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Chemical Engineering (MEN)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2009 - Spring 2010 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering

Major: CHE

Degree: MEN

Unit: Speed School of Engineering

Department: Chemical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering degree will provide a student with the basis to be able to complete the Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering degree.

In addition to the overall GPA of 2.50 for unconditional admission, the following additional requirements are in place. Undergraduate grade point average of 2.50 for all CHE prefixed course work completed. Higher studies applicants who lack a 2.75 GPA overall, and/or a 2.75 GPA in CHE coursework, will, in general, not be accepted until grades are available for all their undergraduate CHE courses. An applicant who has earned more than one D grade in a CHE prefix course will not be admitted to Higher Studies until any excess D grades have been improved.

The Master of Chemical Engineering degree requires the following over and above the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering Degree.

 

Graduate Studies1

Courses Hours
CHE 595, 610, 620, 641, 686, XXX2, XXX2, XXX2, XXX2 25
Thesis Alternative - CHE 6973
or
Non-thesis Alternative - CHE 698, 6994
6
Total 31

1 A student entering Graduate Studies will be required to select either the thesis alternative or the non-thesis alternative path for the degree program.

2 A student specializing in CHE is required to select four approved electives (500 or 600 level) totaling at least 12 semester hours. By proper choice of these electives, a student may develop specific strengths in areas such as materials, mass transfer and separations, pollution prevention, or bioengineering. However, depending on faculty availability and other departmental needs, sufficient courses may not be offered in any one or two year period to allow a student to specialize in some of these areas. These electives need not necessarily be Chemical Engineering courses, but the student’s research advisor and academic advisor must approve non-Chemical Engineering courses.

3 A regularly enrolled student selecting the thesis alternative is required to select both an approved M.Eng. thesis topic and the members of the thesis committee during the first term of Graduate Studies. Six (6) semester hours of CHE 697 are required to satisfy the minimum M.Eng. thesis requirements.

4 A student selecting the course work alternative will substitute CHE 698 and CHE 699 for 6 hours of MEng thesis.

 

Total Hours
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering 138
Graduate Studies 31
Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering 169

 

Master of Science Program in Chemical Engineering

The Department also offers a program leading to the Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. This program is intended for persons having an accredited baccalaureate degree in chemical engineering from another institution, but is available to those with other backgrounds. Remedial work may be specified for those applicants who, in the opinion of the faculty, are not sufficiently prepared to study advanced chemical engineering (e.g., B.S. biologists, chemists, physicists); one or more years of undergraduate courses may be required. Students interested in the Master of Science degree program should consult the Graduate Catalog or the Graduate Student Advisor of the Department of Chemical Engineering.

 

Ph.D. Program in Chemical Engineering

The Department also offers a program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chemical Engineering. This program is intended for persons having an accredited master and/or baccalaureate degree in chemical engineering from U of L or another institution, but is available to those with other backgrounds. Remedial work may be specified for those applicants who, in the opinion of the faculty, are not sufficiently prepared to study advanced chemical engineering (e.g., B.S. biologists, chemists, physicists); one or more years of undergraduate courses may be required. Students interested in the Ph.D. degree program should consult the Graduate Catalog or the Graduate Student Advisor of the Department of Chemical Engineering.

 

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