Chemical Engineering Department Brochure

ChE VEO Advisor – Bill Epling
(434) 924-6278 – wse2t@virginia.edu
ChE Graduate Coordinator – Jennifer Lamb
(434) 924-3925 – jjk8f@virginia.edu

This graduate program in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Virginia seeks to provide cutting-edge training in chemical engineering core and research areas including biotechnology, catalysis, electrochemistry, energy and the environment, polymers, and separations. This program prepares students for advanced work in industrial and government positions. A program of studies leading to the Master of Engineering (M.E.) degree usually consists of five “core” courses:

  • ChE 6615 – Advanced Thermodynamics
  • ChE 6618 – Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • ChE 6625 – Transport Processes
  • ChE 6630 – Mass Transfer
  • ChE 6665 – Techniques for Chemical Engineering Analysis and Design

Elective courses offered include ChE 6442, Applied Surface Chemistry; ChE 6449, Polymer Engineering; ChE 6448, Bioseparations Engineering; and ChE 6447, Biochemical Engineering. The Virginia Engineering Online distance learning courses are offered live in Charlottesville and recorded for alter or simultaneous viewing. All courses are taught by the regular faculty in Charlottesville.

The Masters degree requires 30 hours of course work. A total of eight ChE courses (or 24 semester hours) are offered via videoconferencing. Courses in related areas may be taken from other UVA disciplines or transferred from other universities. Such courses could be in the areas of mathematics, chemistry, materials science, mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, and systems engineering. Distance learning courses may be taken for degree credit, or for non-degree continuing education (see http://cgep.virginia.edu/frequently-asked-question/).

More information on the courses listed above, and others offered by the department, can be found at the Chemical Engineering portion of the UVA Course Catalog.

Assessment Forms – Three assessment forms are required for all Master of Engineering students. The following three forms should be completed by a faculty member in the department and submitted to the departmental Graduate Administrator:

Engineering Plan of Study Assessment
Engineering Analysis Assessment
Engineering Oral Communication Assessment


Long Range Course Planning

ChE plans to offer the follow courses in future terms:

Fall 2019 – ChE 6625: Transport Processes
Spring 2020 – ChE 6442: Surface Chemistry
Fall 2020 – ChE 6448: Bioseparations
Spring 2021 – ChE 6447: Biochemical Engineering
Fall 2021 – ChE 6615: Advanced Thermodynamics
Spring 2022 – ChE 6630: Mass Transfer


Previously offered online courses:

Spring 2019 – ChE 6618: Chemical Reaction Engineering
Fall 2018 – ChE 6665: Techniques for Chemical Eng Analysis & Design
Spring 2018 -ChE 6630: Mass Transfer
Fall 2017 – ChE 6615: Advanced Thermodynamics
Spring 2017 – ChE 6447: Biochemical Engineering
Fall 2016 – ChE 6448: Bioseparations
Spring 2016 – ChE 6625: Transport Processes
Fall 2015 – ChE 6442: Applied Surface Chemistry
Spring 2015 – ChE 6618: Chemical Reaction Engineering
Fall 2014 – ChE 6615: Advanced Thermodynamics
Spring 2014 – ChE 6630: Mass Transfer
Fall 2013 – ChE 6625: Transport Processes
Spring 2013 – ChE 6448: Bioseparations
Fall 2012 – ChE 6665: Techniques for Chemical Eng Analysis & Design
Spring 2012 – ChE 6447: Biochemical Engineering
Fall 2011 – ChE 6442: Applied Surface Chemistry

The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only.  The Graduate Record represents the official repository for academic graduate program requirements. This publication may be found at www.virginia.edu/registrar/catalog/grad.html.