Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Study (SUGS)

The following programs are available for chemical engineering students interested in pursuing joint BSE and MSE and MEng degrees. For more information on each of these programs, including program requirements and graduate program contact information, please visit:

B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering / M.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering

This SUGS program is open to all undergraduate students from Chemical Engineering who have achieved senior standing (85 credit hours of more) and have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.

B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering / M.S.E. in Chemical Engineering

A University of Michigan undergraduate with a GPA of 3.5 or greater may apply, after completing the first term of the junior year, for admission to the departmental SUGS combined degree program leading to both the baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Up to 9 hours of prior approved elective coursework may be applied toward both degrees (typically leading to a total of 128 for the B.S.E. plus 30 for the M.S.E.) for 149 total credit hours. The 9 double counted elective credits must be acceptable for Rackham credit. The 21 chemical engineering graduate credits may include up to 6 hours of CHE 698 (directed study or practical training under faculty supervision) or CHE 695 (research).

B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering / M.Eng. in Energy Systems Engineering

The program aims to prepare students to design and implement energy systems for innovative applications.  An overall GPA of 3.2 or above at time of admission is required.

B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering / M.S.E. in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

The program is open to all Chemical Engineering undergraduate students who have completed 75 or more credit hours with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5.

B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering / M.S.E. in Industrial and Operations Engineering

Non-IOE engineering students pursue the IOE master’s degree for a number of reasons. Some students use it as the first step toward the IOE Ph.D. degree. Other students pursue the degree to enhance their qualifications for professional engineering careers. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5.

B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering / M.S.E. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering

The Master’s in Macromolecular Science and Engineering degree is a 30-credit program. There are several specializations or options from which to choose. A 3.5 GPA is required to apply for this program.

B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering / M.Eng. in Manufacturing

The Master of Engineering in Manufacturing (M.Eng. in Mfg.) degree is a professional practice-oriented degree designed to further the education of engineers who already have experienced working in industry and plan to return to an industrial environment after completing their studies. The degree requirements can be completed in one calendar year (12 months). This degree combines course work from various engineering disciplines (80%) and business (20%). Applicants to this program must have completed 80 or more credits of course work with a GPA of 3.2 or better.

B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering / M.S.E. in Materials Science and Engineering

Students who enter a Chemical Engineering program out of an interest in chemistry could opt to pursue a master’s in Materials Science and Engineering. This master’s degree enhances their understanding of the relationship between chemical structure, processing and material properties, which in turn prepares them to pursue careers in research, design or manufacturing of materials. A GPA of 3.5 is required to apply.

B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering / M.Eng. in Pharmaceutical Engineering

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree is intended to focus more on professional practice in the pharmaceutical field than the traditional Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) degree. A GPA of 3.5 is required to apply. (This program is not currently accepting applications.)