MS Degree Courses and Options

Non-thesis Option

Students complete 30 credits of course work including 15 credits of core courses and 15 credits of electives.

Core Courses 

  • 155:501 Advanced Transport Phenomena I
  • 155:502 Advanced Transport Phenomena II
  • 155:507 Analytical Methods in Chemical & Biochemical Engg.
  • 155:511 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • 155:514 Kinetics, Catalysis, and Reactor Design

Course Descriptions

Electives

Non-thesis students can follow one of two curriculums in choosing their electives:

  • Chemical & Biochemical Engineering curriculum. Students take 6 credits of chemical engineering electives (500+ level courses offered within the CBE department), and 9 credits of technical electives (essentially any 500+ level mathematics, science or engineering course, including CBE).

  • Pharmaceutical Engineering curriculum. Students take 5 pharmaceutical engineering courses for the 15 credits of electives. Appropriate pharmaceutical engineering courses include:

    • 155:541 Pharmaceutical Materials Engineering
    • 155:544 Pharmaceutical Organic Nanotechnology – Drug Delivery
    • 155:545 Pharmaceutical Process Design I (Synthesis, Separation and Sterile Processing in the Pharmaceutical Industry)
    • 155:546 Pharmaceutical Process Design II (Pharmaceutical Unit Operations)
    • 155:547 Statistical Analysis and Design of Pharmaceutical Operations
    • 155:548 Advanced Topics in Pharmaceutical Engineering
    • 155:549 Advanced Engineering Pharmaceutical Kinetics, Thermodynamics, and Transport Processes (Pharmaceutical Development, Administration and Absorption)

In addition to the 30 credit course load, students must also submit a critical essay.

Course Descriptions

Thesis Option

Students complete 30 credits of course work including 15 credits of core courses, 9 credits of electives and 6 credits of research.

Core Courses

  • 155:501 Advanced Transport Phenomena I
  • 155:502 Advanced Transport Phenomena II
  • 155:507 Analytical Methods in Chemical & Biochemical Engg.
  • 155:511 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • 155:514 Kinetics, Catalysis, and Reactor Design

Electives and Research

  • Students take 9 credits of technical electives (essentially any 500+ level mathematics, science or engineering course, including CBE).
  • ​​6 credits of thesis research (155:701/702)

​In addition to the 30 credit course load, students must submit a thesis on their research.