Students in the chemical engineering lab

BS in Chemical Engineering

ABETHelp produce essential items with a chemical engineering degree

Chemical engineers are involved in every aspect of our lives, from the food we eat to the medicine we take to stay alive and the gas we put into our vehicles. As part of the Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering program at Trine University, you will follow in the footsteps of some of the nation’s top chemical engineers.

The degree: Practical experience with opportunities to specialize

The Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering is designed to deliver a practical, hands-on, rigorous learning experience that has consistently yielded national award-winning, sought-after graduates.

Trine University's chemical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The experience: Distinguished faculty prepare you for success

Guided by faculty with engineering work experiences from industry-leading companies such as BP Biofuels, Pfizer, Shell Oil and Koch Industries with doctorates from Yale, Rice, Michigan State and Northwestern universities, you will benefit from a truly exceptional experience. Faculty ensure you will obtain the skills and preparation needed to be successful in your future professional and academic career.

From the start of your time at Trine, you will be immersed in the close-knit atmosphere of the program. You will be invited on plant trips, exposed to professional and academic speakers, paired with an industrial mentor and given the opportunity to compete in national competitions or perform undergraduate research. All seniors are given the opportunity to attend the AIChE National Conference at a reduced cost.

Ninety-six percent of domestic graduates over the past five years have industry-related work experience through professional internships or co-ops prior to graduation.

Chemical Engineering students working on rocket projectThe result: National recognition and successful careers

The Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering program at Trine University boasts 100 percent job placement for students within six months of graduation for the classes of 2018 and 2019. Trine chemical engineering students and graduates have received the following recognition:

  • AIChE National Student Design Contest Winner 2006, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
  • AIChE National Student Design Honorable Mention 2007, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019
  • AIChE National Design Safety Award 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 (x3), 2017 (x2), 2018, 2019
  • AIChE Jeopardy Regional Champions 2014, 2016

Recent graduates have succeeded in large, Fortune 500 companies such as Abbott Laboratories, American Axle, Cummins, Dow, DuPont, Eli Lilly, ExxonMobil, FM Global, General Motors, Jacobs Engineering, Marathon, Owens-Illinois Parker Hannifin, Pfizer, Steel Dynamics, Zimmer Biomet and Zoetis as well as small regional companies. Recently, Trine University has placed graduates in schools such as Yale, Notre Dame, University of Michigan, Ohio University, North Carolina State, the University of Florida and Indiana University Medical School.


Additional Information

Internship opportunities for students in the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering program:

  • Copeland Corp.
  • Parker-HannifinPfizer Inc.
  • Univertical
  • Louis Dreyfus
  • Bayer
  • Foamex
  • Alloway Environmental Testing
  • Kern-Liebers
  • Bell's Brewery
  • Steel Dynamics
  • Royal Adhesives
  • Tenneco
  • NSF sponsored  Research for Undergraduates program (REU):  University of Minnesota, Colorado State are two recent choices
  • Cooper Tire and Rubber
  • Solae
  • Abbott Labs
  • BF Goodrich
  • Clorox
  • ConAgra
  • Corning
  • Dow Chemical
  • DuPont
  • Eastman Chemical
  • General Electric
  • Sigma-Aldrich

Job opportunities and salaries cannot be beaten! As a graduate of our chemical engineering program, your career possibilities are endless. Following are organizations that have employed our graduates:

  • 3M Corporation
  • Abbott Labs
  • Bayer
  • BF Goodrich
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • BP Amoco
  • Chevron Texaco
  • Clorox
  • ConAgra
  • Corning
  • Dow Chemical
  • DuPont
  • Eastman Chemical
  • Eli Lilly & Company
  • EPA
  • ExxonMobil
  • General Electric
  • General Mills
  • Goodyear
  • ICI Paints
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Nabisco
  • Pepsi Co.
  • Pfizer
  • PPG Industries
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Sigma-Aldrich
Information about tuition can be found at Cost and Investment.