaneous rate of change) is an essential factor in solving real-world problems. One of the objectives of this course is to understand the conceptual foundation of derivative, and learn different techniques of computing the derivative, as well as learning how to apply it to solve real-world problems. Another objective is to understand the concept of integration and learn basic integration technique.

MEST 100 - Introduction to Islam in World Culture 

The course provides an introduction to the basic sources and historical contexts for the origins of Islam; some of the basic spiritual principles expressed in those sources; the contexts and practices that exemplify the spiritual principles; contributions Islam has made to civilization and to the political, social and cultural identity of the UAE. It will illustrate the concept of Islamic studies through a global, interdisciplinary and comparative approach and examine contemporary global and local issues that impact and are impacted by Islamic culture.

UNIV 100 - University Freshman Transition

Students in this course transition to university life by focusing on academic adjustment, by developing decision-making skills, and by learning about services and opportunities for involvement. Although all classes have a core body of knowledge, each class specializes in a particular aspect of university life.

ECON 103 - (GEEC 103) Principles of Microeconomics 

This course introduces learners to microeconomics in the context of current problems. It explores how market mechanism allocates scare resources among competing uses. It uses supply, demand, production, and distribution theory to analyze problems.

CHEM 211 - General Chemistry I 

This course covers the foundations of chemical concepts: basic facts and principles of chemistry, including atoms, molecules, ions, chemical reactions, gas theory, thermochemistry, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics and equilibrium, molecular geometry, and states of matter.

ENGL 102 - Public Speaking

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101 (ENGL 100/101)

This course is designed to provide an overview of principles to develop effective presentations for public and professional settings while integrating appropriate technologies. Course content and assignments emphasize audience analysis, effective and coherent composition development, research strategies and skills, and presentation delivery methods to strengthen confidence and credibility.

ARTT 100 - Introduction to Visual Arts

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101 (ENGL 100/101)

The course provides an introduction to the art and architecture of various geographical regions around the world in order to provide the ability for appreciation, interpretation and historical understanding. It focuses on a select number of major developments in a range of media and cultures, emphasizing the way that works of art function both as aesthetic and material objects and as cultural artifacts and forces.

ENGL 201 Literature across Cultures

Pre-requisite: ENGL 102

Students explore world literature as a form of cultural expression and develop their sensitivity to cultural diversity through a critical study of the literatures of the world, through a study selections from a variety of texts which may include short fiction, novels, graphic novels, plays, essays, poems and films, as a socio-cultural response by writers to the world in which they live. They will deepen their knowledge of the complexities of human life and nature, and develop respect for people and cultures, love for nature, desire for peace and commitment to justice and will also become familiar with those literary terms and conventions necessary to discuss and write about literary works.

ARAB 110 Introduction to Arabic Literature

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101

Arabic literature has developed many traditions though originating from a common source. The course is an introduction to representative texts from contemporary Arab writers, and their connections with the traditions of the past. The method is comparative, with a study of literary, political social and religious aspects, as well as the application of a theoretical framework of analysis.

COMM 102 - Reading Image and Film

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101

This course allows leaners to study aesthetic effects and strategies of persuasion in contemporary visual images. Learning engagement include images in electronic media, film, photographs, cartoons, advertisements, and public performances and events.

COMM 104 - Photography and Communication

Perceptions of the world are recorded visually in different ways. The course is an introduction to the techniques of digital photography and trains learners in the visual competence of reading, analyzing, composing and communicating effective visual messages.

HIST 100 - Contemporary Middle Eastern History

The course is designed to acquaint students with an in-depth understanding of the major issues affecting the Middle East in the 21st century, will review the origins and development of the modern Middle East and understand the social, economic, and political foundations that set the stage for the region this century. Students will also become familiar with original source material that frame the key issues in the modern Middle East and engage in discussion of key issues.

HIST 101 - Ancient History of the Arabian Peninsula 

This course concentrates on the geographical background of the Arabian Peninsula, including its location, and descriptions of its provinces, routes, its flora and fauna. It also focuses on the commercial importance and its political situation during the period from the third Millennium B.C. to the rise of Islam or to the seventh century A.D. There are some details about archaeological sites in the Peninsula. It also studies in details about the ancient kingdoms, civilizations, people and societies of Arabia. This course deals with religious, political, commercial and social situations in Arabia before the Rise of Islam. The course also studies the relations between the ancient Arabs and their neighbors.

PHIL 101 - Ethics in Today’s World

The course provides learners with an understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought, and a background to the traditions and movements in the development of ethical theory and methods of reasoning. Contemporary ethical, moral, and social issues that are of global concern, such as justice, decisions about right and wrong, responses to technological changes, responsibility for the environment, human rights and responsibility for other human beings, and other major business, legal, and medical issues are among the topics exposed by learners. Students apply ethical principles and perspectives to analyze, compare and critically evaluate relevant personal, social and professional problems and engage in ethical reasoning and decision making processes.

PHIL 102 - World Philosophies 

The course surveys the major philosophers from the most important world philosophical traditions: European, Indian, Chinese, etc. Some of the topics addressed include the internal world of personal identity, the nature of knowledge, the concept of happiness, the nature of reality and the external world, the relation of language to the world, meaning, and truth.

ENGR 107 Introduction to Engineering

Co-requisite: Math Placement Test score qualifying student for MATH 113

Introduces engineering profession fundamentals and problem solving. Topics include description of engineering disciplines, functions of the engineer, professionalism, ethics and registration, problem solving and representation of technical information, estimation and approximations, and analysis and design.

PHYS 110 - (SCPH 110) University Physics I

Co-requisites: PHYS 111

This is a calculus-based physics course covering the fundamental principles of mechanics. It concentrates on the conservation of energy, the particle motion, the collisions, the rotation of solid bodies, simple machines and on the fluid mechanics. The focus lies on the resolution of one and twodimensional mechanical problems.

PHYS 111 - (SCPH 111) University Physics I Lab

Co-requisites: PHYS 110

This course is intended to be taken with Physics 110. It primarily includes experiments on classical mechanics. Particular emphasis is placed on laboratory technique, data collection and analysis and on reporting.

MATH 114 - Calculus II

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113

This course covers techniques and applications of integration, transcendental functions, infinite sequences and series and parametric equations.

MATH 203 - Linear Algebra

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113

This course covers systems of linear equations, linear independence, linear transformations, inverse of a matrix, determinants, vector spaces, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and diagonalization.

MATH 214 - Elementary Differential Equations

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 114

This course covers first-order ODEs, higher-order ODEs, Laplace transforms, linear systems, nonlinear systems, numerical approximations, and modeling.

PHYS 220 - (SCPH 220) University Physics II

Pre-requisite: PHYS 110
Co-requisite: PHYS 221

This second calculus-based physics course includes a detailed study of the fundamental principles of classical electricity and magnetism, as well as an introduction to electromagnetic waves. The course’s focus targets the resolution of dc- and alternating circuits.

PHYS 221 - (SCPH 221) University Physics II Lab

Co-requisites: PHYS 220

This course is intended to accompany Physics 220. It includes experiments on electricity, magnetism and RLC circuits. Particular emphasis is placed on three aspects of experimentation: laboratory technique, data analysis (including the treatment of statistical and systematic errors) and written communication of experimental procedures and results.

STAT 346 - Probability for Engineers

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 114

The course introduces principles of statistics and probability for undergraduate students in Engineering. The course covers the basic concepts of probability, discrete and continuous random variables, probability distributions, expected values, joint probability distributions, and independence. The course also covers statistical methods and topics including data summary and description techniques, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, and regression analysis.

ENGR 390 - Internship

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of 90 credits and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

Supervised field experience of professional-level duties for 180 to 240 hours at an approved internship site under the guidance of a designated site supervisor in coordination with a faculty supervisor.

IENG 321 - Engineering Economy

Pre-requisite(s): ENGR 107 (CAA)

Principles of engineering economy, equivalence and compound interest formula, single and multiple alternative, management concepts and theories of management.

CHEM 212 - General Chemistry I Lab

Co-requisite: CHEM 211

This course provides laboratory techniques to accompany General Chemistry I

CHEM 213 - General Chemistry II 

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 211
Co-requisite: CHEM 214

This course covers the foundations of chemical concepts including: solutions, chemical reactions, acid base equilibrium, acids and bases, quantum theory of atoms, solubility and complex-ion equilibrium, chemistry of main group elements, polymer chemistry, and introduction of organic and nuclear chemistry, transition elements and coordination complexes

CHEM 214 - General Chemistry II Lab 

Co-requisite: CHEM 213

This course introduces Laboratory techniques and reactions arranged to accompany CHEM-213. This laboratory course provides experience in physical /chemical measurement, synthesis based experiments, qualitative, and quantitative analysis.

BIOL 112 - University Biology I

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101

This course is intended for science majors and pre-professionals in life sciences and provides an introduction to cell chemistry and plant biology.

IENG 231 - Engineering Materials

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 211

This course describes the material science and why should an engineer know about it. Bonding forces and energies, The structure of crystalline materials, classification of engineering materials, imperfections and defects, diffusions in solids, phase diagrams, heat treatment, mechanical, thermal, corrosive and electrical properties of materials.

IENG 232 - Engineering Materials Lab 

Co-requisite(s): IENG 231

This laboratory course provides an introduction to modern materials science and engineering, which has as its central theme how the properties of a material, its microstructure, and its processing history are inherently interrelated. The course shall focus on studying selected examples of microstructureprocessing properties relationships. In addition, experimental techniques for determining certain mechanical properties like hardness and creep.

CHEM 215 (CHEM 313) - Organic Chemistry I

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 111
Co-requisite: CHEM 216

This course provides a foundation in Organic Chemistry and includes the theoretical and synthetic aspects of the chemistry of carbon compounds.

CHEM 216 - Organic Chemistry Lab I

Co-requisite: CHEM 215

This course provides hands-on laboratory experience in techniques and chemical reactions in organic chemistry that accompany CHEM 215. The course includes basic techniques for the preparation, isolation, purification, inter-conversion, and spectroscopic study of common classes of organic compounds.

