Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

The goal of this program is to graduate master-level chemical engineers who are highly qualified for a rewarding professional experience. Graduates may choose to work in the chemical, petrochemical or biochemical industries, continue on to other graduate level degrees, or join consulting/contracting companies. Prospective students have to be motivated to seek life-long learning and professional development and be capable of becoming professionals and leaders in the global chemical, petrochemical and biochemical industries.(Total credit hours is 30 for theses and 33 for no-theses).

Program Objectives

  • To generate graduates with high levels of competence in fundamental and applied concepts of chemical engineering.
  • To provide opportunities to address industrially important problems and to propose and investigate possible solutions
  • To provide an environment in which students can embrace social and personal development.
  • To motivate the students to seek life-long learning and professional development
  • To enhance students recognition and understanding of the professional and societal responsibilities associated with working in the industry.
  • To develop computational techniques, and written and oral communication skills.
  • To cultivate innovation and entrepreneurship through deeper understanding and advanced knowledge of the Chemical Engineering principles and operations.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply advanced concepts of fundamental sciences and engineering to solve complex Chemical Engineering problems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively both independently and in teams of various backgrounds.
  • Apply innovative and practical solutions to existing or novel processes in research.
  • Search, evaluate and acquire information from relevant chemical engineering literature.
  • Design advanced approaches to conduct chemical engineering experiments.
  • Use advanced quantitative and qualitative methods to interpret research experimental results.
  • Disseminate and discuss their professional and scientific work to the general public, as well as to experts in both writing and oral formats.
  • Observe and apply ethical and professional codes and responsibilities.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 30 hours

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences

Required Courses (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CPSE600Graduate Seminar0.000
CIVL602Environmental Impact Assessment Principles & Applications3.000
STAT615Design/Analysis of Experiments3.000


Chemical Engineering

Required Courses (12.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CHME611Transport Phenomena3.000
CHME612Advanced Reaction Engineering3.000
CPSE610Fluid Phase Equilibria3.000
ELEC600Numerical Methods in Engineering3.000

Elective Courses - 6 CH for thesis option and 15 CH for non-thesis option (15.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CHME621Advanced Mass Transfer3.000
CHME622Biochemical Engineering3.000
CHME623Advanced Polymer Engineering3.000
CHME624Advanced Process Dynamics & Controls3.000
CHME625Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering3.000
CPSE695Technical Project  13.000
1 : Non-thesis option students



Required Course (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CPSE699Thesis Research6.000