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
Center for Next Generation PhotovoltaicsThe Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics (PVs) focuses on the development of PV devices with unprecedented low-cost and high efficiency. Research in the center involves the development of new PV materials, processing strategies and device structures.
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
- 3 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.