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Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

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  • Course description
    The chemical engineering masters program offers a unique opportunity for an individual to broaden and enhance his or her undergraduate training with concentrated study in a specialized area of research.

    This program should be of value to two kinds of students-those seeking a "traditional" graduate program and those seeking an "industrial" program. The "traditional" program is based on full-time, resident graduate activity. The "industrial" program can be beneficial to students employed in nearby industries or to those who want to alternate periods of full-time graduate work and full-time work in industry.

    Areas of specialization include emulsification, surfactant-based, adsorption-based and chromatographic separations, fermentation technology, distillation control, environmental science and technology, petroleum engineering, thermodynamics, process synthesis and design, applied intelligent systems and process optimization, polymers, molecular simulations, porous materials, process control.

    Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

    Requirements:36 credit hours of course work
    12 credit hours of thesis work
     3 credit hours of graduate seminar

    Core Coursework: (12 credit hours required)

    An advanced engineering thermodynamics course  (CHE 513 or ME 501 or equivalent)
    An advanced course in fluid flow and/or heat transfer (CHE 502 or ME 503 or equivalent)
    Transport Phenomena II (CHE 503) or Advanced Reactor Design (CHE 504)

    Minor Coursework: (8 credit hours required)
    An area of concentration approved by the thesis advisory committee.

    Electives:
    A minimum of 16 credit hours of electives approved by the advisory committee is required. Some suggested electives from the field of chemical engineering are listed below:
    CHE 441 Polymer Engineering
    CHE 450 Air Pollution Control
    CHE 461 Unit Operations in Environmental Engineering
    CHE 470 Safety, Health and Loss Prevention
    CHE 503 Transport Phenomena II
    CHE 504 Advanced Reactor Design
    CHE 512 Petrochemical Processes
    CHE 521 Advanced Chemical Engineering Computation
    CHE 540 Advanced Process Control
    CHE 545 Introduction to Biochemical Engineering
    CHE 546 Bioseparations

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