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
Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz
Dr. Hildebrandt Ruiz works in Environmental Engineering with specific interests in Air quality, focusing on atmospheric nanoparticles (“aerosols”).
W.M. Keck CleanroomThe organic Keck Cleanroom is dedicated to interdisciplinary research of plastic electronics, and boasts state-of-the-art photolithography and microfabrication instrumentation. Plastic electronics research is expected to generate solutions for society’s greatest technological challenges, including new products in the areas of solar energy, medicine and defense.
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.
At a Glance
- 4 U.S. News & World Report ranking of ChE's undergraduate program.
- 5 U.S. News & World Report ranking of ChE's graduate program.
- $72k The average starting salary for a chemical engineer is $72,234.