Masters in Chemical Engineering

What is Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering as the name suggests is related to chemicals. Chemical Engineering has materialized upon the development of unit operations, a fundamental concept of the discipline of chemical engineering.

It uses principles of chemistry, physics, maths, and economics to efficiently use, produce, transform, and transport chemicals. It also involves various aspects like design, analysis and operation aspects of chemical plants.

Requirements to Study Chemical Engineering

Most of the universities in the USA, Canada require you to give the GRE. Few universities from Germany require GRE scores. However, GRE is not required for admission to Australian universities. IELTS or TOEFL is compulsory for acquiring student visa and as a proof of English proficiency.

Core Subjects in Chemical Engineering

Students design large-scale processes that convert chemicals, microorganisms, energy into useful forms and products. Subjects include:

  • Fluid flow/mechanics
  • Heat & Mass transfer
  • Chemical engineering Thermodynamics
  • Process control & instrumentation
  • Chemical reaction engineering
  • Process calculations
  • Chemical Technology/Synthesis
  • Process & mechanical Equipment design
  • Optimization

Specialisations in Chemical Engineering

Specialization topics include:

  • Microfluidics
  • Polymer Processing and Technology
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Particle Science and Technology
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Model Predictive Control
  • Impedance Spectroscopy
  • Cell Dynamics

Cost of Studying Chemical Engineering

Although the fees vary from university to university, the average tuition cost for master’s studies in Chemical engineering in the US are $23, 000/year. Average living costs vary upto $8900/year. They are almost the same in Canada. In Australia, average tuition costs are A$46,200 / year and the average living costs are A$8,500/year.

Job Prospects after Masters in Chemical Engineering

United States$51,045 - $120,541$72,909
United Kingdom£23,372 - £66,487£32,763
SwitzerlandCHF 5,326 - CHF 126,507CHF 67,160
SwedenNA NA
SingaporeS$25,246 - S$109,225S$46,515
New ZealandNZ$40,547 - NZ$84,987NZ$52,207
Netherland€20,134 - €81,947€42,000
Japan¥228,768 - ¥10,302,253¥3,420,000
Ireland€26,983 - €96,177€41,335
Germany€24,469 - €63,877€43,274
France€16,786 - €56,221€39,037
CanadaC$46,286 - C$109,858C$66,854
AustraliaAU$49,930 - AU$120,221AU$66,616

2019 Top Universities for Masters in Chemical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Stanford University
California Institute Of Technology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Texas at Austin
Carnegie Mellon University
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California – Berkeley
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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