Resources for prospective graduate students

Thank you for your interest in the graduate program in Computer Science at Rensselaer.  We have one of the strongest computer science programs in the nation, and are actively looking for graduate students with a solid undergraduate record and a strong potential for research.  Below you will find answers to many of the questions frequently asked by applicants to our program.  If you have additional questions, feel free to contact us at

Chemistry or Chemical Engineering – What Is the Difference?

Chemistry or Chemical Engineering – What Is the Difference

Many students who are interested in chemistry think of chemical engineering as their major - what is the difference? Both disciplines deal with much the same things and there is much overlap, but the basic differences are novelty and scale.

It is sometimes said that a chemist wears a lab coat; a chemical engineer wears a hard hat. But more specifically:


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