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Chemical Engineering

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As a chemical engineering major, you will apply the principles of multidisciplinary sciences, problem solving, economics, and human relations to develop new products and processes, as well as design, build, and supervise facilities that convert raw materials into products and services for the common good.

Our chemical engineering program will provide you with fundamental science and engineering skills, applied engineering knowledge, and extensive experiential laboratory learning which culminate in a real-world design capstone. UD successfully integrates these core technical competencies with a balanced general education, opportunities for industrial or research involvement, and an overarching community environment, to create a unique, well-rounded educational experience that will prepare you for later success in the workforce, graduate school, or professional school.

  • 95%

    student employment or placement rate within 3 months of graduation

  • 90%

    students participate in external experiential learning experiences including cooperative education or research internships

  • $67K

    average starting salaries after graduation

A High Quality Education

Bachelor's Plus Master's Program Experiential Learning Opportunities Flexibility in Design of Coursework

The Bachelor's Plus Master's (BPM) program is designed to allow engineering students to complete an undergraduate degree and a Masters level degree within a 5 year time period. The BPM programming is flexible and contains 13 MS programs.

Bachelor's Plus Master's Program

Both the chemical engineering curriculum and UD experience incorporate a multitude of hands-on, experiential learning opportunities for students. Our three chemical engineering laboratories were designed with student learning in mind and put theory into practice by working with standard industry equipment. UD affords students the chance to further develop technical skills through cooperative education and research experiences, occurring both on campus and at off-site companies.

The chemical engineering curriculum was built with flexibility in mind, allowing students the ability to tailor general education and technical electives to suit their specific interests. The core chemical engineering curriculum is designed to be technically rigorous, comply with all accreditation requirements, and prepare students to succeed as they enter the workforce or graduate school. However, UD's general education requirements include dozens of varying options, offered by numerous departments. Moreover, the chemical engineering curriculum includes several elective courses that allow students to specialize in a sub-topic of engineering through the addition of a minor. The School of Engineering currently offers over 25 minors and concentrations.

Engineering Minors and Concentrations


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Featured Programs and Initiatives

Engineering Office of Student Success

The OSS is staffed by engineering professionals who serve as academic advisers. OSS advisers help you stay on track with your degree program while crafting a custom set of experiences (co-op, study abroad, Ethos, etc.) to complement your coursework.

The Ethos Center

Students serve others and use practical engineering skills for humanitarian purposes. Our students learn about the world, different cultures and themselves. Students participate internationally or domestically in technical immersions for 11+ weeks or in breakouts for up to two weeks.

Diversity in Engineering Center

The Diversity in Engineering Center connects engineering students, faculty and staff as well as engineering industry and community partners to create opportunities for academic success, professional networking and inclusive communities.

Innovation Center

In the Innovation Center, student teams solve real-world problems for industry clients. More than 1,500 challenges have been solved for over 200 companies.

Engineering Co-op and Internship

Explore Your Engineering Future

Take your engineering experience to the next level and find your passion with co-op and internship opportunities. All engagements are paid positions and provide invaluable engineering work experience integrated into the student's academic plan. In one academic year, over 450 undergraduates accepted engineering placements that resulted in $6.2M paid directly to the undergrads.


Undergraduate Chemical Engineering, Dr. Michael Elsass, Director

Kettering Laboratories, Room 524
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0256


Our undergraduate chemical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.