Chemical Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Doctor of Philosophy degree is granted only upon sufficient evidence of high attainment in scholarship and the ability to engage in independent research. The Chemical Engineering Department requires minimum of 45 semester hours of course work beyond the B.S. degree. A minimum of 18 credit hours of Thesis Research is required; students in the PhD program can register only for ENCH899. In addition to Graduate School regulations, special degree requirements include a research aptitude Ph.D. qualifying examination and a research proposal including an oral presentation covering the projected Ph.D. dissertation. All Ph.D. graduate students are required to serve as Teaching Assistants for two semesters. Other requirements, including CORE course GPA requiremetns are found on the Department website: www.ench.umd.edu

Course Title Credits
Core Requirements
Minimum of 27 credits of courses numbered 600 or above27
Graduate Seminar
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Methods of Engineering Analysis
Transport Phenomena
Advanced Chemical Reaction Kinetics
Dissertation Research Requirements
ENCH899Doctoral Dissertation Research12
ENCH899Doctoral Dissertation Research6
or ENCH898 Pre-Candidacy Research
Total Credits45