Message from the Graduate Advisor
On behalf of the faculty in Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, I would like to welcome you to the Department. I will be serving as your primary contact regarding all matters related to your academic program, such as academic advising, course and degree approval, etc.
The USF catalog states 'the responsibility for seeing that all graduation requirements are met rests with the students'. However, the college and the departments require that each student plan his/her academic program and have it approved by a designated advisor. You should meet with me as soon as you have decided to do graduate study in Chemical Engineering. I will work with you to complete a study plan. Below are a number of worksheets that you can use to plan your study. Choose one that is appropriate for your degree objectives and complete the plan of study before you make an appointment to see me. This will make it easier for us to discuss the program.
An important note to all students: Please familiarize yourselves with the university policies regarding academic conduct as explained in the Graduate Catalog. You should be aware of the policies regarding academic honesty. Because of cultural differences, etc., there may be some misunderstanding about the distinction between plagiarism and legitimate peer support. If you are unsure about any policy, please check with your instructor/major professor/advisor first. In general, if you submit work for any homework/project/course/thesis it must properly acknowledge others' contribution to the work if applicable. Any misrepresentation will be considered as an act of academic dishonesty and dealt with accordingly. Cheating and plagiarism can lead to dismissal from the program.
Students intending to apply for the non-thesis MS degree in chemical engineering have
to successfully complete the FE exam requirement. Documentation will be required with the application for graduation that is due by
the college deadline.
Dr. Vinay Gupta
General Graduate Information