CHEM 315 - Physical Chemistry

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 215 Co-requisite(s): CHEM 316

This course will introduce the concepts of physical chemistry, properties of gases, first and second law of thermodynamics, physical transformation, phase diagram, chemical equilibrium, atomic structure and spectra, molecular structure, spectroscopy, chemical reactions, statistical thermodynamics, kinetics and dynamics of chemical reactions.

CHEM 316 - Physical Chemistry Lab

Co-requisite(s): CHEM 315

Introductions to the techniques and reasoning of experimental chemistry. Lab techniques and reactions arranged to accompany Physical Chemistry.

MENG 211 - Thermodynamics I

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 211

Thermodynamics concepts and definitions, states, properties, systems, control volume, processes, cycles, units, tables of properties, work and heat, first law, internal energy and enthalpy, conservation of mass, steady–state and uniform state processes, second law, heat engines and refrigerators, reversible processes, entropy, clausius inequality, principle of the increase of entropy, efficiencies, irreversibility and availability.

CHEN 201 - Principles of Chemical Engineering

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 211

This course introduces the students to chemical engineering profession and basic calculations in mass and energy balance; phase equilibrium; and process flow sheeting. It includes applications on reactive and non-reactive chemical processes. Computer programs are used to implement these topics.

CIEN 251 - Fluid Mechanics

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 214 and PHYS 110

Flow classification, fluid properties, fluid in statics, pressure measurements, buoyancy, fluids in motion, continuity equation, pressure gradient in fluid flow, Bernoulli’s, momentum and energy equations, dimensional analysis and similitude, and flow in conduits.

MENG 361 - Heat Transfer

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 212 (CHEN 312) and MATH 214

Introduction to heat transfer mechanisms, heat conduction equation, steady heat conduction including the thermal resistance networks, transient heat conduction, lumped systems, fundamental of convection and thermal boundary layers, external and internal forced convection, natural convection, boiling and condensation, thermal radiation, and heat exchangers.

CHEN 302 - Computer Applications in Chemical Engineering

Pre-requisite(s): CHEN 201 and CIEN 251

This course will focus on computer applications in chemical engineering including available software packages. Students will be introduced to the applications of software packages such as such as E-Z solve, Polymath, MATLAB, COMSOL, MATHCAD, Hysys, Aspen Plus for solving systems of algebraic and differential equations related to chemical engineering processes.

CHEN 312 - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics  

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 315, CHEM 316, MENG 211

Review of the basic laws in thermodynamics. Theory and applications of solution thermodynamics, vapor-liquid and liquid-liquid equilibrium for ideal and non-ideal systems, and chemical reaction equilibrium.

CHEN 371 - Mass Transfer (3 credits)

Pre-requisite(s): CIEN 251

This course covers molecular and convective steady- and unsteady-state mass transfer, interfacial mass transfer, and Continuous and stage-wise contact operations, with applications in absorption, stripping, and humidification.

CHEN 351 - Chemical Reaction Engineering

Pre-requisite(s): CHEN 201 and CHEM 315

This course covers kinetics of homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions, design of isothermal reactors such as Batch, CSTR and PFR. Other topics include data collection and handling, catalytic reactions, non-isothermal reactor design, multiple reactions, and residence time distribution

CHEN 472 - Separation Processes

Pre-requisite(s): CHEN 371

This course starts with a review of phase equilibria, and then covers binary and multi-component distillation, leaching, and liquid-liquid extraction, with applications in design of a multi-column distillation process.

CHEN 321 - Chemical Engineering Laboratory I

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 211, CIEN 251 & MENG 361

In this laboratory course, students conduct selected experiments to illustrate and use material covered in transport phenomena courses: fluid, heat and mass transfer. Students are evaluated on submitted reports covering experimental design, theory tested, and analyses of experimental data.

CHEN 422 - Chemical Engineering Laboratory II 

Pre-requisite(s): CHEN 371 and CHEN 351
Co-requisite: CHEN 472

In this course the students conduct selected experiments to apply material presented in kinetics and reactor design, and separation processes. Students are evaluated based on their participation and submitted reports.

CHEN 481 - Process and Plant Design

Pre-requisite(s): IENG 231 and IENG 321
Co-requisite: CHEN 472

This course exposes the student to design strategies and interrelationships between process and design variables. There is an emphasis on cost analysis, environment, and rational use of energy and raw materials. Design of processes related to the petroleum and petrochemical.

CHEN 482 - Chemical Process Dynamics and Control

Pre-requisite(s): CHEN 302 and CHEN 351

This course aims at introducing process dynamics and principles of control for chemical processes. Topics covered include block diagrams, Laplace transforms, transient response of feed-back systems, stability analysis, gain and phase margins.

CHEN 404 - Safety and Environmental Impact (3 credits)

Pre-requisite(s): Senior Standing

Sources of hazard in chemical and petroleum industry, management of safety and loss prevention, safety programs and safety rules, typical and sources of pollutant in chemical and petroleum operations, environmental protection, rules and regulation.

