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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

April 6th​: Cory Berkland Inaugural Lecture Event | 5:30 | Jayhawk Room, Kansas Union (RSVP LINK)

April 11th: Graduate Seminar with Damon Talbott from KU office of Graduate Studies (FLYER)

April 18th: Graduate Seminar with George Hirasaki from Rice University

April 25th: Graduate Seminar with Rick Stroman from the US Naval Research Lab (FLYER)

April 28th: Open tour of the Shiflett Lab | 2-4PM | 2444 LEEP2 (LINK)

April 29th: CPE ANNUAL AWARD BANQUET! (FLYER)

May 2nd​: Graduate Seminar with Michael J. Aziz from Harvard University (FLYER)

May 13th: School of Engineering Recognition Ceremony 8AM in Allen Fieldhouse and

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony | 7:30PM | Lied Center

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