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, 30-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

*During the COVID-19 pandemic, Lamar University College of Engineering has temporarily waived the requirement to take the GRE for admission consideration in the summer and fall 2020 semesters. Applications will be evaluated based on academic record. Lamar University has temporarily waived all application fees during this time. For more information, see our Covid-19 admissions page.
Lamar University College of Engineering will also offer courses online for students in the summer 2020 for students unable to travel to campus.*

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.

* - GRE test may be waived for the applicants, who received their undergraduate degree from Lamar University or other ABET-accredited programs. 

Chemical Engineering Concentration Requirements

  1. All College of Graduate Studies general degree requirements
  2. A minimum of 30 semester hours 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