2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    
    Feb 21, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda)

Chemical Engineering, Thesis Option, M.S.


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Requirements for the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering


Candidates for the M.S. in Chemical Engineering should plan their programs in accordance with the following list of requirements:

Thesis Option (9 credits)


In the Thesis Option, students will finish the program with 9 credits of thesis. 

Electives (9 credits)


At least two electives (6 credits) must be chosen from approved CBE graduate courses, 6000-level and above, while the other one (3 credits) may be chosen from other graduate programs with the approval of the graduate advisor in chemical engineering.

Internship for Chemical Engineering M.S. Students


Students can register for an internship course (CP-GY 9911 CP-GY 9921 , 1.5 credit each) to do an internship. Up to 3 credits of approved internships can be applied as non-CBE electives towards the M.S. degree. Students cannot do an internship for credit after they have completed degree requirements. For an internship to be approved for credit, the internship must provide industry and/or research experience relevant to the Chemical Engineering M.S. degree program. Students must secure a CBE faculty member’s commitment for advising an internship. All internships must be approved by the faculty advisor. An internship supervisor (that is a person supervising a student’s work at the internship site) should submit a midterm and a final term evaluation report to the faculty advisor. The student must submit a project report to the faculty advisor upon completion of the internship for evaluation and grading. International students willing to do an internship should consult with OGS to ensure compliance with immigration regulations; this most often involves getting approval for Curricular Practical Training (CPT).

Total: 30 Credits


Note:


To meet graduation requirements, students must have an overall B average in all courses (excluding M.S. Thesis or Guided Study Project) and must not obtain more than two grades of C in required subjects.

Sample Study Plan


Here is an example of a typical student’s schedule.

Fall 1 Credits Spring 1 Credits
CBE-GY 6333 Transport Phenomena   3 CBE-GY 6813 Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design   3
CBE-GY 6733 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics   3 CBE-GY 6153 Applied Mathematics in Engineering   3
CBE-GY Elective 6000 level or higher 3 CBE-GY Elective 6000 level or higher 3
Fall 2 Credits Spring 2 Credits
CBE-GY 997X M.S. Thesis in Chemical & Biological Engineering   6 CBE-GY 997X M.S. Thesis in Chemical & Biological Engineering   3
Elective 3    

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