2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
    Mar 20, 2018  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemical Engineering Major, MS


Thesis Option
The standard master’s program includes a thesis and leads to the Master of Science. Minimum departmental requirements are as follows.

  • A total of at least 21 semester hours in graduate-level courses (excluding CBE 500  CBE 501  500 and 501) in chemical and biomolecular engineering and related areas beyond the baccalaureate. These courses must include the five core courses. 
  • Research and a thesis to give at least 9 hours of credit in CBE 500 
  • Active participation in graduate seminars in the department. Resident students must register for CBE 501  every semester it is offered. 
  • A final oral examination covering the thesis and related fields and graduate course work.

Non-Thesis Option
Any candidate may apply for a non-thesis option. Upon acceptance, a supervisory committee of three will be appointed. At least two members of the committee will be from the faculty in the department. The requirements for completion of the non-thesis option are:

  • Completion of a total of 30 hours of graduate course work. At least 18 of those hours must be in the department. 
  • Satisfactory completion of a culminating experience CBE 580  (Critical Review) as this course shall include a comprehensive exam administered by the faculty committee.