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

Thomas Edgar

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Dr. Edgar works in Energy; Microelectronics; Process Systems and Engineering; Separations with specific interests in Control system monitoring and diagnosis; Modeling and control of microelectronics manufacturing; Optimization of energy systems.

Affiliated Research Centers

W.M. Keck Cleanroom

The 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.

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.