ChE Professional Master's Program

Program Information

The PMP is a 1-1.5 calendar year, residential (on-campus) program consisting of rigorous coursework in both chemical engineering (within an area of concentration) and business/management along with a summer capstone research project.

Engineering & Concentration Coursework
Courses are offered in Chemical Engineering and a variety of electives in related areas such as Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, and Data Science.

Management Component
Students also have the opportunity to take courses in financial analysis, marketing, operations, and project management through Krannert Business School, enabling them to be successful in technical management roles.

Research Component
The program is concluded with a summer research project that will provide the opportunity for students to deliver tangible products in a formal format consistent with the expectations of firms that hire chemical engineers.

Program Requirements

The Professional Master's Program requires students to complete 30 credits consisting of:

  • 6 credits of chemical engineering core coursework
  • 9 credits of concentration specific coursework
  • 9 credits of management coursework
  • a 6 credit hour research project

At least 15 of the 30 credits required for the degree must be from the School of Chemical Engineering, including the research project, while the remaining 15 credits may be earned from a department outside of the School.


Students will choose one of the following seven key areas of chemical engineering that best aligns with their interests and career goals to focus their curriculum.

Program Schedule

The program begins each August and ends the following August, for a time to degree of 12-months. Students without a previous degree in chemical engineering will complete pre-requisite coursework in chemical engineering, delaying their program completion by a semester for a total time to degree of 17-months.

Fall, Semester 1**

  • Statistical Methods in Chemical Engineering or Engineering Math (3)
  • Industrial Marketing Management (3)
  • Concentration Area Course (3)
  • Concentration Area Course (3)

Total Credits: 12

Spring, Semester 2

  • Transport Phenomena (3)
  • Financial Analysis & Management of Projects (3)
  • Operations Management or Strategic Management (3)
  • Concentration Area Course (3)
Total Credits : 12

Summer, Semester 3

  • Chemical Engineering Capstone Project
Total Credits : 6
**students starting in January will begin the program with the spring curriculum and finish with the fall curriculum

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