Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, PhD
The Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is primarily a research-oriented degree for students showing exceptional promise for original contributions to the theory and practice of chemical and biomolecular engineering. The degree is a virtual requirement for those planning to teach chemical and biomolecular engineering, as well as for those planning on a research career. Doctoral candidates are expected to show superior capability for independent work and study.
View the University’s Academic Rules for PhD Programs.
Students are required to take a minimum of 10 graduate level courses, including the six required core courses.
|ENM 5100||Foundations of Engineering Mathematics - I||1|
|ENM 5110||Foundations of Engineering Mathematics - II||1|
|or ENM 5020||Numerical Methods and Modeling|
|CBE 6180||Advanced Molecular Thermodynamics||1|
|CBE 6210||Advanced Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design||1|
|CBE 6400||Transport Processes I||1|
|Select five course units 1||5|
|Total Course Units||10|
5 electives are required to complete the doctoral program. PhD students in CBE select their electives with their Faculty Advisor. Electives may be chosen from any courses at a level of 5000 or above. Students may take up to one course in the Wharton School. Non-technical classes will be allowed at the discretion of the Graduate Chair.
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.
Sample Plan of Study
|Advanced Molecular Thermodynamics|
|Advanced Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design|
|Transport Processes I|
|Foundations of Engineering Mathematics - I|
|Transport Processes II (Nanoscale Transport)|
|Numerical Methods and Modeling|
Electives (2-3) 1
Electives (1-2) or CBE Thesis/Dissertation Research 1
|Third Year and Beyond|
Electives can be chosen from most 5000+ level courses in engineering or the sciences and should be chosen with advisor input. Courses outside of engineering MUST have advisor approval for worksheet approval by the Graduate Coordinator.