Chemical Engineering

Do you enjoy turning complex processes into practical applications? Hone your skills in our Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.

Why Kettering?

  • You want the flexibility to work in a broad spectrum of fields, including petrochemicals, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, alternative energy, food, health, automotive, aerospace and the environment.
  • In our labs, you'll get a chance to perform experiments with instrumentation not seen by most undergraduates including Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer and get hands-on experience in absorption, adsorption, filtration, distillation, reaction engineering, heat exchange and recovery, process controls, transport phenomena, viscosity/rheology and chemisorption.
  • Faculty conduct research in Low Temperature Plasma Technology, Electrospinning, Nanotechnology, and High Pressure and Temperature Reaction Engineering and Separations.



Estimated Salary




Skills Our Alumni Have


  • Problem Solving
  • Process Design and Profitability Analysis
  • Process Control and Engineering
  • Product Development
  • Data Analysis
  • Computational Methods
  • Project Management


Our Alumni Work Here

Companies in bold also are current Co-op employers with Kettering University.

  • General Motors
  • Dow Inc.
  • Stellantis
  • Umicore USA Inc.
  • Asahi Kasei Plastics 
  • BASF Corporation

Source: Emsi- and U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard

Unique to Michigan and the country, this STEM program blends academic and hands-on experiences.

The academic portion of the experiential program features small class sizes, with a strong interdisciplinary approach that draws on the strength of our exceptional faculty, extensive laboratories and unique Co-op component.

Courses you would be taking include thermodynamics, mass transfer, fluid dynamics, process control, calculus, Newtonian mechanics, mass and energy balance. Most of the courses in the core curriculum include a strong laboratory experience, which both enhances students’ learning and hones their abilities to apply technology effectively in the workplace.

In the hands-on, Co-op program, you will have much more than an internship. You will work with an industry partner – like General Motors, LG or the federal government – where you can apply what you’ve learned in the classroom and gain high-demand, professional skills.

The Chemical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, Enrollment in the program includes nearly 200 undergraduates with about 35 earning a BSCE each year. Each graduate will have attained a rigorous list of skills and abilities preparing them for careers in many related fields.

Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry, biology, physics and math to solve problems that involve the use of fuel, drugs, food and many other products.

Employment of chemical engineers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The median annual wage for chemical engineers was $108,770 in 2019.

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