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  Dec 15, 2017
 
2017-2018 General Catalog

Chemical Engineering, Ph.D.


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Graduate Requirements for Chemical Engineering


Chemical Engineering
www.che.utah.edu
801-585-7175
50 S. Central Campus Drive
Merrill Engineering Building. Rm 3290
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Minimum Master Hours: 30
Minimum Doctorate Hours: 14 hours of dissertation research (CH EN 7973); between 9-24 hours of elective coursework (depending on previous graduate work)

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an Accredited University (preferably an engineering degree; see Director of Graduate Studies for information on applying with a non-engineering bachelors degree)
  • Minimum of 3.0 cumulative undergraduate grade point average
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 80 (internet-based) OR minimum IELTS score of 6.5 for international students
  • GRE (minimum score of 155 on quantitative section)
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement of academic goals/purpose

Graduation Requirements

PhD:

  • Successful completion of Chemical Engineering Core Classes ( See “Core Courses” listed below. Core must be completed with at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average with no individual grades lower than a C)
  • Successful completion of Department Qualifying Examination
  • Successful completion of 2 teaching experiences
  • Successful completion of 2 publications (1 published, 1 submitted for publication)
  • Successful completion of elective coursework (Amount of elective coursework varies, depending on educational history. Chemical Engineering courses numbered 6000-level and above which are not listed as part of the core are considered electives.  Please see the Director of Graduate Studies or Supervisory Committee Chair for more information.)
  • Successful completion of dissertation proposal
  • Successful completion of dissertation defense
  • Successful completion of dissertation revisions and thesis formatting
  • Successful completion of Intro to Research and Graduate Seminar series (please see academic advisor for more information)

MS (coursework only):

  • Successful completion of Chemical Engineering Core Classes (at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average from core classes, with no individual grades lower than a C)
  • Successful completion of 1 teaching experience
  • Successful completion of elective coursework (Amount of elective coursework varies, depending on educational history. Chemical Engineering courses numbered 6000-level and above which are not listed as part of the core are considered electives.  Please see the Director of Graduate Studies or Supervisory Committee Chair for more information.)
  • Successful completion of thesis defense
  • Successful completion of thesis revisions and thesis formatting
  • Successful completion of Graduate Seminar series (please see academic advisor for more information)

*Optional MS thesis and project tracks available upon approval (please see Director of Graduate Studies for more information).

Combined/Dual Degrees

 

MS/MBA (non-thesis):

This degree is a combined degree with Chemical Engineering and Masters of Business Administration. 

Graduation Requirements:

 

  • Successful completion of Chemical Engineering Core Classes (at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average from core classes, with no individual grades lower than a C)
  • Successful completion of elective coursework (Amount of elective coursework varies, depending on educational history. Chemical Engineering courses numbered 6000-level and above which are not listed as part of the core are considered electives.  Please see the Director of Graduate Studies or Supervisory Committee Chair for more information.)
  • Successful completion of MBA coursework requirements (please see MBA/MS Ambassador for information on MBA requirements (msambassador@business.utah.edu)
  • Successful completion of MBA capstone project (please see MBA/MS Ambassador for information on capstone project requirements (msambassador@business.utah.edu)

BS/MS (thesis):

This degree is a dual degree which includes a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an M.S. in Chemical Engineering

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of Chemical Engineering Core Classes (at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average from core classes, with no individual grades lower than a C)
  • Successful completion of elective coursework (Amount of elective coursework varies, depending on educational history. Chemical Engineering courses numbered 6000-level and above which are not listed as part of the core are considered electives.  Please see the Director of Graduate Studies or Supervisory Committee Chair for more information.)
  • Successful completion of thesis defense
  • Successful completion of thesis revisions and thesis formatting
  • Successful completion of Graduate Seminar series (please see academic advisor for more information)
  • Successful completion of B.S. in Chemical Engineering

 

Advising Information

Academic Advisor for Graduate Programs: Cynthia Ruiz (cynthia.ruiz@chemeng.utah.edu)

Director of Graduate Studies for Graduate Programs: Dr. Kevin Whitty (kevin.whitty@utah.edu)

 

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