CHEN 491 - Senior Design Project I
Pre-requisite(s): Senior Standing

Each student will be required to complete a design project before graduation. The project is to emphasize fundamentals of chemical engineering and allow an element of original work by each student. Work includes data collection, analysis, calculation, design and presentation of the work in a detailed technical report. Students must present and defend their project in oral presentation. Current practices in the chemical engineering field are discussed through guest lectures.

CHEN 492 - Senior Design Project II

Pre-requisite(s): CHEN 491

Continuation of phase (1).

CHEN 462 - Petroleum Refining Engineering

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 215 and CHEN 201

This course aims at introducing different techniques for petroleum refining. Topics include refinery feed stocks and products, field processes, crude distillation, coking and thermal processes, catalytic reforming and cracking, hydro-processing, and solvent treating processes. Solve petroleum-refining problems including material balances and process economics. Conduct lab experiments to characterize crude oils and final petroleum products. Students will do a case study of a typical refinery.

CHEN 463 - Natural Gas Processing

Pre-requisite(s): CHEN 371

This is an elective and a senior level course on process engineering. The course deals with natural gas properties including real gas mixtures behavior. Natural gas water systems, natural gas condensate systems, hydrate formation and inhibition. Separation processes. Field treatment of natural gas, absorption, and adsorption processes. Natural gas dehydration, sweetening and sulfur recovery. Design and sizing of the main equipment.

MENG 464 - Renewable Energy

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 361

Basic principles and technical details of various renewable energy technologies (solar, biomass, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal, tidal and wave energy) for the sustainable future. Process design, energy analysis, engineering economics and environmental assessment of renewable energy systems.

CHEN 473 - Water Desalination

Pre-requisite(s): CHEN 371

This course covers water resources, chemistry of saline water, modeling and analysis of single effect desalination combined with mechanical vapor compression and thermal vapor compression, modeling of multiple effect desalination (MED), modeling of single and multistage desalination processes, reverse osmosis. Also, cogeneration, scale formation, pre and post treatment operations will be discussed.

CHEN 474 - Industrial and Wastewater Treatment

Pre-requisite(s): 4th Year level

This course covers characteristics of industrial wastewater; physical, chemical and biological unit operations/processes in industrial wastewater treatment; non-conventional (advanced) wastewater treatment technologies; case study of industrial wastewater treatment processes.

CHEN 403 - Fundamentals of Biochemical Engineering

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 112

The purpose of this course is to introduce the fundamental principles of biochemical engineering and present a wide spectrum of potential technological applications.

CHEN 432 - Polymer Engineering

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 215 and MENG 341

The importance of polymers in our life. Defining of polymers. Types of polymers according to their reaction to temperature. Chemistry of synthesis and structure. Stereoisomerism in vinyl and diene polymers. Requirements for crystallinty in polymers. Average molecular weights. General rules of polymer solubility. The Glass transition. Relation between mechanical and physical properties of polymers and its structure. Introduction to polymer synthesis: Condensation polymerization, Addition polymerization, Bulk polymerization, Solution polymerization, Suspension polymerization, and Emulsion polymerization. Rheology of polymer. Polymer processing: Extrusion, Injection molding, Blow molding, Calendaring, Sheet forming and Fiber spinning.

CHEN 433 - Corrosion 

Pre-requisite(s): IENG 231

This course introduces electrochemical principles and their application to corrosion: Topics covered include different corrosion mechanisms, corrosion inhibition and different methods for electrochemical metal protection.

CHEN 493 - Special Topics in Petroleum Engineering

Pre-requisite(s): Department Consent

A specific topic in Petroleum Engineering that is not covered in other program courses is presented in a course format.

ENGR 399 - Undergraduate Research Project

Pre-requisite(s): Department Consent

Undergraduate research under the guidance of an engineering faculty member for juniors and seniors. Fixed credit hours; 3 credits are assigned, this is equivalent to a minimum of 9 hours of research time per week; a pass/fail grade is to be used. Student will be engaged in a creative research project at the discretion of the faculty member. The course is open to all engineering students.

ENGL 101 - Composition

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 099 or passing English Placement Test

English 101 provides students with intensive practice in drafting, revising, and editing expository essays for an academic audience. Using logical, rhetorical, and linguistic structures in their writing, students also develop their ability to think creatively, critically, and independently. Throughout the course, students engage in reading texts, evaluating sources, using their reading to form their own opinions, preparing research papers, and employing the MLA documentation style to avoid plagiarism.

UNIV 200 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3 Credits)

This course aims at equipping the next generation of leaders in the UAE with an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset and its related core skills. The course combines three main points: design thinking, entrepreneurship, and growth and leadership.

ENGL 200 (ENGL 302) Advanced Composition

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours and credit for ENGL 101 (Completion of 45 credits)

This course builds on the general college-level writing skills and strategies students have acquired in earlier courses, and prepares them to do advanced level analysis and writing specifically within their major field and their possible future workplaces.

