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Overview for Chemical Engineering

A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes, such as chemical reactors, kinetic systems, electrochemical systems, energy conservation processes, heat and mass transfer systems, and separation processes; and the applied analysis of chemical problems such as corrosion, particle abrasion, energy loss, pollution, and fluid mechanics.

Careers for Chemical Engineering Majors

A major in Chemical Engineering is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Chemical Engineering

Top 8 Texas Colleges with the highest percentage of Chemical Engineering among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Percentage
SelectivityTuition
Rice University
Houston, TX
 18
(2.3%)
Most Selective$32,057 
Prairie View A & M University
Prairie View, TX
 17
(2.2%)
Highly Selective$15,073 
Lamar University
Beaumont, TX
 24
(2.0%)
Less Selective$13,052 
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The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
 109
(1.3%)
Highly Selective$30,006 
Texas A & M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, TX
 10
(1.1%)
Less Selective$11,058 
Texas A & M University
College Station, TX
 81
(1.0%)
Moderately Selective$22,606 
University of Houston
Houston, TX
 44
(0.9%)
Moderately Selective$13,569 
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Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX
 24
(0.5%)
Moderately Selective$12,858 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.