CHEG 2960, Spring 2018
Syllabus (Tentative)

Course Description (catalog):  Fundamentals of chemical engineering dealing with behavior of gases, thermophysical properties of solids, liquids and gases, thermochemistry and associated problem solving. Emphasis is on material and energy balances. The laboratory session will be used as a problem solving workshop.

Prerequisites:   CHEM 1100, MATH 1230, CHEG 1810, PHYS 2050 (can be taken concurrently)    
Credits: 4  (3-1)

Prerequisite knowledge by topic:

1.         Understanding of chemistry stoichiometry
2.         Force balances on mechanical systems
3.         Calculus through integration
4.         Integral calculus


Dr. Peter E. Parker, Professor Emeritus
Office:   244 floyd Hall
Phone: 269-276-3157
Office hours: Friday, 2:30-3:30;  Others to be determined

Teaching Assistant:

Cody Fridley  
Office Hours:    To be determined

In order to most effectively use office hours, if you have questions about homework problems or text examples, it is best to try to work through problems on your own and bring your work with you to office hours.  Unless you have attempted to solve the problem on your own, you will not effectively learn the material.

Lecture:           MWF   10:30 – 11:20 AM       D115 Floyd Hall
                        T   1:30 – 3:10 PM (lab)          D212 Floyd Hall
                        T   3:30 – 5:10 PM (Lab)        D 212 Floyd Hall

Course Objectives:

Learning outcomes:

This course provides significant support for ChE program Outcomes a, b, d, and e, and ABET Criterion 3 categories a, e, g, and k; and is assessed for criteria 3a and 3e using Performance Indicators 12 and 11
ABET category content as estimated by faculty member who prepared this course description:
            Engineering Science:               3.5 credits or 87%
            Engineering Design:                0.5 credits or 13%

Required Text:

R.M. Felder, R.W. Rousseau, and L.G. Bullard, Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes, 4th ed.   John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2016). Earlier editions are acceptable but you are responsible for any differences in problem numbering or content.  A hard copy of the text is strongly recommended and will be the only one permitted on exams.

University email:

Your university email addresses will be used as communication for updates and assignments in this class.  It is your responsibility to regularly check this email address.  Also, use this address in order to contact the professor or teaching assistants.  Email from your other email accounts or those with no "subject" may be treated as ‘SPAM’.

Tentative Evaluation breakdown:
                        Homework                                          10%
                        Short unannounced quizzes                  10%
                        Exam 1            (~2/6/17)                    15%
                        Exam 2            (~3/13/17)                  20%
                        Exam 3            (~4/10/17)                  20%
                        Final Exam( 4/25/18 @ 8:00 AM)    25%

At least a week's notice will be given before each exam date.

Quizzes:  Quizzes will be given as decided by professor. 

Scheduling conflicts: 

Attendance at lectures and completion of homework is necessary in order to learn the material.  If you cannot attend class or an examination, please let me know well in advance.  Especially if you are in the ROTC or are an athlete, please let me know your drill schedule or conflicts in advance.  Also please let me know in advance of other scheduling conflicts such as medical or family issues in advance.


Homework will be assigned every week and will be collected at the beginning of class, usually on Fridays.  Homework is to be turned in at the beginning of the lecture period on the due date.  Homework will be graded and contribute to the final grade.   Late homework or will not be accepted unless there are extreme circumstances, at the discretion of the professor.  Cheating is strictly prohibited, as outlined in the University policy.  Please turn in your own original work.  As this is a problem solving class, it is expected that you will work in groups to solve homework, but if you simply copy down homework from a classmate, both of you are guilty of cheating.  Copying solutions from solutions manuals or other sources is also cheating. See ‘Homework Guidelines’.

Examinations and Quizzes:

Exams will be based on the materials covered in class and the readings.  Homework is essential in learning the material and preparing for the exams. Exams will be given during the lab period on Tuesdays.  Quizzes will be short and unannounced, given during class time.  Exams and quizzes are open book (only Felder, Rousseau & Bullard, the required textbook[or earlier editions of this text]) and closed notes.  You may only use a calculator and the required textbook in the exam.  Please bring pens, pencils, your calculator, and your textbook to each exam.  You are not allowed to share calculators, books, or pens/pencils with classmates during exams and quizzes. Baseball caps and other attire that covers your eyes is not allowed during exams and quizzes.  You are not allowed to use any other electronic devices during the exam.  Cheating is strictly prohibited, as outlined in the University policy.  See ‘Guidelines for Examinations and Quizzes’.

Grading Scale (tentative; grades may be higher according to professor’s discretion)

            A ≥ 93%                        93> AB≥ 87%               87> B≥ 83%                  83> BC ≥77%
            77 >C ≥70%                  70 >CD ≥67%               67 >D ≥60%                 E<60%

Academic Integrity:

You are responsible for making yourself aware of and understanding the policies and procedures in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs that pertain to Academic Honesty. These policies include cheating, fabrication, falsification and forgery, multiple submission, plagiarism, complicity and computer misuse. [The policies can be found at under Academic Policies, Student Rights and Responsibilities.] If there is reason to believe you have been involved in academic dishonesty, you will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct. You will be given the opportunity to review the charge(s). If you believe you are not responsible, you will have the opportunity for a hearing. You should consult with your instructor if you are uncertain about an issue of academic honesty prior to the submission of an assignment or test.
Homework Guidelines:

Guidelines for Examinations and Quizzes




Please fill out and turn in the prerequisite form before leaving lab section on Tuesday, January 9th.

Prerequisite Information Form