Chemical engineers are undertaking some of the planet’s greatest challenges in energy resources, pollution control, and new medical therapies. They work on a wide variety of projects to chemically and physically transform matter. As a chemical engineer, you will solve technical problems, create and improve products, and make lives better. With a degree in chemical engineering, you will be prepared to work in a wide range of industries or may go on for graduate study in medical sciences, materials science, or patent and environmental law.

Careers

  • Biotechnology engineer
  • Polymer manufacturing engineer
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing engineer
  • Research and development engineer
  • Quality contol engineer
  • Regulatory affairs engineer
  • Manufacturing production engineer
  • Food processing engineer
  • Petrochemicals engineer
  • Consultant

What you’ll study

The curriculum features:

  • a broad-based program emphasizing both basic science and engineering;
  • core coursework in materials and energy balances; physics of gases, liquids, and solids; fluid mechanics; heat and mass transfer; thermodynamics; kinetics and reactor design; process design; process control and economic optimization; and
  • supporting coursework in applied chemistry, biotechnology, physics, materials science, mathematics, and economics.

Students may add a complementary second major in chemistry or materials science.

The Bachelor of Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.