- Thermodynamics and molecular computation
- Transport processes
- Catalysis and chemical reaction engineering
- Surfaces and nanostructures
- Biological engineering
- Energy and environmental engineering
- Systems design and simulation
Master of Science in Chemical EngineeringThis program enables students to continue their undergraduate professional training at greater depth and with increased sophistication and independence. Students must tackle advanced courses and a thesis project, which together generally take four terms to complete.
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering PracticeThe requirements for this degree are similar to those of the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, with Practice School experience replacing the master’s thesis. Students who have earned a BS in chemical engineering from MIT can meet all the degree requirements in two terms. Students with a BS in chemical engineering from another institution generally require two terms at MIT followed by fieldwork in the Practice School.
Doctoral degreeCandidates for this degree must complete a program of advanced study, a minor program, a biology requirement, and a thesis. Students generally carry out a program of advanced study and research in a specific area of chemical engineering under the supervision of one or more faculty members in the department.
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering PracticeThis degree program combines advanced work in manufacturing, independent research, and management. The program is built on the research programs within the department and the resources of the David H. Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice and MIT Sloan School of Management. Students prepare for positions of leadership in industry and build the foundation for an MBA degree. The program generally takes four calendar years to complete and has three major components: Year one is devoted to coursework and fieldwork in the Practice School; years two and three are devoted to research; and the final year is completed in the Sloan School. An integrated project combines the research and management portions of the program.