Chemical and Paper Engineering- Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

For information, contact:
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Chemical, Paper and Biomedical Engineering
064 Engineering Building, 513-529-0760
http://MiamiOH.edu/cec/academics/departments/cpb/academics/graduate-studies/

Introduction

The Master of Science in Chemical Engineering offers research (thesis) and course intensive (non-thesis) options. The mission of the program is to prepare students who wish to either pursue doctoral work in chemical or biomedical engineering or to seek research-related careers in industry. The departmental faculty have active research projects in the areas of solar cells, environmental, paper physics and chemistry, tissue engineering, biomaterials, molecular simulation, biomechanics, enzyme treatment, separation and electrochemistry.

Research and Support Facilities

The department’s equipment includes a highly instrumented papermaking machine, stock preparation equipment, complete paper testing laboratories, pulping digesters, process control laboratory, biochemical engineering laboratory, environmental laboratory, chemical engineering laboratory, molecular simulation, biomechanics, electrochemical laboratory, solar cell research laboratory and tissue engineering/biomaterials laboratory. Students also have access to equipment at the university’s Electron Microscopy Facility and Nanotechnology Center.

Admission Requirements

You must have an undergraduate education in a science or engineering field, and must provide:

  1. academic record of undergraduate performance;
  2. scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE);
  3. three letters of recommendation; and
  4. written statement of purpose for seeking a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Miami University.
  5. personal essay.

Combined Bachelor/Master's Program

Undergraduate students may apply to participate in the combined bachelors/master’s program. This program allows you to pursue a master’s degree in an accelerated manner while pursing your bachelor’s degree. It is a great opportunity to deepen your knowledge and research skills. Please contact the department for more information about the combined program.

Program Requirements

Option I - Research Intensive (thesis)

Students are required to complete a minimum of 34 semester hours, which is comprised of the following:

CPB 551Unit Operations Laboratory II2
CPB 600Graduate Seminar 14
CPB 611Transport Phenomena in Engineering3
CPB/MME 612Engineering Analysis3
CPB 700Research for Master's Thesis 26-12
or CPB 710 Industrial Practicum
Electives 316
Total Credit Hours34-40
1

Maximum 4; take each semester of residence.

2

CPB 710 May be used with department approval.

3

The remaining 16 credits of graduate course work are freely chosen by the student and advisor, but the chosen program should show some coherence toward a particular area of concentration, namely Bioengineering, Environmental or Paper. Students planning a general program in the department can design their course selection with their advisor.

The student must:

  1. complete a total of 34 semester hours with at least 24 semester hours of graduate credit in chemical, paper and biomedical engineering or related courses approved by the department. At least 12 credits must be earned at 600-level or above;
  2. complete a research thesis (six to 16 hours credit) or the analysis and solution of an industrial problem (six to 12 hours credit); and
  3. pass a final examination.

Option II - Course Intensive (non-thesis)

Students are required to take a total of 34 credit hours, of which at least 30 semester hours must comprise of the following:

CPB 600Graduate Seminar 14
CPB 551Unit Operations Laboratory II2
CPB 611Transport Phenomena in Engineering3
CPB/MME 612Engineering Analysis3
CPB 690Graduate Research3-4
or CPB 710 Industrial Practicum
Electives 218-19
Total Credit Hours33-35
1

 Maximum 4; take each semester of residence.

2

 18 credits if 4 credits of CPB 690 or CPB 710 taken, otherwise 19 credits.

The student must:

  1. complete a total of 34 semester hours with at least 30 semester hours of graduate credit in chemical, paper and biomedical engineering or related courses approved by the department. At least 12 credits must be earned at 600-level or above;
  2. register for 3-4 credit hours of CPB 690 or CPB 710 and complete a research project under the supervision of a faculty member. The student will write a comprehensive report and make a formal presentation, which will be evaluated by a team of three faculty. This will constitute the final exam for the student.