Study leading to the degree of doctor of philosophy is offered in two areas: environmental engineering and water resources and mechanics, materials, and structures. Each program has procedures for the completion of the general examination outlined under the appropriate areas of study.Teaching experience is considered to be a significant part of graduate education. It is recommended that Ph.D. candidates assist with course instruction for at least one term.
Each Chemical engineering undergraduate can develop an academic program that reflects his or her aspirations and interests, within a general framework of requirements. The Department has a strong core curriculum complemented by electives in important emerging areas, such as bioengineering and nanotechnology. The depth and flexibility of the program provide a sound background for engineering practice or graduate study in engineering, science, business, law, or medicine.
The M.Eng. is a coursework-based master’s degree offered to practicing engineers. Eight graduate-level courses must be completed for the M.Eng. degree, at least six of which must be in technical subjects; the remainder can include courses in policy, economics, or finance. Students admitted in candidacy for the M.Eng. degree will always have external support, typically from their employers or sometimes from personal resources. The M.Eng. degree may also be pursued part-time by staff from the many nearby industrial laboratories.