WHAT IS CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (CHEG)?
This major is part of the BEP Exploration Group and Math and Engineering Exploration Group
Chemical engineers differ from other engineers in that they draw upon the vast and powerful science of chemistry to solve a wide range of problems. The knowledge and duties of chemical engineers cut across many fields; they apply principles of chemistry, physics, mathematics, and mechanical and electrical engineering in their work. Chemical engineers are very versatile and are able to handle a large variety of technical problems. There is a large amount of scientific and technical knowledge inherent in this profession.
The Chemical Engineering undergraduate program educational objectives are that our alumni/ae: our graduates will be gainfully employed in chemical engineering or related career paths including industrial, academic, governmental and non-governmental organizations. Our graduates will continue their professional activities and/or training to enhance their careers and/or pursue post-graduate studies.
HOW TO DECLARE:
APPLICATION REQUIRED. Admission is competitive and requires a minimum GPA of 2.7 along with the completion of specific courses. Find more information and the application here.
HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:
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CHEM 1127Q - General Chemistry (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 3-LAB)
ENGR 1166 - Foundations of Engineering (Major Requirement)
MATH 1131Q - Calculus 1 (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: Q Course)
POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
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Materials Science and Engineering
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
National Society of Black Engineers
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Women in Math, Science, and Engineering Club