Chemical Engineering is all about changing raw materials into useful products you use everyday in a safe and cost effective way. For example petrol, plastics and synthetic fibres such as polyester and nylon, all come from oil.
Chemical Engineers understand how to alter the chemical, biochemical or physical state of a substance, to create everything from face creams to fuels.
Our modern society relies on the work of Chemical Engineers - they help manage resources, protect the environment and control health and safety procedures, while developing the processes that make the products we desire or depend on.
Where do Chemical Engineers find employment?:
1.Traditional chemical industries
4.Pulp and paper industry
8.Computer control of chemical processes
9.Plastics, rubber and coatings industries
11.Environmental fields (prevention and cleanup of pollution, water purification, waste management, etc.)
12.Research, teaching, sales, marketing, engineering management.
The demand for chemical engineers tends to be quite stable. Given the key role chemical engineers play in the energy industry, the food industry and in environmental fields, for instance, the DIMES Chemical Engineers can expect the need for their expertise to continue for many years to come