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Chemical and Biological Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) Troy, NY, United States
The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department offers the Master of Science, the Master of Engineering, and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees, each of which is tailored to fulfill the varying educational needs of its graduate students. All graduate programs offer flexibility. 
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 Students are advised to plan programs that use course choices and electives to obtain in-depth studies in one or more subspecialties of their degree majors. Cross-disciplinary studies using courses offered by other departments or schools at Rensselaer are encouraged.

In addition, all graduate degree programs are arranged individually, and students are encouraged to use electives to conduct intensive studies in one or more subdisciplines or specialties.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Chemical and Phase Equilibria (fall)
  • Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering (fall)
  • Advanced Transport Phenomena (spring)
  • Chemical Engineering Elective
  • Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Credits
      30 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

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    General Requirements

    • Graduate Application
    • Nonrefundable application processing fee of $75
    • Personal Statement
    • Resume or curriculum vitae
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Portfolio, if required by department
    • IT Background Evaluation form (IT only)
    • Transcripts and Degrees
    • Degree Equivalency

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      54000 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 54000 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      54000 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 54000 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • In-State

      54000 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 54000 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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    Living costs for Troy

    • 958 - 2090 USD/month
      Living Costs

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