Course Descriptions

Core Courses

Introductıon To Chemical And Bioprocess Engineering (CHBE102)


Goals The course aims to introduce the profession of chemical engineering and to provide students with knowledge and abilities to carry out fundamental engineering calculations, to express and calculate process variables related to chemical processes and to perform basic material balances. Content Profession of chemical engineering. Chemical industry. Units and dimensions. Numerical calculation and estimation. Dimensional homogeneity. Definition of a […]

Organic Chemistry (CHBE203)


Goals The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge of organic chemistry, understanding of the structure, properties and reactions of organic compounds, abilities to perform organic syntheses experiments and test the properties of organic compounds experimentally. Content Introduction to organic chemistry for chemical engineers. Definition of isomerism, resonance, functional groups and chemical properties. Reactions of alkanes, alkenes, […]

Bioorganic Chemistry (CHBE204)


Goals The aim of this course is to provide students with a knowledge of  the chemicals of life (carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids etc.): their structures, characteristics, chemical  reactions and functions in the body and an ability for their qualitative and quantitative analysis. Content Chemicals of life, carbohydrates, classification, properties and chemical reactions; lipids, general characteristics, fatty acids, […]

Physical Chemistry (CHBE211)


Goals The aim of this course is to teach the students fundamentals of physical chemistry and provide them with the ability to solve problems related to the fundametals of thermodynamics, phase behaviour and chemical equilibrium. Content Properties of gases, first, second and third law of thermodynamics, phase behaviour of pure substances and simple mixtures, chemical equilibrium

Physical Chemistry Laboratory (CHBE213)


Goals The aim of this course is to apply the fundamentals of physical chemistry to experiments to gain further understanding of physical chemistry. In the theoretical part of the course, chemical kinetics and reaction mechanisms are covered. Content Rates of chemical reactions, kinetics of chemica reactions, molecular reaction dynamics, Absorption of Light; Boiling Point Elevation; Conductivity of Strong and Weak […]

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (CHBE214)


Goals The aim of this course is to improve the ability of chemical engineering students for the application of thermodynamics to various chemical engineering systems which are both theoretical and applied in natüre, and stimulate and enhance the understanding of fundamental concepts in thermodynamics. Content Introductory definitions and concepts for thermodynamics use, First law of thermodynamics and related basics, volumetric […]

Material And Energy Balances (CHBE215)


Goals The course aims to provide students with knowledge and abilities to formulate and solve material and energy balances on chemical processes and to apply the engineering approach to solving process-related problems: breaking a problem down into its components, establishing the relations between known and unknown process variables, assembling the information needed to solve for the unknowns and putting the […]

CHBE I: Fluid Mechanics (CHBE232)


Goals The aim of this course is for students to learn  the properties of   fluids encountered in the analysis of fluid flow; and to gain the abilities to model fluid behavior using the fundamental conservation laws of  physics  and solve model equations with analytical and numerical techniques;  and  also, design  fluid flow systems. Content Properties of fluids, fluid statics and […]

Experimental CHBE I (CHBE301)


Goals The aim of this course is to use the fundamental principles of Chemical Engineering in laboratory scale experiments Content Principles of safety regulations, introduction to unit operations & unit processes, tools used in experimental analysis, series of laboratory & computational experiments on Fluid Mechanics, Reactor Types and physical/chemical processes

Experimental CHBE II (CHBE302)


Goals The aim of this course is the lab scale application of Chemical  Engineering Principles Content Following ChBE 301, more experiments on heat transfer, mass transfer,reactor types, reaction kinetics,a project proposal and presentation.

Computer Applications in CHBE (CHBE311)


Goals This course aims to help the students to gain the ability to solve the mathematical problems faced in chemical and bioprocess engineering as well as statistical analysis of the collected data. Content Root finding in linear and nonlinear equation sets, error analysis, statistical data analysis and curve fitting, numerical differentiation and integration, solution of initial value and boundary value […]

CHBE II: Heat Transfer (CHBE331)


Goals The aim of this course is to stimulate and enhance the understanding of fundamental concepts in heat transfer by chemical engineering students, and provide students with knowledge and abilities for the application of heat transfer to various engineering systems which are both theoretical and applied in nature. Content Introduction to heat transfer and its mechanisms: conduction, convection and radiation;  […]

CHBE III: Mass Transfer (CHBE333)


Goals The course aims to provide students with a fundamental understanding of mass transfer and separation processes and to provide knowledge and abilities to describe mass transfer using diffusion coefficients and using mass transfer coefficients, to calculate mass transfer flux, and to carry out basic design of mass transfer equipment commonly used in absorption and distillation. Content Molecular diffusion in […]

Separation Processes (CHBE354)


Goals The aim of this course is to introduce  the students with  the separation process methods not covered in the mass transfer course  together with the underlying theoretical and applied principles of separation processes as applied in the chemical engineering practice. Content Classification of the methods of separation processes with specific examples;  introduction of the factors affecting the selection of […]

Materials In Chemical And Biological Applications (CHBE361)


Goals The aim of this course is to provide students with a knowledge of the structure and characteristics of different types of materials and abilities for materials selection and design with special emphasis in chemical and biological applications and economic, environmental, and societal issues in materials science and engineering. Content Classification of materials and properties. Atomic structure and interatomic bonding, […]

Reactor Design (CHBE362)


Goals The aim of this course is to develop a fundamental understanding of reaction engineering and to enable students to identify, formulate, and solve complex chemical reaction engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. Content Kinetics of homogeneous reactions, analysis of simple and complex rate equations; correlation of rate data, global rates, isothermal […]

Mathematical Modeling in CHBE (CHBE386)


Goals The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge and abilities to model the chemical engineering problems, to develop related differential equations for deriving the design equations Content Mathematical models for chemical engineering processes will be developed by using the fundamental laws: conservation of mass, energy and momentum. The steady/unsteady-state lumped models will be constructed and solved. […]

Summer Practice (CHBE400)


The aim of this course is the presentation of the summer practice by the students

Experimental CHBE III (CHBE401)


Goals The aim of this course is the lab scale application of Chemical  Engineering Principles Content Following ChBE 302, more experiments on heat transfer, mass transfer,reactor types, Extraction,Adsorption,Biotechnology,a project proposal ,application and presentation.

Process Dynamics And Control (CHBE441)


Goals The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge and abilities to design process control block diagrams and analysis of the closed loop block diagrams. Content Introduction to the basic principles of process analysis, modeling and control techniques in chemical engineering, classification of transport phenomena models, subsystem analysis, numerical examples on tank systems, reaction kinetics, fluid flow […]

Chemical & Biochemical Process Design I (CHBE463)


Goals The aim of this course is to introduce students the industrial applications of chemical engineering principles, basically in process design and execution of process plant projects. Content Introduction to process plant projects and design; review of general characteristics of chemical processes; cost estimating for equipment & capital investment; process design heuristics; plot plan and layouts; introduction to project management […]

Chemical And Biochemical Process Design II (CHBE464)


Goals The aim of this course is to introduce students the industrial applications of chemical engineering principles, basically in process design Content Study of fundamental concepts in chemical plant design, organization of chemicals manufacturing plants and the economic considerations associated with the investment, feasibility and operation of such plants, mathematical model formulation of chemical and physical processes and design of […]

General Chemistry I (CHEM111)


Goals The aim of this course is to demostrate the properties and behaviour of the macroscopic world in terms of the structure and arrangement of the consistent molecules, and to build a foundation in chemical knowledge for solving problems in science and engineering. Content Quantum theory and electronic structure of atoms; Periodic relationship among elements; Chemical Bonding; Compounds; Mass relationships […]

General Chemistry II (CHEM112)


Goals The aim of this course is to build a foundation in chemical knowledge that allows the students to make qualitative and quantitative inquires into topics in chemistry, science and engineering; to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills; to familiarize students with chemical problems and to develop skills to identify and formulate complex problems; to inform the students about […]

General Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM113)


Goals The aim of this course is to place the abstract concepts encountered in lecture into an experimental context, to reinforce the theoretical background of the textbook and lecture, to introduce students to rigorous experimental methods, record keeping and report writing, to develop students’ skills in various laboratory techniques, and to teach students to conduct experiments and analyze and interpret […]

Elective Courses

Inorganic Technologies (CHBE351)


Goals A general knowledge of unit operations and unit processes concerning the technologies applied to inorganic industries. Content Industrial water treatment. Sulphuric acid manufacture. Chlor-Alkali Industry, chlorine, caustic soda and soda ash manufacture. Industrial gases. Fertilizers. Cement and silicate industries. Salt and miscellaneous sodium compounds. Pulp and Paper Industries. Outlook of Turkey inorganic technologies

Organic Technologies (CHBE352)


Goals A general knowledge of unit operations and unit processes concerning the technologies applied to organic industries. Content Carbonization of coal and coal chemicals. Petroleum Refining and products. Petrochemicals. Soap and detergents. Sugar industries. Oils, Fats and Waxes. Outlook of Turkey organic technologies.

Process Safety And Risk Analysis (CHBE357)


Goals The aim of this course is to provide students  with an understanding of the fundamentals of chemical process safety and the related technologies used in the industry. Content Understanding, mitigating, or eliminating the risks associated with handling chemicals. Various methods to determine exposure, radiation, and environment risk assessments. methods to control processes with flammable materials or potential runaway reactions.

Introduction to Biochemical Engineering (CHBE373)


Goals This course aims to help the students to gain an insight to fundamentals of biochemical engineering and biotechnology Content   Introduction to biochemical engineering, enzymes ,microbial growth and chemical kinetics,  application of chemical engineering principles to the design and operation of industrial microbial processes. Design and operation of fermentation processes, immobilized enzymes and cell reactors, biological waste water treatment […]

Elements Of Sustainable Chemical Engineering (CHBE378)


Goals The aim of this course is to help students  develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts of sustainability  and gain the ability to design and operate chemical processes which meet the  triple bottom line of environment, economics, and society. Content Sustainabiliy concepts. Green chemistry and process metrics. Role of chemical reaction engineering in sustainable development. Waste reduction in chemical […]

Chemistry And Engineering Of Polymers (CHBE381)


Goals The aim of this course is to provide students with a general knowledge of polymer chemistry, polymer processing, and uses of a variety of industrial polymers, their engineering properties and engineering applications Content Introduction to basic principles of polymer chemistry and engineering, the chemical structure and use of a variety of industrial polymers, polymerization mechanisms and kinetics, techniques for […]

Instrumental Methods Of Analysis (CHBE415)


Goals The aim of this course is teaching modern instrumentation techniques and meanwhile supplying the theoretical knowledge beyond these techniques, the application boundaries and rules, important points to be taken into account and expertise of the interpretation of the data. Content Application and theory of modern instrumentation techniques, principles of instrumental analysis, atomic spectroscopy, molecular spectroscopy, chromatographic separation and various […]

World Energy Resources and Energy Politics (CHBE431)


Goals The aim of this course is to provide students with a general knowledge of world energy resources, energy politics of principal actors, Turkey’s energy politics, and effect of geopolitics environment, energy security, the vital importance of energy in daily life and within the economy and politics of the Country. Content World energy resources and their geographical distribution,  supply and […]

Chemical And Bioprocesses (CHBE443)


Goals The aim of this course is to equip students  with the knowledge of  the current status of the chemical industry and future trends, with a detailed study of the chemical and bioprocesses used in different sub-sectors. Content A survey of various chemical and bioprocesses as pertinent to the conventional chemical and biochemical industry considering the developments expected in the […]

Statistical Quality Control For Chemical And Biological Industries (CHBE446)


Goals Teaching fundamental concepts of statistical quality control with chemical and biological applications. Interdisciplinary group projects (3 or 4 students/group) will be prepared to improve team work, computing, and statistical quality control system design skills. Content Fundamental principles of statistical quality control Instructors Prof. Dr. Mustafa Özilgen

Wastewater Treatment (CHBE451)


Goals This course aims to help the students to gain an insight to wastewater treatment methods Content Characterization of waste-waters, principles and applications of physical, chemical and biological processes for water and waste purification. Design of engineering treatment systems to meet water quality and effluent standards. Topics include aerobic-anaerobic process assessments; defining and ranking pollution prevention options; feasibility analyses including […]

Pollution Control and Prevention (CHBE452)


Goals This course aims to help the students to gain an insight to environmental  pollution and methods of prevention Content Pollution control, pollution prevention and control strategies with  focus on hazardous substances that are toxic, persistent, and bioaccumulate, insights into some of the major factors that may influence the control of pollution sources. Traditional, and new, chemical separations processes with […]

Heterogeneous Catalysis (CHBE456)


Goals The aim of this course is to provide students an understanding of the fundamentals of heterogeneous catalysis. Content Introduction to heterogeneous catalysis, Adsorption, Diffusion & Reaction on Porous Catalysts, Catalyst Preparation, Catalyst Characterization

Phase Equilibria (CHBE457)


Goals The aim of this course is to help students gain the ability of modeling the behavior of fluid mixtures at thermodynamic phase equilibrium and develop an understanding of the significance of phase equilibrium in chemical processes Content Solution thermodynamics, vapor-liquid and liquid-liquid equilibria, and chemical reaction equilibria in binary and multicomponent systems; estimation of related thermodynamic properties.

Process Optimization (CHBE458)


Goals This course aims to give seniors in chemical engineering an ability to formulate optimization problems of chemical processes, to analyze and solve these problems and to compare various optimization algorithms. Content Fundamentals of analytical optimization. One dimensional linear-search methods. Multi-dimensional unconstrained and constrained numerical optimization algorithms. Applications of linear programming, nonlinear programming, mixed integer linear/ nonlinear programming, and parameter […]

Surface Chemistry In Nanoscience (CHBE468)


Goals The aim of this course is to give the fundementals of colloid and surface chemistry and give the students the ability to apply this knowledge to nanotechnology. The course is supplemented with experiments to solidify the theoretical knowledge. Content Molecular interactions, self-assembly, Brownian motion, sedimentation; Surface Chemistry. Surface tension, capillary action, contact angle, methods of surface tension measurement; Surfactants, […]

Fundamentals of Bioreactor Engineering (CHBE475)


Goals This course aims to help the students to gain knowledge about bioreactors and their applications in addition to the ability of basic bioreactor design. Content Enzymatic reactors; mechanisms and kinetics; immobilized systems: continuous and batch reactor types such as fixed, expanded, fluidized bed reactors, trickling filters, tubular reactors; microbial changes: classes and uses of microorganisms; bioreactors for funghi, bacteria, […]

Mathematical Modeling (ISE 427)


Mathematical models employed in the solution of Operations research problems including lineer, nonlinear, integer and Marcov chain models; application of these models to areas such as production, financial planning and distribution; complexity of the resulting mathematical models and techniques used in their solution.