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Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Course reports and survey data are reviewed periodically in faculty meeting and annually with the department’s Board of Advisor during their campus visit. These discussions lead to changes within individual courses and in the curriculum as a whole. The impact of each change is then assessed after implementation. 

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

  • The department graduate committee oversees graduate learning.
  • Graduate learning takes place through 1-on-1 mentoring by research advisors and committee members, coursework, and the independent and guided planning, execution, and analysis of the research plan.
  • Students must successfully complete the college graduate writing course ET 6200.
  • Students must successfully complete the course CHE 5000 – Engineering Research Fundamentals. The course’s primary focus is on research planning, conduct, and communication. The course content can be adjusted to address areas of concern.
  • Students must enroll in CHE 6000 – Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Seminar each semester. Seminar includes guest speakers from various areas of technical expertise, as well as activities intended to develop professional habits including safe performance of work and ethical conduct. The course content can be adjusted to address areas of concern.
  • The department provides partial funding annually for each student to present work at a professional meeting.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to submit at least one manuscript for peer-reviewed publication prior to graduation.

Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

  • The program director oversees graduate learning.
  • Graduate learning takes place through 1-on-1 mentoring by research advisors and committee members, coursework, and the independent and guided planning, execution, and analysis of the research plan.
  • Students must successfully complete the college graduate writing course ET 6200 and appropriate safety and ethical conduct of research courses.
  • Students must successfully complete the course BME 5010 – Biomedical Engineering Professional Development. The course covers academic and industrial career opportunities in biomedical engineering; generation, protection and development of intellectual property; growing biomedical companies; effective scientific presentations; technical writing; and ethics in biomedical sciences and biomedical engineering. The course content can be adjusted to address areas of concern.
  • Students must enroll in BME 6000 -- Biomedical Engineering Seminar -- each semester. Students attend seminars given by guest speakers from various relevant areas of technical expertise across campus. The course content can be adjusted to address areas of concern.
  • The program provides partial funding annually for each student to present work at a professional meeting.

Doctorate in Chemical Engineering

  • The department graduate committee oversees graduate learning.
  • Graduate learning takes place through 1-on-1 mentoring by research advisors and committee members, coursework, and the independent and guided planning, execution, and analysis of the research plan.
  • Students must successfully complete the college graduate writing course ET 6200.
  • Students must successfully complete the course CHE 5000 – Engineering Research Fundamentals. The course’s primary focus is on research planning, conduct, and communication. The course content can be adjusted to address areas of concern.
  • Students must enroll in CHE 6000 – Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Seminar each semester. Seminar includes guest speakers from various areas of technical expertise, as well as activities intended to develop habits of safe performance of work and ethical conduct. The course content can be adjusted to address areas of concern.
  • The department provides partial funding annually for each student to present work at a professional meeting.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to prepare and submit multiple papers for peer-reviewed publication.