Chemical Engineering


This graduate program in chemical engineering will prepare men and women for advanced work in the chemical, plastics, petroleum and pharmaceutical industries, as well as for many other industrial and government positions. A program of studies leading to the Master of Engineering (M.E.) degree usually consists of five "core" courses:

Elective courses offered include Applied Surface Chemistry, Polymer Engineering, and Biochemical Engineering. The Masters degree requires 30 hours of course work. The televised courses are offered live in Charlottesville and transmitted simultaneously. All courses are taught by the regular faculty in Charlottesville.

A total of eight courses (or 24 semester hours) are offered via telvision. Courses in related areas may be transferred from other universities. Such courses could be in the areas of mathematics, chemistry, materials science, mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering and systems engineering. In addition, one course may be an independent research course, ChE 795, which would be done in conjunction with one of the faculty. This course can be taken during any semester or summer.

Televised courses may be taken for degree credit, or for non-degree continuing education. To be used for degree credit, application for admission to the graduate program must have been made prior to enrolling.

Chemical Engineering Course Descriptions

Five-Year Schedule of Courses

Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program.



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