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The Master of Engineering degree requires a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of approved courses. Of those hours, a minimum of 27 credit hours must be formal course work. These formal courses are classified into two categories: required courses and electives.

The following are the required 15 hours of courses that all MEng students must complete:

  • CHEN 604: Chemical Engineering Process Analysis (3)
  • CHEN 623: Applications of Thermodynamics to Chemical Engineering (3)
  • CHEN 624: Chemical Engineering Kinetics and Reactor Design (3)
  • CHEN 629: Transport Phenomena (3)
  • CHEN 681: Seminar (2)
  • CHEN 696: Graduate Mentoring Seminar (1) 
  • Total Credits: 15 “core” credits

The remaining 15 credit hours are subject to the following restrictions:

  • The electives must be formal graduate-level courses and should be approved by the Graduate Program Director. In special cases, up to three credit hours of advanced undergraduate level courses may be included.
  • At least nine hours of credit must be for courses taken within the Department of Chemical Engineering.
  • Graduate courses completed at other institutions and passed with a grade of B or better may be used towards satisfying the departmental electives. With the approval of the Graduate Program Director, up to nine credit hours may be transferred from other institutions. These courses cannot have been used towards another degree. Only technical (science or engineering) courses can satisfy these requirements.
  • Students must register for CHEN 681 Seminar in all the semesters they are on campus. However, only two credits will be counted towards their degree plan.
  • Graduate courses cannot be retaken for credit.
  • The electives courses are usually technical (science or engineering) courses, however, one alternative for the MEng degree is to take the appropriate classes for obtaining a business certificate (ACCT 640 Accounting Concepts and Procedures; FINC 635 Financial Management for Non Business; MGMT 655 Survey of Management; MKTG 621 Survey of Marketing).

Any combination of CHEN 685: Directed Studies and/or CHEN 684: Professional Internship can be used instead of CHEN 685.

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