Elective courses provide in-depth knowledge in a specific area to prepare the students for research work. All 500/600-level graduate engineering courses can be used as an elective (a maximum of one course at 400-level is permitted). Although the students are encouraged to take courses in their research area or for their personal interest, it is recommended that students take a course sequence in a specific area, in order to build depth of knowledge.
A list of approved courses from departments outside the engineering college will be available to help in the preparation of the program of study. Several elective courses in Chemical Engineering are offered periodically according to demand. Suggested course sequences are listed below:
- Medical Signal and Image Analysis: CHE 659 Medical Imaging, CHE 694 Experimental Methods in Biomedical Engineering, CHE 594 Data Analysis and Rectification
- Biomechanics: CHE 651 Biomechanical Engineering, CHE 594 Biofluid Mechanics, CVE 512 Finite Element Analysis I, CVE 513 Advanced Strength of Materials, ESC 794 Elasticity
- Tissue Engineering: CHE 655 Biomaterials, CHE 651 Biomechanical Engineering, CHE 586 Fundamentals of Polymers, CHE 694 Tissue and Organ Engineering
- Materials synthesis/characterization/nanotechnology: CHE 586 Fundamentals of Polymers, CHE 580 Advanced Materials Processing, CHE 602 Surface Phase Equilibria
- Bioprocessing: CHE 566 Biochemical Engineering, CHE 504 Advanced Chemical Reactor Design, CHE 506 Advanced Transport Phenomena, CHE 508 Advanced Separation Processes, CHE 502 Advanced Thermodynamics, CHE 603 Fundamentals of Adsorption, CHE 606 Advanced Mass Transfer
- Sensors/MEMs devices: CHE 655 Biomaterials, CHE 694 BioMEMS, EEC 693 Biosensors, EEC 693 Nanotechnology
- Software Engineering: EEC 525 Data Mining, EEC 517 Embedded Systems
- Controls: EEC 645 Intelligent Control Systems, CHE 594 Data Analysis and Rectification, CHE 616 Advanced Numerical Methods.