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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor: Process Engineering

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Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 21

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to earn minor: 2.0

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward minor: None.

Other GPA requirements to earn minor: None.

Contact Information: Hemant Pendse, Chair, 115 Jenness Hall, 207-581-2290, pendse@maine.edu

PLEASE NOTE: This minor is not available to Chemical Engineering majors.

The objective of the Process Engineering minor is to prepare students to work in process manufacturing industries such as semiconductors, foods, pharmaceuticals, plastics, petrochemical, pulp and paper, and bioprocessing. The first course covers basic process calculations used to account for materials and energy used in production processing. The subsequent courses cover design of unit operations such as pumps, heat exchangers, chemical reactors, and chemical separators. Students completing this minor will be able to understand the operation of and analyze the performance of process equipment in a production facility. For science and engineering major outside the traditional process industries the minor will give a broad understanding of the considerations involved in process engineering analysis.

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