WHAT IS CHEMICAL ENGINEERING?
Chemical Engineering uses a foundation in chemistry, biology, physics, and math to focus primarily on chemical production and the manufacture of products through chemical processes. This includes designing equipment, systems and processes for refining raw materials and for mixing, compounding and processing chemicals to make valuable, environmentally friendly, and economically viable products.
WHAT DOES A CHEMICAL ENGINEER DO?
Chemical Engineers work in a wide variety of industries with most jobs falling into one of two categories, 1) the design, manufacture, and operation of plants and equipment; and 2) the development of new or adapted substances and materials. Some common tasks include:
Improving existing and developing new manufacturing processes and equipment
Performing tests to monitor production processes
Ensuring safety and environmental compliance for people, chemicals, equipment, and processes
Creating procedures using chemical processes in order to separate liquid and gas components or to produce electrical currents
Identifying and correcting issues within manufacturing operations
Although not required, MSU Chemical Engineering majors can add a concentration to align with a specific academic or career interest. Concentrations include:
Bioenergy & Bioproducts
Polymer Science & Engineering
Explore the most common industries associated with MSU Chemical Engineering graduates. Determine which industries fit you best in order to guide your search for job titles and companies you may want to work for!
Consumer Packaged Goods
Food and Beverage
Utilities and Renewable Energy
Internet & Software
Oil & Gas
Number of ChE graduates placed per industry from 2018-2020.
COMMON JOB TITLES
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Number of ChE graduates placed for each of the top job titles from 2007-2020. Descriptions via The Center
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Learn about the specific data associated with Chemical Engineering graduates so that you can better understand the average compensation and placement rates within the major.
Connect with other engineering students by joining a student organization! Some of the organizations related to the ChE major include:
American Institute for Chemical Engineers
Omega Chi Epsilon
Solar Car Team