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  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
Graduate Catalog 2011-12 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in Paper and Imaging Science and Engineering


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Advisor: Andrew Kline,
Room A-220 Parkview Campus

The Master of Science in Paper and Imaging Science and Engineering is designed to provide theoretical, laboratory, and pilot plant experiences which are basic to the development of professional competence in pulp, paper, and printing science and engineering.  The department has leadership in the areas of pulping and bleaching, recycling and deinking, papermaking, coating, and printing, and it is internationally recognized in the fields of paper coating and coating rheology.  Its laboratories and equipment are the most complete of any similar academic institution featuring a semicommercial-sized thermomechanical pulper, complete recycled fiber pilot plant, paper machine, coater, and printing presses.

A Thesis Option and a Non-thesis Option are available.  While the program requirements for each option differ, the admission requirements for both options are identical. Students without a sufficient background in engineering will be required to take PAPR 5000 and CHEG 2960.

 

Admission Requirements

 

  1. Applicants with science, engineering, and related baccalaureate degrees may qualify for admission based upon demonstrated competence at an accredited college or university.
  2. At least one semester of college chemistry and two semesters of calculus are required.
  3. After admission, the student’s graduate advisor will approve a plan of study, which may include courses not eligible for graduate credit.
  4. Applicants are encouraged to submit results of the Graduate Record Examination to support their application for admission.

Program Options and Requirements


Thesis Option


1. A minimum of 30 semester hours of credit.


2. A minimum of 15 semester hours of:


Paper and Imaging Science and Engineering courses excluding the thesis research credits. Required courses include:

3. Students must satisfactorily complete one of the following courses:


4. A minimum of three semester hours of course work


Outside the Department of Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Imaging.

5. Satisfactory completion of the following course


Based on either an experimental or theoretical topic, under the guidance of a Thesis Committee.

Non-Thesis Option


1. A minimum of 36 semester hours of credit.


2. A minimum of 24 semester hours of:


  Paper and Imaging Science and Engineering courses including:

3. Students must satisfactorily complete one of the following courses:


4. A minimum of six semester hours of course work


Outside the department approved by the graduate advisor.

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