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Chemical Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #13 (ARWU) Ithaca, NY, United States
Degree candidates are expected to pursue study and research that will give them a deeper comprehension of the basic and applied sciences and will develop initiative, originality, and creative ability. 
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The thesis or dissertation may involve either research or special projects in such subjects as design, economics, or mathematical analysis. There is no language requirement for students majoring in chemical engineering.

Mastery and application of chemical engineering knowledge 

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the core subjects in chemical engineering and the ability to apply core subjects to technological applications.

Problem formulation, analysis, solution and presentation of results

Students will demonstrate the ability to use appropriate chemical engineering techniques, tools and methods to solve engineering problems in the context of courses and independent projects. They will be able to apply those tools to the formulation, analysis and solution of broadly defined problems. They will demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate results.

Communication of knowledge

Students will demonstrate the ability to describe effectively the formulation, analysis and solution of specific problems in chemical engineering. They will be able to explain the technological importance of the problems and the results they obtained.

Self-­directed learning and professional development

Students will demonstrate the ability to assimilate information from multiple sources to solve original engineering problems of technological importance. They will demonstrate the ability to work with fellow students in individual and team environments. They will acquire an awareness of professional roles in chemical engineering practice. They will recognize that involvement in the chemical engineering profession involves a commitment to life-­long learning and continuing development of skills and abilities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Concentrations by Subject:

  • Advanced Materials Processing
  • Applied Math And Computational Methods
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Classical And Statistical Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Dynamics, Rheology, And Biorheology
  • Heat And Mass Transfer
  • Kinetics And Catalysis
  • Polymers
  • Surface Science

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Most applicants have satisfactorily completed the equivalent of the fundamental work required by an accredited curriculum in chemical engineering. Outstanding students with undergraduate majors in chemistry, materials science, microbiology, or physics are also encouraged to apply. For such students extra semester or summer term of residence is normally required. 
  • All applicants are required to submit GRE general test scores.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ithaca

  • 1128 - 2460 USD/month
    Living Costs

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