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The MS program in Industrial Chemistry at NDU aims at preparing highly qualified students in the field. It is designed on the principles of interactive learning and hands-on research proficiency. The program includes a thesis that paves the way for pursuing careers in applied chemistry and/or enrolling in Ph.D. programs.

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Program Educational Objectives

  1. 1.Provide students with a first-rate educational experience in the field of industrial chemistry;
  2. 2.Prepare students for excellent careers in industrial chemistry by boosting both their scientific and personal expertise;
  3. 3.Coach students to be independent and critical thinkers, capable of undertaking initiatives and dealing confidently and scientifically with incipient issues pertaining to industrial chemistry;
  4. 4.Foster the citizenship in students by nurturing their communication skills and ethical standards.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students should be able to:

  1. 1.Build a strong understanding of the fundamentals in chemical theories and their applications in industry;
  2. 2.Plan and carry out experimental research and statistical analysis;
  3. 3.Identify and solve problems in industrial chemical processes;
  4. 4.Apprehend the development, ethics, and environmental issues of chemical industry;
  5. 5.Know the proper procedures and regulations for safe handling and use of chemicals and instrumentation;
  6. 6.Review and assess scientific literature critically;
  7. 7.Communicate their research ideas both orally and in writing.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the university graduate admission requirements, students holding a B.S in Chemistry with a GPA of 2.7-2.99 will be accepted on probation. The probation will be removed if the students receive a minimum of a B average for 6 credits taken during their first semester. Students from other majors may be given provisional admission pending satisfactory completion of prerequisite courses consisting of a maximum of 12 credits of undergraduate chemistry courses, as specified by the Faculty Graduate Committee. The credits earned for these prerequisite courses will not be counted towards the 36 credits required for the M.S. in Industrial Chemistry. Students are expected to be proficient in the English language, otherwise they should pass the University English Entrance Test or its equivalent. Normally a maximum of 9 transfer credits from previous work completed at another accredited institution of higher education is permitted upon the discretion of the Faculty Graduate Committee.

Graduation Requirements

To satisfy the requirements for the degree of M.S. in Industrial Chemistry, the student must complete a total of 36 credits, including 6 credits of thesis work, with an overall average of at least 3.0/4.0. Thesis work provides the necessary background and research experience to students planning to work in the industrial sector or pursue a Ph.D. and indulge in scientific research.


Electives in the Major (9cr.)

A choice of one course from each of the following pools:

Other graduate level, 3 cr. courses related to the field and approved by the Department.

In addition, students must pass a comprehensive written exam which should be conducted after having completed at least 18 credits, including required courses.

Suggested Program

Fall Semester Year 1 (10cr.)
CHM 609 Industrial Chemical Processes 3 cr.
CHM 606 Chemistry in the Workplace 1 cr.
Research Methods in Chemistry
Major Elective
3 cr.
3 cr.
Spring Semester Year 1 (12cr.)
CHM 603

Advanced Organic Chemistry
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
3 cr.
CHM 602 Chemometrics 3 cr.
Major Elective
3 cr.
3 cr.
Fall Semester Year 2 (7cr.)
CHM 6xx Major Elective 3 cr.
CHM 680 Seminar I 1 cr.
CHM 691 Thesis I 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year 2 (7cr.)
CHM 6xx Elective 3 cr.
CHM 681 Seminar II 1 cr.
CHM 692 Thesis II 3 cr.
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