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Chemical Engineering B.S.Ch.E.

Chemical Engineering
Swenson College of Science and Engineering
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 125 to 129
  • Required credits within the major: 104 to 108
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
The Department of Chemical Engineering strives for nationally recognized excellence in engineering education and research by using modern, hands-on, and active learning experiences to prepare undergraduate students for professional success, and to hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public and protect the environment in performance of their professional duties. The Department of Chemical Engineering produces engineers with a strong foundation of technical, communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills required for professional success, consistent with the following objectives: 1. Pursue careers where they apply their engineering and problem-solving skills. 2. Pursue advanced studies or other forms of continuing education. 3. Value their University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) chemical engineering education and endorse the program and its students. This four-year baccalaureate (B.S.Ch.E.) degree program emphasizes the development of the student's ability to analyze and design chemical processing systems. By the end of the program, the student must demonstrate the ability to solve engineering problems, have a sensitivity to the social and environmental impacts of the engineering profession, and the ability to maintain a high level of competency. Chemical engineering graduates are qualified for employment in diverse industries, ranging from those that manufacture inorganic chemicals, petrochemicals, plastics, synthetic fibers, paper and pulp, and pharmaceuticals to those that process minerals, materials, and hazardous wastes. Graduates are qualified for assignments that include plant operations, process development, process control, project engineering, or technical sales, and frequently pursue engineering management later in their careers. They are also well qualified to continue with professional or graduate education. The chemical engineering curriculum is based on fundamental sciences including physics, chemistry, and mathematics; traditional chemical engineering sciences such as material and energy balance, transport phenomena, and thermodynamics; and chemical engineering design courses such as reaction engineering, separations, and unit operations, with a capstone design course during the senior year. Students have an opportunity to become involved in research, through either the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program or the department honors program. The Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org Honors Requirement: To graduate with department honors, students must have a minimum 3.50 GPA and be nominated by the chemical engineering faculty.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students may declare a chemical engineering major as freshmen or sophomores. Students must complete the majority of the program's lower division requirements (freshman and sophomore years), including CHE 2111 or 2211, CHEM 2541, MATH 3280, and PHYS 2015 and 2016, before applying for admission to upper division (junior and senior years). Successful completion of CHE 2111 or 2211 (with a grade of C+ or better) is required for admission to upper division. Admission is competitive and applicants are admitted on a space-available basis, with priority determined by the cumulative GPA in engineering, physics, mathematics, and chemistry through CHEM 2541.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 of the last 60 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  8. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
1. A minor or second major is not required for B.S.Ch.E. 2. A 2.00 minimum GPA in all courses taken in the chemical engineering major, including required courses in related fields. GPA requirements apply to all courses in the major taken at University of Minnesota Duluth calculated separately and to all courses in the major when transfer credits are included.
Introduction to Chemical Engineering (3 cr)
Transfer students with 36 or more credits and completion of one year of general chemistry and one year of calculus must take an additional 2xxx or higher engineering elective of 3 credits or more instead of CHE 1011.
CHE 1011 - Introduction to Chemical Engineering. [LE CAT5] (3.0 cr)
or CHE 2001 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering (3.0 cr)
CHE Lower Division (9 - 10 cr)
CHE 2011 - Design of Engineering Experiments (3.0 cr)
CHE 2121 - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3.0 cr)
CHE 2111 - Material and Energy Balances (3.0 cr)
or CHE 2211 - Materials and Energy Balances (4.0 cr)
CHE Upper Division (37 - 38 cr)
CHE 3311 (5 cr) may be substituted for CHE 3111 (3 cr) and CHE 3112 (3 cr).
