Chemical Engineering

Nearly every company in the chemical process, materials science, food production, and medical fields industries employ chemical engineers. The Chemical Engineering program at Kettering is one of only six accredited programs in the state of Michigan. At Kettering, that’s our specialty: preparing scientists to change the world. With small classes, state-of-the-art labs, co-op and experiential learning opportunities — no one does Chemical Engineering like Kettering.

Example of Employers

Allied Photo ChemicalDow ChemicalLubrizol Corporation
Argonne National LaboratoryEmergent BioSolutionsMagna
Asahi Kasei Plastics North AmericaGeneral MotorsPerrigo
Borg-WarnerGrupo AntolinSiemens
Cooper Tire & RubberHurley Medical CenterUmicore Autocat USA
Dow AutomotiveInergy AutomotiveWhirlpool

Get in the Lab

You’ll learn the fundamentals of chemical properties and interactions.

See our labs in action

With facilities like these it’s no surprise that we attract some of the brightest and best Chemical Engineering students. In our labs, you'll get a chance to perform experiments with instrumentation not seen by most undergraduates.

  • You’ll get hands-on experience with a 400 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer in your sophomore year as you unravel molecular structures of organic component and organometallic complexes.
  • You will delve deeper into chemical engineering through hands-on lab experiments in absorption, adsorption, filtration, distillation, reaction engineering, heat exchange and recovery, process controls, transport phenomena, viscosity/rheology and chemisorption.
  • Your senior capstone experience will utilize all of your undergrad knowledge and will focus on plant design.

The Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET accredits Kettering University's engineering programs.


The Chemical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.

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