Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Chemical Engineering is the engineering discipline which makes extensive use of chemical transformations in addition to physical transformations to achieve added value. Because all manufacturing involves chemical transformations in one way or another, chemical engineers are employed in virtually all manufacturing industries, from the basic chemical, materials, energy, food, pharmaceutical and microelectronics industries to the myriad consumer products industries.

Students in the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering program will take a number of advanced courses in key fundamental chemical engineering areas such as transport phenomena, applied mathematics, thermodynamics, kinetics and reaction engineering. In addition, students will select a number of electives courses to develop knowledge and expertise in specialized fields such as energy engineering, materials engineering, bioengineering, environmental engineering, engineering design, and control management.

Career Options

A variety of career opportunities exist, but primarily in the areas of: Pharmaceuticals, Tissue Engineering, Oil and Gas, Commerce, Consultancy, Public Health Agencies, Combustion, Petrochemicals, Project Delivery, Process Control, Petroleum, Minerals and Environmental Agencies.

Program Courses of Interest*

CHE 501 | Modeling and Analysis of Chemical Engineering
CHE 530 | Thermodynamics for Chemical Engineers
CHE 540 | Viscous Flow
CHE 541 | Mass Transfer
CHE 542 | Chemical Engineering Kinetics
CHE 544 | Heat Transmission

*Click here for a complete list of program requirements.

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