Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in chemical engineering helps you strengthen your technical skills so you can bring value to industry. In general, curriculum focuses on industrial practice and design and integrates subject matter across disciplines.

M.Eng. students are free to choose a course of study that best suits your professional interests and career goals. If you know you want to pursue a career doing hands-on work in chemical and biomolecular engineering, this is the program for you.

Is the M.Eng. in chemical engineering right for me?

If working in teams, conducting research, and solving problems with an engineer’s toolkit sounds like the right fit for you, you’ll likely find what you’re looking for in the M.Eng. program. The M.Eng. is a terminal degree and does not progress toward a doctoral degree—this means that after you graduate, you’ll immediately enter into the workforce and dive into your chemical engineering career with the skills and knowledge to make impactful contributions.

If you know you want to work in academia or eventually get your Ph.D. in chemical engineering, you should look into CBE’s M.S. program, which could be a better choice than the M.Eng for this desired outcome.

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M.Eng. Admissions Information

Application Deadline:
The MEng program has a rolling admissions. This means that we accept new students for Fall and Spring.

Recommended Application Deadlines:
            Spring: December 15th      
            Fall: April 15th

Graduate School Website:https://gradschool.cornell.edu/academics/fields-of-study/subject/chemical-engineering/chemical-engineering-meng-ithaca/

Application Requirements: https://gradschool.cornell.edu/admissions/prepare/

English Proficiency Requirement:https://gradschool.cornell.edu/admissions/prepare/english-language-proficiency-requirement/

Most of your questions can be answered in the links above. If after searching through these sites you still have questions feel free to contact Bianca Burns at cbe-gfa@cornell.edu.

***Once your application has been submitted you cannot make any changes.***


Where do M.Eng. graduates work?

Depending on their chosen specialization, M.Eng. graduates work in a variety of sectors: computer informatics, energy systems, food science, medical and industrial technology, or product design.

Recent Cornell M.Eng. graduates' employers

  • ARCADIS 
  • Air Products and Chemicals
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb* 
  • Codexis
  • ConocoPhillips 
  • Corning
  • Deloitte* 
  • ExxonMobil
  • General Electric 
  • General Mills
  • Genentech 
  • Global Foundries*
  • GTE Products Corporation 
  • IBM*
  • Intel* 
  • Infinium
  • Kerry* 
  • Kraft Foods
  • Merck 
  • Motorola
  • NOHMs 
  • Technologies PowerAdvocate
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals 
  • Samsung*
  • Saudi Aramco 
  • Schlumberger*
  • Veolia 
  • Wood Mackenzie

* Indicates companies that have hired international Cornell Engineering M.Eng. graduates.

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