Faculty of Chemical Engineering

The graduate studies aim is to deepen and expand basic knowledge in Chemical Engineering, as well as to develop an increased ability to handle complex problems in the various fields of Chemical Engineering. The research and the teaching curriculum cover a wide range of topics: transport phenomena, fluid flow, actions foundation in chemical engineering, separation processes, water desalination, petroleum, development, operation and control process control engineering, reactors, adsorption and catalysis, engineering polymers and plastics, and biomedical engineering – Chemical and Bio – medical, Biophysics, environmental engineering, micro-structure and nanotechnology, particle systems, colloidal systems, complex fluids, space effects, processing and ceramic materials – lead, and the study of crystal growth processes in thin layers.

The Master and PhD programs include classes and lab-work. The studies are a part of extensive research work within the faculty, in basic and applicable directions alike. The basic research contributed in expanding and enriching the knowledge in the various fields of Chemical Engineering and its adjacent sciences. The applicable research aims to meet the needs of chemical, biochemical and micro-electronic biochemical and micro-electronic industry in the present and future, and assimilate different approaches and advance topics.

 

Master programs

 

The Faculty of Chemical Engineering offers three Master programs: Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Chemical Engineering, Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Master of Engineering (M.E.) in Chemical Engineering.

 

The Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

Admission

  • Candidates are accepted for the Master of Science in chemical engineering if their undergraduate average grade is at least 82. With the grades the candidates are requested to submit a document attesting to their relative ranking within their class.
  • Candidates are required to find a research advisor as a condition for admission.
  • Candidates must submit two recommendations, at least, with their application forms.
  • Candidates will be interviewed in order to estimate their background knowledge in chemical engineering.
  • Candidates that have completed a three-year degree, will be accepted as complementary students and will be required to complete 20 points of undergraduate courses. The list of courses will be determined for each student individually based on his/her background.
  • Undergraduates can enroll in the program for Bachelor’s and Master’s degree within five years, if their average is at least 90 and they have less than 10 points left to complete their Bachelor’s degree.

 

Academic requirements

  • Each student will complete a total of 36 academic points, consisting of 16 points in graduate courses and 20 academic points for the research thesis.
  • Students in this lane must study at least seven courses *, of which at least four are from the Chemical Engineering faculty, including three mandatory courses: “Mathematical Methods in Chemical Eng.” (058,177), must be studied during the first year of studying, and two core courses from the core courses list (see below). The remaining academic points can be accumulated by taking courses offered by other faculties, with the approval of the research advisor.
  • Students are required to complete an experimental or theoretical research thesis. The goal of the research work is to allow the student to learn and gain experience in research, in the framework of one of the department’s research groups.
  • Every student must meet the foreign language requirement as defined by the Graduate School.

 

* Does not include the course “Chemical Engineering Seminar” (058176)

 

 

Master of Science (MSc)

Admission

  • This lane is designed for students holding a BSc in any field other than Chemical Engineering. Students will usually be accepted if their undergraduate average grade is at least 82. With their grades, the candidates are requested to submit a document attesting to their relative ranking within their class.
  • Every candidate will be required to find a supervisor for research, as a condition for admission.
  • Every candidate must submit at least two recommendations with their application forms. One of these recommendations must be from the intended supervisor.
  • Candidates will be interviewed in order to assess their background level of knowledge and suitability for the program.
  • Candidates who completed a four-year engineering degree will usually not be required to complete prerequisite courses.
  • Candidates who completed a three-year degree will usually be required to complete prerequisite courses, a total of 20 points, consisting of undergraduate courses (10 credits at least) and graduate courses. The list of courses will be determined for each student individually according to their previous academic background.

 

Academic requirements

  • Each student in this lane will gain a total of 36 academic points consisting of 16 points in graduate courses (at least seven courses) and 20 academic points for the research thesis. The courses will be determined on an individual basis, depending on the student’s background and research topic. At least three of the seven courses will be of the “advanced” level (“..8…).
  • Every student must meet the foreign language requirement as defined by the Graduate School.

 

 

The Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering (ME)

Admission

  • Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering is intended for students holding a BSc in Chemical Engineering, with an average of at least 80. With their grades, the candidates are requested to submit a document attesting to their relative ranking within their class.
  • This lane is also open to students with a BSc in fields other than Chemical Engineering who meet the requirements for Graduate School. Such candidates will be required to complete prerequisite courses.
  • Candidates will be interviewed in order to assess their background level of knowledge and suitability for the program.
  • Every candidate must submit at least two recommendations with their application forms.
  • Students may switch from ME to MSc during their studies, according to the protocol of the Department and the Graduate School.
  • Continuing from this program to a Ph.D., after receiving the degree of Master of Engineering, will be allowed only in exceptional cases, and after the student demonstrate the ability to study as determined by the Graduate Studies Committee.

