Master of Science in Computer Science/Master of Chemical Engineering

Collaborative Program with the Department of Computer Science

This combined program in computer science and chemical engineering addresses the growing need for process engineers with expertise in computational modeling and simulation of chemical processes. Similarly, the program provides a strong engineering background that is required today in many areas of computer science. The program is jointly offered by the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Students in this program earn both Master of Science in Computer Science and Master of Chemical Engineering degrees.

Students must fulfill the core course requirements of both departments. Students are required to take 18 credit hours in graduate chemical engineering courses (courses numbered 500 or higher) and 26 credit hours in computer science courses (of which 20 credit hours must be 500-level courses).

Curriculum

Chemical Engineering Courses (18)
CHE 406Transport Phenomena3
CHE 503Thermodynamics3
CHE 525Chemical Reaction Engineering3
CHE 535Applctn Math Cheml Engrg3
Select a minimum of two courses from the following:6
Process Dsgn Optimization3
Advanced Process Control3
Computational Techniques Engg3
Ststcl Qlty Process Control3
Any other 500-level course must be approved by the academic adviser
Computer Science Courses (26)
Students are required to take 12 credit hours of core courses and 14 credit hours of elective courses. At least 20 of the 26 credit hours must be 500-level CS courses. 126
Programming Core Courses
Select a minimum of one course from the following:
3
Topics in Computer Graphics3
Computer Vision3
Advanced Database Organization3
Syntactic Anlys of Prgm Lang3
Topics in Complr Constrctn3
Parallel and Distributed Proc3
Operating Syst Design&Implemtn3
Cloud Computing3
Systems Core Courses
Select a minimum of one course from the following:
3
Computer Netwrks I:Fundamentls3
Computer Ntwrks II: Ntwrk Svc3
Wireless Networking3
Advanced Operating Systems3
Anlytc Mdls Simul Comp Syst3
Adv Computer Architecture3
Software Systems Arch3
Theory Core Courses
Select a minimum of two courses from the following:
6
Theory of Computation3
Computational Geometry3
Dsgn and Anlys of Algorithms3
Science of Programming3
Combinatorial Optimization3
Game Theory: Algorithms & Apps3
Computer Science Electives
Select 14 credit hours
14
Total Credit Hours44