The Degree of Master of Science in Industrial Chemistry

Educational Objectives

  • Provide students with a first-rate educational experience in the field of industrial chemistry.
  • Prepare students for excellent careers in industrial chemistry by boosting both their scientific and personal expertise.
  • Coach students to be independent and critical thinkers, capable of undertaking initiatives and dealing confidently and scientifically with incipient issues pertaining to industrial chemistry.
  • Foster the citizenship in students by nurturing their communication skills and ethical standards.

Admission Requirements
In addition to the university graduate admission requirements, students holding a B.S in Chemistry with a GPA of 2.7-2.99 will be accepted on probation. The probation will be removed if the students receive a minimum of a B average for 6 credits taken during their first semester. Students from other majors may be given provisional admission pending satisfactory completion of prerequisite courses consisting of a maximum of 12 credits of undergraduate chemistry courses, as specified by the Faculty Graduate Committee. The credits earned for these prerequisite courses will not be counted towards the 36 credits required for the M.S. in Industrial Chemistry. Students are expected to be proficient in the English language, otherwise they should pass the University English Entrance Test or its equivalent. Normally a maximum of 9 transfer credits from previous work completed at another accredited institution of higher education is permitted upon the discretion of the Faculty Graduate Committee.

Graduation Requirements
To satisfy the requirements for the degree of M.S. in Industrial Chemistry, the student must complete a total of 36 credits, including 6 credits of thesis work, with an overall average of at least 3.0/4.0.

Thesis work provides the necessary background and research experience to students planning to work in the industrial sector or pursue a Ph.D. and indulge in scientific research.

Degree Requirements - 36 Credits

Required major courses (15 credits):

  • CHM 602 Chemometrics (3 cr.)
  • CHM 606 Chemistry in the Workplace (1 cr.)
  • CHM 607 Research Methods in Chemistry (3 cr.)
  • CHM 609 Industrial Chemical Processes (3 cr.)
  • CHM 603 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3 cr.) or CHM 608  Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3 cr.)
  • CHM 680 Seminar I – Industrial Training (1 cr.)
  • CHM 681 Seminar II (1 cr.)

Electives in the major (9 credits):
A choice of one course from each of the following pools:

Processing of Renewable Material  - 3 cr.

  • CHM 612 Green chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Technology (3 cr.)
  • CHM 615 Food Chemistry and Processing (3 cr.)
  • CHM 626 Biomass Processing Chemistry (3 cr.)
  • CHM 636 The Industry of Biopolymers (3 cr.)

Nanotechnology and New Industrial Materials - 3 cr.:

  • CHM 604 Kinetics and Catalysis (3 cr.)
  • CHM 628 Chips and Sensors: design and application (3cr.)
  • CHM 634 Electrochemistry (3 cr.)
  • CHM 635 Surface Chemistry (3 cr.)
  • CHM 648 Nanotechnology: The Industrial Revolution (3 cr.) 
Petroleum and Plastic Chemistry – 3 cr.:
  • CHM 633 Chemistry of Polymers and Their Applications (3 cr.)
  • CHM 641 Petrochemistry (3 cr.)
  • CHM 647 Organic Synthesis (3 cr.)

Elective courses (6 credits):

  • CHM 670 Tutorial I (2 cr.)
  • CHM 671 Tutorial II (3 cr.)
  • Other graduate level, 3 cr.-courses related to the field and approved by the Department

M.S. thesis (6 credits):

In addition, students must pass a comprehensive written exam which should be conducted after having completed at least 18 credits, including required courses.

Suggested Program

Fall Semester I (10 Credits)
CHM 609 Industrial Chemical Processes 3 cr.
CHM 606 Chemistry in the Workplace 1 cr.
Research Methods in Chemistry
Major Elective
3 cr.
3 cr.
Spring Semester I (12 Credits)
CHM 603

Advanced Organic Chemistry
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
3 cr.
CHM 602 Chemometrics 3 cr.
Major Elective
3 cr.
3 cr.
Fall Semester II (7 Credits)
CHM 6xx Major Elective 3 cr.
CHM 680 Seminar I 1 cr.
CHM 691 Thesis I 3 cr.
Spring Semester II (7 Credits)
CHM 6xx Elective 3 cr.
CHM 681 Seminar II 1 cr.
CHM 692 Thesis II 3 cr.