PHIL 100 - Critical Thinking and Reasoning 

This introduction to basic principles of reasoning and critical thinking enhances the learner’s abilities to evaluate various forms of reasoning in everyday life and in academic disciplines. The course explores such topics as inductive and deductive reasoning, the nature and function of definitions, fallacy types, statistic use and misuse, and the rudiments of logic.

CSCI 112 - Introduction to Computer Programming

Co-requisite: CSCI 113

This course introduces students to computers and programming languages. In addition, students learn to use computer programming as a problem-solving tool. Topics in procedural programming include expressions, control structures, simple data types, input/output, testing, debugging, and programming environments.

CSCI 113 - Introduction to Computer Programming Lab

Co-requisite: CSCI 112

This course introduces the use of computer programming as a problem-solving tool in laboratory environment. Topics in procedural programming include expressions, control structures, simple data types, input/output, graphical interfaces, testing, debugging, and programming environments.

MATH 113 - Calculus I

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 095/105, or appropriate score on Math Placement test

The concept of derivative (instantaneous rate of change) is an essential factor in solving real-world problems. One of the objectives of this course is to understand the conceptual foundation of derivative, and learn different techniques of computing the derivative, as well as learning how to apply it to solve real-world problems. Another objective is to understand the concept of integration and learn basic integration technique.

MEST 100 - Introduction to Islam in World Culture 

The course provides an introduction to the basic sources and historical contexts for the origins of Islam; some of the basic spiritual principles expressed in those sources; the contexts and practices that exemplify the spiritual principles; contributions Islam has made to civilization and to the political, social and cultural identity of the UAE. It will illustrate the concept of Islamic studies through a global, interdisciplinary and comparative approach and examine contemporary global and local issues that impact and are impacted by Islamic culture.

UNIV 100 - University Freshman Transition

Students in this course transition to university life by focusing on academic adjustment, by developing decision-making skills, and by learning about services and opportunities for involvement. Although all classes have a core body of knowledge, each class specializes in a particular aspect of university life.

ECON 103 - (GEEC 103) Principles of Microeconomics 

This course introduces learners to microeconomics in the context of current problems. It explores how market mechanism allocates scare resources among competing uses. It uses supply, demand, production, and distribution theory to analyze problems.

CHEM 211 - General Chemistry I 

This course covers the foundations of chemical concepts: basic facts and principles of chemistry, including atoms, molecules, ions, chemical reactions, gas theory, thermochemistry, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics and equilibrium, molecular geometry, and states of matter.

ENGL 102 - Public Speaking

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101 (ENGL 100/101)

This course is designed to provide an overview of principles to develop effective presentations for public and professional settings while integrating appropriate technologies. Course content and assignments emphasize audience analysis, effective and coherent composition development, research strategies and skills, and presentation delivery methods to strengthen confidence and credibility.

ARTT 100 - Introduction to Visual Arts

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101 (ENGL 100/101)

The course provides an introduction to the art and architecture of various geographical regions around the world in order to provide the ability for appreciation, interpretation and historical understanding. It focuses on a select number of major developments in a range of media and cultures, emphasizing the way that works of art function both as aesthetic and material objects and as cultural artifacts and forces.

ENGL 201 Literature across Cultures

Pre-requisite: ENGL 102

Students explore world literature as a form of cultural expression and develop their sensitivity to cultural diversity through a critical study of the literatures of the world, through a study selections from a variety of texts which may include short fiction, novels, graphic novels, plays, essays, poems and films, as a socio-cultural response by writers to the world in which they live. They will deepen their knowledge of the complexities of human life and nature, and develop respect for people and cultures, love for nature, desire for peace and commitment to justice and will also become familiar with those literary terms and conventions necessary to discuss and write about literary works.

ARAB 110 Introduction to Arabic Literature

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101

Arabic literature has developed many traditions though originating from a common source. The course is an introduction to representative texts from contemporary Arab writers, and their connections with the traditions of the past. The method is comparative, with a study of literary, political social and religious aspects, as well as the application of a theoretical framework of analysis.

COMM 102 - Reading Image and Film

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101

This course allows leaners to study aesthetic effects and strategies of persuasion in contemporary visual images. Learning engagement include images in electronic media, film, photographs, cartoons, advertisements, and public performances and events.

COMM 104 - Photography and Communication

Perceptions of the world are recorded visually in different ways. The course is an introduction to the techniques of digital photography and trains learners in the visual competence of reading, analyzing, composing and communicating effective visual messages.

HIST 100 - Contemporary Middle Eastern History

The course is designed to acquaint students with an in-depth understanding of the major issues affecting the Middle East in the 21st century, will review the origins and development of the modern Middle East and understand the social, economic, and political foundations that set the stage for the region this century. Students will also become familiar with original source material that frame the key issues in the modern Middle East and engage in discussion of key issues.

HIST 101 - Ancient History of the Arabian Peninsula 

This course concentrates on the geographical background of the Arabian Peninsula, including its location, and descriptions of its provinces, routes, its flora and fauna. It also focuses on the commercial importance and its political situation during the period from the third Millennium B.C. to the rise of Islam or to the seventh century A.D. There are some details about archaeological sites in the Peninsula. It also studies in details about the ancient kingdoms, civilizations, people and societies of Arabia. This course deals with religious, political, commercial and social situations in Arabia before the Rise of Islam. The course also studies the relations between the ancient Arabs and their neighbors.

