Online Program Overview
Chemical engineering is a highly interdisciplinary field concerned with materials and processes at the heart of a broad range of technologies. Practicing chemical engineers are the experts in charge of the development and production of diverse products in traditional chemical industries as well as many emerging new technologies. The chemical engineer guides the passage of the product from the laboratory to the marketplace, from ideas and prototypes to functioning articles and processes, from theory to reality. This requires a remarkable depth and breadth of understanding of physical and chemical aspects of materials and their production.
The expertise of chemical engineers is essential to production, marketing, and application in such areas as pharmaceuticals, high-performance materials in the aerospace and automotive industries, biotechnologies, semiconductors in the electronics industry, paints and plastics, petroleum refining, synthetic fibers, artificial organs, biocompatible implants and prosthetics and numerous others. Increasingly, chemical engineers are involved in new technologies employing highly novel materials whose unusual response at the molecular level endows them with unique properties. Examples include environmental technologies, emerging biotechnologies of major medical importance employing DNA- or protein-based chemical sensors, controlled-release drugs, new agricultural products, and many others.
Online learning requires tremendous diligence on the part of the student; but, only with CVN could I get a Masters in engineering from an Ivy League school while working full-time. My MSEE from Columbia University did not guarantee me a promotion, but I would not have been promoted without it.
Degree required for admission: Students admitted to the program must possess an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering. Students with a background in science, mathematics, physics, biochemistry, pharmacy or other related field may be considered for application only as an exception after review by the Chemical Engineering department and generally only if their academic record is missing a few of the required courses. Applicants should have a strong undergraduate record to be competitive for admission.
GPA required: Minimum of 3.0
GRE requirements: General test required
Other application requirements: 3 recommendation letters, transcripts, resume, and a personal-professional statement are required. TOEFL test scores are required of all students who received their bachelor's degree in a country where English is not the official and spoken language. All application requirements in the Graduate Application must be completed as specified in the application.
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Students must complete all core courses (described below) and selected electives (described below) for a total of 30 graduate points of academic work via CVN with an academic average of 2.5 or better. All degree requirements must be completed within 5 years of the beginning of the first course credited toward the degree. This includes courses taken in the non-degree program.
Core Courses (12 credits):
The core courses provide a student with a foundation in the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering. The core courses contribute 12 points of graduate credit toward the degree. Students must complete the following:
- CHEN E4010: Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering
- CHEN E4110: Transport Phenomena III
- CHAP E4120: Statistical Mechanics Or CHEN E4130: Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
- CHEN E4330: Advanced Chemical Kinetics
Elective Courses (18 credits):
18 points of 4000 or 6000-level courses are required. Each of these courses must be approved by the advisor, as appropriate.
No thesis or project is required. Students may take up to a maximum of six points of Master's Research (CHEN E9400) for credit. Those students that pursue this Master's Research typically do so after completion of the Core Course requirements.
Tuition & Fees
2016 -2017 Tuition & Fees
Please note that all tuition and fees are in U.S. dollars and are estimated. Tuition and most fees are prescribed by statute, and are subject to change at the discretion of the Trustees.
CVN Credit Tuition: $1858 per point (Credit Hour)
CVN Fee: $395 non-refundable fee per course
Transcript Fee: $105 non-refundable one-time fee
CVN Audit Tuition: $834 per point (Credit Hour)
Graduate Admission Application Fee: $150 non-refundable one-time fee
CVN Fee: $395 non-refundable fee per course
Certification Program Application Fee: $150 non-refundable one-time fee
Late Registration Fee: $100 non-refundable fee
CVN Withdrawal Fee: $75, plus prorated tuition and all non-refundable fees
For example: A three credit course would be $5574 + transcript fee $105 (one-time) + CVN fee $395 = $6074
Payment should be mailed to:
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