Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (Online)
North Carolina State University Engineering
3 - 5 years
USD 13,380 / per year *
Earliest start date
* North Carolina residents 13,380 USD; non-residents of North Carolina 38,850 USD
The Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MSCHE) is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline who wish to pursue a graduate degree in chemical engineering. Outstanding students with degrees in biochemistry, chemistry, physics, and other branches of science and engineering may also qualify for admission with the completion of required pre-requisite courses.
- Completion of 30 credit hours of graduate-level courses at the 500 or 700 level with an overall grade point average of 3.0.
- Completion of the following core courses:
- CHE 711 Chemical Engineering Process Modeling
- CHE 713 Thermodynamics I
- CHE 715 Transport Phenomena
- CHE 717 Chemical Reaction Engineering
- The remaining six courses should be taken from Chemical Engineering (preferable) or other graduate-level courses offered through Engineering Online. Students must receive approval for non-chemical engineering courses from the Director of Graduate Programs in Chemical Engineering.
- No thesis or on-campus residency requirement.
- All requirements for the degree must be completed within six years of enrolling in the first course appearing on the NC State graduate transcript. Students must comply with the Graduate School regulations for continuous enrollment or must request a leave of absence not to exceed one year.
It is preferable to seek admission to the MSCHE program as soon as possible to assure integration into the advising process. However, a person does not have to be admitted to a degree program to enroll in an online credit course. Prior to applying to Graduate School, a qualified individual may enroll in Engineering Online courses as a Non-Degree Studies (NDS) student. The NDS classification is designed for individuals who wish to undertake academic work but who are not currently admitted to a degree program. If the student is admitted to the MSCHE program, a maximum of twelve hours taken as an NDS student or from another institution may apply toward the 30 credit hour requirement in which the student earned the grade of B and not B- in the classes. Those who wish to take only a few courses and not pursue a degree do not need to apply for formal program admission to NC State University. However, students who wish to earn the MSCHE degree must formally apply for admission to the Graduate School. When completing the online application, please be sure to select the “Distance Track” version of the degree.
Online courses are the same as on-campus courses in terms of content, requirements, and academic rigor. On-campus class lectures are captured, digitized, and placed on the Internet for distance students to access at any time and from any location. Students must, however, follow the on-campus class schedule in terms of submitting homework and taking exams. Course assignments, lecture notes, and handouts are made available to distance students on the course website. All in-class exams must be proctored.
To register for an Engineering Online course, you would need to create an EOL account and request registration in selected classes. You can complete the registration form on the Engineering Online website. Follow the directions and create your Engineering Online (EOL) account. Distance students cannot register through the University MyPack Portal system for Engineering Online courses.
For more information about the MSCHE degree program available online, contact:
Dr. Saad Khan, Director of Graduate Programs
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Email: [email protected]
Department website: https://www.che.ncsu.edu
For more information about the registration process, course offerings, and course logistics, contact:
Dr. Linda Krute, Director of Distance Education Programs
College of Engineering
Email: [email protected]
Engineering Online website: https://www.engineeringonline.ncsu.edu