Students in the chemical engineering lab

BS in Chemical Engineering

ABETThe 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. The program supports minors in Bio-Process Engineering and Environmental Engineering and offers elective courses in Biochemical Engineering, Bio- Separations, Plant Management, Polymer Engineering, Pharmaceutical Processes, Energy Engineering and numerous undergraduate research projects.

Chemical Engineering - Amanda Malefyt, Ph.D., assistant professor

The Experience

Chemical Engineering students working on rocket projectGuided by faculty with engineering work experiences from industry leading companies such as Pfizer, Shell Oil, and Koch industries with doctorates from Yale, Rice, Michigan State and Wayne State Universities, chemical engineering students benefit from a truly exceptional experience. The department faculty ensure students obtain the skills and preparation needed to be successful in their future professional and academic careers.

From the start of their time at Trine, Chemical Engineering students are immersed in the close-knit atmosphere of the program. Students are exposed to numerous plant trips, professional and academic speakers, and are paired with an industrial mentor. In addition, all seniors are given the opportunity to attend the AIChE National Conference. 100% of 2015 and 2016 graduates* have industry-related work experience through professional internships or co-ops prior to graduation.
*domestic students

The Results

  • 100% Job Placement in Chemical Engineering Fields
  • AIChE National Student Design Contest Winner 2006, 2009, 2013, 2015
  • AIChE National Student Design Honorable Mention 2007, 2012, 2014
  • AIChE National Design Safety Award 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • AIChE Jeopardy 2014 Regional Champions

Students in the program have won 14 national awards. Recent graduates have succeeded in both large, Fortune 500 companies such as DuPont, Marathon, and Pfizer as well as small regional companies. In the last five years, we have placed graduates in schools such as Yale, Notre Dame, University of Michigan, and the Indiana University Medical School.


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

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.