Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering
The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies' current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.
- B.S. degree in chemical engineering from an ABET accredited program with a GPA of at least 3.3 or a M.S. degree in chemical engineering with a GPA of at least 3.0. Students holding a B.S. degree in a science or other engineering field may be admitted to Qualified Status with an obligation to acquire background undergraduate engineering knowledge. The exact requirements will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
- Graduate Record Examination General Test for those with undergraduate degrees from non-ABET accredited programs.
- Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies' English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.
- A minimum of 90 semester credits, including acceptable master’s degree work and credits granted for the dissertation and the research leading to the dissertation.
- Successful completion of an oral comprehensive exam when at least 45 post baccalaureate credits have been completed. This exam will be based on the four core chemical engineering courses and their application to the student’s research. The exam will be administered by at least three faculty members from the Department of Chemical Engineering. Candidates who fail the exam will be allowed one opportunity to repeat the exam. The reexamination must take place no later than 13 months after the initial exam attempt.
- Students must present to their advisory committee an annual oral progress report describing research progress.
- Preparation and defense of a dissertation documenting original and independent research on a topic related to chemical engineering.
|CHE 501||Advanced Transport Phenomena||3|
|CHE 509||Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics||3|
|CHE 511||Advanced Chemical Engineering Kinetics||3|
|CHE 515||Design of Engineering Experiments||3|
|CHE 562||Seminar in Chemical Engineering||3|
|At least 9 credits of graduate coursework from outside chemical engineering, which may contribute to a minor or cognate.||9|
|Additional graduate coursework||9-18|
|Successful completion of the four core chemical engineering courses with a GPA of at least 3.3.||12|
|Advanced Transport Phenomena|
|Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics|
|Advanced Chemical Engineering Kinetics|
|Design of Engineering Experiments|