The curriculum is also designed for students with a non-chemical engineering bachelor's degree. Additional semesters are typically needed in order for the students to take the additional courses that chemical engineering bachelor's degree holders have taken (i.e., chemical engineering design and process control). Also, some courses may be recommended to the student, in preparation for the graduate-level courses, depending on the student.
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The M.Ch.E. candidate in chemical engineering must complete at least 30 hours of courses beyond those counted for their undergraduate degree per university guidelines.
Course requirements are as follows:
M.Ch.E. students are required to take the following core graduate chemical engineering courses:
In addition, approved courses from the following disciplines will count towards meeting the course requirements:
Students with a non-chemical engineering undergraduate degree need to take undergraduate chemical engineering courses. These courses will not count toward the M.Ch.E. degree course requirement.
Professional master’s students must meet a residency requirement. Rice General Announcements state “Students enrolled in professional master’s programs in science and engineering may fulfill the residency requirement by completing at least one full fall or spring semester with part-time enrollment”.
A joint M.Ch.E./M.B.A. degree is also available in conjunction with the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business. This joint degree program is typically completed in two years. This includes a total of 69 hours of course work, 24 in chemical engineering and 45 in business management. Students enrolled in this joint program complete the same core requirements as the students in the regular M.B.A. program. Here are some additional details for this joint program.
Graduate student financial aid and tuition waivers are not available to M.Ch.E. students.