The Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering (EECE) offers PhD, MS, BS, and Master of Engineering degrees.
PhD in Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering (Requirements after the BS Degree)
- 36 units of course work and 36 units of research
- Research rotations in first year of study
- Fulfill the University teaching requirement and departmental teaching responsibilities by serving as a teaching assistant for at least two semesters
- Qualifying Examination taken in May of first year of study:
- Written examination to test competency in core subject areas of:
Transport Phenomena (EECE 501)
Mathematical Principles (EECE 502)
Kinetics and Reaction Engineering Principles (EECE 503)
- Written report on achievements during first-year research rotations.
- Oral examination.
- Proposal defense (within 18 months of passing the qualifying examination). A Committee of at least six faculty members, including two from outside of the department, will be formed in consultation with the student's adviser.
- Thesis defense
Master of Engineering in Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering
This is a coursework based Masters Program requiring 30 credits. A full-time student could complete the degree program in 12 months. Part-time students will require a longer duration. The curriculum is geared to enhance skill sets for practice in industry. Courses required for this program will provide a broader background in project management, business, leadership and entrepreneurship. Students can choose a set of electives to obtain certificates in specialized tracks:
- Advanced Energy Technologies
- Environmental Engineering Science
- Technology for Environmental Public Health & International Development
- Energy & Environmental Nanotechnology
- Energy & Environmental Management
Dual Degree Program - M.Eng. & MBA
The Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering (EECE) along with the Olin School of Business launched a new dual degree program - M.Eng. and MBA. The program was initiated due to the rapidly growing interest in the intersection between the Engineering and Business school approaches to the issues of sustainability, energy, the environment and corporate social responsibility. An interdisciplinary approach will be adopted to approach these issues with effective, innovative and critical thinking leading to solutions that are effective and impactful. The dual degree program capitalizes on two programs that are well positioned to help address this critical intersection.