M.S. in Chemical Engineering - Thesis Option (Plan A)

General Requirements

  • 30 credits total (including thesis credits)
  • 10 credits (minimum) of ECHM 590 Master's Thesis
  • 21 or more credits required for degree must be at 5xx level
  • 3xx level courses are not allowed
  • 4xx level courses may be used
  • Courses with grades below C- cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements
  • Three credits (min.) registration required during term of:
    • Comprehensive Examination and Thesis defense
    • Graduation (1 credit with in absentee graduation request on file)

Course Requirements

The following courses are required of each MS student
ECHM 594Seminar (can be taken twice)1
ECHM 503Thermodynamics3
ECHM 533Transport Phenomena3
Plus, a course in each of the following areas:
Reaction Engineering
ECHM 510Reaction Engineering/Modeling3
or EBIO 566 Fundamentals of Biofilm Engr
Advanced Mathematics
EGEN 505Advanced Engineering Analysis3
or EGEN 506 Numerical Sol to Engr Problems

Each student's graduate advisor and committee are to work with the student to prepare a Program of Study listing the courses the student is required to take.


For Thesis Option (Plan A) students, the thesis defense and comprehensive examination are combined.