Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

University of Kansas

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
20312 USD/year
25086 USD/year
10844 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at University of Kansas has grown out of a combination of chemistry and engineering associated with industrial processes. Today, it comprises knowledge used in processes that change the physical state or composition of materials.


Chemical and Petroleum Engineering graduates at University of Kansas hold key roles in the design, development, production, and purification of materials that are considered essential to human life and well-being, such as food products, fuels and lubricants, pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, synthetic fibers, microelectronic components, and plastics. Chemical engineers are involved in reducing the use of energy to make these products in safe and sustainable ways. They are responsible for minimizing environmental effects of chemical production on the environment.

Learning outcomes

Petroleum engineering is concerned with the drilling, recovery, production, and distribution of petroleum and natural gas. Petroleum engineers use knowledge of fluid and rock properties in subsurface environments with methods of producing oil and gas safely and economically. At KU, the focus is on reservoir engineering, improving production from oil and gas reservoirs. Reservoir engineers use geological detection with computerized mathematical analysis to produce these valuable raw materials. Through such techniques, petroleum engineers continue to extract oil and gas from reservoirs that were considered uneconomical only a few years ago. Petroleum engineering is uniquely challenging in that the raw product must be recovered far from physical observation.


Officially accredited/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, University of Kansas (KU) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods of Chemical and Petroleum Calculations  
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics    
  • Kinetics and Catalysis
  • Convective Heat and Momentum Transfer
  • Advanced Transport Phenomena

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


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

  • Completed online application
  • Resume (upload with application)
  • Personal Statement (upload with application)
  • Transcripts (upload with application)
  • GRE scores (KU code 6871)
  • TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores for international applicants (KU code 6871)
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20312 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20312 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    25086 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25086 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    10844 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10844 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
University of Kansas