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Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineers combine the science of chemistry with the discipline of engineering in order to solve problems and find more efficient ways of doing things. One might not realize from this definition that chemical engineers are largely responsible for the production of the fuel we burn, the purification of water and air and the recovery and use of the raw materials found in our land and oceans. Chemical engineers develop processes on all scales- from industrial processes involving tons of materials every hour, to micro-scale and nano-scale processes involved in making semiconductor circuits or in biological processes.

Career Opportunities

  • Chemical Engineer
  • Field Engineer
  • Steam Cracking Chemical Engineer
  • Flow Modeling Engineer
  • Automotive Catalyst Expert
  • Process Development Engineer
  • Process Scientist
  • Water Compliance Engineer
  • Specialty Chemical Sales Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Engineering Facilities Manager
  • Instrumentation Engineer
  • Applications Engineer
  • Instrument Reliability Engineer
  • Pharmaceutical Process Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Characterization Scientist
  • Chemical Process Engineer
  • Chemical Design Engineer

Related Skills

Hiring Institutions

Career Paths of Recent Graduates

Related Websites

Job Listings:

National Index of Engineering Jobs and Resources
Engineering Central
Just Engineers
NationJob Network
Biotech Jobs
OK Job Match

Career Planning:

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Organizations and Associations:

American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Society of Women Engineers
National Society of Black Engineers
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
American Indian Science & Engineering Society
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Society of American Military Engineers


Chemical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma