Programs of Study

Graduate Certificate Programs in Chemical Engineering

These courses are geared towards either recent bachelor's degree graduates or professionals who want to explore an engineering specialty without making the commitment of a full-fledged graduate program. 

The graduate certificate program requires the completion of four courses with a 3.0 GPA and no more than one course with a grade of C. The four-course program must be completed within a five-year period. Applicants will be considered following receipt of an application form available through the Graduate School. The courses for a certificate program also may be used toward a graduate degree subject to the approval of the graduate coordinator and with a grade of B or better. 

Please refer to the graduate catalog for more information on these programs.


Biotechnology and Bioprocessingferment 
This graduate certificate is offered jointly by the departments of Biological Sciences and Chemical Engineering and is aimed at students who hold a baccalaureate degree in science, engineering, health or related disciplines. It also may be attractive to those currently enrolled in a graduate degree program, as well as to candidates holding a master's or doctoral degree who wish to add or enhance their competency in biotechnology and bioprocessing, but do not wish to complete another advanced degree. The core sequence of courses emphasizes biological and engineering principles, process concepts and the application of these to process design and improvement. The lectures and laboratory are supplemented by case studies and design projects that teach specific principles. Individual courses deliberately cross disciplinary barriers. This allows those with a background in the sciences to gain facility with the engineering approach to problem solving, and permits engineers to learn and apply biological principles. Concurrently, participants learn teamwork in a mullet environment and practice a result-oriented, document-driven approach to efficient project completion.

Required Courses
Cr
10/81.535 Cell and Microbe Cultivation
3
10/81.545 Isolation and Purification
3
 
Elective Courses (choose two)

Cr

10.538 Advanced Separations in Biotechnology
3
10/81.555 Biopharmaceutical Regulatory Compliance
3
10.586 Bioprocessing Projects Laboratory  3
xx.xxx Approved Technical Elective
3



materials

Materials Science and Engineering
This certificate provides an advanced course of study in materials science and engineering that broadens and enhances the capabilities and education of experienced technologists at the graduate level.

Required Courses
Cr
10.508 Material Science and Engineering
3
 
Elective Courses (choose three)

Cr

10.523 Nanodevices and Electronic Materials
3
10.527 Nanomaterials Science and Engineering
3
10.535 Cell and Microbe Cultivation
3
10/24.539 Mathematical Methods for Engineers
3
10.541 Nanocharacterization by SEM,TEM and AFM
3


computerModeling, Simulation and Control of Systems and Processes
This sequence of courses provides advanced training in the modeling and analysis of complex systems, with some special focus on thermo-fluid processes and general control system design and analysis. The courses are mathematically intensive and many require the use of modern computer analysis tools such as Matlab, Simulink and Aspen. This program is appropriate for students and professionals interested in gaining skills in mathematical modeling and simulation techniques, and for those interested in updating their knowledge and experience with modern control methods.

Choose four of the following:
Cr.
10/24.509 System Dynamics (same as 22.554)
3
10.522 Computer-Aided Chemical Process Design
3
10.528 Advanced Transport Phenomena
3
10.530 Advanced Control Strategies
3
10/24.539 Mathematical Methods for Engineers
3