Graduate Chemical Engineering

Far-Reaching Coursework and Research.

The University of Dayton's chemical engineering graduate program offers an extensive course selection that includes modeling, control and automation of composite processing, which only a few universities in the nation offer. The program allows for concentrations in combustion, environmental engineering and materials engineering, among others.

Typically a full-time student can complete our master’s degree program in approximately 18 months. Most of the graduate classes are offered in the evening allowing students to take classes part time and work full time if they choose.

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (M.S.)

Our 30-semester-hour program of lecture and laboratory components can be thesis or non-thesis and requires

  • 15 hours of required course work
  • 9 hours of electives as approved by the adviser and department chairperson
  • 6 hours of an approved thesis project with a final examination at the completion of the thesis work (you may substitute 6 additional hours of course work plus three hours of special problem work for the 6-hour thesis, if you choose)
Areas of Emphasis
  • Agitation
  • Chemical and bio-sensors
  • Chemical product design
  • Chemical reactor analysis
  • Combustion
  • Composites
  • Corrosion
  • Fuel cells
  • Kinetics
  • Petroleum
  • Pollution
  • Polymer science
  • Process dynamics
  • Process modeling
  • Thermodynamics
  • Transport phenomena
  • Water, solid and hazardous wastes engineering

Research Opportunities

  • The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) and Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) provide far-reaching research possibilities. 
  • On-campus labs:  computer, unit operations, transport phenomena and process control.
  • Sponsored research opportunities: polymers, adhesives and composites, rapid prototyping and nondestructive evaluation, among others with UDRI and WPAFB.