M.Sc. In Chemical Engineering

M.Sc. In Chemical Engineering

The degree of Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (M.Sc. in CE) is awarded for successfully completing the requirements of a program of study, which includes taught courses as well as thesis. The thesis is an independent investigation of specialized areas within the general field of chemical engineering and associated disciplines. The M.Sc. in CE gives candidates the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in the broad field of CE and contribute to the process of discovery and knowledge creation through the conduct of original research. Candidates for this degree are taught and supervised by experienced faculty and are expected to demonstrate initiative in their approach and innovation in their work. In addition to successfully completing the taught course component of the program, candidates prepare and present a thesis on their chosen area. Research may be undertaken in several topics corresponding to the areas of focus identified by the University.

The educational goals (objectives) of the M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering program are to produce graduates who:

  1. Advance professionally and be recognized as leaders in their chosen fields.
  2. Apply their technical expertise to address the needs of society in critical, creative, ethical, and innovative manner.
  3. Further develop their knowledge and skills through graduate education and professional schools.

A student graduating with the M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of sciences (mathematics, physics, chemistry) and engineering.
  2. Understand and carry out safe and economic design of chemical engineering processes and systems fulfilling environmental and societal constraints.
  3. Design and conduct theoretical and/or experimental work, as well as analyze and interpret data.
  4. Identify, formulate, analyze and solve chemical engineering problems by applying knowledge of chemical engineering concepts.
  5. Use computational and process simulation tools necessary for chemical engineering practice.
  6. Effective and professional communication in English (both oral and in writing)
  7. Functions autonomously and takes responsibility for managing professional practices, work, processes or systems; Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of contemporary environmental and social issues in the regional and global context.
  8. Inculcate a passion for life-long learning and self-education; Learn from experiences gained in different contexts and apply new knowledge and skills into practice; Demonstrate professional integrity and ethical responsibility.
  9. Take responsibility and act to formulate creative solutions to complex problems

Overall Structure and Requirements

The M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (CE) program consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours. The required program credits are distributed as follows: 12 credits of Program Core courses, 12 credits of Program Elective courses, and 12 credits of CE Master’s Thesis work.  A student may organize the selection of the elective courses relevant to the master’s thesis topic with the consent of the research supervisor. The table below presents a summary of the M.Sc. in CE degree program structure and requirements.  All the M.Sc. in CE program courses, with the exception of the Seminar in Research Methods and the Master’s Thesis, have a credit rating of three credits each.

Summary of M.Sc. in CE Degree Program Structure and Requirements

Category Credits Required
Program Core 12
Seminar in Research Methods 0
Program Electives 12
CE Master’s Thesis 12
Total 36

Program Requirements

Students seeking the degree of M.Sc. in CE must successfully complete a minimum of 36 credited hours as specified in the categories detailed in this section, with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0.

 

Program Core

The M.Sc. 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)

 

Program Electives

Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits of electives from the list below:

–  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 (12 credits)

A student must complete a master’s thesis that involves creative, research-oriented work within the broad field of CE, under the direct supervision of at least one full-time faculty advisor. The research findings must be documented in a formal thesis and defended successfully in a viva voce examination.

Study Plan

Typical study plans for full-time and part-time students enrolled in the M.Sc. in CE program are shown below. Each student is expected to select the courses in consultation with her/his academic advisor.

 

Typical Study Plan for Full-Time Students
  Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
  • CE Core course 1
  • CE Core course 2
  • Elective Course 1
  • ENGR 695 Seminar in Research Methods
  • CE Core course 3
  • CE Core course 4
  • Elective course 2
  • CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis
Year 2
  • Elective course 3
  • Elective course 4
  • CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis
  • CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis
Typical Study Plan for Part-Time Students
  Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
  • CE Core course 1
  • CE Core course 2
  • ENGR 695 Seminar in Research Methods
  • CE Core course 3
  • CE Core course 4
Year 2
  • Elective course 1
  • Elective course 2
  • CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis
  • Elective course 3
  • CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis
Year 3
  • Elective course 4
  • CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis
  • CHEG 699 Master’s Thesis