About Chemical Engineering
Chemical engineers design, build,
and operate manufacturing processes
that produce a variety of products
that meet society's needs. Applying
their knowledge of chemistry,
physics, biology, and mathematics,
chemical engineers strive to create
processes and products that are
safe, environmentally friendly,
energy efficient, and economical.
Many industries employ chemical engineers, including producers of petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, paper, and plastics. Chemical engineers also make vital contributions to energy production, semiconductor manufacturing, agriculture and food processing, and the development of medical products and therapies.
Chemical engineers are also at the
forefront of research and
development efforts leading to the
next generation of clean, economical
energy sources, high performance
consumer products, and even advanced
systems for space exploration.
Since their talents are in great
demand, chemical engineers receive
some of the highest starting
salaries earned by BS graduates.
Beyond monetary rewards, chemical
engineers also experience great
personal satisfaction for the
contributions they make to the
health, welfare, and prosperity of