Chemical Engineering

College of Engineering

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. 

Chemical Engineering Website

Plan of Study

 

Contact Information

Karissa Raderstorf, Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies
kraderstorf@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-5650

Careers

As a chemical engineer, you can work in product development, process design, management, quality control, pollution control, marketing, technical sales, or other areas.

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Related Career Interests

Engineering and Technologies

Environment and Ecology

Science and Research