EGR
235 Syllabus
Division: Arts and
Sciences February
2014
Curricula in Which the Course is Taught: Science,
Engineering, Liberal Arts
Course Number and Title: EGR 235 Material and Energy Balances
Credit
Hours:
3 Hours/Wk Lecture: 3 Hours/Wk Lab: 0 Lec/Lab Comb: 3
I. Catalog
Description:
Covers fundamental chemical engineering topics
including engineering problem solving, stoichiometric and composition
relationships, material balances, energy balances, chemical operations and processes,
reactive and nonreactive systems (batch, continuous, singlephase and
multiphase). Introduces
thermodynamics and physical chemistry.
II.
Relationship of the Course to Curricula Objectives in which
course is taught:
This is a transfer level engineering course that covers the fundamental
principles of chemical processes and introduces students to the profession of
chemical engineering.
III.
Required Background:
MTH 273 (Calculus I), CHM 111(College Chemistry I) and EGR 120 (Introduction to
Engineering) or equivalents
IV.
Course Content:
1. Introduction to chemical engineering
a. Introduction to engineering calculations
b. Processes and process variables
2. Material balances
a. General balance equations; flowcharts; material balance calculation
strategies; systems involving multiple units; recycle and bypass; reactive
systems.
b. Properties of singlephase and multiphase systems; equations of state;
phase equilibrium; phase diagrams.
3. Energy balances
a. The first law of thermodynamics; kinetic and potential energy; energy
balances on closed and open systems; energy balance calculation strategies.
b. Energy balances for nonreactive and reactive systems.
V. Learner
Outcomes: 
VI. Evaluation: 

Students will be able to 
Students will be evaluated based
upon their performance in the classroom discussions, homework, tests, quizzes
and other assignments as deemed necessary by the faculty. 


A.
Apply mathematics and
chemistry knowledge to real engineering calculations and problem solving; 


B.
Understand,
formulate and solve material balance and energy balance problems; 


C.
Gain
understanding of real Chemical Engineering industry and operations; 


D.
Apply
engineering design, analysis and problem solving skills; 


E.
Prepare for subsequent
Chemical Engineering study and future careers. 

VII.
This course supports the following objectives:
DCC Educational
Objectives:
Critical Thinking
Quantitative Reasoning
Scientific Reasoning