Welcome to Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah. Our undergraduate program takes pride in providing a curriculum that prepares students for jobs in industry and for post-graduate training in engineering, law, and medicine. The curriculum is unique in that it strives to balance practice, theory, and the development of professional skills. More than 30% of our undergraduates are involved in research in professors' labs. We have a vibrant cooperative education program that includes summer internships and semester-long work experiences in industry, government, and academe.
Our strong departmental scholarship program provides financial aid based on need, transfer status, and academic performance. Graduates from the Department of Chemical Engineering have excellent job placement statistics with outstanding starting salaries. Recent graduates are working for IM Flash Technologies, Micron Technology, Watson Pharmaceuticals, Proctor & Gamble, Halliburton, Rio Tinto, Archer Daniels Midland, Nestlé, L-3 Communications, Celanese, ICU Medical, FLSmidth, and URS Corporation.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions about our program.
Professor and Associate Chair
Our outreach team and several student volunteers organized the experimental design competition for the Science Olympiad yesterday. Congratulations to West, Bountiful, and Davis high schools for taking 1st 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in the high school division. In the junior … Continue reading
Posted April 14th, 2013 by Anthony Butterfield
We are very proud of the performance of our students at this year’s AIChE Regional Meeting. In the Chem E Car Competition their cars took 3rd and 4th place, qualifying the University of Utah to compete at the national competition. … Continue reading
Posted April 7th, 2013 by Anthony Butterfield
Congratulations to our own Michael Newton, for being awarded a National Science Foundation Research Fellowship. Over 13,000 students applied this year, and only 2,000 awards were given. Within the field of engineering, Michael was the only awardee from the University … Continue reading
Posted April 5th, 2013 by Anthony Butterfield
Our Freshmen in CH EN 1705, Chemical Engineering Design & Innovation, have shown a great deal of creativity in their photobioreactor designs. Plus, their PBRs are oddly photogenic. Check out the variety:
Posted March 15th, 2013 by Anthony Butterfield
See this flyer for the Spring Undergraduate Seminar Schedule
Posted January 23rd, 2013 by Travis Healey
Summary of Important Undergraduate Links
Program policies, undergraduate handbook, academic plans, course information, Fundamentals of Engineering exam information.
Student orientation, faculty advisors.
Laboratory and computer facilities, projects laboratory.
Application information, scholarship information.
What is Chemical Engineering, why choose the U of U, how to apply.
Seminar news and schedule.