CHE 3031 - Computational Methods in Chemical Engineering (3.0 cr)
CHE 3111 - Fluid Mechanics (3.0 cr)
CHE 3112 - Heat and Mass Transfer (3.0 cr)
CHE 3211 - Chemical Engineering Laboratory I [COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
CHE 3231 - Properties of Engineering Materials (3.0 cr)
CHE 4111 - Separations (3.0 cr)
CHE 4211 - Chemical Engineering Laboratory II (3.0 cr)
CHE 4301 - Chemical Reaction Engineering (3.0 cr)
CHE 4402 - Process Dynamics and Control (3.0 cr)
CHE 4501 - Chemical Engineering Design I [SUSTAIN] (4.0 cr)
CHE 4502 - Chemical Engineering Design II (4.0 cr)
CHE 3241 - Principles of Particle Technology (3.0 cr)
or CHE 4141 - Material and Minerals Processing (3.0 cr)
Courses From Other Programs (41 - 42 cr)
Computer Science
CS 1121 - Introduction to Programming in Visual BASIC.NET [LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
or CS 1411 - Introduction to Programming in Matlab (4.0 cr)
Chemistry
Chemistry I with lab
CHEM 1153 - General Chemistry I [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1154 - General Chemistry Lab I [LE CAT4, NAT SCI] (1.0 cr)
Chemistry II with lab
CHEM 1155 - General Chemistry II (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1156 - General Chemistry Lab II (1.0 cr)
Organic Chemistry I with lab
CHEM 2541 - Organic Chemistry I (3.0 cr)
CHEM 2543 - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1.0 cr)
Mathematics
MATH 1296 - Calculus I [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
MATH 1297 - Calculus II [LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
MATH 3280 - Differential Equations with Linear Algebra (4.0 cr)
Physics
Physics I course
PHYS 2013 - General Physics I [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 2017 - Honors: General Physics I [NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
Physics I lab
PHYS 2014 - General Physics Lab I [NAT SCI] (1.0 cr)
Physics II course
PHYS 2015 - General Physics II (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 2018 - Honors General Physics II (4.0 cr)
Physics II lab
PHYS 2016 - General Physics Lab II (1.0 cr)
Advanced Chemistry Electives (8 cr)
May not be satisfied with CHEM 4184, 4185, 4634 or 5350.
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CHEM 2xxx
· CHEM 3xxx
· CHEM 4xxx
· CHEM 5xxx
Chemical Engineering Electives (3 cr)
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CHE 4xxx
· CHE 5xxx
Advanced Writing Requirement (3 cr)
WRIT 31xx or higher advanced writing course
Advanced Mathematics or Statistics Electives (3 - 4 cr)
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· MATH 3298 - Calculus III (4.0 cr)
· MATH 3355 - Discrete Mathematics (4.0 cr)
· MATH 3810 - Applied Mathematics: Numerical Methods (4.0 cr)
· MATH 4240 - Applied Mathematics: Operational Methods (3.0 cr)
· MATH 5260 - Dynamical Systems (3.0 cr)
· MATH 5270 - Modeling with Dynamical Systems (3.0 cr)
· MATH 5280 - Partial Differential Equations (3.0 cr)
· MATH 5810 - Linear Programming (3.0 cr)
· MATH 5830 - Numerical Analysis: Approximation and Quadrature (4.0 cr)
· MATH 5840 - Numerical Analysis: Systems and Optimization (4.0 cr)
· MATH 5850 - Numerical Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
· STAT 3411 - Engineering Statistics (3.0 cr)
· STAT 3611 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4.0 cr)
 
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CHE 1011 - Introduction to Chemical Engineering. (LE CAT5)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Pre or coreq Chem 1153 and 1154 or Chem 1161 and Math 1296 or Math 1596
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Investigation of chemical engineering careers. Use of science and mathematics in chemical engineering. Introduction to fundamental topics: process flow diagrams, continuous and batch operations, material and energy balances, fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, reactor design, material science, process control, engineering economics. Group dynamics and ethics. Team project on industrial case study. prereq: Pre or coreq Chem 1153 and 1154 or Chem 1161 and Math 1296 or Math 1596
CHE 2001 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Comprehensive survey of environmental engineering. Fundamental science and engineering principles as basis for analyzing environmental issues. Federal laws on air pollution, wastewater discharge, and hazardous waste. Wastewater treatment, air pollution control, waste minimization, resource recovery, and recycling. prereq: Chem 1113 or higher, Math 1250 or higher
CHE 2011 - Design of Engineering Experiments
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic theories of experimental design, data analysis, and statistical process control, emphasizing their application to chemical engineering practice. prereq: Math 1297 and (prereq or coreq 2111 or 2211)
