Chemical Engineering - M.S.

Chemical engineering is the practice of developing new materials and energy for the benefit of humankind. Chemical engineers design, develop and operate industrial processes. The products that they manufacture range from fuels to food.​

​​Why Choose Chemical Engineering?

Chemical engineers and their innovations propel many areas of technology and create solutions for tomorrow. At Manhattan College, the graduate program in chemical engineering is designed to advance your engineering skills as well as the communication skills and ethical tools to make you an effective professional.

The Classes

As a graduate chemical engineering student, you will build upon the fundamentals of your undergraduate studies. With small class sizes of 12-15, our professors will get to know you and invest in your success. You will be challenged to conduct research and explore the latest advances in the areas of:

  • Separations
  • Alternative energy
  • Water purification
  • Green engineering
  • Pollution prevention
  • Process safety
  • Engineering management

You may also choose an optional concentration in cosmetics engineering or petroleum engineering.

The Experience

In addition to a top-rated curriculum, you will have the opportunity to advance your research, service and outreach projects outside of the classroom:

  • Participate in the IEEE/WERC Environmental Design Contest 
  • Create a water purification system for use in a developing country
  • Build a chemically powered automobile
  • Present papers and research findings at professional conferences

Our New York City location and well-connected alumni can offer you a foot in the door at top companies including:

  • Exxonmobil
  • BP
  • Air Products
  • Dow Chemical
  • Genzyme
  • Formosa Plastics
  • L’Oreal
  • Unilever

What Will You Learn?

The chemical engineering program includes the study of traditional and emerging technologies, from unit operations such as distillation and filtration, to unique applications such as biological reactors. As part of your coursework you will also be exposed to industry software, programming and professional design packages.

As a graduate student in the chemical engineering program, you will:

  • Develop your application and optimization skills
  • Complete a design project
  • Communicate effectively, both written and spoken
  • Hone skills specific to your intended field

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What Will You Do?

Employers from all industries seek the analytical and problem-solving skills developed by chemical engineers. Chemical engineers are some of the highest-paid professionals in the country.

​The graduate curriculum at Manhattan College was like a revelation. It let everything I had learned elsewhere as an undergraduate student make sense. It’s a contemporary curriculum that’s ahead of its time in the environmental, biotechnology, safety, and process design areas.

Greg Hounsell ’71, ’77 (M.S.), Principal Engineer at Pfizer