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Graduate Course Catalog 2016-2017

Graduate School

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Chemical Engineering (CHE)

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This program is offered in Durham.

Assistant Professor: Nan Yi

 

Degrees Offered: M.Eng., M.S., Ph.D.

The Department of Chemical Engineering offers the M.Eng. degree, M.S. degree, and Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering. All levels include research opportunities in biofuels, biomedical engineering, biochemical engineering, electrochemical engineering, tissue engineering, advanced materials, reaction engineering, energy, and environmental engineering.


M.Eng. Admission Requirements

An applicant to the master of engineering program will have completed a baccalaureate degree in chemical engineering. Students with good undergraduate records but with deficiencies in certain areas may be admitted on condition that they complete specified courses without credit to make up for their deficiencies. Applicants must submit current scores (within five years) from the general test of the Graduate Record Examination. International students are required to submit TOEFL test scores. IELTS scores are accepted on a case-by-case basis, and students must have a minimum score of 6.5.


M.Eng. Degree Requirements

A master of engineering degree is a professional degree for chemical engineers. A minimum of 30 credits, which must include Advanced Fluid Mechanics (CHE 913), Heat Transfer (CHE 915), Diffusive Mass Transfer (CHE 916), Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (CHE 923), and Advanced Chemical Engineering Kinetics (CHE 932), is required for the master of engineering degree. An additional 12 credits of coursework are also required. These 12 credits can be made up of electives offered by the department or by the college. In addition, courses taken within the UNH School of Law and the Paul College of Business and Economics can apply with approval. The remaining 3 credits will be for faculty supervised projects (CHE 898).


M.S. Admission Requirements

An applicant is expected to have completed a baccalaureate degree in chemical engineering. Students with good undergraduate records but with deficiencies in certain areas may be admitted on condition that they complete specified courses without credit to make up for their deficiencies. Applicants must submit current scores (within five years) from the general test of the Graduate Record Examination. International students are required to submit TOEFL test scores. IELTS scores are accepted on a case-by-case basis, and students must have a minimum score of 6.5.


M.S. Degree Requirements

A minimum of 30 credits, which must include Advanced Fluid Mechanics (CHE 913), Heat Transfer (CHE 915), Diffusive Mass Transfer (CHE 916), Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (CHE 923), and Advanced Chemical Engineering Kinetics (CHE 932), is required for the master of science in chemical engineering. These five core courses constitute 15 credits. The remaining 9 course credits can be made up of electives offered by the department or by the college. Students take electives after consulting with their adviser. A 6-credit thesis (CHE 899) is required.


Ph.D. Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the Ph.D. program normally have a master's degree in chemical engineering. Exceptional students with a baccalaureate degree in chemical engineering are eligible for admission to the program. To be admitted, students must present evidence that they have a strong foundation in chemical engineering. Applicants must submit current scores (within five years) from the general test of the Graduate Record Examination. International students are required to submit TOEFL test scores. IELTS scores are accepted on a case-by-case basis, and students must have a minimum score of 6.5.


Ph.D. Degree Requirements

PhD students will complete the following core chemical engineering courses: Advanced Fluid Mechanics (CHE 913), Advanced Heat Transfer (CHE 915) Advanced Diffusive Mass Transfer (CHE 916), Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (CHE 923) and Advanced Chemical Engineering Kinetics (CHE 932).  Those students admitted with a master’s degree in chemical engineering are required to take an additional 3 courses at the 800- or 900- level to complete the course work requirements.  Those students admitted with a baccalaureate degree in chemical engineering are required to complete an additional 6 courses at the 800-  or 900- level to complete the course work requirement for the PhD.  These elective courses will be chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor. 

Students in the PhD program are expected to complete the five required core courses within the first year of graduate study.  After completion of the core courses, the graduate coordinator will administer a written qualifying exam on each of the core subjects.  The graduate coordinator also conducts an annual review of each student’s progress in the program.  All course work, including electives, should be completed by the end of the second year of study and must be completed before the student can be advanced to candidacy. 

To advance to candidacy, the student must prepare a research proposal, which is different from his/her PhD dissertation research, and defend the proposal in an oral examination before a doctoral guidance committee.  After successful completion of the oral qualifying examination, the student is advanced to candidacy and upon recommendation of the graduate coordinator, a doctoral dissertation committee is appointed by the dean of the graduate school.  The doctoral dissertation committee supervises and approves the dissertation and administers the final dissertation defense.

 

There is no language requirement.