Dr. Michael Elsass937-229-2627
Far-Reaching Coursework and Research.
An extensive course selection is offered to you through the University of Dayton's chemical engineering graduate program as well as modeling, control and automation of composite processing, which only a few universities in the nation offer. Graduate chemical engineering at the University is a scene of scholarship, research and lab work. The program allows for concentrations in combustion, environmental engineering and materials engineering, among others.
Typically a full-time student can complete our master’s degree program in approximately 18 months. Most of the graduate classes are offered in the evening allowing students to take classes part time and work full time if they choose.
Our 30-semester-hour program of lecture and laboratory components can be thesis or non-thesis and requires
- 15 hours of required course work
- 9 hours of electives as approved by the adviser and department chairperson
- 6 hours of an approved thesis project with a final examination at the completion of the thesis work (you may substitute 6 additional hours of course work plus three hours of special problem work for the 6-hour thesis, if you choose)
- Nearby, the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) and Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) provide you with far-reaching research possibilities.
- On-campus, our graduate students have access to the following labs: computer, unit operations, transport phenomena and process control.
- With our close relationship with UDRI, opportunities arise for work in areas such as polymers, adhesives and composites, rapid prototyping and nondestructive evaluation, among others.
- Sponsored research opportunities are also available at nearby WPAFB.