• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Chemical engineers are at the forefront of biotechnology and biomedicine, semiconductor manufacturing and data storage devices, and advanced materials. Chemical Engineering is also widely applied to environmental protection and remediation, process development and safety, and hazardous waste management. 


The Chemical Engineering undergraduate program at the University of New Mexico offers broad training in the fundamentals of mathematics, physics, chemistry and the engineering sciences. These are integrated with the chemical engineering “core” which includes thermodynamics, heat, momentum and mass transport, chemical reaction engineering, design, and process control.

Among the exciting research areas, UNM chemical engineers apply principles of biology to address drug delivery for cancer treatment and understand the mechanisms of degenerative diseases, and develop new materials for tissue repair, medical diagnosis, and next-generation energy technology.

This research is conducted in well-funded programs through the Center for Biomedical Engineering, Center for Emerging Energy Technology, and the Center for Microengineered Materials.


The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Graduate Seminar (required every semester up to 4 semesters for MS 
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering Research Methods Seminar
  • Advanced Transport Phenomena I  
  • Methods of Analysis in Chemical and Nuclear Engineering 
  • Kinetics of Chemical Processes 
  • Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Domestic and International applications should apply to the University online
  • The online application process will guide you through which materials are required by the University to finalize your application.
  • The department also requires GRE General Test scores, a Letter of Intent, and three letters of recommendation.
  • The Letter of Intent should briefly describe your experience and objectives in undertaking graduate study in Chemical Engineering and can be submitted through the online system.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24187 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24187 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8343 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8343 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • per 24 credits.

Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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