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Why to study Chemical Engineering?
  1. Chemical Engineering opens doors for professional advancement.
    Many of the skills that engineers hone and use open doors to professional advancement, personal growth and other opportunities. Engineers learn how to analyze and solve problems, work in a team, communicate with others, meet deadlines and manage others. Engineering usually involves ongoing education and often offer opportunities to travel.

 

  1. Chemical Engineers make a difference.
    Engineers address real-world problems. They fix things that are broken, improve those that work and come up with new inventions. Engineers help move the world toward a brighter future by solving problems with pollution, finding ways to harness new energy sources, producing new medicines, and building new structures. Engineers apply principles of ethics to try to find the best answer to a question. Engineers help people.

 

  1. Chemical Engineers are happy.
    Engineers report a high degree of job satisfaction. This likely is due to a combination of factors, such as flexible schedules, good benefits, high salaries, good job security and working as part of a team.

 

  1. Chemical Engineers are employable.
    Engineers are in high demand in every country around the world. Basically this means you have an excellent chance of getting a job in engineering right out of school. In fact, engineers enjoy one of the lowest unemployment rates of any profession.

 

  1. Chemical engineers gain important various skills:
    They are creative, problem solvers, team players, life-long learners, organized, inquisitive, computer savvy, leaders, detail oriented, calm under pressure.

 

Career options

Chemical Engineers work in laboratories, plants and offices. There are jobs available in research, design, development, manufacturing, optimization, teaching, and consulting. Chemical process industries, biotechnology, food and drugs, advanced materials, environment, health and safety, fuel and energy, process design and construction are the main career paths which chemical engineers can choose.

Production engineering is a combination of manufacturing technology with management science. A production engineer typically has a wide knowledge of engineering practices and is aware of the management challenges related to production. The goal is to accomplish the production process in the smoothest, most-judicious and most-economic way.

Mud engineer (correctly called a Drilling Fluids Engineer, but most often referred to as the "Mud Man") works on an oil well or gas well drilling rig, and is responsible ensuring the properties of the drilling fluid, also known as drilling mud, are within designed specifications.

Polymer engineering is generally an engineering field that designs, analyses, and/or modifies polymer materials. Polymer engineering covers aspects of petrochemical industry, polymerization, structure and characterization of polymers, properties of polymers, compounding and processing of polymers and description of major polymers, structure property relations and applications.

A stationary engineer, also called operating engineer or power engineer, is a professional who operates heavy machinery and equipment that provide heat, light, climate control and power. Stationary engineers are trained in many areas, including mechanical, thermal, chemical, electrical, metallurgical, computer, and a wide range of safety skills. They typically work in factories, offices, hospitals, warehouses, power generation plants, industrial facilities, and residential and commercial buildings. Stationary engineering is not within the scope of Professional Engineering

Corrosion Engineering is the specialist discipline of applying scientific knowledge, natural laws and physical resources in order to design and implement materials, structures, devices, systems and procedures to manage the natural phenomenon known as corrosion

 

Chemical engineers have great graduate prospects

In the same vein as above, chemical engineering is one of the most employable subjects in the world today. An average  90% graduate employment  rate according to  2016 statistics  means  you will be put in very good stead,  not only for working in the lab,  but  also out in the field, or in scientific management. Opting to study chemical engineering can open up a range of employment avenues. There is no typical first job for a graduate, although careers in the energy, water, food and pharmaceutical sectors are all commonplace. The transferable skills taught at university, such as project management and understanding process flow, also make students highly sought after among employers beyond the world of engineering and it's not uncommon to find chemical engineering graduates in the finance sector. Graduates who stay in the industry usually start their career as a junior/graduate process engineer. Day-to-day duties for graduates include product development, plant design, risk analysis, and using simulation tools. With some experience, you can progress to roles in areas such as project management, risk assessment or consultancy and many become specialists in a particular area, such as safety or environmental regulation.