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Programs in Chemical Engineering

Gain fundamental knowledge in chemistry, physics, mathematics, and engineering and learn to apply scientific innovations to improve the quality of life.

The structure of our programs encourages critical thinking about engineering design problems while considering the fundamentals of engineering and science across many industrial areas. You will gain rich training in unique skills and learn to solve industrial problems through progressive coursework, rigorous design projects, and optional research.

From research projects to a more theoretical understanding of this broad discipline, our faculty will help you explore key aspects of chemistry, physics, mathematics, and engineering to inform solutions at the frontiers of technological innovation. Our state-of-the-art experimental facilities and teaching laboratories are built around industrial models, allowing you to experience practical scenarios of professional engineering.

TOP 100 Private Research Institution, U.S. News

100% Success Rate For TU Chemical Engineering Majors

100% Success Rate For TU Masters Program

$105,550 Annual Median Pay for Chemical Engineers

Professional Opportunities

Chemical engineering is a discipline influencing numerous areas of technology. In turn, chemical engineers are in great demand, and job opportunities abound in a variety of fields. TU’s curriculum prepares students to excel in alternative energy, biotechnology, chemicals, environmental engineering, materials, natural gas and petroleum, and many more fields. Our alumni employers include world-renowned companies such as Accenture, ABB, and Guardian.

Job opportunities:

  • Environmental
  • Food
  • Natural gas
  • Petroleum
  • Petrochemical

Beyond the Classroom

    • Set the stage for lifelong learning and success.

      Learning is an individualized journey that extends far beyond a major or the walls of a classroom. TU’s Office of Integrative and Experiential Learning (OIEL) provides opportunities for scholars to enliven their studies through global education, research, scholarship, and interdisciplinary programs. Our real-world academic enrichment opportunities are designed to challenge students and enhance their personal and professional educational experience.


    • Make your TU experience as rich and diverse as you like.

      TU students have abundant opportunities to get involved with clubs and organizations to develop new skills, meet new friends, and make lifetime memories. From international clubs, music groups, and intramural sports to Greek life, student government, and on-campus leadership, there’s truly something for everyone at TU. Our multi-faceted extracurricular options perfectly complement our multidisciplinary academic approach.


    • Be the change you want to see.

      TU encourages students to give back to the community and see societal problems through a different lens. In considering issues ranging from low-income to racial biases, students analyze the intricacies of cyclical social issues to gain broader perspectives and insights, which they can share with others and act on in the community.


    • Pursue success with confidence — backed by TU’s job placement guarantee.

      TU is committed to our students’ professional success, which is why our Center for Career Development, aka CaneCareers, offers a job placement guarantee program. We promise that students who follow the program will land an entry-level job in their chosen field or continue their education within six months of graduation, or we’ll give them a free semester of grad school.


    Learn more about the School of Chemical Engineering

    The Russell School of Chemical Engineering at TU equips engineering undergraduate students with the skills to solve industrial problems through progressive coursework, rigorous design projects and optional research. Our faculty educates individuals to use chemistry, physics, mathematics and engineering for the advancement of and solutions to social problems through technological innovation.

    Russell School of Chemical Engineering