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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

General Information on Undergraduate Program

GENERAL INFORMATION
The Department of Chemical Engineering offers courses with laboratory training leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy. The courses are designed with consideration of the modern concepts of chemical engineering education and new requirements of the industry.

The rapid growth of the chemical and related industries since the beginning of the 20th century, and strong competition in these industries, have resulted in the establishment of new standards and requirements for the chemical engineering profession; so it has become obvious that the knowledge and the training of an industrial chemist is no longer sufficient to meet the new responsibilities.

The advancement in unit operations and transport phenomena has produced new methods for more economical design and better control. The developments and accumulation of knowledge in fluid transportation, combustion, heat transmission, diffusional processes, reaction kinetics, engineering thermodynamics, instrumentation and automatic control have opened the way to the design of continuous processes thus increasing the yield and reducing the manufacturing cost of products with higher purity and more uniform composition. In recent years, novel applications in biotechnology and advanced materials widely extended the scope of the chemical engineering profession.

Today a chemical engineer is expected to perform research, development and design work in addition to assuming production responsibilities. He/she must be capable of evaluating new projects, competitive bids and of carrying out economic analysis at an advanced level. He/she is expected to be qualified in the supervision of the operation of the plants. His/her responsibilities range from the evaluation of raw materials to the competitive marketing of finished products while observing regulations and laws associated with employee and public safety and with environment.

The program is designed to give students not only the fundamentals of modern chemical engineering, but also instruction in a variety of subjects, both technical and non-technical, so as to develop a broader view leading to a more intelligent approach to industrial and organizational problems. Along with the academic training, the students are required to participate in a Summer Training Program.

MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT:
The mission of the Chemical Engineering Department is to educate students to acquire up-to-date knowledge and skills, in order to fulfill the needs and expectations of industry and society and to play a leadership role in their advancement. The Chemical Engineering Department develops educational programs in accordance with the contemporary requirements, advances chemical technology through research and contributes to the application of knowledge and technology for the benefit of society.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
Our graduates are expected to
1. have successful careers in chemical engineering practice and research in industry, government agencies, business and/or universities
2. demonstrate leadership qualities within their chosen career path
3. successfully earn advanced degrees or certificates where appropriate to pursue their chosen careers
4. conduct themselves with the highest standards of ethical practice and careful consideration of the societal and global responsibilities of the engineering profession.


The student outcomes that prepare our graduates to attain the program educational objectives are

a. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
b. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
c. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
d. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
e. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
f. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
g. an ability to communicate effectively
h. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
i. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
j. a knowledge of contemporary issues
k. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

The Chemical Engineering undergraduate program was accredited by the Engineering Accreditation
Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Undergraduate Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

First Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS105 GENERAL PHYSICS I 4 3 2 6.5
CHEM111 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 4 3 2 6.0
MATH119 CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY 5 4 2 7.5
ME105 COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING GRAPHICS 3 2 2 5.0
ENG101 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES I 4 4 1 6.0
IS100 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS 0 0 2 1.0

Second Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS106 GENERAL PHYSICS II 4 3 2 6.5
CHEM112 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II 4 3 2 6.0
MATH120 CALCULUS OF FUNCTIONS OF SEVERAL VARIABLES 5 4 2 7.5
CHE102 INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 1 1 0 1.0
CENG230 INTRODUCTION TO C PROGRAMMING 3 2 2 4.0
ENG102 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES II 4 4 1 6.0

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
CHEM220 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 4 3 2 6.0
MATH219 INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 4 4 0 7.0
CHE203 CHEMICAL PROCESS CALCULATIONS 4 4 0 7.0
ENG211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2201 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2205 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I 0 2 0 2.0
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
CHEM230 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERS 4 3 2 6.0
ES361 COMPUTING METHODS IN ENGINEERING 3 3 0 5.0
CHE204 THERMODYNAMICS I 4 4 0 7.0
CHE222 FLUID MECHANICS 4 4 0 7.0
METE230 FUNDAMENTALS OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2202 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2206 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II 0 2 0 2.0

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
CHEM353 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II 4 4 0 7.0
ECON210 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS 3 3 0 5.0
CHE300 SUMMER PRACTICE 0 0 0 4.0
CHE305 THERMODYNAMICS II 4 4 0 7.0
CHE327 HEAT & MASS TRANSFER OPERATIONS 4 4 0 7.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK105 TURKISH I 0 4 0 2.0
TURK201 ELEMENTARY TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
TURK303 TURKISH I 0 2 0 2.0
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
CHE311 CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING 4 4 0 7.0
CHE320 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY I 2 0 4 5.0
CHE328 SEPARATION PROCESSES 4 3 2 7.0
CHE352 MATHEMATICAL MODELING IN CHEMICAL ENG. 3 3 0 6.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK106 TURKISH II 0 4 0 2.0
TURK202 INTERMEDIATE TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
TURK304 TURKISH II 0 2 0 2.0
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE

FORTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
CHE400 SUMMER PRACTICE II 0 0 0 4.0
CHE407 PROCESS CONTROL 3 3 0 5.0
CHE410 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY II 2 0 4 4.0
CHE417 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN I 4 3 2 7.0
CHE423 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ECONOMICS 3 3 0 5.0
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
CHE418 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN II 4 3 2 7.0
CHE420 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY III 2 0 4 4.0
            FREE ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week