MS Plan III (Coursework Only) Degree Requirements

This degree has emphasis on advanced coursework and does not involve research.  Students who seek positions that do not involve research but require advanced knowledge in CBE choose this plan.

The Plan III (Coursework Only) Master’s requires 30 credit hours of coursework as outlined below.

CBE Core Courses (15 hrs)

  • CBE 502: Chemical and Biological Engineering Research Methods Seminar (3) - Offered Spring Only
  • CBE 521: Advanced Transport Phenomena (3) - Offered Fall Only
  • CBE 525: Methods of Analysis in Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Engineering (3) - Offered Fall Only
  • CBE 542: Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3) - Offered Spring Only
  • CBE 561: Kinetics of Chemical Processes (3) - Offered Spring Only

CBE 501: Chemical & Biological Engineering Seminar (3 hrs)

  • All CBE Graduate students are required to register for CBE 501: Chemical & Biological Engineering Seminar each semester that they are in the program unless otherwise approved by the CBE Director of Graduate Programs.
  • Up to 3 hrs may be applied toward the MS degree requirements.  If a student completed the MS degree program in less than 3 semesters, they may take technical electives to make up the credit hours.

Technical Electives (12 hrs)

Technical electives should be chosen in consultation with the CBE Director of Graduate Programs.  They may include the following:
  • Any graduate level course taught by the School of Engineering (BME, CBE, CE, CS, ECE, ME, NE, ENG, NSME)
  • Any graduate level course taught by the departments of Chemistry & Chemical Biology (CHEM), Mathematics & Statistics (MATH, STAT), or Physics & Astronomy (PHYS, ASTR)
  • Students interested in business management may also choose from: MGMT 501, 502, 504, 508, 511, 520, 526, 560, 564, 598, or 600.
  • No more than 6 hrs of Problems/Independent Study/Research Courses may be taken and applied toward technical electives with permission of the CBE Director of Graduate Programs. A petition outlining the work completed, the number of credit hours earned, and the number of hours committed per week toward the course along with signatures from both the student and the instructor should be submitted to the CBE Director of Graduate Programs (with cc to CBE Senior Academic Advisor) for consideration for use toward technical electives prior to taking the course. 
  • Students may not apply seminar or lab group meeting credit toward technical electives.
NOTE: Graduate level course is defined as any 500-level course or higher OR any 300- or 400-level course that has a “*” or any 300- or 400-level, non-CBE course with a “**” in the UNM Catalog course descriptions.