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CBE BS-MS Pathway Outline

Shared Program Requirements

Course Option (non-thesis) | 30 semester hours

The course-top master's degree is awarded upon successful completion of the following requirements.

  1. Nine (9) semester hours of chemical engineering core courses
  2. Twenty-four (21) semester hours of approved electives
  3. Registration and attendance at all departmental seminars
    • MS CE - ECH 5935, ChE Seminar (0)
    • MS BME - BME 5935, BME Seminar (0)

No course with a grade below "C" will be counted toward fulfillment of degree requirements. No more than one course with a grade of "C" will be counted toward fulfillment of degree requirements.

Program Specific Requirements

The credits that are double-counted will be designated as applicable to the graduate program after the student receives the bachelor's degree and matriculates.

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BS Chemical Engineering – MS Chemical Engineering

Core Graduate Courses

  1. ECH 5126 - Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I (3)
  2. ECH 5261 - Advanced Transport Phenomena I (3)
  3. ECH 5840 - Advanced Chemical Engineering Mathematics I (3)

Students transfer at least three courses (9 credit hours but no more than 12 credit hours) of approved 5000 electives towards the MS degree.

BS Chemical Engineering – MS Biomedical Engineering

Core Graduate Courses

  1. ECH 5052 Research Methods in Chemical Engineering (3)
  2. ECH 5261 Advanced Transport Phenomena I (3)
  3. ECH 5840 Advanced Chemical Engineering Mathematics I (3)
  4. XXX XXXX Approved course in physiology or cell biology (3)

Students transfer at least three courses (9 credit hours but no more than 12 credit hours) of approved 5000 electives towards the MS degree.

Department Graduate Electives


  • ECH 5XXX Molecular Dynamics (3)
  • ECH 5XXX Petroleum Processing (3)
  • ECH 5052 Research Methods in Chemical Engineering (3)
  • BME 5086 Biomedical Engineering Ethics (3)
  • ECH 5262 Advanced Transport Phenomena II (3)
  • ECH 5526 Advanced Reactor Design (3)
  • BME 5620 Biophysical Chemistry and Biothermodynamics (3)
  • ECH 5740 Fundamentals of Biomolecular Engineering (3)
  • ECH 5828 Polymer Science & Engineering (3)
  • ECH 5841 Advanced Chemical Engineering Mathematics II (3)
  • ECH 5852 Advanced Chemical Engineering Computations (3)
  • BME 5935r Biomedical Engineering Seminar (0) (S/U grade only)
  • ECH 5934/7 Structural Characterization of Materials (3)
  • ECH 5934/7 Electrochemical Engineering (3)
  • ECH 5934 Environmental Engineering (3)
  • BME 5937r Biomaterials (3)
  • BME 5934 Bioengineering (3)
  • ECH 6272 Molecular Transport Phenomena (3)

Outline of the BS-MS Pathway: Program of Study

JUNIOR YEAR (3RD) SENIOR YEAR (4TH) GRADUATE YEAR (1)
Fall Semester 14 Fall Semester 13 Fall Semester 12
ECH 3101 - Thermodynamics  3 ECH 4404L - Unit Ops. Lab  3 ECH 5261 - Advanced Transport Phenom. I  3
ECH 3266 - Transport Phenom. I  3 ECH 4604 - ChE Proc. Design I  4 ECH 5840 - Advanced ChE Math  3
ECH 3854 - ChE Computations  4 5000-level Chemical/Biomedical Engr. Elective #1  3 5000-level Chemical/Biomedical Engr. Elective #5  3
CHM 4410 - Physical Chem. I  3 5000-level Chemical/Biomedical Engr. Elective #2  3 5000-level Chemical/Biomedical Engr. Elective #6  3
CHM 4410L - Phys. Chem. I Lab  1     ECH/BME 5935, ChE/BME Seminar  0
Spring Semester 14 Spring Semester 13 Spring Semester 12
ECH 3274L - Transport Phen. Lab  3 ECH 4323 - Process Control  3 ECH 5126 - Adv. Chem. Eng. Thermo. I (ChemE) or Core Grad Physiology/Cell Biology (BME)  3
ECH 3418 - Separations Processes  3 ECH 4323L - Process Control Lab 1 5000-level Chemical/Biomedical Engr. Elective #7  3
ECH 4267 - Transport Phenom. II  3 ECH 4615 - ChE Proc. Design II  3 5000-level Chemical/Biomedical Engr. Elective #8  3
CHM/BCH XXXX - AdvChemEl  3 5000-level Chemical/Biomedical Engr. Elective #3  3 5000-level Chemical/Biomedical Engr. Elective #9  3
EGM 3512 - Engr. Mechanics  4 5000-level Chemical/Biomedical Engr. Elective #4  3 ECH/BME 5935, ChE/BME Seminar  0
Summer Semester  9 Summer Semester  0 Summer Semester  0
ECH 4504 - Kinetics & React. Des  3        
EEL 3003 - Intro. Electrical Engr  3        
Hum. IV / Hist. III / Soc. Sci. II  3