Summer ChBE Undergraduate Courses

ChBE typically offers 200-, 300- and 400-level courses in both Summer Session I and Summer Session II. A list of the most-frequently offered courses is below, but students should visit Testudo ( for the most up-to-date information, including summer session dates, course days/times/locations, and instructors.

Questions about summer courses may be sent to Kathy Gardinier at

Courses frequently offered by ChBE during the summer sessions include:

CHBE 101: Introduction to Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (3) (Session 1)

Prerequisites: CHEM 135. Pre- or corequisite: MATH 141. Introduction to methods of chemical engineering calculations and analysis. Stoichiometric relations, material and energy balances, and behavior of gases, vapors, liquids and solids. Analytical and computer methods are presented.

ENCH 250: Computer Methods in Chemical Engineering (3) (Session 2)

Prerequisite: ENES 100 and ENCH 215/CHBE 101. Corequisite: MATH 246. Algorithm development and application of software to the analysis of chemical engineering problems. File management and editing, graphics and numerical methods. Use of spreadsheets, statistics/math software and process simulators for the design of chemical process equipment.

ENCH 300: Chemical Process Thermodynamics (3) (Session 2)

Prerequisites: CHEM 241 and ENCH 215/CHBE 101. Pre- or corequisite: MATH 241 and ENCH 250. Principles of thermodynamics and their application to engineering problems. First and second laws of thermodynamics, properties of gases, liquids and solids, phase equilibrium, flow and non-flow systems, energy conversion, production of work from heat, thermodynamic analysis of processes, equilibrium stage operations and the thermodynamics of chemically reacting systems.

ENCH 437: Chemical Engineering Laboratory (3) (Session 1)

Prerequisites: ENCH 424, ENCH426, ENCH 440, and ENCH 442. Application of chemical engineering process and unit operation principles in small scale semi-commercial equipment. Data from experimental observations are used to evaluate performance efficiency of operations. Emphasis is placed on correct presentation of results in report form.