Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

World-class facilities. One-of-a-kind courses and facilities. You’d be crazy not to take advantage of it! If you have a love for solving problems and a knack for math and science, chemical engineering at Michigan Tech is a great choice. You’ll learn classroom theory, investigate in the lab, and participate in research projects dealing with topics such as carbon materials applications, data assistance in areas of process design, bioprocessing for production of alternative fuels, and recovery of high value proteins.

What You Need to Know About This Program

  • You can customize your degree by choosing a minor in bioprocess engineering, polymer sciences and engineering, minerals processing, or alternative energy.
  • Take a virtual tour of the unit operations lab—a one-of-a-kind facility providing industrial process-control hardware, instrumentation, and software.
  • You’ll have opportunities to use the Chemical Plant Operations Laboratory, the Integrated Bioprocess Experiments Laboratory, the Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering Laboratory, and the new Process Control Laboratory.
  • Undergraduate research is strongly encouraged; most students participate in either hands-on research or a co-op experience with a company (or both).Strong internship, co-op, and study-abroad opportunities exist all around the world, including Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America.
  • Earn a Master's degree in just a single year of study beyond your undergrad degree through the accelerated master's program in chemical engineering.
  • As a chemical engineer, you can get involved with student Enterprise teams like the Alternative Fuels Group and Consumer Product Manufacturing
  • Michigan Tech's chemical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700.

Our chemical engineers are recruited by regional, national, and global corporations, and they have a placement rate of more than 90 percent. Chemical engineers also earn the highest average starting salaries compared to all other engineering disciplines.

Learn more about chemical engineering at Michigan Tech!