Chemical Engineering

San José State University

24 months
7176 USD/year
7176 USD/year
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The MS Chemical Engineering program at San José State University provides advanced study of chemical engineering topics with emphasis on both the fundamental and applied aspects. 


A multi-disciplinary approach to education is evident in the Chemical Engineering program's specialization areas of biotechnology, environmental engineering, and semiconductor processing. Elective courses are also available in science, business, and other engineering fields. 

Learning outcomes

This broad-based, multi-disciplinary education has proven to be an important factor for a student's future success, either at leading Silicon Valley companies or in Ph.D. programs. Class schedules are designed for the convenience of employed engineers who wish to pursue graduate work on a part-time basis.

The faculty are actively involved in research in a number of areas including: biochemical engineering, semiconductor processing, alternative energy, microfluidics, polymers and nanocomposites, nanotechnology, and environmental health and safety engineering, remediation, and bioprocess engineering. Research activity is sponsored by local industries as well as by government funding agencies.

The Chemical Engineering program at San José State University welcomes students with undergraduate degrees in a variety of other engineering and science disciplines.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mass Transfer
  • Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Reaction Kinetics GWAR
  • Transport Processes
  • MS Thesis/Project Preparation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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

  • Candidates must meet all the university admission requirements. Students can be admitted in either classified or conditionally classified standing. To be admitted to classified standing, a student must possess a U.S. baccalaureate degree with a major in chemical engineering and a grade point average of 3.0 or better in the last 60 units, from an ABET accredited chemical engineering program.
  • Students can be admitted with conditionally classified standing if they have a CHE degree from a US accredited university in which they obtained a 2.7-2.99 GPA in the last 60 units; a CHE degree from a non-US institution; or a BS degree in related discipline, chemistry, biology, or physics from an accredited institution. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7176 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7176 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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