Montana State University

CHBE
Chemical and Biological Engineering


ECHM 100   INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 

ECHM 205CS ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY 

ECHM 215   ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES OF CHEMICAL & BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING I

ECHM 216   ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING II

EMAT 251   MATERIALS STRUCTURES AND PROPERTIES

EBIO 290   UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

ECHM 290   UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

ECHM 291   SPECIAL TOPICS

ECHM 292   INDEPENDENT STUDY 

ECHM 307   CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS I 

ECHM 321   CHEMICAL ENGINEERING FLUID MECHANICS OPERATIONS

ECHM 322   CHEMICAL ENGINEERING HEAT TRANSFER OPERATIONS

ECHM 323   CHEMICAL ENGINEERING MASS TRANSFER OPERATIONS

ECHM 328   CHEMICAL ENGINEERING REACTOR DESIGN

ECHM 407   CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS II

ECHM 411R  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN I

ECHM 412R  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN II

ECHM 424   TRANSPORT ANALYSIS 

ECHM 442   CHEMICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY I

ECHM 443   CHEMICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY II

ECHM 451   CHEMICAL ENGINEERING PROCESS DYNAMICS & CONTROL

ECHM 452   ADVANCED ENGINEEERING MATERIALS

EMAT 460   POLYMERIC MATERIALS

EMAT 463   COMPOSITE MATERIALS 

ECHM 490R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

ECHM 491   SPECIAL TOPICS

ECHM 492   INDEPENDENT STUDY

ECHM 498   INTERNSHIP

ECHM 503   THERMODYNAMICS

ECHM 506   SEPARATIONS

ECHM 510   REACTION ENGINEERING & REACTION MODELING

EMAT 511   CATALYSIS AND APPLIED SURFACE CHEMISTRY

EMAT 519   SURFACE ENGINEERING

ECHM 533   TRANSPORT PHENOMENA

ECHM 535   VISCOUS FLUID DYNAMICS

ECHM 534   MASS TRANSFER

EMAT 550   FAILURE OF MATERIALS

EMAT 551   ADVANCED COMPOSITE MATERIALS

ECHM 575   RESEARCH OR PROFESSIONAL PAPER PROJECT

ECHM 590   MASTER'S THESIS

ECHM 591   SPECIAL TOPICS

ECHM 592   INDEPENDENT STUDY

ECHM 594   SEMINAR

ECHM 598   CHBE GRAD INTERNSHIP

ECHM 690   DOCTORAL THESIS


EBIO 100 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
F 2 cr. LEC 1 LAB 1
COREQUISITE: M 151Q or above.
-- An introduction to engineering measurements, computations, problem solving, and experimental design. Discussion of the breadth of opportunities in chemical and biological engineering.

ECHM 100 INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
F 2 cr. LEC 1 LAB 1
COREQUISITE: M 151Q or above.
-- An introduction to engineering measurements, computations, problem solving, and experimental design. Discussion of the breadth of opportunities in chemical and biological engineering.

ECHM 205CS ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Students from all academic backgrounds explore an array of renewable and non-renewable energy sources and energy conversion systems. Contemporary and contentious energy related issues are presented, and course participants will formulate strategies to address them.

ECHM 215 ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES OF CHEMICAL & BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING I
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 141 and M 171Q
-- Material balance calculations applied to industrial processes. Analysis of gas behavior and gas-liquid systems.

ECHM 216 ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING II
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ECHM 215, M 172Q.
-- Energy balances and combined energy-material balances. Discussion of contemporary issues in engineering and the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.

EBIO 216 ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES OF BIOENGINEERING
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ECHM 215, M 172.
-- Fundamentals of energy balances in biological engineering applications.

EMAT 251 MATERIALS STRUCTURES AND PROPERTIES
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 141 or CHMY 121.
COREQUISITE: M 165Q OR M 171Q.
-- Chemistry and internal structure of solids and the relationship of structure to physical and mechanical properties of metals and nonmetallic solids.

EBIO 290R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S 1-6 cr. IND may be repeated
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a written work or other creative project.

ECHM 290R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S 1-6 cr. IND may be repeated
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a written work or other creative project.

EBIO 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering department.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

ECHM 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering department.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

EBIO 292 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of the Associate Dean.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

ECHM 292 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of the Associate Dean.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

ECHM 307 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS I
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ECHM 216, M 273Q.
-- Application of the laws of thermodynamics to power, refrigeration and gas liquefaction cycles. An introduction to vapor-liquid phase equilibrium for solutions at low pressure.

ECHM 321 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING FLUID MECHANICS OPERATIONS
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ECHM 215 and M 172Q.
COREQUISITE: M 273Q.
-- Theory and equipment for fundamental chemical and biological engineering operations involving fluid mechanics. Equipment design and computations of operational rates.

ECHM 322 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING HEAT TRANSFER OPERATIONS
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ECHM 216, ECHM 321, EGEN 102.
COREQUISITE: M 274.
-- Theory and equipment for fundamental chemical engineering operations involving heat transfer. Equipment design and computations of operational rates.

ECHM 323 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING MASS TRANSFER OPERATIONS
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ECHM 307, ECHM 322.
-- Theory and equipment for fundamental chemical engineering operations involving mass transfer. Equipment design and computations of operational rates.

EBIO 324 BIOENGINEERING TRANSPORT
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EBIO 216, ECHM 321.
-- Fundamentals of the phenomena governing the transport of momentum, energy, and mass in biological systems.

ECHM 328 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING REACTOR DESIGN
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ECHM 216, M 274.
-- Application of the chemical kinetics of homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions to the design of chemical processing equipment.

ECHM 407 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS II
F 2 cr. LEC 2 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ECHM 307 and ECHM 323 and ECHM 328.
-- Application of laws of thermodynamics to vapor-liquid phase equilibrium, liquid-liquid phase equilibrium, and chemical reaction equilibrium.

EBIO 411R BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN I
F 3 cr. LEC 2 RCT 1
PREREQUISITE: ENGR 310, ECHM 438 and (ECHM 323, ECHM 328, or (EBIO 324, and EBIO 439).
-- Senior capstone course. Design and simulation of chemical engineering equipment, processes and plants.

ECHM 411R CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN I
F 3 cr. LEC 2 RCT 1
PREREQUISITE: EGEN 310, ECHM 438 and (ECHM 323, ECHM 328, or (EBIO 324, and EBIO 439).
-- Senior capstone course. Design and simulation of chemical engineering equipment, processes and plants.

EBIO 412R BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN II
S 3 cr. LEC 2 RCT 1
PREREQUISITE: ECHM 411.
-- Senior capstone course. Design and economic analysis of chemical engineering equipment, processes and plants.

ECHM 412R CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN II
S 3 cr. LEC 2 RCT 1
PREREQUISITE: ECHM 411.
-- Senior capstone course. Design and economic analysis of chemical engineering equipment, processes and plants.

ECHM 424 TRANSPORT ANALYSIS
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ECHM 323, M 273Q, M 274.
-- Deterministic modeling techniques are applied to processes for the transport of momentum, energy and mass. Analytical and numerical solution techniques for the differential equations commonly encountered in the transport processes.

ECHM 438 BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BCHM 340 or BIOM 360 and CHBE 216.
-- Biotechnology process engineering - microbial process fundamentals, enzyme catalysis, bioreactor design and analysis, separation of biomaterials.

EBIO 439 DOWNSTREAM PROCESSING
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE:EBIO 324.
COREQUISITE: ECHM 438.
-- Theory and Quantitative description of separation processes commonly employed in biotechnology and bioengineering. Cell disruption, extraction, crystallization, precipitation, filtration, centrifugation, chromatography, electrophoresis.

EBIO 442 BIOENGINEERING LABORATORY I
F 2 cr. LEC 1 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: EBIO 324, ECHM 438, EGEN 350.
-- Students will develop an experimental objective and experimental design to meet a particular objective. Independently investigate the relevant theory for a proposed experiment, analyze data for statistical significance, draw conclusions from the experimental data. They will then effectively communicate the technical information through written reports.

ECHM 442 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY I
F 2 cr. LEC 1 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: ECHM 323, ECHM 438, University Seminar and WRIT 101W, EGEN 350.
-- Experimental studies of unit operations and transport phenomena. Pilot plant studies. Design of Chemical processes and equipment from experimental studies.

EBIO 443 BIOENGINEERING LAB II
S 2 cr. LEC 1 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: EBIO 442.
-- Students will develop an experimental objective and experimental design to meet a particular objective. Independently investigate the relevant theory for a proposed experiment, analyze data for statistical significance, draw conclusions from the experimental data. They will then effectively communicate the technical information through written reports.

ECHM 443 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY II
S 2 cr. LEC 1 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: ECHM 442.
-- Experimental studies of unit operations and transport phenomena. Design of chemical processes and equipment from experimental studies.

ECHM 451 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING PROCESS DYNAMICS & CONTROL
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ECHM 328, ECHM 323, M 274.
-- Transient response analysis of controllers and instruments. Design of chemical process control systems.

ECHM 452 ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATERIALS
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EMEC 250 or EMAT 251, M 274.
-- Micro and macro properties of electronic materials and material processing.

EMAT 460 POLYMERIC MATERIALS
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EMAT 251, ECHM 215.
-- The nature and special characteristics of synthetic high polymers and the technology of their manufacture and processing.

EMAT 463 COMPOSITE MATERIALS
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EMAT 251.
-- Structure and properties of composite materials and design procedures for composite structures.

EBIO 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S,Su 1-8 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Senior Standing.
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

ECHM 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S,Su 1-8 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Senior Standing.
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

EBIO 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

ECHM 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

EBIO 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

ECHM 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

EBIO 498 INTERNSHIP
On Demand 1 - 12 cr. IND Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor and approval of associate dean.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

ECHM 498 INTERNSHIP
On Demand 1 - 12 cr. IND Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor and approval of associate dean.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

ECHM 503 THERMODYNAMICS
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ECHM 307.
-- Chemical engineering application to phase equilibria and chemical reaction equilibrium. Liquid - liquid, vapor - liquid, and multiple reaction system.

ECHM 506 SEPARATIONS
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ECHM 323.
-- Separation topics of interest, including distillation, membranes, specialized separation of low concentration materials.

ECHM 510 REACTION ENGINEERING & REACTION MODELING
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ECHM 328.
-- Theory and practice of industrial reactions, kinetics, synthesis, modeling of fixed and fluidized beds, process design problems.

EMAT 511 CATALYSIS AND APPLIED SURFACE CHEMISTRY
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ECHM 328.
-- The fundamental principles of catalysis, surface chemistry, and reactor design at a working research level.

EMAT 519 SURFACE ENGINEERING
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- Consideration of chemistry and instrumentation needed in engineering design and research, including surface science, and materials.

ECHM 533 TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ECHM 424.
-- Comprehensive treatment of mass, momentum, and energy transport. Cross listed with ME 533.

ECHM 535 VISCOUS FLUID DYNAMICS
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EM 335.
-- Advanced fluid dynamics of viscous materials. Historical and theoretical development. Newtonian, non-newtonian and turbulent flows. Multidimensional flow problems. Cross-listed with ME 534.

ECHM 534 MASS TRANSFER
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ECHM 424.
-- Mass transfer theory, transport in liquids, porous solids, interfacial effects, related mathematical techniques and application.

EMAT 550 FAILURE OF MATERIALS
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: One of the following: EMAT 463, EM 415, ME 450.
-- Concepts of brittle and ductile fracture, fatigue, creep-rupture and environmentally assisted fracture. Applications to metals, polymers, ceramics and composite materials. This course is cross listed with ME 550.

EMAT 551 ADVANCED COMPOSITE MATERIALS
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EMAT 463.
-- Advanced treatment of composite materials, including constituent properties, interfaces, micromechanics, microscopic behavior, modes and mechanisms of failure. This course is cross-listed with ME 551.

EBIO 575 RESEARCH OR PROFESSIONAL PAPER PROJECT
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing. A research or professional dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major advisor and graduate committee. -- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

ECHM 575 RESEARCH OR PROFESSIONAL PAPER PROJECT
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing. A research or professional dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major advisor and graduate committee. -- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

EBIO 590 MASTER'S THESIS
F,S,Su 1 - 10 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing.

ECHM 590 MASTER'S THESIS
F,S,Su 1 - 10 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing.

EBIO 591 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

ECHM 591 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

EBIO 592 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, approval of department head and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

ECHM 592 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, approval of department head and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

EBIO 594 SEMINAR
F 1 cr. SEM 1 Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or seniors by petition. Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the graduate level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

ECHM 594 SEMINAR
F 1 cr. SEM 1 Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or seniors by petition. Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the graduate level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

EBIO 598 CHBE GRAD INTERNSHIP
F,S,SU 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of advisor and approval of department head.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

ECHM 598 CHBE GRAD INTERNSHIP
F,S,SU 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of advisor and approval of department head.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

EBIO 690 DOCTORAL THESIS
F,S,Su 1 - 10 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: Doctoral standing.

ECHM 690 DOCTORAL THESIS
F,S,Su 1 - 10 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: Doctoral standing.

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