ECTS - Introduction to Chemical Engineering

Introduction to Chemical Engineering (CEAC101) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction to Chemical Engineering CEAC101 2 0 0 2 2
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nesrin e. Machin
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To enable students to understand basic concepts of chemical engineering, ethical issues, environmental responsibilities, and engineering approach to problem solving.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Explain the history and the meaning of engineering and chemical engineering.
  • Explain what extent chemical engineering impacts our lives, and important chemical engineering achievements.
  • Explain what chemical engineers do for a living.
  • Describe a chemical process and basic chemical process diagrams.
  • Describe physical quantities as process variables.
  • Convert units using conversion factors.
  • Describe the basics of material balances.
  • Explain the conservation of total mass in a process.
  • Construct the steady-state and unsteady-state material balances with or without formation and consumption of any species.
Course Content A general introduction to engineering and chemical engineering, the role of chemical processing, strategies for solving engineering problems, important process variables, fundamentals of material balances.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 What is chemical engineering and the impact of chemical engineering. Text Books; Chapter 1
2 The role of chemical processing; process flow diagrams Chapter 2
3 Physical quantities, units and unit systems Chapter 4, Chapter 2 (Felder)
4 Physical quantities, units and unit systems Chapter 4, Chapter 2 (Felder)
5 Fundamental Process Variables Chapter 3 (Felder)
7 The Chemical Equation and Stoichiometry Chapter 4 (Felder)
8 Solving Material Balance Problems Involving Non-Reactive Processes Chapter 4 (Felder)
9 Material balances; conservation of total mass; materials balances for multiple species Chapter 5
10 Material balances; conservation of total mass; materials balances for multiple species Chapter 5
11 II: Midterm
12 Recycle, Bypass, and Purge Calculations Chapter 4 (Felder)
13 Ideal gases and equation of state Chapter 5 (Felder)
14 Non-ideal gases Chapter 5 (Felder)
15 Revision


Course Book 1. Introduction to Chemical Engineering: Tools for Today and Tomorrow, John Wiley & Sons by K.A. Solen, J.N. Harb
2. Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes by Richard M. Felder and Ronald W. Rousseau

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 2 70
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve chemical engineering and applied chemistry problems. X
2 An ability to analyze and model a domain specific problem, identify and define the appropriate requirements for its solution. X
3 An ability to design, implement and evaluate a chemical engineering system or a system component to meet specified requirements. X
4 An ability to use the modern techniques and engineering tools necessary for chemical engineering practices. X
5 An ability to acquire, analyze and interpret data to understand chemical engineering and applied chemistry requirements. X
6 The ability to demonstrate the necessary organizational and business skills to work effectively in inter/inner disciplinary teams or individually. X
7 An ability to communicate effectively in Turkish and English. X
8 Recognition of the need for, and the ability to access information, to follow recent developments in science and technology and to engage in life-long learning. X
9 An understanding of professional, legal, ethical and social issues and responsibilities in chemical engineering and applied chemistry. X
10 Skills in project and risk management, awareness about importance of entrepreneurship, innovation and long-term development, and recognition of international standards and methodologies. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 2 32
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 4 8
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 50