Skip Navigation
search: People Opens New Window | Departments Opens New Window | Penn State Opens New Window | Web Opens New Window
Penn State mark
Penn State mark
University Bulletin
Undergraduate Degree Programs

These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Chemical Engineering (CH E)

CH E 480W Chemical Engineering Laboratory (3) Data interpretation and correlation from student-operated experiments on pilot-plant equipment. Individual written and oral technical reports.

CH E 480W Chemical Engineering Laboratory (3)

This is the laboratory course in Chemical Engineering. Its objective is to provide hands-on experience with chemical engineering equipment and consists of a series of experiments that cover the major subjects in chemical engineering, namely, fluid flow, heat transfer, separations and reactions. The subject matter on which these experiments are based is taught in various junior- and senior-level classes. CH E 480W does not introduce new material but focuses instead on planning, execution and interpretation of experiments.

The course is team-based and includes laboratory sessions as well as lectures. Evaluation is based on the written and oral reports given based on experiments performed. These reports undergo several drafts, in which at different times students or faculty evaluate the report, suggesting corrections. Course evaluation may also include a "pre-exam" to assure that the students understand technical material coming into the course. Peers assess each others' performance (contributing to the grade), as does the faculty.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: ENGL 202C, CH E 320, CH E 330, CH E 350

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


Look up course abbreviations

Course descriptions are stored in LionPATH, the University-wide student information system. Please visit the LionPATH Course Catalog to access current course descriptions. At that point, you will be leaving the University Bulletin website.

Skip Popular Searches
  1. Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements
  2. General Education: United States Cultures and International Cultures
  3. Course Index
  4. Graduate Degree Programs Bulletin
  5. General Education: Arts
  6. General Education: Humanities
  7. General Education: Health and Physical Activity
  8. General Education: Natural Sciences
  9. General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences
  10. General Education: Writing/Speaking