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OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 [Archived Catalog]

Chemical Engineering - MS

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Degree Title:  Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

Program Name and Number:  Chemical Engineering – MS7251

Department/Unit:  Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Delivery Mode:  Athens Campus

Terms of Entry:  Fall, Spring, Summer

Program Overview:  Research areas include advanced materials processing, molecular modeling, nanotechnology, corrosion and flow in multiphase systems, biocorrosion and biofouling mitigation, electrochemical engineering, batteries and fuel cells, energy and pollution control, air quality and atmospheric chemistry, and biomedical and biochemical engineering. Active collaborations exist with professors of biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, and civil and mechanical engineering. Normative time to completion is 2-3 years.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply graduate-level concepts in engineering mathematics, kinetics and reactor design, thermodynamics, and transport phenomena to engineering problems.
  • Develop expertise in one or more areas of technical specialization.
  • Plan and execute a strategy to test a scientific hypothesis or proposed engineering solution, using prior published knowledge as a foundation.
  • Communicate advanced engineering knowledge and the results of novel research and development activities in professional venues.
  • Develop habits of collaboration, leadership, initiative, safe performance of work, and ethical conduct.

Opportunities for Graduates: The program prepares students for doctoral study and industrial positions requiring advanced understanding of chemical engineering principles, some subject matter specialization, and project management experience. Graduates are poised to become leaders in government and industry positions and contribute to improving the human condition.

Link to Program: www.ohio.edu/engineering/chemical/academics/graduate/ms.cfm

Link to Program Handbook: See “Requirements and Procedures for Graduate Degrees in Chemical Engineering” at www.ohio.edu/engineering/chemical/gradtools/documents.cfm

Graduation Requirements:

Students working toward the M.S. under the Thesis Option must:

  • complete a minimum of 21 semester hours of graded coursework.
  • complete CHE 5000, CHE 6100, CHE 6200, CHE 6300, CHE 6400, and ET 6020.
  • complete a thesis requiring a minimum of 20 semester hours of work.

Students working toward the M.S. under the Non-Thesis Option (typically limited to students employed full-time in industry) must:

  • complete a minimum of 31 semester hours of graded coursework.
  • complete CHE 5000, CHE 6100, CHE 6200, CHE 6300, CHE 6400, and ET 6020.
  • complete a special topic investigation extending over two or more semesters.  The special project requires a minimum of 10 semester hours of work.

Students in either option must achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0/4.0 in each of five categories while in the program (note that no grade less than C is acceptable in any course used to satisfy any graduation requirement):

  • chemical engineering courses
  • chemical engineering graduate courses
  • courses listed on the student’s course of study
  • graduate courses
  • all courses

Chemical engineering graduate students will participate in CHE 6000 every semester it is offered (typically, fall and spring).

Culminating Experience:  For those under the Thesis Option, a written thesis must be prepared describing the student’s completed research work. The thesis must be defended orally before the student’s thesis committee. For those under the non-thesis option, the special topic investigation is the culminating experience.

Admission Requirements:  GRE scores are required, though that requirement may be waived for an applicant with a chemical engineering bachelor’s degree from an institution that is ABET-accredited or recognized as exceptional. Most successful applicants will have a GRE quantitative score in the 80th percentile or better and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering or a closely allied field. Those whose educational preparation does not include the full range of required coursework typical of an accredited bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering may be admitted with requirements for additional coursework to fill such gaps. Applicants lacking background in mathematics through differential equations, in general chemistry, in general physics, or in thermodynamics will not be considered. The Non-Thesis Option is available only to students concurrently employed in an engineering role.

International students:  This program permits full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 may be issued based on admission to this program.

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