CHE 2121 - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of thermodynamic principles to chemical engineering, emphasizing pressure-volume-temperature relationships, thermodynamic laws, thermochemistry, chemical equilibrium, and phase relationships. prereq: 2111 or 2211, (prereq or coreq Math 3280)
CHE 2111 - Material and Energy Balances
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02519 - CHE 2211/CHE 2111
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Elementary principles of chemical processes, emphasizing material and energy balances. prereq: Chem 1151 or 1161 or 1153 and 1154, Math 1296 or 1596 minimum grade of C
CHE 2211 - Materials and Energy Balances
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02519 - CHE 2211/CHE 2111
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Elementary principles of chemical processes, emphasizing material and energy balances and problem solving. pre-req: Minimum grade of C in the following courses CHEM 1151 or 1161 or (1153 & 1154) or (1173 & 1175) and MATH 1296 or 1596
CHE 3031 - Computational Methods in Chemical Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Modeling and simulation of chemical engineering processes; computational methods applied to chemical engineering; use of computation and process simulation tools. prereq ore coreq: CHE 2121, CS 1121 or 1411, MATH 3280
CHE 3111 - Fluid Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01422 - ChE 3111/ME 3111
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Mass and energy balances, Bernoulli's equation, momentum balance, laminar and turbulent flow, boundary layer theory, pumps, compressors, and turbines. prereq: BSChE cand, CHE 2111 or 2211 prereq or coreq, Phys 2011 or 2013 and 2014, Math 3280, or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for ME 3111 or CE 3221.
CHE 3112 - Heat and Mass Transfer
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01425 - ME 4112/ChE 3112
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theory and practice of heat and mass transfer. Fundamentals of diffusion, conduction, convection, and radiation with application to design of heat and mass transfer equipment and systems. prereq: BSChE candidate, 3111, (prereq or coreq 2121)or instructor consent
CHE 3211 - Chemical Engineering Laboratory I (COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to statistical uncertainty analysis and design of experiments. Experiments illustrating physicochemical, fluid mechanics, and heat and mass transfer principles. Technical report writing and presentation. Standard laboratory practice and safety. prereq: BSChE candidate, pre or co-req CHE 2011, 3031, 3112
CHE 3231 - Properties of Engineering Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Thermodynamic, mechanical, and kinetic properties of materials: structure and bonding in metals, alloys, corrosion, crystals, semiconductors, polymers, colloids, ceramics, interfaces, and composites. prereq: BSChE cand, 2121, Chem 1152 or 1162
CHE 4111 - Separations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of principles of mass transfer. Design of distillation, gas absorption, liquid extraction, drying, leaching, and membrane separation processes. prereq: BSChE Candidate, 3031, pre or co-req 3112; no grad credit
CHE 4211 - Chemical Engineering Laboratory II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Statistical design of engineering experiments. Experiments illustrating principles of separations and reactor design. Technical report writing and presentation. Standard laboratory practice and safety. prereq: BSChE candidate, 3211, pre or co req 4111 and 4301; no grad credit
CHE 4301 - Chemical Reaction Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Theory of rates of chemical reactions. Application of rate data to design of batch, tubular, continuous stirred-tank, and catalytic-chemical reactors. prereq: 3112; no grad credit
CHE 4402 - Process Dynamics and Control
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01400 - ChE 4402/4401
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Dynamic behavior of open-and closed-loop systems. Design and operation of automatic controllers for chemical process systems. The programming of a microcontroller. prereq: BSChE candidate, 3031 (prereq or coreq 2121, 3112), Phys 2012 or 2015 and 2016, instructor consent, no grad credit
CHE 4501 - Chemical Engineering Design I (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Preliminary design of chemical processing or hazardous waste treatment plant. Use of engineering economics and calculation of rate return and hazardous waste management as applied to chemical plants. Market survey, flow sheet preparation, material and energy balances. prereq: BSChE candidate, prerequisite or corequisite 3031, 3111, 3112; no grad credit
