As a Chemical Engineer, you make or improve products used in our daily lives.
Your Chemical Engineering major also can be useful in areas like law, education, publishing,
finance and medicine.
Representative Job Titles and Areas of Specialization
*See Training section
|Process Design Engineer
|Plant Process Engineer
||Process Safety Engineer
|Process Safety Engineer
|Technical Sales Person
|Environmental waste management
||Chemical Engineer Technician
|Chemical Plant Technical Director*
||Regulatory Affairs Engineer
Nature of the Work
Chemical Engineers find efficient, economical and effective ways of solving problems.
As a Chemical Engineering major, you might be involved in improving food processing
techniques, making synthetic fibers for clothes, developing methods to produce drugs
or controlling environmental problems.
Job descriptions of many of the job titles listed above may be found on www.aiche.org
Places of Employment
||Industrial supplies industry
|Design and construction
||Universities and colleges
|Environmental health and safety industries
||e.g., the Environmental Protection
||Agency and the Department of Energy
||Food and beverage processing industries
Many positions in Chemical Engineering may be obtained with a bachelor's degree depending
on the type of coursework you completed and experience you gained as an undergrad.
Some positions in research and management require a master's degree.
If you are considering a career in teaching and research at the university level,
you will need a Ph.D.
For further information and/or career counseling contact the UCR Career Center, (951)
The following documents may provide further ideas for exploration.