May 20, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

Chemical Engineering, MSE

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The chemical engineering graduate program offers advanced study, with core courses in thermodynamics, transport phenomena, reaction kinetics, and applied mathematics. A wide range of technical electives is available to accommodate the interests of each student. The program confers proficiency in process analysis, synthesis, and design. The environmental engineering option or emphasis in biotechnology via course work and thesis provide the background to apply advanced techniques of chemical engineering to problems in these areas, which are important fields of professional activity for chemical engineers.

The MSE degree can be completed with a thesis or non-thesis option. Students pursuing thesis must enroll in ENGR 691  and ENGR 692  in lieu of two technical electives. The thesis option provides additional flexibility—particularly for students pursuing a career in research and development. The option is also valuable for those who wish to carry out an experimental or computer software development program in an area of special interest to them.


Chemical Engineering Technical Electives (9 Credits)

Select three courses 

Total Credits: 30

*Required for thesis option

The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later.  Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission.  Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at

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