Chemical Engineering - Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

The program of study leading to the MS consists of 32 credits which includes:

  • required CHME core graduate courses (14 credits);
  • CHME elective courses numbered 455-589 (3 credits);
  • other graduate elective courses (9 credits); and
  • thesis as CHME 599 Master's Thesis (6 credits).
Prefix Title Credits
Required Core Courses
CHME 501Graduate Thermodynamics for Chemical Engineers3
CHME 506Graduate Transport Phenomena(s) (Spring semester course)3
CHME 516Graduate Numerical Methods in Chemical Engineering3
CHME 542Graduate Reactor Analysis and Design (s) (Spring semester course)3
CHME 594Professional Communication in Chemical Engineering2
CHME electives (select from CHME 455-CHME 589)3
Electives 19
Master's Thesis
CHME 599Master's Thesis (minimum 6 credit hours before the thesis defense)6
Total Credits32

Elective courses are intended to supplement the research work of each graduate student. These courses must be numbered 450 or above and must be approved by the thesis advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
CHME 501 Graduate Thermodynamics for Chemical Engineers 3
CHME 516 Graduate Numerical Methods in Chemical Engineering 3
CHME Elective 3
CHME 506 Graduate Transport Phenomena(s) 3
CHME 542 Graduate Reactor Analysis and Design (s) 3
CHME 594 Professional Communication in Chemical Engineering 2
CHME 599 Master's Thesis 1
Second Year
CHME 599 Master's Thesis 3
Grad Electives 6
CHME 599 Master's Thesis 2
Grad Elective 3
 Total Credits32