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BS in Chemical Engineering Syllabus :(

  • 1.  BS in Chemical Engineering Syllabus :(

    Posted 07-26-2020 23:01
    Edited by MOHAMMED TABOUK 07-26-2020 23:06
    Dear AIChE members, @Bruno Neves

    This is my first thread here in AIChE. I am a third-year student of Chemical Engineering. Unfortunately; I study at a university which is considered to be one of the worst in my region. Therefore, I am asking for your help to provide me - if possible - with the names of the best text-books and the syllabus of the following courses from a reputable universities, so it directs me in my self-study journey. I have organised my self-study journey into two main phases and the first phase courses are:

    1.  Thermodynamics for Engineering (Chemical Engineering)​​​​​​ >>>>> I have noticed that some universities  teach 2 courses in thermodynamics, the first called thermodynamics for engineering and the second called thermodynamics for chemical engineering.

    2. Fluid Mechanics for Engineering  and/or Chemical Engineering ​​>>>>> same case as in thermodynamics.

    3. Mass and Heat transsfer.

    4. Reactive Process Engineering or Kinetics.

    5. Separation Processes.

    I will be more than happy if I got your help. Only name of the book and the syllabus of mentioned courses :)

    Regards,
    MOHD TB



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  • 2.  RE: BS in Chemical Engineering Syllabus :(

    Posted 07-27-2020 15:27
    Hello Mohammed, how are you? I hope you and your family are well and safe during these challenging times!

    I'm glad you did your first post in the Student Central! Congratulations! Also, I want to congratulate you for your efforts to acquire knowledge, even if college is not a great catalyst for you. That's something extremely admirable and I hope you will succeed.

    Now, for the interesting part, I'll try to answer you in the same way that you enumerated. I'll try to, whenever possible, give you multiple options.

    1. Thermodynamics for engineering (chemical engineering)
      1. Introduction to chemical engineering thermodynamics - Van Ness - that's the book I use
      2. Introduction to thermodynamics and heat transfer - Çengel
      3. Engineering and Chemical Thermodynamics - Korestky - that's a REALLY good book, and really hard
    2. Fluid Mechanics for Engineering  and/or Chemical Engineering
      1. Introduction to fluid mechanics - Fox and McDonalds
      2. Fluid mechanics: an intermediate approach - Sultanian
      3. Transport phenomena - Bird
      4. Fluid mechanics - White
      5. Fluid mechanics: fundamentals and applications - Çengel
    3. Mass and Heat Transfer
      1. Fundamentals of heat and mass transfer - Incropera - that's the book I use
      2. Heat and mass transfer: fundamentals and applications - Çengel
      3. Fundamentals of momentum, heat and mass transfer - Foster
    4. Reactive Process Engineering or Kinetics
      1. Chemical reaction engineering - Levenspiel
      2. Elements of chemical reaction engineering - Fogler
    5. Separation Process
      1. Unit operations of chemical engineering - McCabe
      2. Solid-liquid separation - Svarovsky
      3. Transport phenomena and unit operations: a combined approach - Griskey
      4. Separation process principles with applications using process simulators - Seader
      5. Separation process engineering: includes mass transfer analysis - Wankat

    Some of these books are the ones recommended by my university and books that I've used or will use in future courses. I find them to be extremely good, and also used by a lot of other universities throughout my country and abroad. I hope you can find them and learn the most out of each one. I wish you all the best on your learning journey!

    Also, if you have any doubts or any help you may need, don't hesitate to message or email me! I'll be more than glad to help.

    Best regards,

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    Bruno Neves
    People and Management Intern at Ambev
    Student Chapter President at AIChE UFRJ
    Latin America RL and Student Central Coordinator - AIChE ESC
    Chemical Engineering Undergraduate - UFRJ
    brunofra@eq.ufrj.br
    Rio De Janeiro - Brazil
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  • 3.  RE: BS in Chemical Engineering Syllabus :(

    Posted 07-27-2020 17:02
    Edited by MOHAMMED TABOUK 07-27-2020 17:05
    Thank you so much Mr. Bruno Neves, that was helpful. The good news is that some of these books are available to me. However, that bad news is I think as an undergraduate student I am not required to cover every subject in these books, thus, I am asking for the syllabus for those courses as well if it's possible.

