Chemical and Paper Engineering- Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

For information, contact:
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering
064 Engineering Building (513-529-0760)
SEASgrad@miamioh.edu
http://www.cpe.miamioh.edu/masters

Introduction

The Master of Science in Chemical Engineering offers research (thesis) and course intensive (non-thesis) options. The mission of the program is to prepare students who wish to either pursue doctoral work in chemical or biomedical engineering or to seek research-related careers in industry. The departmental faculty have active research projects in the areas of solar cells, environmental, paper physics and chemistry, tissue engineering, biomaterials, protein separation and electrochemistry.

Research and Support Facilities

The department’s equipment includes a highly instrumented papermaking machine, stock preparation equipment, complete paper testing laboratories, pulping digesters, process control laboratory, biochemical engineering laboratory, environmental laboratory, chemical engineering laboratory, electrochemical laboratory, solar cell research laboratory and tissue engineering/biomaterials laboratory. Students also have access to equipment at the university’s Electron Microscopy Facility and Nanotechnology Center.

Admission Requirements

You must have an undergraduate education in a science or engineering field, and must provide: (1) academic record of undergraduate performance; (2) scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); (3) three letters of recommendation; and (4) written statement of purpose for seeking a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Miami University.

Combined Bachelor/Master's Program

Undergraduate students may apply to participate in the combined bachelors/master’s program. This program allows you to pursue a master’s degree in an accelerated manner while pursing your bachelor’s degree. It is a great opportunity to deepen your knowledge and research skills. Please contact the department for more information about the combined program.

Program Requirements

Option I - Research Intensive (thesis)

Students are required to take a total of 34 credit hours, of which at least 24 semester hours must comprise of the following course work:

(this excludes CPE 600 Graduate Seminar and CPE 700 Research for Master's Thesis)

Complete the following:

CPE 600 Graduate Seminar (1, maximum 4) for each semester of residence.

In addition, all students are required to take:

CPE 700 Thesis Research, for 6 credits

CPE 710 Industrial Practicum (1-12) (may be used with department approval)

The departmental regulations require that all students take the following courses:

CPE 611 Transport Phenomena in Engineering (3)

CPE 612 Engineering Analysis (3)

CPE 551 Unit Operations Laboratory II (2)

Courses are freely chosen by the student and advisor, but the chosen program should show some coherence toward a particular area of concentration, namely Bioengineering, Environmental and Paper. Students planning a general program in the department can design their course selection with their advisor.

The student must: (1) complete a total of 34 semester hours with at least 24 semester hours of graduate credit in chemical and paper engineering or related courses approved by the department. At least 12 credits must be earned in courses numbered 600 or above; (2) complete a research thesis (eight to 16 hours credit) or the analysis and solution of an industrial problem (six to 12 hours credit); and (3) pass a final examination.

Option II - Course Intensive (non-thesis)

Students are required to take a total of 34 credit hours, of which at least 30 semester hours must comprise of the following course work:
(this excludes: CPE 600 Graduate Seminar, CPE 690 Graduate Research and CPE 710 Industrial Practicum)

The departmental regulations require that all students take the following courses:

CPE 611 Transport Phenomena in Engineering (3)

CPE 612 Chemical Engineering Analysis (3)

CPE 551 Unit Operations Laboratory II (2)

All students are required to take CPE 600 Graduate Seminar, for each semester of residence. Courses are freely chosen by the student and advisor, but the chosen program should show some coherence toward a particular area of concentration, namely Bioengineering, Environmental and Paper. Students planning a general program in the department can design their course selection with their advisor.

The student must: (1) complete a total of 34 semester hours with at least 30 semester hours of graduate credit in chemical and paper engineering or related courses approved by the department. At least 12 credits must be earned in courses numbered 600 or above; (2) Register for 3 credit hours of CPE 690 Graduate Research or CPE 710 Industrial Practicum and complete a research project under the supervision of a faculty member. The student will write a comprehensive report and make a formal presentation, which will be evaluated by a team of three faculty. This will constitute the final exam for the student.

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