The total number of course credit hours is the same as for the thesis option; however, to increase flexibility there are fewer core courses and more elective hours.
The total core course requirements are 12 credit hours. These courses and the material prerequisite to them must be mastered by all Non-Thesis M.S. students. A student may be excused from any of the following required courses if an equivalent course was taken at another university. In order to be excused from one of the core courses, the student must submit a detailed description of the course, including the syllabus, details of where and when it was taken, and a copy of the transcript showing a grade for this course, to the Graduate Studies Committee. The Committee will review these materials and then decide whether or not to allow the student to substitute the transfer course in place of the related OSU course.
CBE 8801 (3) - Analysis of CBE Problems
CBE 8808 (3) - Advanced Thermodynamics I
CBE 8812 (3) - Advanced Kinetics I
CBE 8815 (3) - Advanced Transport
Chemical Engineering Electives
Nine credit hours of CBE elective courses are required.
The minimum requirement is six credit hours. Graduate level courses in chemical and biomolecular engineering or other scientific, mathematics, or engineering disciplines are to be selected to fit the candidate’s goals with the consent of the advisor.
Short term (1 semester) project conducted under supervision of a faculty advisor on a topic of interest to the student. Project may be conducted at the student’s work location. Project may be an in-depth study and analysis of technical literature on the topic of interest, or an original project involving experimental, computational, and/or theoretical work. The project is graded pass/fail.
The Master’s Examination is taken after submitting the Application to Graduate form during the semester in which the student plans to graduate. A student must be registered for at least 3 graduate credit hours during the semester this examination is taken. The student must successfully complete two activities that comprise the Master’s examination: 1) preparation of a written report summarizing their independent study project; 2) oral presentation and defense of their project. The oral exam may also test the student’s knowledge of engineering fundamentals. The exam committee is composed of at least two faculty members, including the project advisor.
There would not be an Instructional Associate (IA) requirement for non-thesis students.
Non-thesis students would not be required to attend weekly departmental seminars.
There is no time limit, although students are encouraged to complete the program within 5 years of admission.
A maximum of 6 credit hours may be accepted for coursework taken at another institution. Transfer courses are evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the department.