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Why Study Chemical Engineering

Job opportunities for women and men working as chemical engineers are many and varied with activities divided into the following broad categories:

  • Process design
  • Process operation
  • Management and marketing
  • Research and development
  • Environmental management
  • Contracting or consulting

The traditional areas include:

  • Petroleum and petrochemicals
  • Chemicals and pharmaceuticals
  • Minerals processing
  • Materials processing
  • Energy related industries
  • Food processing
  • Paper, cement, glass, ceramics manufacturing
  • Environmental engineering and pollution control.

New and developing areas:

  • Bioprocessing
  • New materials
  • Microelectronics
  • Pharmaceuticals

For more information, please see Why Not Chemeng.