    Best Wishes,
    MOHD TB

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    MOHAMMED TABOUK
    Salalah
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  • 4.  RE: BS in Chemical Engineering Syllabus :(

    Posted 07-28-2020 19:37
    Hi Mohammed. I hope you're doing great.

    The syllabus for each course depends on each univeristy. So, let's say, you want to study the same topics as Stanford's chemical engineering undergraduates or Caltech's study, you should go to their website and check. As an example, I got both cases for you:

    If you want to search for other universities, you just have to google them. You can compare topics between universities etc.

    I hope this helps you and I wish you all the best.

    Best regards,

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    Bruno Neves
    People and Management Intern at Ambev
    Student Chapter President at AIChE UFRJ
    Latin America RL and Student Central Coordinator - AIChE ESC
    Chemical Engineering Undergraduate - UFRJ
    brunofra@eq.ufrj.br
    Rio De Janeiro - Brazil
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  • 5.  RE: BS in Chemical Engineering Syllabus :(

    Posted 07-28-2020 19:42
    Thank you very much. That was so helpful and informative. You are indeed a treasure for AIChE.

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    MOHAMMED TABOUK
    Salalah
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  • 6.  RE: BS in Chemical Engineering Syllabus :(

    Posted 08-01-2020 06:39
    Edited by MOHAMMED TABOUK 08-01-2020 06:40
    Hello @Bruno Neves,

    Is there any other courses (that I didn't mention) you see as an important in Chemical Engineering undergraduate level? If yes please provide me with name of the courses and the textbook name as well :)

    Thanks in advance


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  • 7.  RE: BS in Chemical Engineering Syllabus :(

    Posted 08-03-2020 13:50
    Hello Mohammed! How are you? I hope you're great.

    I think that for chemical engineering, the courses you mentioned are the main ones. Besides that, I personnally believe it's really important to have a strong foundation in calculus, so I'd recommend you study it as well. Things like derivatives (single and multivariable ones) and properties of integrals.

    For that, there are a bunch of books you can study, that's really up to you. You can:
    • Go through Khan academy Calculus course: click here
    • Study through the well known Stewart's calculus book: see it here.
    • Study using Apostol's Calculus book. Check it out here. This one is really hard, only if you want to go deeper in the subject.
    I think these are great recommendations for you to begin. Remember that you must read the theory, as well as practice it. Otherwise, you may never really learn the subject. This is an extremely important subject you must master.

    I hope it helps you on you journey and I wish you all the best!

    Best regards,

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    Bruno Neves
    People and Management Intern at Ambev
    Student Chapter President at AIChE UFRJ
    Latin America RL and Student Central Coordinator - AIChE ESC
    Chemical Engineering Undergraduate - UFRJ
    brunofra@eq.ufrj.br
    Rio De Janeiro - Brazil
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  • 8.  RE: BS in Chemical Engineering Syllabus :(

    Posted 08-04-2020 00:07
    Edited by MOHAMMED TABOUK 08-04-2020 13:37
    That was great to emphasize, but I already knew them.

    Kindly take a look at the attached image and give me your advice which courses out of those 3 courses you recommend taking as a prerequisite or corequisites. Or can I take them all together in the next semester?


    Thank you for your continuous guidance.


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  • 9.  RE: BS in Chemical Engineering Syllabus :(

    Posted 08-04-2020 10:35
    Hello Mohammed!

    That's up to you and you must check the prerequisites/corequisites in your own university. Mine won't be the same for you, as well as someone from UCLA. I hope it's clear for you now.

    I wish you the best!

    Best regards,

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    Bruno Neves
    People and Management Intern at Ambev
    Student Chapter President at AIChE UFRJ
    Latin America RL and Student Central Coordinator - AIChE ESC
    Chemical Engineering Undergraduate - UFRJ
    brunofra@eq.ufrj.br
    Rio De Janeiro - Brazil
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