CHEN2AA0 Course Information

Course Information

CHEN 2AA0 - Progress Assessment I
FAll 2017
Dr. Mario Eden

Instructor Information
  • Name: Dr. Mario Eden
  • Email:
  • Office location: 210 Ross Hall
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • Phone: (334) 844-2064
Course Description
  • Title: Progress Assessment I
  • Description: CHEN 2AA0 Progress Assessment I (0 Lec.). Progress assessment examination in physics, basic math principles (geometry, algebra), multivariable calculus, chemical engineering process principles (mass and energy balances).


Course Schedule

All Sessions Meet in Davis 155




August 28

6:00-9:00 pm

Orientation Session

September 11

6:00-9:00 pm

Exam Session 1

October 9

6:00-9:00 pm

Exam Session 2

November 6

6:00-9:00 pm

Exam Session 3

Required Textbook (Handbook)

Fundamentals of Engineering Discipline Specific Reference Handbook,  8e, National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, Clemson, SC. 2008. This handbook is available at the Auburn University bookstore or may be purchased from NCEES directly. Students should plan on purchasing and bringing the handbook to the exam. This is the only reference material that can be used during the exam. No notes or other materials (other than your name and other identifying information) may be written in the required text if it is to be used during the exam. This handbook can be downloaded using the link below:

Download Reference Handbook

NOTE: Handbook material printed from the internet is NOT allowed in the examination. ONLY THE OFFICIAL PUBLISHED VERSION CAN BE USED DURING THE EXAM.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will have demonstrated the ability to apply physics, basic math principles (geometry, algebra), multivariable calculus, chemistry, chemical engineering process principles (mass and energy balanced) to appropriate engineering problems.

Grading and Examinations *

Revised Grading Procedures

The grading of the CHEN2AA0 Exam has been modified beginning with the March 10, 2008 offering. Please refer to the above link for more information.

Course grading basis is S/U. A grade of S will result from a score of 60% or better on any taking of Assessment Exam I. Assessment Exam I is comprised of 15 multiple-choice questions and 5 "show work" problems which are graded "pass/fail". These questions are styled after the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination, covering the topics listed in the Course Objectives. The format of the exam is subject to change. There are five (5) possible answers for each multiple choice question including "None of These". Additional information is available in the document Regarding None of These and Guessing

The exam questions used are different (but similar in style and difficulty) on each exam. In general, students will be prepared to take the exam once they have passed all courses indicated in the Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Curriculum prior to the sophomore spring semester. Performance by the class on each exam will be posted via the web. Individual student scores will be coded anonymously.

Other Information
  • Students should bring their student ID's with them to the exam should identity checking be employed.
  • Students should bring appropriate writing supplies (pencils, erasers, etc.).
  • Only departmentally approved calculators may be brought to the exam. Please consult the department calculator policy for full information.
  • Laptop computers are not allowed.
  • No other supplies are necessary.
  • No food may be consumed during the exam.
  • Water or other beverages are permitted (if these are allowed in the room the exam is given in.)
  • Students arriving after the start of the exam will be seated but will not be allowed any additional time.
  • NOTE: Cell phones may NOT be used as a clock. Cell phones MUST be turned OFF and placed in bookbags, purses, etc.
Class Announcements

Important class announcements will be made via your official university email account and/or through the course web site. It is your responsibility to check the course web material regularly.

Sample Examinations

A sample examination PDF Icon is available on the web which illustrates the general types of questions asked as well as the level of difficulty posed in the questions. There is no stated or implied relationship between the sample exam and any particular assessment exam. The range of questions asked on the assessment exams is consistent with the course objectives listed above. The sample exam does not illustrate all possible types of questions nor demonstrate the full subject coverage found on the assessment exams. The correct answers to the sample exam are provided at the end of the exam.

A "list of topics" is available that provides "representative subject matter tested on." This list is not exhaustive but demonstrates the major areas that the exam draws questions from.

Students wishing additional practice should avail themselves to "study guides" and "subject reviews" in relevant subject areas (chemistry, physics, calculus, etc.). In the case of chemical engineering subject matter, textbooks covering the appropriate subject matter will be helpful. EIT and FE study guides may also prove helpful.

References Consulted in Preparing Exams

  • Ayres, Calculus, 4e, Schaum's Outlines, McGraw Hill, 0070419736
  • Ayres, Calculus, 2e, Schaum's Outlines, McGraw Hill, 1964
  • Browne, Physics For Engineering and Science, Schaum's Outlines, McGraw Hill, 007008498x
  • Felder, Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes, 3e, Wiley, 0471534781
  • Goldberg, Beginning Chemistry, Schaum's Outlines, McGraw Hill, 0070236798
  • Himmelblau, Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering, 6e, Prentice Hall, 0133057984
  • Mendelson, 3000 Solved Problems in Calculus, Schaum's Solved Problems Series, McGraw Hill, 0070415234
  • Peters, Elementary Chemical Engineering, McGraw Hill, 1954
  • Spiegel, College Algebra, Schaum's Outlines, McGraw Hill, 0070602263

Most of these references are available from local bookstores or are textbooks available in the library.

Review Materials

Currently the department is developing topical review materials to assistant students in reviewing concepts covered by the exam. Here are the available materials:

Graded Material

Graded student exams are not returned, only the exam score is provided to the student. Correct answers are not provided.

Departmental Assistance

The department offers consulting assistance to those students who have attempted the exam three times and not passed. Complete information about this assistance is available in the document Departmental Assistance. PDF Icon

Academic Honesty

In order to articulate fully its commitment to academic honesty and to protect members of its community from the results of dishonest conduct Auburn University has adopted policies to deal with cases of academic dishonesty. These policies are intended not only to emphasize the imperative of integrity, but also to protect the rights of all members of the university community. The complete academic regulations concerning cheating are located in the Tiger Cub Student Handbook, Code of Laws, Title XII, Student Academic Honesty Code, Chapters 1200-1203.

Students must sign the following statement before taking the exam:

Departmental Honesty Statement:

By affixing my signature below, I acknowledge I am aware of the Auburn University policy concerning academic honesty, plagiarism, and cheating. This policy is defined in the current Tiger Cub Student Handbook, Code of Laws, Title XII, Student Academic Honesty Code, Chapters 1200-1203. I further attest that the work I am submitting with this exam is solely my own and was developed during the exam. I have used no notes, materials, or other aids except those permitted by the instructor.

Special Accommodations

Students needing special accommodations (for school events, personal circumstances, disabilities, etc.) should bring that need to my attention as soon as possible, along with the appropriate written verification.

Electronic Devices

Electronic devices such as cell phones, pagers, and alarms must be turned off or set to silent mode throughout the examinations. Cell phones must be kept in your backpack, purse, etc. Disruptions of the examination will result in loss of 10% of the exam credit.

Last Updated: Aug 18, 2017