Graduate Minor in Chemical Engineering

A minor in chemical engineering is available to both M.S. and Ph.D. students who are enrolled in related fields of study. Successful completion of the minor requires 9 or 15 credit hours of coursework, respectively, in CH E courses with a final grade of B or better.

Requirements for the M.S. Minor

(3) credits in 500-level thermodynamics courses

  • CH E 524 Application of Thermodynamics
  • CH E 528 Colloidal Forces and Thermodynamics
  • CH E 597 Polymer Thermodynamics

(3) credits in 500-level reaction engineering courses

  • CH E 535 Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • CH E 536 Heterogeneous Catalysis

(3) credits in 500-level transport courses

  • CH E 501 Bioengineering Transport Phenomena
  • CH E 503 Fluid Mechanics of Bioengineering Systems
  • CH E 544 General Transport Phenomena
  • CH E 545 Transport Phenomena I
  • CH E 546 Transport Phenomena II

Independent study courses (CH E 496 and CH E 596) are laboratory classes and do not satisfy minor requirments.

All 9 credits must be passed with a grade or B or better.

The chair of the graduate program will have the responsibility of approving the specific courses that the student selects to fulfill the requirements of the minor.

Requirements for the Ph.D. Minor

(3) credits in 500-level thermodynamics courses

  • CH E 524 Application of Thermodynamics
  • CH E 528 Colloidal Forces and Thermodynamics
  • CH E 597 Polymer Thermodynamics

(3) credits in 500-level reaction engineering courses

  • CH E 535 Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • CH E 536 Heterogeneous Catalysis

(3) credits in 500-level transport courses

  • CH E 501 Bioengineering Transport Phenomena
  • CH E 503 Fluid Mechanics of Bioengineering Systems
  • CH E 544 General Transport Phenomena
  • CH E 545 Transport Phenomena I
  • CH E 546 Transport Phenomena II

(6) additional credits of 400-level or 500-level courses


Independent study courses (CH E 496 and CH E 596) are laboratory classes and do not satisfy minor requirments.

All 15 credits must be passed with a grade or B or better.

A member of the graduate faculty of the Department of Chemical Engineering is required to be a member of the student’s doctoral committee. This faculty member will have the responsibility of approving the specific courses that the student selects to fulfill the requirements of the minor.

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Contact Information

Seong Kim, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Ph.D. Graduate Admissions
shkim@engr.psu.edu

Michael Janik, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemical Engineering
M.S. Graduate Admissions
mjanik@engr.psu.edu

 
 

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