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School/College: College of Engineering
Degree(s) Offered: Master of Science
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Shamsuddin Ilias Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 336-334-7564
Department Chair: Dr. Leonard Uitenham Email: email@example.com Phone: 336-334-7564
The graduate Chemical Engineering program at North Carolina A&T State University provides students with advance level of study and learning experience in chemical engineering. The program will serve as preparation for further advance study at the doctoral level or for advance chemical engineering practice in industry. Our graduates work in a broad range of fields and create innovative solutions to important industrial and societal problems.
The department seeks to provide an atmosphere of dedicated service to the student by research advising in a sub-discipline, program planning, career guidance, and any other supportive student services to facilitate their growth and success in the academic and professional communities.
Additional Admission Requirements
- Earn a STEM bachelor degree from a four year college
- Unconditional admission requires an engineering undergraduate degree from an ABET accredited Chemical Engineering degree and have a 3.0 GPA.
- Conditional admission candidates must meet with the Chemical Engineering graduate coordinator to determine on a case-by-case basis what bridge courses or subject areas are needed to satisfy the unconditional requirements.
- The graduates will perform effectively in an advanced chemical engineering related position in industry or in advanced graduate/professional schools.
- The graduates will demonstrate research leadership skills in using interdisciplinary and advanced approaches or techniques for solving their research or project problems.
- The graduates will be active in professional societies.
- The graduates will enhance their professional credentials through lifelong learning.
There are three options for completing the MS ChE degree requirements: thesis, project or course work only. All Students pursuing any of the MS ChE options must complete four (4) courses from the MS ChE core courses.
Subject Core Course(s) (12 Credit Hours)
CHEN 620(3 credit hours)
CHEN 630(3 credit hours)
CHEN 710(3 credit hours)
CHEN 720(3 credit hours)
CHEN 750(3 credit hours)
CHEN 760(3 credit hours)
Course subject area(s)
CHEN 793(3 credit hours)
CHEN 794(3 credit hours)
CHEN 796(3 credit hours)
CHEN 797(3 credit hours)
CHEN 999(3 credit hours)
Electives (12, 18, or 21 depending on the option hours required):
Seminar Courses (if applicable) (2 credit hours)
CHEN 792(1 credit hour)
Requirements specific to specializations/program options/tracks:
Project Option: 30 Coursework Hours 3
Thesis Option: 24 Coursework Hours 6
Course work only option requires 33 hours of course work.
The electives courses selected by the student are based on the interested of the student in consultation with his or her advisor. All elective courses are 3 credit hours.
If funds are available, teaching assistantships are awarded to unconditional students first because they normally have the background to assist faculty members in the teaching of the undergraduate courses.
There is no requirement for internships, however students are encouraged to apply and take advantage of internship opportunities.
When the student first comes to campus the graduate coordinator is the student's advisor. After a student is on campus and actively engaged in the program they are encouraged to interact with the faculty who are conducting research in their area of interest. Once the student and faculty agree on the research area topic the student normally becomes the research assistant (RA) for that faculty member and the faculty member becomes the student's main advisor.
- Thermodynamics and Molecular Computation
- Catalysis and Reaction Engineering
- Transport Processes
- Biological Engineering
Directory of Faculty
- Yusuf G. Adewuyi, Professor, PhD, University of Iowa
- Shamsuddin Ilias, Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator, PhD, Queen's University at Kingston
- Vinayak N. Kabadi, Professor & CAS Associate Director, PhD, Pennsylvania State University
- Franklin G. King, Professor, DSc, Stevens Institute of Technology
- Jianzhong Lou, Professor, PhD, University of Utah
- Abolghasem Shahbazi, PhD, Pennsylvania State University
- Gary B. Tatterson, Professor, PhD, The Ohio State University.
- Leonard C. Uitenham, Professor & Chairperson, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
- Lijun Wang, PhD, National University of Ireland