The multidiscipinary degree covers engineering and science disciplines involved in the production of paper, tissue, and other products from natural fiber. Individual programs of study are reviewed at the school level.
PSE Course Requirements for PSE Fellows
All students funded on a PSE Fellowship must complete 12 credits of PSE coursework. These 12 credits constitute a PSE minor or, when combined with other courses determined by the home school, constitute the curriculum for a PSE degree. Students completing the PSE minor must file the attached form with the home school as well as the IPST Director’s office prior to graduation.
PSE Core courses (each course is 3 credit hours)
Required of students in all home schools
Two courses from the following list (all spring semester only)
Other courses may be added to this list after approval by the PSE Faculty Committee.
PSE Course Descriptions
ChBE/ME 6741 - Pulp and Paper Manufacture I
ChBE/ME 6742 - Pulp and Paper Manufacture II
ChBE 6232 – Chemical Engineering Processes in Pulp & Paper Manufacturing
ME 6281 – Mechanics of Paper Forming and Coating
Fundamentals of multiphase flow in paper forming and coating processes, and their impact on the physical properties of composite fiber structures and surface characteristics. Flow characteristics of suspensions in process components are analyzed in depth.
3.000 Credit Hours; 3.000 Lecture Hours;
MSE 6406 - Environmental Degradation of Materials
Chem 8833 – Pulping and Bleaching Chemistry
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