All incoming M.S. Plan A students who have not been assigned to an advisor are required to meet with all the faculty members (and obtain their signatures) in their program to get information regarding their research projects and evaluate the possibility of joining one of the research groups.
All incoming M.S. Plan B students must have an adviser. The student is responsible for contacting faculty members in order to find an adviser.
Students who graduate with an MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wyoming will:
All Chemical Engineering graduate students must take the following Chemical Engineering Core courses:
|Chemical Engineering Core courses (above)||- 12 credit hours|
|Graduate-level course in mathematics, statistics or computing||- 3 credit hours|
|CHE/PETE 5960 Thesis Research||- 4 credit hours|
|Electives||- 11 credit hours|
- 30 credit hours
The coursework requirements are the same as the M.S. Plan A requirements except that Thesis Research (CHE, PETE 5960) is not required. Plan B students take an additional 4 hours of elective course credits (total of 30 hours required).
M.S. Plan B students must write a paper on a topic assigned by the adviser. This paper must be submitted to the student's graduate committee for approval.
All chemical engineering graduate students must enroll in CHE/PETE 5890, Chemical Engineering Seminar, every semester. All seminars, including the required presentations described below, must be scheduled by the seminar coordinator.
M.S. (Plan A) candidates must present at least one seminar (thesis defense) before they graduate. M.S. (Plan B) candidates are not required to present a seminar.
M.S. Plan A students must orally defend their thesis or dissertation at a public final examination. The defense time and room must be scheduled by the seminar coordinator. A copy of the M.S. thesis must be delivered to each member of the graduate committee at least two weeks before the examination. Thesis students must give a defense announcement to their department. The defense must be advertised by bulletin board postings, e-mail, or other means. The results of the examination are reported on the final examination form. Often, graduate committee members request changes in the thesis, and they may postpone signing the form until they are satisfied that those changes have been made.
After the defense, an electronic copy (in PDF format) of the thesis must be uploaded in accordance with the Registrar's requirements. This copy will be rejected if the format standards specified by the Dissertation Format Guide are not met. This guide allows for a publication-ready format. If required by the department and/or committee additional copies should be delivered to the University Bookstore for binding. A third, bound copy must be submitted to the Department of Chemical Engineering for the departmental library. Most students will want one or more copies for their own use. Students should consult with their adviser to determine if the adviser wants a copy of the thesis, dissertation, or other research documentation.