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

Department Chair: Thomas Truskett

Main office: CPE, Room 2.802E

Phone: 512-471-5238

Meet Our Faculty

Michael Baldea

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Dr. Baldea works in Modeling, simulation, optimization and control of process and energy systems with specific interests in Statically Equivalent Models for Simulation and Optimization of Complex Engineered Systems; Proactive Energy Management for Buildings: Optimal Operation and Strategic Decision Support; Fault Detection and Isolation for Multi-Scale Systems.

Affiliated Research Centers

Center for Energy and Environmental Resources (CEER)

The Center for Energy and Environmental Resources (CEER) serves as the central liaison for energy and environmental research, education, and public service at the University of Texas at Austin. It focuses on efficient and economical use of energy and on ensuring a cleaner environment by developing, in cooperation with industry, processes and technologies that minimize waste and conserve natural resources.

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

  • 4 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.