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The overall program mission for the B.S. degree in chemical or petroleum engineering is to provide a modern chemical or petroleum engineering education with proper balance between theory and practice. Graduates are prepared for professional practice in industry or government and for post-undergraduate training in chemical or petroleum engineering, medicine, etc. In addition to scientific and engineering training, students receive training in educational skills and in the humanities and social sciences. This program provides five emphasis of study: B.S. General | B.S. Biomedical Emphasis | ​B.S. Petroleum Emphasis | ​B.S. Premedical Emphasis | ​B.S. Envionmental Emphasis  


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The overall program mission for the B.S. degree in chemical or petroleum engineering is to provide a modern chemical or petroleum engineering education with proper balance between theory and practice. Graduates are prepared for professional practice in industry or government and for post-undergraduate training in chemical or petroleum engineering, medicine, etc. In addition to scientific and engineering training, students receive training in educational skills and in the humanities and social sciences.


Degrees offered:

For the M.S. degree, a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate course work and research is required. This includes six credit hours of research work. The student, upon completion of the thesis, takes a final oral examination that may cover both course work and the thesis topic. We offer two different Master's of Science degrees: MS in Chemical Engineering and MS in Petroleum Engineering.

 


The PhD program requires completion of 45 credit hours beyond the M.S. degree or 60+ total hours for the Direct PhD path. Required are 15 hours of course work beyond the M.S. requirements, including 3 doctoral level courses in our department, two graduate courses related to the doctoral research project which may be taken in other departments at KU and combination of 30+ hours of research and seminar. Doctoral students are required to pass a Preliminary Exam of Research before becoming an official PhD Aspirant. A Comprehensive Exam will also be completed before a student can apply for graduation. For more information about the Doctoral Program, click on the curriculum link, read the Graduate Program Manual, or email the department at cpegrad@ku.eduLink to the Research Page. 


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Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Deadline to apply to 3MT | October 14th First Heat will take place on Thursday, October 24th 

Mark B. Shiflett Lecture on Refrigerants | Thursday, October 17th | Hancock Ballroom @ The Oread

Research Connections & Networking Event | Monday, October 21st | 11am - 12pm | 1131 Learned Hall

Special Seminar with Boelo Schurr from the University of Twente | Friday, October 25th | 1:00 - 1:50PM | 2420 LEEP2

Hospitality Suite at the Annual AIChE Conference | Sunday, November 10th | 7:30 - 9:30PM | Blue Spring Room, Hyatt Regency Orlando

Nick Reding's Final Thesis Defense | Monday, November 25th | 9:00 - 10:00AM | 1 Eaton (Dean's Conference Room)


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