PHIL 101 - Ethics in Today’s World

The course provides learners with an understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought, and a background to the traditions and movements in the development of ethical theory and methods of reasoning. Contemporary ethical, moral, and social issues that are of global concern, such as justice, decisions about right and wrong, responses to technological changes, responsibility for the environment, human rights and responsibility for other human beings, and other major business, legal, and medical issues are among the topics exposed by learners. Students apply ethical principles and perspectives to analyze, compare and critically evaluate relevant personal, social and professional problems and engage in ethical reasoning and decision making processes.

PHIL 102 - World Philosophies 

The course surveys the major philosophers from the most important world philosophical traditions: European, Indian, Chinese, etc. Some of the topics addressed include the internal world of personal identity, the nature of knowledge, the concept of happiness, the nature of reality and the external world, the relation of language to the world, meaning, and truth.

ENGR 107 Introduction to Engineering

Co-requisite: Math Placement Test score qualifying student for MATH 113

Introduces engineering profession fundamentals and problem solving. Topics include description of engineering disciplines, functions of the engineer, professionalism, ethics and registration, problem solving and representation of technical information, estimation and approximations, and analysis and design.

PHYS 110 - (SCPH 110) University Physics I

Co-requisites: PHYS 111

This is a calculus-based physics course covering the fundamental principles of mechanics. It concentrates on the conservation of energy, the particle motion, the collisions, the rotation of solid bodies, simple machines and on the fluid mechanics. The focus lies on the resolution of one and twodimensional mechanical problems.

PHYS 111 - (SCPH 111) University Physics I Lab

Co-requisites: PHYS 110

This course is intended to be taken with Physics 110. It primarily includes experiments on classical mechanics. Particular emphasis is placed on laboratory technique, data collection and analysis and on reporting.

MATH 114 - Calculus II

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113

This course covers techniques and applications of integration, transcendental functions, infinite sequences and series and parametric equations.

MATH 203 - Linear Algebra

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113

This course covers systems of linear equations, linear independence, linear transformations, inverse of a matrix, determinants, vector spaces, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and diagonalization.

MATH 214 - Elementary Differential Equations

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 114

This course covers first-order ODEs, higher-order ODEs, Laplace transforms, linear systems, nonlinear systems, numerical approximations, and modeling.

PHYS 220 - (SCPH 220) University Physics II

Pre-requisite: PHYS 110
Co-requisite: PHYS 221

This second calculus-based physics course includes a detailed study of the fundamental principles of classical electricity and magnetism, as well as an introduction to electromagnetic waves. The course’s focus targets the resolution of dc- and alternating circuits.

PHYS 221 - (SCPH 221) University Physics II Lab

Co-requisites: PHYS 220

This course is intended to accompany Physics 220. It includes experiments on electricity, magnetism and RLC circuits. Particular emphasis is placed on three aspects of experimentation: laboratory technique, data analysis (including the treatment of statistical and systematic errors) and written communication of experimental procedures and results.

STAT 346 - Probability for Engineers

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 114

The course introduces principles of statistics and probability for undergraduate students in Engineering. The course covers the basic concepts of probability, discrete and continuous random variables, probability distributions, expected values, joint probability distributions, and independence. The course also covers statistical methods and topics including data summary and description techniques, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, and regression analysis.

ENGR 390 - Internship

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of 90 credits and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

Supervised field experience of professional-level duties for 180 to 240 hours at an approved internship site under the guidance of a designated site supervisor in coordination with a faculty supervisor.

IENG 321 - Engineering Economy

Pre-requisite(s): ENGR 107 (CAA)

Principles of engineering economy, equivalence and compound interest formula, single and multiple alternative, management concepts and theories of management.

CHEM 212 - General Chemistry I Lab

Co-requisite: CHEM 211

This course provides laboratory techniques to accompany General Chemistry I

CHEM 213 - General Chemistry II 

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 211
Co-requisite: CHEM 214

This course covers the foundations of chemical concepts including: solutions, chemical reactions, acid base equilibrium, acids and bases, quantum theory of atoms, solubility and complex-ion equilibrium, chemistry of main group elements, polymer chemistry, and introduction of organic and nuclear chemistry, transition elements and coordination complexes

CHEM 214 - General Chemistry II Lab 

Co-requisite: CHEM 213

This course introduces Laboratory techniques and reactions arranged to accompany CHEM-213. This laboratory course provides experience in physical /chemical measurement, synthesis based experiments, qualitative, and quantitative analysis.

BIOL 112 - University Biology I

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101

This course is intended for science majors and pre-professionals in life sciences and provides an introduction to cell chemistry and plant biology.

IENG 231 - Engineering Materials

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 211

This course describes the material science and why should an engineer know about it. Bonding forces and energies, The structure of crystalline materials, classification of engineering materials, imperfections and defects, diffusions in solids, phase diagrams, heat treatment, mechanical, thermal, corrosive and electrical properties of materials.

