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
Institute or Theoretical Chemistry (ITC)
The Institute for Theoretical Chemistry (ITC) is a focal point for theoretical and computational chemistry research. ITC is comprised of faculty members from both the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, along with research groups of visiting scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students.
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.
- 7 U.S. News & World Report ranking of ChE's graduate program.
- $72k The average starting salary for a chemical engineer is $72,234.