Do you ever wonder what technology lies behind them?This course covers the fundamental ideas behind smart devices and modern electronics.We welcome each university to organize a group of students to study course packages in the beautiful campus of the University of British Columbia.
Using their understanding of these concepts, chemical engineers re-organize and transform matter and energy to produce new substances and materials.From the pharmaceuticals we take when we are sick, to the fuel we put in our vehicles, to the plastics, alloys and polymers that we find in our homes, in our phones and virtually everywhere around us, chemical engineers are involved, always keeping economic and environmental sustainability in mind.We will study the building blocks of digital electronics systems, like small micro-computers, and how they interface with us.Our exploration will involve the design and implementation of machines that can read signals from the real world and make decisions digitally.This course provides an introduction to the chemical engineering discipline, first by providing an overview of the physical processes and laws involved in the conversion of raw materials into refined products, and secondly by applying these concepts into more practical applications and designs.
Students will have the opportunity to perform laboratory experiments illustrating some key concepts, as well as establish connections with newly acquired theory by visiting operating industrial facilities.
Participants will visit local breweries to establish links between theory and practice, and sample beers and wines from all around British Columbia, which is well known the quality and diversity of its products.
This course takes a technical look at beer and wine production, and a strong foundation in calculus, chemistry, and physics is therefore strongly recommended. Structure & properties of construction materials: Concrete, Asphalt, Steel, & wood, with emphasis on relationship between structures, mechanical properties, & durability. Students in groups carry out laboratory & field experiments to study the materials involved.
This course will study these processes in detail, exploring fermentation, filtration, distillation and carbonation from the perspective of chemical engineering.
Underlying principles and disciplines, including cell culture, bioprocessing, heat and mass transfer, and phase separation will be studied in detail, both in the classroom and in hands-on laboratory experiments, along with discussions on economics and market analysis, and environmental sustainability.
This course takes a technical look at coffee production, and a strong foundation in calculus, chemistry, and physics is therefore strongly recommended.