PhD Requirements For Students Enrolled Before September 2015

Degree Requirements for students enrolled in the program before September 2015:

For students entering the program with a MS degree in Chemical Engineering.

Course work (24 credits):

12 credits of course work at the 700-level and 12 credits of electives at the 600 or 700 level. Of these required 700-level courses, at least 6 credits must be in chemical engineering. No more than 6 credits may be in Independent Study (ChE 694 or ChE705). No more than 3 credits in Independent Study may be taken with the same supervising faculty member. Once an advisor is selected, the student cannot take an Independent Study course with the selected advisor. Students need always to get departmental approval for the courses they take for their degree requirements.

Students with a MS in Pharmaceutical Engineering from NJIT are required to take four courses from among [PhEn 601, 603, 606, 612, 614 or 618] as equivalent ChE elective graduate courses. These students are also required to take the 12 credits of ChE core courses and 18 credits of elective courses of which 12 credits must be at the 700 level.

For students entering the program with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering

Course Work (42 credits):

• 12 Credits of core courses (ChE611, ChE612, ChE626 and ChE624). Students must maintain an average GPA of 3.0 in these courses.

• 12 Credits of 700-level courses (at least 6 credits in Chemical Engineering).

• 18 Credits of Elective Courses at 600 or 700 level.

Dissertation Credits:

Students are expected to register for courses in each of the first two semesters and to pass the qualifying exam by the end of the first year. After passing the qualifying exam students can register for dissertation credits [Ch.E790] as well as completing required courses. In some cases students may register for up to six credits of Pre-Doctoral research (Ch.E792) prior to taking the qualifying exam.

Students who defend the dissertation proposal successfully may start registering for 1-credit dissertation [Ch.E790A] until they complete all the degree requirements.