Master of Science Program
The M.S. program builds upon the foundation of knowledge developed in the course of prior studies at the B.S. level. The M.S. degree requires five (5) core courses plus three (3) electives. Research that leads to a written thesis is also required. The thesis is defended in a final oral examination by the doctoral committee that is chaired by the thesis advisor. It takes approximately eighteen to twenty-four months post−B.S. degree to complete the M.S. degree plan.
Curriculum & Courses
Chemical Engineering Core Courses
The basic plan for the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering requires a minimum of twenty−four (24) hours of graduate−level course work, each of which must have an average of a 3.0 GPA. Within the twenty−four hours of course work, the following five (5) courses are required:
- CHE 5310 − Advanced Chemical Engineeering Techniques
- CHE 5312 − Fluids Transport Principles & Analysis
- CHE 5321 − Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
- CHE 5323 − Digital Computation for Chemical Engineers
- CHE 5343 − Reaction Kinetics
Additionally, one (1) additional Chemical Engineering course and two (2) elective courses are required to complete the twenty−four hours of graduate course work. If you would like to know more information one which courses will fulfill the elective requirements, please contact your faculty advisor or Dr. Siva Vanapalli.
Once all the graduate student’s course work and thesis are complete, he/she is required to take a final exam. This exam will be comprehensive and cover all of the course work which the student has taken.
The graduate student is required to complete six (6) hours of thesis research in order to graduate. Each graduate student must choose an advisor to oversee their progress and guide them throughout their thesis research. Once the student has completed his/her thesis, he/she must present their exam in an oral presentation to defend their thesis.