Introduction to Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering is a branch of engineering that applies physics, chemistry, mathematics, economics and management together with biochemistry, pharmacy, microbiology and molecular biology to invent and produce products necessary for daily life. A Chemical Engineer can also design, scale-up and optimize different synthesis processes and use his knowledge in engineering economics and management to transfer a technology from laboratory to industry. Chemical Engineers also contribute in the field of process safety, waste management, energy audit and environmental impact assessment.

A Chemical Engineering graduate can work in a wide spectrum of industries. Because of his/her intimate knowledge in both basic and applied science a chemical engineer is perfectly positioned to work in higher education, teaching and R&D sector. A Chemical Engineer is a good fit for a wide range of engineering job and research: basic chemical industry, fertilizer industry, pharmaceutical industry, food industry, petroleum engineering, biotechnological engineering, polymer engineering, and environmental engineering.

Because of this versatility, the salary structure of chemical engineering has always been higher compared to other engineering fields, and Chemical Engineers throughout the world are well respected among their peers.

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