Graduate Certificate in Particle Technology


The Graduate Certificate in Particle Technology is offered by the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and is administered through the Engineering Outreach Program. This certificate is designed for engineering professionals working in the process industries and/or for undergraduate or graduate engineers desiring to expand their knowledge of particle technology. The objective is to equip professionals with the knowledge and ability to meet the expectations of employers in the processing industry with respect to particle technology expertise. Completion of the certificate requirements are noted on the student's graduate transcript and a certificate is awarded and signed by the Director of the Graduate Certificate in Particle Technology, the Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and the Assistant Dean/Director of the Engineering Outreach Program.

Eligibility Requirements

Students eligible to pursue this graduate certificate will show satisfactory completion of STEM undergraduate course prerequisites (earning a GPA of 3.0 or higher) in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering, chemistry, materials science or physics disciplines, if the undergraduate program included engineering thermodynamics, calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra, and transport phenomena (fluid mechanics, heat and mass transport).

Admission Requirements

Those wishing to pursue this graduate certificate will be guided by Engineering Outreach staff through the admissions process used for all engineering graduate/non-degree students, including review of undergraduate transcripts and completion of the University of Delaware graduate application to Engineering Outreach/Non-degree status. Students may gain admittance to the certificate program by:

  • Submitting a copy of his/her undergraduate transcript for review for approval by the Assistant Dean/Director of Engineering Outreach
  • Accepted as a qualified University of Delaware undergraduate student
  • Accepted as a qualified matriculated graduate student in a University of Delaware graduate engineering degree program
  • Accepted into University of Delaware Engineering Outreach/Non-degree graduate matriculation status

Course Requirements

Certificate Core Course (3 credits)

  • CHEG 608—Introduction to Particle Technology
Certificate Course Electives (6 credits including any 2 of the following 3 credit courses)
  • CHEG 670—Particle Rate Processes
  • CHEG 671—Particle Transport
  • CHEG 672—Mathematics of Particle Systems
  • CHEG 673—Particle Properties and Characterization

Certificate Completion Requirements

Satisfactory completion of the 9 credit graduate certificate requires:

  • The student earns a grade of B- or better.
  • The student maintains and overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • The student completes the core and elective graduate certificate requirements (see course requirements).

Graduate Certificate Course Transfer of Credits

The three graduate courses (9 credits) are transferable for matriculation into a graduate degree program, upon approval by the graduate program advisor. However, CHEG608 Introduction to Particle Technology is not approved to replace core or elective requirements in the Master of Engineering in Particle Technology (MEPT) Program.

Distance Learning Option Available

All courses may be completed via distance learning. Please contact us for more information.

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