Graduate Degree Programs

M.S., Ph.D. NanoEngineering

The graduate curricula leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in nanoengineering have been approved beginning Fall 2010 offering concentrations in Biomedical Nanotechnology, Molecular and Nanomaterials, and Nanotechnologies for Energy and the Environment.

M.S., Ph.D. Chemical Engineering

The Chemical Engineering Program offers graduate instruction leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering. Effective Fall 2009, Chemical Engineering offered a concentration in nanotechnology within the graduate program which bridged the graduate degree program in nanoengineering while pending approval.

Students are welcome to seek enrollment in graduate level courses via UC Extension's concurrent registration program. Prior to an extension student's enrollment in a graduate course, the student must seek approval by the instructor and complete a general petition form. 

The Chemical Engineering Program was founded by Professor David Miller and Professor Stanley Middleman in the late 1970s under the former Applied Mechanics & Engineering Science (AMES) Department, and the program was administered by a core of three faculty members under the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), which evolved from AMES in 2000. The first graduating class was 1980, and the undergraduate program received ABET accreditation in 1984.

The Chemical Engineering Program has affiliated faculty from the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the Bioengineering, and the Chemistry departments. 

The curricula at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are designed to support and foster chemical engineering as a multidisciplinary profession that interfaces engineering and basic sciences (physics, chemistry, and biology).