Course Details & Timetable

Timetable

CHE Fall and Winter course registration begins Tuesday, August 2, 2016.
Fall 2016 graduate courses start the week of September 12, 2016 unless otherwise stated.
Winter 2017 graduate courses start the week of January 9, 2017 unless otherwise stated.

Summer 2017 course registration will be announced once the date has been finalized.

Fundamental Courses

(All Fundamental courses listed below are technical courses)

Code and Name

Instructor

Summer
2017
(varies)

Fall
2016
(Sep-Dec)

Winter
2017
(Jan-Apr)

CHE1100H – Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering M. V. Sefton T
9:00AM – 11AM
Location:  HA401
TH
10:00AM – 11:00AM
Location:  BA2155
CHE1107H – Applied Mathematics R. R. Farnood TH
9:00AM – 12:00PM
Location: GB119
CHE1141H – Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering
(co-taught with CHE412H1)
C. Chin M, TH, W
11:00AM – 12:00PM
RS310
CHE1142H – Applied Chemical Thermodynamics E. Acosta
CHE1143H – Transport Phenomena A. Ramchandran M
1:00PM – 2:30PM
Location:  WB258
T
4:00PM – 5:30PM
Location:  WB258
Tutorials
F
12:00PM – 1:00PM
ES4000
CHE1310H – Chemical Properties of Polymers T. P. Bender
JTC1134H – Applied Surface and Interface Science E. Acosta &
C. A. Mims
JTC1135H – Applied Surface and Interface Analysis C. A. Mims T
3:00PM-4:00PM
Location: BA2155
TH
2:00PM-4:00PM
Location:  MS4279

 

Specialized Technical Courses

Code and Name

Instructor

Summer 2017
(varies)

Fall
2016
(Sep-Dec)

Winter
2017
(Jan-Apr)

CHE1053H – Electrochemistry R. Newman M
1:00PM – 4:00PM
Location:  WB258
CHE1118H – Industrial Catalysis
CHE1123H – Liquid Biofuels B. A. Saville M
3:00PM – 4:00PM
Location:  BA1200
W
2:00PM – 4:00PM
Location:  WB258
CHE1125H – Modelling and Optimization of Chemical/Biomedical Networks R. Mahadevan T
1:00PM – 4:00PM
Location: HA409
CHE1134H – Advances in Bioengineering
CHE1146H – Applied Transport Phenomena
CHE1147H – Data Mining in Engineering S. Sayad W
5:00PM – 8:00PM
Location: MC252
CHE1150H – Industrial Water Technology W. Hargrave Offered
Schedule:  TBA
CHE1213H – Corrosion R. Newman
CHE1435H – Aerosol Physics and Chemistry A. Chan T
9:00AM – 11:00AM
Location: RS208
TH
3:00PM – 4:00PM
Location:  BA2165
CHE1533 – Nuclear Chemical Engineering
JCC1313H – Environmental Microbiology E. Master F
2:00PM – 5:00PM
Location:  GB221
Classes on Feb 17 and April 7, 2017
Location:  BA1220
JCI1503H – Advanced Topics in Computing and Information Systems
JCB1349H – Molecular Assemblies Yip IBBME
JNC2503H- Environmental Pathways
(co-taught with CHE460H1)
C. Q. Jia F
1:00PM – 2:00PM
T
12:00PM – 2:00PM
GB303

JCR1000Y – An Interdisciplinary Approach to Addressing Global Challenges (A full course covering two sessions – September to April)
Y-L. Cheng F
8:00AM – 12:00PM
Location: RT142
 F
8:00AM – 12:00PM
Location: RT147

 

Specialized Non-Technical Courses

Specialized non-technical courses (a.k.a. APS-courses) are administrated by the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. Visit ELITE Certicate website for the course timetable and descriptions.

MEng Courses

(all MEng courses listed below are technical courses)

Code and Name

Instructor

Summer
2017
(varies)

Fall
2016
(Sep-Dec)

Winter
2017
(Jan-Apr)

CHE1430H – Hydrometallurgy, Theory & Practise E. Krause
CHE1431H – Environmental Auditing R. Sinukoff TH
5:00Pm – 8:00Pm
Location:  MS3278
CHE1432H – Technical Aspects of Environmental Regulations S. Capstick
W. Maccoll
F
1:00PM – 4:00PM
Location: GB303
CHE1433H – Air Dispersion Modelling G. Crooks
CHE1434H – Six Sigma for Chemical Processes G. Liebermann Offered

Schedule:  TBA

 

500-Level Courses

500-level courses are administered by the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. Visit the Faculty website for the course descriptions and timetable.

Seminar Courses

Code and Name

Instructor

Summer
2017
(varies)

Fall
2016
(Sep-Dec)

Winter
2017
(Jan-Apr)

CHE2011H – Graduate Student Seminars – Replaced by CHE1102H  

 

CHE1102H – Research Methods and Project Execution  A. McGuigan/
L. Wilkinson
LEC0101
M
12:00PM-1:00PM
T
2:00PM-3:00PM
Location:  GB304
TH
4:00PM-5:00PM
Location:  BA3008LEC0102
M
12:00PM-1:00PM
T
2:00PM-3:00PM
Location:  GB405
TH
4:00PM-5:00PM
Location:  BA3116
CHE300xH -Leading Edge Seminar Series in Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
Fall 2016 – CHE3004H
Winter 2017 – CHE3005H
 C. Q. Jia  W
12:00PM – 1:00PM
 W
12:00PM – 1:00PM
CHE2222H – Safety Training Workshop B. A. Saville Contact
Olga Egorova
(Main Office – WB217) for details
Contact
Olga Egorova
(Main Office – WB217) for details
Contact
Olga Egorova
(Main Office – WB217) for details
JDE1000H Ethics in Research TBA not offered  TBA

Course Details announced during the session

 TBA

Course Details announced during the session

Engineering Education Seminars G. J. Evans

 

Writing Courses

Code and Name

Instructor

Summer
2016
(varies)

Fall
2016
(Sep-Dec)

Winter
2017
(Jan-Apr)

Scientific Writing Courses D. Repka

 

Course Descriptions

Fundamental Courses

CHE1100H – Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering
This course is intended for graduate students who don’t have an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering. A high level introduction to the underlying principles of chemical engineering for students who do not have a chemical engineering undergraduate education. Principles will be illustrated through both research examples and classical chemical engineering situations.
**Students with an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering are excluded from this course**

CHE1107H – Applied Mathematics
Review of basic modelling leading to algebraic and ordinary differential equations. Models leading to partial differential equations. Vector analysis. Transport equations. Solution of equations by: Separation of variables, Laplace Transformation, Green’s Functions, Method of Characteristics, Similarity Trans­formation, others time permitting. Practical illustrations and exercises applied to fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, reactor engineering, environmental problems and biomedical systems. Lecture notes provided.

CHE1141H – Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering (co-taught with CHE412)
This second-level course in reactor design and analysis focuses upon the following topics: multiphase kinetics and catalysis; simultaneous diffusion and reaction, including an analysis using effectiveness factors and Thiele modulus; analysis of models of complex flow and mixing in reactors; reactor modelling; reactor performance and stability of operation for simple and complex kinetic schemes; design considerations for heterogeneous reactors; industrial and research applications of chemical reactors.

CHE1142H – Applied Chemical Thermodynamics
This course has the objective of reviewing the basic concepts of thermodynamics with specific applications to processes involving phase equilibrium or equilibrium in chemical reactions. The course is divided in three parts. In the first part we will review the laws of thermodynamics, and the thermodynamic properties and phase behavior of pure substances. In the second part we will review the thermodynamic properties in mixtures and multiphase equilibria in non-reactive systems. In the last part of the course we will review the energy balance and equilibrium in chemical reactions. The evaluation will consist of a midterm at the end of the review section, and a final exam that will evaluate the last two parts of the course. This course also involves a term project where the student uses some of these concepts in a specific example related to his/her thesis project.

CHE1143H – Transport Phenomena
Momentum, heat and mass transfer. General balances: continuity, species continuity, energy, and linear momentum equations. Rate expressions: Newton’s law of viscosity, Fourier’s law of conduction, and Fick’s law of diffusion. Applications to multi-dimensional problems, convective transport, transport in turbulent flow, interphase transport, boundary layer theory. Discussion of transport analogies.

CHE1310H – Chemical Properties of Polymers
Kinetics of polymerization and the conformation properties of the isolated random-coiling macromolecule. [Mechanism of chain propagation and step growth polymerizations using radical and ionic techniques.] The statistical thermodynamics of polymer solutions, derived (following Flory) for the dilute and for the concentrated solution. Applications to osmotic phenomena deduced from light scattering of polymer solutions. Extension of thermodynamic analysis to the theory of the intrinsic viscosity of polymer solution. Particular emphasis on the characterization of polymers. Introduction to the theories of de Gennes.  Pre-requisite:  CHE562H1:  Applied Chemistry IV – Applied Polymer Chemistry, Science and Engineering (or equivalent).

JTC1134H – Applied Surface and Interface Science
This course covers basic surface physical chemistry relevant to applied science and engineering materials. Among the topics covered are: Surface structures of both crystalline and non-crystalline materials – relaxation, surface electronic structure – work function, band structure, interfacial phenomena, surface thermodynamics, the Gibbs construct, double layer theory, micellular structure, surface kinetics, catalysis, adsorption, adhesion and wetting. This is a companion course to JTC1135, APPLIED SURFACE ANALYSIS which covers analytical techniques for the study of surfaces and interfaces.

JTC1135H – Applied Surface and Interface Analysis
There is no single or simple analytical technique for the study of surfaces and interfaces. Multiple techniques are available, each limited in what it can reveal. A knowledge of most current analytical techniques, their strengths and limitations, is the main material delivered in this course. The fundamentals of the techniques will be presented sufficient to understand the techniques; the material will be presented in the context of relevant technological problems, including individual projects. The fundamentals of surface and interface chemistry is covered extensively in a separate companion course (JTC1134 Applied Surface and Interface Science – taught in alternate winter terms). No prerequisite knowledge of surface chemistry fundamentals is assumed.

Specialized Technical

CHE1053H – Electrochemistry
This course provides a working knowledge of modern electrochemistry. The topics dealt with include, the physical chemistry of electrolyte solutions, ion transport in solution, ionic conductivity,
electrode equilibrium, reference electrodes, electrode kinetics, heat effects in electrochemical cells, electrochemical energy conversion (fuel cells and batteries), and industrial electrochemical processes. Numerous problems are provided to clarify the concepts.

CHE1118H – Industrial Catalysis
The course covers adsorption, the nature of the catalyst surface, kinetics of catalytic reactions, catalyst selection and preparation, deactivation and poisoning, and specific catalytic reactions. The types of reactions and the examples considered will depend to some extent on the particular interests of those selecting the course but will include, in any case, nitrogen fixation, Cl chemistry, catalysis in petroleum refining (cracking, reforming, alkylation, hydrorefining, etc.), and catalysis by transition metal complexes.

CHE1123H – Liquid Biofuels
An introduction and overview of bioenergy production technologies, including: first generation biochemical technologies to produce biofuels (e.g, from sugarcane, starch, and oilseeds). The course will then describe second generation technologies to produce biofuels (e.g., from lignocellulosics) followed by advanced technologies as well as the so-called “drop-in fuels.” It will include the theory and process aspects of hydrogenation-derived renewable diesel. An overview of fuel properties will also be given. Finally the course will conclude with environmental impacts – benefits and issues, economic aspects as well as infrastructure requirements and trade-offs.

CHE1125H – Modelling and Optimization of Chemical/Biomedical Networks
Components of biological networks, their biochemical properties and function along with the technology used for obtaining component lists will be emphasized. Top-down and bottom-up approach to modeling and reconstruction of chemical reaction networks along with biochemical networks, such as metabolic networks, regulatory networks and signaling networks from data will be presented. Mathematical models of reconstructed reaction networks, and simulation of their emergent properties will be studied. The course will also cover classical kinetic theory, network simulation methods and constraints-based models of biochemical networks. Multi-scale modeling methods that integrate multiple cellular processes at different time and length scales will be emphasized. Existing biological models will be described and computations performed. Iterative methods for discovering novel biological function through comparison of model predictions and experimental data will be discussed in the context of Systems Biology and Bioengineering. PREREQ: Engineering Biology, Calculus, Differential Equations

CHE1134H – Advances in Bioengineering
This course, designed for graduate students whose research is at the interface of Engineering and Biology, will explore recent advances in the areas of bioprocess engineering, environmental microbiology and biotechnology, biomedical engineering, bioinformatics and other related topics. Each week, students will be required to prepare a critical review of assigned high impact journal articles. Discussion of the scientific, technological, environmental, economic, legal, and ethical impacts of the research will follow.

CHE1146H – Applied Transport Phenomena
This course covers certain topics in fluid mechanics and heat/mass transfer which are important in the design and operation of energy systems but not covered in CHE-1143H Transport Phenomena, such as turbulence, non-Newtonian flow, surface and interfacial phenomena, radiation, melting and freezing, boiling and condensation, as well as basic numerical methods to solve transport equations.

CHE1147H – Data Mining in Engineering
An exceptional ability to deal with data is the defining characteristic of an engineer. Data Mining is the branch of Informatics that refers to a wide variety of methods used to obtain information from data. It employs statistics where possible but dares to tackle problems beyond the capabilities of statistics. Data containing experimental error, qualitative as well as quantitative data and large quantities of data are all subjects suited to Data Mining methods. These methods have traditionally been used in non-engineering fields. However, there is now an acute need to apply them in engineering. Students will use commercially available software applied to engineering data of interest to them. Data can originate from research projects, from the Internet or even from computer simulations. 70% of the course mark is assignments and presentations. 30% is the final exam. An undergraduate course in statistics is a prerequisite.

CHE1150H – Industrial Water Technology
This is a basic course on technologies used for Produced Water in the resource sector. The course will cover theory and practice of membranes (UF, NF, RO), ion exchange, lime softening, demineralization, and filtration as applied in this sector. The lecture material delivered by professionals in the field will be supplemented by a hands-on project operating a triple membrane water treatment system.

CHE1213H – Corrosion
The following topics amongst others, are treated: the various types and forms of corrosion, electrochemical theories of corrosion, corrosion testing methods, corrosion behaviour of iron, steel, and other common engineering metals, corrosion of steel and aluminum in reinforced concrete, passivity, atmospheric corrosion, underground corrosion, seawater corrosion, effects of stress, corrosion in the chemical process industries, the use of Pourbaix diagrams and methods of corrosion protection and control (selection of materials, coatings, corrosion inhibitors, cathodic protection, anodic protection). A number of problems (with worked solutions) are provided to clarify the concepts.

CHE1435H – Aerosol Physics and Chemistry
This course is concerned with physical and chemical properties of aerosols and their impacts on earth’s climate, air quality and human health. This course will cover the fundamentals of aerosol physics and chemistry, and relate these principles to the overall impacts. The first section will cover single particle processes (particle drag, gravitational settling, diffusion) and evolution of an aerosol population (new particle formation, condensation and coagulation, deposition and cloud droplet formation). In the second section, the various components in atmospheric aerosol will be discussed in detail, including kinetics and thermodynamics of organic and inorganic compounds. Applications to industrial processes, such as drug delivery and chemical manufacturing, will also be explored. This course is critical to those students pursuing careers in atmospheric science and air pollution control, who will need to measure, model and control airborne particles.

CHE1533H – Nuclear Chemical Engineering

JCC1313H – Environmental Microbiology
The objective of this course is to develop fundamental aspects of microbiology and biochemistry as they relate to energetics and kinetics of microbial growth, environmental pollution and water quality, bioconversions, biogeochemical cycles, bioenergy and other bioproducts.

JCI1503H – Advanced Topics in Computing and Information Systems
This course deals with timely topics in Information Technology (IT) practices and real life situations and cases of industrial use of Information Technology; computer security, disaster planning and recovery; capacity planning; strategic use of IT as a competitive weapon; end user computing and its implications to the corporation; automated programming methods, CASE, OOPs, etc.; customer service; data communications network opportunities; electronic data interchange; computer crime and viruses, and many others. Prerequisite MIE 1502H.

JCB1349H – Molecular Assemblies
This course will focus on the mechanisms associated with the assembly of molecular and biomolecular systems, including colloids, small molecule organic crystals, and protein complexes. The goal of the course is to foster an understanding of the subtle interactions that influence the process of assembly, which has wide ranging implications in fields ranging from materials science to structural biology. Examples will be drawn from the current literature encompassing studies of self-assembly in solution, at surfaces, and into the solid state. Supplementary reading and a term project targeting some aspect of molecular assembly will be assigned.

JNC2503H- Environmental Pathways
The objective of this course is to convey an appreciation of the sources, behaviour, fate and effects of selected toxic compounds which may be present in the environment. Emphasis is on organic compounds, including hydrocarbons, halogenated hydrocarbons and pesticides. The approach will be to examine, for each compound, physical and chemical properties, sources, uses, mechanisms of release into the environment, major environmental pathways and fates (including atmospheric dispersion and deposition), movement in aquatic systems (including volatilization, incorporation into sediments, biodegradation, photolysis, sorption), movement in soils, and bioconcentration. Toxicology and analytical methodology will be described very briefly. Each student will undertake a detailed individual study of a specific toxic compound.

JCR1000Y – An Interdisciplinary Approach to Addressing Global Challenges
[A full (Y) course covering two sessions – September to April]
In order to create sustainable solutions to the world’s most important challenges, global development professionals must reach beyond the traditional boundaries of their field of expertise combining scientific/technological, business, and social ideas in an approach known as integrated innovation.   In this project-based course, students from multiple disciplines (engineering, management, health and social sciences) will work together – using participatory methods with an international partner – to address a locally relevant challenge.  Students will be expected to communicate with and understand team members from other disciplines, integrate their knowledge and experience of global issues in order to: (a) identify and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of existing technical approaches to addressing the challenge, (b) analyze the characteristics of existing social frameworks (ethical, cultural, business, political) (c) identify gaps and needs (d) propose an appropriate integrated solution approach that incorporates an analysis of the challenge through these disparate lenses. The final deliverables for addressing the challenge at the end of the school year will include:  a prototype of the end product, a business plan, a policy analysis, and analysis of impact on global health.

CHE1430H – Hydrometallurgy, Theory & Practise
The course focus in on metals recovery from mineral recourses by hydrometallurgical technology. Ore formation, geology and mineralogy is reviewed. Mining techniques are also briefly reviewed and generic hydrometallurgy flowsheets are discussed. Mineral upgrading methods are discussed followed by leaching fundamentals (chemistry-thermodynamics-kinetrics), including bioleaching technology, and equipment. Solid-liquid separation and solution purification techniques such as by chemical precipitation, ion exchange and solvent extraction are also discussed. Examples from pure metal recovery and effluent treatment; residue disposal technologies for environmental compliance are presented. Finally, process development, plant design, plant control strategies, Economic, Social and Environmental Considerations, followed by several industrial examples is offered.

CHE1431H – Environmental Auditing
The goals of the course will be to: (a) understand fundamental concepts and principles of environmental auditing; (b) understand relevant federal and provincial environmental legislation; (c) understand environmental management system and similar standards; (d) improve audit skills and knowledge of principles; (e) understand the Environmental Management System (EMS) auditing and certification/registration process. The course will be structured to provide sufficient background in the concepts of environmental management, due diligence, environmental protection, and the process of auditing these topics for verification purposes. The course material will be presented in a combination of lecture and workshop formats.

CHE1432H – Technical Aspects of Environmental Regulations
Environmental regulations are based on the existence and/or likely occurrence of adverse effects. This course will examine the legal definitions of adverse effects and present possible scientific methods that can be used to establish the presence/absence of adverse effects. The specific regulations for Air, Waste, Contaminated Sites, and Water will then be examined to establish scientific methodologies that can be applied to show compliance with the letter and intent of the regulations. Particular emphases will be placed on the existence of variable scientific interpretations of the key general statements in the respective regulations.

CHE1433H – Air Dispersion Modelling
The goal of the course will be to provide the students with an understanding of the fundamental principles of air quality modelling, the use of screening and advanced air dispersion models, as well as the limitations of these tools in actual practice. The course will also address other relevant air quality related subjects such as ambient monitoring and dispersion model verification. The course will be structured to provide sufficient background in dispersion modelling theory to allow the users to make informed decisions on model inputs, modelling methodologies and approximations. The course will feature both theory sessions as well as hands on training in the use of dispersion models (US EPA SCREEN 3 and AERMOD models) and data processing.

CHE1434H- Six Sigma for Chemical Processes
Six Sigma is a proven process improvement methodology currently being employed across nearly every type of business and industry including numerous Chemical Process Industry companies. Design for Six Sigma (DfSS) has been developed more recently with the goal to apply the Six Sigma principles to the design of new products and processes. This course will also provide a working know-how of the Six Sigma problem solving and process improvement protocol (DMAIC). It is based on the lecturer’s own experience as a double Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma and Design for Lean Six Sigma at Xerox Research Centre of Canada. This course will include examples and case studies in order to show the students the practical value of Six Sigma in the chemical and related industries. The students will use themselves Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma process and statistical tools to solve problems and explore designing new chemical process in workshops that will be part of each class.

Seminar Courses

CHE1102H Research Methods and Project Execution
This course provides core graduate training in critical research, argumentation, implementation, and communication skills. Through facilitated activity-based tutorials students will develop their research and project management skills, acquiring strategies to identify and articulate a research hypothesis, set research goals and plan their approach (including quantification of results and validation of quantitative metrics), and share research findings effectively via oral, written and graphical communication. Students will develop these skills while learning how to position themselves and their research for employment purposes.

CHE2011H – Graduate Student Seminar
This course will provide training and opportunities to practice effective oral communication of scientific results and impacts.  Students will also practice active audience participation through formulating thought provoking questions, engagement in research discussions, and moderating question-answer sessions that follow student presentations.

CHE300xH – Seminars in Chemical Engineering
This course exposes graduate students to the latest developments in a wide range of topics in Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry. Students are provided with a breadth of understanding of the current trends in the many fields which fall under the umbrella of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, through seminars given by internationally renowned experts through the Department’s Lectures at the Leading Edge series. This course is mandatory for all M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. students and is to be taken annually.

CHE2222H – Safety Workshop
A mandatory workshop that must be taken by all MASc and PhD students and MEng students completing a project.  Course to be successfully completed prior to entering the lab.

JDE1000H Ethics in Research
This seminar is mandatory for all MASc and PhD students, and covers information pertaining to ethics in research, such as (but not limited to) intellectual property, ethical conduct in all aspects of research, data handling, confidentiality, referencing.

Engineering Education Seminars
Weekly seminars, workshops, and discussion are used to introduce MASc and PhD students to theoretical foundations, methods, techniques and topics related to engineering education. Facilitated by faculty, guest speakers, and students, these fifty minute seminars often highlight current research studies at the University of Toronto. Students in the Engineering Education Collaborative program participate in the course every year, and take on an increasing role in its delivery as they move through their programs. Students thereby have an opportunity to receive feedback on their research proposals and progress.