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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Chemical Engineering, M.Ch.E.


A Master of Chemical Engineering (MChE) degree is offered as a non-thesis program for the working professional.  The program has been designed for those persons who plan careers in plant operations, design and management.  It is not intended to be competitive with the Master of Science degree, which is specifically research.  Rather, the goal of this program is not only to permit earlier productive use of the young engineer’s technical skills, but also to introduce the engineer to the broad concepts of systems, analysis, advanced process economics, and technical management.  The program is aimed at improving opportunities for chemical engineers in the chemical process industry and related industries.

General Prerequisites

Graduate students seeking the Master of Chemical Engineering degree must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in Chemical Engineering.  Students with degrees in related fields, such as chemistry, mechanical engineering, material science or related discipline, may need 9 to 21 hours or more of preparatory coursework.  These courses must be completed with a “B” average and taken before enrolling in the graduate courses.  A list of preliminary Preparatory courses is listed on the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering website.

General Requirements

Each student must complete the five (5) required core courses, plus five elective courses, selected to meet the student’s interests in the areas of process control, management and business economics, biochemical and environmental engineering, and petroleum engineering.

In general, no 3000-level courses are applicable to a graduate degree program.  The use of junior-level engineering courses by engineering graduate students should be for leveling courses only.  All course work taken to satisfy the Master’s degree requirements must be approved in advance by the departmental or program graduate advisor.  The student is expected to be familiar with the various requirements of his or her particular department or program.

Admission Requirements

It is imperative that you go to the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering admission website for further information: