UT Austin
Graduate Catalog
1999-2001



CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Graduate Study

CHAPTER 2
Admission and Registration

CHAPTER 3
Degree Requirements

CHAPTER 4
Fields of Study

CHAPTER 5
Members of Graduate Studies Committees

APPENDIX
Course Abbreviations
 

Chapter 4: Fields of Study

Chemical Engineering


The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 1999-2000 and 2000-2001; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes that have been made to the courses listed here since this catalog was published.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Chemical Engineering: CHE

180C. Laboratory Safety.
Safe laboratory practice. Training in use of fire extinguishers and first aid. Case studies of laboratory accidents. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Chemical Engineering 180C and 384 (Topic: Safety Seminar) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in chemical engineering.

381N. Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer.
Advanced treatment of fluid flow and heat transfer problems in chemical engineering. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

381P. Advanced Analysis for Chemical Engineers.
Applications of mathematical methods to chemical engineering problems, with emphasis on differential equations, linear analysis and matrices, and real analysis and complex variables. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

384, 684. Introduction to Research.
The equivalent of three or six class hours a week for one semester. Any number of topics may be taken for credit, and, with consent of instructor, any topic may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in chemical engineering, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Advanced Concepts in Thermodynamics.

Topic 2: College Teaching in Engineering and Science.

Topic 3: Aerosol Science and Technology.

Topic 9: Kinetics and Catalysis.

Topic 10: Biochemical Engineering.

Topic 11: Transport Phenomena.

Topic 12: Advanced Materials.

Topic 13: Chemistry of Electronic and Optical Materials.

Topic 15: Product and Process Development.

Topic 16: Synthesis, Growth, and Analysis of Electronic Materials.

Topic 17: Biomolecular Recognition.

Topic 18: Chemical Technology.

Topic 19: Design for Environment.

Topic 20: Chemical Engineering Economics and Business Analysis.

384K. Applied Kinetics and Chemical Reaction Analysis.
Application of chemical reaction kinetics to the prediction and determination of reaction rates and reaction selectivity. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

185, 285, 385, 685. Research.
For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one class hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in chemical engineering, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

385J. Topics in Biomedical Engineering.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in engineering and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Physiology: Biomedical Engineering I.

Topic 2: Physiology: Biomedical Engineering II.

Topic 3: Bioelectric Phenomena.

Topic 4: Electrophysiology of the Nervous System.

Topic 5: Cardiovascular Dynamics.

Topic 9: Laser-Tissue Interaction: Thermal.

Topic 11: Biomedical Engineering Hospital Interfaces.

Topic 12: Biomedical Heat Transfer.

Topic 13: Molecular Recognition in Biology and Biotechnology.

Topic 15: Biosignal Analysis.

Topic 16: Laser-Tissue Interaction: Optical.

Topic 17: Computer-Based Biomedical Instrumentation.

Topic 18: Biomedical Image Processing.

Topic 19: Neuropathophysiology/Prostheses.

Topic 20: Network Thermodynamics in Biophysics.

Topic 23: Optical Spectroscopy.

Topic 26: Therapeutic Heating Modalities.

Topic 27: The Biotechnology Revolution and Engineering Ethics.

Topic 28: Noninvasive Optical Tomography.

385M. Surface Phenomena.
Liquid/fluid interfaces including equilibrium and nonequilibrium phenomena. Topics covered include capillarity, thermodynamics, surface rheology, and streaming potentials. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

386K. Theory of X-Ray Diffraction.
Application of basic diffraction theory to polycrystalline and single crystal materials. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

386L. Laboratory Experiments in X-Ray Diffraction.
Application of X-ray diffraction techniques to the examination of polycrystalline and single crystal materials. Two or three lecture hours and three or four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

387K. Advanced Thermodynamics.
Applications of thermodynamics to chemical engineering processes. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in chemical engineering, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

387M. Mass Transfer.
Advanced treatment of diffusional mass transfer operations in chemical engineering. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

388K. Separations Processes.
Advanced treatment of modern chemical engineering separations processes. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

391. Elements of Modern Control Theory.
Introduction to fundamentals of dynamic optimization and system theory; applications to engineering processes. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

392. Polymer Science.
Details of polymerization mechanisms; structure-property relationships, fundamentals of processing, and characterization of high polymers. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

395C. Chemical Processes for Microelectronics.
Introduction to the chemical processes and the manufacturing operations used in microelectronics device fabrication. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

395E. Polymer Science and Engineering Laboratory.
Training in the preparation and instrumental characterization of polymers, blends, and compounds. Twelve laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

397M. Graduate Research Internship.
Research associated with enrollment in the Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP). The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in chemical engineering and consent of instructor and the dean of the College of Engineering.

698. Thesis.
The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in chemical engineering and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Chemical Engineering 698A.

398R. Master's Report.
Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in chemical engineering and consent of the graduate adviser.

398T. Supervised Teaching in Chemical Engineering.
Teaching under the close supervision of the instructor for two to four semesters; weekly group meetings; individual consultation; reports. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and appointment as a teaching assistant.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.
Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.
Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Chemical Engineering 399R, 699R, or 999R.



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