Chemical Engineering

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WHAT
DOES AN
ChE DEGREE
HELP ME DO?
  • Plan and establish sequence of operations to fabricate and assemble parts or products and to promote efficient utilization. 
  • Troubleshoot problems with chemical manufacturing processes.
  • Evaluate chemical equipment and processes to identify ways to optimize performance or to ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations.
  • Conduct research to develop new and improved chemical manufacturing processes.
  • Determine most effective arrangement of operations such as mixing, crushing, heat transfer, distillation, and drying.

*information pulled from ONET

WHAT ARE THE SKILLS I NEED TO LEARN?

Minitab, The MathWorks MATLAB, CAD Software, Datebase user interface and query software, development environment software, graphics or photo imaging software (for a more complete list visit onet.com)

WHAT CAN I DO WITH THIS MAJOR? Check out this document for a quick overview of possible career paths. 
WHAT'S THE CURRICULUM LIKE?

Click here to learn more about MSU's Chemical Engineering curriculum. 

OCCUPATION & PROFILE DESCRIPTIONS

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KEY MSU OUTCOMES

94.83% Placed

87.93% Employed

5.17% Grad School

1.72% Alternate Plans

69 Bachelor's Degrees Awarded

84.06% Knowledge Rate
(The percentage of grads for whom MSU has verifiable information)

 

   JOB OUTLOOK

For more detailed statistics on this career check out the Bureau of Labor

2015 Median Pay - $97,360 per year ($46.81 per hour)
Typical Entry Level Education - Bachelor's Degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation - None
On-the-Job Training - None
Number of Jobs (2014) - 34,300
Job Outlook (2014-24) - 2% (Slower than average)
Employment Change (2014-24) - 600


*stats from the Bureau of Labor