Agent of Change

Your Speed School degree opens doors in emerging and developed industries powered by chemical engineering – from biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, to spirits, to green energy.

Chemical Engineering

Degrees Available: Undergraduate, Graduate, Doctorate

By applying knowledge of chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, and economics, chemical engineers transform raw materials into useful products.

The impact of chemical engineering can easily be taken for granted. Imagine life without gasoline, plastic, paint, soap, toothpaste, food packaging, and pharmaceuticals. Advances like these, not to mention the promise of renewable energy, are what drive Speed School students to reshape our world.

What You’ll Study

  • Manufacturing
  • Renewable Energy
  • Medical Engineering
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food Processing

Areas of Research for Advanced Degrees

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Biomimetic membranes and structures
  • Chemical microsystems
  • Polymeric molecules
  • Renewable energy and materials
  • Water treatment and conservation
  • More…

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Explore our Degree Offerings

Regardless of the stage in your engineering journey, Speed School gives you options to reach your goal. Our undergraduate degree earns you a Bachelors of Science in 4 years, with an option to acquire a masters degree in only one additional year. Our graduate options will give you a professional advantage or take you into more advanced research. Find your trajectory, as an undergraduate, graduate student, or professional.

Check your Undergraduate Flight Plan

The Flight Plan is a structured, measurable guide for your academic success and growth. Our award-winning academic counselors will work with you to find your optimal path to graduation.

Research Opportunities

Speed School also offers research fellowships to support doctoral students. Interested in specific research with faculty? Check out their research interests.