Chemical Engineering

University of Notre Dame

24 months
55308 USD/year
55308 USD/year
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 Established in 1908 as the Department of Chemical Engineering at University of Notre Dame, CBE has a long history of being a place where innovative research and outstanding instruction coexist in a thriving academic community.


Our faculty and staff are dedicated to the success of our students and to tackling some of the most challenging problems facing humanity. CBE has consistently been ranked as one of the top 25 programs in the nation and the pass rate of our graduates on the Fundamentals of Engineering or “FE” exam (the first step toward professional engineering certification) is over 99%, well above the national average. 

The 85% completion rate of our PhD students is also well above the national average of about 60%. Our faculty have earned many national and international research and teaching awards; three of our faculty have been inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Engineering, with Prof. Brennecke the latest to receive this honor in 2012.

About the graduate program

The Chemical Engineering and Biomolecular Engineering Faculty at University of Notre Dame is committed to providing the best possible educational experience for all of our students as preparation for a successful career. Thus students need to acquire broad, long half-life understanding of the fundamental tenets of chemical engineering, which is provided in the core courses, specialized knowledge of great depth, provided in elective courses and the ability to define, attack and resolve original problems, which is the outcome of thesis research. There is close interaction between students and faculty on all of these elements of our graduate program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Polymer Science & Engineering
  • Electrochemical Energy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits

15 credit hours of graduate course work


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

The Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering requires a statement of intent, three letters of recommendation, a GRE score, a CV/resume, and an unofficial transcript. The TOEFL score is required for those in which English is not their first language, except for those who have completed a degree in the US. The department does not have any minimum score requirements, except for the TOEFL score requirements posed by the Graduate School. For applicants who have completed work beyond a bachelor's degree, records of both graduate and undergraduate work are taken into account.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    55308 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55308 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    55308 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55308 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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