Chemical Engineering, MS, ME, PhD

 

Program Summary

Format: On-site


Locations: Potsdam


Credit Hours:

MSMEPhD
303090


Cost: Per Credit Hour

Our Program

The graduate program is designed to prepare students for careers in research, development, design, and education. Admission to graduate study will be granted to qualified applicants who hold a baccalaureate degree in chemical engineering from an accredited institution or who have equivalent qualifications.

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, PhD
The principal graduate degree offered by the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is the Ph.D. Typically 50 to 75% of our graduate students are in the doctoral program.

The Department is housed in the Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) Building on Clarkson’s hill campus, in Potsdam, NY,  and has excellent research facilities for conducting state-of-the-art research.

Curriculum

Objective: To prepare the chemical engineer for a career in advanced engineering and design.

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, PhD
For those interested in an academic or industrial research career, Clarkson’s PhD programs in engineering provide an opportunity to pursue leading-edge research and a high degree of specialization

Degree Requirements

M.S. Degree Program Requirement

1.The following are required courses:

  • Chemical Reactor Analysis II
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Chemical Engineering Analysis
  • Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

2. Two additional three-credit hour technical graduate courses selected in consultation with the student’s advisor. School of Business courses cannot be taken to satisfy this requirement.

  1. Two credit hours of Seminar. (While in residence, all students are required to attend seminar)
  2. Ten credit hours of Thesis. All students are expected to start their thesis research at the beginning of their first semester in residence.
  3. The M.S. thesis must be orally presented and defended before a committee of three or more faculty members, at least two of whom are from the Department.

The one-credit course, Fundamentals of Research and Graduate Study, is highly recommended. This course may be used as a substitute for one credit of thesis.

A typical schedule follows. Individuals with an undergraduate degree in chemistry have a different schedule – refer to “MS Degree in Chemical Engineering for BS Chemists and Physicists” on the next page.

First Semester Third Semester
3 three-credit courses 1 credit of thesis (if necessary)
5 credits of thesis
1 credit of seminar

Second Semester Fourth Semester (if necessary)
3 three-credit courses 1 credit of thesis
5 credits of thesis
1 credit of seminar

Master of Engineering Program in Chemical Engineering

Normal program duration: One calendar year (12 months) for those with a B.S. or B.E. in chemical engineering.

Requirements:

Two graduate courses (6 credits) in chemical engineering fundamentals, to be selected from:

  • Chemical Reactor Analysis II
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Chemical Engineering Analysis
  • Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Advanced Process Control
  • Transport Phenomena

Two graduate courses (6 credits) in chemical engineering applications, to be selected from a list available from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

One graduate technical elective (3 credits) in engineering, mathematics or science (500 or 600 level in BY, CE, CH, CM, CS, EE, ES, IH, MA, ME, MP, PH, PY, SU).

An additional 4 restricted graduates electives (3 credits) in business, engineering, mathematics, science or communication and media.

Two credits of CH610 Chemical Engineering Seminar.

Four credits of CH611 Master of Engineering Project. A design project carried out under the direction of a chemical engineering faculty member, requiring the completion of a written report.

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, PhD
Degree Requirements

In the Coulter School of Engineering, the minimum requirements for a PhD degree are:

  • 90 credit hours minimum (beyond B.S.) −
    • Minimum of 24 credit hours of graduate course work
      •  Minimum of 15 credit hours in the major field
      • Minimum of 9 credit hours in the minor field
      • Minimum of 6 credit hours from a department other than the one in which the student is houses
    • Minimum of 9 of the course work credit hours taken in residence (may include distance learning classes taken through Clarkson
    • Minimum of 6 credit hours of seminar.
    • Maximum of 30 credit hours transferred from a Masters degree towards PhD requirements (B grade or better; forms for obtaining transfer credit are available from the Department office)
    • ≥ 3.0 cumulative GPA in coursework contributing to degree requirements
    • A minimum of three academic years of full time graduate study or the equivalent in parttime study. Two years of study must be in residence at Clarkson University. Students in the external PhD program are exempt from this residency requirement.
    • Satisfactory completion of the PhD candidacy procedure within two years after matriculation into the PhD program if a full-time student or before completing 66 credits for part time students
    • A written dissertation must be submitted by each candidate and defended orally as part of the final examination
    • All work must be completed within 7 years after the student is identified as a PhD candidate
    • All accepted international students, for whom English is a second language, are required to take an English-as-a-Second-Language placement exam (LA005) upon their arrival on campus and complete any recommended requirements.

Courses

  • Transport Phenomena (Fall)
  • Chemical Engineering Analysis (Fall)
  • Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (Spring)
  • Chemical Reactor Analysis II (Spring)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites: B.S. or B.E. in chemical engineering. Those with degrees in other science or engineering disciplines may also be admitted, but will be required to make up undergraduate course deficiencies.

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, PhD
Admission to graduate study will be granted to qualified applicants who hold a baccalaureate degree in chemical engineering from an accredited institution or who have equivalent qualifications.

The Ph.D. requires 90 graduate credit hours beyond the B.S., and requires a written dissertation to be submitted and defended orally as part of the final examination.

A complete application file consists of the following items (click for more information):

  1. Application Form
  2. Resume and Statement of Purpose
  3. Letters of Recommendation – 3 letters required
  4. Official Transcripts
  5. Test Scores – GRE* and TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable)

* GRE maybe waived for some applicants.

Supplemental information may be submitted if desired: this could include any other information that may help us evaluate your application.

 

 

Contact Us

If you are interesting in learning more about our programs contact:
Sitaraman Krishna
Associate Professor
skrishna@clarkson.edu
315/268 6661

If you are ready to apply or have admissions questions contact:
Dan Capogna
Graduate School Coordinator
graduate@clarkson.edu
518/631-9910

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