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.
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.
Please note you are able to view basic course outlines here: Academic Calendar Course Outlines for Chemical Engineering
Schedule of Courses for Fall 2024
ChE 514 Fundamentals of Petroleum Production
CHE 521 Process Optimization
ChE 541 Introduction to Polymer Science and Properties
ChE 571 Industrial Ecology
CHE 600 Engineering and Research Methods, Ethics, Practice, and Law
CHE 601 Theory and Application of Transport Phenomena (Formerly CHE 610)
CHE 620 Applied Engineering Mathematics
CHE 621 Model Building and Response Surface Methodology
ChE 660 Biochemical Engineering
Schedule of Courses for Winter 2024
ChE 516 Engineering Systems Design
ChE 520 Process Flowsheet Analysis
ChE 521 Process Optimization
ChE 522 Advanced Process Dynamics and Control
ChE 524 Process Control Laboratory
ChE 543 Polymer Production: Polymer Reaction Engineering
ChE 602 Chemical Reactor Analysis
ChE 640 Principles of Polymer Science
Graduate students may choose from courses within the 500, 600 and 700 series, as explained above.
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.