Master 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 further 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.

Admissions

To qualify for acceptance to the M.Eng. program, a minimum grade point average of student is not specified, however the minimum grade point of admitted students in 2004 is 2.75 (A = 4.0).

An outstanding student with degree in other branches of engineering or science may apply for admission in our Master program but are required to take additional bachelor level fundamental chemical engineering courses.

Core Courses

Course
Subject
Credits
2105602
Advanced Transport Phenomena
3
2105603
Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
3
2105604
Advanced Chemical Engineering Kinetics and Chemical Reactor Design
3
2105605
Chemical Engineering Seminar I
1
2105606
Chemical Engineering Seminar II
1

Approved Electives

Course
Subject
Credits
2105601
Advance Engineering Mathematics for Chemical Engineers
3
2105607
Chemical Engineering Process Scale-up
3
2105612
Chemical Engineering Process and Product Development
3
2105617
Research Methodology and Statistical Analysis
3
2105618
Characterization and Instrumental Analysis
3
2105622
Chemical Process Simulation and Optimization
3
2105676
Instrumentation in Chemical Process
3

Fundamental Courses (For non-B.Eng. students)

Course
Subject
Credits
2103106
Engineering Drawing
3
2105251
Unit Operations I
3
2105230
Chemical Engineering Mathematics I
3
2105333
Transport Phenomena
3
2105352
Unit Operations II
3
2105353
Unit Operations III
3
2105356
Unit Operations Laboratory I
1
2105357
Unit operations Laboratory II
1
2105373
Chemical Engineering Kinetics and Reactor Design
3
2105458
Unit Operation Laboratory III
1
2105464
Chemical Process Design
3
2105472
Process Dynamics and Control
3

Requirements

24
Course
Credits
12
Thesis
Credits
2
Seminar
Credits

The degree requires that you complete:

  • The core curriculum in chemical engineering of 9 credits
  • The approved and free elective curriculum in each division of 6 and 9 credits, respectively
  • Two seminar courses: Seminar I and Seminar II
  • Written and oral defense of a thesis on original research of 12 credits.
  • An English Proficiency test (CU-TEP) with a minimum score of 45 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

If not they must take a course on English and have a pass grade within the first year.

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