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The Auburn Chemical Engineering Department offers a nonthesis masters degree through the College of Engineering Outreach Program focusing on chemical engineers who are professional employed. The degree can be achieved entirely by outreach courses; there is no residency requirement. The courses are provided on videotape or DVD with arrangements for examinations with test proctors provided by the business or industry where the chemical engineers are employed.
The course of study is sufficiently flexible to allow the chemical engineering professionals as graduate students to individually tailor an appropriate plan of study to meet the student's background and professional interests with the assistance of the Program Advisor, which is Dr. William Ashurst, Chair of the Graduate Program Committee.
The degree requires 32 semester hours. There are three core graduate courses in chemical engineering: CHEN 7100 - Transport Phenomena, CHEN 7200 - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics and CHEN 7250 Chemical Reaction Engineering. Each of the core courses is three (3) credit hours. Each professional chemical engineering graduate student can select electives for the remaining 23 credit hours to create an individualized plan of study according to the following requirements.
A minimum of twelve (12) credit hours of electives must be from chemical engineering courses with the remaining eleven (11) credit hours from engineering, business or science courses (they could also be chemical engineering courses, if desired).
All 23 hours of elective courses should be graduate level courses, i.e. 6000 level or higher. A minimum of 7 hours of these elective courses should be at the 7000 level.
Course Offering Frequency - Typically two chemical engineering outreach courses are offered in each of the fall and spring semesters. Outreach graduate students submit lists of courses of their interest to the Outreach Faculty Advisor. Graduate electives are offered based on these lists plus lists obtained from the oncampus graduate students. Additionally, there are a large number of engineering and business courses available through the Auburn College of Engineering and Business Graduate Outreach Program.
Please contact the College of Engineering and Business Graduate Outreach Program offices of Outreach Student Services for arrangements (tuition, arrangement for tapes, proctors of tests, courses offered by other departments, etc.).
Outreach Faculty Advisor - Academic Advising
Dr. William R. Ashurst
Phone: (334) 844-2559
Outreach Student Services
James Brandt, Director
Phone: (334) 844-5300