Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry, math, economics, and physics to the design and operation of large-scale chemical manufacturing processes. They translate processes developed in the lab into practical applications for the production of products such as plastics, medicines, detergents and fuels; design plants to maximize productivity and minimize costs; and evaluate operations for performance and product quality.
Chemical Engineers work in very diverse industries including petrochemicals, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, alternative energy, food, health, automotive, aerospace, and the environment. Chemical Engineers will develop a broad knowledge of engineering science and environmental regulations, becoming more adept at managing projects of significant proportions.
Chemical Engineers take an integrated approach toward systems, understanding the complete process and its critical components. Chemical engineers affect or control the production of almost every article manufactured on an industrial scale.
Kettering University’s Chemical Engineering Degree Program is a strong interdisciplinary program which draws on the strengths of our exceptional faculty, curricula, laboratories, and unique co-op component.
See also the Undergraduate Catalog.