Master of Science Degree Program Descriptions - Chemical Engineering

Master of Science Degree Program Descriptions - Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering - Thesis Option (thirty [30] semester hours)

The thesis-type master’s degree is awarded upon successful completion of the following requirements:

  1. Fifteen (15) semester hours of chemical engineering core courses (see below),
  2. Nine (9) semester hours of approved electives,
  3. Six (6) semester hours of the repeatable course listed as ECH 5971r Thesis Research,
  4. Registration and attendance at all departmental seminars, listed under the repeatable course ECH 5935 Chemical Engineering Seminar, and 
  5. Oral defense of the master’s thesis listed as ECH 8976 Thesis Defense.

No course with a grade below “C” will be counted toward the fulfillment of degree requirements. No more than one course with a grade in the “C” range will be counted toward the fulfillment of degree requirements.

Graduate Chemical Engineering Core Courses (fifteen [15] semester hours):

  • ECH 5052 - Research Methods in Chemical Engineering (3)
  • ECH 5126 - Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I (3)
  • ECH 5261 - Advanced Transport Phenomena I (3)
  • ECH 5840 - Advanced Chemical Engineering Mathematics I (3)
  • ECH 5852 - Advanced Chemical Engineering Computations (3)

Chemical Engineering Electives (nine [9] semester hours):

Minimum 6 semester hours are required to be on the chemical engineering elective courses list. Students should consult their major professor to determine the elective courses offered by the department. 

Typical chemical engineering elective courses:

  • ECH 5262 - Advanced Transport Phenomena II (3)
  • ECH 5526 - Advanced Reactor Design (3)
  • ECH 5820 Polymer Physical Science and Engineering (3)
  • ECH 5828 - Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering (3)
  • ECH 5841 - Advanced Chemical Engineering Mathematics II (3)
  • ECH 5934r - Special Topics in Chemical Engineering (3)

Find other elective courses in the CBE Approved Graduate Elective List.

Thesis Hours (six [6] semester hours):

  • ECH 5971 – Thesis Research (1-12) (S/U grade only)

Thesis Defense (zero [0] semester hours):

  • ECH 8976 - Thesis Defense (0) (P/F grade only) - In addition to the thirty (30) semester hours of coursework and thesis, an oral examination in defense of the thesis is required for the master’s of science in chemical engineering thesis option. At least two hours of thesis research, listed as repeatable course (ECH 5971) must be registered for concurrently during the term of the thesis defense.

 


 

Chemical Engineering - Course (non-thesis) Option- (thirty [30] semester hours)

The course-type master's degree is awarded upon successful completion of the following requirements:

  1. Twelve (12) semester hours of chemical engineering core courses (see below)
  2. Eighteen (18) semester hours of approved electives
  3. Registration and attendance at all departmental seminars - ECH 5935, Chemical Engineering Seminar (0)

No course with a grade below "C" will be counted toward the fulfillment of degree requirements. No more than one course with a grade of "C" will be counted toward the fulfillment of degree requirements.

Transfer credit from another institution is limited to six (6) semester hours toward the MS degree and only with departmental approval.

Note: Departmental support generally is not available for students pursuing a non-thesis master’s degree.

Required Chemical Engineering Core Graduate Courses (twelve [12] semester hours):

  • ECH 5126 - Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I (3)
  • ECH 5261 - Advanced Transport Phenomena I (3)
  • ECH 5840 - Advanced Chemical Engineering Mathematics I (3)
  • ECH 5852 - Advanced Chemical Engineering Computations (3)

Chemical Engineering Electives (eighteen [18] semester hours):

Minimum 6 semester hours are required to be on the chemical engineering elective courses list. Students should consult their major professor to determine the elective courses offered by the department. 

Typical chemical engineering elective courses:

  • ECH 5052 - Research Methods in Chemical Engineering (3)
  • ECH 5262 - Advanced Transport Phenomena II (3)
  • ECH 5526 - Advanced Reactor Design (3)
  • ECH 5820 - Polymer Physical Science and Engineering (3)
  • ECH 5828 - Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering (3)
  • ECH 5841 - Advanced Chemical Engineering Mathematics II (3)
  • ECH 5934r - Special Topics in Chemical Engineering (3)

Find other elective courses in the CBE Approved Graduate Elective List.