CHEE 270




Paul HunglerDupuis



Course Description

This course combines elements of chemical and electrical engineering to measure, calculate and control electrical signals. The course introduces basic electrical circuit analysis theory with an emphasis on concepts utilized in analytical chemistry instrumentation and energy conversion and storage. An introduction to signal analysis, data acquisition, sampling and quantization, as well as the fundamental statistical techniques necessary to process and analyze measured data with uncertainty is given. Course content is delivered via a blended offering with on-line instruction and active learning sessions. ((0/0/0/36/0))

Prerequisites: APSC 143 (Computer Programming for Engineers), APSC 112 (Physics II)

Objectives and Outcomes

This course is designed for learners who need to acquire fundamental knowledge and understanding of energy storage and conversion and electrical signal analysis. The concepts are applied during active learning sessions which focus on their application in analytical chemistry instrumentation and other areas of engineering chemistry.

CLO1 Analyze electrical circuits utilized in analytical chemistry instrumentation. KB-ES-ApplChem (b)
CLO2 Compare electrical power designs related to energy conversion and storage. KB-ES-ApplChem (b)
CLO3 Analyze analog and digital signals. IN-Synthesis
CLO4 Select transducers for temperature, light, pressure, flow and conductivity measurements. ET-Apply
CLO5 Calculate uncertainty from measured data sets. IN-Analysis
CLO6 Apply statistical methods to single and derived data sets. IN-Analysis
CLO7 Design an experimental procedure and analytical instrument to obtain data required to solve a given problem.

KB-ES-ApplChem (b)

This course develops the following attributes at the 2nd year level:

Knowledge base, Engineering Science (KB-ES): ApplChem (b) Applies knowledge of electrochemistry and electrochemical engineering to analyze and design electrochemical systems and processes.

Investigation (IN): Conduct Conduct investigations to test hypotheses related to complex problems. Analysis Analyze and interpret data using appropriate techniques and tools. Synthesis Synthesize information from investigations, considering sources of uncertainty
and limitations to reach substantiated conclusions.

Engineering Tools (ET): Create Develop, adapt and/or extend appropriate software, equipment, models, and simulations for a range of engineering activities. Apply Apply and manage appropriate techniques, apparatus, databases, models, tools, and/or processes to accomplish a task.

Relevance to the Program

This engineering science course combines elements of chemical and electrical engineering to measure, calculate and control electrical signals. It covers the essentials required to understand energy conversion and storage which is needed for CHEE 461 Electrochemical Engineering. The data acquired during the ALSs is analyzed using a variety of statistical techniques required for lab courses thought the program. The ability to acquire and process signals using a micro-controller and a variety of transducers increases the student’s tool kit for APSC 200 and other senior design courses.

Course Structure and Activities

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the course has been moved online and will be completed over a six week timeframe. To ensure all students are progressing with the remote delivery format, all weekly evaluations (Quizzes, ALS reports, etc.) are due by Day 7 (Sunday) at 23:59 EST.  


Required Textbook:

Required Calculator:

  • A Casio 991 is required. ONLY this type of non-programmable, non-communicating calculator will be allowed during tests and exams.

Other Material

The following references are recommended as supplementary sources:

  • Harvey, D. (2016). Analytical Chemistry 2.0. Chemistry LibreTexts. Open Text book available through eCampus Ontario
  • Johnson, D. (2014). Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I. OpenStax-CNX. Open Text book available through eCampus Ontario

All other course material is accessible via OnQ.