Chemical engineering occupies a unique position at the interface between molecular sciences and many areas of engineering. Traditionally linked to fuel combustion and energy systems, today's chemical engineers are spearheading new developments in medicine, biotechnology, microelectronics, advanced materials, energy, consumer products, manufacturing, and environmental solutions. Entrepreneurs in chemical engineering are forming innovative new businesses, and chemical engineers have served as CEOs of leading global businesses including 3M, DuPont, Intel, General Electric, Union Carbide, Dow Chemical, Exxon, BASF, Gulf, and Texaco.
The chemical engineering courses and curriculum required for a master’s degree are very challenging. It is best suited for those students who were top performers in chemical engineering undergraduate majors and who have been out of college for three years or less.
LGO students primarily focus on biochemical and manufacturing processes facing partners such as Amgen, Pfizer and Sanofi. Students must take two of the department's four core classes: 10.34 Numerical Methods Applied to Chemical Engineering, 10.40 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, 10.50 Analysis of Transport Phenomena, and 10.65 Chemical Reactor Engineering. Specific internship projects are generated with targeted content to meet requirements for Chemical Engineering (Course 10).
Popular chemical engineering courses among LGO students include:
LGO applicants interested in applying to the Chemical Engineering department must submit an online application through the MIT Sloan School of Management. If there are any questions, please contact the LGO program office.
Learn more about the MIT Graduate Program in Chemical Engineering.
Graduates of the MIT LGO program receive two degrees in two years: either an MBA or a Master of Science in Management degree from MIT Sloan School of Management, and a Master of Science degree from one of seven participating departments in the School of Engineering.
Robert T. Haslam Professor of Chemical Engineering
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Intern at Amgen Inc., in West Greenwich, RI: "Operations Optimization"
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, 2008