Chemical Engineering, M.Sc. | Western Michigan University | Kalamazoo, United States
12 months
1055 USD/credit 31650 USD/year
1055 USD/credit 31650 USD/year
703 USD/credit 21090 USD/year
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Chemical Engineering from Western Michigan University fits you if you have ever wonder how gasoline is made from oil or paper from trees or about the manufacture of pharmaceuticals or toothpaste, if you are concerned that we must do a better job of reducing chemical byproducts and improving waste treatment.


Chemical Engineering from Western Michigan University prepares students to discover, design, build, and operate industrial processes that involve changes in the chemical composition, physical nature, or energy content of materials. 

Chemical engineers play a lead role in waste minimization through process improvement and treatment plant design and operation. Gasoline from oil, cereal from grain, paper from trees and pharmaceuticals by chemical synthesis—all utilize chemical engineers.

Graduates with Chemical Engineering from Western Michigan University will gain:

  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Pollution Prevention Engineering 
  • Chemical Process Design and Analysis
  • Methods of Research and Engineering Communication 
  • Fuzzy Control Systems
  • Chemical Engineering Mathematics 
  • Engineering Analysis 
  • Finite Element Method 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH
  • Thesis Option: 30 total credit hours are required for graduation. 
  • Non-Thesis Option: 33 total credit hours are required for graduation. 


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Copy of passport identification page
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended or are attending, including diplomas, examination results, mark sheets and certificates
  • $100 non-refundable application fee
  • Proof of sufficient funds for the first academic year of study at WMU according to estimated cost of attendance
  • A resume or curriculum vitae (CV) is required; 
  • This program requires the General GRE.
  • This program requires three recommendations. 
  • Please prepare a statement 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    31650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1055 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    31650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1055 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    21090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 703 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Kalamazoo

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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