Chemical engineers are involved in almost every industrial process in our society. They design, develop, build, operate, improve and discover industrial processes that involve change in chemical composition, physical nature or energy content of materials. Chemical engineers are also heavily involved in environmental issues.
Chemical engineering has a major impact on daily life, from the production of the cereal we eat in the morning to the toothpaste we use at night, as well as helping supply the fuel for our cars and furnaces and the electricity we use for lighting,
Graduates of Western Michigan University's chemical engineering program also have the added benefit of the University's program being accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET Inc. in Maryland.
As a chemical engineering student at WMU, you will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on projects with local industry, qualify for our departmental scholarships, and become a member of the Sunseeker solar racing team. WMU's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences also has more than 25 student organizations open to you, including the Chemical Engineering Club and Society of Women Engineers.
Recent WMU graduates with degrees in chemical engineering are working as:
- Chemical engineers
- Production managers
Among the companies they work for are:
- Kellogg Company
- United States Gypsum
- Dupont Performance Coatings
- CRB Consulting Engineering Inc.
- Perrigo Company
- Graphics Packaging