Feb 17, 2020  
2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


 

 For the current year, when searching for courses by code, enter the first digit of the course number followed by an asterisk, for example 3* 

 

 
  
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    CENG 490/4980 - Senior Project I (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: completion of 78 credits in major.

    Description
    A capstone project. Topics are selected by groups of students according to their area of interest upon advisors’ approval. Projects address solutions to open ended applications using an integrated engineering approach.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    CENG 491/4981 - Senior Project II (2 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: .  .

    Description
    An applied cap stone project. Continuation of senior project I topics is encouraged. Actual construction projects are selected by groups of students upon advisors’ approval for analysis. The management and technology aspects of construction are simulated and investigated.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    CENG 577/5210 - The Finite Element Method in Structural Engineering (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

    Description
    Fundamentals of the Finite Element Method (Equilibrium Equations, Virtual Work and Potential Energy, Interpolation and Shape Functions, Convergence, and Computer Programming), One-Dimensional Elements (Truss, Beam, and Frame Elements), Two-Dimensional Elements (Plane Stress and Plane Strain Elements, and Isoparametric Formulations), Three-Dimensional Elements (General and Axisymmetric Solids), Surface Elements (Flexure in Plates, General and Axisymmetric Shells), Analyses (Vibration Analysis, Stability Analysis, and Nonlinear Analysis), and Finite Element Surface Packages.

  
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    CENG 573/5220 - Advanced Construction and Building Materials (3 cr.)



    Description
    Recent developments in the areas of concrete, highway materials and metals. Examples are concrete admixtures, light weight aggregates, polymers, prestressed concrete, soil stabilizers, bituminous materials and high strength low alloy steels. Advanced mechanics of components incorporating innovative materials. Environmental-friendly use of materials and recycling of solid waste.

  
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    CENG 579/5221 - Assessment, Protection and Repair of Structures (3 cr.)



    Description
    Types, mechanisms and analyses of deterioration of concrete and steel structures, approaches and means of damage assessment, assessing structural stability and integrity of existing structures, development of sound strategy for repair and restoration. Protection and repair materials, techniques, design and economic aspects.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   with special course assignment for graduate students.
  
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    CENG 571/5225 - Advanced Systems Analysis for Construction Engineering (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

    Description
    Systems analysis approach; systems modeling; systems approach to engineering and management; closed versus open systems; modeling construction organizations as open systems. Decision analysis: Artificial intelligence techniques: evolutionary algorithms, prediction and behavior detection, regression analysis, artificial neural networks, knowledge representation, fuzzy logic and fuzzy sets, fuzzy knowledge based systems.

    Notes
    Not open for students with   .

  
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    CENG 574/5226 - Methods and Equipment for Construction (3 cr.)



    Description
    Civil construction; methods, materials, tools and equipment; traditional and modern construction technologies. Evaluation and selection of appropriate construction technology. Value engineering. Sizing, operation and maintenance of construction equipment. (Not open for AUC graduates.)

    Cross-listed
    Same as   with special course assignments for graduate students.
  
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    CENG 576/5227 - Advanced Systems for Construction (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

    Description
    Construction details, materials, equipment, manufacture, fabrication and erection of special building structures: high rise buildings, wide span structures, underground buildings, large scale projects, specialized buildings, etc. Construction organization, advanced construction materials with cost implications; Advanced Delivery Techniques for projects; Company organization and funding of projects.

  
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    CENG 565/5241 - Infrastructure Asset Management (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

    Description
    Urban infrastructure systems. It presents a generic framework for asset management that includes: information management and decision support systems, condition assessment, deterioration prediction, life cycle cost analysis, risk management, performance measures, and budget allocation. Elements of this framework are presented within the context of civil infrastructure systems; Roads, Buildings, Water networks, and Sewer networks.
     

  
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    CENG 566/5242 - Simulation Applications in Construction (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor

    Description
    Simulation Paradigms, discrete event simulation, systems dynamics simulation, agent based simulation, elementary queuing theory applications in construction, validating simulation models, visualizing techniques in simulation, sampling from non-uniform distributions, introduction to special purpose simulation languages for construction, simulation modeling techniques and analysis.
     

  
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    CENG 567/5243 - Construction Leadership and Management Skills (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

    Description
    Successful construction practices are impacted not only by the technical skills but also by the leadership and management personal skills of the project team. This course outlines indispensable leadership and management skills including time management, communication skills, capacity and team building as well as the ethical components in construction. International and local case studies are provided to illustrate these issues and quantify both the positive and negative impacts. A final project is submitted where with situational analyses and lessons learned.

    Notes
    Not open for credit for M.S. students.

  
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    CENG 570/5244 - Advanced Construction Management (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

    Description
    The course covers advanced topics in the area of construction management including advanced scheduling techniques, cost schedule integration, bidding models applied to the construction industry emphasizing the difference in view points between owners and contractors, risk in construction, contingency and mark-up allocations, risk versus return relationship including models to determine the cost-of-capital for construction firms and projects.

  
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    CENG 572/5245 - Claims and Disputes in the Construction Industry (3 cr.)



    Description
    The course provides an in-depth coverage of the litigious environment within the construction industry and outlines the appropriate techniques to handle such environment. Claims and disputes from both owners and contractors perspectives are covered. The course also outlines the use of techniques such as scheduling as mechanisms for the efficient resolution of claims.

  
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    CENG 575/5246 - Techniques of Planning, Scheduling and Control (3 cr.)



    Description
    Project definition and work breakdown structure, scheduling and control models and techniques. Resource allocation and leveling, optimal schedules, documentation and reporting services, time and cost control, progress monitoring and evaluation. Computer applications. (Not open for AUC graduates.)

    Cross-listed
    Same as   with special course assignments for graduate students.
  
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    CENG 578/5247 - Resource Management for Construction Projects (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

    Description
    Resource management as an integral part of the construction management process. Management of materials; scheduling, handling, utilization, costing, accountability, procurement, warehousing, supply chain management, and inventory systems. Management of labor; tabulation, productivity, ergonomics, utilization, costing, and human resource management. Management of equipment; acquisition, production rates, utilization, matching and costing.
     

  
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    CENG 530/5261 - Contracts in Construction Industry (3 cr.)



    Description
    Introduction to the basic construction industry and its problems. Participants in a construction contract, contract definition, types of contracts, formation principles of a contract, performance or breach of contractual obligations. Analysis and comparison of the different kinds of contracts used in construction. Bidding logistics. Legal organizational structures. Different types and uses of specifications.

  
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    CENG 531/5262 - Construction Management (3 cr.)



    Description
    Introduction to construction management: participants involved types of construction project life cycle. Estimating techniques and procedure: approximate estimating, quantity surveying, detailed estimating procedure, costing of labor, material, equipment, overhead costs, financing costs, cost recording and cost accounts, Quality Management, and Safety Management.

  
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    CENG 532/5263 - Planning, Scheduling and Control (3 cr.)



    Description
    Project definition and work breakdown structure, scheduling and control models and techniques. Resource allocation and leveling, optimal schedules, documentation and reporting, time and cost control, progress monitoring and evaluation. Computer applications.

  
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    CENG 533/5264 - Management for Multi-National Environments (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Complexities of multinational Projects. Challenges in managing multinational Projects; crosscultural differences, communication, standards, approaches to problem solving. Cross-culture differences & engineering firms, avoiding cross-cultural pitfalls, taking advantage of cultural diversity. Distance management. Breaking into foreign markets.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    CENG 534/5265 - Risk Management and Bidding Strategies (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Introduction to risk and uncertainty. Process of risk management; risk identification, risk analysis (qualitative and quantitative), risk response planning, risk monitoring and control. Tools and techniques; decision trees, PERT, modeling, optimization, Monte Carlo simulation and application. Introduction to risk analysis packages (Crystal Ball, PERT Master). Analyzing the bidding accounting for project risks. Behavior of key competitors, estimating optimum markup.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    CENG 535/5266 - Claims and Disputes in the Construction Industry (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      .

    Description
    The course provides an in-depth coverage of the litigious environment within the construction industry, appropriate techniques to handle such litigations. Claims and disputes from both owners and contractors perspectives. Techniques of scheduling as mechanisms for the efficient resolution of claims.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    CENG 536/5267 - Systems Analysis for Construction (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Integration and application of systems science, operations research and systems methodologies. Design, production, and maintenance of efficient and reliable systems. Introduction to mathematical models. The formulation of the linear programming models. Solving of linear programming models using the graphical solution method, simplex technique, transportation and assignment problem. Decision making under uncertainty, minimum cost model, and sensitivity analysis.

  
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    CENG 537/5268 - Resource Management for Construction Projects (3 cr.)



    Description
    Resource management as part of the construction management process. Productivity in construction; conceptual and mathematical formulation of labor, equipment, and materials factors affecting productivity. Management of materials; scheduling, handling, utilization, procurement and acquisition costing, material management information systems, inventory analysis. Management of labor; productivity, ergonomics, utilization, costing, manpower planning and organization. Management of equipment; acquisition, production rates, utilization, matching, costing. Critical project resources.

  
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    CENG 538/5269 - Procurement of Assets & Services for Construction Projects (3 cr.)



    Description
    Articulation of requirements for new facilities and needs, facility definition and delivery, effective search and definition of resources, management of the process of acquisition, negotiation approaches and strategies, alternative solution and value optimization. International and local case studies.

  
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    CENG 599/5290 - Research Guidance Thesis (3 cr.)



    Description
    Consultation on problems related to student thesis. Must be taken twice for credit.

  
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    CENG 580/5291 - Independent Study in Construction Engineering (3 cr.)



    Description
    Independent study in various problem areas of engineering may be assigned to individual students or to groups. Readings assigned and frequent consultations held.

    Notes
    (Students may sign for up to 3 credits towards fulfilling M. Sc. requirements).

  
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    CENG 592/5292 - Advanced Topics in Construction Engineering (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

    Description
    Topics to be chosen every year according to specific interests.

    Repeatable
    May be taken for credit more than once if content changes.
  
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    CENG 611/6211 - Structural Stability (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

    Description
    Fundamental concepts in elastic stability: equilibrium equations, stability criteria and post-buckling behavior. Various aspects of instability: buckling of columns, frames, arches, plates and shells, dynamic buckling, nonlinear problems, torsion and flexural buckling. Approximate methods for stability analysis. Interactive buckling phenomena in light metallic constructions.

  
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    CENG 612/6212 - Structural Dynamics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

    Description
    Dynamics of discretized systems; one degree of freedom systems; free and forced vibration; response to base excitation, stochastic excitation, impact. Lumped - mass multidegree systems: free and forced vibration of two degrees of freedom systems in response to harmonic and step functions, pulses, and general type. Matrix formulation for multiple degrees of freedom, natural frequencies, Lagrange equations, modal analysis. Flexural vibrations of beams, plates and frames. Dynamic response to impact and moving loads.

  
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    CENG 613/6213 - Earthquake Engineering and Seismic Design (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

    Description
    Earthquake ground motion and response spectra, dynamic response of buildings and structures to seismic loads, lateral load resisting systems, seismic design considerations, drift and lateral stability, code considerations, design of reinforced concrete, masonry and steel structures, design of nonstructural systems, structures with seismic mitigation systems: active and passive damping and base isolation.

  
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    CENG 631/6222 - Specialty Materials for Construction (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

    Description
     

    Review of applied mechanics of materials. Asphalt concrete; components, conventional and SUPERPAV characterization of asphalts, asphalt concrete conventional and SUPERPAV mix design, mechanistic and environmental performance. Special types of concrete; e.g. high strength, high durability, corrosion resistant, self compact. Non-conventional construction materials.


  
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    CENG 679/6223 - Preserving, Repair and Sustainability of Structures (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or Equivalent Course/Experience

    Description
     

    Protection of masonry, wood, concrete and steel and composite structures. Preserving historic structures. Condition assessment using innovative techniques. Equations and formulae for condition assessment with lab field visits. Complex repair of structures subjected to moderate to sever damage. Durability and sustainability of strategic structures. Repair life cycle cost.

  
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    CENG 632/6231 - Highways Pavement Systems and Design (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

    Description
     

    Pavement systems, structures and design factors. Flexible pavements; materials characterization, traffic loading and volume, stresses and strains models, sensitivity analysis, pavement performance, reliability, design criteria, traditional and contemporary methods of design. Rigid pavements; stresses and deflections in rigid pavements due to curling, loading and frication, design criteria, methods of design, design of joints. Design project.


  
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    CENG 699/6290 - Research Guidance Dissertation (3 cr.)



    Description
    Consultation on problems related to student thesis. To be taken 11 times for credit.
     

  
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    CENG 680/6291 - Independent Study in Structural and Material Engineering (3 cr. max.)



    Description
    Independent study in various problem areas of structural and material engineering may be assigned to individual students or to groups. Readings assigned and frequent consultations held.
     

  
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    CENG 692/6292 - Advanced Selected Topics in Structural and Material Engineering (3 cr.)



    Description
    Topics chosen according to special interests of faculty and students. May be repeated for credit more than once if content changes.
     

  
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    CHEM 103/1003 - Chemistry and Society (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Not for credit for Science, Engineering and Computer Science Majors

    Description
    Not for credit for Science, Engineering and Computer Science majors.  Introduction to basic chemical principles; examples of chemistry in context of daily life and impact on society : nutrition, polymers, colors and pigments, drug development, energy storage, environmental pollution and control, agro chemicals and other related issues

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Not for credit for Science, Engineering and Computer Science majors

  
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    CHEM 104/1004 - Man and the Environment (3 cr.)



    Description
    Chemistry of the environment. Principles of ecosystem structures, energy flow and elements cycles. Natural resources, Population and Development. Renewable energy. Pollution control and prevention: air pollution, global warming, the depletion of the ozone layer and water pollution. Hazardous substances. Solid waste and recycling. Pests and pest control. Sustainability.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall, spring and occasionally in summer.
    Notes
    Not for credit for science, engineering and computer science majors.

  
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    CHEM 105/1005 - General Chemistry I (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Thanawiya Amma Science or equivalent.

    Description
    Chemical stoichiometry; atomic structure and periodicity; an overview of chemical bonding with a discussion of models and theories of covalent bonding; introduction to structure and chemistry of organic compounds.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall, spring and occasionally in summer and winter.
  
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    CHEM 106/1006 - General Chemistry II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Gases; thermochemistry; liquids and solids, properties of solutions; introduction to chemical kinetics, chemical equilibria, environmental pollution.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    CHEM 115L/1015 - General Chemistry Laboratory (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Thanawiya Amma Science or equivalent

    Description
    Selected experiments in inorganic and organic chemistry.

    Hours
    One three-hour lab period
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring and occasionally in summer and winter.
  
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    CHEM 116L/1016 - General Chemistry Laboratory (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Semi-micro qualitative analysis of selected salts and mixtures

    Hours
    One three-hour laboratory period.
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    CHEM 199/1930 - Selected Topic for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)



    Description
    Course addressing broad intellectual concerns and accessible to all students, irrespective of major.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    CHEM 203/2003 - Organic Chemistry I (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, stereochemistry and conformational analysis, ionic and free-radical substitution and addition reactions.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    CHEM 205/2005 - Environmental Analytical Chemistry (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Introduction; analytical environmental data: assessment and interpretation, titrimetry, chromatography, atomic spectrometry, mass spectrometry, potentiometric techniques, thermal techniques. Specific applications to the environment.

    Notes
    This course is not available for credit for students who take   . Some laboratory demonstrations will be provided.

  
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    CHEM 206/2006 - Analytical Chemistry I (2 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       and to be taken concurrently with  

     

    Description
    Ionic equilibria: solubility, activity and ionic strength. Gravimetry: nucleation and crystal growth, methodology, colloids. Acid-base, complexation, oxidation-reduction and precipitation equilibria and titrations. Introduction to separations in analytical chemistry.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.

  
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    CHEM 207/2007 - Chemical Industries (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      .

    Description
    An overview of major chemical industries, global and local production, major products and their production, selected from: metals petrochemicals, agrochemicals, dyes, pharmaceuticals, plastics, glass, ceramics, cement. Quality assurance.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
    Notes
    Field trips to local industries.

  
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    CHEM 216L/2016 - Volumetric and Gravimetric Analysis (2 cr)



    Prerequisites
       and concurrent with  

     

    Description
    Acid-base, oxidation-reduction, complexometric and precipitation titrations; gravimetric analysis; potentiometric titrations.

    Hours
    Two three-hour periods.
    When Offered
    Offered in spring.

  
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    CHEM 220/2020 - Introduction to Food Chemistry (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      .

    Description
    Introduction of the chemistry associated with the structure and the functions of food components and systems. The course also addresses the beneficial and detrimental changes that occur in foods during processing, storage and utilization.

  
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    CHEM 312/3002 - Archaeological Chemistry I (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      .

    Description
    Characterization of metals, minerals, pigments, glass, stone, dyes. Dating techniques: thermoluminescence, radiocarbon, amino-acid, Obsedian hydration and potassium/argon. Introduction to Mossbauer spectroscopy and neutron activation analysis.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    CHEM 303/3003 - Thermodynamics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
        and concurrent with  .

    Description
    Gas laws, state variables and equations of state, energy and the first law, thermochemistry; entropy and the second and third laws; spontaneity and equilibrium; physical transformation of pure substances, phase rule, phase equilibria.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    CHEM 304/3004 - Physical Chemistry I (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      ,   and concurrent with   .

    Description
    Chemical potential and equilibria, solutions and colligative properties, electrochemical systems.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    CHEM 306/3006 - Organic Chemistry II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Stereochemistry, aromaticity, electrophilic aromatic substitution; spectroscopy and structure; SN1, SN2, E1, and E2 reactions.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    CHEM 307/3007 - Production Basics for Chemical Industries (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      .

    Description
    An overview of planning scale-up from laboratory to pilot plant, to production plant, with a focus on models for determining profitability of new projects, new products and new processes. Selected topics from: process design, plant layout and flowsheets, material and energy balances, mass and heat transfer, reactor kinetics, chemical economics, process design strategies and waste management.

    When Offered
    Offered every other semester.
  
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    CHEM 309/3009 - Inorganic Chemistry I (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and junior standing.

    Description
    Basic principles of quantum mechanics as applied to hydrogenic and polyelectron atoms, atomic orbitals, electron-electron interactions, atomic parameters. Molecular orbital theory as applied to diatomic and polyatomic molecules and to solids, bond properties, molecular shape and symmetry, introduction to applications of molecular symmetry in chemistry. The structures of simple solids; acids & bases; oxidation-reduction.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    CHEM 310L/3010 - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   .

    Description
    Characterization of organic compounds by classification tests.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    CHEM 311/3011 - Analytical Chemistry II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and  .

    Description
    Instrumental methods of chemical analysis: visible, ultraviolet, and infrared absorption spectroscopy, atomic absorption and emission spectrometry, fluorimetry, X-ray diffraction and fluorescence; mass spectrometry, gas chromatography, thermometric and electrochemical methods.

    Hours
    Two class periods and one three-hour lab period.
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    CHEM 313L/3013 - Thermodynamics Laboratory (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      ,  and concurrent with   .

    Description
    Experiments in physical chemistry, thermodynamics and error analyses.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    CHEM 314L/3014 - Physical Chemistry I Laboratory (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and concurrent with   .

    Description
    Experiments in electrochemistry. One three-hour lab period.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    CHEM 315/3015 - Biochemistry (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    The living cell, structure of biomolecules and their relationship to biological functions; biochemical energetics; metabolism of major cellular components and their relationship to clinical conditions.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    Hours
    Two class periods and one three hour lab period.
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    CHEM 316L/3016 - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Systematic identification of organic compounds, analysis of mixtures (qualitative and quantitative).

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    CHEM 318L/3018 - Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Preparations, reactions, and characterization of some inorganic compounds; ion-exchange; chromatography; measurements of stability constants.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    CHEM 320/3020 - Food Science and Technology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      .

    Description
    An overview of the interdisciplinary nature of food science. Key food commodities and food composition with an emphasis on the functional properties of each commodity. The chemical and physical properties of foods. An overview of food regulation. Concepts and applications of food processing, biotechnology, sensory evaluation, food packaging and food product development. Global food situation with an emphasis on the Egyptian context.

  
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    CHEM 325/3025 - Clinical Chemistry I (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or concurrently,   or consent of instructor

    Description
    Module 1: Principles of laboratory techniques: spectrophotometry, chromatography, mass spectrometry, radioisotopes, electrophoresis, immunochemical techniques, electrochemistry, point-of-care devices, and lab automation. Module 2: Chemometrics: statistical procedures, selection and interpretation of lab procedures, reference intervals, clinical decision limits, quality control and method evaluation. Module 3: Laboratory management, quality and informatics.

    Hours
    Two class periods and one three-hour lab period.
    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    CHEM 399/3910 - Guided Studies in Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)



    Description
    Under faculty guidance, the student(s) will carry out a group individual project on an environmental related topic. The student(s) will present their results by submitting a common/individual report or by passing an examination, as determined by the supervisor.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    CHEM 301/3940 - Seminar in Science and Technology (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     Junior standing

    Description
    Weekly one-hour seminars in different areas of science and technology with emphasis on chemistry to be given by faculty and invited speakers from industries and other scientific communities.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally
  
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    CHEM 410/4002 - Archaeological Chemistry II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Environmental degradation, chemical and physical agents of deterioration. Corrosion of metals, methods of preservation of antiquities and general methods of treatment. Conservation of stone. Study of porous solids. Introduction to Mercury porosimetry.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Notes
    Pore size distribution studies.

  
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    CHEM 402/4003 - Physical Chemistry II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      ,   and concurrent with   .

    Description
    The kinetic theory of gases, chemical kinetics and dynamics, photochemistry, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, surface chemistry including adsorption.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    CHEM 403/4004 - Physical Chemistry III (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       (or concurrent) and   .

    Description
    Basic concepts and theory of quantum mechanics, applications to atomic and molecular spectroscopy; introduction to statistical thermodynamics.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    CHEM 406/4006 - Organic Chemistry III (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    A continuation of the chemistry of monofunctional and polyfunctional compounds, including the chemistry of carbanions, condensation reactions, nucleophiic addition and multistep syntheses.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    CHEM 407/4007 - Food Processing and Preservation (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      .

    Description
    An overview of fruit, vegetable, cereal, dairy, seafood and meat science and technology. The principles of food processes, including refrigeration, freezing, heat processing, dehydration, fermentation, high pressure, irradiation, pulsed electric field and packaging. Commercial preservation technologies used in the preservation of minimally processed and processed foods.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    CHEM 408/4008 - Inorganic Chemistry II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Coordination chemistry, transition metals and their complexes, theories of metal-ligand bonding, complexes of pi-acceptor ligands and organometallic compounds, reaction mechanisms of d-block complexes. Selected topics in nanochemistry, solid state chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry and/ or catalysis.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    CHEM 412L/4013 - Physical Chemistry II Laboratory (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and concurrent with   .

    Description
    Experiments in physical chemistry emphasizing chemical kinetics.

    Hours
    One three-hour lab period.
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    CHEM 416L/4016 - Organic Syntheses (2 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   .

    Description
    Organic Synthesis of compounds through one step or multistep, using different techniques for separation and purification. Several spectroscopic tools, (MS, IR, NMR & C13) are used to confirm the structure of synthesized compounds.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    CHEM 425/4025 - Clinical Chemistry II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Module 1. Clinical analytes: amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, carbohydrates, electrolytes, clinical enzymology, clinical toxicology, tumor markers, therapeutic drug monitoring, and vitamins. Module 2. Pathophysiology: hepatic, cardiac, renal, gastric, and pancreatic diseases, acid-base disorders, endocrine function, bone disease, organ transplantation, pregnancy and fetal development, and biochemical aspects of hematology.

    Hours
    Two class periods and one three-hour lab period
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    CHEM 430L/4030 - Advanced Practical Organic Chemistry (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and consent of instructor.

    Description
    Advanced organic multistep syntheses, identification of products by spectroscopy, semimicro quantitative determination of organic compounds.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    CHEM 435/4035 - Advanced Organic Chemistry (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       consent of instructor.

    Description
    Specialized topics in the field of organic chemistry chosen according to specific interests; e.g. polynuclear aromatic compounds, heterocyclic compounds, carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids, physical organic chemistry.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    CHEM 440/4040 - Molecular Symmetry and Applications (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       and consent of instructor.

    Description
    Molecular symmetry: basic principles and applications, molecular vibrations, construction of hybrid orbitals, delocalized molecular orbitals with emphasis on pi orbitals, ligand field spectra and construction of energy-level diagrams.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    CHEM 450/4050 - Electrochemistry (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      ,  , and consent of instructor.

    Description
    Electrochemical processes, irreversible electrodes and cells; dissolution and corrosion of metals; passivity, electrolytic reduction and oxidation; applications of electrochemistry to include fuel cells, electrodialysis, electrophoresis, molten salt cells.

    Hours
    Three class periods or two class periods and one three-hour lab period.
    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    CHEM 444/4910 - Independent Study ( 1-3cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of instructor, senior standing.

    Description
    In exceptional circumstances some senior Chemistry students, with departmental approval, may arrange to study a selected topic outside of the regular course offerings. The student and faculty member will select a topic of mutual interest and the student will be guided in research and readings. The student would demonstrate achievement either by submitting a report or passing an examination, according to the decision of the supervisor.

    Repeatable
    May be taken more than once if content changes.
    Notes
    A student may earn up to a total of three credits.

  
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    CHEM 414/4930 - Selected Topics in Chemistry (1-3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

    Description
    Topics chosen according to special interests of faculty and students..

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit more than once if content changes
  
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    CHEM 495/4980 - Senior Thesis I (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Senior standing.

    Description
    A capstone course. Each student selects a topic in his/her field of interest under the supervision of a faculty member. In this course, the student prepares an outline, assembles a bibliography, and develops a study plan under the supervision of the faculty advisor to be followed in preparing his/her project. The students are also expected to compose a theoretical background section that illustrates his/her knowledge of the range of equipment and techniques that will be used in obtaining and reporting the results of research. Each student is expected to deliver a seminar by the end of the semester that provides an overview of the research topic, anticipated outcomes and evaluation criteria.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    May be substituted by a 400-level course in chemistry or other sciences with the approval of the department.

  
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    CHEM 496/4981 - Senior Thesis II (2 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      .

    Description
    A capstone course. Students will embark in this course on performing the actual work on the project topics selected in CHEM 4980  . After completion of this research study, the students are expected to compose in accordance with the departmental guidelines, a full thesis and give an oral presentation of the main results achieved.

  
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    CHEM 501/5201 - Biochemistry (3 cr.)



    Description
    A basic course introducing the student to chemical bonds, structure of biomolecules, the structure and function of cellular components, protein structure and folding, carbohydrates metabolism, fatty acids oxidation, the kinetics of enzyme-catalyzed reactions, cellular metabolism, energy production, cellular regulatory processes, signal transduction cascades, and photosynthesis.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
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    CHEM 502/5202 - Organometallics (3 cr.)



    Description
    Structure and properties of different types of organometallic compounds, types of ligands, bonding, reactivity of organotransition metal compounds, applications in synthesis and catalysis.

  
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    CHEM 503/5203 - Advanced Organic Chemistry (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course discusses important organic classes, concepts, reactions and mechanisms not usually covered in depth in the undergraduate organic courses such as: heterocycles, photochemistry computational chemistry in modern organic chemistry and the art of planning multi-step syntheses.

  
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    CHEM 504/5204 - Methods of Structure Determination (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or consent of instructor.

    Description
    Structure-properties relationships. Methods of structure determinations:
    diffraction methods, spectroscopic methods, resonance techniques, ionization-based techniques, magnetometry and other miscellaneous techniques. Case histories will be presented.
     

  
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    CHEM 511/5211 - Applied Food Microbiology (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course consists of two lectures and one laboratory session per week. It is designed to train students on different aspects of food microbiology. It focuses on the biology and practical aspects of both pathogenic microorganisms and useful industrial bacteria associated with foodstuffs. The course also considers topics on food preservation regimes and laboratory methods for the detection of various food-born bacteria. Much emphasis is being placed on practical training via extensive laboratory classes planned in this course. This training involves practical work on both classical and modern methodologies in food microbiology.

  
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    CHEM 512/5212 - Food Safety Assurance (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course prepares students to participate in food safety monitoring and maintenance in various food industry and governmental health inspection sectors. The course encompasses topics on food-associated hazards and approaches to ensure food safety. In addition to lectures, the course will involve problem-based learning, class discussions and hands-on training on the application of food safety assurance systems. Multiple visits to modern safety units within food processing plants will be organized.

  
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    CHEM 513/5213 - Beverage Manufacturing (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course covers chemistry and technology of beverages and drinks with respect to beverage chemistry, processing, preservation and quality control. Characteristics of raw materials and the relationship of end product characteristics to product formulation, processing and storage will be addressed. Emphasis will be placed upon the safety of products and maintaining or enhancing their health nutritional properties. Other topics include production, marketing and distribution both locally and globally, impact of processing techniques on the nutritional qualities of beverages.

  
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    CHEM 514/5214 - Chemical Changes In Food During Processing (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course consists of two lectures and one laboratory session per week. It is designed to provide the students with in-depth information on the principles of food selection and food preparation. This course covers the physical, chemical, and nutritional changes which occur in food during storage, cooking, processing and preservation.

  
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    CHEM 515/5215 - Food Additives (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course consists of two lectures and one laboratory session per week. The course will present the principles and discuss various aspects of food additive utilization. It will train students on how to use analytical techniques to distinguish between “natural” and “artificial” additives. Regulation and approval of additives for use in foods will be covered.

  
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    CHEM 516/5216 - Food Fermentation (3 cr.)



    Description
    Food fermentations by microorganisms play central roles in the processing and preservation of foodstuffs. The typical flavor and other sensory characteristics of fermented foods depend on the formation of specific fermentation products. This course covers the study of microorganisms responsible for fermentation, the biochemistry of microbial fermentations and the industrial aspects of the fermentation process. It also seeks to deliver up-to-date knowledge and practical training on various technologies of food fermentation.

  
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    CHEM 517/5217 - Sensory Evaluation of Food Products (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course consists of two lectures and one laboratory session per week. It investigates the nutritional, chemical, physical, and sensory properties of foods in relation to preparation procedures. It will present sensory characteristics of foods and assessment of color, texture, and flavor. The course will give the student the ability to apply sensory testing of foods, practice different types of sensory tests, and understand errors in sensory testing. It will assess the best environment for sensory testing and procedures of sensory testing, measurements and scales. Statistical analysis of sensory data such as discrimination tests, descriptive tests, hedonic tests, affective tests will also be discussed.

  
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    CHEM 518/5218 - Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals (3 cr.)



    Description
    Functional foods & nutraceuticals (FFN) and herbal products present some potential to improve the long-term health of the population through disease prevention. The move of FFN into the mainstream is part of the shift towards a preventative approach to health and disease and a move away from relying on pharmaceuticals to treat disease. This course introduces students to the FFN industry with its diversity of natural health products (NHP). Topics will cover classes of FFN and their connection to foods and drugs. Aspects of the development, production, quality control and assurance of FFN will be discussed. The safety and efficacy of individual FFN products are emphasized. Issues regarding the unique regulatory environment of natural heath products and their influence on the development and commercialization of these products in global markets will be presented.

  
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    CHEM 519/5219 - Practical Approaches to Food Analysis (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course is designed to introduce students to the theory and application of chemical, physical and instrumental methods of food analysis. Modern separation and instrumental analysis techniques that are used for detection of food constituents (e.g. moisture, ash, nitrogen, protein, lipid, carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals, etc) as well as contaminants (e.g. mycotoxins, pesticide residues, antimicrobial agents, heavy metals, etc) are stressed. Topics will include sample handling, preparation and analysis as well as the evaluation and reporting of data. Key analytical and separation techniques such as spectroscopy, titration, potentiometry, atomic absorption, chromatography and mass spectrometry will also be presented.

  
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    CHEM 552/5910 - Independent Study in Chemistry (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

    Description
    Independent study in various problem areas of biotechnology may be assigned to individual students or to groups. Readings are assigned and frequent consultation held. Students may sign for up to 3 credits towards fulfilling M.Sc. requirements.
     

  
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    CHEM 551/5930 - Selected Topics in Chemistry (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor

    Description
    Topics include: polymer science, quantum chemistry and spectroscopy, and molecular symmetry and applications.

  
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    CHEM 590/5940 - Graduate Seminar I (2 cr.)



    Description
    Seminars on research topics, research methodology, and thesis writing and presentations given by invited speakers.

  
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    CHEM 591/5941 - Graduate Seminar II (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      .

    Description
    Seminars on research topics given by invited speakers and on research plans given by students to discuss their thesis topics and the results obtained in their work.

 

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