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2018-2019 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 15, 2024
2018-2019 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Dual Degree, MS

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A program of study is available in which a student may pursue a dual degree between chemical engineering and petroleum engineering. In general, 48 credits are required, including the fundamental courses in the two areas. Both thesis and non-thesis options are possible. The required chemical engineering courses are:

Additional requirements for the Dual Degree MS, non-thesis options:

  • 3 course credits in Chemical or Petroleum Engineering coursework
  • 9 additional course credits from the approved list (as specified Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering) of graduate offerings in engineering or geology

Additional requirements for Dual Degree MS with thesis:

MS Final Examination

A final review (oral defense) of the MS Thesis must be conducted by the thesis committee in order to determine the acceptability of the thesis.  The committee consists of the student’s major advisor and two (2) other members of the faculty.


No single course can be used to satisfy both a core requirement and elective requirement.

Students without a BS degree in engineering must take, in addition, either the online “bridging course” offered in Jan (1st class) and May (2nd class) by Michigan State University (See for details about the bridging courses CHE 804 and 805) or CHE 0300 (sophomore-level) “Transport Phenomena” class offered during the Fall term. Neither of these classes can serve as an elective nor core course substitute in the MS in Petroleum Engineering required classes.

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