MS Plan I (Thesis) Degree Requirements

The Plan I (thesis) Master’s requires 24 credit hours of course work and 6 hours of thesis.  Students take the departmental core courses (listed below) and choose additional courses to meet the 24 hour requirement in consultation with their faculty advisor.

Core courses include:

  • CBE 501: Graduate Seminar (1 cr. required every semester;  up to 4 credits may be applied toward the MS)
  • CBE 502: Chemical and Biological Engineering Research Methods Seminar (3 cr)
  • CBE 521: Advanced Transport Phenomena I  (3 cr)
  • CBE 525: Methods of Analysis in Chemical and Biological Engineering  (3 cr)
  • CBE 561: Kinetics of Chemical Processes  (3 cr)
  • CBE 542: Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics  (3 cr)

Master’s students submit a Program of Studies listing all courses being applied to the degree no later than the term before the student intends to graduate. 

Approaching the conclusion of the degree, students must submit the Intent to Graduate form prior to the beginning of their final semester.  At least two weeks prior to the thesis defense, students submit an Announcement of Exam.  Following the defense, students submit a Report of Exam and the Report on Thesis or Dissertation.  The completed thesis must be submitted to the Office of Graduate studies by their final deadline.  The deadline is published on the Office of Graduate Studies calendar.

This is intended as a quick overview of degree requirements.  Consult the UNM Catalog and Graduate Handbook for additional details.