Master of Engineering - Chemical

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Master of Engineering - Chemical Engineering

Objectives of the Chemical Engineering Master’s Program
Graduates of the Chemical Engineering Master’s Program will:

  • Apply advanced chemical engineering concepts in a professional and ethical manner with awareness of safety, sustainability and the role of technology in society.
  • Collaborate effectively with other professionals based on their knowledge of advanced chemical engineering concepts, broad interdisciplinary knowledge and application of modern information technology tools for efficient team work and successful leadership.
  • Engage in lifelong learning through professional activities and continuing education.
  • Participate in technology innovation through development of chemical processes and products, generation of intellectual property or establishing new enterprises.

Outcomes of the Chemical Engineering Master’s Program
Graduates of the Chemical Engineering Master’s Program will:

  • Have advanced knowledge of chemical engineering concepts: chemical kinetics and reactor design, thermodynamics and transport phenomena for chemical processing systems.
  • Be able to manage, develop and assess alternative chemical engineering systems by critically evaluating such considerations as feasibility, cost, safety, government regulatory issues and societal impacts.
  • Be able to collaborate effectively on cross-functional teams and provide effective leadership.
  • Be able to critically think, evaluate the work quality of oneself and others and to effectively communicate through professional correspondence, technical reports and presentations.
  • Be able to adapt to changing technological and societal needs based on advanced knowledge in chemical engineering with interdisciplinary exposure and appreciation of the benefit and fulfillment of life-long learning.

The Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering requires 30 graduate credits in an approved plan of study. The study plan consists of 4 core courses and 6 elective courses, including special research project or substantial laboratory research if a Master’s thesis is pursued. The core courses are as follows:

  • CHE 620 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • CHE 630 Theory of Transport Processes
  • CHE 650 Reactor Design
  • MA 530 Applied Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists II

In addition, Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering can also be pursued with a concentration in Polymer Engineering. Students in this concentration must take the following required courses:

  • CHE 620 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • CHE 630 Theory of Transport Processes
  • CHE 670 Polymer Properties and Structure
  • CHE 671 Polymer Rheology
  • CHE 672 Processing of Polymers for Biomedical Applications
  • MA 530 Applied Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists II

Plus four elective courses, including substantial laboratory research if Master’s thesis is chosen.

Master of Engineering and Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering

Objectives of the Master’s Program
Graduates of the Chemical Engineering Master’s Program will:

  • Apply core Materials knowledge in design, control, and assessment of materials processing and products.
  • Interact effectively with other professionals based on the interdisciplinary education in the Materials discipline to advance their careers.
  • Engage in lifelong learning through professional activities and continuing education.
  • Participate in technology innovation through novel processes and products, intellectual property, and enterprises.

Outcomes of the Master’s Program
Graduates of the Chemical Engineering Master’s Program will:

  • Be able to demonstrate advanced understanding of the foundations of materials science and engineering including multi-scale structure, mass transport, thermodynamics, and mathematical basics in the processing-structure-properties-performance paradigm.
  • Be able to take an interdisciplinary approach to predicting, designing, fabricating, and characterizing materials of desired functionality and performance characteristics at multi-length scales using fundamental scientific and engineering principles and with modern experimental and analytical tools.
  • Be able to critically think and evaluate the quality of work of own and others for problem solving and for research and development in the broad materials field.
  • Be able to communicate orally and in writing the technical, scientific, and societal importance of research results.
  • Be able to adapt to changing technological and societal needs with interdisciplinary exposure and appreciation of the benefit and fulfillment of life-long learning.

The Master of Engineering or Master of Science requires 30 graduate credits in an approved plan of study. The study plan consists of four (4) core courses and six (6) elective courses, including special research project or substantial laboratory research if Master’s thesis is pursued. The core courses are as follows:

  • MA 530 Applied Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists II
  • MT 521 Chemical and Materials Thermodynamics
  • MT 601 Structure and Diffraction
  • MT 602 Principles of Inorganic Materials Synthesis

Master of Engineering or Master of Science program also participates in two interdisciplinary degree concentration offerings jointly with other engineering or science departments: Nanotechnology and Microelectronics and Photonics Science and Technology. Each concentration has its own set of required courses and electives where applicable, in addition to the above core courses.

For Nanotechnology concentration, students are required to take the following two courses:

  • NANO 525 Techniques of Surface and Nanostructure Characterization
  • NANO 600 Nanoscale Science and Technology

With the balance of the electives in other relevant nanotechnology electives, including related special research project or substantial laboratory research if Master’s thesis is pursued.

For Microelectronics and Photonics Science & Technology concentration, students are required to take the following course:

  • MT 507 Introduction to Microelectronics and Photonics

In addition, at least three courses with EE and PEP prefixes must be chosen from the following electives.

  • CPE 690 Introduction to VLSI Design
  • EE 626 Optical Communication Systems
  • EE 685 Physical Design of Wireless Systems
  • MT 562 Solid State Electronics for Engineeing II
  • MT 595 Reliability and Failure of Solid State Devices
  • MT 596 Microfabrication Techniques
  • PEP 503 Introduction to Solid State Physics
  • PEP 515 Photonics I
  • PEP 516 Photonics II
  • PEP 561 Solid State Electronics for Engineering I

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Admission Requirements

Admission into the Graduate Certificate or Master's Degree programs requires an undergraduate degree in Engineering, or in a related discipline, with a grade point average of "B" or better from an accredited college or university.

Required Documentation

All applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for admission:

  • Completed online application for admission
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE scores*
  • Application fee

Optional Documents:

  • Resume/CV

* Starting Fall 2014 GRE scores required for all applicants applying into a full-time graduate program in the School of Engineering and Sciences. (Code #2819) All scores are only valid for five years prior to the application term. GRE required for all PhD applicants.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

TOEFL/IELTS - International students (Code #2819).  For English language proficiency requirements please click here.

Approximately two weeks following receipt of the above material, you will receive a decision letter from the Office of Graduate Admissions. If accepted you will receive an acceptance letter outlining the program to which you were accepted, as well as your assigned Academic Advisor's contact information.

For questions related to program requirements please check with the Office of Graduate Admissions at gradadmissions@stevens.edu.

For more details on deadlines and how to apply please visit the Office of Graduate Admissions website at www.stevens.edu/graduate.