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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemical Engineering - Soft Matter Concentration (MChE)

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Requirements for the Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering:

Students who obtain a MChE instead of a Ph.D. or who do not matriculate into the Ph.D. program have two options for graduate education leading to a Master’s in Chemical Engineering (MChE) Degree.

The thesis option requires 6 credit hours of thesis work and 24 credit hours of course work; it is designed for full-time graduate students in residence. The non-thesis course option requires 30 credits of course work and is designed for engineers who are studying part-time. The faculty member supervising the thesis research will act as an advisor for students in the thesis option. The Department’s Graduate Program Director will act as an advisor to all students in the course work option.

Core Courses:


One credit, taken twice for both the thesis and non-thesis options (2 credits).

Technical Electives:

6 credits for the thesis option and 12 credits for the non-thesis option, up to 6 credits can be non-CHEG graduate electives.

Thesis Option:

The thesis option requires 6 credit hours of thesis work and 24 credit hours of required course work.

Non-Thesis Option:

30 credits including 12 credits of technical electives.

Credits to Total a Minimum of 30

Last Revised for 2021-2022 Academic Year

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