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Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

M.S. in Chemical Engineering

Master's degrees require a minimum of 30 SHUs and the fulfillment of at least 10 courses at the 100-level or above with grades of S (satisfactory) or at least a B-.

Requirements include:

  • Master of Science:
  • Master of Science with thesis:
    • 4 core courses
    • 3 electives that emphasize individual research themes
    • 9-credit thesis (research committee meetings and thesis defense)
    • Attendance in the Departmental Seminar Series

Chemical Engineering, M.S. Core Courses

Course Course Title Brief Description
Fall semester
ChBE 201
(3 SHUs)
Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering Mathematical analysis of heat, mass, and momentum transfer. Problems of industrial and biological interest.
ChBE 203
(3 SHUs)
Advanced Thermodymanics Advanced thermodynamics as applied to chemical and biological engineering. Statistical mechanics, chemical equilibrium, and computation of vapor-liquid equilibrium compositions for chemical and biological engineering applications.
Spring semester
ChBE 202
(3 SHUs)
Advanced Kinetics and Reaction Engineering Application of chemical kinetics to the development and improvement of industrial processes; theories of chemical kinetics, complex kinetics, chain reactions; isothermal and polytropic reactor stability; stability criteria; oscillatory catalytic and non-catalytic reactions.
ChBE 204
(3 SHUs)
Advanced Transport Phenomena Heat, mass, and momentum. Emphasis on coupling transport processes with chemical reaction in chemical and biological engineering.

Additional program details are provided in the Graduate Handbook which is revised at the beginning of each academic year.