IENG 232 - Engineering Materials Lab 

Co-requisite(s): IENG 231

This laboratory course provides an introduction to modern materials science and engineering, which has as its central theme how the properties of a material, its microstructure, and its processing history are inherently interrelated. The course shall focus on studying selected examples of microstructureprocessing properties relationships. In addition, experimental techniques for determining certain mechanical properties like hardness and creep.

CHEM 215 (CHEM 313) - Organic Chemistry I

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 111
Co-requisite: CHEM 216

This course provides a foundation in Organic Chemistry and includes the theoretical and synthetic aspects of the chemistry of carbon compounds.

CHEM 216 - Organic Chemistry Lab I

Co-requisite: CHEM 215

This course provides hands-on laboratory experience in techniques and chemical reactions in organic chemistry that accompany CHEM 215. The course includes basic techniques for the preparation, isolation, purification, inter-conversion, and spectroscopic study of common classes of organic compounds.

CHEM 315 - Physical Chemistry

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 215 Co-requisite(s): CHEM 316

This course will introduce the concepts of physical chemistry, properties of gases, first and second law of thermodynamics, physical transformation, phase diagram, chemical equilibrium, atomic structure and spectra, molecular structure, spectroscopy, chemical reactions, statistical thermodynamics, kinetics and dynamics of chemical reactions.

CHEM 316 - Physical Chemistry Lab

Co-requisite(s): CHEM 315

Introductions to the techniques and reasoning of experimental chemistry. Lab techniques and reactions arranged to accompany Physical Chemistry.

MENG 211 - Thermodynamics I

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 211

Thermodynamics concepts and definitions, states, properties, systems, control volume, processes, cycles, units, tables of properties, work and heat, first law, internal energy and enthalpy, conservation of mass, steady–state and uniform state processes, second law, heat engines and refrigerators, reversible processes, entropy, clausius inequality, principle of the increase of entropy, efficiencies, irreversibility and availability.

CHEN 201 - Principles of Chemical Engineering

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 211

This course introduces the students to chemical engineering profession and basic calculations in mass and energy balance; phase equilibrium; and process flow sheeting. It includes applications on reactive and non-reactive chemical processes. Computer programs are used to implement these topics.

CIEN 251 - Fluid Mechanics

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 214 and PHYS 110

Flow classification, fluid properties, fluid in statics, pressure measurements, buoyancy, fluids in motion, continuity equation, pressure gradient in fluid flow, Bernoulli’s, momentum and energy equations, dimensional analysis and similitude, and flow in conduits.

MENG 361 - Heat Transfer

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 212 (CHEN 312) and MATH 214

Introduction to heat transfer mechanisms, heat conduction equation, steady heat conduction including the thermal resistance networks, transient heat conduction, lumped systems, fundamental of convection and thermal boundary layers, external and internal forced convection, natural convection, boiling and condensation, thermal radiation, and heat exchangers.

CHEN 302 - Computer Applications in Chemical Engineering

Pre-requisite(s): CHEN 201 and CIEN 251

This course will focus on computer applications in chemical engineering including available software packages. Students will be introduced to the applications of software packages such as such as E-Z solve, Polymath, MATLAB, COMSOL, MATHCAD, Hysys, Aspen Plus for solving systems of algebraic and differential equations related to chemical engineering processes.

CHEN 312 - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics  

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 315, CHEM 316, MENG 211

Review of the basic laws in thermodynamics. Theory and applications of solution thermodynamics, vapor-liquid and liquid-liquid equilibrium for ideal and non-ideal systems, and chemical reaction equilibrium.

CHEN 371 - Mass Transfer (3 credits)

Pre-requisite(s): CIEN 251

This course covers molecular and convective steady- and unsteady-state mass transfer, interfacial mass transfer, and Continuous and stage-wise contact operations, with applications in absorption, stripping, and humidification.

CHEN 351 - Chemical Reaction Engineering

Pre-requisite(s): CHEN 201 and CHEM 315

This course covers kinetics of homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions, design of isothermal reactors such as Batch, CSTR and PFR. Other topics include data collection and handling, catalytic reactions, non-isothermal reactor design, multiple reactions, and residence time distribution

CHEN 472 - Separation Processes

Pre-requisite(s): CHEN 371

This course starts with a review of phase equilibria, and then covers binary and multi-component distillation, leaching, and liquid-liquid extraction, with applications in design of a multi-column distillation process.

CHEN 321 - Chemical Engineering Laboratory I

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 211, CIEN 251 & MENG 361

In this laboratory course, students conduct selected experiments to illustrate and use material covered in transport phenomena courses: fluid, heat and mass transfer. Students are evaluated on submitted reports covering experimental design, theory tested, and analyses of experimental data.

CHEN 422 - Chemical Engineering Laboratory II 

Pre-requisite(s): CHEN 371 and CHEN 351
Co-requisite: CHEN 472

In this course the students conduct selected experiments to apply material presented in kinetics and reactor design, and separation processes. Students are evaluated based on their participation and submitted reports.

