Doctor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering

Overview

Chemical engineering involves molecular transformations—chemical, physical, and biological—from the submolecular to the macroscopic, and the analysis, synthesis, and operation of such systems. Graduate study provides both rigorous training in the fundamental core discipline of chemical engineering and the opportunity to focus on specific division. In addition to completing four core subject requirements in thermodynamics, reaction engineering, mathematics, and transportation phenomena, students select a research lab for specialization: chemical engineering fundamentals, catalysis and reaction engineering, control and systems engineering, biochemical engineering, particle technology, polymer engineering, and environmental chemical engineering.

 

Degree Requirements

There are two patterns of study as follows:

Pattern I Pattern II (1) Pattern II (2)
Master’s Degree Holder Bachelor’s Degree Holder Master’s Degree Holder
Required Courses 0 12 0
Elective Courses 0 12 12
Seminar in Chem Eng. 2* 2* 2*
Dissertation 48 48 48
Total course requirements 48 72 60

 

* Seminar in Chemical Engineering III and IV are non credit required courses (s/u) and not counted for in order to fulfill the program

Admissions

To qualify for acceptance to the D.Eng. program, a student should have no grades below B in graduate work and a grade point average of 3.0 or better (A = 4.0).  The M.Eng. degree is not a prerequisite for the D.Eng. program, and outstanding students with a B.Eng. degree in chemical engineering and a minimum grade point average of 3.25  are encouraged to apply directly to the D.Eng. program. The doctoral program  course requirements: students with a minimum graduate course of 3.5 need not to take any coursework, otherwise they are required to obtain at least 12 credits beyond the M.Eng. degree exclusive of the seminar courses and language requirement. To proceed directly from a B.Eng. to the D.Eng program, a student typically needs 24 credits of coursework, exclusive of the seminar courses and language requirement.

D.Eng. Pattern 1.1

(M.Eng holder, GPAX ≥ 3.5)

Course

Course
Subject
Credits
2105717
Seminar in Chemical Engineering III
1
2105718
Seminar in Chemical Engineering IV
1
2105894
Doctoral Dissertation Seminar
0
2105829
Dissertation
60

Requirements

0
Course
Credits
60
Dissertation
Credits
2
Seminar
Credits

D.Eng. Pattern 1.2

(B.Eng holder, GPAX≥ 3.25)

Course

Course
Subject
Credits
2105717
Seminar in Chemical Engineering III
1
2105718
Seminar in Chemical Engineering IV
1
2105894
Doctoral Dissertation Seminar
0
2105830
Dissertation
72

Requirements

24
Course
Credits
72
Dissertation
Credits
2
Seminar
Credits

D.Eng. Pattern 2.1

(M.Eng holder, GPAX < 3.5)

Course

Course
Subject
Credits
2105717
Seminar in Chemical Engineering III
1
2105718
Seminar in Chemical Engineering IV
1
2105828
Dissertation
48
2105894
Doctoral Dissertation Seminar
0

Requirements

24
Course
Credits
48
Dissertation
Credits
2
Seminar
Credits

D.Eng. Pattern 2.2

(B.Eng holder, GPAX≥ 3.25)

Course

Course
Subject
Credits
2105602
Advanced Transport Phenomena
3
2105603
Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
3
2105604
Advanced Chemical Engineering Kinetics and Chemical Reactor Design
3
2105717
Seminar in Chemical Engineering III
1
2105718
Seminar in Chemical Engineering IV
1
2105894
Doctoral Dissertation Seminar
0
2105828
Dissertation
48
21056XX
Required Subject
3
21056XX
Required Subject
3
21056XX/5XX
Elective Subject
3
21056XX/5XX
Elective Subject
3
21056XX/5XX
Elective Subject
3

Requirements

12
Course
Credits
48
Dissertation
Credits
2
Seminar
Credits

Requirements

 

The degree requires that you complete:

  • the core curriculum in chemical engineering of 9 credits (pattern 2.2 only)
  • two seminar courses (Seminar III and Seminar IV) and afterward doctoral seminar in every semester
  • the required and elective curriculum in each division (pattern 2.1 and 2.2 only)
  • the writing doctoral qualifying examinations
  • the writing and oral defense of a thesis on original research
  • An English Proficiency test (CU-TEP) with a minimum score of 67 before graduated, if not they must take a course on English

The core curriculum is:

  • Advanced Transport Phenomena 2105602
  • Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 2105603
  • Advanced Chemical Engineering Kinetics and Chemical Reactor Design 2105604

Three exams are required for the D.Eng. :

The first is the qualifying exam which is taken within the first two years. They are offered in December (1st semester) and May (2nd semester), and are taken by most students after one or two terms in residence. The normal duration of the degree program is four years.

In the second is the general exam, the student prepares a written Doctoral dissertation proposal and presents it orally to a faculty committee. This exam is scheduled on an individual basis after coursework and language requirements are completed.

The final exam is an oral defense of the student’s completed research, following submission of the written dissertation.

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