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The Department of Chemical Engineering is one of 9 academic departments within the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri. Established in 1903, this ABET accredited program is home to about 275 students and 10 faculty.


An Interdisciplinary Approach

Mizzou’s large campus gives engineering faculty and students the opportunity to work with people from a diverse range of disciplines.

Being minutes away from the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs or the Department of Physics, for example, provides endless opportunities for collaborative research.

This interdisciplinary approach is reflected in engineering classrooms, and through undergraduate research and student teams and organizations, students learn the importance of communicating across disciplines, a valuable skill they can take with them as they begin careers.

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What do chemical engineers do?

Chemical Engineering deals with the application of scientific and engineering principles to the production of chemicals. The general purpose is to make products of high quality, safely and profitably. In so doing, chemical engineers use methods which are unfamiliar to chemists but which require a strong background in chemistry. Chemical engineers may become process supervisors in industry, go into technical sales, design factories in part or in whole, do research and development, and often have the opportunity for promotion into management. Traditional employers of chemical engineers include the petroleum, chemical, paper, food and utilities industries.