The Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering seeks to provide high quality graduate education to all of our students. Our faculty and students work creatively and diligently to carry out exciting research on the frontiers of chemical engineering and nuclear engineering.
Chemical engineering has a rich history of contributions to the nation's technology base for production of chemicals and materials for consumer products and basic commodities. Chemical engineers have long played key roles in a diverse set of industries that include petroleum, food, pharmaceuticals, artificial fibers, petrochemicals, plastics and ceramics, to name a few. In these areas, chemical engineers design and develop the processes for large-scale manufacturing that result in affordable products that are essential to our way of life. Chemical engineers also work in the areas of environmental protection and remediation, process safety, and hazardous waste management.
For chemical engineering students with nontraditional backgrounds, leveling courses are required to give students sufficient depth in chemical engineering so that the students can pursue the normal MS program. Normally, ChNE 311, Introduction to Transport Phenomena and ChNE 461, Chemical Reactor Engineering, or their equivalent, are required to level. Depending upon the student's background, other courses may also be required. Each individual's course plan is made in consultation with the graduate advisor.
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