Students seeking the degree of MSc in CE must successfully complete a minimum of 30 credited hours as specified in the categories detailed in this section, with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0.
The MSc in CE degree program core requires a minimum of 12 credits, consisting of 4 core courses, and the Seminar in Research Methods course which has zero credit rating. The courses are specified below.
I. CE Core Courses (12 credits):
It is mandatory for the students to complete the following listed courses:
– CHEG 610 Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering
– CHEG 620 Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering
– CHEG 630 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
– CHEG 640 Transport Phenomena
II. ENGR 695 Seminar in Research Methods (0 credits)
Students must complete a minimum of 9 credits of electives from the list of courses below. Students can also select up to two elective courses (6 credits) from other MSc programs in the College of Engineering at KU, subject to the approval of their research advisor.
– CHEG 611 Polymer Reaction Engineering
– CHEG 621 Numerical Methods in Chemical Engineering
– CHEG 622 Process Simulation and Optimization
– CHEG 623 Systems Engineering
– CHEG 631 Process Plant Safety
– CHEG 641 Multiphase Flow
– CHEG 642 Separation Processes
– CHEG 643 Interfacial Science
– CHEG 651 Combustion and Air Pollution Control
– CHEG 652 Advanced Process Control
– CHEG 653 Sustainable Energy
– CHEG 654 Chemical Process Safety
– CHEG 655 Measurement and Instrumentation
– CHEG 656 Experimental Design
– CHEG 657 Materials Engineering and Corrosion
– CHEG 658 Polymer Properties and Processing
– CHEG 659 Biochemistry for Engineers
– CHEG 694 Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Master’s Thesis
CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis (9 credits)
A student must complete a master’s thesis that involves original creative research-oriented work within the broad field of CE, under the direct supervision of a main advisor, who must be a full-time faculty in the Chemical Engineering Department, and at least one other full-time faculty who acts as co-advisor. The research findings must be documented in a formal thesis and defended successfully in a viva voce examination. Furthermore, the research should lead to publishable quality scholarly articles.