M.S. in CHE Program

M.S. in CHE Program

M.S. in Chemical Engineering

The Chemical Engineering Department at Rowan University offers a M.S. in Chemical Engineering. We offer two options: (1) thesis track and (2) course-only track. The thesis track prepares students for research-centric careers, while the course-only track emphasizes project management skills and industrially relevant research that prepares students and working engineers for successful careers in high-tech fields.

Features of the Program:

• State of the Art Facilities
• Part time and full time tracks
• Thesis and Non-thesis options
• Graduate Research funding opportunities
• Interaction with industrial partners and State and Federal Agencies
• Real-World engineering research projects and thesis

The admissions criteria are the same for both options, and each option requires the student to complete 30 semester hours of approved credits beyond the baccalaureate degree. Students with undergraduate degrees in a field other than Chemical Engineering may be requested to complete additional coursework or independent study in addition to the required graduate coursework. Typically, this includes the following core Chemical Engineering Courses:

MATH 01235: Math for Engineering Analysis I (or equivalent)
CHE 06202: Principles of Chemical Processes II (offered during the Summer and Spring semesters)
CHE 06309: Process Fluid Transport (offered in the Fall semester)
CHE 06316: Chemical Reaction Engineering (offered in the Spring semester)
CHE 06315: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II (offered in the Spring semester)

Each student in the Graduate Program will be advised by the graduate program coordinator. The coordinator will establish the specific requirements for each student based on his/her academic background.

The MS program of study (30-credits) is available with the following options:

Thesis Option:

• 1 Approved Graduate Business Course: 3 Cr
• 1 Approved Graduate Math Course: 3 Cr
• 3-4 Approved ChE Graduate Electives:9-12 Cr
• 1-2 Approved Graduate Electives: 3-6 Cr
• MTS Thesis Research: 9 Cr
TOTAL: 30-Cr

Course-only Option:

• 1-Approved Graduate Business Course: 3-Cr
• 1-Approved Graduate Math Course: 3-Cr
• 6-Approved ChE Graduate Electives: 18-Cr
• 2-Approved Graduate Electives: 6-Cr
TOTAL: 30-Cr

The above 2 options show the recomended courses of the chemical engineering program. The selection of specific courses for the Thesis option must be approved of thestudent's assigned thesis advisor.

Program Requirements:

Required Courses  9 s.h.

MATH 01515 Engineering Applications of Analysis (or equivalent) 3 s.h.
  Engineering Application of Computers (or equivalent) 3 s.h.
  Approved Business course (or equivalent) 3 s.h.

Required Specialized Courses  12-15 s.h.

Choose from the graduate level electives offered by the Chemical Engineering program, with approval of the Academic Advisor. The eligible courses include, but are not limited to the following.:

CHE 06502 Special Topics in Chemical Engineering 3 s.h.
CHE 06506 Process Heat Transfer 3 s.h.
CHE 06508 Membrane Process Technology 3 s.h.
CHE 06510 Biochemical Engineering 3 s.h.
CHE 06512 Safety in the Process Industries 3 s.h.
CHE 06514 Transport Phenomena for Engineers 3 s.h.
CHE 06515 Advanced Reactor Design 3 s.h.
CHE 06516 Advanced Separation Process Technology  3 s.h.
CHE 06518 Polymer Engineering 3 s.h.
CHE 06520 Green Engineering Design in the Chemical Industry 3 s.h.
CHE 06528 Fluid Flow Applications in Processing and Manufacturing  3 s.h.
CHE 06568 Electrochemical Engineering  3 s.h.
CHE 06570 Air Pollution Control 3 s.h.
CHE 06572 Biomedical Process Engineering  3 s.h.
CHE 06574 Advances in Particle Technology  3 s.h.
CHE 06576 Bioseparation Processes 3 s.h.
CHE 06577 Advanced Engineering Process Analysis & Experimental Design 3 s.h.
CHE 06579 Industrial Process Pathways 3 s.h.
CHE 06580 Optimization of Engineering Projects 3 s.h.
CHE 06581 Advanced Process Analysis  3 s.h.
CHE 06582 Food Engineering Systems 3 s.h.

Required Thesis/Project Courses  6-9 s.h.

ENGR 01599 Masters Research 6-9 s.h.

Total Required Credits for the Program  30 s.h.