Chemical Engineering with E3 Specialization (Ph.D.)

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Illinois Tech’s Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering is awarded to students in recognition of mastery in chemical/biological engineering and upon demonstration of an ability to make substantial creative contributions to the advancement of chemical engineering.

Students interested in the Energy/Environment/Economics (E3) specialization are required to take at least 84 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree requirements, including required chemical engineering core courses for the doctorate in chemical engineering and at least five E3 courses.

The recipients of these degrees will be capable of continuing efforts toward the advancement of knowledge and achievement in research while pursuing an academic or industrial research career.

Program Overview

Students interested in the Energy/Environment/Economics (E3) specialization are required to take at least 84 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree requirements, including required chemical engineering core courses for the doctorate in chemical engineering and at least five E3 courses.

Career Opportunities

Our Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering with E3 specialization degree program offers the opportunity to work with top researchers in such areas as biotechnology, bioengineering, and energy and sustainability within the fields of industry, government, or academia.

Our Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering with Specialization in Energy/Environment/Economics (E3) requires candidates to pass written qualifying and comprehensive exams. Students must also defend their thesis through an oral examination.

The doctoral committee for E3 students must include at least one professor specializing in an energy and sustainability area from outside the student’s department.

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Please consult the university’s course bulletin for specific details on the course and exam requirements associated with the Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering with Specialization in Energy/Environment/Economics (E3) program.