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Chemical Engineering

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Why should I study chemical engineering at UW?

  • Careers in the energy, food, water, manufacturing, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries are typical. Biochemical Engineering examines vaccines, stem cells, artificial organs and biofuels. Professionals work on creating and refining polymers in manufacturing and medicine.

  • The average annual salary for chemical engineers was $94,350 in 2012.

  • Companies like Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and DuPont employ chemical engineers.

  • Our faculty are award-winning, world-class researchers and teachers with a variety of research foci.

  • The department occupies a major share of the modern 130,000 square-foot engineering addition, including six undergraduate laboratories and 20 research laboratories as well as machine, wood and instrument shops.

  • Chemical engineering turns raw materials, such as crude oil, biological materials, metals, and waste materials into usable products, including gasoline, foods and medications.

  • Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and math to solve problems that involve the production or use of chemicals, fuel, drugs, food and many other products.

  • Gain skills to design processes and equipment for large-scale safe and sustainable manufacturing, plan and test methods of manufacturing products and treating byproducts, and supervise production.

  • Student members of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honorary, provide free tutoring services on a wide variety of engineering topics to all engineering students.

  • The College of Engineering and Applied Science’s $2,500,000 H.T. Person endowment is dedicated to excellence in undergraduate instruction.

  • At an elevation of 7200 feet, UW is the highest engineering college in the U.S. It is surrounded by excellent outdoor recreation opportunities including hiking, skiing, fishing, climbing, biking and kayaking.

  • The UW College of Engineering has many distinguished alumni including W. Edwards Deming, the father of Total Quality Management, and Tom Osborne, the father of the hand-held calculator.

Contact Us

Chemical Engineering

EN 4055

Dept. 3295

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)766-2500


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