Master of Engineering

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About the Chemical Engineering Concentration

The Master of Engineering degree with a concentration in Chemical Engineering will deepen your knowledge about various aspects of chemical engineering beyond what you learned as an undergraduate. You will have the opportunity to conduct research and contribute something new to the field by doing experiments to prove or disprove a point and taking part in research publications.

This degree is a non-thesis, 36-semester-hour program designed to suit your needs as a practicing chemical engineer. You must meet the following requirements for a chemical engineering concentration.

Master of Engineering Admission Requirements

Admission standards are designed to ensure that you are a qualified professional serving in a leadership role in your engineering discipline. The primary requirements are as follows:

  1. B.S. in Engineering or Equivalent (Transcripts required)
  2. Competitive Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores (Verbal + Quantitative>=285, Quantitative>=151)
  3. If English is a second language, obtain the minimum scores in IELTS or TOEFL according to the latest University policy.

Chemical Engineering Concentration Requirements

  1. All College of Graduate Studies general degree requirements
  2. A minimum of 36 semester hours (twelve courses) of electives which may include: CHEN 6302 Transport Phenomena; CHEN 6343 Kinetics and Reactor Design; CHEN 6345 Fundamentals of Sustainability; CHEN 6347 Advanced Thermodynamics; CHEN 6348 Advanced Chemical Engineering Mathematics; CHEN 6352 Advanced Process Control; CHEN 6357 Process Simulation; and CHEN 6361 Process Optimization. Other courses approved by department graduate advisor may satisfy this requirement.

  3. Satisfactory completion of a final comprehensive examination

Earn a degree that matches your interests!


The Dan F. Smith Department of Chemical Engineering offers graduate courses in two different fields to personalize your degree:

Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering
Chemical Process Systems Engineering