The College of Chemical and Biological Engineering offers a Master of Science program as follows.

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and Technology

The Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and Technology program allows students with undergraduate degrees in chemical engineering to further their training and students with degrees in related disciplines to enter the field. This program aims to provide participants with the tools necessary to accelerate their careers as professional engineers. Advanced coursework teaches students engineering fundamentals and develops their critical thinking and ability to analyze and address challenging technical problems. The independent research projects train students to design, manage and communicate cutting-edge chemical engineering research, which prepares them to compete in various fields, including manufacturing, sustainability, medicine, food, pollution control, energy, and security.

Basic requirements

The program offers an advanced curriculum on various chemical engineering topics and requires participation in original research projects under our faculty's guidance. Applicants must hold a 4-year undergraduate degree from an accredited university in chemical engineering or a closely related engineering or natural science field (e.g., chemistry, biology, physics, materials science). Students must complete 24-semester credits from the five emphasis areas listed below and successfully defend a research thesis. Students typically complete their degree requirements in 30-54 months. 

Program Emphasis

The program offers course units and research opportunities from five emphasis areas.

Chemical Product Engineering

Chemical product structure and performance, controllable preparation, computer-aided molecular design and chemical product engineering.

Chemical Process Engineering

Mass transfer and separation, catalysis and reaction engineering, polymerization reaction engineering and chemical process systems engineering.

Eco-chemical Engineering

Air and water pollution control and treatment, resource recovery and utilization, chemical process safety and the environment.

Biochemical Engineering

Microorganism and genetic engineering, biochemical separation, biocatalysis and transformation, pharmaceutical engineering, environmental and resource bioengineering.

Pharmaceutical Engineering

Natural drugs (traditional Chinese Medicine) and biopharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical preparation technology, green synthesis and pharmaceutical technology.