M.Sc. On Campus

Chemical Engineering

The University of Maine

24 months
1503 USD/credit
1503 USD/credit
461 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Chemical Engineering program of The University of Maine is designed to prepare student for careers in research or education. A choice of courses and research topics allows the student to become specialized in specific areas.


Research projects cover a wide area of chemical engineering and include both fundamental and applied topics. The active research areas of the Chemical Engineering program of The University of Maine include pulping and bleaching processes, coating flows, flow in porous media, rheology, advanced materials, surface chemistry, molecular biophysics, advanced imaging and spectroscopic techniques,  nanotechnology and heterogeneous catalysis. Significant recent funding has improved laboratories and supported students to do research on methods to produce fuels and chemicals from biomass.

The unique aspect of the department is the close contact with industrial sponsors. This interaction with industry gives the student real life exposure and good contacts. The Paper Surface Science Program is a consortia of companies that meet regularly to review student research. A number of other research projects receive direct support and input from industrial representatives.  

In addition to industrial support, the department receives significant funding from governmental agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Environmental Protection Agency. Some funding recently has been obtained from foundations interested to produce fuels from biomass as well as to use cellulose nanofibers in various packaging applications.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Transport Phenomena
  • Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Advanced Chemical Engineering Kinetics
  • Chemical Engineering Analysis
  • Special Topics in Chemical Engineering
  • Graduate Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

At least three months prior to term.


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript of all previous college or university work
  • Official test scores
  • $65 application fee
  • Official English proficiency examination scores are required unless you have received a degree from an English-speaking institution
  • Certification of Finances to be submitted at the time of admission
  • A copy of your passport or visa to aid in processing I-20 paperwork

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1503 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1503 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    1503 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1503 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    461 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 461 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Orono

1216 - 1888 USD /month
Living costs

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


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Updated over a year ago

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