Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering is one of the most broadly based engineering disciplines, offering opportunities in advanced materials, bioengineering, energy, environmental engineering, microelectronics, modeling and simulation, polymers, process systems and engineering, separations and surface and interface science. In chemical engineering, students will combine areas of physics, chemistry and mathematics to study the technology of large-scale production and manufacturing of products through chemical processes.

Research and Education Programs

www.che.utexas.edu

Department Chair: Thomas Truskett

Main office: CPE, Room 2.802E

Phone: 512-471-5238

Meet Our Faculty

Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz

Photo of Hildebrandt Ruiz, Lea

Dr. Hildebrandt Ruiz works in Environmental Engineering with specific interests in Air quality, focusing on atmospheric nanoparticles (“aerosols”).

Affiliated Research Centers

Center for Frontiers of Subsurface Energy Security

The Center for Frontiers of Subsurface Energy Security aims to gain a scientific understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological subsurface processes from the very small scale to very large scale so that engineers can predict the behavior of CO2 and other byproducts of the energy production that may need to be stored in the subsurface.

Undergraduate Degree Plans and Requirements

Fitting all of the required courses into four years can be challenging. Use a degree plan that's specific to your major to help map your courses and be successful.

Download all 2010-12 and 2012-14 degree plans online.

At a Glance

  • 6 U.S. News & World Report ranking of ChE's undergraduate program.
  • 6 U.S. News & World Report ranking of ChE's graduate program.
  • $72k The average starting salary for a chemical engineer is $72,234.