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Chemical Engineering


The field of Chemical Engineering has been defined as follows:

Chemical engineering is the profession in which knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, and other natural sciences gained by study, experience, and practice is applied with judgment to develop economic ways of using materials and energy for the benefit of humankind. The profession encompasses a broad spectrum of products and the processes used to make them, using chemical, biological, or physical transformations in a safe, sustainable, and economical manner. The lead society of this engineering discipline is the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) with a webpage at http://www.aiche.org .



Upon graduation with a degree in Chemical Engineering, opportunities for employment will fall within the following fields (click on the image to open a larger view:)

Chemical Engineering Employment Diagram final


In becoming a Chemical Engineer, a student will focus studies in the following areas (in addition to core subject areas) at the college and university levels (click on the image to open a larger view:)

Chemical Engineering Expertise Profile final


The following diagram illustrates a recommended two-year transfer plan leading to a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering (click on the image to open a larger view:)

Chem transfer plan ROLLOUT cropped


To ensure that you are ready for courses as shown, please take note of the prerequisite flowchart shown below (click on the image to open a larger view:)

Chemistry prereq flowchart rollout


The Voluntary Statewide Transfer Compact for Chemical Engineering; institutions participating in the Compact; and the entire Chemical Engineering Tuning Packet, which outlines critical skill areas needed by students and graduates of Chemical Engineering programs, can be viewed and downloaded here.

Institutions participating in the Voluntary Statewide Transfer Compact means that these institutions have agreed to: a) teach courses at the lower-division level as listed in the Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual, which is updated and published each year by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and 2) accept the courses listed for transfer into the Chemical Engineering program at the university level as specified in the Compact.

For further or more specific information regarding transfer to a Chemical Engineering program at a Texas university, it is recommended that you contact the engineering department at the institution of interest.

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