Chemical Engineering M.Eng. (Ithaca)

Field of Study

Chemical Engineering

Program Description

Degree candidates are expected to pursue study and research that will give them a deeper comprehension of the basic and applied sciences and will develop initiative, originality, and creative ability. The thesis or dissertation may involve either research or special projects in such subjects as design, economics, or mathematical analysis. There is no language requirement for students majoring in chemical engineering.

Contact Information

Phone: 607 255-4550

152 Olin Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Concentrations by Subject

  • advanced materials processing
  • applied math and computational methods
  • biochemical engineering
  • chemical reaction engineering
  • classical and statistical thermodynamics
  • fluid dynamics, rheology, and biorheology
  • heat and mass transfer
  • kinetics and catalysis
  • polymers
  • surface science


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Application Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

For Cornell undergrads seeking early admission to the M.Eng program, the deadline is December 31. 

For all other applicants, the deadline is May 26.

Learn more about admissions here.

Requirements Summary:

Most applicants have satisfactorily completed the equivalent of the fundamental work required by an accredited curriculum in chemical engineering. Outstanding students with undergraduate majors in chemistry, materials science, microbiology, or physics are also encouraged to apply. For such students extra semester or summer term of residence is normally required.

Learning Outcomes

  • Mastery and Application of Chemical Engineering Knowledge
  • Problem Formulation, Analysis, Solution and Presentation of Results
  • Communication of Knowledge, including Analysis and Design
  • Self-directed Learning and Professional Development