China 3+2 Program

Our 3+2 China program allows students from specific universities in China to spend the fourth and fifth years of their university education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, culminating in both a bachelor's degree from their home university and an MS in Chemical Engineering from UIC.

students in the China 3+2 program, spring 2019

The UIC chemical engineering department reviews each applicant on an individual basis. Complete transcripts of all undergraduate work must be submitted.

Applicants also must meet the following program requirements:

  • Baccalaureate field of study: Chemical engineering or an equivalent discipline.
  • Grade Point Average: For undergraduate study, at least 3.00 on a scale of 4.00, or the equivalent in a system used by Chinese universities. In exceptional cases, applicants with averages below 3.00 but above 2.75 may be admitted if they show evidence of substantial ability to complete the program successfully.
  • Minimum competency in English: Determined by examination.

Degree Requirements

Students must meet the following program requirements:

Minimum semester hours: 16 (Senior Design 1 and 2) + 36 (MS program)

Coursework: At least 12 semester hours must be at the 500 level.

Required Courses

  • CHE 494 Design I and II; Theory I and II (Total 16 hours)
  • CHE 410 Transport Phenomena
  • CHE 431 Numerical Methods in Chemical Engineering or CHE 445 Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering
  • CHE 501 Advanced Thermodynamics or CHE 502 Fluid Phase Equilibria
  • CHE 510 Separation Processes or CHE 511 Advanced Mass Transfer or CHE 512 Microhydrodynamics, Diffusion, and Membrane Transport
  • CHE 527 Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering

Sample Schedule

Year 1: Fall

  • CHE 494 3+2 Undergraduate Design I
  • CHE 494 3+2 Undergraduate Theory I
  • Select one elective (422, 438, 433, 438, several options of 494)
  • Select a second elective (422, 438, 433, 438, several options of 494)

Year 1: Spring

  • CHE 494 3+2 Undergraduate Design II
  • CHE 494 3+2 Undergraduate Theory II
  • Select one elective (from 456, several options of 494)
  • Select a second elective (from 456, several options of 494)

Year 2: Fall (MS degree)

  • CHE 410 Transport Phenomena
  • CHE 502 Fluid Phase Equilibria
  • CHE 445 Mathematical Methods in ChE

Year 2: Spring (MS degree)

  • CHE 527 Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • CHE 510 Separation Processes or CHE 511 Advanced Mass Transfer or CHE 512 Microhydrodynamics, Diffusion, and Membrane Transport

Note: The course numbers for 3+2 China program students in the first year will be different from the course numbers used for students in the traditional four-year UIC bachelor’s degree program.