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MS Chemical Engineering

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
2 Years
 Start month
August

 Tuition fee

International
42000 USD
National
34600 USD

Application fee

International 85 USD
National 85 USD
Department
College of Engineering
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)76
TOEFL-PBT (min)580
GRE (avg)315
GMAT (avg)675
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About this course

The program of study includes basic subjects of importance to all chemical engineers, such as thermodynamics, transport phenomena, kinetics, and applied mathematics. In addition, students are invited to take more-specialized courses in chemical engineering or in other departments. Students usually take three courses during their first quarter. In subsequent quarters, less time is spent on coursework, and more on research and independent study.

The department has about seventy full-time graduate students, most of whom are working toward a doctorate. They study and collaborate with faculty members in an atmosphere that is informal, friendly, and intellectually vigorous. Faculty interests are broad, so students become familiar with a variety of areas while receiving individual guidance in a specialty.

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Eligibility Criteria

Most students applying for graduate admission have a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering. If a student has an undergraduate degree in chemistry, physics, mathematics, or another branch of engineering, he or she may obtain a graduate degree in chemical engineering by meeting certain additional requirements. To be competitive, applicants must:

  • Be highly ranked (top 10 percent) in a respected chemical engineering program
  • Score at least 750 on the quantitative portion of the GRE
  • Score at least 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), or 70 (Internet-based, not including speaking score) on the TOEFL, if an international applicant

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Course Modules

Thesis Option

39 credits to include:

At least 18 credits in courses numbered 500-599, of which at most 3 may be seminar credits, such as CHEM E 523. Numerical grades must be received for at least 18 credits of coursework. These must be 500-599 or approved 400-level courses. They must include five courses from at least four of the following five categories. (The courses listed in each category are typical. Others may qualify subject to approval by the Graduate Program Coordinator.)
Math/Computer/Statistics: CHEM E 481, CHEM E 482, CHEM E 510, CHEM E 512, CHEM E 575, CHEM 526, STAT 421
Thermodynamics: CHEM E 455, CHEM E 525, CHEM E 526, CHEM 552
Transport Phenomena: CHEM E 530, CHEM E 531, M E 533, M E 534
Reaction Phenomena: CHEM E 461, CHEM E 560, CHEM E 564, CHEM E 565
Materials and Biotech: CHEM E 467, CHEM E 554, CHEM E 558, CHEM E 570, CHEM E 590
Approved 400-level courses presented for the 18 graded credits include 400-level CHEM E courses not required for the BS degree and 400-level non-CHEM E courses approved by the Graduate Program Coordinator.
A minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA in the graduate program
At least 30 credits taken through the UW
A thesis describing original research. At least 9 credits of thesis are required (CHEM E 700).
Final examination consisting of an oral presentation of the thesis.
Serve as TA for at least one quarter.

Non-Thesis Option

The non-thesis allows a student to receive graduate-level training with the primary focus on coursework. The degree requirements can be completed in four quarters (completion in three is possible).

39 credits, and other requirements, to include:

At least 18 credits in courses numbered 500-599, of which at most 3 may be seminar credits, such as CHEM E 523. Numerical grades must be received for at least 18 credits of coursework. These must be 500-599 or approved 400-level courses. They must include five courses from at least four of the following five categories. (The courses listed in each category are typical. Others may qualify subject to approval by the Graduate Program Coordinator.)
Math/Computer/Statistics: CHEM E 481, CHEM E 482, CHEM E 510, CHEM E 512, CHEM E 575, CHEM 526, STAT 421
Thermodynamics: CHEM E 455, CHEM E 525, CHEM E 526, CHEM 552
Transport Phenomena: CHEM E 530, CHEM E 531, M E 533, M E 534
Reaction Phenomena: CHEM E 461, CHEM E 560, CHEM E 564, CHEM E 565
Materials and Biotech: CHEM E 467, CHEM E 554, CHEM E 558, CHEM E 570, CHEM E 590
Approved 400-level courses presented for the 18 graded credits include 400-level CHEM E courses not required for the BS degree and 400-level non-CHEM E courses approved by the Graduate Program Coordinator.
A project consisting of at least 6 CHEM E 600 credits (with a numerical grade of 2.7 or above, or an S grade). A member of the chemical engineering graduate faculty must supervise and grade the work. A written report is required.
Thesis research (i.e., CHEM E 700 or CHEM E 800) cannot count toward the 39 credits.
Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA in the graduate program
At least 30 credits taken through the UW
Final examination consisting of an oral presentation of the CHEM E 600 project

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How to Apply

  • Hold the minimum equivalent of a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.1 or its equivalent from a foreign institution2 or a Bologna bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 180 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits.
  • Also acceptable: hold a Master’s degree, a doctoral degree (PhD, DPhil), or a professional degree (MD, JD, DVM, etc.) from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.1 or its equivalent from a foreign institution.2 
  • Have earned at least a 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4 point scale) for the last 90 graded quarter credits or 60 graded semester credits.
  • Be proficient in English: Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency.

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