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2010-2011 Graduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemical Engineering Major, MS

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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 CBE 503 CBE 511 ) in chemical and biomolecular engineering and related areas beyond the baccalaureate. These courses must include the four 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  or CBE 503  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.


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