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ChE Professional Master's Program

Program Detail

The Chemical Engineering Professional MS Program at Purdue University requires students to complete 30 credits of coursework consisting of a combination of advanced courses in chemical engineering and other STEM disciplines, business and management, and a summer research project.

Students will gain specialized knowledge in key areas of Chemical Engineering by choosing one of five concentrations that best suits their interests and goals:

Program Requirements

Students will complete the following components as part of the Professional Master's Program curriculum:

  • 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.

Program Curriculum

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

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