Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

The objective of the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering program is to enable students to build a strong foundation in multiple areas of chemical engineering. The program requires 32 credit hours.

Students have the option of completing a thesis based on between six to eight credit hours of research (CHE 591) with the approval of a thesis adviser, completing a master's project with up to six credit hours of project coursework (CHE 594), or completing the program with coursework. In line with the department's approach to its graduate programs, a student has considerable flexibility, in consultation with his/her adviser, in formulating a program.

Before the completion of the first semester of graduate study, full-time students should select a permanent adviser. Graduate students pursuing the degree on a part-time basis should select a permanent adviser before registering for their tenth credit hour. The student, in consultation with the adviser, prepares a program of study that reflects individual needs and interests. Students with the thesis option are required to pass an oral comprehensive examination on his/her thesis and related topics. The examination committee consists of at least three appropriate faculty members who are nominated by the thesis adviser and approved by the department chair.

Curriculum

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (Master's Project or Coursework Only Options)

Minimum Credits Required 32
Maximum 400-Level Credit 12
Required Courses (12)
CHE 406Transport Phenomena3
CHE 503Thermodynamics3
CHE 525Chemical Reaction Engineering 13
CHE 530Advanced Process Control3
or CHE 535 Applications of Mathematics to Chemical Engineering
Professional Course (3)
CHE 506Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Management3
Elective Courses (17)
Select 17 credit hours of 400-500 level CHE courses 217
Total Credit Hours32

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (Thesis Option) 

Minimum Credits Required 32
Maximum 400-Level Credit 12
Core Courses (12)
CHE 525Chemical Reaction Engineering3
CHE 535Applications of Mathematics to Chemical Engineering3
CHE 551Advanced Transport Phenomena3
CHE 553Advanced Thermodynamics3
Thesis Research (6-8)
CHE 591Research and Thesis for M.S. Degree6-8
Elective Courses (12-14)
Select 12 to 14 credit hours of 400-500 level CHE courses 112-14

Core Course GPA Requirement

A minimum grade point average of 3.0/4.0 is required for core courses.