CHEN 481 - Process and Plant Design

Pre-requisite(s): IENG 231 and IENG 321
Co-requisite: CHEN 472

This course exposes the student to design strategies and interrelationships between process and design variables. There is an emphasis on cost analysis, environment, and rational use of energy and raw materials. Design of processes related to the petroleum and petrochemical.

CHEN 482 - Chemical Process Dynamics and Control

Pre-requisite(s): CHEN 302 and CHEN 351

This course aims at introducing process dynamics and principles of control for chemical processes. Topics covered include block diagrams, Laplace transforms, transient response of feed-back systems, stability analysis, gain and phase margins.

CHEN 404 - Safety and Environmental Impact (3 credits)

Pre-requisite(s): Senior Standing

Sources of hazard in chemical and petroleum industry, management of safety and loss prevention, safety programs and safety rules, typical and sources of pollutant in chemical and petroleum operations, environmental protection, rules and regulation.

CHEN 491 - Senior Design Project I
Pre-requisite(s): Senior Standing

Each student will be required to complete a design project before graduation. The project is to emphasize fundamentals of chemical engineering and allow an element of original work by each student. Work includes data collection, analysis, calculation, design and presentation of the work in a detailed technical report. Students must present and defend their project in oral presentation. Current practices in the chemical engineering field are discussed through guest lectures.

CHEN 492 - Senior Design Project II

Pre-requisite(s): CHEN 491

Continuation of phase (1).

CHEN 462 - Petroleum Refining Engineering

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 215 and CHEN 201

This course aims at introducing different techniques for petroleum refining. Topics include refinery feed stocks and products, field processes, crude distillation, coking and thermal processes, catalytic reforming and cracking, hydro-processing, and solvent treating processes. Solve petroleum-refining problems including material balances and process economics. Conduct lab experiments to characterize crude oils and final petroleum products. Students will do a case study of a typical refinery.

CHEN 463 - Natural Gas Processing

Pre-requisite(s): CHEN 371

This is an elective and a senior level course on process engineering. The course deals with natural gas properties including real gas mixtures behavior. Natural gas water systems, natural gas condensate systems, hydrate formation and inhibition. Separation processes. Field treatment of natural gas, absorption, and adsorption processes. Natural gas dehydration, sweetening and sulfur recovery. Design and sizing of the main equipment.

MENG 464 - Renewable Energy

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 361

Basic principles and technical details of various renewable energy technologies (solar, biomass, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal, tidal and wave energy) for the sustainable future. Process design, energy analysis, engineering economics and environmental assessment of renewable energy systems.

CHEN 473 - Water Desalination

Pre-requisite(s): CHEN 371

This course covers water resources, chemistry of saline water, modeling and analysis of single effect desalination combined with mechanical vapor compression and thermal vapor compression, modeling of multiple effect desalination (MED), modeling of single and multistage desalination processes, reverse osmosis. Also, cogeneration, scale formation, pre and post treatment operations will be discussed.

CHEN 474 - Industrial and Wastewater Treatment

Pre-requisite(s): 4th Year level

This course covers characteristics of industrial wastewater; physical, chemical and biological unit operations/processes in industrial wastewater treatment; non-conventional (advanced) wastewater treatment technologies; case study of industrial wastewater treatment processes.

CHEN 403 - Fundamentals of Biochemical Engineering

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 112

The purpose of this course is to introduce the fundamental principles of biochemical engineering and present a wide spectrum of potential technological applications.

CHEN 432 - Polymer Engineering

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 215 and MENG 341

The importance of polymers in our life. Defining of polymers. Types of polymers according to their reaction to temperature. Chemistry of synthesis and structure. Stereoisomerism in vinyl and diene polymers. Requirements for crystallinty in polymers. Average molecular weights. General rules of polymer solubility. The Glass transition. Relation between mechanical and physical properties of polymers and its structure. Introduction to polymer synthesis: Condensation polymerization, Addition polymerization, Bulk polymerization, Solution polymerization, Suspension polymerization, and Emulsion polymerization. Rheology of polymer. Polymer processing: Extrusion, Injection molding, Blow molding, Calendaring, Sheet forming and Fiber spinning.

CHEN 433 - Corrosion 

Pre-requisite(s): IENG 231

This course introduces electrochemical principles and their application to corrosion: Topics covered include different corrosion mechanisms, corrosion inhibition and different methods for electrochemical metal protection.

CHEN 493 - Special Topics in Petroleum Engineering

Pre-requisite(s): Department Consent

A specific topic in Petroleum Engineering that is not covered in other program courses is presented in a course format.

ENGR 399 - Undergraduate Research Project

Pre-requisite(s): Department Consent

Undergraduate research under the guidance of an engineering faculty member for juniors and seniors. Fixed credit hours; 3 credits are assigned, this is equivalent to a minimum of 9 hours of research time per week; a pass/fail grade is to be used. Student will be engaged in a creative research project at the discretion of the faculty member. The course is open to all engineering students.