CHE 4502 - Chemical Engineering Design II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of ChE 4501. Equipment design, instrumentation, process control, hazardous waste management plan, plant safety, economic feasibility, and institute analysis for process chosen. prereq: BSChE candidate, prereq or coreq 4501; no grad credit
CHE 3241 - Principles of Particle Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01399
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The science and engineering dealing with the production, handling, modification and use of a wide variety of particulate materials, both wet and dry, in sizes ranging from the sub-micron to the centimeter scale. prereq: BSChE candidate, (prereq or coreq 3111), Phys 2012 or 2015 and 2016, instructor consent
CHE 4141 - Material and Minerals Processing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Flow sheets and unit operations of processes for the separation of commercially valuable minerals from their ores; particle characterization, comminution, concentration, handling; economics, environment, introduction to pyro and hydrometallurgy. prereq: Chem 1153, 1154, Math 1297, Phys 2013
CS 1121 - Introduction to Programming in Visual BASIC.NET (LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01394 - FMIS 2225/CS 1121
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to programming in the modern Visual BASIC language. Projects are developed in a .NET environment using the Visual Studio. Includes GUI interface development and expert-driven Windows programming. Major topics include variables, datatype, arithmetic expressions, control structures, arrays and database file processing. For students with no prior programming experience. prereq: 1 yr high school algebra or instructor consent
CS 1411 - Introduction to Programming in Matlab
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An introduction to programming in the Matlab language. Topics covered will include the creation of algorithms, function definition, basic programming statements, input and output, mathematical operations, matrix manipulation, and representing data. As time allows, additional coverage of plotting methods, data structures using cellular arrays and other advanced topics. prereq: one to two years of high school math or instructor consent
CHEM 1153 - General Chemistry I (LE CAT5, NAT SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02278 - CHEM 1173/CHEM 1153/CHEM 1161
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamental principles of chemistry exemplified by study of elements, compounds, and their reactions. Covers fundamental concepts of the atom, molecule, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, gas laws, atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonding, and other selected topics. The companion laboratory, CHEM 1154, should be taken concurrently. The combination of CHEM 1153 and CHEM 1154 meets the lab component of NAT SCI, LE CAT 4. prereq: One year high school chem, Math ACT 24 or higher or a grade of least C- in Math 1005, Credit will not be granted if already received for 1151 or 1161 or 1173.
CHEM 1154 - General Chemistry Lab I (LE CAT4, NAT SCI)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02279 - CHEM 1174/CHEM 1154
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic laboratory skills while investigating the fundamental principles of chemistry. Covers fundamental concepts of the atom and molecule, stoichiometry, acid-base reactions, oxidation-reduction reactions, thermochemistry, characteristic properties of anions, gas laws and spectrophotometry. This laboratory accompanies lecture CHEM 1153. The combination of CHEM 1153 and CHEM 1154 meets liberal education category 4 requirements. prereq: Previous or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1153 or 1173; credit will not be granted if already received for CHEM 1151, 1161 or 1174.
CHEM 1155 - General Chemistry II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02280 - CHEM 1175/CHEM 1155/CHEM 1162
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamental principles of chemistry exemplified by study of elements, compounds, and their reactions. Covers intermolecular forces, properties of liquids, solids and solution, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, solubility, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and other selected topics. Solid knowledge of college algebra and General Chemistry I is required. The companion laboratory course CHEM 1156 should be taken concurrently. prereq: 1151 or 1153 or 1161 or 1173; credit will not be granted if already received for 1152, 1162 or 1175.
