Chemical Engineering, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 60 Hours (Beyond the Master's Degree from Oklahoma State University)

Core Courses
CHE 6703Research Methods in Chemical Engineering3
Seminar
CHE 6010 (Offered for variable credit, 1 credit hour, maximum of 10 credit hours.)3
Hours Subtotal6
Electives
Graduate-approved elective (CHE or other) courses, selected by the student, with approval of the student's advisor.9
Hours Subtotal9
Thesis
CHE 6000Doctoral Thesis 145
Hours Subtotal45
Total Hours60

Total Hours: 60 Hours (Beyond the Master's Degree)

Core Courses
CHE 5123Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering3
CHE 5213Advanced Transport Phenomena3
CHE 5743Chemical Engineering Process Modeling3
CHE 5843Principles of Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics3
CHE 6703Research Methods in Chemical Engineering3
Hours Subtotal15
Seminar
CHE 6010 (Offered for variable credit, 1 credit hour, maximum of 10 credit hours.)3
Hours Subtotal3
Electives
Graduate-approved elective (CHE or other) courses, selected by the student, with approval of the student's advisor.
Thesis
CHE 6000Doctoral Thesis 142
Hours Subtotal42
Total Hours60

Total Hours: 90 Hours (Beyond the Bachelor's Degree)

Core Courses
CHE 5123Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering3
CHE 5213Advanced Transport Phenomena3
CHE 5743Chemical Engineering Process Modeling3
CHE 5843Principles of Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics3
CHE 6703Research Methods in Chemical Engineering3
Hours Subtotal15
Seminar
CHE 6010 (Offered for variable credit, 1 credit hour, maximum of 10 credit hours.)6
Hours Subtotal6
Electives
Approved elective (CHE or other) courses, selected by the student, with approval of the student's advisor.15
Suggested Elective Courses
Fall Semester
Advanced Biomedical Engineering
Colloid Processing
Basic Physiology and Physiological System Analysis for Engineers
Process Simulation
Advanced Environmental Engineering
Neural Networks
Spring Semester
Advanced Bioprocess Engineering
Stagewise Operations
Advanced Biomaterials Science and Engineering
Advanced Chemical Process Control
CHE 5223
Turbulent Fluid Dynamics
Problems in Biosystems Engineering and Agricultural Technology
Hours Subtotal15
Thesis
CHE 6000Doctoral Thesis 254
Hours Subtotal54
Total Hours90

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval