Chemical Engineering (B.S.)/Food Process Engineering (M.A.S.)

Illinois Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering/Master of Food Process Engineering accelerated master's degree program allows students the unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in food process engineering while completing both degrees in as few as five years.

Students will learn to apply specialized knowledge of mass transfer and chemical reaction engineering within the food process industry. They will be prepared to make an impact in the areas of process control, process improvement, expansion, and quality assurance.

Coursework for this degree program may include food microbiology, food law and regulation, and food analysis.

Program Overview

Build a foundation in chemical engineering during the undergraduate portion of this program and prepare for advanced food process engineering work in the fourth year. Make an impact in the areas of process control, process improvement, expansion, and quality assurance.

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering /Master of Food Process Engineering accelerated master's degree program will prepare you for such careers as:

  • Food process engineer
  • Chemical process engineer
  • Senior process improvement engineer

Program requirements are outlined in the undergraduate and graduate course bulletins:

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View Details M.A.S.

Students applying to the accelerated master’s program must have completed at least 60 credit hours with at least one full semester (12 credit hours) of applicable undergraduate study at the university.

Students must be at least one full semester (12 credit hours) away from undergraduate degree completion in order to apply.

Applicants are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; however, please consult individual departments for specific minimum GPA requirements.