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Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering is the analysis or design of chemical processes to effectively convert materials into more useful materials or into energy. It is a broad reaching field impacting everything we touch, feel, breath, eat, and do. Just a few examples include clothing (fabric and dyes), paint, paper, plastics, soaps, cosmetics, food products, medications, and semiconductors.

Learn from the ChemE Department: What is Chemical Engineering?

Chemical engineering combines mathematics with the three basic physical sciences: chemistry, physics, and biology, which can be used to describe nearly all physical phenomena. Because of this versatility, chemical engineers make valuable contributions in a very broad spectrum of fields, from food processing to semiconductor fabrication and from oil refining to artificial-organ development.

BYU ChemE: Ranked as One of the BEST Departments in the Country

Our graduates successfully pursue a variety of paths, including full and part-time work, graduate school, and professional degrees in law, business or medicine. The innovative problem-solving skills you learn here will also help as you serve in your professions, families and communities.

BYU offers Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD programs in Chemical Engineering. Click on the links in the degrees table under the programs tab below to learn more about each program, connect with advisors, and browse relevant courses.

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Chemical Engineering Clubs

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

January 19, 2022 04:41 PM
The objectives of this chapter shall be (1) to promote the professional development of its members by its programs and by its relations with other students chapters and with the parent body, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers; (2) to contribute to the development of chemical engineering at Brigham Young University; and (3) to uphold the standards of Brigham Young University.

Relevant Programs: Chemical Engineering

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BYU American Nuclear Society

April 10, 2022 10:27 PM
ANS provides its members with opportunities for professional development. It also serves the nuclear community by creating a forum for sharing information and advancements in technology, and by engaging the public and policymakers through communication outreach.

Relevant Programs: Chemical Engineering

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2ft Prosthetics

April 10, 2022 11:05 PM
2ft Prosthetics seeks to restore dignity, foster self-reliance and confidence, and improve the quality of life for amputees who do not have access to quality prosthetic legs.

Relevant Programs: Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

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