Distance Education

Chemical Engineering

The Chemical Engineering Department offers specialized courses and research training in a wide variety of specialties within chemical engineering or related interdisciplinary areas. Some of these specialties include: surface science, biochemical engineering, catalysis, pulp and paper engineering, environmental engineering, waste conversion, computer-aided process design and simulation, novel bioseparations systems, chemical kinetics and reactor design, biomedical engineering, process control and optimization, thermodynamics, advanced energy research, mass and energy transfer, electrochemical engineering, polymer engineering, interfacial phenomena, process synthesis, material science, and space science.

Additionally, individualized interdisciplinary programs which cross the traditional department boundaries are encouraged. These may include collaborative work in chemistry, engineering disciplines, physics, mathematics, agriculture, forestry, biology, microbiology, genetics and health sciences or other areas.

The applicant must hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an institution of recognized standing and must have the prerequisite undergraduate experience in areas of study relevant to the proposed graduate program. If the applicant's undergraduate degree is other than chemical engineering, an individualized plan of study will be developed to impart the critical skills inherent in the bachelor's chemical engineering program. All applicants will be evaluated on an individual basis by the Chemical Engineering Graduate Committee.

The Master of Chemical Engineering, a non-thesis degree oriented toward engineering design and practice, has no residency requirement and can be earned entirely through the Engineering Outreach Program. The degree requires 32 semester hours with a minimum of 16 at the 7000 level. In-depth understanding is provided through a minimum of 21 graduate course hours in the major, chemical engineering, plus nine graduate courses hours in technical electives from engineering, science, mathematics, or business which are tailored individually to the student's background and interests. There are three core courses required:CHEN 7106, CHEN 7206 and CHEN 7256


(M.Ch.E.) degree is available with:

  • A minimum of 32 semester hours in Chemical Engineering plus nine hours of Technical Electives from engineering, science, math or business which are individually tailored to the student's background / interests. Courses available by outreach all end with the number 6.
  • A minimum of 16 hours at the 7000 level
  • Three core courses required are: CHEN 7106, CHEN 7206, CHEN 7256
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Last Updated: May 20, 2014