Missouri University of Science and Technology
Chemical engineers consider the fundamental properties and nature of matter, the forces that act on matter and the precise expressions of the relationships between them. Chemical engineers can develop specialized polymeric materials for use in artificial limbs, lightweight materials to be used in aircraft, or even new processes for the application of biochemistry, energy conservation, or environmental controls. They often work in fields such as health, food, agriculture, biotechnology, and petroleum.
You may study ways in which pure water can be obtained from the sea; design processes to provide fertilizers, rubber, fibers and fuels; or team up with other engineers and scientists in biomedical engineering to develop specialized polymeric materials for use in artificial limbs and other human organs. You may be instrumental in finding supplemental food sources or develop new processes for the application of biochemistry, energy conservation, or environmental controls.
What about S&T's biochemical engineering program?
Biochemical engineering is a specialty area of chemical engineering that deals with changing the composition, energy content, and state of aggregation of materials. BiochemEng is a popular option for students that want to pursue medical school, work in emerging areas of biotechnology and bioinformatics, or work for agriculture or food companies.
Where do chemical engineers work?
With a chemical engineering degree you will have the opportunity to pursue a broad range of job fields such as manager, research engineer, and a consultant. Employment is available in a wide variety of fields such as health, food, agriculture, and petroleum. Each year 10% to 20% of S&T ChemE graduates continue their studies in graduate or professional schools.
Missouri S&T's Chemical Engineering program has been ABET accredited since 1951.
Chemical engineers get to do some of the coolest research around. Companies like DuPont, Anheuser Busch, Dow, Proctor & Gamble, Solae, Monsanto, and 3M are consistently pushing the envelope for new technologies.
Some chemical engineers go to medical school.
S&T's ChemE department offers a highly-regarded specialty in biochemical engineering that you might choose.
Chemical engineers help people by developing new, safer, more useful products.
Average starting salary for S&T ChemE grads: $65,470.