CHEM 1156 - General Chemistry Lab II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02281
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamental principles of chemistry exemplified by laboratory study of elements, compounds, and their reactions. Covers titration, intermolecular forces, colligative properties, kinetics, chemical equilibria, and qualitative analysis. This laboratory accompanies lecture CHEM 1155. prereq: 1151 or 1161 or 1154 or 1174, concurrent or previous enrollment in CHEM 1155; credit will not be granted if already received for Chem 1152, 1162 or 1176.
CHEM 2541 - Organic Chemistry I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 1152 or 1162 or 1155 and 1156 or 1175 and 1176; credit will not be granted if already received for 2521
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Structure and bonding, stereochemistry, functional group reactions. prereq: 1152 or 1162 or 1155 and 1156 or 1175 and 1176; credit will not be granted if already received for 2521
CHEM 2543 - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: 1152 or 1162 or 1155 and 1156 or 1175 and 1176, must be taken after or concurrently with CHEM 2541; credit will not be granted if already received for 2521, CHE 3231, ENGR 2110
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Laboratory companion to CHEM 2541. Structure and bonding, stereochemistry, functional group reactions. prereq: 1152 or 1162 or 1155 and 1156 or 1175 and 1176, must be taken after or concurrently with CHEM 2541; credit will not be granted if already received for 2521, CHE 3231, ENGR 2110
MATH 1296 - Calculus I (LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01420 - Math1290/1296/1596
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
First part of a standard introduction to calculus of functions of a single variable. Limits, continuity, derivatives, integrals, and their applications. prereq: Math ACT 27 or higher or a grade of at least C- in Math 1250 or department consent
MATH 1297 - Calculus II (LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01421 - Math 1597/1297
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Second part of a standard introduction to calculus. Vectors, applications of integrals, transcendental functions, series, and multivariable functions and partial derivatives. prereq: A grade of at least C- in 1290 or 1296 or 1596
MATH 3280 - Differential Equations with Linear Algebra
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
First, second, and higher order equations; series methods; Laplace transforms; systems; software; modeling applications; introduction to vectors; matrix algebra, eigenvalues. prereq: A grade of at least C- in 1297 or 1597
PHYS 2013 - General Physics I (LE CAT5, NAT SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Calculus-based introduction to Newtonian Mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat. The companion laboratory, PHYS 2014 should be taken concurrently. The combination of PHYS 2013 and 2014 meets liberal education category 4. prereq: previous or concurrent registration in PHYS 2014. Prerequisite of Math 1290 or 1296 or 1596; credit will not be granted if already received for PHYS 1201 or 2011.
PHYS 2017 - Honors: General Physics I (NAT SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced coverage of General Physics topics that include Newtonian Mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat. Mathematically and conceptually demanding problem solving techniques. The companion laboratory, PHYS 2014, should be taken concurrently. The combination of PHYS 2014 and PHYS 2017 meets liberal education natural science with lab. prereq: Previous or concurrent registration in PHYS 2014. Previous or concurrent registration in Math 1290 or Math 1296 or 1596, or physics major or instructor permission. Credit will not be granted if already received for PHYS 1201 or PHYS 2011 or PHYS 2013.
PHYS 2014 - General Physics Lab I (NAT SCI)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Calculus-based introduction to Newtonian Mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat exemplified by laboratory study. This laboratory accompanies lecture PHYS 2013 and should be taken concurrently. The combination of PHYS 2013 and 2014 meets liberal education category 4. prereq: previous or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 2013
PHYS 2015 - General Physics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics. The companion laboratory, PHYS 2016, should be taken concurrently. prereq: previous or concurrent registration in 2016. Prerequisite of 2011 or 2013 and 2014, Math 1297 or 1597; credit will not be granted if already received for PHYS 1202, 1204 or 2012.
PHYS 2018 - Honors General Physics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced coverage of calculus-based introduction to electricity magnetism and optics. Mathematically and conceptually demanding problem solving techniques. The companion laboratory, PHYS 2016 should be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: Previous or concurrent registration in PHYS 2016; PHYS 2013 or 2017; co-registration in or prior completion of Math 1287 or 1597 or instruction permission. Credit will not be granted if already received for PHYS 1202 or 1204 or 2012 or 2015.
