The University of Kentucky College of Engineering is offering EGR 380: Bourbon Production Engineering in an online format. The course is open to anyone and will run from May 12 – June 23.
Bourbon is a key driver for Kentucky’s economy, where the industry contributes to over $8 billion and over 17,000 jobs in the state. This course introduces students outside of chemical engineering to the science and engineering aspects that control the production of bourbon in a distillery setting.
In the first half of the course, students will receive an overview of the bourbon production process with an emphasis on the connection between engineering and the bourbon industry. Throughout this overview, there will be a focus on the economics of bourbon production, with students learning how to estimate costs associated with each stage of the production process.
Additionally, students will learn about key design decisions that must be made and common problems that arise in the bourbon production process. Over the second half of the course, students will learn basic chemical engineering concepts (material and energy balances) and how they apply to bourbon production. By the end of the course, students will understand the key decisions driving the design of both continuous and batch distillation processes.
The deadline to apply for admission to the course is Monday, May 11.
For more information, please contact Sarah Wilson, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A similar online course geared specifically toward chemical engineering majors, CME 599, will run from June 25 – August 6.