M.S. Program

M.S. Program

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering Program

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The M.S. in Chemical Engineering program at Rowan University effectively prepares individuals to respond to the changing needs of engineers today. This program provides students with the necessary knowledge, skill set, and training to effectively contribute to the engineering workforce. Students have access to higher level courses leading to a graduate degree and are involved in professional development opportunities which increase the breadth of understanding and application of engineering principles.

Students can choose between a thesis track and a coursework track. Students may also work on a project, which may be counted toward a coursework track degree. Most full-time students work on funded research projects, leading to a thesis. Most part-time students select the coursework track. In order to be eligible for a Research Assistantship, students must select the thesis track.

The Chemical Engineering program emphasizes project management skills and industrially relevant research that prepares students and working engineers for successful careers in high-tech fields. This program also includes the following focus areas: Bioengineering; Signals, Systems and Computational Intelligence; and Sustainability.


The program includes two tracks. Each has different course and graduation exit requirements which are outlined in the chart. 

  • Thesis Track: The thesis option requires the completion of 30 semester hours, 6-9 of which are in thesis research/engineering project.
  • Non-Thesis Track: The non-thesis option requires the completion of 30 semester hours of coursework. 

Program Requirements:

Required Courses  9 s.h.

MATH 01515 Engineering Applications of Analysis (or equivalent) 3 s.h.
  Engineering Application of Computers (or equivalent) 3 s.h.
  Approved Business course (or equivalent) 3 s.h.

Required Specialized Courses  12-15 s.h.

Choose from the graduate level electives offered by the Chemical Engineering program, with approval of the Academic Advisor. The eligible courses include, but are not limited to the following.:

CHE 06502 Special Topics in Chemical Engineering 3 s.h.
CHE 06506 Process Heat Transfer 3 s.h.
CHE 06508 Membrane Process Technology 3 s.h.
CHE 06510 Biochemical Engineering 3 s.h.
CHE 06512 Safety in the Process Industries 3 s.h.
CHE 06514 Transport Phenomena for Engineers 3 s.h.
CHE 06515 Advanced Reactor Design 3 s.h.
CHE 06516 Advanced Separation Process Technology  3 s.h.
CHE 06518 Polymer Engineering 3 s.h.
CHE 06520 Green Engineering Design in the Chemical Industry 3 s.h.
CHE 06528 Fluid Flow Applications in Processing and Manufacturing  3 s.h.
CHE 06568 Electrochemical Engineering  3 s.h.
CHE 06570 Air Pollution Control 3 s.h.
CHE 06572 Biomedical Process Engineering  3 s.h.
CHE 06574 Advances in Particle Technology  3 s.h.
CHE 06576 Bioseparation Processes 3 s.h.
CHE 06577 Advanced Engineering Process Analysis & Experimental Design 3 s.h.
CHE 06579 Industrial Process Pathways 3 s.h.
CHE 06580 Optimization of Engineering Projects 3 s.h.
CHE 06581 Advanced Process Analysis  3 s.h.
CHE 06582 Food Engineering Systems 3 s.h.

Required Thesis/Project Courses  6-9 s.h.

ENGR 01599 Masters Research 6-9 s.h.

Total Required Credits for the Program  30 s.h.