Chemical Engineering


Bachelor of Science in Engineering | College of Engineering and Computing

What is Chemical Engineering?

Chemical engineering majors learn to apply the concepts of chemistry, biochemistry and biological science, and mathematics to issues related with the design, development, safety, and operation and control of systems and processes involving chemical or biological reactions, and the transfer of mass, momentum, and energy from one location to another. Chemical engineers make important contributions to the following industries: biomedical, environmental, energy and fuels, fertilizer, food processing, paper, pharmaceuticals, polymers, semiconductors, and synthetic fibers.

What are the features of Miami’s program?

Educational leaders

All courses are taught by full-time, student-oriented faculty, who also have research interests in nanotechnology, biotechnology, environmental science, and paper engineering.

Practical experience

The co-op and internship programs provide valuable experience that makes you more marketable to prospective employers. Additionally, many students collaborate with faculty members to conduct research, for which financial assistance is available.

Top-notch facilities

The department's unit operations, heat transfer, process control, and paper engineering labs provide excellent opportunities for instruction. Outstanding research lab facilities in biochemical, corrosion, environmental, electrochemical, paper science, and photovoltaics are also available. In addition, modern computer facilities offering a wide range of software applications and on-site technical assistance are accessible nearly 24 hours/day during the school year.

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

There are no additional admission requirements for this program.

What courses would I take?

Students take foundational courses in chemistry, mathematics, physics, and engineering sciences; complete a technical concentration in Biochemical Engineering, General Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering or Paper Science with more advanced courses in those areas; and conclude their studies with a year-long capstone design experience. The technical courses are complemented by completing the Global Miami Plan for Liberal Education.

What can I do with this major?

Among the highest-paid engineers, chemical engineers are employed in such industries as biotechnology and biomedicine, electronics, food processing, environmental protection, paper, petroleum refining, and synthetic fibers.

Graduates have the opportunity to work in a diverse spectrum of professional fields. These vary from research to design, from development to manufacturing, and from technical sales to production. You could have the opportunity to work in manufacturing-related areas as well as in non-technical sectors of the economy such as business, law, and management. You will also be prepared to continue your education at the graduate level.

Who can I contact for more information?

Department of Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering
64 Engineering Building
Oxford, OH 45056