Master of Engineering Science (MES)

The Master of Engineering Science (MES) with a Chemical Engineering concentraion is a thesis option program that prepares students to independently develop a solution in their selected engineering disciplines.

The student should select a department academic advisor and a graduate committee must be formed before the student has completed 15 semester hours of graduate work. No credit toward a graduate degree will be granted unless approved by the student’s graduate committee.

Admission Requirements

Admission standards are designed to ensure that all enrolled students are qualified professionals serving in a leadership role in their engineering discipline. The primary requirements are as follows:

  1. The general requirements for admission to the College of Graduate Studies
  2. Engineering or Equivalent (Transcripts required)
  3. If English is a second language, obtain the minimum scores in IELTS or TOEFL according to the latest University policy.
  4. Personal statement on why you are a strong candidate and should be considered for admission.

In addition to the above requirements, you may choose to include the following optional items for consideration:

  1. Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  2. Research Record – List of projects, publications, and presentations
  3. Recommendation Letters (no more than 3 will be considered)

Degree Requirements

  1. All College of Graduate Studies general degree requirements
  2. Completion of a minimum of 12 semester hours of core coursework as follows:
    CHEN 6302 Transport Phenomena
    CHEN 6343 Kinetics and Reactor Design
    CHEN 6347 Advanced Thermodynamics
    CHEN 6348 Advanced Chemical Engineering Mathematics
  3. Completion of a minimum of 12 semester hours of elective coursework selected from the following:
    a. All other CHEN 5xxx and 6xxx level courses approved by your research advisor
    b. Other 5xxx and 6xxx level courses from other engineering or science disciplines approved by your research advisor
  4. Satisfactory completion and defense of a Master’s thesis (a minimum of 6 semester hours of coursework in ENGR 5390 and ENGR 5391).  See defense procures for instructions.