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BE Polymer Materials and Engineering at Beijing University of Chemical Technology/MS Polymer Science

This five-year program involves initial completion of three years of BE coursework in Polymer Materials and Engineering at BUCT followed by two years of graduate coursework and research in the Department of Polymer Science at The University of Akron. BUCT will award the BE degree in Polymer Materials and Engineering to the students of this program after completion of the fourth year of coursework at The University of Akron.

Students will be admitted in the MS program at The University of Akron after completing three years of BE coursework at BUCT. Students intending to enroll in the BE/MS program will consult the faculty counselors both at BUCT and The University of Akron during their study at BUCT. The Graduate School at The University of Akron will handle their admission using a special category, and the admission committee of the Department of Polymer Science will evaluate the applications of potential students in their third year. The MS degree in Polymer Science is awarded at the completion of the MS degree requirements, which would typically be at the end of the fifth year.

Requirements for the master’s degree coursework at The University of Akron are identical to the standard requirements for the MS in Polymer Science.