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Masters Program Requirements

 

Master's Sample Curriculum

Major Required (Core) Courses

(Total courses required = 4, 12 Credit Hours)

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

ChE 621

Thermodynamics

3

ChE 625

Kinetics

3

ChE 633

Transport

3

ChE 661

Analysis

3


Fall (1st year):  3 Core Courses and 1 Departmental Seminar = 10 credits

Spring  (1st year):  1 Core Course, 3 Thesis Credits, 1 Departmental Seminar, 2 Group Seminar, and 1 - 3 credit course = 12 credits

Fall (2nd year):  3 Thesis Credits, 1 Departmental Seminar, 2 Group Seminar, and 1 - 3 credit course = 9 credits

Spring (2nd year):  3 Thesis Credits, 1 Departmental Seminar, 2 Group Seminar, and 1 - 3 credit course = 9 credits


Totals for 4 semesters:

  • 9 Thesis Credits (fulfills the Thesis Requirement of between 6-10 credits total)
  • 21 credits from 3 credit courses (at least 12 credits are from the ChE Major)
  • 4 Departmental Seminars (counts towards the 13 required 600+ ChE Major credits)
  • 6 Group Seminar credits  (counts towards the 13 required 600+ ChE Major credits)

= 40 Credits Total (fulfills the 30 credit total requirement)

 

         

With permission from both your advisor and the Graduate Program Director (currently Prof. Shelly Peyton), you could finish in 3 semesters if you registered in the following manner:

          
 

Fall (1st year): 3 Core Courses and 1 Departmental Seminar = 10 credits

Spring (1st year): 1 Core Course, 3 Thesis Credits, 1 Departmental Seminar, 2 Group Seminar, and 1 - 3 credit course = 12 credits

Fall (2nd year): 6 Thesis Credits, 1 Departmental Seminar, 2 Group Seminar, and 1 - 3 credit course = 12 credits

 
 

Totals for 3 semesters

  • 9 Thesis Credits (fulfills the Thesis Requirement of between 6-10 credits total)
  • 18 credits from 3 credit courses (at least 12 credits are from the ChE Major)
  • 3 Departmental Seminars (counts towards the 13 required 600+ ChE Major credits)
  • 4 Group Seminar credits (counts towards the 13 required 600+ ChE Major credits)

= 34 Credits Total (fulfills the 30 credit total requirement)

 

 

Optional tracks are available in energy/reaction engineering, biochem/bioengineering, and materials

 

 
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