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
Group 1 (3 Credits)
2105602
Advanced Transport Phenomena
3
2105685
Selected Topics in Transport Phenomena*
3
Group 2 (3 Credits)
2105603
Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
3
2105686
Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics*
3
Group 3 (3 Credits)
2105604
Advanced Chemical Engineering Kinetics and Chemical Reactor Design
3
2105687
Advanced Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis*
3
2105688
Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering Kinetics*
3
Group 4 (6 Credits)
2105261
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
2105671
Process Dynamics
3
2105676
Instrumentation in Chemical Process
3
2105623
Optimization of Chemical Processes
3
2105689
Safe Process Operation and Design*
3
2105699
Multifunctional Reactor*
3

Approved Electives

Course
Subject
Credits
Group 1 : Chemical Engineering Fundamental Division
2105526
Total Productive Management for Chemical Process Industry
3
2105608
Adsorption Process
3
2105610
Membrane Technology
3
2105611
Separation Technology Via Liquid Membrane And Application
3
2105613
Mass Transfer Operation
3
2105626
Advanced Heat Transfer
3
2105663
Heat Transfer Operation
3
2105684
Chemical Analysis for Chemical Process Control I
3
2105682
Surface Technology
3
2105690
Independent study I*
3
2105691
Independent study II*
3
2105692
Independent study III*
3
Group 2 : Process Control and Systems Engineering Division
2105522
Dynamic Process Simulation
3
2105599
Batch Chemical Processes
3
2105619
Advanced Automatic Process Control
3
2105693
Special Problems in process control engineering*
3
Group 3 : Petrochemical Engineering Division
2105630
Heterogeneous Catalytic Reactor Modeling
3
2105631
Advanced Catalysts for Polymers
3
2105632
Petrochemical Technology
3
2105634
Catalysis
3
2105636
Heterogeneous Catalysis
3
2105637
Design of Industrial Catalysis
3
2105681
Catalyst Deactivation
3
2105694
Special Problems in Petrochemical Engineering*
3
Group 4 : Polymer Engineering Division
2105527
Polymer Characterization and Fracture
3
2105638
Advanced Polymer Engineering
3
2105643
Polymer Processing
3
2105649
Polymer Blends and Composites
3
2105675
Polymer Chemistry for Engineers
3
2105695
Special Problems in Polymer Engineering*
3
Group 5 : Biochemical Engineering Division
2105641
Biodegradable Material Engineering
3
2105650
Biochemical Engineering
3
2105652
Bioreactor Analysis and Control Design
3
2105654
Biosensors
3
2105655
Bioprocess Plant Design
3
2105659
Biochemical Separation Technology
3
2105679
Bioactive Compounds
3
2105683
Bioenegy Technology
3
2105696
Special Problems in Biochemical Engineering*
3
Group 6 : Cleaner Production Engineering Division
2105666
Source Control of Particulate Emission
3
2105667
Loss Prevention in Chemical Operations
3
2105697
Special Problems in Cleaner Production Engineering*
3
Group 7 : Particle Technology Division
2105572
Encapsulation Process
3
2105609
Advanced Particulate Technology
3
2105616
Fluid and Particle Mechanics
3
2105672
Simulation of Particulate and Material Processing
3
2105678
Introduction to Nanotechnology
3
2105698
Special Problems in Particle Technology*
3

Requirements

24
Course
Credits
12
Thesis
Credits
2
Seminar
Credits

The degree requires that you complete:

  • The approved  group 1, 2, 3 curriculum in each division of 3 credits, respectively
  • The approved   group 4 curriculum in each division of 6 credits, respectively
  • The approved  free electives curriculum in each division of 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

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

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