The master’s degree programs in chemical engineering provide students with a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of chemical engineering with a focus on problem-solving and mathematical modeling through advanced computational tools. The core curricula are designed to enhance the skills of bachelor’s-level chemical engineering students, enabling them to model and solve more complex and realistic scenarios. Graduates of the master’s programs excel at numerical methods for solving engineering problems, computational fluid mechanics and transport, process simulation, and optimization.

Master’s programs

Master of Science (MS) and Master of Chemical Engineering (MChE)

The Master of Science (MS) and Master of Chemical Engineering (MChE) programs have a unique computational focus, preparing students in core areas of chemical engineering, such as reactor engineering, process systems and transport phenomena. The goal of our MS and MChE programs is to produce skilled engineers who will have a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of chemical engineering and a broad set of professional skills and exposure to other technical disciplines.

Master of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Engineering (MS-BTPE)

The MS-BTPE program combines the strengths of our Biological Sciences and Chemical Engineering departments to offer advanced training appropriate for careers in academia, government, or industry in the field of biotechnology and pharmaceutical engineering. Applications for this program should be submitted to the Biological Sciences department.

Master’s in Artificial Intelligence Engineering-Chemical Engineering (MS in AIE-CHE)

Today, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is driving significant innovation across products, services, and systems in every industry and tomorrow’s AI engineers will have the advantage. The MS in Artificial Intelligence Engineering-Chemical Engineering offers the opportunity to learn state-of-the art knowledge in artificial intelligence and use AI to solve challenging chemical engineering problems. This program has the unique capability to bridge the gap between AI and Chemical Engineering processes.

Photo of Siddhant Lambor with quote “The MS program placed me in a unique position to blend advanced computational skills with domain knowledge to solve interesting scientific problems. The mentoring I received from faculty has been pivotal in inculcating a strong research acumen and producing high quality output. The coursework and research project enabled me to garner a breadth of knowledge and apply it to address challenges in experimental rheology using advanced machine learning algorithms.”

Affiliated and interdisciplinary master’s programs

Dual Degree: Engineering and Technology Innovation Management

Students may combine the Chemical Engineering MChE degree with the ETIM program to form a 21-month dual degree program. The curriculum allows students to gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of chemical engineering, and develop specialized business skills, frameworks and the technical acuity necessary to create value and capture value from innovative technologies. Applicants should submit all required application materials outlined for both ETIM and the Chemical Engineering programs.

Energy Science, Technology and Policy (ESTP)

The ESTP program offers six energy master’s degrees, all based in engineering. Graduates understand the interdisciplinary challenges of energy and are well-informed on the broad issues of energy supply, demand, storage, utilization, policy, economics, sustainability, and the environment. They provide effective solutions to societal energy issues and leadership across the entire spectrum of energy sectors.

Students must apply and be admitted directly to the College of Engineering ESTP program, and applications are submitted through the program’s website.

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