Master of Science in Chemical Engineering with Specialization in Energy/Environment/Economics (E3)

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Students pursuing the M.S. in Chemical Engineering with E3 specialization are required to take CHE 543 and select at least one course from Group A and one course from Group B, and register for six to eight credit hours of M.S. thesis preparation (CHE 591) in an interdisciplinary E3 area. In addition, the students are required to take all required core courses for the M.S. in Chemical Engineering degree.

Students may apply up to 12 credit hours of 400-level courses to the M.S. degree requirements with their adviser’s approval. Students are also encouraged to register or attend the interdisciplinary graduate seminar (CHE 593) or general seminars offered in energy and/or sustainability areas by the Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER).


Core Courses (12)
CHE 525Chemical Reaction Engineering 13
CHE 535Applctn Math Cheml Engrg 13
CHE 551Advanced Tnsport Phenomena 13
CHE 553Advanced Thermodynamics 13
E3 Courses (9)
CHE 543Energy Envir Economics3
Select one course from Group A3
Select one course from Group B3
Thesis Research (6-8)
CHE 591Research and Thesis M.S.6-8
Electives (2-4)
Select two to four credit hours2-4
Recommended (1)
CHE 593Seminar in Chemical Engrng (or general seminars offered in energy and/or sustainability by WISER)1

Minimum degree credits required: 32

E3 Courses

See descriptions under the respective department’s course listings.

Group A

CHE 503Thermodynamics3
CHE 536Computational Techniques in Engineering3
CHE 541Renewable Energy Technologies3
CHE 542Fluidization and Gas-Solids Flow Systems3
CHE 565Fundamentals of Electrochemistry3
ECE 550Power Electronic Dynamics and Control3
ECE 551Advanced Power Electronics3
ECE 552Adjustable Speed Drives3
ECE 553Power System Planning3
ECE 554Power System Relaying3
ECE 555Power Market Operations3
ECE 557Fault-Tolerant Power Systems3
ECE 558Power System Reliability3
ECE 559High Voltage Power Transmission3
ECE 560Power Systems Dynamics and Stability3
ECE 561Deregulated Power Systems3
ECE 562Power System Transaction Management3
ECE 563Computational Intelligence in Engineering3
ECE 564Control and Operation of Electric Power Systems3
MMAE 517Computational Fluid Dynamics3
MMAE 520Advanced Thermodynamics3
MMAE 522Nuclear, Fossil-Fuel, and Sustainable Energy Systems3
MMAE 523Fundamentals of Power Generation3
MMAE 524Fundamentals of Combustion3
MMAE 525Fundamentals of Heat Transfer3
MMAE 526Conduction and Diffusion3
MMAE 527Heat Transfer: Convection and Radiation3

Group B

CHE 541Renewable Energy Technologies3
CHE 560Statistical Quality and Process Control3
ENVE 501Environmental Chemistry3
ENVE 506Chemodynamics3
ENVE 542Physiochemical Processes in Environmental Engineering3
ENVE 551Industrial Waste Treatment3
ENVE 561Design of Environmental Engineering Processes3
ENVE 570Air Pollution Meteorology3
ENVE 577Design of Air Pollution Control Devices3
ENVE 578Physical and Chemical Processes for Industrial Gas Cleaning3
ENVE 580Hazardous Waste Engineering3