PHYS 2016 - General Physics Lab II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics exemplified by laboratory study. This laboratory accompanies lecture PHYS 2015 and should be taken concurrently. prereq: Previous or concurrently enrollment in PHYS 2015 or 2018.
MATH 3298 - Calculus III
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Third part of a standard introduction to calculus. Conic sections, vectors and vector-valued functions, partial derivatives and multiple integrals, vector fields, Green's and Stokes' theorems. prereq: A grade of at least C- in 1297 or 1597
MATH 3355 - Discrete Mathematics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to mathematical logic, predicates and quantifiers, sets, proof techniques, recursion and mathematical induction, recursive algorithms, analysis of algorithms, assertions and loop invariants, complexity measures of algorithms, combinatorial counting techniques, relations, graph theory. prereq: 1297 or 1597 or instructor consent, a grade of C- or better in is required in all prerequisite courses
MATH 3810 - Applied Mathematics: Numerical Methods
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Methods for the numerical solution of mathematical problems. Computer representation of numbers; courses of error; introduction to interpolation, approximation, numerical integration, solution of linear and nonlinear systems, initial-value problem approximation; use of highly structured computer software such as MATLAB, Octave, Mathematical and/or SAGE. prereq: previous or concurrent registration in 3280
MATH 4240 - Applied Mathematics: Operational Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 3280 with a grade of C- or better
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Laplace transform; Fourier series, integrals, and transforms; Sturm-Liouville operator- and boundary-value problems; orthogonal functions; operator solutions of partial differential equations. prereq: 3280 with a grade of C- or better
MATH 5260 - Dynamical Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Fundamentals of differential equations (existence, uniqueness, continuation of solutions); linear systems, autonomous systems, and Poincare-Bendixson theory; periodic systems; discrete dynamical systems; bifurcation theory; chaos. prereq: 3280 with a grade of C- or better
MATH 5270 - Modeling with Dynamical Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Application and analysis of continuous and discrete dynamical systems. Model construction, simulation, and interpretation. prereq: 3280 with a grade of C- or better
MATH 5280 - Partial Differential Equations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Introduction, emphasizing use of Fourier series, Green's functions, and other classical techniques. prereq: A grade of at least C- in 3280 or grad standing
MATH 5810 - Linear Programming
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Motivation problems, modeling, theory of simplex method, duality and sensitivity analysis, large-scale problems, complexity, and Karmarkar algorithm. prereq: 3280 or 4326f with a grade of C- or better
MATH 5830 - Numerical Analysis: Approximation and Quadrature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Error analysis, interpolation and approximation, numerical integration, solution of nonlinear systems. prereq: 3280 or 4326 with a grade of C- or better, proficiency in FORTRAN or C or C++
MATH 5840 - Numerical Analysis: Systems and Optimization
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Solution of systems of linear equations; elimination and factorization methods; iterative methods; error analysis; eigenvalue/eigenvector approximation; unconstrained optimization; nonlinear least squares. prereq: 3280 or 4326 with a grade of C- or better, proficiency in FORTRAN or C or C++
MATH 5850 - Numerical Differential Equations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Computational differencing techniques as applied to initial- and boundary-value problems. Introduction to variational formulations of differential equations and general technique of weighed residuals. prereq: 3280 with a grade of C- or better, proficiency in FORTRAN or C or C++
STAT 3411 - Engineering Statistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Statistical considerations in data collection and experimentation. Descriptive statistics, least squares, elementary probability distributions, confidence intervals, significance tests, and analysis of variance as applied analysis of engineering data. prereq: MATH 1297 with a grade of C- or better, cannot be applied to a math or statistics major
STAT 3611 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic probability, including combinatorial methods, random variables, mathematical expectation. Binomial, normal, and other standard distributions. Moment-generating functions. Basic statistics, including descriptive statistics and sampling distributions. Estimation and statistical hypothesis testing. prereq: A grade of at least C- in Math 1290 or Math 1296