The Accelerated Master’s Program in Chemical Engineering (AMP ChE) is a program designed to enable advanced UA undergraduate students to complete both the Bachelor of Science degree and the Master of Science degree in ChE in a total of 5 years. This program is available only for undergraduate students in Chemical Engineering at the U of A. The Chemical Engineering Program is designed to provide advanced work in a core of transport phenomena, thermodynamics and reaction engineering.
Students conduct research on a diverse range of projects due to multidisciplinary strengths, including nanotechnology, drug delivery, cancer detection/treatment, renewable energy, clean semiconductor manufacturing, water treatment and reuse, atmospheric chemistry and physics, life cycle assessment, electrochemistry, and applied quantum chemistry. There are especially strong interdisciplinary links to the Environmental Engineering Program, which has long-standing strengths in water and wastewater treatment science and technology as well as technology transfer, hazardous waste treatment, development of environmentally-friendly technologies for industry, and air quality research. This department’s environmental research contributes to the UA being one of the top ranked world programs in environmental science research.
Departmental research takes advantage of state-of-the-art facilities such as the Water & Energy Sustainable Technology (WEST) Center (http://west.arizona.edu/), the BIO5 Institute (http://www.bio5.org/), the Micro/Nano Fabrication Center (https://research.arizona.edu/learn-more-micro-nano-fabrication-center), and various facilities associated with the Institute for Energy Solutions (https://energy.arizona.edu/).
Students in this program have a good track record of receiving financial aid from both university and federal fellowships. Graduates of this program most commonly obtain jobs in industry, government organizations, consulting, and continue on to advanced education to enter academia.
Application information: http://www.che.arizona.edu/graduates-application-information
Students who have completed a minimum of 75 units are eligible to apply, usually early in the second semester of the student’s junior year (September or January). The student must create an account in GradApp (https://apply.grad.arizona.edu) and submit an online application to the Chemical Engineering AMP. (See https://grad.arizona.edu/catalog/programinfo/CHEMSCHEAMP) for more details. Once students have completed 90 units (usually at the end of their junior year’s second semester) and have a 3.30 or higher GPA, they may be accepted into the AMP. After acceptance to the AMP program, students register during their senior (fourth) year to take a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses and are classified as undergraduate students. The graduate courses can double-count, serving both as electives for the BS degree and as core or elective courses for the MS. After completing the BS, student are then eligible to be fully accepted as MS degree students. In the fifth and final year, students focus on graduate course work and their thesis or project.
Required test(s): No GRE needed for AMP Eligibility criteria:
To be considered eligible to apply for the AMP ChE, students must:
- Be a continuing University of Arizona undergraduate.
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3.
- At the time of application, have completed a minimum of 75 units of undergraduate course work; a minimum of 12 undergraduate units must have been completed in the student's major at University of Arizona’s main campus. Research experience as an undergraduate is not a requirement, but it is desirable.
Minimum TOEFL: 60 on revised paper based (or 550 is taken before 2017)
Minimum IELTS: 7
Minimum PTE: 60
Minimum CEFR: C1
Early January of the junior year
Early January of the junior year
See Eligibility Criteria above.
After admission into the AMP ChE program, the student must select an advisor who will guide the student’s research or development work toward the completion of a thesis or master’s report. Writing either a thesis or a report project is required. CHEE 400 level courses that are convened with 500 level courses can be taken as electives for both the BS and the AMP programs, but the 500 version of the course must be taken if it is to be used toward the AMP. Exceptions are CHEE 420/520 and 477R/577R. These are required undergraduate courses and the 400 version must be taken and will not count toward the AMP. The AMP ChE can be either thesis or non-thesis and will follow the same requirements of the regular MS program.
The AMP ChE can be either thesis or non-thesis and will follow the same requirements of the regular MS program, which can be found in the ChEE graduate students handbook: https://chee.engineering.arizona.edu/sites/chee.engineering.arizona.edu/files/2018-19-Grad-Student-Handbook.pdf