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BS in Chemical Engineering

Trine University
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Bachelor's degree
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BS in Chemical Engineering

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 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.

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.

Admission requirements

  • Admission into the Allen School of Engineering and Computing and the Rinker Ross School of Health Sciences requires a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. In addition, students must have successfully completed the equivalent of Trine's English Composition I, Calculus I, and Chemistry I with a "C" or higher.
  • Admission into the Franks School of Education requires a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Admission into the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences and the Ketner School of Business require a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the website.

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General Education Requirements

  • English Composition I
  • Technical Communications
  • Effective Speaking
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Calculus III
  • Differential Equations
  • University Physics I
  • University Physics II
  • Humanities Electives
  • Social Sciences Electives
  • Microeconomics or Macroeconomics
  • Chemical Engineering Courses breakdown

Program Requirements

  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Professional Practice
  • Biology for Engineers
  • Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Economics
  • Material Balances
  • Energy Balances
  • Process Measurement Lab and Sustainability
  • Statistics and Computational Methods
  • Chemical Engineering Fluid Dynamics
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I
  • Unit Operations Laboratory I
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II
  • Chemical Engineering Heat Transfer
  • Mass Transfer
  • Stagewise Separations
  • Applied Numerical Methods
  • Unit Operations Laboratory II
  • Chemical Engineering Kinetics
  • Chemical Engineering Dynamics and Control
  • Chemical Engineering Design I
  • Chemical Engineering Design II
  • Chemical Engineering Electives

Additional Requirements

  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II or Honors Advanced General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Organic Chemistry I Lab
  • Chemistry Electives
  • Free Electives

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the website for more information.



To meet this mission, a graduate from the McKetta Department of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering must be:

  • A Technically Competent Problem Solver – Graduates will be technically competent, with the ability to implement creative problem solving toward their professions as well as non-work related endeavors to produce solutions that meet specified constraints.
  • An Effective Communicator with Collaborative Experience and Leadership Ability – Graduates will provide valuable service and leadership within their community, professional organizations and Trine University through their strong communication and productive teamwork skills.
  • Professionally Obligated – Graduates will demonstrate ethical and professional responsibility and the ability to acquire and apply new knowledge.


As specified by the accrediting body, engineering programs assure that their students demonstrate:

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences.
  • An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions.
  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
  • An ability to recognize hazards associated with chemical, biological, and physical processes and be able to evaluate, minimize, and control these hazards.

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Career opportunities

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

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Trine University

Trine University, established in 1884 as a university to educate and nurture future professors and teachers, has evolved over time into an institute of inculcating and imparting  knowledge and learning. Through Trine’s small class size of 17:1, invaluable focus and...

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Why study at Trine University

Trine's philosophy of teaching has always been to put the student first. The small class sizes of 17:1, be it a 100-level or a 400-level course, are intended to provide individual attention to students and allow our experienced professors to understand students and help bring their potential out. The individual, focused attention also allows students to clear their doubts in a one-on-one session or be able to take part in study groups that happen in the evening for students to learn in a holistic, enriching environment. The state-of-the-art facilities at the university, whether in athletics, engineering, business and management or arts and sciences, enable Trine students to gain real-world experience and get a leg up in the field.

Education at Trine is focused at producing graduates whose skills are tailored to industry, allowing students to embark upon successful career paths. Learning to operate different kinds of manufacturing equipment or processes, making your own video game, learning when to disinvest from a company — all these learnings and experiences are delivered in a way to maximize learning and retention.

As an incentive for undergraduate students to join, Trine offers on-campus jobs, scholarships, and financial aid packages of different calibers. With the efforts of both well-connected professors and the Career Center, motivated and high-performing undergraduate students are able to participate in internships and co-ops under the curricular practical training (CPT) program after their first academic year. Trine’s hybrid graduate classes are a unique blend of seated and virtual classes that allow those students to pursue industrial experience while taking classes. CPT allows for undergraduate and graduate students to have US work experience during their degree program.

With an employment rate of more than 99% within six months of graduation over the past seven years, Trine University prepares you for the workforce. Part of the reason for this is that Trine is located in the industrially rich region of the Tri-State area. With so many different companies in the region, this is a melting pot of opportunity, international and domestic, for Trine University students. Trine is also just 40 minutes away from Fort Wayne, the second largest city in Indiana. Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland and Indianapolis are just a three-hour drive away from the university, offering convenient excursions for food, culture, transportation and leisure. Such an environment makes Angola, Indiana, a very calm and peaceful city, devoid of most distractions from studies while still allowing students to kick back and relax over the weekends.

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Trine University

1 University Ave
IN 46703 Angola Indiana
United States of America

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