Undergraduate Program

Program Overview


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.

Geoff Silcox
Professor and Associate Chair

Summary of Important Undergraduate Links

Academic Program

Program policies, undergraduate handbook, academic plans, course information, Fundamentals of Engineering exam information.

Advising & Inquiries:

Student orientation, faculty advisors.


Laboratory and computer facilities, projects laboratory.


Application information, scholarship information.

Prospective Students

What is Chemical Engineering, why choose the U of U, how to apply.


Seminar news and schedule.

Contact Us

50 S. Central Campus Dr.
Room 3290 MEB
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9203

Phone: (801) 581-6915
Fax: (801) 585-9291