Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering

Dan F. Smith Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Degree: Master of Engineering, Master of Engineering Science
Major: Chemical Engineering
Hours: 30

Master of Engineering, Master of Engineering Science: Chemical Engineering

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Degree Description

The Lamar University Master of Engineering Degree in Chemical Engineering will deepen your knowledge about various aspects of chemical engineering beyond what you learned as an undergraduate. You will have the opportunity to conduct research and contribute something new to the field by doing experiments and taking part in research publications.

If you are a practicing engineer, the Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering is designed to suit your needs with a non-thesis, 30-hour program. The Master of Engineering Science in Chemical Engineering at Lamar University is a thesis-option program that prepares you to develop independent solutions in your discipline. You'll select a thesis committee and a director to guide you as you prepare to defend and present your research.

Why Study Chemical Engineering at Lamar?

The College of Engineering at Lamar University is world-renowned for its excellence in producing outstanding graduates. With dedicated faculty and staff, you will graduate prepared to enter the workforce upon graduation.

Lamar University is conveniently located near industry in the area, so you will easily find a job after graduation. Your career opportunities are nearly limitless with this degree, as chemical engineering encompasses multiple fields in several industries.

Career Paths

Some chemical engineers, known as process engineers, specialize in a particular process, such as oxidation or polymerization. Others specialize in a particular field, such as nanomaterials or biological engineering. Still others specialize in developing specific products. In addition, chemical engineers work in the production of fuel, chemicals, energy, semiconductor, food, clothing and paper. They must understand how the manufacturing process affects the environment and the safety of workers and consumers. Chemical engineers also conduct research in the life sciences, biotechnology and business services.

Primary Careers

Chemical engineer, consultant, post-secondary educator

Career Areas

  • Petrochemicals
  • Fuels and energy
  • Process design
  • Safety and health
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Semiconductor

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Refineries
  • Chemical plants
  • Paper/textile companies
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Government
  • Research labs

Meet the Faculty

Tracy Benson, Ph.D.Tracy Benson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor