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Neil L Ricker
CHEM E 436
Seattle Campus

Chemical Engineering Laboratory I

Lectures on statistics, experimental design, instrumentation, laboratory safety, and report writing; laboratory experiments on fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Emphasis on teaming, experimental planning, procedures, report writing, and oral presentations. Prerequisite: CHEM E 326; CHEM E 340 which may be taken concurrently; HCDE 231. Offered: ASp.

Class description

* Deal with open-ended team assignments. * Plan and carry out safe, efficient experiments involving ChemE unit operations. * Analyze experimental results; make appropriate conclusions and recommendations. * Write persuasive technical reports. * Present effective oral reports.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

You will act as a professional engineer involved in an experimental program. You'll perform three experiments, preparing written and oral reports.

Recommended preparation

Communication skills. Chemical engineering fundamentals

Class assignments and grading

Assignment memo gives overall goal of experiment. You must plan all details and carry it out in the time allotted.

Points given for each assignment (4 written reports, 2 oral reports). Grade is based on total points earned.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Neil L Ricker
Date: 09/16/2004