In addition to the general requirements of Engineering Programs, the Department requires:
a) All Master of Science and doctoral students are required to complete Engineering 601 and 603 in the first year of their degree program.
b) Students must either present one research seminar at the annual Graduate Student Conference in the Winter Term or give an oral presentation at a science/engineering conference.
c) Students must also complete core course requirements for their specialization as described below.
- Chemical Engineering specialization, Biomedical Engineering specialization, Environmental Engineering specialization, Energy and Environment specialization, Energy and Environmental Systems specialization: Chemical Engineering 613, 623, 625, 631, 633, 701 and 703.
- Petroleum Engineering specialization: Chemical Engineering 621, 629, 647, 657, 677, 701 and 703.
Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering and Biomedical Engineering specializations
All Master of Science students must complete at least two of the core courses of their specialization. All doctoral students must have completed at least four of the core courses of their specialization before proceeding to the candidacy examination. Doctoral students in the Chemical Engineering specialization can substitute one core course for a core course in the Petroleum Engineering specialization. Doctoral students in the Petroleum Engineering specialization can substitute one core course for a core course in the Chemical Engineering specialization.
Environmental Engineering and Energy and Environment specializations
All Master of Science students must complete at least one of the core courses in their specialization. All doctoral students must have completed at least two of the core courses in their specialization before proceeding to the candidacy examination. Requirements for these specializations are listed under the corresponding sections.
Energy and Environmental Systems specialization
All Master of Science students must complete at least one of the core chemical engineering courses. All doctoral students must have completed at least two of the core chemical engineering courses before proceeding to the candidacy examination.
Master of Engineering (Course-Based)
All specializations except for Petroleum Engineering
At least 18 units at the graduate level must be from the declared area of specialization.
Petroleum Engineering specialization
Students must complete 30 units of coursework as follows:
a) 12 units of Core Engineering Courses:
- Engineering 681
- Engineering 682
- Engineering 683
- Engineering 684
b) 18 units of Petroleum Engineering Specialization Courses from the list below.
At least one of Petroleum Engineering 625 or 627 must be included in the 18 units. Any variations in required courses will be with the approval of the Department.
ENPE courses attempted but failed (with a grade of "D+" or higher) may each be challenged once through an examination. Courses with a grade of "D" and "F" must be successfully repeated with a grade of at least a "B-" for each course. If a student passes a challenge examination, a "B-" grade will be recorded on the student's transcript. If a student fails the challenge examination, the original grade will stand, and the student will be required to repeat the course. Enrolling in a course but withdrawing before completion is not an attempt that qualifies for a challenge. Challenge examinations are available only for the ENPE courses, and there is a limit of two challenge examinations for a student's program.
Any course deficiency must be cleared at the next available opportunity. In the case that a student is unable to register for a course or withdraws from a course for valid reasons, the student may be able to substitute a similar course from the courses approved for the graduate thesis-based program with the approval of the Department.