As you consider your degree requirements and the courses available to you, consult the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar for the year and term in which you were admitted. See the Archived Graduate Studies Academic Calendars page to find the calendar you need.
You may also find the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs calendar of important dates helpful. The customizable calendar provides term-specific academic deadlines, term start and end dates, examination periods and more.
Graduate students may choose from courses within the 500, 600 and 700 series, as explained below. Consult your degree requirements when choosing courses.
The 500-series courses provide
- technical electives for undergraduate students who want to specialize in a particular area, and
- background information for graduate students who lack specific knowledge.
600- and 700-series courses
Chemical Engineering's 600- and 700-series course offerings are subject to change and remain unconfirmed until they are posted in Schedule of Classes for Graduate Students. Normally, each 600- and 700-series course includes three hours of lectures per week for one term.
Some 700-level courses are reading courses, in which students in research-based programs learn through independent study under the supervision of an instructor. Up to five students may be enrolled in each reading course. To be eligible to take a reading course, you must have taken at least one graduate course towards your degree and have a minimum grade of 80% in the degree you are pursuing.
Schedule of CHE courses
The department updates the lists below on a regular basis to provide notice of the coming schedule of classes and the tentative plans for future terms.
Tentative Schedule of Courses for Fall 2021
The Department of Chemical Engineering will provide all of its scheduled graduate courses on campus, following the physical distancing guidelines set by the University, and online for students who are unable to attend in person.
ChE 500 Special Topics - Synthetic Biology Project Design (Instructor permission required, please contact instructor directly)
ChE 571 Industrial Ecology
CHE 601 Theory and Application of Transport Phenomena (Formerly CHE 610)
CHE 620 Applied Engineering Mathematics
Schedule of Courses for Winter 2021
CHE 520 Process Flowsheet Analysis (currently CHE 500-Topic 4, to be renamed)
CHE 521 Process Optimization (currently CHE 500-Topic 5, to be renamed)
CHE 522/624 (held with) Advanced Process Dynamics and Control Course Outline
CHE 524 Process Control Laboratory
CHE 543 Polymer Production: Polymer Reaction Engineering Course Outline
ChE 561 Biomaterials & Biomedical Design
CHE 562 Advanced Bioprocess Engineering
CHE 564 Food Process Engineering
CHE 572/672 (held with) Air Pollution Control Course Outline
CHE 574/674 (held with) Industrial Wastewater Pollution Control
CHE 602 Chemical Reactor Analysis
CHE 640 Principles of Polymer Science Course Outline
Tentative Schedule of Courses for Spring 2021
CHE 612 Interfacial Phenomena
CHE 614 Capillary and Transport Phenomena in Porous Media
CHE 632 Introduction to Catalysis
CHE 641 Fundamentals of Polymer Processing Operations
CHE 663 Bioseparations
Nano 701 Fundamentals of Nano – Topic: Nanocomposites
Nano 702 Nanotechnology Tools – Topic: Nanocomposites