Chemical engineers rely on their knowledge of mathematics and science – particularly chemistry – to overcome technical problems in industry and society. While the chemist studies basic chemical reactions, the chemical engineer applies the results of chemical research and transforms laboratory processes into efficient, full-scale processes or facilities. With their strong problem-solving skills and fundamental background in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology, chemical engineers can seize opportunities to translate industrial problems into competitive advantages. Currently, chemical engineers demand among the highest salaries for college graduates with a bachelor’s degree.
Points of Pride
- Recent $19.5 million expansion of the Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering includes state-of-the art technology and high-performance instrumentation.
- #12 ranking by U.S. News & World Report.