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Chemical Engineering (M.S.)

The Master of Science program is open to students with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, and other mathematics-based sciences. The program is designed to accommodate those students employed in local industries, as well as full-time students, by offering a majority of its courses in the evening.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. Regular admission requires a 3.0 grade point average or the equivalent as determined by the Department Graduate Officer.

Program Requirements

This Master of Science degree is offered under the following options:

Plan A: Thirty credits including a six credit thesis.

Plan C: Thirty credits of course work.

Both options require the following core courses:

CHE 7100Advanced Engineering Mathematics3
CHE 7200Advanced Transport Phenomena3
CHE 7300Advanced Thermodynamics3
CHE 7400Advanced Kinetics and Reactor Design3
  • A maximum of 9 approved credits can be taken from other Departments in Engineering (excluding Engineering Technology), Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology Departments
  • No more than 3 credits can be taken in combination of CHE 7990, CHE 8996, CHE 8510
  • No more than 1 credit per semester of CHE 8510 

All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the College of Engineering

Combined B.S./M.S. for Students with a B.S. in Chemistry

This program is designed for individuals who have earned a baccalaureate in chemistry from an accredited United States institution with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Students are first admitted into the undergraduate program and are then eligible to earn both the B.S. in Chemical Engineering and, once admitted to the Graduate School, the M.S. degree. Evaluation of prerequisite requirements and applicable transfer credit will be determined by the departmental advisor.

A combined total of sixty-three credits is required: a minimum of thirty-three credits for the second baccalaureate and thirty credits for the master’s degree.

Undergraduate Course Requirements

BE 1500Introduction to Programming and Computation for Engineers3
CHE 2800Material and Energy Balances4
CHE 3100Transport Phenomena I3
CHE 3300Thermodynamics: Chemical Equilibria4
CHE 3400Kinetics and Reactor Design4
CHE 3600Transport Phenomena II3
CHE 3800Separation Processes3
CHE 4200Product and Process Design3
CHE 4600Process Dynamics and Simulation3
CHE 4800Chemical Process Integration3
Total Credits33

Graduate Course Requirements

CHE 5050Statistics and Design of Experiments3
CHE 6570Safety in the Chemical Process Industry3
CHE 7100Advanced Engineering Mathematics3
CHE 7200Advanced Transport Phenomena3
CHE 7300Advanced Thermodynamics3
CHE 7400Advanced Kinetics and Reactor Design3
CHM 5440Physical Chemistry II4
Technical Electives (8 credits; maximum 3 transfer credits of 5000 level chemistry)8

Dual registration required when enrolling in both UG and GR courses simultaneously during any given semester

UG degree can be awarded upon completion of all UG degree requirements and graduate equivalent of UG requirements: CHE 6570, CHE 5050, and CHM 5440.

For additional information regarding specific course requirements, contact the departmental advisor.

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