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Chemical Engineering

 

Master of Science | Chemical Engineering

Program Format:   
Entrance Exam: GRE

Includes core chemical engineering courses and electives in polymers, biotechnology, environmental science and electronic materials. Requires 30 credit hours. No thesis required. The GRE admission requirement may be waived in some cases

The Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MSCHE) is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline who wish to pursue a graduate degree in chemical engineering. Outstanding students with degrees in biochemistry, chemistry, physics, and other branches of science and engineering may also qualify for admissions with the completion of required prerequisite courses.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering program requires:

  • A bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from an accredited engineering program
  • An overall GPA of 3.0
  • GRE scores. This requirement may be waived for students who have satisfactorily passed three chemical engineering distance education graduate courses (at least one of which is a core course) prior to applying

The application package should include GRE scores, undergraduate and graduate transcripts and letters of reference. A six-member admissions committee, headed by the Director of Graduate Studies will evaluate the applications. We typically suggest that students apply to the MS program after they have completed one graduate course through Online and Distance education. This will enable the admissions committee to better evaluate the student. In addition, it will provide the student a window of time to decide whether he or she seriously want to pursue an MS or just take courses through the PBS program. Students are strongly encouraged to discuss their plans with the Director of Graduate Studies.

PLAN OF STUDY

  • Completion of 30 credit hours of graduate level courses at the 500 or 700 level with an overall grade point average of 3.0.
  • Completion of the following core courses:
    CHE 711 Chemical Engineering Process Modeling CHE 713 Thermodynamics I
    CHE 715 Transport Phenomena
    CHE 717 Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • The remaining six courses should be taken from Chemical Engineering (preferable) or other graduate level courses offered through Engineering Online. Students must receive approval for non-chemical engineering courses from the Director of Graduate Programs in Chemical Engineering.
  • No thesis or on-campus residency requirement.
  • All requirements for the degree must be completed within six years of enrolling in the first course appearing on the NC State graduate transcript. Students must comply with the Graduate School regulations for continuous enrollment or must request a leave of absence not to exceed one year.
Full-time employed individuals can only enroll in two online courses per semester. It is highly recommended that new students enroll in one online course during their first semester.

Required courses - available in various semesters

CHE 543 - Polymer Science and Technology

Units: 3

Concepts and techniques for polymerization of macromolecules. Structure, properties, and applications of commercially important polymers.

Offered in Fall Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Years

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2016 Summer Term 1 2016 Fall Term

CHE 551 - Biochemical Engineering

Units: 3

Enzyme and microbial kinetics and reactor designs for processes involving enzymes and single and mixed cultures. Samples drawn from full range of applications: food processing, single cell proteins, tissue culture and vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, recombinant DNA and hybridomas, artificial organs, biological waste treatment and environmental processes.

Offered in Spring Only

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2016 Spring Term

CHE 575 - Advances in Pollution Prevention: Environmental Management

Units: 3

Design of industrial processes which minimize or eliminate wastes. Regulations and the corporate organization of current pollution prevention efforts. Current pollution prevention research. Product life cycle analysis and the application to design of more efficient processes. Credit will not be given for CHE 475 and CHE 575.

Offered in Spring Only

CHE 597 - Chemical Engineering Projects

Units: 1 - 3

Independent study of some phase of chemical engineering or related field.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

CHE 711 - Chemical Engineering Process Modeling

Units: 3

Applications of methods of mathematical analysis to formulation and solution of problems in transport phenomena, process dynamics and chemical reaction engineering.

Offered in Fall Only

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2016 Fall Term

CHE 713 - Thermodynamics I

Units: 3

In-depth coverage of chemical engineering thermodynamics principles. Application of non-ideal fluid-phase chemical potentials to problems in phase and chemical reaction equilibria. Relations of molecular structure and intermolecular forces to macroscopic thermodynamic properties.

Offered in Fall Only

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2016 Fall Term

CHE 715 - Transport Phenomena

Units: 3

A theoretical unified study of transport of momentum, energy and matter. Introduction to diffusional operations including coupled heat and mass transfer in light of the theory.

Offered in Spring and Summer

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2016 Spring Term 2016 Summer Term 1

CHE 717 - Chemical Reaction Engineering

Units: 3

Rates and mechanisms of homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions. Design, analysis and scale-up of batch and continuous chemical reactors.

Offered in Fall Only

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2016 Fall Term

CHE 718 - Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering

Units: 3

Topics relating to design, analysis and operation of homogeneous and heterogeneous chemical reactors.

YEAR: Offered Alternate Years

Recommended courses

MA 501 - Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists I

Units: 3

Survey of mathematical methods for engineers and scientists. Ordinary differential equations and Green's functions; partial differential equations and separation of variables; special functions, Fourier series. Applications to engineering and science. Not for credit by mathematics majors. Credit for this course and MA 401 is not allowed

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2016 Fall Term

MA 502 - Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists II

Units: 3

Determinants and matrices; line and surface integrals, integral theorems; complex integrals and residues; distribution functions of probability. Not for credit by mathematics majors. Any student receiving credit for MA 502 may receive credit for, atmost, one of the following: MA 405, MA 512, MA 513

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

CHE 543 Polymer Science & Technology CHE 551 Biochemical Engineering CHE 575 Advances in Pollution Prevention CHE 596I Colloid Science & Nanoscale Engineering CHE 597 Molecular Cell Engineering CHE 597 Polymers at Interfaces & Confined Geometrics CHE 598K Polymer Rheology and Processing CHE 711 Chemical Engineering Process Modeling CHE 713 Thermodynamics I CHE 715 Transport Phenomena CHE 717 Chemical Reaction Engineering CHE 718 Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering CHE 761 Polymer Blends and Alloys Other recommended courses MA 501 Advanced Mathematics for Engineers & Scientists I MA 502 Advanced Mathematics for Engineers & Scientists II

Tuition Level: Graduate - Engineering

Resident
Cost per Credit Hour: $445.66
Total Estimated Cost for 30 Credits Completed at NC State: $13,369.80

Non-resident
Cost per Credit Hour: $1,041.66
Total Estimated Cost for 30 Credits Completed at NC State: $31,249.80

Approximate cost per semester: $4,010.94 based on 9 credit hours

Note: There may be additional fees associated with Distance Education courses for verification of student identity for proctored examinations. These fees will be paid directly by the student to the proctor or facility and are not charged to your student account.

More about Online and Distance Education Tuition

Entry Semester Application Deadlines and Details
FallMar 31
SpringNov 15, admitting distance ed students only

Dr. Saad A. Khan

Director of Graduate Programs

919-515-4519
khan@ncsu.edu