Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

Master's students are expected to be well grounded in the fundamentals of chemical engineering and must successfully complete the following courses (or their equivalents).

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Course number
Course name
Credit hours
CHE 735 Chemical Engineering Analysis I 3
CHE 815 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 3
CHE 822 Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering 3
CHE 862 Advanced Transport Phenomena I 3
CHE 875 ChE Graduate Seminar 3
Elective Graduate Courses (see below) 9
Total Coursework Requirement 24 hours
Elective graduate courses

All students are required to demonstrate a mastery of some body of knowledge in their research field by completing elective courses. At least nine hours of work is required in addition to those listed above.

Thesis hours

A minimum of 6 hours of thesis credit is required.

Master's thesis

A candidate for the M.S. degree in chemical engineering must present a treatise setting forth the results of an investigation completed by the student under the direction of a member of the faculty of the department (the thesis adviser). The subject of the investigation will be assigned to the student during the first semester. After completion of the investigation, each student must present an oral defense based on his/her research as part of the requirement for the M.S. degree.