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James Edgar
Department Head and Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering


The Master of Science in Chemical Engineering degree program of study can be a course work only program or can include research if circumstances permit. The program requires 30 credit hours of course work and must include the following courses:

  • CHE 735 - Chemical Engineering Analysis I (3 credits)
  • CHE 815 - Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3 credits)
  • CHE 822 - Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering (3 credits)
  • CHE 862 - Advanced Transport Phenomena I (3 credits)
  • CHE 898 - Master's Report (2 credits)*

* CHE 898 – Master’s Report is a required research report and part of the core curriculum.

A final oral examination on the student's Master's Report is required and will be conducted by the student's supervisory committee during the final semester. Students must be enrolled in a K-State course during the semester in which they are graduating.

Course Format

All course work is offered at a distance via K-State Online, the course management system at Kansas State University.

Classes are made up of lectures, readings, videos, discussion boards or other online learning activities. Classes vary in format. There may be quizzes, tests or papers, and students may be required to have an exam proctor. Students work independently, yet share comments and questions via K-State Online.

Classes are delivered within a semester time frame. Fall and spring semesters are 16 weeks. Summer classes are eight to 12 weeks.

Other courses to be offered may include:

  • CHE 626 - Bioseparations (3 credits)
  • CHE 650 - Hazardous Waste Engineering Seminar (1 credit)
  • CHE 656 - Polymer Science and Engineering (3 credits)
  • CHE 661 - Processing of Materials for Solid State Devices (3 credits)
  • CHE 670 - Sustainability Seminar (1 credit)
  • CHE 682 - Surface Phenomena (3 credits)
  • CHE 715 - Biochemical Engineering (3 credits)
  • CHE 750 - Air Quality Seminar (1 credit)
  • CHE 802 - Selected Topics in Materials Sciences (3 credits)
  • CHE 867 - Advanced Transport Phenomena II (3 credits)

View the distance course rotation schedule (PDF). Note: Changes and additions may occur in the schedule.

The department course catalog and course descriptions are available online.
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