 

Academic requirements

Studying courses with a total of at least 40 points, according to the following details:

  • 2 Mandatory Courses
  1. 058177- Mathematical Methods in Chemical Eng.
  2. 058174- Advanced Seminar in Chemical Engineering

The seminar will include independent work such as an advanced seminar paper, lab or project, and will include submission of a written paper. This paper may be a small-scale lab research, an engineering design project, a literature review etc.

  • At least one course from the Chemical Engineering list of core courses.
  • At least 17 academic points (not including the final project course) from the Chemical Engineering department.
  • Advanced courses in Chemical Engineering or other departments to complete the required total number of points. The choice of courses require approval of the Graduate Studies Committee. Among these, up to five management courses can be selected.
  • All students must complete foreign language requirement in accordance with the requirements of the Graduate School.

 

Change Lane from ME to MSc

Students for ME can switch to MSc (which includes research thesis), after meeting the following requirements:

  1. A student who graduated with at least 82 in Chemical Engineering, will be allowed to switch to research track after completing at least one semester of ME studies, provided his ME average is over 85, with a minimum of 80 in each course.
  2. A student who graduated with an average lower than 82 in Chemical Engineering will be allowed to switch to research track after completing at least one semester in ME studies with an average grade of at least 85, with a minimum of 80 in each course, and after completing one core course and “Mathematical Methods in Chemical Eng.” course, or alternatively two core courses.
  3. If the student does not have a BSc form the Chemical Engineering faculty, he will additionally be interviewed for acceptance.

According to the Graduate School requirements, the student will have to submit “Change of Track” form and a research proposal, as well as to pass the “Research Ethics” exam.

 

PhD studies

PhD studies focus on research work, while giving the students additional training via courses that expand and enrich their knowledge on topic at the forefront of Chemical Engineering.

We offer three lanes for PhD studies:

Regular lane

PhD direct lane from MSc

Special PhD – from BSc

Students will be admitted based on achievements in previous studies, letters of recommendation and individual interviews with two faculty members (separately). The purpose of the interviews is to assess the suitability of the candidate for PhD studies, his knowledge of fundamental topics, his approach to problem solving and independent thinking.

 

Regular Lane

 

Admission

  • Candidates must have an average of at least 85 in their MSc.
  • The MSc examiners committee’s opinion on the candidate’s suitability for PhD studies may be considered as a factor in candidate’s admission.
  • Graduates of non-thesis Master (ME) may be admitted to PhD in exceptional cases, and after the students demonstrates their research proficiency in the “Study without Graduation” lane, as determined by the Graduate Studies Committee.

 

Academic requirements

  • Expand basic knowledge in Chemical Engineering and acquire knowledge needed to carry out the research, by studying courses usually consisting of 10 credits (at least four courses, not including the “Seminar in Chemical Engineering”). The course plan will be built together with the research advisor and approved by the Graduate Studies Committee. Other formal requirements may be added in the admission interview stage by the recommendation of the interviewers, as well as after the candidacy exam following the committee’s recommendation. The students must study at least two courses by the end of their second semester.
  • Completing original research work at a proper level. The research will usually take place within the department. In exceptional cases of external students, they will be required a minimum of one year full-time stay at the department.
  • The student must submit a research proposal and pass the candidacy exam accordance to the Graduate School protocol (see section 36 of the Regulations).
  • Pass the exam in the course “Research Ethics” before submitting the research proposal for the candidacy exam.
  • About a year after the candidacy exam, the student will present a seminar that describes the research directions and the results obtained up to that time. Usually, this is a short internal seminar open to faculty members and students.

PhD direct lane from MSc

Admission

Outstanding MSc students (average of at least 90 in their fields of study), may transfer to the direct PhD lane with the consent and recommendation of the research advisor, the recommendation of the Graduate Studies Committee and the approval of the Graduate School. The request to switch to direct PhD should be submitted to the Graduate Studies Committee in accordance with the requirements of the Graduate School.

 

Academic requirements

The academic requirements are 26 graduate credit points (11 courses at least), passing the candidacy exam, a seminar about a year after the candidacy exam, writing a thesis and a final exam.

 

Special PhD – from BSc

Admission

Only outstanding four year MSc graduates with a cumulative average of at least 90, will be admitted to this track.

Learning requirements

26 graduate credit points (11 courses at least), passing a candidacy exam, a seminar about a year after the candidacy exam, writing a thesis and a final exam. The student has to accumulate 15 credit points and pass the candidacy exam within three semesters from the beginning of the program.

 

 

Scholarships

A student who wishes to devote his full-time to his studying can request for a scholarship. Details on the scholarships and the procedures can be found on the Graduate School website: http://www.graduate.technion.ac.il/Heb/. The scholarships are granted to students with suitable accomplishments and according to their availability. The scholarship recipients must dedicate the entire time to studying, research and teaching. The recipient cannot work outside of the Technion without special permission. ME students are not eligible for a scholarship. Please see the Graduate School protocol for detailed information on scholarship recipient’s requirements.

 

For more information:

Graduate Studies Secretary

Tel:-972-4-829-3422

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