What will I learn?

Chemical engineering deals with the physical, chemical and biological transformations of matter that are the basis for making useful products. With its emphasis on problem-solving skills, quantitative analysis and teamwork, a chemical engineering education provides an excellent foundation for future careers in medicine, law, business, consulting and management. Graduates of our program are hired by a broad array of employers, including companies in the energy, biotechnology, semiconductor, management, consulting, and pharmaceutical industries, in addition to a variety of small start-up companies and the traditional chemical process industry.

U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks UD’s chemical engineering program among the top ten in the nation. We cultivate graduates who actively seek to provide technical, educational, public sector, and business leadership in a rapidly changing, increasingly technological, global society and who recognize their professional responsibility toward the betterment of our community. Our faculty maintain an environment that enables students to identify and pursue their personal and professional goals within an innovative educational program that is rigorous and challenging as well as flexible and supportive.


  • Biochemical and biomedical engineering
  • New energy technology
  • Catalysis and reactions
  • Colloids and interfaces
  • Environmental chemical engineering
  • Systems biology
  • Materials, polymers, and composites
  • Thermodynamics; and transport and separations


  • Chemical Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Research Associate
  • Simulation Engineer
  • Software Developer

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 126 credits)

Tuition fees
US$34,160.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

10 February 2020


College of Engineering

102 Du Pont Hall,



19716, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants to the University must be graduates of accredited secondary schools or have equivalent credentials.

For international students

Applicants to the University must be graduates of accredited secondary schools or have equivalent credentials. The University of Delaware requires an overall band score of a 6.5 or higher on the IELTS and a 90 on the TOEFL iBT.

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About this uni

The University of Delaware seeks to recruit the next wave of student pioneers who are eager to make a positive impact on the world.

  • Main campus is located in Newark, Delaware
  • Seven academic colleges with many diverse programs
  • Nationally recognized for its high graduation rate
  • One of the most respected ESL programs in the U.S.