Chemical and Paper Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Engineering | School of Engineering and Applied Science
What is Chemical and Paper Engineering?
Chemical and paper engineering majors learn to apply the concepts of chemistry, biochemistry and biological science, and mathematics to issues related with the design, development, safety, and operation and control of systems and processes involving chemical or biological reactions, and the transfer of mass, momentum, and energy from one location to another. Chemical engineers make important contributions to the following industries: biomedical, environmental, energy and fuels, fertilizer, food processing, paper, pharmaceuticals, polymers, semiconductors, and synthetic fibers.
What are the features of Miami's program?
All courses are taught by full-time, student-oriented faculty, who also have research interests in nanotechnology, biotechnology, environmental science, and paper engineering.
The co-op and internship programs provide valuable experience that makes you more marketable to prospective employers. Additionally, many students collaborate with faculty members to conduct research, for which financial assistance is available.
The department's unit operations, heat transfer, process control, and paper engineering labs provide excellent opportunities for instruction. Outstanding research lab facilities in biochemical, corrosion, environmental, electrochemical, paper science, and photovoltaics are also available. In addition, modern computer facilities offering a wide range of software applications and on-site technical assistance are accessible nearly 24 hours/day during the school year.
Are there special admission requirements?
There are no additional admission requirements for this program.
What courses would I take?
The curriculum for the first two years emphasizes studies in chemistry, mathematics, natural sciences, Global Miami Plan Foundation courses, and engineering sciences. During the following years, you would select an area of concentration, biochemical engineering, environmental engineering or paper science and engineering. Later increasing emphasis is placed on chemical engineering courses and the capstone design experience.
What can I do with this major?
Among the highest-paid engineers, chemical engineers are employed in such industries as biotechnology and biomedicine, electronics, food processing, environmental protection, paper, petroleum refining, and synthetic fibers.
Graduates have the opportunity to work in a diverse spectrum of professional fields. These vary from research to design, from development to manufacturing, and from technical sales to production. You could have the opportunity to work in manufacturing-related areas as well as in non-technical sectors of the economy such as business, law, and management. You will also be prepared to continue your education at the graduate level.