Chemical Engineering

CHEE418: Strategies for Process Investigations

Last Updated: October 7, 2015

Strategies for Process Investigations - Fall 2015

Brant A Peppley
Email: brant.peppley@queensu.ca     Extension: 33247
Office: Dupuis 211
Office Hours: Available upon request

Emmanuel Ogbe
Email: 11eo3@queensu.ca Office: Dupuis B50

Isaac Vandermeulen
Email: isaac.vandermeulen@queensu.caOffice: Dupuis G37


1. This webpage only provides basic course informaiton. Lecture notes, tutorials, problem sets and other materials will be posted on Moodle as the term progresses.  

2. This course is also CHEE 801 for graudate students. All graduate students taking this course should send their names, student numbers and NetIDs (no passwords) to the intructor for establishing access to moodle. 

Course Objectives

CHEE418/801 is a follow-up course to an introductory course in probability and statistics, and is designed to give you a more comprehensive understanding of how models are estimated from data, and how experimental programs can be designed to make the resulting data as informative as possible. The focus of the course is largely on empirical models - models that are estimated from data - that are sometimes called data-driven models. However, the techniques for estimating parameters, making decisions about parameters, and planning experiments also apply equally to fundamental or first-principles models.

The objectives of the course are:

  1. to provide you with a strong background for developing empirical models between process variables through model building, including multiple linear regression with emphasis on evaluation and interpretation of the resulting model;
  2. to provide you with basic techniques for the initial screening of process variables including 2-level, complete and fractional, factorial designs, and higher-order experimental designs.

I hope that you enjoy the course, and find it useful.

Course Structure and Activities


Tuesday: 08:30-09:30, Stirling Hall C

Wednesday: 10:30-11:30, Stirling Hall C

Friday: 09:30-10:30, Stirling Hall C


Group A: Tuesday 13:30-14:30, Dupuis 215

Group B: Thursday 14:30-15:30,Dunning 11

Grading Scheme


CHEE 418

CHEE 801







Final Exam







Department Policies 

Department Policies governing all undergraduate courses can be found here. They apply to all undergraduate and graduate students in this course. 

Individual Needs

Students with diverse learning styles and needs are welcome at Queen’s. In particular, if you have a disability or health consideration that may require accommodations, please feel free to approach me and/or the Disability Services Office as soon as possible at (613) 533-6740. The Disability Services staff is available by appointment to develop individualized accommodation plans, provide referrals and assist with advocacy. The sooner you let us know your needs, the better we can assist you in achieving your learning goals at Queen’s. For further information, Visit Health, Counselling and Disability Services website.