Masters Programs

CBE Masters Programs

Graduate Program Director: Patrick Underhill
Student Services Administrator: Marylouise Dowd

The Chemical and Biological  Engineering Department offers two different routes for Master degrees: (1) The Master of Science (M.S.) is a Master’s degree that requires a thesis and (2) the Master of Engineering (M.Eng) is a coursework-only Master’s. The Master’s thesis should contribute new knowledge to the field of study and is reviewed by the Master’s committee and submitted to the OGE for review.

Students pursuing a Master’s degree must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours. The minimum number of credits for coursework for an M.S. is 21 and 30 for an M.Eng. In consultation with their adviser, students must develop a Plan of Study that satisfactorily meets Institute requirements and Departmental requirements as described in the catalog.

Rensselaer Catalog Curriculum:

All graduate degree programs are arranged individually, and students are encouraged to use electives to conduct intensive studies in one or more subdisciplines or specialties. The M.S. program is particularly flexible. However, each student’s program must include the following courses:

  • CHME 6570 Chemical and Phase Equilibria (fall)
  • CHME 6610 Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering I (fall)
  • CHME 6510 Advanced Transport Phenomena I (spring)

Outcomes of the Graduate Curriculum

Students who successfully complete the M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering will be able to demonstrate:

  • advanced proficiency in the core areas of Chemical Engineering.
  •  preparedness for professional careers and/or further graduate studies.

Outcomes of the Graduate Curriculum

Students who successfully complete the M.S. in Chemical Engineering will be able to demonstrate:

  • advanced proficiency in the core areas of Chemical Engineering.
  • preparedness for professional careers and/or further graduate studies.
  • effective oral and written communication skills.
  • proficiency in research techniques (theoretical, computational and/or experimental).
     

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